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18 Oct 2007
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Bush Quips He Might Stay in Power (Threat Level Plays Along) By Kevin Poulsen 17 Oct 2007 At a press briefing this morning that touched on issues like the White House’s extrajudicial wiretapping program and torture policies, the president [sic] was asked a question about Vladimir Putin’s plan to hold on to power when his term as Russian president runs out. Reporter: Mr. President, following up on Vladimir Putin for a moment, he said recently that next year, when he has to step down according to the constitution, as the president, he may become prime minister; in effect keeping power and dashing any hopes for a genuine democratic transition there … Bush: I’ve been planning that myself. …THREAT LEVEL doesn’t believe that he’s going to declare a state of emergency and cancel the 2008 election. But in July, we filed some FOIA requests anyway. We asked five Justice Department offices for documents produced or revised after August 2001 “addressing the feasibility, advisability or lawfulness of deferring, rescheduling or canceling a U.S. national election.”

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