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Published on Monday, January 6, 2003 by
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Ari & I
White House Press Briefing with Ari Fleischer
Monday, January 6, 2003 12:30 pm
by Russell Mokhiber

Mokhiber: Ari, other than Elliot Abrams, how many convicted criminals are on the White House staff?

Ari Fleischer: You tell me, Russell.

Mokhiber: Could you give a list of convicted criminals on the White House staff, other than Elliot Abrams?

Ari Fleischer: I'll go right to the convicted criminals division and ask them.

Mokhiber: Seriously, why isn't being convicted of a crime a disqualifier for being on the White House staff?

Ari Fleischer: Russell, this is an issue that you like to repeat every briefing --

Mokhiber: But you don't answer it Ari.

Ari Fleischer: -- I refer you to the repeat that I gave you the third time that you asked, which masked the second, which corresponded to the first.

Mokhiber: Why isn't it a disqualifier?

(Ari moves on)



-Thanks to Russell Mokhiber

White House reporter Russell Mokhiber is the editor of the Washington, D.C.-based Corporate Crime Reporter - He co-authors the weekly Focus on the Corporation column with Robert Weissman which Common Dreams publishes. He can be reached at:


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