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Lugar: White House political briefings were ‘inappropriate.’

By Amanda Terkel  

"Lugar: White House political briefings were ‘inappropriate.’"

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Today in a Senate Foreign Relations Committee hearing, Sen. Richard Lugar (R-IN) said that the political briefings given by Bush aides to high-ranking diplomats “were probably inappropriate.” The AP notes that Lugar’s statements “were in contrast to White House assertions that the private briefings were not unusual or improper.”

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