OK, look. I can see where you could see that the president could have been more precise in that language. But the president was being truthful.
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Unfortunately, she's not the only Perino caught lying. From today's Newsday:
A teen suspect's snap decision to secretly record his interrogation with an MP3 player has resulted in a perjury case against a veteran detective and a plea deal for himself, authorities said Thursday.
Unaware of the recording, Detective Christopher Perino insisted under oath at a trial in April that suspect Erik Crespo "wasn't questioned" about a shooting in the Bronx, a criminal complaint said. But the defense confronted the detective with a transcript it said proved he had spent more than an hour unsuccessfully trying to persuade Crespo to confess _ at times with vulgar tactics.
Hey, I've been around the block. I've watched Law & Order, Law & Order Special Victims Unit, and Law & Order - the one with Vincent D'Onofrio. I know cops can rough up suspects, steal drugs from the evidence room, and taunt 'perps' mercilessly with psychobabble. But a cop perjuring himself on the stand shocks me. At least this time justice was served - thanks to a humble iPod (or Zune, or whatever, they don't really say).
Once the transcript was revealed, prosecutors asked for a recess, DeMarco said. The detective was pulled from the witness stand and was advised to get a lawyer.