Seeking Answers on Secret Cash to Karzai

Senator Bob Corker
2013-05-10 08:35:05
Bob Corker - U.S. Senator, Tennessee [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/1277156967_Twitter_48x48.png] [link 1] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/FacebookIcon_thumb.png] [link 2] [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/YoutubeIcon_thumb.png] [link 3] *E-MAIL UPDATES* *Yes, please periodically send me e-mail updates.** Click Here [link 4] *By subscribing to my e-mail updates, you are authorizing me to send regular e-mail updates from my office to your e-mail account. Survey/Question [survey] Survey/Question [survey] *Update from Senator Bob Corker May 10, 2013* *Seeking Answers on Secret Cash to Karzai* * [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/05-09-13_Newsletter_CNN.jpg]* [link 5] In an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN this week, Senator Corker discussed his letter [link 6] to President Obama seeking answers to reports [link 7] alleging the CIA has been delivering millions of dollars in secret cash payments to Afghan President Hamid Karzai over the past decade.� "Bag fulls of cash...for the last decade, there is no accountability. And again it breeds the kind of thing that we're really trying to keep from happening there," said Corker. "One of our big efforts...has been to try to get the government from being corrupt, but yet it appears we are participating in that process ourselves." *�There�s Been No Accountability� for Benghazi* * [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/05-09-13_Newsletter_MSNBC.jpg]* [link 8] Discussing the administration�s response to the Benghazi attacks on MSNBC this week, Senator Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he wants to know why four State Department officials are still receiving full pay after being involved in security failures that contributed to the deadly attacks last year. �They�re sitting at home with full pay. Americans all across our country are unemployed�There�s been no accountability, and I just don�t think it bodes well to know that people made some mistakes � and candidly mistakes that cost people's lives � and there's nothing happening. I think that�s an issue that does need to get resolved,� said Corker. The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing Wednesday on the Benghazi attacks. The hearing included testimony from key State Department officials with firsthand knowledge of the actions taken by the administration before, during and after the attacks. *Tennesseans Visit Washington* Senators Corker and Alexander congratulated Hannah Bryant, 17, of Columbia, and M�Lea Scott, 14, of Memphis, this week for being selected as Tennessee�s state honorees in the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community award program. Each year the program selects one high school student and one middle school student in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia based upon their outstanding volunteer service.� �It was a pleasure to welcome this year�s award winners, Hannah and M�Lea, to Capitol Hill this week. I am proud to congratulate them on this outstanding honor and hope their commitment, generosity and service is an example to young people across our state,� said Corker. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Miss%20Hannah%20Bryant.jpg] May 7, 2013 � Senators Corker and Alexander meet with Hannah Bryant of Columbia during Tennessee Tuesday, a weekly constituent breakfast in Washington, D.C. [image = corker.enews.senate.gov//images/user_images/Miss M'Lea Scott.jpg] May 7, 2013 � Senators Corker and Alexander meet with M�Lea Scott of Memphis during Tennessee Tuesday, a weekly constituent breakfast in Washington, D.C. For more information on the awards program, visit: www.principals.org/prudential [link 9].� *HomeGrown in Tennessee* In case you missed it: Watch WBIR-TV�s �HomeGrown� feature on Senator Corker here: on.wbir.com/16h4do5 [link 10]. �From the world�s top leaders to the Senate floor, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has made a name for himself in Washington after just one term� It�s a political career he never dreamed of growing up in Chattanooga." Read more: on.wbir.com/16h4do5 [link 11]. �

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Update from Senator Bob Corker
May 10, 2013

Seeking Answers on Secret Cash to Karzai

In an interview with Wolf Blitzer on CNN this week, Senator Corker discussed his

"Bag fulls of cash...for the last decade, there is no accountability. And again it breeds the kind of thing that we're really trying to keep from happening there," said Corker. "One of our big efforts...has been to try to get the government from being corrupt, but yet it appears we are participating in that process ourselves."

�There�s Been No Accountability� for Benghazi

Discussing the administration�s response to the Benghazi attacks on MSNBC this week, Senator Corker, ranking member of the Senate Foreign Relations Committee, said he wants to know why four State Department officials are still receiving full pay after being involved in security failures that contributed to the deadly attacks last year.

�They�re sitting at home with full pay. Americans all across our country are unemployed�There�s been no accountability, and I just don�t think it bodes well to know that people made some mistakes � and candidly mistakes that cost people's lives � and there's nothing happening. I think that�s an issue that does need to get resolved,� said Corker.

The House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform held a hearing Wednesday on the Benghazi attacks. The hearing included testimony from key State Department officials with firsthand knowledge of the actions taken by the administration before, during and after the attacks.

Tennesseans Visit Washington

Senators Corker and Alexander congratulated Hannah Bryant, 17, of Columbia, and M�Lea Scott, 14, of Memphis, this week for being selected as Tennessee�s state honorees in the 2013 Prudential Spirit of Community award program. Each year the program selects one high school student and one middle school student in each of the 50 states and the District of Columbia based upon their outstanding volunteer service. 

�It was a pleasure to welcome this year�s award winners, Hannah and M�Lea, to Capitol Hill this week. I am proud to congratulate them on this outstanding honor and hope their commitment, generosity and service is an example to young people across our state,� said Corker.


May 7, 2013 � Senators Corker and Alexander meet with Hannah Bryant of Columbia during Tennessee Tuesday, a weekly constituent breakfast in Washington, D.C.


May 7, 2013 � Senators Corker and Alexander meet with M�Lea Scott of Memphis during Tennessee Tuesday, a weekly constituent breakfast in Washington, D.C.

For more information on the awards program, visit: HomeGrown in Tennessee

In case you missed it: Watch WBIR-TV�s �HomeGrown� feature on Senator Corker here: �From the world�s top leaders to the Senate floor, Tennessee Senator Bob Corker has made a name for himself in Washington after just one term� It�s a political career he never dreamed of growing up in Chattanooga." Read more: