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Bush said he never met Abramoff. This photo is from a December 2003 affair at the WH.

As we saw as recently as last Friday, the Bush Administration has gone to great lengths to prevent any access to information documenting a relationship with Jack Abramoff. But that relationship exists. CREW was provided a photo of President Bush and Jack Abramoff taken at a campaign fundraiser in December 2003. The White House did not want anyone to see this photo. So, that begs the question: What else are they hiding?

WASHINGTON - A liberal watchdog group published on its Web site Monday a picture of President Bush and imprisoned lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the kind of photo the White House has refused to release.

The picture was taken at a campaign fundraiser in December 2003, according to the Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington. It was taken by a private photo contractor who posted it on a Web site, but then was removed before it made it into distribution, said Melanie Sloan, CREW's director.

A previous photo of Bush and the disgraced lobbyist surfaced last year, but Abramoff was in the background, slightly blurry.

"This is the one they didn't want you to see," Sloan said.

Kim Eisler, Washingtonian magazine writer and a friend of Abramoff's, confirmed the photo's authenticity for The Associated Press. He said he had seen the picture at Abramoff's house.

The White House did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Abramoff helped raise more than $100,000 for Bush's 2004 re-election campaign. He is serving nearly six years in prison for a fraudulent Florida casino deal and is cooperating with the FBI in a bribery investigation involving members of Congress and the Bush administration. /

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  - Dog Bites Man  aquart   Jan-08-07 09:04 PM   #1 
  - What's new?  MadMaddie   Jan-08-07 09:04 PM   #2 
  - I have another photo of Abramoff in the background for a ceremony  Bobbieo   Jan-08-07 09:09 PM   #5 
     - I've seen that one.  NYC   Jan-08-07 09:21 PM   #14 
  - Jack was such a busy boy  seemslikeadream   Jan-08-07 09:06 PM   #3 
  - kewl list!  Dems Will Win   Jan-08-07 09:13 PM   # 
  - But he didn't "meet" him. Depends on what your definition of "met" is.  uppityperson   Jan-08-07 09:07 PM   #4 
  - K&R!  cat_girl25   Jan-08-07 09:11 PM   #6 
  - Don't forget....  George Oilwellian   Jan-08-07 11:41 PM   #29 
  - Kosher pork?  connecticut yankee   Jan-09-07 06:46 AM   #30 
  - As an Orthodox Jew, Jackie boy isn't supposed to eat pork.  Raksha   Jan-09-07 09:14 PM   #48 
  - K & R. n/t  onecent   Jan-08-07 09:13 PM   #7 
  - Have 2 problems with this  EllenZ   Jan-08-07 09:13 PM   #8 
  - This is posted on MSNBC and I sure they check  wakeme2008   Jan-08-07 09:15 PM   #10 
  - Tell that to  EllenZ   Jan-08-07 09:19 PM   #12 
     - Yeah, that was CBS and Dan Rather...  originalpckelly   Jan-08-07 09:32 PM   #20 
     - Tom Who? What documents would those be?  Sydnie   Jan-08-07 09:34 PM   #21 
     - I just love the marginally informed.  Shakespeare   Jan-08-07 10:41 PM   #26 
     - if you're talking  MonkeyFunk   Jan-09-07 12:25 PM   #43 
  - You don't forget people who raise over $100,000 for you  starroute   Jan-08-07 09:22 PM   #15 
  - EllenZ, you'll get over it after a few more posts  TOJ   Jan-08-07 09:25 PM   #17 
  - oh EllenZ  seemslikeadream   Jan-08-07 09:27 PM   #18 
  - We've done the WMD's thing, the public didn't care.  walldude   Jan-08-07 09:30 PM   #19 
  - Theyre not exactly embracing either  exlrrp   Jan-09-07 07:29 AM   #33 
  - Why Tom Delay?  Horse with no Name   Jan-09-07 08:14 AM   #36 
  - Ahhh in denial I see  Horse with no Name   Jan-09-07 08:11 AM   #35 
  - What are you talking about?  PelosiFan   Jan-09-07 10:59 AM   #41 
  - #1 was the official cop-out a few months back.  Raksha   Jan-09-07 09:17 PM   #49 
  - We've got a million of 'em...  Buzz Clik   Jan-08-07 09:14 PM   #9 
  - There's no arguing with that pic! Their affair was long and enduring,  No Exit   Jan-08-07 09:17 PM   #11 
  - they will say he was just one guy paying $50,000 out of hundreds during a $10,000 a plate dinner,..  sam sarrha   Jan-08-07 09:20 PM   #13 
  - Wiat! Karl Rove will claim that the drapes were a slightly different shade  TOJ   Jan-08-07 09:24 PM   #16 
  - Real Estate For Sale  Dems Will Win   Jan-08-07 09:48 PM   #22 
  - kick+  Dems Will Win   Jan-08-07 10:04 PM   #24 
  - It's about effing time!  BuyingThyme   Jan-08-07 09:56 PM   #23 
  - I have to agree with's more pics  calzone   Jan-08-07 10:36 PM   #25 
  - Ok, EllenZ  tyedyeto   Jan-08-07 10:46 PM   #27 
  - You have to make a verifiable charge  EllenZ   Jan-09-07 06:49 AM   #31 
     - I'm sure Chimpy wouldn't remember someone who raised over $100,000  blackops   Jan-09-07 09:51 AM   #39 
     - i don't think it's spin...  calzone   Jan-09-07 12:57 PM   #44 
     - That "other DU'er was ME  Dems Will Win   Jan-09-07 05:26 PM   #46 
     - Subpoena the staff. Many had to see Abramoff come and go.  The Wielding Truth   Jan-09-07 01:36 PM   #45 
  - Uh, yeah, definately photoshoped on the third one.  progressoid   Jan-08-07 11:23 PM   #28 
  - I can't think of a time when Bush told the truth???  Hubert Flottz   Jan-09-07 06:49 AM   #32 
  - wait a minute hold the phone  Lawrence   Jan-09-07 08:08 AM   #34 
  - Little Bit!  Dems Will Win   Jan-09-07 09:15 AM   #37 
  - Oh what tangled webs we weave Mr. President nt  dogday   Jan-09-07 09:17 AM   #38 
  - We do need the records on visitors!!  itsjustme   Jan-09-07 10:07 AM   #40 
  - It's all about appearances. In fairness to dimson, he admitted such  donkeyotay   Jan-09-07 12:23 PM   #42 
  - bush a liar...who didn't know that.  Bitwit1234   Jan-09-07 08:59 PM   #47 

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