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In the Oh, really? How very interesting files:

“In a filing to the Securities and Exchange Commission on Friday, the oil services company [Halliburton] said that the Justice Department expanded its investigation into Halliburton, that government probes have found that bribes may have been made in Nigeria and that A. Jack Stanley, a former senior executive, may have been involved. ”

And you don’t say?

“[T]he FBI expanded a probe into charges of contract irregularities by Halliburton in Iraq and Kuwait. Lawyers for a Pentagon official said the FBI requested an interview with her over her complaints that the Army gave a Halliburton unit preferential treatment when granting it a $7 billion contract to restore Iraq’s oil fields. ”

And more…

“The Justice Department’s Public Integrity Section is examining whether Attorney General John D. Ashcroft, when he served in the Senate, violated criminal campaign funding laws or federal disclosure laws relating to the transfer of a mailing list to his campaign committee. ”

Oh, I’m not done:

“Also proceeding is special counsel Patrick J. Fitzgerald’s probe into the leak of CIA operative Valerie Plame’s employment to columnist Robert D. Novak. Novak said his sources were two senior administration officials.”

(All quotes stolen straight from Dana Millbank’s White House Notebook.)


Written by laura k

November 9, 2004 at 9:37 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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