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Ho Hum, Just Another Corrupt Bushevik

Posted by MEC on October 5, 2007

Bush Official, Friend Under Investigation

A Bush administration cabinet secretary is facing multiple federal investigations about whether he lied to Congress when he vowed he never intervened in contracting awards at his department, according to a new report.
 

The FBI and the Justice Department are working with the inspector general for the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) to probe whether HUD Secretary Alphonso Jackson arranged for nearly half a million dollars worth of work to go to a golfing partner and friend, according to the National Journal magazine.

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Jackson’s golfing partner, stucco contractor William Hairston from Hilton Head, S.C., received more than $485,000 for work with the HUD-controlled Housing Authority of New Orleans (HANO), the magazine reported.
 

Hairston told National Journal that Jackson helped him land the job.

I note that the investigations are into whether Jackson lied to Congress. Which means that no matter what the investigations uncover, the Usual Suspects will squawk “No underlying crime!” Because lying to a Democratic Congress isn’t a crime, it’s a duty.

One Response to “Ho Hum, Just Another Corrupt Bushevik”

  1. And what are the chances that this will get a tenth of the broadcast news coverage given to Norman Hsu? Slim and none (and Slim just left town).

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