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http://www.politico.com/news/stories/0308/9228.htmlFederal prosecutors said Wednesday that a U.S. citizen working as a secret agent for Saddam Hussein organized and accompanied a congressional delegation trip to Iraq in 2002.
The trip was covertly funded by Iraq’s intelligence service, according to an indictment unsealed Wednesday.
The October 2002 trip included three members of Congress, the indictment said. Between 1999 and 2002, the Michigan man had been providing the Iraqi intelligence service with strategic advice on getting Congress to lift sanctions against Iraq, the indictment added.
The members of Congress were innocent and unwitting victims of the scheme, according to officials familiar with the case.
We'll see where this goes, but I expect they will be able to successfully disavow knowledge of the true source of the money, but the fact that they traveled with the spy could prove probematic. Nevertheless, they have exposed themselves as patsies/dupes for our enemy.