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  •  More information over at Stakeholder... (4.00)
    jesselee has more details on Ben's cooperation over at DCCC's
    The Stakeholder, including text from the letter George Miller wrote demanding a DOJ investigation.

    It has some good details on Ben, Tom and Jack when they all got along and worked with a boy named Mike and AGS's Ed Buckham.

    So, is the DOJ investigating DeLay with Jack?

    It is beginning to look that way...

    •  Great info (4.00)
      @ Stakeholder.

      From Rep. Miller's letter:

      New reports by the Los Angeles Times and Marianas Variety confirm that in 1999 Mr. Fitial did indeed meet with Mr. Buckham and Mr. Scanlon - who was still on Mr. DeLay's payroll at the time. At the meeting, Mr. Fitial recommended that the two men meet with Representatives Mendiola and Palacios, both of whom had signed the letter in support of Mr. Hofschneider, to encourage them to switch their votes for Speaker.3

      When Mr. Scanlon and Mr. Buckham met with the two legislators, they reportedly promised to help secure money for local projects in exchange for their votes for Mr. Fitial, including federal resources for repairing a breakwater on the island of Tinian, a priority for Mr. Palacios. They were successful, and Mr. Fitial was elected Speaker. Mr. Abramoff's contract was subsequently renewed.

      ...and the breakwater repair funds were passed, with DeLay as a member of the subcommittee of its origin and the conference committee. Yikes, indeed.

      Scanlon, doubtless, has sung about this. So, my question arises again: was Fitial coered into cooperating by investigators who have potentially seriously damaging testimony from Scanlon which implicates his involvement?

      'You can't begin to imagine how effective the Big Lie is.' N. Mailer 'TNatD'

      by jorndorff on Wed Dec 07, 2005 at 08:00:31 PM PST

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