“Americans for James Tripp,” the 2004 committee to elect James Tripp President of the United States, said today that they would be donating any and all campaign contributions from the embattled Washington Lobbyist, Jack Abramoff, to an established charity. When asked to what charity the money would be donated, a spokesman answered, “‘The committee to elect James Tripp,’ as soon as we establish it.”
Tripp denied knowing Abramoff saying, “I had very little to do with the day-to-day operations of the campaign committee. In fact, I don’t think it would be too far from the truth to say that I had very little to do with the campaign at all. I was too busy running to be involved.”
In addition to the Tripp revelation, sources close to the investigation expect between one to two dozen members of Congress and/or their staffs to be named. Tripp insisted that any positions he took regarding indigenous people stemmed from a long term relationship he had with Chief Wild Eagle of the Hekawi tribe.