Cheney Refuses to Give GAO Energy Plan Documents

Citing Presidential privilege, VP Cheney he will not give congressional investigators internal documents.

Published: 28-Jan-2002

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite the threat of an unprecedented lawsuit, U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney said on Sunday he would not give congressional investigators internal documents related to development of the administration's energy plan, including additional information on Enron Corp. .

The General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, has been seeking more information about contacts between industry and the Bush administration's energy task force, headed by Cheney.

On the "Fox News Sunday" program, Cheney said the long-standing debate with the GAO was being revived by Democrats hoping to capitalize on the collapse of energy giant Enron.

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