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Mr. Brooks. After sending in your request, August 19, when did Mr. Burns start the installation?
Mr. MORAN. About a week later.
Mr. BROOKS. This was on August 19. About a week would be roughly the 26th or 27th. Probably start on the first of the week.
What did you tell him about proceeding with the installation when he showed up?
Mr. MORAN. He just-
Mr. MORAN. He was there most of the time, yes. He had these people working in the building.
Mr. BROOKS. What did you tell him, sir?
Mr. MORAN. I just told him again, “You don't have a contract. I have no authority to give you this job.
Mr. BROOKS. Did he complain when you said it?
Mr. MORAN. No, I just was trying to get across to him, as I see it now, that it was a bad piece of judgment on my part to let him go ahead.
Mr. BROOKS. I am inclined to agree.
Mr. BROOKS. It seems hard for me to understand. And you just told him where you wanted them, how you wanted them done, and you inspected them, and then you told him, “But you haven't got any contract."
Mr. MORAN. That's right.
ahead and do it”? Mr. Moran. No, sir. “You can go ahead on that basis.”
Mr. BROOKS. You can go ahead and do it if you happen to like building partitions around here.
Mr. Moran. Yes, sir.
Mr. Brooks. It was all empty. "It is all yours, I am leaving it with you, but I am not going to be responsible.” But the truth is that you are responsible.
When you cautioned him not to proceed, did he tell you that GSA approved? Mr. MORAN. No.
Mr. BROOKS. He said he would take his chances with them when it went up for bid?
Mr. MORAN. Yes, sir.
Mr. BROOKS. Did you specifically tell him that he was proceeding at his own risk?
Mr. MORAN. Well, I think I implied that when I said that "I cannot give you the authority to buy these things.” In a sense I was telling him
Mr. BROOKS. Did you imply that somebody else could give him the authority?
Mr. MORAN. No, sir.