Abramoff: 'I Made Decisions I Had No Right To Make'

Abramoff says he tried to advise Kevin Spacey on "Casino Jack" script.
1:16 | 11/21/11

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Transcript for Abramoff: 'I Made Decisions I Had No Right To Make'
Regarding your personal experience you admitted you didn't your actions obviously were illegal you've built some Indian tribes in particular for millions millions of dollars. What are you doing specifically its to -- that -- well. First -- I -- say that what I pledged to -- not informing my tribal clients and other clients that I was sharing in profits of companies that work for them. -- build the tribes probably or my firm did my firms -- probably north of eighty million dollars. We calculated that the benefit to be brought to them is in the range of six billion dollars -- so I don't think they're so you didn't rip off the union I never replied to ripping off the -- trying to figure what happens now I think that they benefited immensely from my services but I was I'd made decisions I had no right to making committed to fraught with them. By not informing them -- to -- sharing in the revenues that was were coming to companies that page eighty million dollar rise. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- To build influence to do what lobbyists do on steroids everything I learned in the loving world life took to the extreme. -- over lines that are are -- lines to Begin with. And -- a very strong lobbying and power and we were very successful for our clients. That is the source of my problems that that I did do things those -- -- things but in terms of the clients themselves. I worked very hard for them and I think that delivered. Very nicely for them you know -- unlike most obvious I never had any contract -- my clients. Of a year or two years my deal was if you don't like -- -- me that afternoon. And they never did. You had a really -- -- it's time in prison because that not many and it's only enough to movies made about about them that -- documentary when Kevin Spacey film. -- -- getting -- -- -- watch them while you were in but you've got a chance afterward what do you what do you make of the way that Hollywood is. As has taken -- Jack -- story. It cuts hard it's hard to watch yourself. Be portrayed by somebody circumstances my favorite -- it was him and -- -- -- on the plane hit and I Obama beating him into prison to to me being and we went through scripting and he tried to -- advice on that -- I had to get back up the -- was very happy to take any of us well it was a little too late -- are getting ready to Begin filming I think he did make some changes that but structurally that. The script was very weak. Three acts were pronounced there was no character growth the group are also some movie problems in the script of course I was a villain in the script but I didn't like -- -- -- that was what you -- -- and sure elevated excellent fighter that we're gonna make me here about a total what may -- -- -- -- make me Gordon Gekko making Hannibal -- minute he's somebody people living in a room with for two hours I said I. I don't wanna be in a room discovered to -- and it's me. So I think you know needs a little little work. Well I don't -- you realize this Jack but today's a big day -- top line this is actually records were. It is indeed and I think that on going Gordon -- -- Hannibal Lecter to block. An -- and king queen brand we have something here we are well we this -- top one I mean when we take this seriously. Rick we we've we've got you some loss of -- thank you I hope you enjoy this and I understand -- now. How old I'm old enough to run for president has of his day he's thirty fighters actually had a suggestion. Which is a now that you all are old enough Toronto we can see this year but -- 2012. -- Your first -- person that's yourself -- always. This is a -- like a pretty apparent aren't so it. -- what do what do you think could give you see yourself endorsing well I'm glad to be reversal and endorsed him for president thereby killing his -- The candidacy right there John Cornyn been helpful as always adds this is impressive. All right well. Thank you I appreciate -- -- that you cannot donate online to anybody who carries enough cash thanks so much that -- Vermont thanks for having me here Twitter -- left reclined -- an accomplice John fraud since the buzz bill just delusions.

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