Thursday :: Oct 28, 2004

FBI Launches Investigation Of Bush Administration Halliburton Contracting


by Steve

The Bush Administration The gift that keeps on giving to Kerry/Edwards:

The FBI has begun investigating whether the Pentagon improperly awarded no-bid contracts to Halliburton Co., seeking an interview with a top Army contracting officer and collecting documents from several government offices.

The line of inquiry expands an earlier FBI investigation into whether Halliburton overcharged taxpayers for fuel in Iraq, and it elevates to a criminal matter the election-year question of whether the Bush administration showed favoritism to Vice President Dick Cheney's former company.

FBI agents this week sought permission to interview Bunnatine Greenhouse, the Army Corps of Engineers' chief contracting officer who went public last weekend with allegations that her agency unfairly awarded a Halliburton subsidiary no-bid contracts worth billions of dollars in Iraq, according to documents obtained by The Associated Press.

This should make for great sound bites from Kerry and Edwards all the way up until Tuesday. Maybe the final days of the campaign should be run on a pledge to "restore responsibility and integrity" in the White House.

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