Group uncovers more White House visits by Abramoff

Published: Friday July 7, 2006

Judicial Watch, a conservative good-government watchdog group, has received documents showing that disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff had seven previously undisclosed appointments for meetings at the White House.

The documents were released by the Secret Service late Friday afternoon, a time when Washingon figures traditionally release bad news. Judicial Watch had obtained a court order for all logs of Abramoff's visits to the White House.

An earlier set of documents released to the group indicated just two visits, on March 6, 2001, and Jan. 20, 2004.

The new document release shows Abramoff had at least seven other appointments, but did not indicate whether the meetings had actually taken place. The appointments were for March 1, 2001; March 6, 2001; April 20, 2001; May 9, 2001; May 17, 2001; December 7, 2001; and December 10, 2001.

Read Judicial Watch's report and view the documents here.