Blackwater Immunity UPDATE: Anonymous Official Says No Immunity Offered

This story is getting stranger by the minute. CNN reports:

No immunity deal was offered to Blackwater USA guards for their statements regarding a shootout in Iraq last month that left 17 Iraqi civilians dead, a senior State Department official told CNN Tuesday.

The statement contradicts comments made Monday by a U.S. government official who said the guards were promised their statements would not be used against them in any prosecution resulting from the September 16 shootings in Baghdad.

Well actually, the AP story – the first I saw on the controversy – relied on “Three senior law enforcement officials.” Again, all anonymous.

More to follow, I’m sure.

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