What have we here? Buried in Thomas Edsall’s Washington Post’s story yesterday on the newly released e-mail exchanges between Jack Abramoff and his helpmate at the General Services Administration David Safavian is a brief discussion of Safavian’s efforts to help Abramoff obtain commercial access to the old Post Office building in Washington, D.C. In an e-mail on July 28, 2003, Safavian complained to Abramoff about a career government worker at the White House Office of Management and Budget who was apparently hindering any such transfer plans. Writes Safavian (the all-caps emphasis is his, the boldface mine): “The OMB staffer in the way…does not realize we have a legislative directive FROM CONGRESS regarding this matter. In fact, we had a letter sent to us by [Reps] Don Young [R-Alaska], Steve LaTourette [R-Ohio], [Sens.] Byron Dorgan [D-N.D.] and Harry Reid [D-Nev.]….”
Well what do you know! Here we have still further evidence that two key DEMOCRAT senators had apparently intervened in a way favorable to Jack Abramoff — and no one at the Washington Post finds that fact newsworthy and deserving of further analysis?
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