The report from the Republican-led House Government Affairs Committee will state that Abramoff had as many as 450 contacts with the White House, and prime among his lobbying targets was former White House political director Ken Mehlman, and Bush’s adviser Karl Rove.
Then we have this clip dug out of the C&L vault from January 25th. Seems Scotty was low-balling it.
QUESTION: Any update in the Abramoff visits to the White House beyond the three parties that he attended?
McCLELLAN: Well, I indicated yesterday that I think there were some -- a few staff-level meetings. But, no, I'm making sure that I have a thorough report back to you on that. And I'll get that to you, hopefully very soon.