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This administration would screw up a one car parade.

Bush withdraws pardon of Brooklyn developer

…BY MICHAEL AMON AND PATRICK WHITTLE | Newsday Staff Writers

7:21 PM EST, December 24, 2008

WASHINGTON – President George W. Bush on Wednesday took the extraordinary step of reversing a pardon issued the day before to Isaac Robert Toussie, the Brooklyn developer convicted of a large-scale Suffolk real estate scam, the White House said…

…Brookhaven Supervisor Brian X. Foley faulted the White House for failing to be “in full command of the facts before executing” the pardon.

“None of this should have been a surprise to them before issuing the pardon,” Foley said…

For Immediate Release

Office of the Press Secretary

December 24, 2008

Statement by the Press Secretary

Yesterday the President forwarded to the Pardon Attorney a Master Warrant of Clemency including 19 requests for pardons with direction that he execute and deliver grants of clemency to the named individuals.

With respect to the case of Mr. Isaac R. Toussie, the Counsel to the President reviewed the application and believed, based on the information known to him at the time, that it was a meritorious application. He so advised the President, who accepted the recommendation.

Based on information that has subsequently come to light, the President has directed the Pardon Attorney not to execute and deliver a Grant of Clemency to Mr. Toussie. The Pardon Attorney has not provided a recommendation on Mr. Toussie’s case because it was filed less than five years from completion of his sentence. The President believes that the Pardon Attorney should have an opportunity to review this case before a decision on clemency is made.

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No surprise…

…via the Federal Election Commission:

Contributions to Political Committees

TOUSSIE, LAURA

BROOKLYN, NY 11235

INFO. REQ./INFO. REQ.

  COLEMAN, NORM

   VIA COLEMAN FOR SENATE 08

10/15/2008 2300.00 28020700863

TOUSSIE, LAURA

BROOKLYN, NY 11235

SELF/INVESTOR

  SMITH, GORDON HAROLD

   VIA FRIENDS OF GORDON SMITH

10/15/2008 2300.00 28020730132

TOUSSIE, ROBERT

BROOKLYN, NY 11235

  SMITH, GORDON HAROLD

   VIA FRIENDS OF GORDON SMITH

10/15/2008 2300.00 28020730133

TOUSSIE, ROBERT

BROOKLYN, NY 11235

ROBERT I. TOUSSIE, LP/PARTNER

  CANTOR, ERIC

   VIA CANTOR FOR CONGRESS

10/30/2008 2300.00 28993356243

TOUSSIE, ROBERT

BROOKLYN, NY 11235

SELF/EXECUTIVE

  COLEMAN, NORM

   VIA COLEMAN FOR SENATE 08

10/15/2008 2300.00 28020700863

Total Contributions:    11500.00

Joint Fundraising Contributions

 These are contributions to committees who are raising funds to be distributed to other committees. The breakdown of these contributions to their final recipients may appear below

TOUSSIE, ROBERT I. MR.

BROOKLYN, NY 11235

SELF-EMPLOYED/EXECUTIVE

  MCCAIN VICTORY COMMITTEE

03/21/2008 30800.00 28990805456

Total Joint Fundraising:    30800.00

Recipient of Joint Fundraiser Contributions

 These are the Final Recipients of Joint Fundraising Contributions

TOUSSIE, ROBERT I. MR.

BROOKLYN, NY 11235

SELF-EMPLOYED

  MCCAIN, JOHN S.

   VIA JOHN MCCAIN 2008 INC.

04/30/2008 2300.00 28931648380

TOUSSIE, ROBERT I. MR.

BROOKLYN, NY 11235

SELF-EMPLOYED/EXECUTIVE

  REPUBLICAN NATIONAL COMMITTEE

04/25/2008 28500.00 28931626920

Recipient Total:    30800.00

Bush withdraws pardon of Brooklyn developer

…BY MICHAEL AMON AND PATRICK WHITTLE | Newsday Staff Writers

7:21 PM EST, December 24, 2008

…The contributions “might create an appearance of impropriety,” Perino told The Associated Press. “Given that, this was the prudent thing to do…”

You think this will complicate other contemplated pardons? Now that everyone is watching and waiting…