Billing records show that former Senator Fred Thompson spent nearly 20 hours working as a lobbyist on behalf of a group seeking to ease restrictive federal rules on abortion counseling in the 1990s, even though he recently said he did not recall doing any work for the organization.
…Earlier this month, Mr. Thompson disputed accounts by the group’s former president and others, saying through a spokesman that he had “no recollection” of doing anything to aid the group’s efforts to overturn a rule banning federally financed clinics from dispensing information about abortion to pregnant women.
…The billing records from Arent Fox show that Mr. Thompson, who charged about $250 an hour, spoke 22 times with Judith DeSarno, who was then president of the family planning group. In addition, he lobbied “administration officials” for a total of 3.3 hours, the records show, although they do not specify which officials he met with or what was said.
In addition to the old “no recollection” chestnut, Thompson had also offered up “lawyer-client confidentiality” in a column published on Powerline (!!!) as a reason why it wouldn’t be appropriate for him to respond, despite the client having confirmed the relationship.
I guess in the end, Thompson’s just another huge fucking GOP liar, who had no ethical qualms about making phat cash off the pro-choicers when he thought no one was looking. Big surprise.