Lawmakers Urge Bush to Make Abramoff Information Public - New York Times
Lawmakers Urge Bush to Make Abramoff Information Public - New York Times: "Republican legislators urged President Bush today to make public photographs and information about contacts that he or his top aides had with the lobbyist Jack Abramoff, who has pleaded guilty to felony charges of conspiracy and fraud in an influence-peddling scandal.
Speaking on the Sunday morning television programs, the lawmakers also called for greater White House cooperation with a Senate inquiry into the federal response to Hurricane Katrina.
'Get it out, get it out,' Senator Chuck Hagel, Republican of Nebraska, said of the Abramoff material. He suggested on ABC television that photos of Mr. Abramoff with Mr. Bush were likely to emerge anyway and that 'disclosure is the best and most effective way to deal with all of these things.'
Senator John Thune of South Dakota and Representative Mike Pence of Indiana, both Republicans, echoed that thought. 'More is better, in terms of disclosure and transparency,' Mr. Thune said on Fox."