Monday, July 16, 2007

The Omerta Holds

House Democrats are blowing it. Specifically, the House Intel Committee chair Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) ought to be called to account. There's only one reason I can figure the Dems would be trying to keep this thing buried and the LA times has it pegged.

TPMmuckraker: Dems Help Bury Committee Report on Duke's Doings

... After the committee completed a report on how Cunningham abused his seat last year, the Republican leadership blocked its release, though ranking member Rep. Jane Harman (D-CA) was able to disseminate a five-page summary of the findings last October.

Now the Democrats are in power. But the committee's chair Rep. Silvestre Reyes (D-TX) has decided not to publicly release the full 23-page declassified version. ...

The LA Times reports:
... "They are so nervous about this report being out," said one congressional official, who spoke on condition of anonymity. "Members oppose putting this thing out because you read this and the natural question is: 'Did you know this, and what did you do about it?' I don't think any members wanted that scrutiny." ...

Representative Silvestre Reyes (D - 16)

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