Obama: Oil panel will not interfere with Justice probe

WASHINGTON, May 22 (BestGrowthStock) – President Barack Obama said
the oil spill commission he formally unveiled on Saturday must
ensure that it does not disrupt “any ongoing or anticipated
civil or criminal investigation” arising from the disaster.

Obama, in his executive order establishing the commission,
made his first reference to the the possibility of a criminal
probe into the accident in the Gulf of Mexico, but did not say
such an investigation was under way.

Attorney General Eric Holder said on May 3 that the Justice
Department was part of the investigation into the BP Plc (BP.L: )
oil spill, though a U.S. official at the time said it was not a
criminal probe.

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(Reporting by Matt Spetalnick)

Obama: Oil panel will not interfere with Justice probe