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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Cheney COLD BUSTED For Corruption and Cronyism By Judge

Cheney COLD BUSTED For Corruption and Cronyism By Judge
by a gnostic
Thu Jun 15, 2006 at 10:17:45 AM PDT

U.S. District Court Judge Ricardo M. Urbina said "embarrassment is not sufficient cause for exemption" when the Army Corps of Engineers refused to release FOIA documents that provides proof of corruption and cronyism by the Bush/ Cheney government when awarding no-bid contracts to Halliburton and subsidiaries.

Here's the crime:

> That email, dated in March of 2003 was sent by an official of the Army Corps whose name was redacted. It stated, "We anticipate no issue (with the KBR deal) since the action has been coordinated w VP's office."

And here'e the cover-up uncovered by Judicial Watch:

> "The US district judicial court judge had to get personally involved and look at these documents in private before they could be released," a Judicial Watch employee told RAW STORY. "And what the judge said when he saw them was, 'turn them over,'" the staffer added. "They were abusing the FOIA process -- embarrassment is not sufficient cause for exemption."

Links, scoop, image snippets seen at Raw Story.

> The Cheney contradiction is not the only cause for embarrassment in the documents.
> One email, for example, includes a frank admission by an Army Corps of Engineer official: "I am copying you on this crap since I honestly believe the competitive procurement will never happen."




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