"As you may know, Mr. Erik Prince, founder and CEO of Blackwater USA testified before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee in October. His company has been under intense scrutiny by Congress, government agencies, and the media regarding contracts and actions in Iraq. Not only has Mr. Prince personally been targeted by partisan warfare repeatedly over the past months, but the use of contracting throughout the government has been under attack by Congress.
Here's speculation from Cliff Schecter:
Weirdness. This came from The Hill website, but before I could link it, the link disappeared.Here's more that Schecter had lifted from The Hill before the link vanished:
The event appears to be exclusive.
The Republican Study Committee, specifically McHenry, Reps. Mike Pence (R-Ind.) and Jeb Hensarling (R-Texas), initiated this special meeting because "some of our members thought it would be good to be exposed directly to the issues involving Blackwater instead of reading about them second- and third-hand in the newspaper," said a GOP aide.
The aide added that Prince would fly into Washington specifically for this meeting.
From the quoted Hill paragraphs Schecter posted, McHenry has already been identified. It's easy to get the impression he was the main instigator.
What's going on with you and Blackwater, Pat? Something you didn't want us to know?