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September 11 / Commission Hearings / Clarke & Bush #751251

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Mar 25, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(White House: John King) President Bush's response to charges from former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke† that his administration missed warnings & could have thwarted the September 11 attacks featured. [BUSH - says he would have used all power to protect the American people.] [Secretary of State Colin POWELL - says Bush had an interest in terrorism.] [Senator Tom DASCHLE - says the tone has been changed for the worse.] [On "Larry King Live," CLARKE - says National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice† could have shaken out information about terrorism in 2001.] Pew Center Poll findings on the political urgency for the White House about Clarke's allegations cited. Clarke's memo to Rice on September 15, 2001, quoted. White House refusal to allow Rice to publicly meet with the 9/11 commission noted. The White House response to the flap over Bush's jokes last night about weapons of mass destruction discussed.

Brown, Aaron;
King, John

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