"Bassett, who previously worked with Foggo at the CIA, introduced Foggo to key House Intelligence Committee staff members and they “sought to motivate various (committee) members to take desired actions by, among other things, providing them with gifts of 'government trinkets' such as a carpet emblazoned with the words 'Global War on Terror,' ” according to the report."is this carpet a proxy for Bush's Optimistic Rug?
"Hoekstra reported for the first time yesterday that Cunningham “has reached out to the committee and offered his testimony, a possibility the special counsel is still reviewing.”let's not forget that in August, the top two CIFA guys resigned (emptywheel, wapo) - we expected that there'd be some more news coming down the pike at the time, but so far *crickets.*
Neither he nor his staff elaborated.
Harman chastised Hoekstra, saying in a written statement that “it is totally inappropriate for the Chairman to be in contact with Cunningham, which he has been.”
Hoekstra blasted Harman, saying that “the unilateral decision by Harman to break our bipartisan, written agreement to review the Cunningham matter by releasing an incomplete, internal committee document that has not been reviewed by other committee members is disturbing and beyond the pale.”
Harman said the public had a right to see the conclusions of the committee's investigation, which was conducted by a special counsel and completed in May. She said she had been pushing for months for the committee to produce an unclassified version of the report.
Only the five-page executive summary of the report was released yesterday. The full 59-page report remains classified.
The House Appropriations Committee, on which Cunningham also served, has rebuffed requests for information from House Intelligence Committee investigators.
In 2003, Cunningham secured crucial House Intelligence Committee support for a new initiative in the Pentagon's top-secret Counterintelligence Field Activity, or CIFA, program, to be run by MZM."
meanwhile, back to the SDUT:
"The report does not discuss the possible culpability of any member of the committee, including Hoekstra, who as chairman is responsible for the committee's activities. The scope of the report was limited to staff, not the lawmakers themselves, according to the summary."is that a gratuitous reference? or kremlinology?
update from rimone in the comments:
"GIFTS OF TWAT RUGS? WHAT THE FUCK? if they had any brains or gave a shit, they'd be on their hands and knees in NOLA, mopping up the water w/them.
didn't WE THE FUCKING PEOPLE pay for these bastard rugs?
you did see this, didn't you? (Gifts Bush Received From Foreign Leaders).
*to self* please implode, please implode...dear god, i'll believe in you if all of bu$hCo goddamned implodes, hopefully live on nation-wide TV.
oops, said the quiet part out loud again. fuck it, lol."