White House: Transcripts Would Create “Perjury Trap” | Talking Points Memo

The White House is only willing to permit aides to be interviewed in private, with no oath and no transcript. To which Congress says, OK, except for the lack of a transcript. As Sen. Arlen Specter (R-PA) argued on the Senate floor earlier this month, they need a transcript in order to hold aides to account for lying. It’s a crime to lie to investigators, but without a transcript, it becomes much more difficult to prosecute that crime.

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