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Reid, Ensign show no worry (Reid says as far as he knows he never met the man)
Las Vegas Review ^ | January 04, 2006 | STEVE TETREAULT

Posted on 01/04/2006 9:43:30 AM PST by jmc1969

Nevada's senators distanced themselves Tuesday from lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who pleaded guilty to charges of influence peddling while agreeing to give authorities information for a widening corruption probe of Congress.

Sens. Harry Reid and John Ensign said neither they nor their aides have been questioned nor contacted by Justice Department investigators digging into allegations that Abramoff steered campaign donations and expensive perks to lawmakers in exchange for official acts.

Neither Senator Reid nor anyone on staff is under investigation or has received any notice" from prosecutors, Reid spokeswoman Tessa Hafen said.

Reid said at a news conference in Carson City that he has "not a thing" to be worried about as far as Abramoff. "I've never been in the same room with the man as far as I know," he said.

Reid, a Democrat, and Ensign, a Republican, were linked to the lobbyist in a news report in November that focused on a letter they wrote on March 5, 2002, to Interior Secretary Gale Norton.

(Excerpt) Read more at reviewjournal.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Front Page News; Government; News/Current Events; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 109th; abramoff; arryreid; harryreid; johnensign; reid
"As far as I know"
1 posted on 01/04/2006 9:43:32 AM PST by jmc1969
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To: jmc1969

'Searchlight' Reid is getting dimmer.


2 posted on 01/04/2006 9:45:39 AM PST by Semper Paratus
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To: jmc1969

He doesn't remember receiving this amount from Abramoff either I presume......* Senator Harry Reid (D-NV) Received At Least – $68,941


3 posted on 01/04/2006 9:50:26 AM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log.)
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To: jmc1969

It depends on your definition of "in the same room".


4 posted on 01/04/2006 9:52:14 AM PST by Reaganesque
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To: jmc1969

Thy protests a bit much Comrade Reid


5 posted on 01/04/2006 9:53:26 AM PST by TXBSAFH ("I would rather be a free man in my grave then living as a puppet or a slave." - Jimmy Cliff)
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To: jmc1969
"I've never been in the same room with the man as far as I know," he said.

Does this depend on what the meaning of 'is' is?

6 posted on 01/04/2006 9:58:02 AM PST by atomicpossum (Replies should be as pedantic as possible. I love that so much.)
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To: b4its2late

Reid may, or may not, remember getting $68K from Abramoff--a politician can only remember but so much when it comes to contributions (think: AlGore getting $5K from a Buddhist monk?)--but Reid KNOWS which political party the MSM will neglect to mention in the coming coverage. THAT's why he's not too worried.


7 posted on 01/04/2006 9:58:14 AM PST by Clioman
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To: Clioman
I know. You're correct.

But at least I feel good that you and I know it now.... it'll come out eventually, just not as fast and/or as furious as I would like.....

8 posted on 01/04/2006 10:00:28 AM PST by b4its2late (Liberalism is a hollow log.)
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To: jmc1969
Image hosted by Photobucket.com ... Alger Hiss would be proud!!!
9 posted on 01/04/2006 10:10:15 AM PST by Chode (American Hedonist )
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To: Clioman

When you steal, scam, and skim from enough people, as Dingy Harry Reid has done, (you can look it up), it's hard to remember them all, especially when you develop selective senility, as Harry is doing.


10 posted on 01/04/2006 10:21:26 AM PST by Big Digger (I)
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To: jmc1969

Ask if his sons' people have been in the same room with Abramoff's people. Thats a little more to the point. In the modern world, graft is handled through lobbyists who happen to be in the fam. Think Daschle and his wife; think Reid and his kids.

Its more or less legal in a world where prosecutions are more or less political.


11 posted on 01/04/2006 11:03:37 AM PST by marron
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To: Clioman
O yeah, the teleprompter in the news room has REPUBLICAN in bold letters and the talking heads parrot it out.
12 posted on 01/04/2006 11:12:38 AM PST by La Enchiladita ("We never lose! We're the United States of America!!" Rush, 12/26/05)
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To: jmc1969
why should they worry?
They have the MSM on their side.
13 posted on 01/04/2006 11:43:02 AM PST by fhlh (Polls are for strippers and liberal spinsters.)
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To: Clioman

To be fair, Reid didn't get $68,000 from Abramoff, he got $68,000 from Indian tribes that were clients of Abramoff. But that distinction didn't seem to help all of the Republicans getting slandered by the media for having received donations from Abramoff's Indian tribes.


14 posted on 01/04/2006 2:32:49 PM PST by AuH2ORepublican (http://auh2orepublican.blogspot.com/)
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