Earlier this week, the White House revoked the pardon of Isaac Toussie after media reports revealed a number of improprieties in the case. While the Bush administration has insisted that pardons are granted without political considerations, Toussie’s immediate family contributed nearly $40,000 to Republicans. The New York Daily News has now posted a picture of President Bush smiling and shaking hands with Robert Toussie, the father of the real estate scammer, taken in early 2008. The elder Toussie donated $28,500 to the Republican National Committee in April; it’s unclear whether this picture was taken before or after that donation.
Rep. Eric Cantor’s (R-VA) campaign has said that it plans to keep the $2,300 in contributions it received from Robert Toussie.