Although President George W. Bush
says he doesn't recall meeting convicted lobbyist Jack Abramoff
, the two have reportedly turned up in photos together.
magazines have reported the existence of about a half-dozen photos showing the two together.
reported on its Web site Sunday that its staff members have seen at least six photos featuring Bush and Abramoff, who has pleaded guilty to federal charges stemming from his lobbying practices and has pledged to cooperate with investigators. They appeared to have been taken at White House functions, according to the reports.
The White House, after playing down the Bush-Abramoff photos and the lobbyist's ties to the president, criticized Abramoff for breaking the law.