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August 29, 2006

Will Bush Justice Dept. Investigate ANY Incidence Of Corruption?

-- by Dave Johnson

No.

The summary of the ... inspector general’s report said the United States attorney’s office in Washington had been given the report and decided not to conduct a criminal inquiry into the matter.

Details:

  • ... improperly hired a friend on the public payroll for nearly $250,000...
  • ... used his government office for personal business, including running a “horse racing operation” in which he supervised a stable of thoroughbreds he named after leaders from Afghanistan, including President Hamid Karzai and the late Ahmed Shah Massoud...
  • ... repeatedly used government employees to do his personal errands and that he billed the government for more days of work than the rules permit...
  • ... hiring of phantom or unqualified employees...
  • ... violated rules meant to insulate public television and radio from political influence...
OK, so the Bush Justice Dept. WON'T investigate that. What WILL happen to the guy?
His renomination by President Bush to another term ... is pending before the Senate. ... Emily Lawrimore, a White House spokeswoman, said President Bush continues to support Mr. Tomlinson’s renomination.

Posted by Dave Johnson at August 29, 2006 9:34 PM

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Comments

Interesting. This is a case, I think, of defensiveness overcoming politics. He is up for confirmation, so the dems (we hope) will grill him on all this stuff. Some state AG can make a name for him/herself by going to a grand jury and getting charges against him. And the PR is terrible. And, no Rep. Senator up for re-election is going to give him a pass

So what is the AG thinking in nixing prosecution. The best move would be to prosecute with a public announcement tht the ADmininstration ws not aware of this and will not tolerate illegal behavior and try to get rid of a problem before the elections. All I can think of is (1) reflexive rally round one of ours; (2) why is this bad behavior - we do it al the time in the corporate world; (3) the radical right wants him on and demands the Admin fight (a losing) battle.

Go figure. This Administration gets loonier by the day

Posted by: dr o [TypeKey Profile Page] at August 31, 2006 9:18 AM

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