(Bongo drums up meeting with Bush..for nine million dollars) *LINK* *PIC*

(Bongo drums up meeting with Bush..for nine million dollars) *LINK* *PIC*
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Thursday, November 10, 2005 10:56 am

Thursday, 10 November 2005, 15:28 GMT
A US lobbyist drafted a $9m contract to help Gabon President Omar Bongo meet US leader George Bush, new documents show. There is no evidence to suggest that the money was paid to Jack Abramoff, who is being investigated for allegedly defrauding Indian tribes. Mr Bongo did meet Mr Bush in May 2004, 10 months after the contract was drawn up...

: November 10, 2005
: Lobbyist Sought $9 Million to Set Bush Meeting
: WASHINGTON, Nov. 9 - The lobbyist Jack Abramoff asked for $9 million in
: 2003 from the president of a West African nation to arrange a meeting
: with President Bush and directed his fees to a Maryland company now
: under federal scrutiny, according to newly disclosed documents.

: The African leader, President Omar Bongo of Gabon, met with President
: Bush in the Oval Office on May 26, 2004, 10 months after Mr. Abramoff
: made the offer. There has been no evidence in the public record that
: Mr. Abramoff had any role in organizing the meeting or that he
: received any money or had a signed contract with Gabon.