Sens. Dick Durbin (D-IL) and Chuck Schumer (D-NY) this morning will ask for a briefing on the April 2006 Iraq National Intelligence Estimate from Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte.
The "estimate," a document representing the official opinion of the entire U.S. intelligence apparatus, reportedly concludes that the invasion and occupation of Iraq has made the United States less secure by increasing the danger of terrorist attacks.
A press release on the announcement says they will also "discuss statements made by Vice President Cheney and other Administration officials that appear to be misleading given the revelation in the April NIE as described by press accounts."
Press release after the jump.
Here's the release:
WHAT: Durbin, Schumer to call on Negroponte to brief Congress on newly-released National Intelligence Estimate
Democratic Senators will call on National Intelligence Director John Negroponte to brief members of Congress on the National Intelligence Estimate (NIE), which concluded that the war in Iraq has made the threat of terrorism worse. They will also discuss statements made by Vice President Cheney and other Administration officials that appear to be misleading given the revelation in the April NIE as described by press accounts.
WHO: Assistant Democratic Leader Dick Durbin
Senator Charles Schumer
WHEN: 11:00 AM