21 June 2007

Mollohan Reminded of Federal Scrutiny

The Politico includes U.S. Rep. Alan Mollohan in an article today, which highlights pending allegations against four key Capitol Hill "appropriators" to ask "if there is something endemic to the culture of the appropriations committees."

Chairman of the Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee on House Appropriations, Mollohan "is under investigation for steering money to nonprofits he was linked to, although he denies any wrongdoing," the article said. "Mollohan has recused himself from any matter related to the Justice Department, although Republicans continue to hit the Democrats over the Mollohan allegations, arguing that he should no longer chair the subcommittee."

The 1st District Democrat is grouped with Sen. Ted Stevens, R-Alaska, and fellow Reps. John Doolittle and Jerry Lewis, both R-Calif.


Anonymous said...

Could someone report on what mollohan being "under investigation" actually means? How long could this status exist?
Also, with Stevens, for example, there is a lot of detail out there about what he is said to have done, already, but where does one find stated in a comprehensive fashion any facts about what Mollohan is said to have done that is suggested to be improper? so far it seems like mostly or entirely innuendo. it seems suspicious that the report alleging mollohan's wrongdoing was never released by the people who compiled it. that hasn't stopped the dominion post from running headlines before the election about nothing, slamming mollohan.

Anonymous said...

The Wall Street Journal published a couple of articles outlining the improprieties.

The New York Times, and Washington Post have also written articles detailing some of Mollohan’s problems.