Yet even amid the stress of that time, Comey didnt hesitate to force the issue of STELLAR WIND, standing up to the vice president. During one White House meeting, Comey said he couldnt find a legal basis for the program.
Others see it differently, a scowling Cheney replied.
The analysis is flawedin fact, fatally flawed. No lawyer reading that could reasonably rely on it, Comey said, his hand sweeping across the table dismissively.
Cheneys counsel, the famously aggressive David Addington, standing in the back of the room, spoke up: Well, Im a lawyer, he snapped, and I did.