I found the following sentences to be a bit jarring:
“Mr Whittington’s interview collaborated Vice President Cheney’s statement. The Department is fully satisfied that this was no more than a hunting accident”In my dictionary, “collaborated” is defined as:
1. To work together, especially in a joint intellectual effort.I had strongly suspected that the delay in interviewing witnesses was for the purposes of giving the Vice President time to co-ordinate his story with his witnesses. Maybe it was merely to give the Veep time to sober up. We'll never know. Or will we?
2. To cooperate treasonably, as with an enemy occupation force in one's country.
The AP reports that Mr. Cheney didn’t agree to be interviewed until Monday morning:
At least one deputy showed up at the ranch’s front gate Saturday evening and asked to speak to Cheney but was turned away by the Secret Service, [Secret Service spokesman Eric] Zahren said.From what I have seen on the net the police report does not relate that any witness statements were taken. I have seen a lot of police reports in my life, and I can tell you that this is odd. Perhaps it is something as simple as the complete police reports not being on the web.
Or, perhaps not.
“… and tell ’em Big Mitch sent ya!”