The House Armed Services Committee is expanding its probe into the work of former member Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham
(R-CA), who is now serving an eight-year sentence in federal prison on corruption charges, Copley News Service reports
Committee chair Rep. Duncan Hunter (R-CA), a former ally of Cunnigham's, ordered the panel's investigator to review all of the panel's documents from Cunningham's time in Congress, from 1991 to his departure in 2005. Initially, the probe was only for the years 2003 through 2005.
As Copley points out, it's nice but it's not enough. Cunningham appears to have done most of his dirty work not from the Armed Services panel but from the House Appropriations Committee. Yet inexplicably, Appropriations chair Rep. Jerry Lewis (R-CA) refuses to open any sort of investigation into the disgraced lawmaker's activities.