Details emerge

In Tony Rudy's factual proffer, he stipulated that this was true:

 

9. The things of value corruptly given to Rudy and others included, but were not limited to, repeated travel, golf fees, frequent restaurant meals, entertainment, election support for candidates for government and employment for relatives of officials.

 

10. The official acts and influence, and agreements to provide official action and influence included, but were not limited to, agreements to garner support for and to support and pass or oppose legislation, agreements to place statements in the Congressional Record, agreements to contact personnel in United States Executive Branch agencies and offices to influence decisions of those agencies and offices, and meetings with clients of Abramoff and others.

 

Emphasis added. As far as I know, Rudy wasn't the one casting votes. I'm beginning to get the feeling we need to start asking, What did Tom DeLay know and when did he know it?

 

UPDATE: Key paragraph from AP story:

 

His lawyer, Laura Ariane Miller, objected when Huvelle described the allegation that he took things "in exchange" for official acts. Instead, Miller said that her client sought and received gifts.

 

Does this mean the gifts were never made in exchange for his official acts or any official acts? That's not a distinction without a difference.