Skip to comments.Bush Doesn't Remember Abramoff Meetings
Posted on 01/22/2006 2:36:34 PM PST by Kaslin
WASHINGTON - Although President Bush says he doesn't recall meeting convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff, the two have reportedly turned up in photos together.
Both Washingtonian and Time magazines have reported the existence of about a half-dozen photos showing the two together.
Time reported on its Web site Sunday that its staff members have seen at least six photos featuring Bush and Abramoff, who has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his lobbying practices and has pledged to cooperate with investigators. They appeared to have been taken at White House functions, according to the reports.
The White House has acknowledged that Abramoff attended some events at the Executive Mansion, and spokeswoman Dana Perino said Sunday it's not surprising that the two would have met.
"The president has taken tens upon thousands of pictures at such events," Perino said.
Abramoff met a few times with White House staff and attended Hanukkah receptions in 2001 and 2002, the White House has said, but officials there have refused to disclose how many times he's been into the complex or what business he had there.
The White House also has not released any photos featuring the president and Abramoff, who was declared a Bush "pioneer" for raising at least $100,000 for the Bush-Cheney '04 re-election campaign.
Contributions that came directly from Abramoff, his wife and one of the American Indian tribes he represented a total of $6,000 were donated to the American Heart Association by the campaign just days after Abramoff entered his guilty pleas.
The White House, after playing down the Bush-Abramoff photos and the lobbyist's ties to the president, criticized Abramoff for breaking the law. "Mr. Abramoff admitted being involved in outrageous wrongdoing," Perino said.
Does anyone have those pictures of Wan Ho Lee ( or whatever his name was, the Chinese spy or some cohort) with Bill Clinton?
How about what Clinton said about those photos?
If anyone has them, please post them.
We have to try to remember that articles like this are merely preaching to the choir. Most of the nation is well aware of the agenda of the mainstream media and stopped paying attention long ago.
How many people died from drinking Billy-beer.
"There's no controlling legal authority" over who the President has his picture taken with...
Jimmah Carter is all smiles in the many pics of him and every dictator you can name.
pardon my ignorance, but who is that?
John Wayne Gacy
anyone remember photos of the illustrious clintins with some shady characters???? Just another lame attack on the President.
looks like all those images have been "sanitized" from the web...
Well, I have met many local politicians many times and they never remember me. I am in a large group. Of course, I remember them... but I don't blame them if they don't remember all the thousands of people they meet a year.
How many times did Johhny Chung visit the Clinton White House?
I have an old yellowed newspaper with a photo of Al Gore and Jorge Cabrera, who is a convicted drug dealer and friend of Fidel Castro.
Like pretty boy Lindsey Graham said at the Alito hearing, they all have their pictures taken with folks, probably on a daily basis, and there's no doubt that some of them come back to haunt them.
I never heard of Abramoff until this story broke.
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