Friday, October 30, 2009

House Ethics leak shows dozens of lawmakers under scrutiny.

A badly-secured file from the House Ethics Committee shows dozens of lawmakers under scrutiny for potential corruption charges — and one in particular who may face a less-friendly inquiry from the Justice Department. Federal investigators asked the committee to suspend a years-long probe into the activities of Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV), indicating that criminal charges may result. The Washington Post reports the memo in two stories today:

House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides in inquiries about issues including defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee report prepared in July.

The report appears to have been inadvertently placed on a publicly accessible computer network, and it was provided to The Washington Post by a source not connected to the congressional investigations. The committee said Thursday night that the document was released by a low-level staffer.

The ethics committee is one of the most secretive panels in Congress, and its members and staff members sign oaths not to disclose any activities related to its past or present investigations. Watchdog groups have accused the committee of not actively pursuing inquiries; the newly disclosed document indicates the panel is conducting far more investigations than it had revealed. READ MORE...

1 comment:

  1. i can't believe with the corruption in the democratic party since 2006 being so high, these idiots went out and elected a liberal president from the dem party. if they wanted change they should of got ron paul. i guess our youth was too stupid to use a computer and google david axelrod and gov. patrick from mass, they could of seen the identical hope and change and yes we can and words dont matter garbage used to get that other failure elected.