Friday, December 01, 2006

Why is Alan Mollohan being considered for anything?

Politics: Putting a guy being investigated for sweetheart deals by the FBI in charge of the Subcommittee that controls in part the FBI budget and the Justice Department seems a bit dumb.

Rep. Alan Mollohan (D-WV) is under investigation by the FBI. And he's set to assume a top post which would put him in control of the FBI's budget. Neat trick, eh? The FBI's probing Mollohan for possible violations of the law arising from his sprawling network of favors and money which connects him to good friends via questionable charities, alarmingly successful real estate ventures, and hundreds of millions of dollars in earmarked funds. The investigation appears to be active and ongoing. We're told that the Feds continue to gather information on the guy. Yet the Democrats look poised to make Mollohan the chairman of the panel which controls the purse strings for the entire Justice Department -- including the FBI.
Even Murtha didn't rise to this level of bad ethics.

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