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By Brahma Chellaney
Beijing's creeping aggression signals a challenge to U.S. presence in the Asian Pacific
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - Ruth F. Cox
A top administrator at the General Services Administration who worked on President Obama's presidential transition team sought to keep secret the agency report that uncovered massive waste at a lavish taxpayer-funded GSA conference in Las Vegas, records show.
"Is there something we can do to prevent another potential embarrassing episode from unfolding and keep this report from being made public?" she asked in an email obtained by The Washington Times.
"We don't need another $16 muffin public allegation that is eventually proven wrong and the damage is already done (and exacerbated by making a false allegation)," she wrote in an email she deemed "highly confidential."