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McCain Campaign Manager Paid By Fannie Mae As Recent As Last Month

The McCain campaign makes the unusual step of being bought off in advance by having an inside man in McCain campaign manager Rick Davis.

One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid $15,000 a month to a firm owned by Senator John McCain’s campaign manager from the end of 2005 through last month, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement. The disclosure contradicts a statement Sunday night by Mr. McCain that the campaign manager, Rick Davis, had no involvement with the company for the last several years. Mr. Davis’s firm received the payments from the company, Freddie Mac, until it was taken over by the government this month along with Fannie Mae, the other big mortgage lender whose deteriorating finances helped precipitate the cascading problems on Wall Street, the people said.

And John McCain lied again.

On Sunday, in an interview with CNBC and the New York Times, Mr. McCain responded to a question about Mr. Davis’s role in the advocacy group by saying that his campaign manager “has had nothing to do with it since, and I’ll be glad to have his record examined by anybody who wants to look at it.”

Well, either that or McCain is incompetent and doesn't know about his staff's side business that he would stand to have sway over in his position as a senator or in the unfortunate chance he was elected president.

I wonder if Rick Davis' name will come up in the FBI investigation?