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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 12:46 PM
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Louisiana Dems file FEC complaint against David Vitter (involves Haley Barbour's PAC & Pickering)

Louisiana Dems file FEC complaint against David Vitter

The political committees of Louisiana Sen. David Vitter, Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour and former Rep. Chip Pickering (R-Miss.) have been accused of scheming to conceal a contribution from Pickering to Vitter in violation of federal campaign finance laws.

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Pickering and Vitter have been linked to the C Street fellowship at the center of a series of GOP sex scandals, and Louisiana Democrats believe that Pickering didnt want it to look like one Republican embroiled in a sex scandal was giving to another Republican involved in a sex scandal.

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In August, Barbours low-dollar political action committee, Haleys PAC, collected just one check and made just one contribution, each for $5,000. The outgoing donation was to Vitters campaign, and it was recorded four days before the receipt, which was from CHIP PAC. That is CHIP PACs only activity since Pickering retired in January, and Haleys PAC has made only one other donation this year.

When you lay out the facts, its clear that it is not simply a coincidence that in a four-day period these two dormant PACs suddenly passed around an identical amount of money that ultimately ends up in David Vitters hands, Louisiana Democratic Party Chair Chris Whittington said. Most people who break the law manage to cover their tracks a little better than Vitter, Pickering and Barbour seem to have.


http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1009/27918.html


C Street loyalties seem to have crossed the line.

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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 01:03 PM
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1. k i c k
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 01:19 PM
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2. It's those 'family values' that get them every time.
Not to mention the diapers. ;-)
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 01:29 PM
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3. Do you remember the D.C. Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey and this DU thread?
Palfrey speaks: Vitter went by "David on C Street." More prominent names to come.

The so-called D.C. Madam, Deborah Jeane Palfrey, minced no words in telling INSIDE EDITION what she thinks of Louisiana Senator David Vitter.

"He is a quintessential hypocrite, and a synonym for a hypocrite is a liar."

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"The problem here, the sticking point here is the hypocrisy issue. This is a man, perhaps a lovely man in his personal life who has portrayed himself as one thing to the people of Louisiana and is an entirely different thing," Palfrey told INSIDE EDITION's Senior Correspondent Jim Moret.

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"I was not aware that he was the junior Senator of Louisiana," Palfrey told INSIDE EDITION. "Many of my clients often just gave their first names. Rarely did they give their last names and even when they did, it didn't register with me."

Palfrey added that she remembers Vitter as "David from C Street," and said he was an "occasional" customer.

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Palfrey says she feels sorry for Vitter's wife and four children, but says she's angry that she's being targeted for prosecution while none of her former clients are, and she says Vitter won't be the last big name to come to come to light.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...


One blogger claims that Pickering held a fundraiser for Vitter in August of this year.

http://ipseblogit.blogspot.com/2009/08/dear-diary.html


Same blogger noticed Barbour's PAC filings in September
http://ipseblogit.blogspot.com/2009/09/i-really-thought...

Haley Barbour's 9/20/09 PAC filings
http://www.scribd.com/doc/20064105/Haleys-PAC-filing-fo...
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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 01:36 PM
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4. Yeah I remember and it looks to be coming out.
I always wondered who else she had on her list.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 02:32 PM
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5. what was the name of the ABC correspondent/blogger that
was so hot and heavy on this and then he just reported that the list had no names worth mentioning besides Vitter? I can't remember his name.

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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 02:41 PM
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6. Brian Ross?
http://www.zimbio.com/DC+Madam/articles/3/Brian+Ross+no...

He was hot on the story. I had to look his name up, forgot it too.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 02:43 PM
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7. Bingo - that's his name
thank you

I wonder if he reads Politico and, if so, will he see the connection to his investigations and the PAC games the GOP plays.



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jaxx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 02:57 PM
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8. I'm glad you made the connection, I'll pay attention too.
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merh Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 03:30 PM
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9. thank you
for taking the time to post and participate in this thread.

:hi:
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Hubert Flottz Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Mon Oct-05-09 03:37 PM
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10. Davy Doo Doo...
Can buy lots of baby powder with $5,000.00...
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