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kpete Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:31 AM
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Unreleased Findings Say Intell Cmtte Aides Were USED By Cunningham In Bribery Scandal (LAT)
Cunningham report portrays entangled panel
The still-unreleased findings say intelligence committee aides were used by the California congressman, now in prison for bribery.
By Greg Miller, Times Staff Writer
July 16, 2007

An internal investigation that the House Intelligence Committee has refused to make public portrays the panel as embarrassingly entangled in the Randy "Duke" Cunningham bribery scandal.

The report, a declassified version of which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times, describes the committee as a dysfunctional entity that served as a crossroads for almost every major figure in the ongoing criminal probe by the Justice Department.

The document describes breakdowns in leadership and controls that it says allowed Cunningham the former congressman (R-Rancho Santa Fe) who began an eight-year prison term last year for taking bribes and evading taxes to use his House position to steer millions of dollars to corrupt contractors.

When the committee's investigation was completed last year, the Republican-controlled panel would not release the results; now that the committee is controlled by Democrats, it still will not release the findings.

more at:
http://www.latimes.com/news/politics/la-na-cunningham16...
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SpiralHawk Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:34 AM
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1. "Smirk, smirk, smirk" - Cabal of corrupt republicon cronies
"Move along, there's nothing to see here." - Corrupt cabal of republicon cronies
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tanyev Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:37 AM
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2. Was this "the real problem we have right now with Carol Lam"?
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mod mom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:54 AM
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3. Chairman Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas) some Democratic members were reluctant to release...
Chairman Silvestre Reyes (D-Texas), who assumed leadership of the committee after Democrats won control of Congress last fall, said some Democratic members were reluctant to release a document that singled out staff members for criticism.

WTF? LET'S CLEAN UP THE SYSTEM!
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Ghost in the Machine Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Jul-16-07 08:57 AM
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4. What are these f**ckers hiding from us?????
"Congressional sources said Reyes and other Democrats had initially voted to let other members of Congress see the document, but reversed course after a fierce protest by the panel's ranking GOP member, Peter Hoekstra of Michigan.

"They are so nervous about this report being out," said one congressional official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "Members oppose putting this thing out because you read this and the natural question is: 'Did you know this, and what did you do about it?' I don't think any members wanted that scrutiny."


NONE of them want to be held accountable for ANYTHING! THROW ALL THE BUMS OUT! I CALL A 'DO-OVER'!
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