POLITICAL JIU JITSU GONE BAD….I was over at my mother’s house rescuing her computer this afternoon, and it sounds like I missed some fun. Apparently Republican leaders Bill Frist and Dennis Hastert, in an unusually amateurish (even for them) attempt at revenge for the Valerie Plame leak investigation, decided to demand an investigation into the leak of information about CIA “black sites” to the Washington Post last week. Former Republican leader Trent Lott decided to help the investigation along:
Lott told reporters the information in the Post story was the same as that given to Republican senators in a closed-door briefing by Vice President Dick Cheney last week.
“Every word that was said in there went right to the newspaper,” he said. “We can’t keep our mouths shut.”
….He said the investigation Frist and Hastert want may result in an ethics probe of a Senate member.
So, um, Cheney told a bunch of Republican senators about the CIA’s black sites? How did they respond to that? And who was in that meeting, anyway? Was Frist there?
Don’t leave us hanging, Trent. If you’re going to tell us part of the story, tell us the whole thing.