Waxman Aide: Cookie, Buzzy Brother Battle is ON!

So much for the pleas of defense attorney Barbara van Gelder not to turn brother against brother.

On Saturday, van Gelder, attorney for State Department Inspector General Howard “Cookie” Krongard, asked Rep. Henry Waxman (D-CA) to abandon a planned hearing into whether Krongard lied to the House oversight committee about his brother’s ties to Blackwater. But Waxman isn’t buying it. Says a committee staffer: “Our plans are the same. The dispute with his brother reinforces the questions regarding his credibility and competence.”

No word yet on whether Buzzy Krongard will testify at the hearing, which is scheduled to occur the week of December 3rd.