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Steve Soto found this: Bush, family and top aides received $127,600 gifts last year from Saudi crown prince. And that’s just last year.

The State Department’s annual tally of gifts to administration officials shows that Abdullah gave them $127,600 in jewelry and other presents last year, including a diamond-and-sapphire jewelry set for first lady Laura Bush that was valued at $95,500.

The Saudi royal family’s gifts dwarfed those of other world leaders, according to the tally, and easily eclipsed Abdullah’s $55,020 in gifts in 2002. Abdullah has been Saudi Arabia’s de facto ruler since 1996 after a stroke sidelined King Fahd.

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