Daily Revolt

September 29, 2007

Congressman: State Dept. Official Threatened Investigators

Typical hooliganism from this White House. At what point do these thugs get held accountable. Where is Watergate-style reporting when you need it. I guess the press is too busy covering the frivolous war of words from the likes of Rush Limbaugh and MoveOn:
Aides to State Department Inspector General Howard Krongard threatened two investigators with retaliation this week if they cooperate with a congressional probe into Krongard's office, the chairman of a House of Representatives panel and other U.S. officials said Friday.

The allegations are the latest in a growing uproar surrounding Krongard. Current and former officials in his office charge that he impeded investigations into alleged arms smuggling by employees of the private security firm Blackwater and into faulty construction of the new U.S. Embassy in Baghdad .

[...]The two investigators said they were threatened with retaliation— perhaps including losing their jobs— if they cooperated, Waxman said in a letter to Krongard.

According to the letter, Krongard's congressional liaison told one of the two, Special Agent Ronald A. Militana , "Howard can fire you. It would affect your ability to get another job."

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