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Fri Jun 23, 2017, 05:40 PM

Jack Abramoff Sought Meeting With Trump for Congos Leader

WASHINGTON—Former lobbyist Jack Abramoff unsuccessfully sought to arrange a meeting between the president of the Republic of the Congo and then-U.S. President-elect Donald Trump late last year, according to a new Justice Department filing.

Mr. Abramoff, who pleaded guilty in 2006 to felony federal corruption charges related to his Washington lobbying work, wrote in a disclosure filing received by the Justice Department on Wednesday that he attempted to use his contacts to get Congolese President Denis Sassou-Nguesso a meeting with Mr. Trump in Florida.

Mr. Nguesso flew to Palm Beach, Fla., in late December to try to secure a meeting with Mr. Trump, the filing stated. Had it taken place, the meeting would have been a breach of diplomatic protocol since President Barack Obama was still in office. The State Department confirmed that Mr. Nguesso entered the country but declined to comment further.


In the disclosure forms, Mr. Abramoff said he flew to Palm Beach to try to facilitate a meeting or a phone call between Mr. Nguesso and Mr. Trump, enlisting Republican Rep. Dana Rohrabacher of California to help. Mr. Rohrabacher confirmed in an interview last month that he had tried to assist to Mr. Nguesso in his visit. A spokesman for Mr. Rohrabacher didn’t respond to a request for further comment.



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Fri Jun 23, 2017, 06:07 PM

1. These monsters should all be rotting in prison.

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