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The Wall Street Journal reported yesterday that federal prosecutors have opened an investigation of Mollohan's personal financial disclosures. The article also raised questions about earmarks -- or special provisions included in federal spending bills -- that he has steered to nonprofits in West Virginia in the past five years. Mollohan, a member of both the ethics and appropriations committees, has not been accused of any wrongdoing. He acknowledged in an interview making real estate investments with the head of a nonprofit company that received federal money from earmarks Mollohan backed. But, he contended, he is fully "at risk" in the investments and received no special favors in either financing or locating the investments.
Originally posted by ludaChris
Beat me to it Marg. You are 100% correct as well. Corruption isnt a republican, democrat, green, or communist issue. Its a human issue. I mean were all tempted to take, do, or say things we shouldnt at some point or another. Its just a matter of acting on those impulses. Its really hard for me to understand corruption because I can say no to my temptations because I know its wrong. But I think its the power you get being in a high position that corrupts these men and women, its not that they are all born this way, but the power corrupts them. Its been like this throughout history and it wont change.
Originally posted by Amuk
The only possible answer to the corruption in Washington is whenever the Republicans gets busted.....lets point our fingers at the Democrats and say "well they did it to" and when the Democrats get busted lets point our fingers at the Republicans and say "well they did it too"