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The request was made at a private meeting with congressional leaders Tuesday morning. Sources said Bush initiated the conversation. He asked that only the House and Senate intelligence committees look into the potential breakdowns among federal agencies that could have allowed the terrorist attacks to occur, rather than a broader inquiry that some lawmakers have proposed, the sources said.
Tuesday's discussion followed a rare call to Daschle from Vice President Dick Cheney last Friday to make the same request.
But, Daschle said, he has not agreed to limit the investigation. Cheney met last week in the Capitol with the chairmen of the House and Senate intelligence committees and, according to a spokesman for Senate Intelligence Chairman Bob Graham, D-Florida, "agreed to cooperate with their effort.
They were discussing how the inquiry would proceed, including what would be made public, what would remain classified, and how broad the probe would be. Graham's spokesman said the committees will review intelligence matters only.
We are looking towards the possibility of addressing systemic problems through legislation," said spokesman Paul Anderson. Some Democrats, such as Sens. Joseph Lieberman of Connecticut and Robert Torricelli of New Jersey, have been calling for a broad inquiry looking at various federal government agencies beyond the intelligence community.
It's to take an honest look at what went wrong. Who or what failed? There's an explanation owed to the American people," he said. Although the president and vice president told Daschle they were worried a wide-reaching inquiry could distract from the government's war on terrorism, privately Democrats questioned why the White House feared a broader investigation to determine possible culpability.
Ten thousand federal agents -- where were they? How many assets were used, and what signals were missed? First, inthe group of lawmakers and lawyers pushed successfully for legislation that shielded companies and their accountants from investor lawsuits. Then, five years later, the group succeeded in forcing regulators to dilute proposed restrictions on accountants.
The group includes the current chairman of the Securities and Exchange Commission and three House and Senate committee chairmen now involved in the cleanup who have been among the accounting industry's largest campaign recipients.
Now, some in the group, like Senator Christopher J. Dodd, Democrat of Connecticut, are having second thoughts about their opposition to the tougher accounting rules.A report by BAE Systems and SWIFT shows that financial market areas such as equities trading, bonds, and derivatives face more threats than banking, forex, and trade finance.
The Enron scandal, publicized in October , eventually led to the bankruptcy of the Enron Corporation, an American energy company based in Houston, Texas, and the de facto dissolution of Arthur Andersen, which was one of the five largest audit and accountancy partnerships in the world.
In addition to being the largest bankruptcy reorganization in American history at that time, Enron was. The Importance of Ethical Decision Making - Introduction Generally, ethics is defined as standards of performance that explains how human beings should opt to react during many circumstances in which they meet with friends, citizens, parents, teachers, children, .
Case 5. Arthur Andersen: Questionable Accounting Practices.
Arthur Andersen is perhaps best known as an accountant and consultant that served Enron, among many other major firms.
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