Democrat New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson Won’t be Charged by Justice Department but they Will Investigate CIA
More from the Obama “Most Ethical White House” ever …
Isn’t this rather convenient. Democrat Bill Richardson will not be charged by the Justice Department for allegations involving “pay to play” scheme involving one of Richardson’s large political donors. The NM Governor withdrew his name to be Obama’s Commerce Secretary citing a pending investigation into a company that has done business with his state.
New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former high-ranking members of his administration won’t be criminally charged in a yearlong federal investigation into pay-to-play allegations involving one of the Democratic governor’s large political donors, someone familiar with the case said.
The decision not to pursue indictments was made by top Justice Department officials, according to a person familiar with the investigation, who asked not to be identified because federal officials had not disclosed results of the probe.
“It’s over. There’s nothing. It was killed in Washington,” the person told The Associated Press.
The sudden withdraw by Richardson has left the Obama transition team and Obama with egg on their face and began to cast a question of doubt on their decision making. Who knew that it was just a sign of things to come?
Now, suddenly The Justice Department says Richardson will not be charged. Hmm. This is the same Justice Department and AG Eric Holder that decided to reopen and pursue a host of alleged CIA prisoner-abuse cases? U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder named a special prosecutor to probe (re-probe) CIA prisoner abuse cases. So much for that Obama promise to not look backwards, but instead to look to the future. I guess “The One” must change strategies when Obamacare and his poll numbers are in free-fall. When it doubt … blame and attack Bush.
This is also the same Justice Department that dropped the case against members of the New Black Panthers in the voter intimidation case in Philly. Are we starting to sense a partisan political pattern?