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Nambe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:26 PM
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Justice Not Prosecuting Ex-Bush Official
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Federal investigators have concluded President Bush's former telecommunications policy chief committed three ethics violations by allowing industry lobbyists to throw her a party. The Justice Department, however, is declining to prosecute her.

The previously confidential findings by the Commerce Department's inspector general came in late June, two weeks before Nancy Victory announced her resignation as assistant secretary for telecommunications and information.

The inspector general said that Victory violated ethics standards that prohibit federal employees from accepting gifts from anyone whose interests they substantially affect and require them to avoid any appearance of impropriety in carrying out their official duties.

Ten days after the catered party in her honor in October 2001, Victory urged a policy change benefiting telecommunications companies that helped pay for the catered $3,000 event with 60 to 80 guests at her home in Great Falls, Va. ---

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Soloflecks Donating Member (518 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:40 PM
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1. Maybe Justice Dept should start with itself.
I guess they don't want this prosecution for wrongdoing to get out of hand. he he
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damnraddem Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:41 PM
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2. Whap happened to Ken Starr and the other law-enforcers from the 90s?
Suddenly they're not trying to got after Administration law-breakers. Has something changed? ;-)
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Barrett808 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 02:52 PM
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3. You'd think Larry Klayman would be all over this
Nothing on the front page of his site, though.

http://www.judicialwatch.org /
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peterh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:07 PM
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4. Justice has its priories..
Tommy Chong.selling water pipesbad..very bad
Republicanethics violationNahhhmove on
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benfranklin1776 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Sep-22-03 03:29 PM
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5. No, prosecution would chill the auctioning of policy to the highest bidder
Junior and John don't want that to happen since it would intefere with raising money for their re-installation.
Actions like this show what a mockery the Justice Department has become under John Boy and what a mockery this corporatist cabal has made of the regulatory and law making process. It is long past time for a special prosecutor but, wait, the Rethugs wanted the law abolished....gee how wonderfully convenient for them! No one to stop the plunder and looting now! 2004 can't happen soon enough but the next Democratic Administration should prosecute these people to the fullest extent of the law and not let them slither away as they did after Watergate and Iran Contra.
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