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November 14, 2006

Abramoff Offers To Testify Against ''6 To 8 Seriously Corrupt Democratic Senators'' -- And Karl Rove

Anyone want to take a bet where most media interest will be directed?

Convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff is scheduled to report to federal prison tomorrow, over the objections of federal prosecutors who say they still need his help to pursue leads on officials he allegedly bribed.

Sources close to the investigation say Abramoff has provided information on his dealings with and campaign contributions and gifts to "dozens of members of Congress and staff," including what Abramoff has reportedly described as "six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic senators."

The sources say Abramoff was about to provide information about Bush administration officials, including Karl Rove, "accepting things of value" from Abramoff.

Rove has denied any wrongdoing in his dealings with Abramoff. But the lobbyist visited the White House at least seven times, according to Secret Service logs obtained by Judicial Watch.

Abramoff has been meeting almost daily in secret locations around Washington with Justice Department investigators who are examining thousands of e-mails and documents, according to sources close to the investigation. The convicted lobbyist was spotted in downtown Washington, D.C., yesterday, carrying a computer laptop case.

But the prosecutors' easy access to Abramoff has now ended.

So, they're sending him to prison rather than seeing what else he has to say.

This smells corrupt.

I'm more than willing to trade Karl Rove for "six to eight seriously corrupt Democratic Senators."

As a matter of fact, at this I'm about ready to throw Bush into the mix just to sweeten the deal.


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