Former CIA operative: Cheney would never break the law

By David Edwards
Monday, July 13, 2009 8:37 EDT
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Wayne Simmons is a former CIA operative that thinks only two members of Congress should be briefed on intelligence programs. Currently, only eight members of Congress are briefed on the most sensitive intelligence programs.

Former vice president Dick Cheney is believed to have told the CIA to conceal a secret program from all members of Congress. Simmons says that Cheney would never break the law. “If there is a program that the House and Senate need to know about, there are protocols that will allow that to happen. CIA will brief them. They will brief them on exactly what it is they need to know but the [former] vice president would never nor will he ever put himself in a position to do anything illegal,” said Simmons.

In 2008, The New York Times exposed Simmons as being part of the Pentagon’s Military Analyst Program.

This video is from Fox’s Fox & Friends, broadcast July 13, 2009.

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David Edwards
David Edwards
David Edwards has served as an editor at Raw Story since 2006. His work can also be found at Crooks & Liars, and he's also been published at The BRAD BLOG. He came to Raw Story after working as a network manager for the state of North Carolina and as as engineer developing enterprise resource planning software. Follow him on Twitter at @DavidEdwards.
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