Philip Shenon reports in today's New York Times that investigations into alleged wrong-doing by scandalized lobbyist Jack Abramoff have turned up some interesting e-mails involving indicted former Majority Leader DeLay.
In 2002, it appears that DeLay put pressure on Abramoff to raise money for him through a private charity that the lobbyist controlled. The request led Abramoff to try to raise the money from Indian tribes that he represented.
"The e-mail messages do not specify why Mr. DeLay wanted the money, how it was to be used or why he would want money raised through the auspices of a private charity," Shenon writes.
There's too much good stuff in this article for me to excerpt here. You should go read the whole thing.