Posted by ESC on June 23, 2005
In Reply to: Sniper letterhead posted by Abe on June 23, 2005
: "I don't want sniper letterhead." Attributed to Jack Abrimoff. Completely meaningless to me. (Quoted in Slate with only the comment "Prose doesn't get more economical than this." )
Panel Says Abramoff Laundered Tribal Funds
McCain Cites Possible Fraud by Lobbyist
By Susan Schmidt and James V. Grimaldi
Washington Post Staff Writers
Thursday, June 23, 2005; A01
Lobbyist Jack Abramoff used money from a Mississippi tribal client to set up bogus Christian anti-gambling groups and to fund pet projects including gear for a "sniper school" in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, according to documents released yesterday by Senate investigators.
Part of the above story was cut off. The rest of the story from Bloomburg.com
.One e-mail released by the committee today details costs for equipment needed by the sniper workshops. Abramoff's friend once suggested that he could write a letter with the workshop's logo as an ``educational entity'' when Abramoff was trying to figure out how to match the payments with the foundation's mission, McCain said, citing Abramoff's secretary.
``No, don't do that,'' Abramoff replied in the e-mail. ``I don't want sniper letterhead.''