A special report from Raw Story claims that Sen. Pat Roberts (R-Kansas), as chairman of the U.S. Senate Intelligence Committee, “quietly ‘fixed’ intelligence, and diverted blame from White House over Iraq.”

Shortly after the 9/11 attacks, President George W. Bush issued an order to the Central Intelligence Agency, Department of Defense, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the State Department, and his cabinet members that severely curtailed intelligence oversight by restricting classified information to just eight members of Congress. [……]

[But this] became a tool by which the Republican chairman of the Senate Intelligence Committee Pat Roberts (R-KS) ensured there was no serious investigation into how the administration fixed the intelligence that took the United States to war in Iraq or the fabricated documents used as evidence to do so.

Coupled with limited access to intelligence documents, RAW STORY has found that Roberts and a handful of other strategically-placed Washington players stymied all questions into pre-war intelligence on Iraq and post-invasion cover-ups, including the outing of a CIA covert agent, by using targeted leaks and artfully deflecting blame from the White House. …

The article is in two parts:

  1. “Senate Intelligence chairman quietly ‘fixed’ intelligence, diverted blame from White House over Iraq”
  2. “Through leaks and smears, Senate chairman protects White House to Blame CIA, Democrats”

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