Sept. 23, 2008
"One of the giant mortgage companies at the heart of the credit crisis paid $15,000 a month from the end of 2005 through last month to a firm owned by Senator John McCain's campaign manager, according to two people with direct knowledge of the arrangement."
A New York Times story, breaking the news that the lobbying and consulting firm co-owned by McCain campaign manager Rick Davis had received money from the mortgage giant through August 2008. Two days earlier McCain, who had attacked Obama for his connections to the troubled mortgage giant, vowed Davis had had no involvement with the company for the last several years. The McCain camp denies the story is true, and accused the New York Times of being "150% in the tank" for Obama.