Wednesday, December 21, 2005
Ney sphinct-o-meter alert [Updated]
The needle just pinged in the red zone again:
Jack Abramoff, the Republican lobbyist under criminal investigation, has been discussing with prosecutors a deal that would grant him a reduced sentence in exchange for testimony against former political and business associates, people with detailed knowledge of the case say.[Update] We should have noted that this is a convenient time for Ney to be doing some fact finding.
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The case has shaken the Republican establishment, with the threat of testimony from Mr. Abramoff, once a ubiquitous and well-connected Republican star, sowing anxiety throughout the party ranks.
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Lawyers for Mr. Volz, Mr. Ney and Mr. Rudy did not return calls for comment.repeatedly said he had done nothing improper.