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Thursday, April 29, 2004
Secret Transcripts of the 9/11 Commission
I have located secret transcripts from the 9/11 Commission Hearing this morning. Selections are below.
KERREY: Mr. President, there's some question as to the frequency and quality of contact between yourself and George Tenet in the weeks leading up to 9/11--
COUNSEL GONZALES: What are you asking?
KERREY: I'm asking the President about his recollections from that time.
CHENEY: The President received daily briefings from George Tenet.
KERREY: What about the month vacation you took in August, sir?
CHENEY: According to our records, we met Tenet twice.
KERREY: You were there in Crawford?
CHENEY: I meant he. He met Tenet.
KERREY: Mr. President, we've heard testimony from Richard Clarke and George Tenet that they were "running around with their hair on fire." All I'm trying to do is understand whether you were similarly alarmed.