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33. US State Department Investigator Target of Congressional Probe

US State Department Investigator Target of Congressional Probe
By VOA News
19 September 2007

A U.S. congressman has opened an investigation into the actions of a top U.S. State Department official accused of blocking investigations into government fraud and abuse in Iraq and Afghanistan.

California Democrat Henry Waxman, who chairs the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, informed State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard of the probe Tuesday in a lengthy letter. Waxman says the allegations were made by several former and current investigators on Krongard's staff.

An inspector general is intended to act as an independent internal investigator of a government agency. Congressman Waxman says it appears Krongard believes his "foremost mission" is to support the Bush administration.

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  -Waxman: State Dept. Official Thwarted Probes IDemo  Sep-18-07 12:16 PM   #0 
  - and when he returns, he will say,  antifaschits   Sep-18-07 12:18 PM   #1 
  - And when subpoened, he will say,  utopiansecretagent   Sep-18-07 12:40 PM   #6 
     - Followed by, "I cannot comment on an on-going investigation." n/t  hisownpetard   Sep-18-07 01:14 PM   #10 
        - and when forced, "I really don't recall."  antifaschits   Sep-18-07 01:21 PM   #11 
  - "politically embarrassing to the Bush administration" Sociopaths don't feel embarrassment or shame  corkhead   Sep-18-07 12:27 PM   #2 
  - Krongard is a Hall of Fame lacrosse goalie  Enrique   Sep-18-07 12:28 PM   #3 
  - We'll see how he does at keeing the opponents out of his end zone  TOJ   Sep-18-07 12:33 PM   #4 
  - State department thwarting investigations, FBI thwarting investigation,  The Backlash Cometh   Sep-18-07 12:38 PM   #5 
  - look at this list--  rodeodance   Sep-18-07 12:40 PM   #7 
  - I wonder if he's any relation to "Buzzy" Krongard  librechik   Sep-18-07 12:47 PM   #8 
     - Wayne Madsen says yes.  tanyev   Sep-18-07 12:59 PM   #9 
  - one thing that is becoming obvious, slowly, but surely,  antifaschits   Sep-18-07 01:26 PM   #12 
  - Yup. What you said.  utopiansecretagent   Sep-18-07 02:42 PM   #14 
  - Yes, but Leahy and Waxman are dreaming if they think they can handle this themselves . . ..  defendandprotect   Sep-18-07 06:17 PM   #21 
     - great points, how true.  antifaschits   Sep-18-07 07:12 PM   #23 
        - Sincerely agree; at the time Powell and Rice took over, they citing the fact that we had no enemies!  defendandprotect   Sep-19-07 12:00 AM   #31 
  - Each and every stone Waxman peeks under reveals another link and  budibudinski   Sep-18-07 01:30 PM   #13 
  - Very astute observations  utopiansecretagent   Sep-18-07 02:46 PM   #15 
  - Thanks..I have much to say. lol  budibudinski   Sep-18-07 03:45 PM   #16 
     - welcome to DU !  jaysunb   Sep-18-07 04:28 PM   #17 
     - Welcome to DU!  Patsy Stone   Sep-18-07 10:46 PM   #30 
  - Unfortunately, this will take a dozen or more Waxman's . . ..  defendandprotect   Sep-18-07 05:52 PM   #19 
  - Howard and Buzzy Krongard and Prescott Bush....  BornagainDUer   Sep-18-07 05:41 PM   #18 
  - Aha . . . YES! That's exactly what I was going to look up . . ..  defendandprotect   Sep-18-07 05:52 PM   #20 
  - recommend  xchrom   Sep-18-07 07:01 PM   #22 
  - Here is the NYT version of the same story - see if one sentence doesn't leap off the page  Phoebe Loosinhouse   Sep-18-07 07:32 PM   #24 
  - "illegally smuggling weapons into Iraq."  SimpleTrend   Sep-18-07 09:00 PM   #29 
  - Waxman, whatcha gona do when they won't cough up the documents?  lonestarnot   Sep-18-07 08:14 PM   #25 
  - Henry, how about a Sibel Edmonds investigation?  Bushwick Bill   Sep-18-07 08:19 PM   #26 
  - he's doing a good job  paulk   Sep-18-07 08:33 PM   #27 
     - OK...  Bushwick Bill   Sep-18-07 08:36 PM   #28 
        - so... you've got one issue  paulk   Sep-19-07 02:25 PM   #32 
  - US State Department Investigator Target of Congressional Probe  YEBBA   Sep-20-07 05:26 AM   #33 
     - Helloooo...if Congress won't attend to it's grievous backlog of subpoenas,  Drum   Sep-20-07 05:26 AM   #34 
     - I think that was A. B. "Buzzy" Krongard  Nostradammit   Sep-20-07 05:26 AM   #35 

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