Earlier this morning, we caught the office of GOP congressman Pete Sessions falsely telling a reporter that Sessions didn’t know Allen Stanford personally. (Check out this pic for the evidence he did.)
And here’s another interesting example of Sessions and Stanford crossing paths.
A 2004 press release (via Nexis), put out by the Stanford-linked Inter-American Economic Council, touts a meeting the IAEC organized with Caribbean officials and members of Congress, including Sessions.
Mr. Allen Stanford spoke about the need for additional assistance to the nations devastated by the hurricanes. He also addressed the need to streamline regulatory regimes that make it difficult for investors to take advantage of all of the opportunities that exist in the region.
In other words, Sessions was at a meeting at at which Stanford pressed lawmakers to leave open the loopholes that benefit off-shore corporations.
A few months later, Sessions and colleagues would fly to Antigua on the IAEC’s dime to talk further about the issue.
It’s also worth noting that Sessions and Texas GOP senator John Cornyn, unlike a slew of other lawmakers, have declined to return Stanford’s money.