According to Jerusalem post, the Winograd Committee has denied a request by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert to see all the evidence upon which it based its critical assessment of his performance during the first few days of the Second Lebanon War. The committee said the information came from documents taken from the Prime Minister's Office!
If Israel was the United States, could Olmert plead the fifth amendment? Not really of course, since pour Nixon had to hand over the tapes. It is not considered "testimony" and therefore the provision that a defendant is not required to testify against himself (or herself) doesn't apply.
Much of the information also was included in the classified copy of the interim report that the panel presented to Olmert, the Post claimed.
Actually, most of the evidence could be had by anyone who watched television or listened to the radio.
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