September 5, 2008, - 1:08 pm

EXCLUSIVE: Rep. Rohrabacher Took Illicit $$$, Perks from Jack Abramoff; While Abramoff Sentenced, Rohrabacher, Islamist Grover Norquist Not; Why?

By Debbie Schlussel
One of John McCain’s biggest achievements in the past several years was the hearings he held about sleazy former lobbyist Jack Abramoff. He’s the one who really got the ball rolling on exposing Jack and leading to his prosecution.
Yesterday, Jack Abramoff was sentenced to four years in prison in connection with his defrauding of federal Indian tribes in his casino gambling lobbying scheme. He is already serving a five-year-plus sentence in prison, for bankruptcy fraud.
The feds recommended a lenient sentence for Abramoff, whom they say has aided in the investigation of many other individuals connected to his scheme.
But two names are not mentioned that should be: Republican Congressman Dana Rohrabacher and pan-Islamist & NRA Board Member Grover Norquist.


Jack Abramoff’s Unindicted Co-Conspirators Grover Norquist, Dana Rohrabacher

Now I can reveal that Congressman Rohrabacher accepted thousands of dollars in illicit funds and perks from Abramoff. Rohrabacher’s wife, Rhonda Carmony, was prosecuted for her fraudulent activities in an election campaign. Sources say that Abramoff donated thousands of dollars to Carmony’s legal defense fund. In addition to that, the sources also say that Rohrabacher and Carmony also accepted from Abramoff a free trip to Europe aboard a private airplane, where their baby or babies were baptized.
While a number of officials, including former Congressman Bob Ney, have gone down for accepting free golf trips and other bribes and lucre from Abramoff, Rohrabacher remains untouched. Why not?
Well, sources say that the reason for that is that Rohrabacher, a close friend and associate of Karl Rove friend Norquist, was being protected by Rove at Norquist’s beheast. Rohrabacher is so close to Norquist that he accompanied him on mysterious Mid-East trips to meet with Gulf State extremists and he praised the Taliban.
And then there is Norquist. Arguably, he is the person–along with Abramoff–who most hurt Americans with his part in Abramoff’s scheme. Abramoff had his Indian tribe clients pay their lobbying fees to Norquist’s non-profit Americans for Tax Reform, thus allowing them to get a tax deduction (subsidized by U.S. taxpayers) for non-deductible lobbying fees. In turn, Norquist, took his cut and then laundered the money through his organization to Jack Abramoff.
Again, neither of these individuals is in prison or even in the indictment stage for their illicit activities with Abramoff. Why?
Two words: Karl Rove.
I hope John McCain–who went after Jack Abramoff (and tried to go after Jihad Grover)–will not allow the GOP to lapse back into this kind of scamming and scheming. And I hope that McCain will put Congressman Rohrabacher at more than an arm’s length distance.

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I don’t know where your “sources” got their information, but they obviously don’t know Dana Rohrabacher or Grover Norquist well. For example, Rohrabacher has been known for his differences with President Bush, and I doubt KR would go out of his way to save the career of someone who has made passing the President’s legislation near impossible. Also, the Rohrabachers are blessed with triplets, not 1 baby, who were baptised in the south of France, not Spain.

hoozagoose on September 5, 2008 at 4:48 pm

Uh…Debbie…The great campaign finance reformer and “straight talker” John McCain has been on the payroll of the Bosnian and Albanian “islamofascist-jihadists” for the past 15-20 years for promoting US “humantarian intervention” on their behalf against the tiny Christian nation of Serbia. You may recall during the 90’s under Bush1, Clinton and continuing to the present day under Bush2 how the US under the guise of humanitarian intervention has provided military support to the ethnic cleansing and drug, female and human body parts trafficking muslim crime syndicates in Kosovo and Bosnia. Since 1999 under the watchful eye of UNMIK (US peacekeeping proxies in Kosovo) virtually all Serbs, Jews and Roma in Kosovo have been murdered or driven out. Yes there was a sizable Jewish population in Kosovo. Also roughly 150 Christian churches and monasteries…don’t know how many Jewish temples…have been totally destroyed. This is what has been going on in the Balkans, sponsored by our politicians and diplomatic corp, under the noses of the American people and in the name of our country. In addition to McCain, Rohrbacker and probably several hundred other lawmakers on both sides of the aisle AND state dept diplomats have been strong backers of islamofascist expansion in the Balkans. Don’t know that they are all on the payroll. It’s possible that many participate on behalf of islam out of sheer hatred of Christians and Jews. Biden, for example, is on record in 1999 as stating that ALL Serbs belong in NAZI-style concentration camps. That’s tough to beat for sheer hatred of your fellow man. Biden claims to be a Christian by the way as does McCain, Bush…ad naseum. For any would-be doubters, McCain received a $1.0M “campaign contribution” (I would call it a bribe) February of this year.

joesixpack31 on September 5, 2008 at 8:48 pm

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