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All Seven Republicans on Senate Intel Committee Protest Freeman Appointment

4:22 PM, Mar 9, 2009 • By MICHAEL GOLDFARB
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As noted earlier, Senator Snowe was the one Republican from the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence whose name did not appear on a draft letter to Dennis Blair expressing serious concerns about his appointment of Charles Freeman to head the National Intelligence Council. However, an email from Snowe's office confirms that "Senator Snowe does intend to sign onto the letter."

At what point does some editor at the New York Times or Washington Post become so embarrassed by their paper's silence on this that they feel compelled to actually send a reporter to cover what may be the most controversial appointment to the Obama administration's national security apparatus?