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House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:19 pm

Shocking, bone-chilling news! House Republicans failed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in order to protect the corrupt former Republican Rep. Randy Cunningham. In power in Congress for just a week, the Democratic leadership is working with prosecutors who were driven to issue subpoenas to resolve this inquiry, that Republican leadership attempted to sweep under the rug.

http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/09/wa...n/09subpoena.html?pagewanted=print

House Democrats May Aid Corruption Inquiry
By DAVID D. KIRKPATRICK

WASHINGTON, Jan. 8 — The new Democratic House leaders are negotiating with federal prosecutors about complying with subpoenas related to former Representative Randy Cunningham’s corrupt sale of military contracts, potentially accelerating a dormant inquiry.

The subpoenas, disclosed late last month in the Congressional Record, request documents from the House Appropriations, Intelligence and Armed Services Committees and demand a response by Jan. 11.

Mr. Cunningham, a California Republican, pleaded guilty more than a year ago to steering tens of millions of dollars in federal money to military contractors in exchange for over $2.4 million in bribes, using his position on the House military spending panel to insert special provisions for contracts into military bills.

[...]

The federal prosecutors, based in San Diego, sought for months without success to reach agreement with the former House Republican leaders to obtain the documents without subpoenas. The subpoenas coincide with the takeover of the House by Democrats, who campaigned on a promise to replace corruption with honesty and openness. The Democrats also have less incentive to protect the Republican former committee chairmen and staff members."
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:23 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
http://www.nytimes.com/2007/01/09/wa...n/09subpoena.html?pagewanted=print

Oh but westy, you're using the liberal elitist New York Times as a source...further proof that the Biased Liberal Media is out to get the god fearing conservative christian backbone of this nation!  sarcastic   sarcastic   sarcastic 
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:30 pm

Yeah, but YOU GUYS are just as bad!

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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:30 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 1):
Oh but westy, you're using the liberal elitist New York Times as a source

Well I did try to find the article from another fair and balanced news source, you know, like The Washington Times, or Fox News, but darnit, I couldn't find a thing about Republican corruption!

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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:40 pm

While I'm glad they are assisting in the investigation, I will be doubly impressed if they assist in the investigation of certain Democrats.
 
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:42 pm

Translation, the democrats have an issue that they think they can exploit for publicity.

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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:45 pm

Quoting L-188 (Reply 5):
Translation, the democrats have an issue that they think they can exploit for publicity.

Nothing more, nothing less

Actually, the translation is the free ride for the GOP low-lifes, like Delay and Cunningham, are over.

That's the translation. Unless, L-188, you approve of the GOP blocking an investigation like this?
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:48 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 3):
Well I did try to find the article from another fair and balanced news source, you know, like The Washington Times, or Fox News, but darnit, I couldn't find a thing about Republican corruption!

Did you check RTE?

http://www.rte.ie/

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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:55 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 7):
Did you check RTE?

*facepalm*
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 12:55 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 7):
Did you check RTE?

Who was the fool who said RTE was more prestigius then AP?  rotfl 
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:08 pm

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 9):
Who was the fool who said RTE was more prestigius then AP?

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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:14 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 10):

That's right. And I haven't seen him around here since then, far as I remember.
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:47 pm

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 6):
Actually, the translation is the free ride for the GOP low-lifes, like Delay and Cunningham, are over.

How about Harry Reid?
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Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
House Republicans failed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in order to protect the corrupt former Republican Rep. Randy Cunningham. In power in Congress for just a week, the Democratic leadership is working with prosecutors who were driven to issue subpoenas to resolve this inquiry, that Republican leadership attempted to sweep under the rug.

While it is good to see that the Dems are sticking to their promises, you claim that the GOP was sweeping things under the rug. If this was fully the case, Cunningham would still have a reputation.
 
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 1:56 pm

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 12):
you claim that the GOP was sweeping things under the rug. If this was fully the case, Cunningham would still have a reputation.

Perhaps you can point out where the GOP cooperated with the investigation. Remember, that Cunningham's problems began over the purchase of his house by a defense contractor. Cunningham plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion, avoiding trial.

The federal investigators are attempting to look at the rest of the story, which the GOP successfully blocked for many months.
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:10 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 13):
The federal investigators are attempting to look at the rest of the story, which the GOP successfully blocked for many months.

Then it is not clear what the rest of the story that the feds are looking at is for. What else are they trying to find?

http://www.10news.com/news/9190582/detail.html
 
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:14 pm

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 10):
Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 9):
Who was the fool who said RTE was more prestigius then AP?

YAK##

YAK42...what a maroon. And I think it was the UPI and not the AP though it wouldn't surprise me if he wasa tool about the AP as well.
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:25 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Thread starter):
Republicans failed to cooperate with federal prosecutors in order to protect the corrupt former Republican Rep. Randy Cunningham

Noooooo. Tell me it ain't so.

Just like the entier Senate crapping on themselves when Mr. Frozen US$90K got caught with his hands in the deep freeze.

Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 1):
Oh but westy, you're using the liberal elitist New York Times as a source

Well that part if true . . . liberal rag if ever there was one.

Quoting Falcon84 (Reply 2):
Yeah, but YOU GUYS are just as bad!

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Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 13):
Cunningham plead guilty to conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud, and tax evasion, avoiding trial.

Yup, shameful. Dispicable. He's in jail too. Best place for him. Shameful conduct.

So why won't that loser Jefferson fro LA do the same . . . oh, wait, almost * everyone down there is guilty . . . he's just leading by example isn't he . . . .

* almost in deference to a few select A-Netters and some Air Force guys I know living there that I know to be upstanding gents/ladies.

Quoting DeltaGator (Reply 15):
YAK42...what a maroon.

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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 2:53 pm

Quoting AndesSMF (Reply 14):
Then it is not clear what the rest of the story that the feds are looking at is for. What else are they trying to find?

Not really sure. The New York Times article did say:

"The subpoenas are also freighted with Constitutional issues, pitting an executive branch investigation against Congress’s claims of immunity and confidentiality for its official business."

Sounds tasty!  stirthepot 

Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 16):
Just like the entier Senate crapping on themselves when Mr. Frozen US$90K got caught with his hands in the deep freeze.



Quoting ANCFlyer (Reply 16):
So why won't that loser Jefferson fro LA do the same .

Cunningham, bless his little corrupt soul, plead guilty and then became "uncooperative" after striking a plea deal. Jefferson hasn't admitted to anything yet, so justice will have to take its course. I hope the pressure on him from within the party is harsh, and they fully cooperate with any investigation. But ya know, despite the allegations, he was still re-elected, and I just won't go there ...  Wink
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RE: House Democrats Assist Corruption Investigation

Thu Jan 11, 2007 3:03 pm

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 17):
Jefferson hasn't admitted to anything yet,

Yeah, I know, but they have the loser on tape . . . that's kinda like when I stop a flagrant speeder doing 60 in a 35 and he says "What, what'd I do???" . . . . sarcastic 

Quoting AeroWesty (Reply 17):
But ya know, despite the allegations, he was still re-elected, and I just won't go there ...

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