Former Democrat Arizona Attorney General Terry Goddard Says Katie Hobbs’ $400K Pay For Play Scheme Warrants Criminal Investigation (VIDEO)

Trouble for Arizona’s Democrat Governor Katie Hobbs continues to grow as the current Arizona Attorney General and Maricopa County Attorney both plan to investigate Hobbs separately, and former Democrat Attorney General Terry Goddard says an investigation is warranted.

As reported by The Gateway Pundit, Hobbs is currently facing an investigation stemming from significant donations made to the Democratic Party and a dark money group that was used for Hobbs’ inaugural events, potentially influencing state contract decisions.

Hobbs’ ethical conduct was previously called into question by GOP State Legislators after she solicited donations of up to $250,000 using a 501(c)(4) nonprofit group for inaugural events. She reportedly received $400,000 from a company, which later made millions in return.

This came after Hobbs, who was Secretary of State at the time and responsible for elections statewide, stole her election by less than 1% of the vote from Trump-Endorsed Kari Lake with 60% of vote counting machines failing in the state’s largest county, Maricopa. Other severe irregularities were reported across the state.

In response to GOP pressure, Democrat Attorney General Kris Mayes, who, like Hobbs, stole the 2022 election by 280 votes from Trump-endorsed Abe Hamadeh, recently announced she would launch a criminal investigation into Hobbs’ pay-to-play scheme.

The Gateway Pundit reported that Katie Hobbs recently lost it and shouted at reporters when asked about the investigation. Despite clearly being stressed over the investigation, Hobbs signaled that she is confident that her Democrat colleague’s investigation will find “that we acted in the best interest of Arizonans.”

WATCH: Arizona Governor Katie Hobbs Snaps at Reporter When Asked About Attorney General’s Investigation into $400K Pay for Play Scheme

Kris Mayes, a Democrat, has a conflict of interest and is not expected by GOP leaders to thoroughly investigate her comrade. Additionally, the Attorney General's office represents the Department of Child Safety, which may be implicated in the corruption.

Republican Maricopa County Attorney Rachel Mitchell sent a letter earlier this month to Mayes, signaling that she will open her own investigation into the matter.

Mitchell's letter comes in response to June 7 letters to the Maricopa County Attorney and the state's Auditor General, asking both agencies to stand down from the investigation and claiming that a separate investigation "could jeopardize the integrity of the criminal investigation that my office will now proceed with."

"Mayes has been asked by State Rep. David Livingston, R-28th District, to recuse herself from the investigation over concerns that she would not be able to properly investigate a member of her own party. On Monday, Arizona State Treasurer Kimberly Yee, a Republican, requested Mitchell, a fellow Republican, conduct her own investigation to ensure objectivity," reports ABC15.

While discussing the investigation with podcaster Jim Sharpe, former Democrat Attorney General Goddard said that the situation looks bad enough to warrant an investigation.

Watch below:

Sharpe: If you were still in office, and this situation came up. Does it look bad enough that you would say, ‘yeah, I think we should investigate’?

Goddard: Yeah, it does. I mean, I think what I've read it, and it’s only the headlines, give the public a uneasy feeling. Then It’s think responsibility of law enforcement to step in and say, either these are true or it's a misconclusion and here's what the facts are.

Sharpe: But even if it even if there is no impropriety, actual impropriety, going on, there was no actual quid pro quo, still, you might be able to make the case that this was not very politically astute.

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Jordan Conradson, formerly TGP’s Arizona correspondent, is currently on assignment in Washington DC. Jordan has played a critical role in exposing fraud and corruption in Arizona's elections and elected officials. His reporting on election crimes in Maricopa County led to the resignation of one election official, and he was later banned from the Maricopa County press room for his courage in pursuit of the truth. TGP and Jordan finally gained access after suing Maricopa County, America's fourth largest county, and winning at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Conradson looks forward to bringing his aggressive style of journalism to the Swamp.

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