Clinton: Cheney Not a 'Particularly Reliable Source'

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Apr 22, 2009 4:00 PM CDT
Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton testifies on Capitol Hill.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – No love lost between Hillary Clinton and Dick Cheney. Asked today on Capitol Hill about Cheney’s request to declassify information related to the interrogation memos, Clinton responded, “It won’t surprise you that I don’t consider him a particularly reliable source,” the Los Angeles Times reports. Pressed by Rep. Dana Rohrabacher on whether she would advise President Obama to release more documents, she said, “I’m not going to share that with you.”

The Secretary of State sparred with other Republicans during her testimony before the House Foreign Affairs Committee. Rep. Bob Inglis criticized her for not speaking out against forced abortions during her China trip. When Clinton said she has long opposed the policy, Inglis said, “Why didn’t you say it as secretary of state?” Clinton answered, “I just did.”