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Congress Passes New Rule Allowing Members To Hide Records

Postby Don't Blink » 12 Mar 17, 12:31 am

Congress Quietly Passes New Rule Allowing House Members To Hide Records From Ethics Probes
http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/sec ... cdb0ff34eb

Just when you thought ethics standards couldn’t get much worse on Capitol Hill... It’s emerged that the House GOP quietly changed a rule to allow members to keep their records hidden from ethics or criminal investigations.

The tweak allows politicians to conceal any information members produce — even suspicious expenditures and budgets — if the Office of Congressional Ethics or the Department of Justice investigates them for criminal activity, the Center for Responsive Politics reports.

The change essentially makes a member of Congress the owner and sole controller of any records he or she creates, regardless of whether those documents touch on a public interest, such as use of taxpayer funds or the commission of a crime.
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Re: Congress Passes New Rule Allowing Members To Hide Records

Postby mugley » 12 Mar 17, 3:12 pm

can't see how that will be allowed to stand
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