That’s how White House spokesman Jay Carney described a Blue Room fundraiser the president held in March, except they aren’t willing to call it a fundraiser, even though the invitations to the deep pocketed Wall Street players came from the DNC.
Darrell Issa is holding a hearing. I hope he asks about the “totally precedented” precedents, to see if Al Gore’s phone calls or the renting of the Lincoln Bedroom is among them.
Politico didn’t do the obvious thing which is obtain the list of attendees and then match those names against donation records. “It was policy-focused, but everyone knew why they were there,” one attendee told Politico.
Everyone except the Press Secretary.