the Abramhoff scandal is still ongoing

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    June 6, 2007, 6:28PM
    Environmentalist helps Abramoff probe


    By MATT APUZZO Associated Press Writer
    © 2007 The Associated Press


    WASHINGTON — The head of a Republican environmental advocacy group is set to plead guilty in the Jack Abramoff scandal and is cooperating with an FBI investigation into corruption involving Congress and the Bush administration, two people close to the case said Wednesday.

    Italia Federici served as a go-between for Abramoff, the once-powerful lobbyist, and J. Steven Griles, the deputy interior secretary during President Bush's first term, prosecutors said Wednesday in documents charging her with tax evasion and obstructing a Senate inquiry into the Abramoff scandal.

    Under a deal with the Justice Department, she must cooperate with authorities and is identifying other criminal targets, one of the people said.

    Authorities believe Federici may be able to provide information about former Interior Secretary Gale Norton, other Bush administration officials and the contacts that she, Abramoff and Griles cultivated in Congress, the second individual said.
     
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    What about Senate Democrat Leader Harry Reid, who took Abramhoff money?

    Should he go down?
     
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    If he took bribes he should go down big time.

    answer your question?

    BTW he is my senator
     
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    Well there was this back in February:

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/11261035/


     
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    from your article:

    hoo boy, you have to know there are still some nervous nellies in Washington DC... wondering if she will turn on them... well... I guess they should have thought of that before betraying the public's trust.

    Either party... If they're corrupt? Indict them, prosecute them, convict them, sentence them to prison, incarcerate them and then throw away the key.
     
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    Yeap there is more to go down here.

    BTW Harry Reid was cleared by the congress of any wrong doing in the Abramhoff thing if you recall.
     
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    Damned right!
     
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    FYI
    Your article's premiss was retracted 3 days later, Reid did not take any Abramoff money, Abramoff himself spread HIS money to Republicans only, not any Democrats.

    Some of the Lobbying firms that Abramoff was associated with, donated to Democrats such as reid. Still looks suspicious, to me, but not breaking the law. Since this article from february a YEAR ago, Rep Ney (R) and Safavian (R) and I believe DoLittle(R) an two of Tom Delay's aids, on one for Rep Ney have been charged, convicted, and jailed in connection with the ill doings of Abramoff.

    No Democrats, as of yet. And with the newly partisan Justice Dept ala Monica Goodling and Alberto Gonzales, I am CERTAIN any Democratic senators or representatives involved with the ILL doings of Abramoff would be in jail by now....with all of the Republicans in jail for it?
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    But Care dont you know Dems just have to accused of stuff?

    You see Rs can get convicted of corruption but all you need to even this out is to just accuse Dems of wrong doing.

    Under this same "fairness" one indicted Jefferson completely wipes out all the dozens of Rs convicted ,indicted and under investigation.
     

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