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Photo surfaces of Bush with the father of pardoned housing scam artist Isaac Toussie.

By Amanda Terkel  

"Photo surfaces of Bush with the father of pardoned housing scam artist Isaac Toussie."


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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.

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