Saturday, February 11, 2006

Bush and Abramoff Pictures?

While those pictures are indeed damning if they turn out to be Abramoff, do go check them all out and decide for yourself, they are a bit grainy IMO to be able to tell for sure.
Nevertheless, Time has definitely come out with the first photo that shows Abramoff and Bush in the same room together...

First Photo of Bush and Abramoff
White House had initially said there was no record of disgraced lobbyist at 2001 meeting

Time: Now, finally, the first such photo has come to light. It shows a bearded Abramoff in the background as Bush greets an Abramoff client, Raul Garza, who was then the chairman of the Kickapoo Traditional Tribe of Texas; Bush senior advisor Karl Rove looks on. The photograph was provided to TIME by Mr. Garza. The meeting took place in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building adjacent to the White House on May 9, 2001. Told about the photograph in January, the White House said it had no record that Abramoff was present at the meeting. Shown the photograph today, White House Press Secretary Scott McClellan said the White House had still found no record of Abramoff's presence but confirmed that it is Abramoff in the picture....(more)

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