Skip to comments.Federal corruption probe leads to ouster of Richardson from Obama’s cabinet
Posted on 01/04/2009 2:10:23 PM PST by obamaisandrogynous
Just two weeks before he is set to take office, Barack Hussein Obama Jr., the president-elect, has suffered yet another embarrassing blow, as his nomineee for Commerce Secretary has withdrawn his name from consideration due to an ongoing federal grand jury probe of his alleged corruption. New Mexico Governor Bill Richardson, a Democrat, today withdrew as Commerce Secretary designate, according to the BBC.com. Richardsons decision was linked to a pending investigation into a company which has done business with his state.
In a joint statement, Obama said he had accepted Mr Richardsons decision to withdraw with deep regret.
Richardson denied any wrongdoing but said that the inquiry could take months, as a federal grand jury in Albuquerque is investigating how a California company that contributed to Richardsons political activities won a New Mexico state contract.
This is the second scandal to besoil the forthcoming Obama administration in the last month. Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is being charged in a related probe of play to pay politics for allegedly trying to sell Obamas vacant senate seat to the highest bidder.
Richardson has many enemies in Washington, including Sen. Robert Byrd (D-W. Va.), who had pledged to oppose him for any future cabinet position nomination when he was with the Clinton Administration.
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I'm enthusiastically looking forward to Rahm Emanuel's resignation next. He and his cronies are being investigated by a grand jury in New York over Fannie, Freddie.
See sidebar ??? >>>>
Hey folks, expect all these wonderful people Obama has put in his cabinet to have to bow out due to scandals.
Darn the luck America! Barack tried his very very darndest to get in people that America would love, but it just didn’t work out.
So now on with the REAL cabinet.
Pardon me for being irreverent, but will someone here tell me how this differs from Michelle Obama being promoted from a $100 K/yr. job at UC Hospitals to a $300+ K job at th same employer just after the Magic Negro (hereafter "MN") was elected to the Senate and MN, in 2005, getting a $1,000,000 earmark for the UC Hospitals.
Hey Bill... say hello to grandma!
(Just how many people can fit under this bus?)
NM list PING!
(greyfoxx39 — my fingers are tired pinging all these juicy stories. Hurry back to chilly NM!)
First I've heard of that. Source??
With apologies, xcamel, but the earlier sidebar thread says virtually nothing on background.
A political party supports killing babies. Every single candidate, and every appointee, is required to support killing babies.
How is it POSSIBLE that the people in this political party, all of whom support killing babies, turn out to be CORRUPT???
But the other 5 posts do...
Richardson is an hispanic male is Michelle is a black female. Beyond that and any attempt at comparing the Richarson corruption to the M. Obama success story is purely racist.
I really don’t know how to feel about this. Of course my well documented hatred toward this P.O.S. makes him comming under investigation a source of near giddiness for me. On the other hand, his withdraw means he will stay here in New Mexico which ridding our state of this misfit was the ONLY positive point of 0bama winning the election.
Best news out of New Mexico in a long time.