Wednesday, June 27, 2007

Circle Closes


WASHINGTON - California GOP Rep. John Doolittle's former legislative director said Wednesday he was recently contacted by federal investigators in their probe of Doolittle's ties to jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

Pete Evich, Doolittle's legislative director from 1998 to 2002 and now a lobbyist, told The Associated Press that he plans to talk to the Justice Department.

The news comes two days after an attorney for another ex-Doolittle aide, former chief of staff David Lopez, said he'd given documents to federal prosecutors under subpoena.

I recognize that to some degree the "money in the freezer" detail justifies the disproportionate media coverage that William Jefferson got between the time his house was raided and his indictment, but Doolittle seems to be getting no coverage on the teevee.

...taking a break from being a lazy blogger I checked. CNN hasn't mentioned this story since April 21.