to hit Congress in 100 years. “The Justice Department has signaled for the first time in recent weeks that prominent members of Congress could be swept up in the corruption investigation of Jack Abramoff, the former Republican superlobbyist who diverted some of his tens of millions of dollars in fees to provide lavish travel, meals and campaign contributions to the lawmakers whose help he needed most”¦’I think this has the potential to be the biggest scandal in Congress in over a century,’ said Thomas E. Mann, a Congressional specialist at the Brookings Institution.”
“The Justice Department is deciding whether to pursue an investigation into allegations of wrongdoing over how a division of the Halliburton Co. was awarded a contract in Iraq,” the San Fransisco Chronicle reports. (Via Talk Left)
“Legal experts said Fitzgerald’s decision to call upon a new grand jury is all but certainly because he is considering additional criminal charges in the case,” the Washington Post reports.