Lt. Col. Charlie Brown Will Send John Doolittle Packing
I would say the Feds will send Doolittle packing, but the US Attorney investigating his case will probably be fired before they get a chance. But with the news that the Doolittle investigation is heating up and one of his former top aides resigned from his law firm yesterday, the news does not look good for Mr. Doolittle:
Amid reports the Justice Department is investigating ties between Rep. John Doolittle (R-Calif.) and jailed lobbyist Jack Abramoff, a key link between the two, Kevin A. Ring, has abruptly resigned from his law firm.Brown held Doolittle to 49 percent in 2006, and has already has $136,000 cash on hand for the 2008 campaign. In contrast, Doolittle only has $91,000 cash on hand and has campaign debts of $172,000, not to mention the expensive legal fees he should be saving up for...
Ring, 36, was an aide to Doolittle for five years and later worked for Abramoff at Florida-based law firm Greenberg Traurig. He often served as an intermediary between Abramoff’s clients and Doolittle’s office, according to news reports, and has remained close to Doolittle and his wife, Julie, who did consulting work for Abramoff.