Thursday, April 13, 2006

MEMO from Lobbyists at GT Law: "Use PR strategy, get the Republicans to endorse it, get the Tribal Council to PAY for it, + get a tee time."

AP: Abramoff's team wrote of donations as leverage Wed, 12 Apr 2006 10:12 PM
Republican Party official and Jack Abramoff's lobbying team bluntly discussed using large political donations as a way to pressure lawmakers into securing federal money for a tribal client, according to e-mail messages gathered by prosecutors.


1 comment:

Abbe Buck[PR] said...

Get me a bromo-seltzer, Hymie! My brothers, the red men want to come to my Seder!

"HighViz, a project company" wrote:

Date: Wed, 12 Apr 2006 13:37:06 -0700 (PDT)
From: "HighViz, a project company"
Subject: CBS: GT Law 'Team Abramoff' e-Mails, The GOP and the Saginaw Chippewa
To: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

"Abramoff's team repeatedly discussed donations as the reason Republican leaders should intervene for the Saginaw, the e-mails show. "The tribes that want this (not just ours) are the only guys who take care of the Rs," Abramoff deputy Todd Boulanger wrote in a June 19, 2002, e-mail to Abramoff and his lobbying team, using "Rs" as shorthand for Republicans. "We're going to seriously reconsider our priorities in the current lists I'm drafting right now if our friends don't weigh in with some juice. If leadership isn't going to cash in a chit for (easily) our most important project, then they are out of luck from here on out," he wrote, referring to political donation lists.

---CBS Story (pretty deep one) More (none of it new, but a bit more 'focused' on buying the "R" 's for the tribes).


Abbe B.


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