I didn't NOT get the documents

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It may have been 135 years between indictments of a sitting White House official but at this rate it may be significantly less time for the next one to be handed down.

With a little help from the Italian press, it's been revealed that Bush's National Security Advisor Stephen Hadley secretly met with the very Italian agent who, according to Judd Legum, "had been relentlessly pushing forged documents about Iraq’s nuclear ambitions for months."

Hadley's response to questioning?

"I told you, I have very little recollection of the meeting. And it was in the order of a courtesy call, getting to know a person who was going to be a colleague going forward. And you can tell that from the relative briefness of the meeting."
Notice, there's no "I did not receive the forged documents." Only: it was brief and so long ago. And you have no idea how many forgeries I receive in this job... (ThinkProgress)

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