Mr. Conservative Republican himself,
The C.I.A. was said to have withheld information about a secret counterterrorism program from Congress for eight years on orders from the former vice president.
Just on the face of it, a Vice-President, (now there’s a pun,) with zero Constitutional authority, telling a quasi Constitutional agency to not only violate the Constitution, but lie to the Congress about it, and
Members of Congress have differed on the significance of the program, whose details remained secret and which even some Democrats have said was properly classified. Most of those interviewed, however, have said that it was an important activity that should have been disclosed to the intelligence committees.
Should have, could have, would have.