Report criticizes White House’s Abramoff review

USA Today

06/09/08

The White House conducted an inadequate and incomplete internal review of its involvement with convicted influence peddler Jack Abramoff and his lobbying team, a House committee draft report says. Echoing information the committee released in 2006, the new report says that President Bush had personal contact with Abramoff, that White House officials solicited Abramoff’s recommendations on policy matters and that Abramoff’s lobbying team offered White House officials expensive tickets and meals, at least some of which were accepted...

http://tinyurl.com/3la6pj



Report: Bush met with Abramoff at least six times

ABC News

06/09/08

The White House had stronger ties to disgraced superlobbyist Jack Abramoff than it has publicly admitted, according to a draft congressional report released Monday. President Bush met Abramoff on at least four occasions the White House has yet to acknowledge, according to the draft report by the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. And White House officials appeared as comfortable going to Abramoff and his lobbyists seeking tickets to sporting and entertainment events, as they did seeking input on personnel picks for plum jobs, the report found. President Bush himself met Abramoff on at least six occasions, the report said, citing White House documents; the White House had previously acknowledged only two...

http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=5031587&page=1


Informant: Thomas L. Knapp

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Abramoff Had Closer Ties to Bush
http://www.consortiumnews.com/2008/060908a.html


Informant: Dorothee Krien

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Abramoff's White House "Fruit"

Nick Baumann, of Mother Jones, writes: "Despite administration denials, superlobbyist-turned-felon Jack Abramoff did have political traction in the White House, according to a damning draft report released Monday by Rep. Henry Waxman's (D-Calif.) House government oversight committee. Among the findings: Before he was disgraced, Abramoff provided gifts and meals to White House officials, met with President George W. Bush at least six times, and influenced a State Department dismissal and a presidential political endorsement."

http://www.truthout.org/article/abramoffs-white-house-fruit



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