Avoidable: Partisan Divide Over Release of Cunningham ReportTweet
October 18, 2006
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.
Nick Schwellenbach's areas of expertise include: Government Oversight, Wasteful Contractor Spending, Open Government, Financial Sector, Whistleblower Issues.
Authors: Nick Schwellenbach