Above the Law

ABOVE THE LAW….A few months ago I briefly mentioned Dick Cheney’s refusal to comply with the federal requirements on document classification and declassification activity that every other executive office has to comply with. Cheney’s office said the matter had been “thoroughly reviewed,” and I figured that meant that “David Addington has written a memo saying Cheney doesn’t have to do anything he doesn’t want to.”

Wrong! Apparently they didn’t even bother doing that much — at least not publicly. ThinkProgress has an update:

To resolve the matter, the ISOO wrote Cheney’s chief of staff David Addington on two separate occasions in summer 2006, disputing the claims made by Cheney’s office and requesting that the Justice Department’s Office of Legal Counsel settle the matter. Cheney’s office ignored both letters.

There’s more at the link.