Skip to comments.Peter King: I'll Probe CIA 'Orgies'
Posted on 06/02/2006 8:11:43 AM PDT by Carl/NewsMax
House Homeland Security Committee Chairman Peter King is lashing out at his fellow Republicans in Washington after Homeland Security Czar Michael Chertoff cut anti-terrorism funding for New York City, warning Thursday morning that unless the cuts are restored, he'll launch an investigation into what he called "orgies" involving CIA agents at the Watergate hotel.
"[The cut] to me raises very serious questions about the judgment and the sincerity of the Department [of Homeland Security] and everything they do," King told WABC Radio's John Gambling. "If they can't get something like this right, how can we trust them to get anything right?"
King then threatened: "So I am going to be investigating them from top to bottom and one clear example is this whole scandal with [ex-]Congressman Duke Cunningham, which has now unfolded to include orgies at the Watergate hotel."
Last month, a top advisor to former CIA Director Porter Goss was forced to resign after admitting that he attended poker parties at the Watergate arranged by a lobbyist-friend of Cunningham's, where published reports claimed that prostitutes were present.
But there have been no allegations that anyone engaged in "orgies."
Still, an angry King vowed to blow the lid off the scandal, saying it involves "prostitutes and booze and gambling and CIA agents."
"People were driven to the Watergate hotel for these orgies in limousines," King claimed. "The limousine company is owned by a convicted criminal that lost their previous contracts with school districts because they were incompetent. And the Department of Homeland Security gave them a $21 million contract to drive their top officials around Washington."
The New York Republican continued to fume: "They could find $21 million to give to a company owned by a criminal which drives around pimps and prostitutes, and they cut $80 million for the city of New York.
"That says to me a lot about their judgment," he added.
Responding to King's complaint, Homeland Security spokeswoman Tracy Henke told Gambling that New York City had received $568 million in federal security funding since 2003 - on top of the $20 billion in reconstruction aid earmarked to help rebuild lower Manhattan in the wake of the Sept. 11 attacks.
This is absurd and infantile on the part of King.
Why do I feel like I am listening to junior high school kids??
"prostitutes and booze and gambling"
Sounds like the Whitehouse during a Democratic Administration.
He is getting on my last nerve with all his histrionics lately.
The War On Terror is officially just another pork barrel project.
Ol' Pete's starting to froth at the mouth.
It is hilarious that Peter King, a longtime supporter and promoter of terrorist organizations, is now pretendingb to care about the efficiency of anti-terrorism agencies.
Even if it turned out to be true?
If it's true, it should be investigated. What does that have to do with King's state getting more or less money?
Was it Rush yesterday who said that a lot of the money NY received initially was for projects that have now been completed? If so, PK should stop behaving like a spoiled brat who had his milk money stolen.
So let me get this straight. If they give him the money he won't investigate this corruption?
It is hilarious that Peter King, a longtime supporter and promoter of terrorist organizations
Which ones? Do you have a link?
Would having as much money as Donald Trump have done anything to stop the WTC from falling once it was hit? Money will not win this war. Not being a whiny Muslim terrorist apologist like much of the Left will win it.
Not my point.
"So let me get this straight. If they give him the money he won't investigate this corruption?"
And that is the line of the day. Congratulations, you win a copy of the DNC playbook, autographed by Howard Dean.
Sounds like your run-of-the-mill DC extortion.
The DHS and the admin will look terrible if (or when) NYC suffers another attack. The actual facts won't matter - the perception will be that they misjudged the threat to nyc (which, to be fair, is pretty difficult to misjudge).
He considers Gerry Adams a personal friend.
Yeah, whatever happened to honoring others' private lives?
And the Department of Homeland Security gave them a $21 million contract to drive their top officials around Washington."
I question why stupid useless bureaucrats cannot drive themselves around Washington. After all a stupid drunken useless congressman by the name of Patrick Kennedy is left to driving himself around Washington. What id good enough for wealthy drunken elected officeholders should be good enough for nameless faceless useless bureaucrats who still do not have a clue who planted anthrax in the congressional mails. Some department of homeland security!
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