Friday, March 10, 2006

"The Committee Is...Under The Control Of The White House"

''The committee is, to put it bluntly, is basically under the control of the White House," said Senator John D. Rockefeller IV, a West Virginia Democrat and the intelligence committee's vice chairman. ''You can't legislate properly unless you know what's going on."

Rockefeller said the Republicans' bill leaves Congress to ''legislate in darkness and ignorance."

These words were spoken by Sen. Rockefeller after Senate Republicans rejected a full inquiry of the domestic spying program that was secretly authorized by President Bush.