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​Statement From KBR And Former Vice President Dick Cheney In Response To Whistleblower

KBR and former Vice President Dick Cheney respond to allegations made by Bunny Greenhouse, a whistleblower who was once a high-ranking civilian at the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.
Posted on Jun 28, 2019 | 05:00pm
KBR, Inc., formerly known as Kellogg, Brown and Root, was a wholly owned subsidiary of Halliburton, an oil services firm, of which Dick Cheney served as chairman and CEO from 1995 to 2000.

In 2003, KBR was awarded a $7 billion contract in the lead-up to the Iraq War. At the time, Bunnatine Greenhouse was the head of contracting within the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and repeatedly raised her concerns about the contract.

She eventually decided to blow the whistle, testifying before Congress about the alleged waste, fraud, and abuse she witnessed at the Corps and filing a whistleblower lawsuit against the Corps alleging she was retaliated against for speaking out.

CBS reached out to KBR and a spokesperson for former Vice President Dick Cheney for a comment and they provided the following statements.

Statement from KBR:
"It is unfortunate that misinformation and myths about KBR's role in supporting the military several years ago in Iraq and Afghanistan continue to be circulated. These assertions have repeatedly been shown to be false.

KBR is proud of our longstanding partnership with the military and we continue to deliver essential support in harsh, dangerous and at times unprecedented operating environments."


Statement from former Vice President Dick Cheney:
"The Former Vice President severed all ties with Halliburton and KBR in the Summer of 2000 when he became candidate for Vice President."

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