Tuesday, October 30, 2007

House Probes Blackwater Immunity

Some days he gets too partisan (in favor of Democrats) than I like, but on days like today, I love Henry Waxman and his pursuit of accountability where needed.

Among the uncomfortable questions that Waxman addresses to Secretary of State Rice is: "When did you, Deputy Secretary of State John Negroponte, former Assistant Secretary of State Richard Griffin, Ambassador David Satterfield (senior advisor on Iraq), and Ambassador (to Iraq) Ryan Crocker learn of the grant of immunity?" and "What consultation, if any, was conducted with the Justice Department prior to the offers of immunity?" Waxman also seeks to determine whether the State Department has conferred immunity during any other investigations of contractors in Iraq.

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