Did Cookie lie to Congress?

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"Did Cookie lie to Congress?"

House Oversight Committee Chairman Henry Waxman (D-CA) will hold a hearing after Thanksgiving recess to examine whether State Department Inspector General Howard “Cookie” Krongard provided truthful testimony at a hearing last week, in light of new revelations that his brother serves on the advisory board of Blackwater USA. Waxman recently spoke to Krongard’s brother, Buzzy:

Buzzy Krongard stated that Howard Krongard called him specifically to ask about any relationship he had with Blackwater “in preparation for his testimony” to the Committee. Buzzy Krongard stated: “He asked me whether I had any financial interest or any ties to Blackwater, and so I told him ‘I’m going on their Board.”‘

According to Buzzy Krongard, “He responded by saying, ‘Why would you do that?’ and ‘Are you sure that’s a good idea?”‘ Buzzy Krongard then said, “I told him that was my decision, not his, and that we just differed on that.”

In contrast, Howard Krongard testified on November 14, “I do not believe it is true that he is a member of the advisory board.” More here.

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