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52. Bookmarked. Kickin' A & taking names is your specialty, Octafish!
Have you heard the latest on Abramoff. Surprise, surprise, Hastert's in bed with him too!

Breaking! Hastert is added to the Abramoff scandal
by dynamicstand
Sun Nov 06, 2005 at 09:56:26 AM PDT

In June 2003, House Speaker Dennis Hastert sent a letter to Secretary of the Interior Gale Norton urging her to act in favor of clients of the scandal-plagued lobbyist Jack Abramoff. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reported yesterday that investigators believe that Abramoff and his staff provided the congressmen with the letter's text.

dynamicstand's diary :: ::
Three other representatives, including former House Majority leader Tom DeLay and the current majority leader Roy Blunt, co-signed the letter. Both DeLay and Blunt have close ties to Abramoff and have received thousands of dollars from his clients.

The letter endorsed a view of gambling law that would block the Jena Band of Choctaw Indians from opening a casino nearby one owned by the Coushattas, an Abramoff client.

In September 2004, the Washington Post quoted V. Heather Sibbison, a lobbyist at the time for the Jena Band: "I have never seen a letter like that before. It was incredibly unusual for that group of people, who do not normally weigh in on Indian issues, to express such a strong opinion about a particular project not in any of their home states."

Accoring to FEC reports, since 1999 Hastert has taken $49,000 from American Indian tribes while they were Jack Abramoff's clients. On June 3, 2003, Hasteret held a fundraiser at Signatures, a Washington restaurant owned by Abramoff. He did not pay for the space until more than two years later, when Business Week began an in-depth investigation into use of Signatures.


This is an story that is breaking at the Huff..

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  -Know your BFEE: Bush and bin Laden Clans Together in Bed Octafish  Nov-06-05 10:58 AM   #0 
  - Hey Octafish.....thanks for the continuing awareness of the BFEE.  blm   Nov-06-05 11:06 AM   #1 
  - You're welcome, blm! Remember all them bin Ladens flying out of Dodge?  Octafish   Nov-06-05 11:26 AM   #2 
     - oooohhhh, but Kissassikoff denied that happened, and smeared  Gabi Hayes   Nov-06-05 11:56 AM   #8 
     - That's the problem even at DU, Octafish. Some are still incredibly unaware  blm   Nov-06-05 01:33 PM   #15 
  - K and R, as always....but isn't it sad that......  Gabi Hayes   Nov-06-05 11:30 AM   #3 
  - Looks like they're one and the same Clemons. Re: MOCKINGBIRD...  Octafish   Nov-06-05 11:43 AM   #4 
     - that's exactly the site, Octa  Gabi Hayes   Nov-06-05 11:49 AM   #5 
     - The world's finest history teacher...  DrDebug   Nov-09-05 02:19 PM   #58 
     - Truitt, WashPost employee, sacked by Bradlee, was hubby of  Gabi Hayes   Nov-06-05 11:52 AM   #7 
        - Feel sorry for professional liars. It must take a toll...  Octafish   Nov-06-05 03:52 PM   #20 
  - Octafish! Keep it coming!  lonestarnot   Nov-06-05 11:52 AM   #6 
  - Hi, lonestarnot! Here's what Bill White wrote Patrick Fitzgerald...  Octafish   Nov-06-05 03:16 PM   #17 
     - JFC!!!!! this is pretty new. did you start a thread on this letter?  Gabi Hayes   Nov-06-05 04:42 PM   #24 
     - Damn... Just saw your reply. Have been out all day. I read almost every  lonestarnot   Nov-06-05 06:56 PM   #26 
     - DAMN CLINTON for siding w/Greenspan over Kerry - this should NEVER have  blm   Nov-07-05 07:59 AM   #45 
  - Recommended. Everyone should understand BFEE nm  texpatriot2004   Nov-06-05 12:00 PM   #9 
  - Thanks, texpatriot2004! BFEE is part Mafia, War Party...  Octafish   Nov-06-05 03:26 PM   #18 
     - I have seen that memo. I don't believe Poppy's bullshit about  texpatriot2004   Nov-07-05 04:32 PM   #50 
     - Here's a thread I started about the hostile takeover...most just  texpatriot2004   Nov-07-05 04:40 PM   #51 
  - I've said it more than once, and I'll say it again! I love your posts  WiseButAngrySara   Nov-06-05 12:27 PM   #10 
  - Thanks, 'Sara! Didya hear Smear Boat O'Neill sank Bath's biz partner?  Octafish   Nov-06-05 04:17 PM   #21 
  - The BFEE would crush small kittens if they could extract oil.  Rex   Nov-06-05 12:30 PM   #11 
  - Great thread  Little Star   Nov-06-05 12:55 PM   #13 
  - Thanks, Little Star! Bush afraid, er, warned of Osama in July 2001.  Octafish   Nov-06-05 04:36 PM   #23 
  - BFEE scared of flying. Ashcan stopped flying commercial in July 2001.  Octafish   Nov-06-05 04:27 PM   #22 
  - Ben Bradlee, the making of a CIA asset: interview w/ Deborah Davis  Gabi Hayes   Nov-06-05 12:47 PM   #12 
  - The Mighty Whorelitzer  Octafish   Nov-06-05 10:11 PM   #29 
  - Americans read and comprehend at the sixth grade level.  Gregorian   Nov-06-05 01:00 PM   #14 
  - That's what "60 Minutes" is for, too bad everyone's getting so old nt  AntiFascist   Nov-06-05 03:45 PM   #19 
  - That's why I was so steamed at the Kerry campaign.  Octafish   Nov-06-05 10:20 PM   #30 
     - Bush Knew and Failed to Protect the Nation from Attack. Wow. Good piece.  oasis   Nov-06-05 11:26 PM   #36 
  - As always Octafish your posts are great.  gordianot   Nov-06-05 01:57 PM   #16 
  - Rummy has stock in a company that would treat avian flu.  Rex   Nov-06-05 04:56 PM   #25 
  - Thanks, gordianot! Oh! To have a torpedo of truth...  Octafish   Nov-06-05 10:29 PM   #31 
  - Thanks for your continuing threads about these folks!  bobthedrummer   Nov-06-05 07:17 PM   #27 
  - You're welcome, Roberto! You've shined just as much Truth on the BFEE...  Octafish   Nov-06-05 10:41 PM   #32 
     - Kick!  bobthedrummer   Nov-07-05 02:52 PM   #49 
  - K & R & Bookmarked. Thanks Octa & All DU 'Detectives' ;-)  Amonester   Nov-06-05 08:46 PM   #28 
  - Thanks, Amonester! Here's a listing...  Octafish   Nov-06-05 10:57 PM   #33 
     - Bookmarked the permalink on DU & at here home. ThankS!  Amonester   Nov-06-05 11:20 PM   #35 
     - thanks! n/t  unpossibles   Nov-07-05 07:44 AM   #42 
  - KICK!  AntiFascist   Nov-06-05 11:16 PM   #34 
  - Bookmarked. Thanks!!! n/t  LeahD   Nov-06-05 11:39 PM   #37 
  - Hi, Leah! Thank you! Diya remember HARKEN Energy?  Octafish   Nov-09-05 10:44 PM   #59 
  - this thread won't fully open for me  cosmicdot   Nov-07-05 12:52 AM   #38 
  - finally got the whole thread n/t  cosmicdot   Nov-07-05 02:17 AM   #40 
     - Thanks for keeping on keeping on, cosmicdot!  Octafish   Nov-09-05 10:54 PM   #60 
  - Just an amazing set of coincidences......  Old and In the Way   Nov-07-05 01:24 AM   #39 
  - Thanks, Not-so-Old and Never-in-the-Way! Same goes...  Octafish   Nov-09-05 11:06 PM   #61 
  - Thanks, Octafish! Recommended.  Nothing Without Hope   Nov-07-05 06:05 AM   #41 
  - nominated.. lurkers please read  G_j   Nov-07-05 07:47 AM   #43 
  - I always wonder how freepers deal with these facts that are irrefutable  blm   Nov-07-05 07:53 AM   #44 
     - it is organized crime we are faced with  G_j   Nov-07-05 11:30 AM   #47 
  - looking for more info on BFEE-CEE(Cheney Evil Empire) connexions  EuroObserver   Nov-07-05 08:03 AM   #46 
  - Leuren Moret  EuroObserver   Nov-07-05 01:17 PM   #48 
     - Ah, more links here:  EuroObserver   Nov-07-05 05:32 PM   #53 
        - Wowy zowy!  Octafish   Nov-09-05 01:48 PM   #57 
  - Bookmarked. Kickin' A & taking names is your specialty, Octafish!  robertpaulsen   Nov-07-05 05:11 PM   #52 
  - kick n/t  EuroObserver   Nov-07-05 06:11 PM   #54 
  - well,well  callady   Nov-08-05 10:48 PM   #56 
  - Kick for an informed America.  oasis   Nov-07-05 09:00 PM   #55 

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