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Standoff Continues

D.C. Council member Mary M. Cheh (D-Ward 3) held a meeting today to get briefed on the theft from the Office of the Chief Technology Officer that has already resulted in the arrests of two city employees and a contractor.

But representatives of the Mayor Adrian M. Fenty administration were no-shows. Cheh was expecting their absence since Attorney General Peter Nickles already said the matter was too sensitive to allow staffers to answer questions at a public hearing.

So Cheh started the meeting and then postponed it, announcing that she will seek subpoena powers to get to the bottom of the latest government scandal.

She was backed by Council Chairman Vincent C. Gray (D), who has been fighting with the administration about transparency since he and Fenty took office in 2007.

By Nikita R Stewart  |  March 30, 2009; 11:29 AM ET
Categories:  D.C. Council  
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But wait a minute, I thought cab drivers were the only crooks in town.

Posted by: starclimber9 | March 30, 2009 2:23 PM | Report abuse

Remove Fenty, remove Rhee and remove Nickels. All three are incompetent idiots.

Have the DC Tax office comb through their records. I'm sure there all dirty. I'm also sure they'll have plenty of adoring fans in the DC jail.

Posted by: askgees | March 30, 2009 3:03 PM | Report abuse

Fenty and Nickles are not gonna let those OCTO employees testify until they are done coaching them on responses, threatening their livelihood and offering them Verizon Center and Nationals Park suite tickets.

I'm so happy Eric Holder was tapped to be US Attorney...he despises Fenty and is well aware that Fenty is snake...a change is gonna come!

Posted by: bullpen2010 | March 30, 2009 5:43 PM | Report abuse

bullpen2010: I hope you're right!

Posted by: candycane1 | March 31, 2009 8:50 PM | Report abuse

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