Dick Cheney shows an obsession with secrecy that would make Richard Nixon blush.
A lawyer for Vice President Dick Cheney told the Secret Service in September to eliminate data on who visited Cheney at his official residence, a newly disclosed letter states.
The Sept. 13, 2006, letter from Cheney's lawyer says logs for Cheney's residence on the grounds of the Naval Observatory are subject to the Presidential Records Act.
Such a designation prevents the public from learning who visited the vice president.
The Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington are suing to make the visitors' log public.
The problem is the Secret Service is ordered to maintain no record of Cheney's visitors, once they hand over the logs to the Vice-President's office. Suffice it to say, CREW isn't counting on Cheney to make those logs public. That is why we now have the lawsuit.