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elehhhhna Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-05 12:29 AM
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Pentagon's top investigator has resigned under suspicion...
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Edited on Sun Sep-04-05 12:40 AM by elehhhhna

September 3, 2005 : National News
Joseph E. Schmitz, the Defense Department's inspector general, is suspected of blocking investigations of senior Bush officials.

By T. Christian Miller, Times Staff Writer

WASHINGTON The Pentagon's top investigator has resigned amid accusations that he stonewalled inquiries into senior Bush administration officials suspected of wrongdoing.

Defense Department Inspector General Joseph E. Schmitz told staffers this week that he intended to resign as of Sept. 9 to take a job with the parent company of Blackwater USA, a defense contractor.

The resignation comes after Sen. Charles E. Grassley (R-Iowa) sent Schmitz several letters this summer informing him that he was the focus of a congressional inquiry into whether he had blocked two criminal investigations last year.

Grassley, chairman of the Finance Committee, accused Schmitz of fabricating an official Pentagon news release, planning an expensive junket to Germany and hiding information from Congress. Schmitz is the senior Pentagon official charged with investigating waste, fraud and abuse.

"I am writing to inform you that I intend to conduct an oversight investigation into allegations that you either quashed or redirected two ongoing criminal investigations last year," Grassley said in a July 7 letter obtained by The Times.

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  -Pentagon's top investigator has resigned under suspicion... elehhhhna  Sep-04-05 12:29 AM   #0 
  - I'm so ashamed of my government. For so many reasons  Solly Mack   Sep-04-05 12:31 AM   #1 
  - Buh-bye...  ordinaryaveragegirl   Sep-04-05 12:31 AM   #2 
  - Wow. First time I'm hearing this; Sat. nite news dump? nt  babylonsister   Sep-04-05 12:31 AM   #3 
  - serious. nt  Califooyah Operative   Sep-04-05 01:14 AM   #20 
  - Finally that racist Schmitz is gone!!!  MadeinOhio   Sep-04-05 12:34 AM   #4 
  - Grassley and Leach  Frustratedlady   Sep-04-05 12:51 AM   #14 
  - Leach is awesome, for a puke  Cats Against Frist   Sep-04-05 01:18 AM   #22 
     - Grassley  Frustratedlady   Sep-04-05 01:47 AM   #24 
        - Ivanwald is a GOP scandal going a ways back you can read via google n/t  MadeinOhio   Sep-04-05 02:50 AM   #31 
  - I hope you're right  FreedomAngel82   Sep-04-05 12:54 AM   #15 
  - Taking a job with Blackwater...  w13rd0   Sep-04-05 12:34 AM   #5 
  - guess who's contacted to do "security" in NOLA  xray s   Sep-04-05 12:39 AM   #9 
     - Very interesting  FreedomAngel82   Sep-04-05 12:55 AM   #16 
  - bad link - here is a good one  jsamuel   Sep-04-05 12:36 AM   #6 
  - thx, fixed.  elehhhhna   Sep-04-05 12:40 AM   #11 
  - Correct Link  evilqueen   Sep-04-05 12:41 AM   #12 
  - Hmmmm....  Independent_Liberal   Sep-04-05 12:36 AM   #7 
  - Is one of those investigations the TORTURE?  jsamuel   Sep-04-05 12:38 AM   #8 
  - Wasnt there a discussion here about Blackwater getting involved  coffeenap   Sep-04-05 12:40 AM   #10 
  - it's on blackwater's homepage  wli   Sep-04-05 01:15 AM   #21 
  - Is there ANYONE in this revolting Administration who is NOT...  FormerRepublican   Sep-04-05 12:50 AM   #13 
  - No.....n/t  G_j   Sep-04-05 02:03 AM   #29 
  - So He Takes a Job w/a Defense Contractor.  AuntiBush   Sep-04-05 12:55 AM   #17 
  - Blackwater is the group that supplies a lot of mercs to Iraq.  Media_Lies_Daily   Sep-04-05 12:59 AM   #19 
     - Real Nice. I No Longer Know What Country This Is.  AuntiBush   Sep-04-05 01:53 AM   #25 
  - bye  TheModernTerrorist   Sep-04-05 12:58 AM   #18 
  - Fuck off.  Jim Sagle   Sep-04-05 12:58 PM   #34 
     - really, man....what is HIS/ITS story, anyway?  Gabi Hayes   Sep-04-05 01:02 PM   #35 
  - The odiferous House of Schmitz  slaveplanet   Sep-04-05 01:41 AM   #23 
  - Wow! Full-fledged Nazi's, no less. What a stench.  TahitiNut   Sep-04-05 01:55 AM   #26 
  - and Thanks is in order  slaveplanet   Sep-04-05 11:27 AM   #33 
  - thanks.....listening now....who is the radio guy?  Gabi Hayes   Sep-04-05 01:05 PM   #36 
     - is that Schmitz congressman Mary Kay LeTourneau's DAD?  Gabi Hayes   Sep-04-05 01:08 PM   #37 
     - Dave Emory  slaveplanet   Sep-04-05 06:41 PM   #41 
  - Resign my ass! That's desertion ....  Wizard777   Sep-04-05 01:59 AM   #27 
  - Yeah, some Repukes are  libhill   Sep-04-05 02:12 AM   #30 
  - kick  brettdale   Sep-04-05 02:00 AM   #28 
  - Kick! n/t  OKJackson   Sep-04-05 04:25 AM   #32 
  - kick  elehhhhna   Sep-04-05 01:12 PM   #39 
  - Make some corporate cash before he goes to jail.  McCamy Taylor   Sep-04-05 01:12 PM   #38 
  - I can't get over the double standard  libodem   Sep-04-05 03:54 PM   #40 

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