Holder says criminal investigation still ongoing re: Gusher in the Gulf
Politico evidently filched a story from CBS’s Bob Schieffer during his taping of this Sunday’s Face the Nation, which they published this evening:
Attorney General Eric Holder signaled here that the Justice Department may be conducting a sweeping criminal investigation into the Gulf Coast oil spill, saying that its suspected targets may cover more than just BP.
“There are a variety of entities and a variety of people who are the subjects of that investigation,” Holder told CBS’ Bob Schieffer at the Aspen Ideas Festival. “For people to conclude that BP is the focus of this investigation might not be correct.”
Holder said he wouldn’t go “any further” when Schieffer asked if it might be correct to assume BP could still be the main target, and he “wouldn’t put a timetable” on when any indictments might come down.
On Thursday, Holder said the investigation was “ongoing,” adding that federal officials were reviewing documents, collecting evidence and interviewing witnesses in both of the probes. He added that there has been a “certain commonality of the way oil companies had been operating” in the Gulf when asked if BP was doing anything different than others in the industry – though he didn’t go into specifics.
Hang ’em High Eric..bust all their balls dude….every last friggin company who cut corners in order to save a couple of bucks and/or wanted to get the drill operational asap, regardless of safety regulations or concerns. What is happening to the ecosystem and the wildlife in the Gulf is nothing short of criminal.