Dems to hold Downing St. Memo hearings

"The ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee has scheduled hearings on the 2002 minutes between senior British and American officials which asserted that intelligence was "being fixed" to support the case for war in Iraq," writes John Byrne. "The hearings, which will be held next Thursday, will bring renewed attention to what is being called the "Downing Street memo," actually official minutes of a secret 2002 meeting. Conyers office has revealed that they will introduce new documents that corroborate the Downing Street Memo at the hearings June 16." (The Raw Story via Shakespeare's Sister)

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