Cheney Faces Criminal Indictments; Other Illegal Actions Raise Warning Flags

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    From Capitol Hill Blue (Washington)
    Dated Thursday July 8

    Cheney Faces Criminal Indictments; Other Illegal Actions Raise Warning Flags at White House
    By Teresa Hampton
    Editor, Capitol Hill Blue

    Vice President Dick Cheney faces criminal indictments for illegal activities while CEO of energy giant Halliburton and also illegally intervened to secure a $7 billion no-bid contract for his former employer after his election to office, an analysis by the White House counsel’s office concludes.

    The Vice President is currently under investigation by French authorities for bribery, money laundering and misuse of corporate assets while at Halliburton and also faces a U.S. Securities & Exchange Commission probe of a $180 million "slush fund" that may have been used to pay bribes.

    Although the White House Counsel analysis is not available to the public because of the secrecy of “attorney-client privilege,” it has generated speculation among senior White House aides who suggest the Vice President should step down as President George W. Bush’s running mate for the November Presidential elections. Such talk has increased in GOP circles lately with former New York Senator Alfonse D'Amato Wednesday calling on Bush to dump Cheney.

    Those who have read the analysis say it presents a “devastating” case against the Vice President and concludes Cheney has violated both the “spirit and intent” of federal laws on conflict of interest....

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    As if they French are honorable people. Something tells me this is likely cooked up to cover Chirac's ass.
     
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    Not that the French would have any interest in influencing the outcome of a USA election, would they?
     
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    I agree... I got as far as the "investigation by French authorities" and stopped there.
     
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    the SEC investigation won't go very far either due to 'connections'. :rolleyes:
     
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    I think everyone did.
     

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