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Current Investigations
* Cheney's secretive Energy Task Force was investigated by the GAO and the case is currently pending at the Supreme Court. * The Plame Game is under investigation by the Justice Department. * Bush's Medicare scam and the circumstances that led the administration to lie to Congress about the cost of the legislation is under investigation by the HHS inspector general's office. * The massive intelligence failure that led Bush to lie to the world about the Iraqi threat is under investigation by a congressionally-authorized independent commission (which Bush fought the creation of). * Bribes offered on the House floor to Rep. Nick Smith (R-Mich.) in exchange for his vote on Bush's Medicare plan are under investigation by the House Ethics Committee and the Justice Department. * Attorney General John Ashcroft was under investigation by the Federal Election Commission for violating campaign finance laws in 2000, and the FEC concluded that Ashcroft accepted $110,000 in illegal contributions. * An investigation into House Majority Leader Tom DeLay's criminal fundraising schemes in Texas -- which allegedly used corporate funds to help state GOP lawmakers -- is already before a Texas grand jury. * Republican staffers on the Senate Judiciary Committee were investigated for stealing thousands of confidential memos from Dem computers, a matter that has now been referred to the Justice Department for a possible criminal probe. * Republican Connecticut Gov. John Rowland is under a criminal investigation (and an impeachment investigation) after he lied about prominent state contractors and several government aides paying for refurbishments to his lake-front cottage. * Former Rep. Bill Janklow (R-S.D.) was under investigation for vehicular manslaughter, a crime for which he was later convicted. * The Pentagon launched a formal investigation into well-armed evangelist and three-star General William "Jerry" Boykin, Bush's pick for deputy undersecretary of defense for intelligence, and his record of extreme religious rhetoric. * The circumstances that led to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001 are under investigation by a congressionally-authorized independent commission (which, again, Bush fought the creation of and then later resisted cooperating with). * California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger was investigated for violating state campaign finance laws, a charge for which he was later found guilty by a state judge. The state has a $100,000 cap on candidate loans; Schwarzenegger loaned himself over $4 million in the closing days of his campaign. * The forged documents that led Bush to inaccurately claim that Iraq had sought to purchase uranium from Niger are under investigation by a Senate committee and the FBI. * John Korsmo, Bush's choice to chair the Federal Housing Finance Board, is the target of an ongoing Justice Department criminal probe related to his political fundraising activities and their subsequent cover-up. The scandal cost Korsmo his career; he was forced to resign from his position. * The Texas GOP's decision to seek assistance from the FAA to track down Democratic lawmakers fleeing the state to deny a legislative quorum was the subject of two formal inquiries -- one from the U.S. Department of Transportation, the other from the Department of Homeland Security. * And honorable mentions should go, of course, to investigations into Halliburton (Dick Cheney's former company) and Enron (George Bush's biggest corporate supporter). Source:Carpetbagger Report Reuters - Thu Oct 13,12:56 AM ET WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Majority Leader Bill Frist has been subpoenaed to turn over personal records in an investigation into possible insider trading, The Washington Post reported on Thursday.

Bush family’s dirty little secret: President’s oil companies funded by Bin Laden family and wealthy Saudis who financed Osama bin Laden Source:American Free Press Oct 7th, 2001

George Bush Jr. TRUST OR HUSTLE: The Bush Record In 1992, US News and World Report concluded that in one important respect, “George W. Bush has less in common with his father than with his younger brother Neil,” having “also benefited from some questionable but less well-known business associations.”It noted, in particular, that Bush sold $828,560 worth of Harken stock [on June 20, 1990] just one week before the company stock posted unusually poor quarterly earnings and Harken stock plunged sharply. Shares lost more than 60% of their value over 6 months. When Bush sold his shares, he was a member of a company committee studying the effect of Harken’s restructuring, a move to appease anxious creditors. According to documents on file with the Securities and Exchange Commission, his position on the Harken committee gave Bush detailed knowledge of the company’s deteriorating financial condition. The SEC received word of Bush’s trade eight months late. Bush has said he filed the notice but that is was lost. Read About It 1976 The Bush campaign acknowledged that Governor Bush had a drunk driving arrest in 1976. 1971 Bush performed the work to erase a cocaine-possession infraction from his record. 1972 Bush was arrested for cocaine use in 1972 in Houston and that a judge expunged the record as a favor to political allies of Bush's father, President Bush. 1988 At the Republican National Convention in 1988, George W. Bush was asked by a Hartford Courant reporter about what he and his father talked about when they weren't talking about politics. "Pussy," Bush replied. Read About It What was Jr. doing in the month before 9-11 in Texas when he should have been reading security reports? Come on now, he had only been in office 6 months when he took a 30 day vacation. Dick Cheney The Dick explaining how much he drank. Cheney was convicted of drunk driving twice during an eight-month period in the early 1960s in his home state of Wyoming. Cheney told members of the Senate Armed Services committee about the DWI arrests during a closed confirmation hearing. Read About It. Jed Bush Bush's 24-year-old daughter Noelle has been undergoing treatment since her Jan. 29 arrest on charges of trying to buy Xanax with a fraudulent prescription. 9-13-2002 Police Begin Criminal Investigation Against Noelle Bush Police said an employee discovered crack cocaine in one of Noelle Bush's shoes Monday night. George Bush Sr. "President Bush's pardon of Caspar Weinberger and other Iran-contra defendants undermines the principle that no man is above the law. It demonstrates that powerful people with powerful allies can commit serious crimes in high office -- deliberately abusing the public trust without consequence." Independent Counsel on Iran-Contra Bush Pardons 6 in Iran Affair, Aborting a Weinberger Trial; Prosecutor Assails 'Cover-Up' Source:New York Times A recent article in the Charlotte Observer speculates on why President George Bush, two days before leaving office, pardoned a small-time Pakistani heroin smuggler serving a long sentence in a North Carolina federal prison (John Monk and Gary Wright, "Why Did Bush Free Smuggler? Mystery Lingers in Charlotte Case," The Charlotte Observer, 3/27/93, 1A). Former President Bush granted last-minute pardon to contributor's son CNN has learned about a pardon granted by former President Bush to Edwin Cox Jr., whose family contributed nearly $200,000 to the Bush family's campaigns and to Republican campaign committees from 1980 to 2000, according to documents obtained by CNN. Time magazine, which first reported the story on its Web site Tuesday evening, also reports that Cox's father, Texas oilman Edwin L. Cox Sr., contributed at least $100,000 to the George Bush Presidential Library near Austin, Texas. Bush pardoned Cox on January 18, 1993, two days before leaving the White House. Prescott Bush George W. Bush's grandfather Prescott Bush got into a little bit of trouble back in the 1940s. While American soldiers were fighting the Nazis in WWII, a few of the companies Precott managed were seized under the Trading with the Enemy Act because they were selling fuel to, and laundering money for, the Nazis. Read About It In 1918 it is said that he robbed the grave and stole the skull of the Native American warrior Geronimo as part of an initiation into Yale's Skull and Bones Society. The Skull and Bones society has been important to the Bush Family. George Bush Sr. and George W. Bush were also members of this secret society. Neil Bush HOUSTON (AP) Neil Bush had sex with women who showed up uninvited at his hotel rooms in Asia; he had an affair and may have fathered a child out of wedlock; and he stands to make millions from businesses in which he has little expertise -- including a computer-chip company managed in part by the son of former Chinese president Jiang Zemin. Read About It Sharon Bush Sharon Bush, the estranged wife of President George W. Bush's younger brother Neil, is planning to write a tell-all book about her two decades with the Bush family, The Observer has learned. Mrs. Bush is in the middle of a divorce battle with Neil Bush, and the fight has turned nasty on both sides. The Observer has obtained a deposition given by Mr. Bush on March 4, in which he described his marriage as "broken" and "loveless." In her book, Ms. Bush wants to detail her disillusionment with the family. According to her associates, she has grown despondent about her treatment at the hands of the Bushes. She said family members have turned their backs on her ever since last year, when she learned that her husband wanted to end their marriage after carrying on an extramarital affair with one of Barbara Bush's former assistants. John Ellis Bush AUSTIN, Texas - The youngest son of Florida Gov. Jeb Bush was arrested early Friday and charged with public intoxication and resisting arrest, law enforcement officials said. John Ellis Bush, 21, was arrested by agents of the Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission at 2:30 a.m. on a corner of Austin’s Sixth Street bar district, said commission spokesman Roger Wade. The nephew of President Bush was released on $2,500 bond for the resisting arrest charge, and on a personal recognizance bond for the public intoxication charge, officials said. Source:AP 9-17-2005 John Snow Tresury Secretary Snow was arrested for drunken driving in 1982 and was involved in a child-support dispute with his ex-wife. Source: White House. Senate Majority leader Bill Frist(GOP TENN) Sunday, the senator's son, Jonathan Frist, 17 was arrested for DUI and possession of alcohol by a minor. Nashville Channel 5 June 8th, 2003

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