Skip to comments.Star Witness Is a No-Show In Investigation of Firings (FReeper NCPAC)
Posted on 05/11/2006 9:48:22 PM PDT by conservative in nyc
For the Maryland lawmakers who have spent eight months investigating why so many state employees were fired by Gov. Robert L. Ehrlich Jr.'s administration, yesterday was supposed to be the big day.
After more than 20 witnesses subpoenaed, sworn and grilled, it was time for the main event. Time to get back to where it all started. Time to hear from Joe Steffen.
"I half expected him to burst in the hearing room in dramatic fashion, wearing a cape or something," said Ward B. Coe III, the special counsel hired last year to conduct the probe.
But the man who signed his e-mails "POD," for Prince of Darkness, whose boasts on the Internet brought about the probe, who went on radio and promised to come clean before the committee was nowhere to be found.
And that was not for lack of trying.
Coe said he called Steffen's cellphone repeatedly and got no answer. He called people who he thought might know Steffen's whereabouts. A process server he sent to Steffen's northeast Baltimore apartment knocked on doors and talked to neighbors. Nothing.
Coe considers Steffen "a central figure in this investigation," and there was no question yesterday why he wants to put Steffen under oath.
Steffen kept a low profile during the months after his name surfaced in the news, in connection not with the personnel questions but with his Internet discussions about one of Ehrlich's chief political rivals, Baltimore Mayor Martin O'Malley (D). In those communications, Steffen took credit for helping "give float" to a widely circulating rumor that O'Malley was having an extramarital affair -- a rumor the mayor vehemently denied.
(Excerpt) Read more at washingtonpost.com ...
"HAVE YOU SEEN ME?"
This SOB Matthew Mosk continues to lie out his a-- about Joe Steffen and his "e-mails."
Methinks he's the M in MD4Bush.
OK...once more from the top. Who's who?
Any thoughts on why Steffen didn't show?
Thanks for the ping.
I think this statement is a flat out lie. That's not the way I remember it when I read the posts between NCPAC and MD4BUSH.
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