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High-dollar fundraisers have been promised access to senior White House officials in exchange for pledges to donate $30,400 personally or to bundle $300,000 in contributions ahead of the 2010 midterm elections, according to internal Democratic National Committee documents obtained by The Washington Times.
"This administration has across the board set the toughest ethics standards in history. As a result, we have reduced special-interest influence over the policymaking process to promote merit-based decision-making," he (Dan Pfeiffer, deputy White House communications director) added.
EXCLUSIVE: Democratic donors rewarded with W.H. perks - Washington TimesBut Mr. Gibbs was less forthcoming when asked about the DNC documents that promise access to senior members of the Obama administration.
Washington Times - Republicans seek probe of White House perks
The Republican National Committee (RNC) demanded an investigation into a report published in The Washington Times that top donors to the Democratic National Committee (DNC) had been rewarded with access to privileged White House tours, behind-the-scenes briefings and other perks.
Steele demands investigation into alleged WH perks for top Dem donors - The Hill's Blog Briefing Room