The Daily Show Defense

Abby Zimet

In a bizarre argument worthy of – dare we say it? – their GOP predecessors, Obama administration lawyers are arguing against disclosing details of a Dick Cheney FBI interview about the Valerie Plame CIA leak, saying secrecy is needed in such  investigations to protect officials from political opposition or late-night ridicule. Nation, can you believe it?

Justice Department attorney Jeffrey Smith: "I don't want a future vice president to
say, 'I'm not going to cooperate with you because I don't want to be
fodder for 'The Daily Show.'"

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