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Posted at 8:30 AM ET, 01/25/2011

Bush officials violated Hatch Act, agency concludes

By R. Jeffrey Smith

At least seven Cabinet secretaries to President George W. Bush took politically motivated trips at taxpayer expense while aides falsely claimed they were traveling on official business, the independent Office of Special Counsel said Monday night in concluding a three-year probe.

In a report on allegations that first surfaced before Bush left office, the agency condemned what it depicted as widespread violations of a law restricting political activities by federal workers and illegal use of federal funds to engage in electioneering.

The abuses occurred mostly in 2005 and 2006, when Bush advisers were anxious about the looming midterm elections that would hand control of the House of Representatives to the Democrats.

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By R. Jeffrey Smith  | January 25, 2011; 8:30 AM ET
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Comments

The Bush Crime Family strikes again. The ultra-politicization of the federal government. A one party corporate oligarchy. They're almost there.

Federal employees must believe that GW Bush's presidency was God's will. Only graduates from radical extreme right-wing evangelical colleges and law schools need apply for federal jobs, Corporations should have free-speech rights and be able to secretly contribute unlimited amounts of money for political campaigns.

Who's taking back America from who??

Posted by: thebobbob | January 25, 2011 2:26 PM | Report abuse

Damn them for politicizing politics!

Posted by: getjiggly1 | January 25, 2011 4:13 PM | Report abuse

What is the reason for their existence as a committee or "office" if no one's going to DO anything about it?!?! Honestly. Toothless and gutless. THAT'S the fall and decline of America: being toothless and gutless. That's our so-called "immorality."

Posted by: LawsLuvr | January 25, 2011 5:53 PM | Report abuse

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