Homeland official intimidated by Bush admin

ABC News, via John Byrne, is reporting that former Homeland inspector general Clark Kent Ervin says that Tom Ridge tried "to intimidate me, to stare me down, to force me to back off, to not look into these areas that would be controversial, not to issue critical reports [prior to the 2004 elections]."

Ridge is Bush's top Homeland Security Official, a cabinet-level position.

Byrne writes:


Ervin says Ridge and his top aides saw him as "a traitor and a turncoat" because of a series of reports his office delivered to Congress detailing failures by the Department of Homeland Security.
Ervin says he believes another 9/ll hijack attack could be carried out. "I am quite confident that it could be done again," he tells ABC News [on tonight's Nightline].
(RawStory)

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