Wednesday, May 10, 2006
Abramoff Visit Revealed
(UPDATE: I forgot to edit this post to reflect the revised Raw Story article. Abramoff couldn't have met Bush on March 6, 2001 since the president was in Chicago at the time of Jack's visit. But, interestingly, as updated at RAW STORY, the Washington Post reported that Abramoff visited with Rove that day to seek jobs for two of his cronies, on the same day Bush nominated Pizzella, as I reported.)
From my article at Raw Story,Bush nominated Abramoff associate same day Abramoff visited the White House in 2001:
Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff went to the White House the same day President Bush nominated one of Abramoff's former colleagues to be Assistant Secretary of Labor, RAW STORY has found (EDITOR'S NOTE: My article originally stated that Abramoff met Bush this day but, as alluded to above, has been changed).
President Bush announced his intent to nominate Patrick Pizzella, who worked with Abramoff at his former lawfirm Preston Gates Ellis & Rouvelas Meeds, the same day Abramoff made a visit to the White House, according to Secret Service records released today.
On Mar. 6, 2001, Abramoff entered at 4:23 p.m. and left at 4:49 p.m., according to Cox News Service, which obtained the records from the government watchdog Judicial Watch today (Article).
A White House press release shows that Bush nominated Patrick Pizzella the very same day.
More at Raw Story.