For those of you who don't have the energy to get past the part where Hastert's waterboy, Rep. Tom Reynolds (D-NY) carries water for "The Coach" by pissing on Rep. Rahm Emmanuel (D-IL), here's the most interesting part, also highlighted at SoapBlox Chicago:
- Prosecutors allege Levine used his position with the system to arrange kickbacks from companies seeking to invest in the fund. Cari is expected to plead guilty this week; Levine has pleaded not guilty.
Cari donated $5,000 to Emanuel between 2001 and 2003 and $5,000 to the DCCC. Emanuel said he would return the money.
But Levine donated to both parties. He gave $3,250 to the House Speaker Dennis Hastert’s (R-Ill.) campaign committee and $5,000 to his political action committee (PAC) in 2003. Levine gave a total of $2,000 to Hastert in 2001 and 2002. He has also helped Rep. Mark Green (R-Wis.) and Rep. Ray LaHood (R-Ill.), who returned Levine’s $1,000 donation this year.
“Hastert is exploring options to return the Levine money,” a top GOP aide said.
Write Public Editor, Don Wycliff and ask why not.