JUST POSTED ON TAP ONLINE: CURT'S NEW HURT. Laura Rozen, who's been on the Curt Weldon beat for a while now, brings us up to date on the current FBI investigation into Weldon and his daughter, and ruminates on possible explanations for the Justice Department's recent interest in the relationship. Guess who comes up?
But a Washington lobbying expert who asked to speak on background has another theory: someone cooperating with the Justice Department on another matter might have tipped them off to Weldon. That person: Jack Abramoff.
�I think that Abramoff told them that his Russian clients told him this Russian company [Itera] had an in with Weldon,� he said. �The info provided by Abramoff would have been sufficient for the FBI to get a warrant for the wiretaps.�
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