President Barack Obama’s nominee for Secretary of Defense, Chuck Hagel, has informed the Senate Armed Services Committee that he will not provide foreign financial details for the corporate and nonprofit organizations he was affiliated with since he left the Senate in 2009.Meanwhile, his past seems to be catching up with him, as well. At any rate, now seems as good a time as any to want to avoid a train wreck.
Republican members of the committee asked Hagel last week for information on whether any of the organizations received funding from any foreign government, individual, or corporation — a request he declined late Tuesday in a letter citing confidentiality agreements.
“[T]he information you seek is legally controlled by the individual entities and not mine to disclose,” he said, adding that he was not involved in the day-to-day operation of the organizations. “As a board-member, I have a fiduciary duty that includes the obligation to maintain the confidentiality of non-public corporate information. The information may also be subject to various other legal requirements or contractual arrangements that prohibit its disclosure.”
According to a senior GOP aide close to the confirmation process, “Senators are not reacting well to this response.”
Wednesday, February 06, 2013
Chuck Hagel isn't cooperating:
Some people are just plain dumb: Insulting someone for low intelligence is, by its very nature, what the left calls "ableist." You...
The regulators are still at it: Using the "altFEC" twitter account, one of several "alt" sites set up by government work...
Were they the ancestors of piano players? The brain circuits that led to two-sided tools and weapons such as hand-axes and cleavers are the ...
They really are after everyone's job: The study found that 42 percent of UK consumers believe their job is likely to be replaced by a ro...