I linked to this passage in an AP story earlier today:
White House press secretary Scott McClellan said Wednesday that Bush does not know Abramoff personally, although it’s possible that the two met at holiday receptions. Abramoff attended three Hanukkah receptions at the Bush White House, the spokesman said.
Looks like Scottie is now working on a new story.
McClellan later said he thinks that Abramoff had been to the White House a “very few times” besides the Hanukkah receptions. He said he was checking into other visits that Abramoff made since Bush has been president.