NBC is reporting that lobbyist Jack Abramoff has taken a deal and will soon be helping prosecutors in a forthcoming blizzard of corruption cases.
Abramoff’s cooperation is expected to be a boon to an ongoing Justice Department investigation of congressional corruption, possibly helping prosecutors build criminal cases against up to 20 lawmakers of both parties and their staff members.
Lest Democrats break out the champagne prematurely, they’d best remember the DeLay congressional junket flap. In that case Congressional records showed that the minority party were in the majority when it came to lobbyist funded junkets.
Clearly the Abramoff case has the potential to be a major problem for Republicans, but if the investigation are really is as widespread as are rumored it could become a problem for all incumbents regardless of party…