Thursday, November 30, 2006

I Have Never Taken A Bribe

William Jefferson Ad: "I Have Never Taken A Bribe"

On the videotape to which Jefferson is referring, the FBI informant actually is captured giving Jefferson the briefcase filled with $100,000 in cash as an intended bribe for the Vice President of Nigeria -- not Jefferson himself, so he does have a point.

Of course, despite the fact that Jefferson subsequently told the informant that he'd passed on the cash (which he cryptically referred to as "African art") to Nigerian VP Atiku Abubakar as discussed, a FBI raid of Jefferson's home found $90,000 of the intended bribe in Jefferson's freezer. - TPMuckraker

It's obvious that Jefferson's clean and that only his refrigerator takes bribes.