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Good evening I'm Bret there you paid big bucks -- a mind reader and a clown.
But nobody was laughing today on Capitol Hill in the wake of revelations.
Your hard earned money went for lavish meetings incentive gifts and bonuses -- congressional correspondent Mike Emanuel reports not only was the chief witness not laughing.
He wasn't talking.
It was the first of four hearings this week on what many called outrageous spending at the General Services Administration or GSA.
And the executive believed to be at the center of the more than 820000.
Dollar Las Vegas conference in October when he can be applied to chairman paralyzes five questions the same way.
chairman on the advice of counsel I respectfully decline to answer based upon my Fifth Amendment constitutional privilege.
Jeff Healey is on leave from his job as an executive in charge of western states for GSA although I -- asked that he -- for the remainder of the hearing.
He quickly left Capitol Hill.
The western regions conference included a clown a mind reader and has received tremendous attention with much of it captured on camera.
-- wife's photos reveal a lavish good time they were having in Las Vegas.
A leading Democrat called the situation indefensible and intolerable and reading email nearly center.
-- suggested he invited friends to join in on the taxpayer funded fun.
We'll get you guys a room near us.
Will pick up the room to have.
Could be -- blasts.
The woman who recently resigned his GSA administrator who's accused of sitting on an inspector general's report on the conference for eleven months.
Offered this explanation how this event grew out of control -- it.
The western regions conference and economical training event in the late 1990s.
Had evolved into a raucous.
Arrogant self congratulatory.
Event that ultimately be little to federal.
Workers those attending the Las Vegas conference were also given especially my -- blackjack dealers jacket -- tours coffee table book signed by -- and more we're stimulus dollars used for this we have a problem that all of these items are are being purchased and made from China so we're stimulating China and -- the United States before the hearing chairman ice has suggested this may only be the start of excessive spending revelations.
Really is the tip of the iceberg we're seeing a pattern of the GSA and remember the GSA sets the standard.
Four if you will getting a good value for the American people for all of government.
The inspector general revealed he's looking into allegations of bribery and kickbacks in this agency -- that -- the possibility.
The Justice Department may open a criminal investigation.
It is not surprising Jeff Healey remained quiet -- -- command a lot in the hearing room up on Capitol Hill Mike thank you.
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