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Top Boehner Aide Used Private Email Address To Communicate With Jack Abramoff Aide While In The Bush Administration

President Obama has come under some fire from Republicans for a report in Politico that the White House used private emails and met with lobbyists at coffee shops to avoid disclosure. But a top political aide and former chief-of-staff to Speaker John Boehner, Barry Jackson, also did so during his time in the Bush Administration. Jackson used 2003 used a “georgewbush.com” email address to communicate with Neil Volz, an aide disgraced former lobbyist Jack Abramoff, about nominating one of Abramoff’s Indian tribe clients for a Presidential Medal of Freedom.

Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
Contact Andrew Kaczynski at andrew.kaczynski@buzzfeed.com
 
 
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