Looks like the hammer, Tom Delay, forgot to report some financial
contributions and out of the goodness of his heart (lots of sarcasm there)
decided to take corrective action on it.
Rep. Tom DeLay failed to comply with House requirements that he disclose
all contributions to a defense fund that pays his legal bills, the Texas
Republican acknowledged to House officials.
He wrote officials that $20,850 contributed in 2000 and 2001 was not
reported anywhere. Another $17,300 was included in the defense fund’s
quarterly report but not in DeLay’s 2000 annual financial disclosure report
— a separate requirement.
Other donations were understated as totaling $2,800, when the figure
should have been $4,450.
It was during that period that DeLay was the subject of several House
Funny how the joking Delay can now find these issues and decide to make right
on them while preparing to go to court over his other charges. I guess the
hammer was afraid Ronnie Earle might find something out about this and use it
against him. After all, forgetting is not illegal unless your a Democrat trying
to criminalize the politics of a Republican. I am sure glad they never
criminalized politics against Bill Clinton (again with the sarcasm).