Thursday, November 16, 2006
When Jack Abramoff was pointing out crooked Republicans, Downies were thrilled to go to cameras and denounce the Republican "culture of corruption." And one of those with the loudest voices was Harry Reid, the lowlife thief from Nevada who had made millions from shady land deals.
But now Jack Abramoff is pointing to Harry Reid as one of those in the US Senate who he paid to get Indian casinos slanted legislation.
As we said yesterday, turnabout is fair play. Harry Reid called for Republicans with ties to Abramoff to be prosecuted. Now, Reid needs to be prosecuted, to the fullest extent of the law.
Abramoff Reports to Prison; Officials Focus on Reid, Others
As convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff reported to federal prison today, a source close to the investigation surrounding his activities told ABC News that Sen. Harry Reid (D-Nev.) was one of the members of Congress Abramoff had allegedly implicated in his cooperation with federal prosecutors.
A spokesperson for Reid, elected yesterday as the Senate Majority Leader, said the senator had done nothing illegal or unethical.
"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," Sen. Reid's spokesman Jim Manley told ABC News.
A source close to the investigation says Abramoff told prosecutors that more than $30,000 in campaign contributions to Reid from Abramoff's clients "were no accident and were in fact requested by Reid."
Abramoff has reportedly claimed the Nevada senator agreed to help him on matters related to Indian gambling.
Sorry, Harry. You do not pass Go, you do not collect $200 - you should just go straight to jail. Where you belong, you hypocritical crooked fuck.