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Neil Katyal, the Georgetown law professor who served as a national security advisor in Bill Clinton’s Justice Department, tells Time that “executive branch rules require sensitive classified information to be discussed in specialized facilities that are designed to guard against the possibility that officials are being targeted for surveillance outside of the workplace.” Is a hospital room at George Washington such a “specialized facility”? Not exactly, Katyal says. “The hospital room of a cabinet official is exactly the type of target ripe for surveillance by a foreign power,” he explains.
As we noted the other day, no one involved — not Card, not Gonzales, not Ashcroft, not George W. Bush, not the White House — has denied James Comey’s account of the hospital visit. And in refusing to do so Thursday, the president inadvertently conceded one of the elements of potential unlawfulness here: He said he wasn’t going to address Comey’s allegations because they involved a “highly sensitive” and “highly classified” subject matter.
How is the administration responding to word that Card and Gonzales — and, presumably, whoever sent them to Ashcroft’s hospital room — may have been breaking the rules? Well, you can probably guess. “I am not going to speculate on discussions that may or may not have taken place, much less attempt to render a legal judgment on any such discussions,” Dean Boyd, a spokesman for the Justice Department’s National Security Division, tells Time.
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World's best pie apple. Essential for Tarte Tatin. Has five prominent ribs.
So pretty. So early. So ephemeral. Tastes like strawberry candy (slightly).
My personal fave. Ultra-crisp. Graham cracker flavor. Should be famous. Isn't.
High flavored with notes of blood orange and allspice. Very rare.
Jefferson's favorite. The best all-purpose American apple.
New Hampshire's native son has a grizzled appearance and a strangely addictive curry flavor. Very, very rare.
Makes the best hard cider in America. Soon to be famous.
Freak seedling found in an Oregon field in the '60s has pink flesh and a fragrant strawberry snap. Makes a killer rose cider.
Ben Franklin's favorite. Queen Victoria's favorite. Only apple native to NYC.
Really does taste like pineapple.
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