ROLL CALL's John Bresnahann and Paul Kane detail: The 95-page report, which White House officials reviewed Wednesday evening but has yet to be formally approved by the panel, singled out two of President Bush's top lieutenants, Karl Rove and Ken Mehlman, as having been offered expensive meals and exclusive tickets to premier sporting events and concerts by Abramoff and his associates.Note also that Abramoff has links to Harry Reid, an American Senator who acts more like a Mexican Senator. Via the Marianas, JA has links to a guest worker program. JA may also have links to Sen. John Cornyn and Ralph Reed. And, there's not only a David Safavian, Grover Norquist, Chris Cannon connection, but a Chris Cannon, Grover Norquist, WSJ, and Fox News connection.
In total, the committee was able to document 485 contacts between White House officials and Abramoff and his lobbying team at the firm Greenberg Traurig from January 2001 to March 2004, with 82 of those contacts occuring in Rove's office, including 10 with Rove personally.
Politics · Thu, 09/28/2006 - 19:32 · Importance: 1