MORE KILLIAN MEMOS….This is weird. I haven’t seen this reported anywhere else, but an emailer just pointed out that USA Today’s story last Thursday about the Killian memos says that they also obtained copies of the memos. What’s more, even though their story doesn’t mention it, the PDF on their site contains two new memos. One is dated February 2, 1972, and asks for an update on Bush’s flight certification, and the other is dated June 24, 1973, and asks for advice on how to handle Bush’s year-end evaluation since Bush hadn’t been training in Houston since April 1972.
The authors of the USA Today piece are Dave Moniz and Jim Drinkard, who have been following the National Guard story for years and have pretty good sources. I spoke to Moniz a few minutes ago and he confirmed that he obtained the documents from his own sources after CBS initially aired them. (Although note that his source may be the same as CBS’s. There’s no way to know at this point.)
For the moment, I have no comment on this. I really don’t know what it all means.