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Sen. Kit Bond (R) of Missouri is the ranking member on the Senate Intelligence Committee, despite his frequent confusion about matters of national security. This week, an explanation for why Bond seems to frequently say things that don’t make sense became clearer.
The Justice Department hosted a classified briefing for members of the Senate Intelligence Committee to discuss the attempted car bombing in Times Square. Bond reportedly had some trouble. (via Faiz Shakir)
Bond emerged Tuesday from a briefing arranged by the Justice Department for members of the intelligence panel and said he’s “not convinced by the information I’ve seen so far that there was adequate confirmable intelligence” to make the Pakistani Taliban connection [...].
One person who was in the room for Tuesday’s intelligence briefing said Bond appeared to fall asleep for 10 to 15 minutes, but that he and other senators had spirited exchanges with the briefers. [emphasis added]