Earlier, I posted about the Nigerian deal that was made to get bribery charges against Dick Cheney dropped.
Now, my dear friend and crack investigative reporter Jason Leopold is giving us a closer, eye-widening look. I’ll post the usual excerpts (thank you, Jason!), but for more, you must go over to his place:
Former President George H.W. Bush and ex-Secretary of State James Baker were part of a negotiating team that convinced Nigerian government officials to drop bribery charges against Dick Cheney and Halliburton, the oil services firm he led prior to becoming vice president.
Bush and Baker participated in conference call discussions with senior Nigerian government officials, including the country's attorney general, Mohammed Adoke, last weekend on behalf of Cheney in an attempt to work out a settlement, according to Nigerian news reports.
Representatives for Halliburton also participated in the talks.
BushCo skates. Again.
Please read the whole thing here.