Prosecutor: Pat Robertson Had Gold Deal with African Dictator

From ABC News:

Prosecutors at the human rights trial of former Liberian warlord Charles Taylor alleged Thursday that Christian televangelist Pat Robertson had lobbied the White House on Taylor’s behalf in return for a gold mining contract.

The controversial pastor and former Republican presidential contender met with then-President George W. Bush on Taylor’s behalf, prosecutors charged during cross-examination of Taylor in a Dutch courtroom, allegedly in return for a contract to mine gold in southeast Liberia — a contract they say that Taylor had no legal right to grant.

Lead Prosecutor Brenda Hollis questioned Taylor about how he may have skirted the Liberian legislature in order to get Robertson his gold mining contracts.

“Mr. Taylor, even the legislature in place in 1999 actually refused to ratify this agreement you had with Pat Robertson. Isn’t that correct?” asked Hollis.

Taylor answered: “There was contention about different issues, yes.”

And so you just went around the legislature. Isn’t that right, Mr. Taylor?

“I don’t know if we went around them. I would disagree with you,” replied Taylor.

[Read more at ABC News]

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  • http://profiles.yahoo.com/u/PDDVWRQVUPMKRGHURIEQVNYWHQ Sean

    anyone……at all…….surprised

  • Rheokhu

    The shit that Robertson gets into makes defrauding legions of people with unverifiable claims about an afterlife seem quaint.

  • rfw888

    Nothing that this deluded fraud could possibly do would surprise me. With 20 yrs worth of first-hand experience living with Xians, seeing them in their homes, I've come to the conclusion that most of them are completely fake, even to themselves. If Jeebus does come back, I wouldn't want to be calling myself a “Christian”. He's likely going to be PO'ed at them more than the rest of us.

  • 5by5

    He had more than a gold deal. He knew full well that they company buried miners alive, and killed non-compliant local villagers, and didn't immediately divest himself from the company.

  • GoodDoktorBad

    Here's one for you Pat: “the wages of sin is death…”

  • Anonymous

    as a christian this disgusts me, actually people like robertson, osteen, hagee, all the televangelists disgust me. if Jesus were around today then he would run them out of his body of believers with a whip just like he did the money changers in the temple.

  • bryan_85

    as a christian this disgusts me, actually people like robertson, osteen, hagee, all the televangelists disgust me. if Jesus were around today then he would run them out of his body of believers with a whip just like he did the money changers in the temple.

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