Monday, January 30, 2006

Doolittle: "No Comment" on Casino Letters

In his article about Doolittle's reaction to the casino letters uncovered by the AP's Freedon of Information Act request, James Rosen is careful to point out the impact the timing of this revelation may have on the congressman's future in House leadership:

The fresh controversy emerged at a sensitive political juncture for Doolittle. As secretary of the House Republican conference, he and other House leaders face possible challenges to their posts as early as Thursday from reformers bent on cleaning house in the wake of the Abramoff lobbying scandal.

This article provides the best overview of what is known at this time about Doolittle's involvement with Abramoff and their deal-making with regard to Indian Casinos. The Sac Bee regains its position as the paper of record for the Doolittle scandal.

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