” On July 8, a briefing team from the military’s Joint Staff provided a report to senators on Liberia. With the Senate preparing to recess for the summer and some senators, including him, readying for a visit to several African nations later this month, Senator Warner requested a follow-up briefing.
But Senator Warner said the briefing was abruptly canceled today.
The committee’s ranking Democrat, Senator Carl Levin of Michigan, agreed, saying in a statement: “I was really disappointed and surprised at the abrupt and unexplained cancellation of the briefing. The checks and balance in the Constitution must have been designed with this administration in mind.”
> From NYTimes: “G.O.P. Senator criticizes Bush on Liberia case”