Former Homeland Security Secretary Says He Was Pressured to Raise Terror Alerts to Help Bush Win Reelection

Julian —  13. September 2014 — Leave a comment

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Ridge says he was pressured to raise terror alert (NBCNews):

Former Homeland Security Secretary Tom Ridge claims in a new book that he was pressured by other members of President George W. Bush’s Cabinet to raise the nation’s terror alert level just before the 2004 presidential election. Ridge says he objected to raising the security level despite the urgings of former Defense Secretary Donald H. Rumsfeld and then-Attorney General John Ashcroft, according to a publicity release from Ridge’s publisher. He said the episode convinced him to follow through with his plans to leave the administration; he resigned on Nov. 30, 2004. (…)

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