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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 Nick Schwellenbach's areas of expertise include: Government Oversight, Wasteful Contractor Spending, Open Government, Financial Sector, Whistleblower Issues.

Authors: Nick Schwellenbach

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