Ramos/Compean: "Government admits lying about jailed border agents"
Posted Wed, Feb 7, 2007 at 3:34 am
It's not looking too good for that small number of people who've taken the Bush adminstration's side in this matter:
A Department of Homeland Security official admitted today the agency misled Congress when it contended it possessed investigative reports proving Border Patrol agents Ignacio Ramos and Jose Compean confessed guilt and declared they "wanted to shoot some Mexicans" prior to the incident that led to their imprisonment.
...Under questioning by [Rep. John Culberson, R-Texas], [DHS Inspector General Richard L. Skinner] admitted DHS did not in fact have investigative reports to back up the claims: "The person who told you that misinformed you," Skinner reportedly replied.
This prompted a startled and angry response from the congressman.
"You lied to me and you lied to all of us," Culberson charged. "Your office tried to paint a picture of Ramos and Compean as dirty cops, and now you come before this committee and tell us you never had the information to back up those claims."