Saturday, July 15, 2006

Abramoff Lobbying of White House Probed


What's this? Oversight after over 5 years?

Are things so bad that the Rethugs need to pretend they are actually doing something about corruption in the White House?

Hey, Slimeballs, do you think you could manage to find the billions which have simply disappeared in Iraq?

Abramoff Lobbying of White House Probed:

The House Government Reform Committee has subpoenaed the former law firm of convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff for records of any contacts he or members of his lobbying team had with the Bush White House.

Chairman Thomas M. Davis III (R-Va.) authorized a subpoena weeks ago to Greenberg Traurig, according to several of the law firm's former clients who have been notified that it is turning over billing records, e-mails, phone logs and other material that reflects efforts to lobby the White House.

Representatives of four of Abramoff's former tribal clients said they have been notified by Greenberg Traurig that the firm is turning over records. In some cases, there were scores of phone calls or other contacts with the White House. It is not known whether any of those contacts resulted in improper aid to Abramoff. Several tribal representatives said they believe many contacts were with staff members at the White House office of intergovernmental affairs.

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