BP plans to release today its internal investigation of its own role, and any possible wrongdoing or errors by its own officials, in the Deepwater Horizon blowout disaster. Even though some key BP decisionmakers are not talking to federal investigators -- claiming ill health or the Fifth Amendment -- documents describing what they are alleged to have told BP are coming to light. BP would be legally and financially liable for whatever it finds in its self-investigation. By issuing its report before conclusions come from any government or independent investigations, BP stands to dominate the news media narrative on the disaster.
BP Report Spreads Blame Before Analyzing Key Evidence (AP)
"Investigation Into BP's Other Big Gulf Operation Still Not Done" (Mother Jones)
"BP To Admit Partial Blame for Deepwater Oil Spill" (Guardian)