What a shock. A local top Democratic strategist was involved in a bombing last year that seriously injured a St. Louis attorney.
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reported:
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A federal search warrant obtained by the Post-Dispatch connects a former Democratic campaign strategist to a Clayton bombing last year that seriously injured an attorney.
About two months after the October bombing, federal law enforcement officials searched the downtown loft of Milton H. “Skip” Ohlsen III, seeking “evidence related to the planning, execution, and/or cover-up of the bombing in Clayton, Missouri, on October 16, 2008.” Ohlsen in recent weeks has been at the center of a swirling political scandal that is threatening the political careers of at least two Missouri Democratic legislators.
The Clayton bombing injured attorney John L. Gillis of the Armstrong Teasdale firm. But investigators now believe Gillis was not the intended target of the bomb that exploded next to his car in the parking garage at 190 Carondelet Plaza.
Instead, as the Post-Dispatch first reported Monday evening on STLtoday.com, authorities suspect the bomb was intended for Richard J. Eisen, a former Husch Blackwell Sanders attorney. Eisen has led legal battles against Ohlsen and had an office in the Clayton building that was bombed…
Ohlsen, 37, is the former Democratic operative involved in the federal investigation into the failed 2004 congressional campaign of Jeff Smith. Both Smith, now a state senator from St. Louis, and Steve Brown, a state representative from Clayton, have been involved in that federal inquiry, according to state government sources.
The FBI has said it will neither confirm nor deny an investigation involving Smith’s 2004 run for Congress against eventual winner Russ Carnahan. During that race, Carnahan filed a Federal Elections Commission complaint alleging the campaigns of Smith and Joan Barry skirted federal law by helping produce anonymous fliers that were critical of Carnahan.
FEC investigators implicated Ohlsen as responsible for the fliers. Ohlsen told investigators he had numerous connections to the Smith campaign…
Meanwhile, bombing victim Gillis, now 70, said Monday he was doing “reasonably well” after receiving a series of skin grafts to treat burns caused by the bombing.
More at the Post-Dispatch.
Maybe Ohlsen will become a highly respected professor of education some day?
UPDATE: More Left Wing Terrorism.