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Governor's Office mum on investigation (NM-Richardson lawyering up??)
The Santa Fe New Mexican ^ | December 18, 2008 | Steve Terrell

Posted on 12/19/2008 7:50:35 PM PST by CedarDave

Gov. Bill Richardson's office Thursday would neither confirm nor deny reports the governor has hired a lawyer to represent him in a grand jury investigation over a possible "pay-to-play" scheme involving a state transportation and highway program.

KRQE, Channel 13, reported Wednesday that Richardson had hired Albuquerque lawyer Peter Schoenburg as his legal counsel in the grand jury case. The grand jury, as reported by The Associated Press and other news organizations this week, is looking into a possible connection between a Beverly Hills, Calif., financial company's large contributions to Richardson political action committees and nearly $1.5 million the company received for work on a state road-building program.

Schoenburg, who was not in his office Thursday, couldn't be reached for comment.

Richardson's spokesman, Gilbert Gallegos, responded, "No Comment," when asked whether the governor had hired Schoenberg. Asked by e-mail whether the news report was false, Gallegos responded, "I'm not confirming anything. I have no comment."

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Richardson, who is President-elect Barack Obama's nominee for U.S. commerce secretary, has not answered media questions about the grand jury case. Gallegos has issued a statement saying the governor is aware the federal government is investigating, and he expects members of his administration to cooperate.

(Excerpt) Read more at santafenewmexican.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: billrichardson; cdr; cdrfinancial; donorgate; paytoplay; richardson
Richardson's skeletons in the closet may come back to haunt him when its time for confirmation as Commerce secretary.
1 posted on 12/19/2008 7:50:35 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ...

NM list PING!!

FReepmail greyfoxx39 to be added or removed from this list.


2 posted on 12/19/2008 7:54:28 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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To: CedarDave

We had 8 years of watching the White House run what amounted to a criminal enterprise. Now lots of the criminals, Richardson, Browner, Emanual, Clinton, etc., are scheduled to return.

Here we go again, with the added flavor of the Chicago Way, and we do not deserve this. Well, most of us don’t.


3 posted on 12/19/2008 7:57:43 PM PST by Bahbah (Typical white person-Snow white)
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To: Bahbah

With luck someone will spill the beans and the entire democratic party will be exposed. Before Obama’s crowning, his chief of staff is on FBI tape recorded during an investigation and possible impeachment of a sitting governor. One or more of Obama’s replacements is also caught up in the scandal. Richardson has his troubles. I can’t wait to see what happens next.


4 posted on 12/19/2008 8:07:36 PM PST by Dutch Boy
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To: Dutch Boy

I think someone or all of them have been ridding dirty


5 posted on 12/19/2008 8:08:39 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: CedarDave

For those few who don’t know, Bill Richardson was the man who introduced Bill Clinton to Monica Lewinsky.


6 posted on 12/19/2008 8:10:58 PM PST by Hillarys Gate Cult (The man who said "there's no such thing as a stupid question" has never talked to Helen Thomas.)
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To: Hillarys Gate Cult

“For those few who don’t know, Bill Richardson was the man who introduced Bill Clinton to Monica Lewinsky.”

How gross! LMAO

I did not know that Richardson was in any kind of trouble...damn media!


7 posted on 12/19/2008 8:12:38 PM PST by DoneWithDems
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To: CedarDave

This is BEAUTIFUL.

The Obama Administration will make the Grant Administration look like a conference of choir-boys!!!


8 posted on 12/19/2008 8:13:56 PM PST by ZULU (Non nobis, non nobis Domine, sed nomini tuo da gloriam. God, guts and guns made America great.)
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To: CedarDave

It is interesting to note that historically, the job of Commerce Secretary has been that of unofficial “bag man” for US presidents. Richardson would appear to be a natural for the position.


9 posted on 12/19/2008 8:15:38 PM PST by Tenega
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To: DoneWithDems
I did not know that Richardson was in any kind of trouble...damn media!

Do a keyword search on Richardson or Bill Richardson. All of his political shenanigans and dirty dealings are cataloged here on FR.

10 posted on 12/19/2008 8:16:57 PM PST by CedarDave (Under Obama, yesterday's pork-laden earmarks have become tomorrow's economic stimulus projects)
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To: CedarDave

What? another Blago??????? LOL


11 posted on 12/19/2008 8:18:03 PM PST by blondee123 (Never acknowledge a Marxist as President of the United States of America!)
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To: DoneWithDems

Time for a Ron Brown style airplane ride ?


12 posted on 12/19/2008 8:23:45 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: CedarDave

These guys barely made it half way to inauguration day before the sleaze started tumbling out of their closets. Don’t recall any president elect and gang that got off to a start such as this.

Things keep getting more interesting.


13 posted on 12/19/2008 8:25:14 PM PST by Will88
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To: al baby
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14 posted on 12/19/2008 8:25:23 PM PST by al baby (Hi mom Mr. Obama, are you aware that Sarah Palin took on her own party’s establishment in Alaska a)
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To: CedarDave

Wow!


15 posted on 12/19/2008 8:38:56 PM PST by apocalypto
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To: CedarDave

“pay to play”—the democrats motto.


16 posted on 12/19/2008 8:42:24 PM PST by freeangel ( (free speech is only good until someone else doesn't like what you say))
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To: CedarDave

And the hits just keep on comin’ unveiling the corruptness of obamanation’s administration. The people filling the positions are just like him—rotten to the core.


17 posted on 12/19/2008 8:48:02 PM PST by lilylangtree (Veni, Vidi, Vici)
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To: CedarDave

Did the bearded one catch the Blago virus? Shucks, that would be a darn shame. Chortle, snort, guffaw!


18 posted on 12/19/2008 8:57:30 PM PST by Rembrandt
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To: CedarDave

I wonder how that long questionnaire thingie that Obambi had all his potential hires complete has worked out so far?


19 posted on 12/19/2008 9:03:27 PM PST by Rembrandt
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To: CedarDave

He’ll be fine. At any rate, Obama and the Democrat Party won’t be tainted with this. The news reports will omit party affiliation, and barely touch on Obama’s connection.


20 posted on 12/19/2008 9:19:40 PM PST by Jeff Chandler (You don't have a soul. You are a Soul. You have a body. -C.S. Lewis)
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To: CedarDave

“What, another Democrat politician’s scandal?”

I’m shocked, appalled, and delighted.


21 posted on 12/19/2008 9:48:39 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: ZULU

I knew Grant and Obama is no Grant!


22 posted on 12/19/2008 9:49:35 PM PST by MadMax, the Grinning Reaper
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To: CedarDave

That’s not the Bill Richardson 0bama knew.


23 posted on 12/19/2008 10:28:03 PM PST by TigersEye (I threw my shoe at Mohammed and hit Allah in the butt.)
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To: Bahbah

The Obama presidency looks more and more like the third term of Clinton.


24 posted on 12/20/2008 1:11:43 AM PST by Nextrush (Sarah Palin is the new Ronald Reagan.)
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