Ethics Probe Details Leaked

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    From the Washington Post

    7 on defense panel scrutinized
    Separate probes focus on ties to lobbying firm founded by Hill aide

    By Carol D. Leonnig
    Washington Post Staff Writer
    Friday, October 30, 2009

    Nearly half the members of a powerful House subcommittee in control of Pentagon spending are under scrutiny by ethics investigators in Congress, who have trained their lens on the relationships between seven panel members and an influential lobbying firm founded by a former Capitol Hill aide.

    The investigations by two separate ethics offices include an examination of the chairman of the Appropriations subcommittee on defense, John P. Murtha (D-Pa.), as well as others who helped steer federal funds to clients of the PMA Group. The lawmakers received campaign contributions from the firm and its clients. A document obtained by The Washington Post shows that the subcommittee members under scrutiny also include Peter J. Visclosky (D-Ind.), James P. Moran Jr. (D-Va.), Norm Dicks (D-Wash.), Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) , C.W. Bill Young (R-Fla.) and Todd Tiahrt (R-Kan.).

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    More at the link. Surprise Surprise, corruption in Congress. Who'd have thunk it?
     
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    Murtha has been under a cloud going back to Abscam, yet he has managed to always avoid the noose.
     
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    Good.... bi-partisan corruption; bi-partisan investigation;

    hopefully bi-partisan result addressing things appropriately if the allegations are found to be true.
     
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    maybe because the people putting him under a "cloud" had an agenda?
     
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    Put them up on treason charges and hang them from the Capitol rotunda, then try them. Or something like that. They hate Americans, so don't forget the hate crime charges.
     
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    or maybe he's just a crook.
     
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    you're a retard, aren't you? :cuckoo:
     
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    or maybe the right just started ranting about him when he said bush was FOS?

    my larger point was that a) the cloud doesn't matter so much without something tangible.

    but if there was corruption, then it appears to be bi-partisan, at least.

    and if the charges bear out, then they should handle it appropriately.
     
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    Yes, that agenda being to get rid of a dishonest piece of shit pretending to be a congressman.
     
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    You do understand that Abscam was in 1979 kiddo?

    Murtha being a crook has zero to do with Bush.
     

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