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Comey also dramatically opposed the Bush administration's attempts — led by Vice President Dick Cheney and Cheney's counsel David Addington — to ... Bush's chief of staff Andrew Card and White House counsel Alberto Gonzales tried to get a weakened Ashcroft to overrule Comey's stand against the ...

... attorney general and lying hospitalized, not to sign the re-authorization of the Bush-Cheney domestic surveillance program secretly launched after the 9/11 terrorist attacks. This was Comey's finest hour, and it required him to stand up to the vice-president and his warped legal adviser, David Addington.
Mr Comey's dismissal led to the appointment of Special Counsel Robert Mueller to investigate allegations that Russia meddled in the 2016 presidential .... political and diplomatic advisers, including Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Mr David Addington, a top adviser to Vice-President Dick Cheney.
Libby worked for then-Vice President Dick Cheney, and was accused of revealing the identity of CIA operative Valerie Plame Wilson to journalists, a felony. “The special counsel investigation into who leaked the name actually never charged anybody,” Swenson says. “But during that investigation, that was ...
Those officials included the White House counsel to President George W. Bush, Alberto Gonzales; his successor, Harriet Miers; Vice President Dick Cheney's chief of staff David Addington; Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte, CIA Director Porter Goss and CIA acting general counsel John ...
“The analysis is flawed—in fact, fatally flawed. No lawyer reading that could reasonably rely on it,” Comey said, his hand sweeping across the table dismissively. Cheney's counsel, the famously aggressive David Addington, standing in the back of the room, spoke up: “Well, I'm a lawyer,” he snapped, “and I ...


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