Skip to Main Content

Avoidable: Partisan Divide Over Release of Cunningham Report

Partisan fissures have widened on the House intelligence committee with ranking member Jane Harman's (D-California) release of the unclassified summary of a report (pdf) on disgraced former Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham's (R-California) defense and intelligence earmarking and manipulation of the contracting system.  Such partisan finger-pointing could have been averted had Harman and Rep. Pete Hoekstra (R-Michigan), chairman of the committee, jointly released in a timely matter the unclassified version of the report, which POGO urged in a letter to both, after the media reported on it in August.

By: Nick Schwellenbach
Director of Investigations, POGO

Nick Schwellenbach At the time of publication, Nick Schwellenbach was Director of Investigations for the Project On Government Oversight.

Authors: Nick Schwellenbach

Leave A Comment

Nickname
Comment
Enter this word: Change

Browse POGOBlog by Topic

POGO on Facebook

POGOBlog Contributors

See All Blog Contributors

Latest Podcast

Podcast: Exploring Transparency for Oil and Gas Extraction

Mia Steinle talks about POGO's involvement in the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative (EITI) and the hurdles to increased transparency for oil, gas and hard rock minerals here in the U.S.