All the President’s Men: HUD Secretary Latest to Resign Amid Criminal Investigation

tn_white-house_10.jpg It is beginning to look like all new hires in the Bush Administration receive with an office, security pass, and list of available criminal defense counsel. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Alphonso Jackson resigned today in the midst of a criminal investigation into favoritism in government contracts. He is only the latest in an impressive list of Administration officials fleeing on the heels on pursuing constables.

The resignation obviously could not come at a worst time with the worsening housing crisis and the proposed reforms of HUD. Jackson has been fighting demands for his resignation after it became public that he was a target in an investigation into cronyism and favoritism. For the full story, click here.

Jackson joins a lengthening list of a rogue’s gallery. There is of course Scooter Libby, who was the highest ranking aide to Vice President Dick Cheney. Just last week, there was Felipe Sixto, the special assistant to the president for intergovernmental affairs who resigned under accusations of the misuse of funds from U.S. Agency for International Development , here.

There is also Claude A. Allen who was Bush’s top domestic policy adviser and allegedly a habitual shoplifter, click

This does not count roughly a dozen agency figures, who have been charged criminally or have resigned under clouds of suspicion.

6 thoughts on “All the President’s Men: HUD Secretary Latest to Resign Amid Criminal Investigation”

  1. If we think things are bad at HUD (and they are), then wait for news in the weeks ahead about resignations/sackings at EPA. An insurgency is seemingly going on there and it a place tailor-made, I would guess, for some ediscovery orders from J Facciola eventually.

    Disclaimer: this is all speculating on the basis of publicly available reports. No insider information here!

  2. He clearly stated that he’s leaving to spend time with his family. Today is April fools isn’t it? Oh, wait, it’s still March. Well, never mind!

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