Not only does the Bush crime family assume that it can ignore congressional subpoenas, apparently they also don't have to cooperate with congressional auditors from the Government Accountability Office.
Who do those auditors think they are, anyway? -- questioning the operationof one of Bush's cabinet agencies. What nerve!
WASHINGTON (AP) — The Agriculture Department abruptly ordered congressional auditors to leave its headquarters and told its employees not to cooperate with them.False information? Perish the thought.
"You are hereby instructed not to meet with any member of the (Government Accountability Office) today, or until this matter is resolved," Michael Watts, a top USDA attorney, wrote to employees Wednesday in an e-mail obtained by The Associated Press.
The auditors were seeking information for an ongoing audit on Agriculture's office of civil rights and its handling of discrimination complaints. Specifically, they were investigating allegations that the department had previously provided false information for the audit.
Makes you think they might have something to hide over there at Ag. Especially the way they actually ordered the auditors to leave the building.
J. Michael Kelly, Agriculture's deputy general counsel, said the GAO investigators called the department Wednesday morning to say they were on their way to its headquarters and wanted to speak with a handful of specific employees.Accountability? We don't need no stinkin' accountability.
The auditors refused to allow USDA lawyers to be present for the interviews, and after allowing one employee to talk, department officials stopped the interviews and told the investigators to leave the building, Kelly said.