Wednesday, May 10, 2006

White House Refuses to Obey Court Order

So they finally released the logs of Abramoff visits to the White House, NOT!. This should have been good news, after all it was just reported earlier this month ...
AP: Abramoff was a $100,000 fundraiser for Bush and lobbying records obtained by the AP show his lobbying team logged nearly 200 meetings with the administration during its first 10 months in office on behalf of one of his clients, the Northern Mariana Islands. ...
Now. sure not all of those meetings had to have taken place in the White House, but we can be pretty damn sure it was a lot more than the TWO times they admitted to today, especially when those don't even include at least THREE other times they have admitted to previously. TIME even published a picture of him at one of the events.

This is bullshit. They were court ordered to release the records. It really is going to take the Dems to win back at least one house for there to be any oversight of this administration. McClellen sure wasn't kidding when he said "I wouldn't look at it as a complete historical record of things -- of events here at the White House." I have to expect we'll see them back in court over this. Also worth keeping an eye on is news that the Dems are suing for Ralph Reeds records too...
Democrats seek details on Reed's White House visits
Abramoff's ties targeted in lawsuit
The Democratic National Committee went to federal court Monday to obtain White House logs that show the comings and goings of prominent Republicans with ties to former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, including political strategist Ralph Reed. ...

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