Monday, February 28, 2005

Raw Story has two stories (make it three)

The Raw Story reported two stories on DeLay, the first using info from National Journal story over the weekend by Peter Stone and the second linking DeLay to a supposedly nonpartisan outfit sending scare mail on Social Security.

The first on Friday helped to break open the Tom DeLay links to the bilking of six Native American tribes by super-lobbyist Jack Abramoff and PR consultant (and former DeLay aide) Michael Scanlon. This scandal has been festering for a while and because of the amount of money involved -- $82 million in payments from six tribes to these two men -- it ain't going away. DeLay's connection:

The prominent lawyer and former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who is being investigated by federal authorities for his lobbying efforts of an Indian tribe and his relations with House Majority Leader Tom DeLay (R-TX), paid for DeLay and DeLay's staff's stay in an expensive London hotel in mid-2000.

In addition, Raw Story broke a story today establishing a link to the Majority Leader and the National Center for Public Policy Research (NCPPR). The center spent more than $130,000 on travel expenses for DeLay, his wife and his staff. They have recently been exposed for sending out "fright mail" on Social Security.

UPDATE: Chris Bell does an interview with Raw Story regarding the emerging DeLay scandals.


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