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leveymg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-06-07 09:25 AM
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Waxman to Probe Abramoff's Illegal Foreign Payoffs to Bush and GOP?
Edited on Wed Jun-06-07 10:00 AM by leveymg
We learn this morning that Henry Waxman's Committee is planning to expand its investigation into ties between Jack Abramoff and the White House. See, http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/20070605/ap_on_go_pr_wh/white_house_abramoff_3

This is a welcome development. But, Waxman needs to get answers to the question that has thus far eluded top Bush Administration officials: why has there been no visible effort to prosecute Abramoff's foreign money ties to the GOP?

Jack Abramoff and his pal Grover Norquist were bagmen for a steady stream of foreign money flowing into Republican coffers. Jack was rewarded for his role in Iran-Contra by being made the registered lobbyist for Pakistan at the time that country was illegally developing its own nuclear weapons and proliferating them to a number of other rogue states. Abramoff simultaneously lobbied for several of the largest U.S. defense contractors, and steered their money to the Republican Party. He has literally worked both sides of the Global War on Terrorism for the benefit of the GOP.

http://smh.com.au/ffximage/2006/01/05/abramoff6106_narrowweb__300x413,0.jpg

In recent years, Jack and his foundations and business units received millions of dollars from foreign sources, including Russian Mafiyya and ex-KGB/arms dealers, money which Jack funneled to the GOP through his Capitol Athletic Foundation - where's the US Attorney for DC on that one? Why didn't Paul McNulty, the former USA for the Eastern District of Virginia, follow up on the funds that Abramoff and Grover Norquist were squeezing out of Islamic Bankers? What about Norquist's role in assisting WAMY and other groups in Virginia that were being investigated for terrorist finance before 9/11, an investigation that was suddenly stopped shortly after Bush took the White House? See,

Daily Kos: Abramoff Scandal Links GOP to Islamic Banks and Tyco ...
Abramoff Scandal Links GOP to Islamic Banks and Tyco Scandals. by leveymg. Mon Oct 17, 2005 at 09:23:10 AM PDT. The other shoe is about to drop on the ...

http://www.dailykos.com/story/2005/10/17/122311/72



Have these cases simply been put on indefinite hold because the Gonzales Justice Department has "other priorities"? It's time that these difficult questions are posed to the right people under oath. Where did it all go:

Here is a detailed look at Abramoff's lobbying, and political contributions from Abramoff, the tribes that hired him, and SunCruz Casinos, from 1999 until the 2004 election cycle.

1/12/06 UPDATE: In our efforts to refine this list, we have further researched lobbying data and remove Contributions made during the 2004 cycle but received after Abramoff ended his affiliation with a contributor remain on the list. Also, this list now includes contributions made by Michael Scanlon, an Abramoff associate who has also pleaded guilty to federal crimes. For more information about this data, our methodology and this refinement, see the answers to frequently asked questions. http://64.233.167.104/search?q=cache:AHG4cobEfW0J:www.capitaleye.org/abramoff_donor.asp+Abramoff+contributions&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=2&gl=us&ie=UTF-8


Display: Contribution Summary Contributions by Recipient - Total order Contributions by Recipient - Name order Lobbying Detail By Donor

Select Donor: Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela Agua Caliente Band of Cahuilla Indians Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma Chitimacha Tribe of Louisiana Coushatta Tribe of Louisiana Mississippi Band of Choctaw Indians Pueblo of Sandia Pueblo of Santa Clara Saginaw Chippewa Indian Tribe Scanlon, Michael P SunCruz Casinos Tigua Indian Reservation


Recipient Donor Total Cycle
Americans for a Republican Majority, Leadership PAC of Tom DeLay (R-Texas) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $5,000 2004
Republican Majority Fund, Leadership PAC of Don Nickles (R-Okla) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $5,000 2004
Rich PAC, Leadership PAC of Richard Pombo (R-Calif) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $5,000 2004
First Freedoms Fund, Leadership PAC of Ernest J. Istook (R-Okla) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $5,000 2004
Eric Cantor (R-Va) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $4,000 2004
George W. Bush (R) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $4,000 2004
Johnny Isakson (R-Ga) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $4,000 2004
John Ensign (R-Nev) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $4,000 2004
Arlen Specter (R-Pa) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $4,000 2004
Keep Our Majority PAC, Leadership PAC of Dennis Hastert (R-Ill) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,500 2004
Leadership PAC 2004, Leadership PAC of Michael G. Oxley (R-Ohio) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2004
Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2004
Charles H. Taylor (R-NC) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2004
Senate Victory Fund, Leadership PAC of Thad Cochran (R-Miss) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2004
Chris Cannon (R-Utah) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2004
Mark Foley (R-Fla) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2004
Richard Pombo (R-Calif) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2004
Christopher S. 'Kit' Bond (R-Mo) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,500 2004
Ernest J. Istook (R-Okla) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2004
Tom DeLay (R-Texas) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2004
Jim Bunning (R-Ky) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2004
Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2004
Doug Ose (R-Calif) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2004
George R. Nethercutt Jr. (R-Wash) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2004
Richard C. Shelby (R-Ala) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2004
Tom Feeney (R-Fla) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2004
Curt Weldon (R-Pa) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2004
Rely on Your Beliefs, Leadership PAC of Roy Blunt (R-Mo) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2004
Americans for a Republican Majority, Leadership PAC of Tom DeLay (R-Texas) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $10,000 2002
Friends of the Big Sky, Leadership PAC of Conrad Burns (R-Mont) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $5,000 2002
Republican Party of New Jersey Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $5,000 2002
Senate Victory Fund, Leadership PAC of Thad Cochran (R-Miss) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $5,000 2002
Dan Burton (R-Ind) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $3,000 2002
Eric Cantor (R-Va) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $3,000 2002
Suzanne Terrell (R-La) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $3,000 2002
American Liberty PAC, Leadership PAC of Bob Ney (R-Ohio) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,500 2002
Rob Simmons (R-Conn) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,250 2002
John Thune (R-SD) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2002
James M. Talent (R-Mo) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2002
Tim Hutchinson (R-Ark) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2002
James M. Inhofe (R-Okla) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2002
Tom DeLay (R-Texas) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2002
John T. Doolittle (R-Calif) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2002
Gordon H. Smith (R-Ore) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2002
Charles W. "Chip" Pickering Jr. (R-Miss) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2002
Connie Morella (R-Md) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2002
Bob Smith (R-NH) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,240 2002
Denny Rehberg (R-Mont) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Ric Keller (R-Fla) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
C. L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Ted Stevens (R-Alaska) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Elizabeth Dole (R-NC) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Mike Simpson (R-Idaho) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
James V. Hansen (R-Utah) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Heather Wilson (R-NM) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Jack Kingston (R-Ga) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Saxby Chambliss (R-Ga) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Thad Cochran (R-Miss) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Bob Ney (R-Ohio) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Ralph Regula (R-Ohio) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Mike Ferguson (R-NJ) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Frank A. LoBiondo (R-NJ) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Rely on Your Beliefs, Leadership PAC of Roy Blunt (R-Mo) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Battle Born PAC, Leadership PAC of John Ensign (R-Nev) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Kimo Kaloi (R-Hawaii) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
J. Randy Forbes (R-Va) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
John Cornyn (R-Texas) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Marilyn Musgrave (R-Colo) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Carolyn W. Grant (R-NC) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2002
Tom Young (R-Ala) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2002
Phil Gingrey (R-Ga) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2002
Dave Camp (R-Mich) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2002
Bill Janklow (R-SD) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $250 2002
Rely on Your Beliefs, Leadership PAC of Roy Blunt (R-Mo) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $6,500 2000
Americans for a Republican Majority, Leadership PAC of Tom DeLay (R-Texas) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $4,000 2000
Tom DeLay (R-Texas) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $4,000 2000
Fund for a Free Market America, Leadership PAC of Phil Crane (R-Ill) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,750 2000
Dan Burton (R-Ind) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2000
William L. Gormley (R-NJ) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2000
Bob Ney (R-Ohio) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2000
Spencer Abraham (R-Mich) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2000
Craig Thomas (R-Wyo) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2000
John Ashcroft (R-Mo) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2000
Dana Rohrabacher (R-Calif) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2000
John T. Doolittle (R-Calif) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2000
George W. Bush (R) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2000
Eric Cantor (R-Va) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $2,000 2000
C. L. "Butch" Otter (R-Idaho) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
Francis E. Flotron (R-Mo) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
George Allen (R-Va) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
Claude B. Hutchison Jr. (R-Calif) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
Denny Rehberg (R-Mont) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
Mike Enzi (R-Wyo) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
Bill Redmond (R-NM) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
Walter B. Jones Jr. (R-NC) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
Bill McCollum (R-Fla) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
Bob Riley (R-Ala) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
TEAM PAC, Leadership PAC of J. D. Hayworth (R-Ariz) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $1,000 2000
Paul Ryan (R-Wis) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $949 2000
Bob Smith (R-NH) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $920 2000
Joe Pitts (R-Pa) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $894 2000
Charles H. Taylor (R-NC) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $750 2000
Van Hilleary (R-Tenn) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2000
Charles W. "Chip" Pickering Jr. (R-Miss) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2000
Bob Ehrlich (R-Md) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2000
Tom Davis (R-Va) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2000
Jerry Weller (R-Ill) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2000
Charles R. Gerow (R-Pa) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2000
Mark Emerson (R-Utah) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2000
Ed Royce (R-Calif) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2000
Elia Vincent Pirozzi (R-Calif) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $500 2000
Rick A. Lazio (R-NY) Abramoff, Jack A & Pamela $250 2000


*Data for the current election cycle were released electronically by the Federal Election Commission on October 31, 2005. Figures include contributions to federal candidates, PACs and party committees.


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EVDebs Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-06-07 09:41 AM
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1. Read Renata Adler's '76 Atlantic Monthly article
(also a chapter in her book Canaries In The Mineshaft) In Search Of The Real Nixon Scandal.

The Watergate era House banking cmte under Wright Patman tried to 'follow the money' even back then. Then it was Chilean $ from the CIA's anti-Allende crusade coming back into Nixon's coffers via a Mexican bank during Watergate, along with some So. Vietnamese money doing the same thing earlier.

By now you have the military's 'black budget' and drug money operations sanctioned by the CIA providing the covert financing of campaigns. Just look into the '92 election and see how BCCI's Swiss subsidiary via Jackson Stephens supplied $ to both parties candidates. Rachel Ehrenfeld's book Evil Money shows this on page 180

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Frustratedlady Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Jun-06-07 09:42 AM
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2. It must be a full-time job to keep the phone logs and documents
away from Waxman, Conyers, et al. How much more do they need to call them before the public and get to the truth? God doesn't even get this much immunity.
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DemReadingDU Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-07-07 05:28 AM
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3. morning kick
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