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Tuesday, August 26, 2003
If this isn't obstruction of justice...
Reuters | Latest Financial News / Full News Coverage: "Congressional investigators said on Monday that Vice President Dick Cheney had stymied their investigation into his energy task force by refusing to turn over key documents.

The General Accounting Office, the investigative arm of Congress, said it was impossible to tell how much energy companies or industry groups may have influenced the task force's 2001 report because the administration withheld important records."

The more amazing thing, though, is this:
Administration officials did not account for much of the money spent on the task force and could not remember whether anyone took official notes during the 10 Cabinet-level meetings the group held in 2001, the investigators said.
Let's run that back. They could not remember whether anyone took official notes? At Cabinet-level meetings? Guys, can you at least tell us the good lies?

Recall that the one leak that's come out of these meetings involved maps of the Iraqi oil fields and information on contracts well before the invasion of Iraq. What is going on here? How can the administration get away with just ignoring the GAO?

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