Democratic Committee requests deposition from Secretary of State over Niger forgeries and Iraq
The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform today formally requested Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice to testify before the committee on Apr. 18 regarding the Bush administration's claims that Iraq had sought uranium from Niger, White House treatment of classified information, the appointment of Ambassador Richard Jones as "special coordinator" for Iraq, and other subjects.
Claims that Iraq were seeking uranium from Niger were based on documents that were later proved to be forgeries and caused ire among Democrats and others who felt the administration had provided false information to Congress about Iraq in the lead-up to war.
The following letter, sent to the Secretary of State Friday, was acquired by RAW STORY.