Tuesday, June 06, 2006

Bush Administration Official On Trial For Corruption

Another key Republican is on trial for corruption. This time it is former Bush Administration official David Safavian, who is on trial for his hand in the Jack Abramoff scandal:

The prosecution continued questioning former Bush administration official David Safavian Monday about help he gave to Republican lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Safavian denied having any prior knowledge of possible influence peddling related to a golfing trip he took to Scotland with Abramoff, former House Majority Leader Tom DeLay and political operative Ralph Reed.

Safavian decided to testify in his own defense last week, saying he was tired of "taking grenades" for 10 months in the case and that he wanted to explain his side of the story.

On Friday, Safavian denied he had ever tried to conceal from ethics officials and investigators the help he gave his former partner Abramoff about two federal properties in 2002.

Safavian's case could go to a jury by Tuesday.

Abramoff pleaded guilty earlier this year to fraud, tax evasion and conspiracy.

This is just another knock against John Boehner and the Republicans, who refuse to pass real ethics reform in Washington.

One by one the people are either voting corrupt Republicans out of office or the corrupt Republicans are being sent to prision for their actions.

In either case, it is a win for the American people!