Richardson Probe 'Was Killed in Washington'
SANTA FE, N.M. -- 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.
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.
I know I didn't see this coming.
We are seeing this more and more, the Obama Justice Department just dropping investigations of Democrats/liberals without explanation.
So far we have seen charges dropped against the Black Panthers, there have been at least two Inspector Generals investigating Democratic supporters fired and the investigations stalled, now this.
This is what happens when we do not have a media that is actually monitoring the President. He is doing as he pleases and getting away with it.
The only real solution at this point is to retake Congress and investigate the Justice Department. If it is found that the Obama Administration is abusing their powers to reward political friends and further their agenda, then maybe we can take Dennis Kucinnich and John Conyers up on their demands to start impeachment proceedings. It won't be the President they were thinking of but then you don't always get everything you want. Right?