Friday, May 11, 2007

Rudy's in more trouble...

Breaking news on ABC:

OxyContin: The Giuliani Connection, some excerpts:

According to the book "Painkiller," by New York Times reporter Barry Meier, both Giuliani and his then-partner Bernard Kerik "were in direct contact with Asa Hutchinson, the administrator of DEA."

Hutchinson told the Blotter on today that Giuliani asked for a meeting, "and we gave him a meeting." Hutchinson says he was aware the company was under investigation at the time, and "any time a company is under investigation I like to give them a chance to make their case."

Kerik told New York Magazine at the time that Giuliani had raised $15,000 in donations for a "traveling museum operated by the DEA."

Some officials told ABC News there were questions inside the agency of whether the donations were an attempt to influence the DEA.

I did suggest earlier in the week that I didn't think it was fair to make Giuliani's position on abortion an issue, but I wonder what his Republican presidential competition will do with this story....

1 comment:

Head Spinner Scott said...

Poor Rudy. If he wasn't a guy I disagreed with so passionately with about Iraq, I might actually like him. But then he supports a war that has been messed up and claims that if a Democrat was president we would all die. Of course, Rudy backs that assertion up with his own military service as opposed to how no Democrat has ever served