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Tuesday, September 20, 2005
  Email from arrested White House official suggests powerful congressman lied about trip


<>Posted by Fran Tuesday, 9/20/2005 9:35 PM

RawStory has a great piece, by John Byrne regarding corruption.

John Byrne

WASHINGTON -- News of David Safavian's arrest Monday ricocheted through the Washington political scene like a gunshot.

Safavian, 38, who oversaw $300 billion in federal procurement for President George W. Bush, quit Friday after an FBI operation alleged he obstructed an investigation and tried to finagle a government deal for a friend. He was appointed in 2004.

Yet what is most significant about Safavian's case isn't Safavian himself. It’s the fact that he was arrested—and that emails he sent to conservative superlobbyist Jack Abramoff indicated that those on the trip knew that a trip to Scotland in 2002 was being paid for by the lobbyist.

It's definitely worth a click.

 
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