Today’s Hope and Change—
The Obama Justice Department killed an investigation into pay-for-play allegations against Democratic Governor Bill Richardson of New Mexico.
Richardson was being investigated by a federal grand jury in his home state for possibly steering state bond business from the New Mexico Financial Authority toward David Rubin, a significant campaign contributor.
FOX News reported:
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.
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“It’s over. There’s nothing. It was killed in Washington,” the person told The Associated Press.
A federal grand jury began an investigation in 2008 into a possible pay-to-play scheme in which lucrative work on state bond deals went to a Richardson donor. The federal probe derailed Richardson’s appointment as commerce secretary in President Barack Obama’s administration.
But, the Obama Justice Department will continue with their investigation of CIA officials who kept America safe from terrorist attacks.