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National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States: Testimony (George W. Bush and Dick Cheney)

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On Thursday, April 29, 2004, at the White House, President George W. Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney will provide a private, non-sworn, non-recorded interview regarding events prior to and after September 11, 2001 with the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks Upon the United States (also known as the 9-11 Commission).

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Pre-Interview

April 27, 2004

April 28, 2004

April 29, 2004

  • "The President's Testimony," New York Times Op-Ed, April 29, 2004: "Mr. Bush's reluctant and restrictive cooperation with the panel is consistent with the administration's pattern of stonewalling reasonable requests for documents and testimony and then giving up only the minimum necessary ground when the dispute becomes public. Today's testimony will be in private in the White House, away from reporters or television cameras. The session will not be recorded, and there will be no formal transcript. The president's aides have defended this excessive degree of secrecy with the usual arguments about protecting highly classified information and not wanting to establish dangerous precedents."
  • Paul Waldman, "'A good chance for both of us to answer questions'. Behind the scenes at Bush and Cheney's appearance before the 9/11 commission," The Gadflyer, April 29, 2004. Just for the fun of it!



Post-Interview