$700K in Fees Could Bring Panetta Scrutiny

CIA nom got speaking, consulting money from troubled banks
By Will McCahill,  Newser Staff
Posted Feb 4, 2009 4:03 PM CST
CIA Director-designate Leon Panetta could be the next Obama nominee whose personal finances come under scrutiny.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – President Obama’s nominee to head the CIA could be the next to come under scrutiny after the Wall Street Journal reported today that Leon Panetta has made more than $700,000 in the past year in speaking and consulting fees—with some coming from troubled banks and an investment firm whose companies do business with national security agencies. Panetta is scheduled to appear before the Senate Intelligence Committee tomorrow.