- Making News: Bush Campaign Lawyer Quits over Swift Boat Veterans' Work
The Bush campaign-s top outside lawyer resigned today after acknowledging that he was providing legal advice to Swift Boat Veterans for Truth, the supposedly -independent- group that-s attacking John Kerry-s record in Vietnam. Derek Willis, who tracks campaign issues for the Center for Public Integrity in Washington, says that while Benjamin Ginsberg's involvement with the group is a "public relations black-eye," it is not illegal.
- Reporter's Notebook: Army Investigation Blames Intelligence Unit for Iraqi Prison Abuse
Yesterday, Donald Rumsfeld-s blue-ribbon panel reported that his leadership played a key role in shaping conditions that led to prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib and elsewhere. Today, the Army released a report based on the investigations of Major General George Fay. With seven low-ranking soldiers formally charged so far, Peter Grier of the Christian Science Monitor has more on far up the chain of command the report goes in assigning responsibility.
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