Just so you can get more of a story that isn't getting enough attention. Yes, more illegal activity in the Bush Administration, David H. Safavian.
Just 38, he was administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy at the
president's Office of Management and Budget, with the authority to make the
rules governing $300 billion in annual expenditures, including those in response
to Hurricane Katrina.
But that was before federal agents appeared at his
home on Sept. 19 and arrested Safavian in connection with the investigation of
Jack Abramoff, charging that Safavian lied about his dealings with the onetime
powerhouse lobbyist and misled investigators from the General Services
Administration and the Senate.
And this only part of what he's done wrong. In the wake of Katrina, Safavian raised the maximum amount for no-bid contracts with the government from $2500 to $250,000. He did this on his own, without any approval. This was corrected after his removal.