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Lobbyist for Saddam gave $40,000 to Republican Senate and House Campaign Committees

John Venners, a Washington D.C. based public relations man who aided an influence effort to ease international economic sanctions against the Iraqi regime of Saddam Hussein, made $40,000 in campaign contributions since 2004 to the Republican House and Senate Campaign … Continue reading

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The McCain campaign responds to my Timmons story… sorta.

Via Satyah Khanna at Think Progress: Yesterday, Murray Waas revealed that the head of Sen. John McCain’s transition team, power lobbyist William Timmons, was involved in a lobbying effort on behalf of Saddam Hussein in the early 1990s “to ease … Continue reading

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The Company He Keeps: How Bill Timmons’ partners grifted Saddam Hussein

McCain aide William Timmons’ partners’ in his influence effort on behalf of Saddam Hussein, whom I wrote about in my Huffington Post story today, were Samir Vincent and Tongsun Park. Vincent pled guilty to federal criminal charges that acted as … Continue reading

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