- In an interview yesterday, Washingtonian
editor Kim Eisler confirmed to ThinkProgress that he has viewed several
photographs of President Bush with Jack Abramoff. Eisler, who authored
a book on tribal politics and is an associate of Abramoff's, says he saw
the photos during a visit to Abramoff's house where they were "just
sitting in his office."
- The White House has continually refused
to release photos of President Bush with Jack Abramoff. Moreover, Press
Secretary Scott McClellan has said that if photos of the two together exist,
they are shots taken at "widely attended" Hanukkah receptions
in 2001 and 2002. But according to Eisler, none of the photos in Abramoff's
office were taken at Hanukkah receptions.
- One photo at Abramoff's home depicts
Bush shaking hands with Abramoff in the Old Executive Office Building,
which is adjacent to the West Wing of the White House. Another photograph
shows Bush with Abramoff at what appears to be the Corcoran Gallery of
Art in Washington. A third photo, which previously has not been disclosed,
is of Abramoff's wife with Laura Bush.
- This was first reported in our morning
newsletter The Progress Report (sign up in the box to the right). Check
ThinkProgress later today for more new details on the Abramoff scandal.
- Last night a Mr Thomas DePaine posted
this at the back of one of the older Abramoff threads.
- I believe that here are pictures of Bush
with Abramoff in the White House on 12/22/2003.
- http://server3.pictiger.com/ img/ 161731/
- These were grabbed off archive.org the
night that the story broke about Reflections Photo pulling Abramoff photos.
It wasn't too hard to figure out where these would be found on the internet
archiveso I grabbed them.