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Giuliani Set to Testify at 9/11 Hearings

More than two years after leaving office, former Mayor Rudolph Giuliani will testify before the Sept. 11 commission next week in an appearance that could put him in the awkward position of criticizing fellow Republicans in the Bush administration just as he is seeking a more prominent role in the party. For instance, Giuliani will probably be asked by the commissioners whether the city was aware that President Bush had reviewed an intelligence briefing a month before the attacks that said terrorists might be casing buildings in New York. “His heroic status will give him a nice welcome and respect, but I see the commission as digging for all the truths they can,” said Douglas Muzzio, a public policy professor at Baruch College. “I don’t see them softballing him.” He will appear before the panel on Wednesday, just a few miles from ground zero. Full Story

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