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Wednesday, September 17, 2003

Posted by Tanstaafl
CNN.com - Cheney aide rejects Halliburton questions - Sep. 16, 2003

This is ridiculous. Here are the critical points:

Cheney gave misleading answers when he said Sunday on NBC's "Meet the Press" that: "I have no financial interest in Halliburton of any kind and haven't had, now, for over three years."

Sen. Frank Lautenberg, D-New Jersey, said Cheney's financial disclosure forms show that he continues to receive deferred salary from the company and therefore has a stake in whether the company stays profitable.

Cheney's office said that to avoid any such questions and any suggestion that Cheney would have a stake in Halliburton's continued success, he bought an insurance policy back in 2001 -- at a cost to him of $15,000 -- to guarantee that he would receive his deferred salary regardless of whether Halliburton stayed in business.



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