Democrat U.S. Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) involved in accepting large sums of money from Greenberg Taurig LLC and Indian tribes....
Dorgan had a direct conflict of interest when he served as chief Democratic inquisitor in the Indian Affairs Committee’s investigation of Abramoff. Plus he actively lobbied and pressured the U.S. Congress and the U.S. Department of the Interior to bestow federal recognition on the Mashpee Wampanoag tribe in Massachusetts.
Sounds a bit like the old pot(s) calling the kettle black thing, doesn't it? Only, this time the pot(s) accepted traceable money from both the lobbying firm and Indian tribes. Just follow the money. And follow their official statements, now recorded in the Congressional Record.
Now, we have to wonder what other lurking under the radar Congress members have been involved in accepting such largesse from these sources....
Why isn't there a big huge investigation into Democrat involvement in possibly taking bribes or selling access? If the Democrats were in power and had this proveable info about Republicans, they would be all over it like white on rice---in Congress and in the MSM. They would be screaming for a special prosecutor and calling for indictments.
And, if there are culpable Republicans, they need to be held responsible as well. It's time to get the dirty back-room politics out into the sunshine so it can be cleaned up. And so the U.S. Congress can regain the principles, ethics and respect they have historically held. Right now, they are at an embarrassing ebb.
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"Democrat Dorgan Tied to Abramoff"
"Senator Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) is the latest lawmaker ensnared in the scandal surrounding embattled lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
Dorgan, the top Democrat on the Senate Indian Affairs Committee, accepted nearly $95,000 in Abramoff-related money between 2001 and 2004 and held a political fundraiser in a stadium skybox leased by Abramoff.
The revelations call into question Dorgan’s role as chief Democratic inquisitor in the Indian Affairs Committee’s investigation of Abramoff.
In one curious exchange, Dorgan received a total of $19,000 in donations in the months immediately following a letter Dorgan signed to benefit an Abramoff client...."