Secret Service Facing Lawsuit For Arresting Cheney Protestor

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • Kirk Johnson NY Times

The arrest of a man named Steven Howards in June 2006 after he approached Vice President Dick Cheney at a Colorado ski resort and denounced the war in Iraq might have seemed, at the time, no more than a blip on the vice president's schedule.

But now the blip has become a blowup, with Secret Service agents -- under oath in court depositions -- accusing one another of unethical and perhaps even illegal conduct in the handling of Mr. Howards's arrest and the official accounting of it.

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