Get the money out of Washington. It’s an ongoing refrain now, from the left and even from those in the Tea Party movement. Too much corruption, too little trust. Jack Abramoff, the superstar lobbyist whose spectacular fall brought down then-Majority Leader Tom DeLay, was the very public face of the problem of lobbying when he headed off to jail, and he is the subject of Alex Gibney’s newest documentary, Casino Jack and the United States of Money.
Bob Ney was also brought down with Jack Abramoff. The only Congressman to do time over the scandal joins us in studio along with Gibney to discuss the film and the past, present and future of lobbyists and Congress.