Globe: Gregg Linked to Ambramoff-Staffer Under Investigation
by art3, Wed Feb 04, 2009 at 11:27:36 AM EST
This is a story that seems to be gaining legs. and it came up in today's presser about sen Gregg and an aide of his under investigation in the Abramoff scandal. The Boston Globe is reporting this staffer for Gregg got goodies in exchange for helping get legislation passed. The story is now popping up on some news sites right now. we get nothing out of Gregg being Commerce Sec. He wont even vote for the Obama stim bill and we realy need his vote at the moment.
Obama has been doing better media wise last night and today. But I fear msm is about to launch another blitz-linking Gregg to Ambramoff. I sany vetting going on here? Why appoint anyone who had even a brush with Abramoff? The dems need to nix this Gregg deal.
White House deflects Gregg link to Abramoff
February 4, 2009 03:01 PM
White House press secretary Robert Gibbs indicated this afternoon that the nomination of Senator Judd Gregg of New Hampshire as commerce secretary would not be imperiled by a former staffer emerging in the investigation of disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
The Associated Press is reporting that Kevin Koonce, who worked as legislative director in Gregg's Senate office from 2002 to 2004, was the "Staffer F" cited in a guilty plea last week by Todd Boulanger, a former deputy to Abramoff, who said he gave the staffer front-row tickets to a hockey game and other tickets to a baseball game, and in exchange received favors in spending legislation.
Gibbs said he did not know whether the issue came up in the vetting of Gregg before President Obama nominated him on Tuesday.
http://www.boston.com/news/politics/poli ticalintelligence/2009/02/white_house_de f.html