The decision to advise the accused Christmas Day attacker of his right to remain silent was made after teleconferences involving at least four government agencies -- and only after Umar Farouk Abdulmutallab had stopped talking to authorities, according to knowledgeable law enforcement officials. Among those involved in the hastily called teleconferences were representatives from the Justice Department and the FBI, along with officials from the State Department and the CIA.
Today, Vice President Biden made an appearance on MSNBC:
It is no wonder the administration can't thwart terror attacks--it can't even get its story straight. But this begs the obvious question: What will the administration's talking points be tomorrow?