I guess Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake didn't get the memo from her party's leader, President Barack Obama in 2008, that he was going to put a stop to lobbyist influence in government ("The mayor and the lobbyist," June 14). But now that the NSA is keeping phone records of millions of Americans, all we need to do is have one of the groups that fight against corruption in government to subpoena the mayor's and the lobbyist's phone records to determine how many times the mayor has called the lobbyist and how many times the lobbyist has called the mayor.

J. Heming, Baltimore