A senior House Democrat says the State Department may have withheld critical information from the Pentagon about a fired Blackwater USA guard.
The move may have allowed the man to find work in the Middle East two months after he allegedly killed an Iraqi security worker.\
He was drunk when he shot the guard.
In a letter to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, Congressman Henry Waxman also questioned the accuracy of statements made by Blackwater's chief executive and State Department officials before a committee he chaired.
According to Waxman's letter, he and other committee members were told Andrew Moonen was fired by Blackwater after the December 24th, 2006 shooting and had his security clearance canceled.
Two months after Moonen was whisked out of Baghdad, he got a job with Defense Department contractor Combat Support Associates.