Frist and Hastert demand investigation of leak by Republicans.
UPDATE Nov. 9...Tonight it's Also, Who Leaked Frist/Hastert letter? :-) and Lott is now saying he meant another leak.
MSNBC and The Financial Times reports that Senator Lott explained that Cheney told Republican Senators about secret CIA prisons during a GOP-only luncheon the day before this classified information was leaked to the Washington Post.
CNN points out that. in a letter requesting an investigation, Senator Bill Frist and Representative Dennis Hastert had complained that:
"If accurate, such an egregious disclosure could have long-term and far-reaching damaging and dangerous consequences, and will imperil our efforts to protect the American people and our homeland from terrorist attacks."CNN adds that "Lott told reporters the information in the Post story was the same as that given to Republican senators in a closed-door briefing by Vice President Dick Cheney last week.
'Every word that was said in there went right to the newspaper,' he said. 'We can't keep our mouths shut.' "