Fight Or Flight..?
Will the vice president even be in town to testify.
Cheney's To-Do Lists, Then and Now
Returning to the White House after the Memorial Day weekend in 1975, the young aide Dick Cheney found himself handling a First Amendment showdown. The New York Times had published an article by Seymour M. Hersh about an espionage program, and the White House chief of staff, Donald H. Rumsfeld, was demanding action.
Out came the yellow legal pad, and in his distinctively neat, deliberate hand, Mr. Cheney laid out the "problem," "goals" while addressing it, and "options." These last included "Start FBI investigation - with or w/o public announcement. As targets include NYT, Sy Hersh, potential gov't sources." <more>