TOM DELAY UPDATE….NBC News has more details about Tom DeLay’s trip to Moscow in 1997:

The cost of DeLay’s room, with all the amenities, was $295 a night….NBC News has learned the expenses were, in fact, put on the credit card of a lobbyist and a Russian businessman.

A source close to the case says $885 was charged to [Jack] Abramoff?s credit card, and records indicate the rest was put on the credit card of Alexander Koulakovsky, general manager of a Russian oil and gas company called NAFTASib.

Most of this was reported three weeks ago by the Washington Post, but their story was based on “four people with firsthand knowledge of the trip arrangements.” NBC, conversely, got hold of actual hotel records.