" And why would the Wilkes grand jury be interested in Shirlington (limo company)? A friend says that despite the fact that Cunningham has admitted to accepting $600,000 in bribes from Wilkes, the US attorney's office may have a problem: many of Wilkes' alleged bribes fall outside of the five year statute of limitations for bribery. The Shirlington deal would appear to have occurred within the past five years."
"One day after an official swore under oath that the Department of Homeland Security had no record of a letter from Randy "Duke" Cunningham pushing her agency to do business with the scandal-linked Shirlington Limo company, the department reversed course and released the letter.... Republicans on the House Homeland Security committee went ballistic."
"But here's the kicker: Even though DHS had not awarded the contract to Shirlington by April 20, the company asked for an advance on its payment for the deal.
Now what would give a fellow the sense he's entitled to a cash advance on a deal that hasn't been signed yet?"
* everyone's talking about Lieberman's stupid attack ad on Lamont. see it here.