Abramoff Deal to Implicate Up to 20 Lawmakers?

That’™s the promise we’™re being given this New Year’™s Eve. We all know that Ney, Burns, Reed and DeLay are involved, and Ron Gunzberger is all but predicting those political careers are going down the drain. (GOP Rep. Dana Rohrbacher is defending Abramoff, but seems to be flying solo in that endeavor.) [...]

Commentary By: Steven Reynolds

That’™s the promise we’™re being given this New Year’™s Eve. We all know that Ney, Burns, Reed and DeLay are involved, and Ron Gunzberger is all but predicting those political careers are going down the drain. (GOP Rep. Dana Rohrbacher is defending Abramoff, but seems to be flying solo in that endeavor.)

The latest, however, seems to be the links between Abramoff, DeLay and the charity US Family Network. U.S. Family Network appears to be one of those faux grassroots organizations the Republicans (Tom DeLay in this case) are famous for, and the Post reports that it was entirely funded by corporate clients of Abramoff. There are pretty strong IRS laws regulating nonprofits and nonprofit status. I would be unsurprised if the IRS gets into this and decides to take on those who organized this faux charity.

Yes, it is going to be a very Happy New Year.

Saturday, December 31st, 2005 by Richard Blair |
Category: Politics - U.S.

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