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Abramoff allegedly names Reid
UPI ^ | 11-16-2006 | staff

Posted on 11/16/2006 9:56:12 AM PST by Nachum

WASHINGTON, Nov. 16 (UPI) -- Investigators probing convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff's dealings with U.S. congressional members said Abramoff allegedly named Sen. Harry Reid, D-Nev.

A spokesman for Reid said the Senate's next majority leader has done nothing illegal or unethical, ABC News said.

"We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue," spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News.

A source close to the investigation told ABC that Abramoff alleged that more than $30,000 in campaign contributions to Reid came from Abramoff's clients. The lobbyist reportedly claimed that Reid agreed to help on Indian gambling issues, ABC said.

The source said prosecutors would not rely only on Abramoff's account and that his allegations against Reid and others will not necessarily mean criminal charges would be filed, ABC said.

Abramoff, who reported to federal prison Wednesday, was sentenced in connection with guilty pleas involving a casino boat gambling scheme. He also is awaiting sentencing for corruption involving government officials and their staff members. He is cooperating with federal investigators looking into corruption in the legislative and executive branches.


TOPICS: Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: abramoff; allegedly; corruption; dirtyrats; fraud; reid; senaterats
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1 posted on 11/16/2006 9:56:13 AM PST by Nachum
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To: Nachum

Has anyone checked Reid's freezer compartment?


2 posted on 11/16/2006 9:57:14 AM PST by TommyDale (Iran President Ahmadinejad is shorter than Tom Daschle!)
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To: Nachum

Reid looks guilty.


3 posted on 11/16/2006 9:57:42 AM PST by My2Cents
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To: Nachum

4 posted on 11/16/2006 9:58:08 AM PST by Paleo Conservative (Karl Rove isn't magnificent.)
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To: Nachum

Reids nickname since a child is "PINKIE" so it figgures!


5 posted on 11/16/2006 9:58:30 AM PST by lexington minuteman 1775
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To: Nachum
"We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue," spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News.

SAVE HIS SKIN?! The man just reported to prison.

6 posted on 11/16/2006 9:59:04 AM PST by wagglebee ("We are ready for the greatest achievements in the history of freedom." -- President Bush, 1/20/05)
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To: Nachum

It's not alleged. It is. Why are these journalists so cautious when a D is involved?


7 posted on 11/16/2006 10:00:15 AM PST by RightWhale (RTRA DLQS GSCW)
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To: Nachum

"Senator, we're both part of the same hypocrisy."


8 posted on 11/16/2006 10:00:26 AM PST by dfwgator
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To: Nachum
"We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue," spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News.

This is democrat-speak for "Reid's guilty as sin, but we'll never admit it or take any action against him."

9 posted on 11/16/2006 10:00:42 AM PST by American Quilter (You can't negotiate with people who are dedicated to your destruction.)
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To: Nachum

Pelosi: The Most Ethical[ly Challenged] Congress in history!.....


10 posted on 11/16/2006 10:00:42 AM PST by Red Badger (New! HeadOn Hemorrhoid Medication for Liberals!.........Apply directly to forehead.........)
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To: lexington minuteman 1775

Come on you guys, Reid can't be guilty of any misdeeds. He's a Democrat. Only Republicans can be found guilty.


11 posted on 11/16/2006 10:00:51 AM PST by Plains Drifter (America First, Last, and Always!!!)
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To: wagglebee

That too! BTW, if he has no idea what Abramoff said about Reid, how does he know they're "old" allegations?


12 posted on 11/16/2006 10:01:26 AM PST by maryz
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To: Nachum
"We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue,"



spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News.

You forgot to include the image so I fixed it.
13 posted on 11/16/2006 10:01:37 AM PST by j_k_l (http://www.OneFlewOverTheChurch.com)
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To: Nachum

The lobbyist reportedly claimed that Reid agreed to help on Indian gambling issues.



That's going to go over real big in Reid's home state of Nevada, where "Indian Gaming" is the biggest threat to the economy.

Basically, taking illegal bribes to work against the clear interests of his constituents.


14 posted on 11/16/2006 10:01:45 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed (Your FRiendly FReeper Patent Attorney)
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To: Nachum

The guy is dirty. Throw the book at him. Wasn't it... throw out the garbage... clean house? Well, let's get busy. There's a lot of crude in the hallways.


15 posted on 11/16/2006 10:02:25 AM PST by BigFinn
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To: Nachum
"We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue,"

Just what one would expect of a Democrat "I have done nothing wrong and it is the fault of the Republicans". Of course the media will also print it that way so The Democrats will get away with whatever they want.
16 posted on 11/16/2006 10:04:14 AM PST by YOUGOTIT
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To: Nachum
"We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue," spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News.

We don't know what the allegations are, but we know the unknown allegations are categorically false (unless of course there are also some allegations against a Republican, in which case those allegations are true).

17 posted on 11/16/2006 10:05:00 AM PST by Thane_Banquo ("Give a man a fish, make him a Democrat. Teach a man to fish, make him a Republican.")
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To: Nachum
"We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue," spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News. "


Ah, the old "We don't know what he said but it's not true anyway defense".
18 posted on 11/16/2006 10:06:59 AM PST by headstamp (Nothing lasts forever, Unless it does.)
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To: Nachum

WEEEEEEEEEEEE...who says losing can't be fun? 6-8 have been fingered.


19 posted on 11/16/2006 10:07:18 AM PST by conservativecorner
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To: Thane_Banquo

Pinky is going to be a great name in Jail...LOL cum here Pinky!!!


20 posted on 11/16/2006 10:07:40 AM PST by mmyers
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To: Nachum

Not that Jack has angel wings but I sure do hope he lets it all hang out.


21 posted on 11/16/2006 10:09:33 AM PST by brooklyn dave (Dhimmis better not be Dhummis!!!!------or else!!!)
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To: Beelzebubba

Basically, taking illegal bribes to work against the clear interests of his constituents.
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Welcome to the lying, filthy hypocrisy of the left. Reid is as dirty as they come -- and Pelosi is trying to reward all her arch criminals with Congressional posts....figures. Well, it did not go so well for Murtha, did it Nazi Belalugosi....


22 posted on 11/16/2006 10:09:41 AM PST by EagleUSA (T)
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To: Nachum

Oh yeah, "most ethical administration" humma humma humma...
didn't Slick also promise that?


23 posted on 11/16/2006 10:10:23 AM PST by beethovenfan (If Islam is the solution, the "problem" must be freedom.)
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To: Nachum

Rove you mediocre bastard!


24 posted on 11/16/2006 10:10:36 AM PST by agere_contra
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To: Nachum

Below is link outlining a number of Reid's sleezy dealings:

http://www.tpmmuckraker.com/archives/cats/harry_reid/


25 posted on 11/16/2006 10:15:10 AM PST by Brad from Tennessee (Anything a politician gives you he has first stolen from you)
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To: EagleUSA

Is this the kind of answers we can expect from Pelosi about the Presidio land deal, or from Conyers about using his senatorial staff being forced to campaign for his wife and others?

And where was this story BEFORE the election? Doesn't anybody feel it would have made a difference?


26 posted on 11/16/2006 10:18:39 AM PST by squeegee boy
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To: agere_contra
No, It's Abramoff you magnificent bastard!

If Abramoff and the NSA grand jury breaks in the GOP's favor, ethics will be an even bigger issue in 08'.

27 posted on 11/16/2006 10:18:47 AM PST by taildragger
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To: Nachum

How come nobody demands he resigns and the leadership who must have known about it?

Oh, that's right because he's a Democrat, the election's over and he IS the party leadership.

Our media is so damned one-sided.


28 posted on 11/16/2006 10:20:20 AM PST by Tall_Texan ("Journalislam" - reporting about murderous extremists as if they are moral equivalents.)
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To: Nachum
"We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue," spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News.

Firing up the old Parse-O-Matic (which has lain dormant for oh, so many years).....

...kchuck...kchuck...kchuckkkkkkkkkhhmmmmmmmmm.......

"Abramoff's accusations were solid gold when Republicans were involved, but now that the election is over his usefulness has ended. And Sen. Reid refuses to answer on the grounds that he may incriminate himself."

29 posted on 11/16/2006 10:21:57 AM PST by r9etb
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To: squeegee boy

And where was this story BEFORE the election?
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You must be kidding? Certainly not from the complicit liberal MSM and not from the spineless Repubs....so from where??? FR maybe :-)


30 posted on 11/16/2006 10:21:58 AM PST by EagleUSA (T)
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To: RightWhale
Because they are consciously biased and have chosen their career as a way to fulfill their agenda.
31 posted on 11/16/2006 10:22:16 AM PST by TET1968 (SI MINOR PLUS EST ERGO NIHIL SUNT OMNIA)
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To: Nachum
It's amazing the bologna coming from Harry Reid's tent...given the nasty things he routinely accuses Republicans of.

Nancee

32 posted on 11/16/2006 10:24:34 AM PST by Nancee ((Nancee Lynn Cheney))
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To: wagglebee; Nachum

<< "We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue," spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News.

SAVE HIS SKIN?! The man just reported to prison. >>

Say after me:

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ad infinitum .....

(Or its amazing what you can get away with when you own operate and control both the language and the mass media and your base is comprised entirely of those too damned stupid to know they're being lied to and/or are too damned hateful, mean-spirited and greedy to care!)


33 posted on 11/16/2006 10:25:42 AM PST by Brian Allen ("Moral issues are always terribly complex, for someone without principles." - G K Chesterton)
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To: Nachum

I'm losing count. Does Reid have three serious ethical issues? I have the following:

- The dealings with Abramoff
- Las Vegas land sale
- Bullhead City bridge to increase the value of land he owns


34 posted on 11/16/2006 10:25:55 AM PST by kidd
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To: Nachum
Hmm. Well, this has more seriousness now than it did before the election, that's for sure.

My guess is that its going to get ugly. Even with the press on their side.
35 posted on 11/16/2006 10:28:27 AM PST by pollyannaish
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To: Nachum
A little sun must shine on every rainy day.
36 posted on 11/16/2006 10:30:23 AM PST by Uncle Hal
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To: Nachum
"We have no idea what Abramoff is telling prosecutors to save his skin but I do know that these kind of old allegations are completely ridiculous and untrue," spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News.

So it's true if he rats on Republicans ... not true if he rats on Democraps!

37 posted on 11/16/2006 10:32:56 AM PST by BunnySlippers (Never Forget / Giuliani 2008)
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To: Nachum

Doesn't matter. Democrats are above the law.


38 posted on 11/16/2006 10:33:17 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: Nachum

What'd he name him.....PINKY?


39 posted on 11/16/2006 10:39:08 AM PST by goodnesswins (I think the real problem is islamo-bombia! (Rummyfan))
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To: Jeff Chandler

Someone could have a video of Reid sodomizing a six year old and the MSM and the Democrats would give him a pass.


40 posted on 11/16/2006 10:43:51 AM PST by vetvetdoug
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To: Nachum

Wouldn't that be a hoot - getting the brand new Senate Majority leader stuck in a criminal trial, and forced to resign? Does Nevada have a Repub. governor?

BTW, I heard on Hannity a couple days ago that Reid owns about 160 acres just a couple miles from a federally-funded bridge that's been built there for no apparent reason. His property is now worth considerably more than when purchased because of this. Corrupt SOB, he deserves time in jail.


41 posted on 11/16/2006 10:47:09 AM PST by Ancesthntr
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To: Nachum

I'm sure we will be able to read more on page D-34 of the NY Times or Wash Post.

Funny if he named Trent Lott it would run above the fold.


42 posted on 11/16/2006 10:50:13 AM PST by joonbug
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To: kidd

Someone please list the garbage in Nancy Pelosi's house. Time to use the Liberal playbook for the next two years. Turnabout should be great fun.


43 posted on 11/16/2006 11:03:14 AM PST by ExTexasRedhead
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To: Nachum

Oh, darn. I was really expecting the Democrats to clean up corruption in Washington.


44 posted on 11/16/2006 11:20:13 AM PST by popdonnelly
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To: vetvetdoug

If the Republicans had b****, every time the Drive-By Media attacked one of them, they would all rise up in unison and shout, "Yeah, well what about Reid (or whomever)". Shove it right back at them.

If the Republicans had b****.


45 posted on 11/16/2006 11:30:06 AM PST by Jeff Chandler (This tagline has been suspended or banned.)
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To: Nachum

Hey Nancy! I wanna hear you say "C-c-c-c-culture of C-c-c-c-corruption" just one more time!


46 posted on 11/16/2006 11:34:04 AM PST by Billthedrill
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To: Jeff Chandler

Maybe we could manufacture 'Lee's Press on Balls' and hand them out to any repub that doesn't come out fighting on issues!

Whatdya think? There's gotta be money in pseudo balls! LOL


47 posted on 11/16/2006 11:34:27 AM PST by spacejunkie
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To: BigFinn

This will be buried shortly, no way a Dim goes down due to Abramoff. This scandle is purely a Republican issue, just ask the press.


48 posted on 11/16/2006 11:49:00 AM PST by east1234 (It's the borders stupid. It's also WWIV.)
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To: Nachum

The President could give him 6 months off his time for every Democrat he provides evidence of a crime, with a minimum of 8 since the President can't give a pardon after he leaves office.


49 posted on 11/16/2006 2:42:01 PM PST by tobyhill (The War on Terrorism is not for the weak.)
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To: BigFinn

The guy is dirty. Throw the book at him. Wasn't it... throw out the garbage... clean house? Well, let's get busy. There's a lot of crude in the hallways.""

Both crud and crude.

Dirty Harry is one of my Nevada senators, and I cannot stand him. If he needed to use the bathroom, I would lock the gate. He has NOT represented ALL of Nevada, only the southern part, where his kids and other relatives and himself have massive investments in developments.


50 posted on 11/16/2006 6:03:13 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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