Yet another report (on Duke Cunningham) not released by Repubs
By Lee Russ
Friday, August 11, 2006 at 05:56 PM
The internal congressional investigation of Duke Cunningham's little side business of bribery and corruption is complete, and has resulted in an unclassified 20-page report. Yet, according to a memo from Democratic Rep. Jane Harman of California to her colleagues, Republicans have backed out of an agreement to subpoena Cunningham and have not released the report.So, it's once again par for the Republican course, which means subpar in the honesty, ethics, and decency departments.
The news report states:
The criminal investigation of Cunningham, who represented a California district, focused largely on the military contracts he influenced as a member of the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee.
But the internal House investigation has found a similar pattern of abuses in contracts involving U.S. intelligence agencies and includes language describing cases in which the disgraced congressman badgered committee aides and pressured them to set aside secret funds for his associates, according to congressional sources familiar with the investigation.
The committee's report, which has not been released publicly, "provides important details about how the committee's processes were abused to accomplish Cunningham's illicit aims," Harman wrote in the memo, a copy of which was obtained by the Los Angeles Times. The panel's report also "highlights some major breakdowns in the ability of our committee to prevent the damage even after numerous 'red flags' were raised."