Veteran journalist Carl Hoffman believes he’s solved one of the great mysteries of the 20th century. In 1961 at the age of 23, Michael Rockefeller – son of New York Governor Nelson Rockefeller and a member of one of the richest and most powerful families in America ¬– travelled to remote New Guinea in search of primitive art for his father’s new museum.
Disgraced Lawmaker Bashes Boehner In New Book
A former lawmaker closely tied to the Jack Abramoff lobbying scandal is continuing his redemption tour since leaving prison.
Bob Ney readily admits he made mistakes and broke the law.
“I did wrong. I had criminal behavior,” Ney said on All Sides with Ann Fisher Monday morning.
But he says it’s more complicated than that. His new book is called “Sideswiped: Lessons Learned Courtesy of the Hit Men of Capitol Hill.” Ney says even as the feds were investigating him in 2006, he wanted to continue his campaign, but only stepped down at the request of then House Majority Leader John Boehner because promised him a job, Ney says.
“…that is comparable in money to what you are making, and, most important to me, he said “I will raise you money for your legal defense fund to put this behind you.”
Ney says as soon as he resigned, Boehner and other GOP leaders refused to return his calls. Boehner says no such conversations or promises ever took place.