"If the press reports we've seen are true, there was some serious misconduct on the part of the federal prosecutors in withholding material," Leahy said in a statement.
Sen. Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska) announced earlier this week that she would introduce legislation today that would require federal prosecutors to disclose evidence that benefits the defense. Though prosecutors are already required to share exculpatory evidence with defendants, Murkowski said her bill would make the process uniform across all jurisdictions.
From left, Lisa Peng, daughter of Peng Ming, Grace Ge Geng, daughter of Gao Zhisheng, and Ti-Anna Wang, daughter of Wang Bingzhang, hold pictures of their imprisoned fathers during a House Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights, and International Organizations hearing in the Rayburn House Office Building titled “Their Daughters Appeal to Beijing: ‘Let Our Fathers Go!’”
Each year since 1990, CQ Roll Call has reviewed the financial disclosures of all 541 senators, representatives and delegates to determine the 50 richest members of Congress. This year's report, derived from forms covering the calendar year 2012, shows it took a net worth of $6.67 million to crack the exclusive club.