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Congress for Sale (Fund-Raising Junkets) #1060858

CNN Evening News for Thursday, Feb 27, 2014
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(Studio: Anderson Cooper) A new segment in the CNN series "Congress for Sale" introduced. [Senator Mike LEE†- speaks about eliminating lobbyist loopholes and against special interests.]

(Washington: Drew Griffin) Political fund-raising junkets with politicians hosting special interest lobbyists featured; scenes shown from Snowbird, Utah, with Mike Lee and other luxury resorts. [LEE - speaks for the disconnected.] [At the junket, LEE - says this is how politicians raise funds.] [Former Senator Tim WIRTH - says the full-time job for politicians is raising money: it is legalized corruption.] How Lee tried to evade the CNN interview and the loophole in the law allowing the link between politicians and lobbyists discussed.

Reporter(s):
Cooper, Anderson;
Griffin, Drew
Duration:
00:08:20

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