The White House is trying to distance itself from the CIA witch-hunt:
Cheney said in a statement released Monday that “President Obama’s decision to allow” prosecutor John H. Durham . . . to examine the legality of other interrogation-related activities was “a reminder, if any were needed” of why some Americans question the Obama administration’s ability to protect the nation. . .
A senior administration official, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, called Cheney’s comments “off base” and took umbrage at the idea that Obama had personally allowed Durham to expand his inquiry. “This was not something the White House allowed, this was something the AG decided,” the official said, referring to Attorney General Eric H. Holder Jr.
Wow. Not only is the president not in charge, but they take “umbrage” at the idea that he would be.