The Perfect Villain: John McCain and the Demonization of Lobbyist Jack Abramoff

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Martin and Lawrence Press, 2008 - Lobbyists - 440 pages
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The Perfect Villain: John McCain and the Demonization of Lobbyist Jack Abramoff is an exhaustively researched exploration of the Abramoff lobbying and corruption scandal, which had been portrayed by the Sen. McCain and the media as an open-and-shut case. The book comes to a controversial conclusion: Abramoff was essentially not guilty of the charges to which he pleaded guilty. The true villains were The Washington Post, Sen. McCain, and the US Department of Justice. This is the story of how a vengeful McCain destroyed a political enemy, a ruthless media created a sensational myth, and all-powerful prosecutors extracted guilty pleas from innocent, but terrified, white-collar defendants

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Contents

CHAPTER ONE FATHER OF ABRAMOFF
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CHAPTER TWO EPIPHANY
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CHAPTER THREE THEN THERE WAS ADAM
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