Judicial Watch Statement on Allegations President Obama Rewarded Party Donors with White House Perks
OCTOBER 28, 2009
Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton issued the following statement today in response to allegations reported by The Washington Times that during the first nine months of his administration “President Obama has quietly rewarded scores of top Democratic donors with VIP access to the White House, private briefings with administration advisers and invitations to important speeches and town-hall meetings.”
“This new Obama scandal is disappointingly reminiscent of the Clintons’ scheme to rent out the Lincoln Bedroom to top Democratic donors in the 1990s. In this case, however, it appears the entire White House complex is for sale in the Obama administration. A number of federal laws could have been broken by this White House fundraising program. Attorney General Holder can demonstrate his independence by appointing a special counsel to conduct an independent investigation of these serious allegations. In the meantime, the Obama White House needs to respond to our and others’ requests for information about White House visitors.”
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