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DeLay Writes Letters: It’s “Absolutely Untrue” That Abramoff Was “A Close Friend”

A handwritten letter from DeLay to his constituents, 2/6/06:

Where would anyone get the crazy idea that DeLay was close friends with Abramoff?

DeLay, Northern Mariana Islands, 1997:

When one of my closest and dearest friends, Jack Abramoff, your most able representative in Washington, D.C., invited me to the islands, I wanted to see firsthand the free-market success and the progress and reform you have made.

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DeLay’s campaign to rehabilitate his credibility isn’t off to a good start.