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Didereaux Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Nov-17-07 08:20 PM
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State Dept official asks to cancel Blackwater hearing
Source: BBC-UK

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The lawyer for State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard asked on Saturday that he not be called to testify before Congress on discrepancies between his statements and those of his brother over the brother's ties to the Blackwater security firm.

"There is no legitimate purpose to be gained by publicly pitting two brothers against each other," Barbara Van Gelder wrote in a letter to Rep. Henry Waxman, chairman of the government oversight panel.

The two brothers had differing recollections about whether Alvin "Buzzy" Krongard told Howard Krongard he was taking an advisory board position with Blackwater, which protects U.S. diplomats and other State Department officials in Iraq. Howard recalled Alvin stating he was not taking the position, and Alvin recalled saying he was taking it, the lawyer wrote.

Read more: http://www.reuters.com/article/topNews/idUSN17436852200...



...just shaking my head. Where are we going to find the necessary jail cells?

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