Skip to comments.Governor's Office mum on investigation (NM-Richardson lawyering up??)
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."
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.
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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.
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.
I think someone or all of them have been ridding dirty
For those few who don’t know, Bill Richardson was the man who introduced Bill Clinton to Monica Lewinsky.
“For those few who dont 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!
This is BEAUTIFUL.
The Obama Administration will make the Grant Administration look like a conference of choir-boys!!!
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.
What? another Blago??????? LOL
Time for a Ron Brown style airplane ride ?
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.
“pay to play”—the democrats motto.
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.
Did the bearded one catch the Blago virus? Shucks, that would be a darn shame. Chortle, snort, guffaw!
I wonder how that long questionnaire thingie that Obambi had all his potential hires complete has worked out so far?
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.
“What, another Democrat politician’s scandal?”
I’m shocked, appalled, and delighted.
I knew Grant and Obama is no Grant!
That’s not the Bill Richardson 0bama knew.
The Obama presidency looks more and more like the third term of Clinton.