Maybe he needed a credenza for his undisclosed location

What Dick Cheney really got -- and from whom -- when the White House bought some "office furniture."

Published March 28, 2007 5:10PM (EDT)

You might call it "technology for checking mail for anthrax." But if you were the White House, and you were buying the technology for Dick Cheney's office, and you were buying it through the first-ever federal contract for the company owned by later convicted defense contractor Mitchell Wade, you just might decide to keep the deal on the down low by calling it "office furniture," too.

By Tim Grieve

Tim Grieve is a senior writer and the author of Salon's War Room blog.

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