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DID GONZALEZ HINDER LEAK INQUIRY?
Dems to question whether Attorney General hindered leak inquiry
07/25/2005 @ 12:08 pm
UPDATE: MOVED TO 4:30 P.M.
Senator Frank Lautenberg (D-NJ) along with several other Democratic lawmakers will hold a 4:30 p.m. press conference questioning a 12-hour gap in the investigation of who outed a covert CIA operative, RAW STORY has learned.
After a column by the New York Times' Frank Rich on Sunday, new attention has been paid to a 12-hour gap in the White House's investigation into the outing of CIA agent Valerie Plame Wilson.
The release asks, "WHAT WENT ON BETWEEN 8:00PM AND 8:OOAM?"
They will also unveil what they call a "Web Calendar," noting it has been 742 days since the agent's outing without a single hearing held in Congress.
"The calendar will be on display and will be used by lawmakers to highlight the number of days that have passed since the White House leaked the identity of a CIA agent and the Republican controlled Congress hasn’t held one single hearing on the issue," Lautenberg's office says.
Lautenberg will also display a letter to the GOP Senate and House leaders seeking Congressional hearings, RAW STORY has been told.
RAW STORY is currently seeking the names of other members who will appear with Lautenberg.
The New Jersey Democrat, a more liberal senator in the Democratic caucus, often takes the lead on progressive Democratic issues. At 81, he's able to take more aggressive stances without as much political risk.
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