Campaign 2010

Jun 02, 2004

Halliburton Probe?

In addition to our coverage, the good Mr. Atrios also noted developments in the Halliburton fiasco earlier today.  Following up on the earlier story that we both linked to, Reuters now reports that Dems are in full throttle over the issue, and this could reach a boiling point soon.  The question is, how far and how many times are GOP Congressmen willing to debase themselves to protect an administration that is clearly morally bankrupt, and probably more important in their minds, increasingly “unelectable.” 

Reuters:

Eleven Democratic members of the House of Representatives wrote to Attorney General John Ashcroft asking him to name a special counsel to investigate Cheney’s role.

“The public deserves to know the truth about whether the Vice President has illegally commingled his official and personal dealings,” said the letter from Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, the ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee, and 10 other House lawmakers.

In the Senate, the Democratic leader said Cheney needed to explain himself in light of fresh questions about whether he had helped his old firm get the no-bid oil infrastructure contract last year.

“This is a very serious charge ... if indeed it is true, then it not only ought to be investigated, but corrective action needs to be taken,” Sen. Tom Daschle of South Dakota told reporters outside the Senate.

...Note:  We actually threw the original story in the Rumsfeld Wire yesterday, don’t forget to keep an eye on it…


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