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January 04, 2008

Burns: Abramoff Investigation Closed

In 2006, legacy media and lefty blogs went wild over the Jack Abramoff scandals. In fact, in addition to the Iraq War, congressional scandal was one of the top issues on the minds of voters that year, and Department of Justice investigations were tearing through senators' offices.

The senator from Montana, Conrad Burns, was one target of the Abramoff investigation. On Wednesday, he announced that the DOJ has dropped the investigation; no criminal charges will be filed.

Burns said, "I understand that politics is a contact sport and what sustained me through this was my unyielding faith in the system." He also added that, "during this era of political character assassination used for pure political gain, I hope good men and women will continue to step forward and serve. Phyllis and I are enjoying our new life in Montana and Washington, DC with our family and friends. We shall be eternally grateful for their unwavering support and faith."


Montana State University-Billings Political Science Professor Craig Wilson said Burns lost his Senate seat by a paper-thin margin. "If this would've been known prior to the election, it could have changed the outcome," said Dr. Wilson.

I'll say. Burns was a three-term incumbent in 2006. He lost by only 3,562 votes out of 400,000 cast, a difference of less than a percentage point.

All is not lost, Kos Kids. The WaPo article on this helpfully points out that three Republican congressmen are still being investigated (Doolittle, Feeney, DeLay).

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posted by Gabriel Malor at 09:17 PM

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