The Washington Post reported today that a non-profit group with ties to Tom DeLay accepted 1-million dollars from a questionable source:
The former president of the U.S. Family Network said Buckham told him that Russians contributed $1 million to the group in 1998 specifically to influence DeLay’s vote on legislation the International Monetary Fund needed to finance a bailout of the collapsing Russian economy.
This non-profit had a staff of one person but over 2.5 million dollars in revenue over a 5-year period. The money was used to run attack ads on Democrats, to buy a townhouse in Washington near DeLay’s congressional office, and to pay a London law firm who then paid DeLay’s wife $3,200 a month to supply charity lists to them.
The story is complex and well-documented. Read it in full at The Washington Post.