Thursday, March 02, 2006

Old Media Just Can't Keep Up

Back in January, we followed up on a post at the TPM Cafe regarding the #3 guy over at the CIA, Kyle "Dusty" Foggo, and his relationship with Cunningham briber-in-chief, Brent Wilkes. Well, here we are six weeks later and Newsweek jumps on board with a "scoop" about Foggo and Wilkes.

Federal prosecutors have accused (as an unindicted co-conspirator) one of Foggo's closest friends, San Diego businessman Brent Wilkes, of participating in a scheme to bribe Randall (Duke) Cunningham, the GOP congressman from San Diego who resigned his seat after pleading guilty to federal corruption and tax charges.


Foggo and Wilkes are old buddies. Pals in San Diego say that between assignments overseas, the genial, hefty Foggo was a conspicuous presence at Wilkes's parties.

Newsweek doesn't address the assertion made in January that Foggo was involved in getting Wilkes, whose companies are all involved in high tech and software products, a contract to provide water to the CIA in Iraq.

I guess we'll have to wait for the indictments to be handed down before Newsweek "breaks" that part of the story.