Moyers on America: Capitol Crimes
Bill Moyer Journal
With disgraced lobbyist Jack Abramoff back in the news and on the big screen in Alex Gibney's new film, CASINO JACK AND THE UNITED STATES OF MONEY, we re-present Bill Moyers 2006 exploration of Abramoff and his Washington world. CAPITOL CRIMES delved deep into the dark side of American politics — bringing to light a web of relationships, secret deals and political manipulation. The DALLAS MORNING NEWS said: "If anyone can untangle a complicated new story and make it understandable, it's Bill Moyers. So if you're trying to figure out the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal, he explains it all in CAPITOL CRIMES."
•Documents: From the legal filings to Congressional hearings
•Abramoff Glossary: From ARMPAC to the Tigua Tribe -- the Abramoff scandal and the money and politics in America
•Timeline: From the College Republicans to Bob Ney's guilty plea -- the Abramoff timeline
•Email Trail: Read some of the emails documenting the web of politics and money.
•Read the complete transcript
•Bill Moyers reflects on Alex Gibney's film TAXI TO THE DARK SIDE
Former Congressman Bob Ney is on the talk show circuit with Alex Gibney, promoting the documentary that chronicles his downfall. Jack Abramoff is due to be released from federal prison in December 2010. But has the system changed? For years Bill Moyers has been reporting on the corrupting influence of money on our political system. Visit our special collection, Moyers on Money and Politics. And, don't forget to use our campaign finance tools to continue to keep track of the money flow in Washington.
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