Should Dick Cheney Testify Under Oath On The Oil Spill? Chris Matthews Thinks So
Former Halliburton CEO Dick Cheney had secret meetings with energy company executives as Vice President, signaling cozy relationships with a company that paid him a bonus when he left to work in the White House. So, what did he know and when did he know it?
Matthews cited a string of what he considered suspicious activity by the former Vice President and former Halliburton CEO, such as a transaction where “he received some kind of bonus or whatever” when he left Halliburton for the White House, and the lack of meaningful oversight on oil companies. The oil companies and their regulators, Matthews continued, have an “incredibly incestuous little set-up” that makes it nearly impossible to keep the companies in check. “We’ve got the VP of our country, fresh from his job as CEO of the oil company, holding secret meetings with the oil companies in the White House,” he argued. Yes, we did– 16 months ago. Matthews insisted, however, on calling the current relationship with the oil companies a product of “the government Obama inherited” and concluded that Cheney needed to testify “under the lights and under oath” about the Gulf oil spill.
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