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September 11 / Commission Hearings / Rice Testimony / Roemer Interview #752610

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Apr 08, 2004
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(Studio: Aaron Brown) Taped interview held with 9/11 commission member Tim Roemer about the testimony from National Security Advisor Condoleezza Rice† at today's public hearings. [From Washington, ROEMER - says only in America could the top adviser have an accountability hearing that could lead to reforms to make the country safer; comments on the "disconnect" between what the FBI knew & did not know about terrorism; comments on the witness testimony from former counterterrorism official Richard Clarke & others who said the terrorism issue was on the back burner; comments on access to the August 6 memo about Al Qaeda leader Osama bin Laden†† wanting to attack the US.]

(Studio: Aaron Brown) Report introduced.

(Capitol Hill: Joe Johns) The political reaction to Rice's defense of the administration's handling of terrorism featured. [Senator Mitch McCONNELL - criticizes the commission for becoming a political casualty of the election.] [Senators Kay Bailey HUTCHISON, Judd GREGG, Charles SCHUMER, Joseph LIEBERMAN - offer views on Rice & Clarke.]

Brown, Aaron;
Johns, Joe

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