Vice President Dick Cheney's lack of cooperation hindered the General Accounting Office from conducting a thorough investigation of how the Bush administration crafted its proposed energy policy, according to an agency report released yesterday.
"The office of the vice president's persistent denial of access to certain [National Energy Policy Development Group] records, which led us to take the unprecedented step of filing suit to enforce our access rights against a federal official, precluded GAO from fully achieving our objectives and substantially limited our analysis," said David M. Walker, U.S. comptroller general and head of the GAO, the investigative arm of Congress.
The Bush administration refused to release information on the group, saying that to do so would hamper its future decision-making processes.
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