May 24, 2006

GraftQuest...

The GOP leaders should be worried about FBI raids on Capitol Hill
The FBI's raid on a congressman's office is rippling through Capitol Hill, with majority Republicans in the House complaining to President Bush and predicting a constitutional showdown in the Supreme Court.

Let's be real here. Republican leaders have abdicated so much power to Bush, there's got to be something else going on. The real issue is how many GOP members are in hot water.

The FBI didn't raid the office of Randy "Duke" Cunningham despite his egregious illegal activity. They can't possibly ignore the other GOP members in hot water. So to make things easier for the FBI on their next Hill raids, we've prepared this handy list of sleazy GOP members and their offices: [
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37 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

FITZ!!!

11:09 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

It's all about establishing the precedent, don't you think? If the Dems get control of one or both chambers, or if a future president or AG wants to go after someone in office, they'll just get
a subpoena and go after GRAFT but for political purposes, of course.

It seems to me that if the damn Ethics Committee would do their job, there wouldn't be a conflict or a Constitutional Crises. The crises is LACK of ethics oversight!

11:13 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

It's beginning to look like they need to be reminded of what E T H I C S are as defined in the dictionary! All depends on what "is" is?

11:15 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Congress is just shaking in their boots because the FBI invade their freezers just like waht they did at Dollar Bill Jefferson's home... And believe me, there are ceetain Congress people who don't want their dirty laundry to come out .. It is time folks to unclog the drain called Congress in November election.

11:18 AM  
Anonymous bronzedome said...

Personally I am enjoying the show "Corrupted Congress". This is the best reality television yet.
I hope they enter all offices of the corrupted congress members. Shine the legal light on all those fools.
Jefferson however seems political. The Justice Dept. must search the rest.
Ugly is to truth as light is to beauty.

11:28 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe congress will remember the people's rights...

11:34 AM  
Blogger GrandmaNuk said...

Every day there is new light shining on our former democracy and current police state.

Under no circumstances do I feel that Dollar Bill (thanks SPB) should not be punished with the rest of the evil doers,
but with the whistleblowers having the bejesus scared out of them, no oversight by the current congress, unlawful NSA
spying, and elections being fraudulently carried out, do I feel good about where the country is going.
Apparently, with 75% of the rest of the folks out there with the same feelings, I guess I'm not alone! Very sad.

11:37 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is called ABSCAM Part 2
The FBI stings CONGRESS!

Which by the way Robert Luskin was involved in.

11:38 AM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

It seems like Luskin is involved in alot of things lately.. I mean, who is this guy Luskin??? He already in hot water trying to "help" his client, Porkrind. He sure going to give Porkrind one hell a bill when this case is over..

Grandmanuk:

If the FBI can raid Dollar Bill and any citizen who committed graft with probable cause, then the Congress shouldn't be having a big stink over this.. And With Cunningham talking, a lot of the people of Congress are afraid that their names may come out linked to Hookergate/Abramoff/DeLay saga!!

11:47 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

What you are seeing is a realignment within the Illuminati. Even they make mistakes sometimes and they are tweaking their network for optimum performance prior to the next elections.

You'll see.

11:51 AM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

You know, this is alot like what I remember was called the "West Side"

Fitz there's so much corruption in Congress, the place is now like New York City in the 30s.

There's the west side, then there's the east side. BOTH sides are totally filled to the brim with graft!!!

I agree Biloxi, I'll settle for a burn-fried Congress, Rove & Cheney all at once. Take them all down!!!!!!!!!!!!!

No better time, get the press conferences going!!!

11:52 AM  
Blogger basheert said...

Me thinks Hastert has something big to hide.

Do he and Cheney work out at the same gym????

11:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB,

Sorry, let me clarify about Luskin.
He was in charge of the sting at the DOJ when ABSCAM went down is all I meant.

Not that I was saying that Luskin is bad! LOL

This information was on the NNDB.

12:00 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

It's about time those Wimpies write Dumbya a letter about Iran! Watch the Post Office lose it.

Inspector Clouseau says: "There is a time to laugh and a time not to laugh, and this is not one of them."

12:02 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

OK well this really makes it clear!

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Residents_urge_voters_to_support_DeLay_0524.html

Tom DeLay Graft-king is running for a city councilman seat now!!!

This is when it gets really pathetic!
"An email sent to residents of Northern Virginia's city of Alexandria encouraged residents to write in US House Rep. Tom Delay for the City Council, today's edition of ROLL CALL reports. Delay has announced that he is relocating to the Washington, DC suburb after he leaves Congress on June 9.

Excerpts from the registration restricted artice:
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City Councilman DeLay? Now that he has settled on Alexandria, Va., as his permanent residence — a neat way to disqualify himself from the ballot in the 22nd Congressional district of Texas — Rep. Tom DeLay (R-Texas) is exploring his options for the future. Some folks in Alexandria apparently hope that will include running for local office.

HOH recently discovered an e-mail that was circulating in GOP circles just prior to the Alexandria City Council election earlier this month. The subject: “Tom DeLay for Alexandria City Council.”

The e-mail, from “citizen kane” read:

“EXERCISE YOUR RIGHT TO VOTE on May 2nd in Alexandria’s local election."

Far as I'm concerned, the only Citizen Kane we need to worry about is Tom Delay!!!! Its time for Dennis Hastert to clean out his closet, and show how many bribes he ALSO took from Jack Abramoff I think now!!!!!

>:-D Bring 'em all out!

12:03 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The people in Virginia are worse that those in Florida.
God, what kind of brain damage did they incur anyway?
Or is it just the poisonous KOOL-AID?

12:06 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

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12:09 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

He was in charge of the sting at the DOJ." Thanks for the clarification about Luskin.. But, I don't know about Luskin.. Something about him.. My intuition has nothing to do with him being Rove's attorney. I can't put my finger on it... And what is NNDB? Not clear about that acronym...

12:11 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

More in the news:

Pelosi asks congressman snared in bribery probe to resign key committee post

"House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) has formally asked Rep. William Jefferson (D-LA) to resign from the powerful Ways and Means Committee, RAW STORY has learned"

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/Pelosi_asks_congressman_snared_in_bribery_0524.html

2. House Democrats begin hearings, write Bush on Iran

"As concerns build over increased tensions between the United States and Iran, some Democrats in Congress are beginning to mount opposition to a preemptive nuclear strike, RAW STORY has learned.
Members of the House Democrats' Progressive Caucus are holding unofficial hearings and gathering signatures for a letter to President Bush, in hopes, they say, of attenuating the risk of nuclear confrontation."
http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/House_Democrats_begin_hearings_write_Bush_0524.html

12:13 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

And another piece of news. This piece of news is about Fitz' friend, Harriet Miers. From WSJ:

Harriet Miers’s Ex-Boyfriend Admonished for Pumping Her Up
Posted by Peter Lattman

Justice Nathan Hecht, the Texas Supreme Court judge who publicly supported his dear friend Harriet Miers for the Supreme Court last year, has been admonished by Texas’s judicial conduct commission for using his office to promote her nomination.
The Commission on Judicial Conduct found that Hecht improperly used his position when he told White House staff members to send media inquiries about Miers’s career and religious background to him and then discussed her qualifications in dozens of interviews. Justice Hecht, a Republican, said the ruling restricted his right to free speech and he’s hired First Amendment lawyer Charles “Chip” Babcock of Houston’s Jackson Walker to challenge it.
To get an idea of Hecht’s comments during Miers’s brief flirtation with the Court, here’s an excerpt from an October 2005 WSJ page-one story on the nomination:
White House allies have also been playing up Ms. Miers’s religious background. Texas Supreme Court Justice Nathan Hecht, a former colleague of Ms. Miers, says she underwent a religious conversion in the late 1970s and early 1980s and began attending the conservative Valley View Christian Church, which he also attends. The two dated, Justice Hecht said, remain close friends and still attend the church.
Ms. Miers, who isn’t married, was raised Catholic, Justice Hecht said, and had been “sometimes more serious about it and sometimes less so.” Her decision to start attending Valley View, which he described as conservative and “strongly pro-life,” coincided with her move toward Republican politics.
As for her views on reproductive rights, he noted that she has “been a dedicated member of a conservative evangelical church for a long time. I’m sure she feels as [the president] does that life is important. But her exact feelings and how they would play into cases the court might hear, it’s hard to say.”


Didn;t know that the bag lady Miers had an ex-boyfriend...

12:14 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Miers MOS-SAD agent aka Zionist Neocon.....

The truth about Harriet Miers!

Sure is great to hear her name mentioned again, brings up the old memory hole doesn't it Biloxi!!

12:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB

The NNDB stands for the Notable Names Database. It gives information about just about everyone in the news.
Even Fitz!
Wikipedia has all the info.

12:23 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is Haster so upset about the FBI raids? I mean isn't he one of the ones who finds that the only people that have to fear the NSA warrantless wiretaps are those that are evil doers. By the way, the FBI did have a warrant.

12:27 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

O.K. Anon at 1 pm:

I did some homework from what you said about Luskin. Yes, he supervised a sting operation ABSCAM or Abscam in the '80's as you said and worked in the DOJ office in that sting operation.
Interesting information about Luskin:

"In 1997, US Attorney Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island accused Luskin of "willful blindness" for accepting $505,125 in gold bars as well as Swiss Wire transfers of $169,000 from Stephen Saccoccia. Saccoccia is a convicted money-launderer who laundered money for several Columbian drug cartels. Luskin represented Saccoccia in the appellate phase of the case well after Saccoccia was convicted. Whitehouse argued that Saccoccia's payments to Luskin were related to Saccoccia's broad money-laundering scheme and that the money should be returned to the government. In 1998, Luskin settled with the government, forfeiting $245,000 in fees."

Like I said.. something about him.. Ummmm...

12:28 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Luskin is a peter-piper for graft too, just watch it, it is written all over his face.

12:39 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Anon,

Thank you for that info.. I went to Wikipedia to look up Luskin. That is how I found about the info on him in 1997.. It is interesting that Hadley/Badly profile doesn't mention about the 1980's insurance fraud in Iowa and his changing of his birth name Steven. I becsme a little suspicious of Luskin in reading to his fees. I think there is lot more about Rove's attorney that meets the eye..

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Andy Borowitz said...

BUSH PRESSES FED CHIEF FOR HIKE IN APPROVAL RATING
President Demands One Percent Increase In Heated Oval Office Meeting

In what insiders described as a heated, occasionally testy Oval Office meeting, President George W. Bush today pressed Federal Reserve Board chairman Ben Bernanke for a one percent increase in his approval rating.

With the president’s approval rating sinking below thirty percent for the first time in his presidency to an all-time low of twenty-nine percent, Mr. Bush felt that urgent action needed to be taken to boost his sagging statistic.

For that reason, he took the extraordinary step of pulling Mr. Bernanke out of a Fed meeting on inflation and summoning him to the White House to demand that his approval rating be hiked by one hundred basis points, or one percent.

While presidents in the past have leaned on the nation’s central banker to move interest rates up or down, Mr. Bush’s action is believed to be the first time that a Fed chief has been called upon to manipulate a president’s approval rating.

But at the White House today, Mr. Bush defended the move, telling reporters, “It’s time to start thinking outside the box.”

For his part, Mr. Bernanke seemed cool to the President’s argument, issuing the following official statement: “The chairman of the Federal Reserve can change the course of interest rates, but he does not control the world.”

Soon after Mr. Bernanke issued his statement, the president offered his own terse response: “Alan Greenspan could.”

Elsewhere, after scientists said that chimps and humans are more closely related than originally thought, the National Security Agency announced that it would begin eavesdropping on chimps.

12:53 PM  
Anonymous Rami said...

"Elsewhere, after scientists said that chimps and humans are more closely related than originally thought, the National Security Agency announced that it would begin eavesdropping on chimps."

LMAO!

1:05 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

LOL!! That is so funny! The Gerbil asking for 1% approval rating.. He must be that desperate for Bernanke to bump up the Gerbil's ratings.. He will get desperate enough to include dog, cats, hamsters, gerbils, the dead in the morgue, etc, to the increase the Gerbil's job approval rate... And NSA spying on chimps??? Well, if the American people's first and fourth amendment are being stripped by the Gerbil, so can the chimps!!!

1:07 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB,

I know what you mean about Luskin.
It's like the snake defending the Evil Pig From Hell.
Those kinds of critters just gravitate towards each other...

1:12 PM  
Blogger Quzi Formerly CC said...

"Mr. Bush felt that urgent action needed to be taken to boost his sagging statistic" --

Coulter says, :"He's got more than that sagging...

"announced that it would begin eavesdropping on chimps." --

Coulter says, "We need to execute people that think like this. We need our conservative chimps. I don't care if Laura Bush tripped me because of the mini skirt I was wearing...I wont' back down on the chimp issue."

1:17 PM  
Anonymous Andy Borowitz said...

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1:28 PM  
Blogger Special Prosecutor Biloxi said...

Yes, I know that the article is all fun. We do need some comic relief. But, we certaimly would look retared to another country is the FBI are spying on dead people..But, hey, you never know.. And that was funny what Andy said towards the end of his article about the Gerbil...

1:37 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Let me hear Mueller say to Negroponte (N.I.D.): "No way neocon!

Either Mueller is the deepest patriotic double agent in history, a traitor, or negligent.

He needs to refrain from ordering, condoning, or endorsing any S.S. activity for der fuhrer's pals, as it hurts America.

He needs to refrain from conducting illegal wiretaps, because its killing our living Constitution-and stop serving the dark side. If he wiretaps, let it be by judicial order, and let it apply to all White House activity. He needs to work closely with Fitgerald and for the American People - not the neocons.

5:44 PM  
Blogger Roger Rancourt said...

Well looks like Denny the Hen Hastert spoke too soon, because now he's under investigation for the FBI as well!!!!

UH OH Denny, you shouldn't have shot your graft wads at Jefferson so quickly my friend ;)

http://www.rawstory.com/news/2006/ABC_News_Hastert_fingered_by_Abramoff_0524.html

"The Speaker of the House of Representatives, Dennis Hastert, is under investigation by the FBI, which is seeking to determine his role in an ongoing public corruption probe into members of Congress," ABC News' Brian Ross reports Wednesday evening. "Federal officials say the information implicating Hastert was developed from convicted lobbyists who are now cooperating with the government."

Excerpts: "Part of the investigation involves a letter Hastert wrote three years ago, urging the Secretary of the Interior to block a casino on an Indian reservation that would have competed with other tribes.

"The other tribes were represented by convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff who reportedly has provided details of his dealings with Hastert as part of his plea agreement with the government.

"The letter was written shortly after a fund-raiser for Hastert at a restaurant owned by Abramoff. Abramoff and his clients contributed more than $26,000 at the time.

:-D
Of course the Gerbil knew nothing, no way! Mueller is a double agent who has been working to smoke out the neocons since he got blackmailed.

5:56 PM  
Blogger teak said...

Wow, is anyone seeing 'Dateline' and the sexual predators? Rabbi, doctor, military intelligence, teacher, naked man, NASTY PEDOPHILES.

7:22 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

SPB-- There is precedent for the government investigating dead people. The IRS in this part of the country came up with the idea to check the list of attorneys registered with the state bar to see whether any of them had not filed tax returns. They found a whole bunch of names on the list who had not filed any returns in recent times and sent out investigators to pursue those apparent lawbreakers. But they had trouble finding them because-- you guessed it-- the bar had never removed the names of deceased attorneys from its rolls!

10:35 PM  

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