Gitmo Lawyers Probe Cheney Link to Leak

VP's office accused of tampering with high-profile trial
By Kevin Spak,  Newser Staff
Posted Mar 4, 2008 11:50 AM CST
This 2002 photo provided by the Khadr family shows Omar Khadr, a Canadian citizen who is in custody at Guantanamo. Human rights groups have long called on Canada to pressure the United States to release...   (Associated Press)
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(Newser) – Lawyers for a Canadian held at Guantanamo Bay since 2002 are investigating allegations that Dick Cheney's office defied a court order and leaked a damning video about their client to "60 Minutes," the National Post reports. The footage, which appears to show Omar Khadr building a roadside bomb, aired in November. "It's not true," a Cheney spokeswoman said.

Khadr’s military lawyer says in a court filing that he met last week with Col. Morris Davis, the former top military prosecutor, who resigned in October over complaints of political interference in his work. Davis said he believed the VP’s office leaked the tape, and in return, "60 Minutes" shelved a story about Davis. A "60 Minutes" spokeswoman denied any deal with Cheney’s office. (Read more Dick Cheney stories.)