View Full Version : Abramoff e-mail plays up Bush contacts

02-10-2006, 12:48 PM

Lobbyist Jack Abramoff leaves Federal Court in Washington Jan. 3, 2006, after pleading guilty to federal charges of conspiracy, tax evasion and mail fraud, and agreeing to cooperate with prosecutors investigating the influence peddling that has threatened powerful members of the U.S. Congress. At right, his attorney Abbe Lowell. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

By Pete Yost, Associated Press Writer | February 10, 2006

WASHINGTON --Jack Abramoff had brief conversations with President Bush almost a dozen times and the president knew him well enough to make joking references to Abramoff's family, according to an e-mail the fallen lobbyist sent a magazine editor.

Bush "joked with me about a bunch of things, including details of my kids," Abramoff recalled of his contacts with the president.

The recipient of the e-mail, Washingtonian magazine editor Kim Eisler, confirmed its contents.

Bush's contacts with Abramoff -- who has pleaded guilty in a fraud and bribery case and is cooperating with a public corruption investigation -- have become an issue because the president has said he doesn't recall ever meeting the lobbyist.

Time magazine and the Washingtonian have reported the existence of about a half-dozen photos showing Abramoff and Bush together.

The president acknowledged having his picture taken with Abramoff but suggested the photos were of no significance because he is photographed with so many people. Bush said there was no reason to publicly release the photographs.

"I frankly don't even remember having my picture taken with the guy," Bush told a news conference on Jan. 26. "I don't know him."

On Thursday, White House press secretary Scott McClellan said that "what the president said still stands."

Abramoff's e-mail states that Bush "has one of the best memories of any politician I have ever met." The e-mail said that Bush's ability to recall is one of his "trademarks, though of course he can't recall that he has a great memory!"

The e-mail adds, "Perhaps he has forgotten everything. Who knows."

On Friday, Eisler said that Abramoff made the comments more than two weeks ago in response to a question from the magazine editor, who wanted to double-check some information before appearing on a television show.

A liberal Web log, ThinkProgress, first disclosed the existence of the Abramoff-Eisler e-mails this week.

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02-10-2006, 01:36 PM
R, here's a copy of the ultra secret letter that he circulated among members of congress:

PLEASE NOTE- This program remains successful because of the honesty and integrity of the participants. Please continue its success by following the instructions exactly. You will now become part of the political influencing Business. Your product is not solid and tangible, but it is a service instead. You are in the service of developing Mailing Lists. Many large corporations, like Haliburton, are happy to pay big bucks for quality lists; however, the money made from mailing lists is secondary to the income which is made from people like you and me being included on the "preferred" list.

Here are the 3 Easy Steps to Success:

Step 1:

Get 3 separate sheets of paper and write the following on each; “PLEASE PUT ME ON YOUR MAILING LIST” and include your name and address. Fold the sheets of paper so that they will fit in the envelopes. Now get three XXXX Bills and place them inside EACH of the 3 sheets of paper so the XXX bills can't be seen through the envelope - this prevents thievery (and God knows we don't want to be charged with thievery) Next, place one folded sheet of paper (with the XXX bills inside) in each of the three envelopes and seal them. You should now have 3 sealed envelopes, each with a piece of paper inside, stating the above phrase, your name and address, and a $1 bill. What you are doing is responding to a service. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY ILLEGAL! even though You are requesting a legitimate service and you are paying for it. (Like most people, I was skeptical, so I called Jack)
<see using Safety name below>

Mail the 3 envelopes to the following addresses:


#2) Senator

#3) Governor

Step 2:

Now take the #1 name off the list that you see above, move the other names up (3 becomes 2, 2 becomes 1, etc…) and add YOUR name as #3 on the list.

Step 3:

Change anything you need to, but try to keep this article as close to original as possible. Now, post your amended article to at least 20 political action groups (there are close to 26,000). All you need is 20, but remember, the more you post, the more money you are likely to make. REMEMBER, THIS IS PERFECTLY LEGAL (as long as you don't get caught)!!!! If you have any doubts whatsoever, refer to Title 18 Sec. 1302 & 1341 of the Postal Lottery Laws. Keep a copy of these steps for your records, and whenever you need money, you can do it again and again. PLEASE REMEMBER that this program remains successful because the integrity and honesty of its participants can be bought, and by their carefully adhering to the directions. Look at it this way - if you are of integrity, the program would end and the money that so many others have received will stop coming.

NOTE: You may want to retain every name and address sent to you, either on a computer or a hard copy and keep the notes that people send to you. This VERIFIES that you are truly providing a service.

As each post is downloaded and the directions carefully followed, three members will be reimbursed for their participation as a List Developer with XXXX each. Your name will move up the list geometrically so that when your name reaches the #1 position, you can possibly receive hundreds or even thousands of dollars in CASH!! What an opportunity for only XXXX (XXXX to each of the first three people listed above) plus postage . Send it now, add your own name to the list, and you’re in business!!!

CONGRATULATIONS!! THAT’S IT! All you have to do now is jump to a different political forum and post away—after you get the hang of it, it will take about 30 seconds for each newsgroup!!!


That’s it! You will begin receiving money from around the country in days! You may eventually want to rent a P.O. Box, or a box at a business like Mailboxes Etc due to the large amount of mail you will receive. As I said before, if you wish to stay anonymous, you can invent what I call a “safety name”.(WE DEFINATELY recommend a safety name)just in case.. Just keep the correct address so the postman delivers you the cash!

----------------------------How It Works----------------------------

This is a matter of simple statistics... Let's say, out of 20 postings, I only receive 10 replies (a very low example). So I just made XXX with my name at #3 on the list, right? Now, each of the 10 persons who sent me XXX dollars make the MINIMUM 20 postings, each with my name at #2, and only 10 persons respond to each of the original 10, that's another XXX for me. Now THOSE 100 people each make a minimum of 20 posts with my name at #1 and only 10 reply to each of those, I will bring in an additional XXXX!!


All of this with an original investment of XXX plus the price of postage for three letters!! AMAZING!!!! When you’re name is no longer on the list, and you still wish to make more money, simply start the process all over again!( Try the Dems, this time) The thing that makes this work is the fact that thousands of folks all over the world are joining the Internet each day, and many of them CAN read.. articles such as these, just like you are now!! So, can you afford the XXX and see if it really works??? Of Course!!P.T. Barnum said "there'a a corrupt politician made every day" I bet you would spend that much bribing a common judge in a days time - and this won't give you heartburn!!

I have had people ask me, “…what if the plan is played out and no one sends you money??” SO WHAT?! What are the chances of that happening when there are tons of new dishonest users and new dishonest people joining the party each day and are willing to give this a try?? Statistics show that an average of $20,000 to $50,000 will buy most new pols - most of them would try this in a heart beat!!!

That’s it; now get to work and make yourself some money - I never thought it would work. Right now, you may not either, but give it a try anyway! If it doesn’t work, all you lose is XXX and some postage. But if it does work, you could gain thousands of dollars!! Weigh the options… WHY NOT JUST GIVE IT A SHOT!!!!

REMEMBER: Play FAIRLY and HONESTLY and this really will work.

02-10-2006, 02:29 PM
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ahhhhhhh mercy!