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Another investigation of Wolfowitz and Riza starts at the State Department. The FT is reporting that the US State Department, where Riza went (or did not, depending on who you believe) for her external assignment, has launched a new probe on Wolfowitz and his role in Riza's career.

"The department is reviewing anomalies in security vetting and legal complications in the transfer of Shaha Riza from the bank to its Middle East section, said two officials." the FT reported.

The article goes on to say:

"The inquiry underlines how the leadership crisis threatening Mr Wolfowitz’s presidency of the bank could further entangle his allies in the Bush administration."

and furthermore

Inquiries by the bank helped trigger the department inquiry along with a separate disclosure about a Pentagon investigation that linked the two Middle East staff (Scott Carpenter and Elizabeth Cheney) to Mr Wolfowitz and Ms Riza

At the time Mr Wolfowitz’s move to the bank was announced, the Pentagon’s inspector general opened a classified investigation into an order by him at the start of the war for Ms Riza to be included in a military contract to go to Iraq.

Mr Wolfowitz told investigators probing the possible conflicts of interest that Mr Carpenter and Ms Cheney had also recommended Ms Riza for the contract and that the matter was subsequently closed, according to a copy of the inspector general’s report. The department is reviewing that claim by Mr Wolfowitz along with irregularities in Ms Riza’s transfer, an official in the department said.

A Washington source ~ May 16, 2007

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