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Nadler Renews Call for Expanded Investigation

Washington, DC, October 27, 2005
In the wake of the special grand jury’s handing up of an indictment in the CIA leak investigation, Congressman Jerrold Nadler renewed his call for Special Counsel Patrick Fitzgerald to expand his investigation into whether the Bush administration engaged in a deliberate campaign to deceive Congress into authorizing war in Iraq.  Nadler released the following statement:

“Today’s events only confirm that we need to know answers to the larger question: did this Administration deliberately lie to Congress in order to obtain its authorization to go to war?

“The mounting evidence already uncovered by Mr. Fitzgerald – including the formation of the White House Iraq Group, grants of special press access in exchange for Pentagon censorship, and, of course, White House officials’ false statements under oath – raises grave questions about the conduct of the President and his staff surrounding the case for war in Iraq.  Two thousand Americans are dead.  We need to get the facts out in the open.”

Congressman Nadler wrote to Acting Deputy Attorney General Robert McCallum on October 20, calling for an expansion of Fitzgerald’s investigation.

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