After roughly 42,000 gallons of oil spewed into the Yellowstone River in Montana last weekend, federal documents show that Exxon Mobil officials were not candid with the public about the length of time it took to seal the burst pipe. (more)
Prosecutors in the case of a housekeeper who is charging Dominique Strauss-Kahn with sexual assault are reportedly expected to dismiss felony charges after discovering the woman’s credibility is severely lacking.
The best videos of this week include a stunning clip of Bush unabashedly admitting that he lied to America; a hysterical sendup of Rumsfeld’s contempt for reporters; and Stephen Colbert’s tribute to the scandal-ridden GOP.
Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington has asked the DOJ to launch an investigation into why the FBI “fabricated and disseminated a cover-up story as to why it never investigated the Foley emails sent to it by CREW.” This is big. There now appears to be incontrovertible evidence that the FBI is engaged in a coverup.
Michael Hayden, who will probably replace outgoing CIA chief Porter Goss, told Congress in 2002 that all domestic surveillance was consistent with the FISA law—knowing full well of Bush’s warrantless eavesdropping program.