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Richardson Feels New Heat ( NM )
wsj ^ | DECEMBER 1, 2011 | STEPHANIE SIMON

Posted on 11/30/2011 10:43:44 PM PST by george76

A federal grand jury is investigating former New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson over possible campaign-finance violations stemming from his 2008 presidential run, including allegations that he arranged for supporters to pay off a woman who planned to say they had engaged in an extramarital affair...

Several of Mr. Richardson's close associates have been granted immunity from prosecution in exchange for their testimony

(Excerpt) Read more at online.wsj.com ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Extended News; Government; News/Current Events; US: New Mexico
KEYWORDS: billrichardson; newmexico; richardson

1 posted on 11/30/2011 10:43:53 PM PST by george76
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To: CedarDave

Mr. Richardson’s political allies gave $250,000 to placate a woman who was considering suing the governor in 2007, exposing their alleged extramarital affair

http://us2.campaign-archive1.com/?u=f6cc43c8fe9e15c9653372258&id=f6ce9f51e7


2 posted on 11/30/2011 10:45:28 PM PST by george76 (Ward Churchill : Fake Indian, Fake Scholarship, and Fake Art)
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To: george76

Richardson .....from what I’ve heard Clinton sent him his leftovers....


3 posted on 11/30/2011 10:50:01 PM PST by woofie (It takes three villages and a forest of woodland creatures to raise a child in Obamaville)
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To: george76

Sounds much like John Edwards (D) story.


4 posted on 11/30/2011 10:53:29 PM PST by BAW (Not Romney. No. No. No. No. No.)
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To: BAW

I’m shocked, just shocked, about this happening to a good Democrat.

I thought the rules are: if a good Democrat has an affair, or allegations come up, then we’re supposed to trash the accuser, say she’s a liar/slut, and just move on. If that doesn’t work, then you say it was just a consensual sex matter which “we’ve already talked about and dealt with”, to paraphrase how Bill Clinton would handle such things.

On the other hand, a Republican is such situations is to be crucified.


5 posted on 11/30/2011 10:57:11 PM PST by Dilbert San Diego
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To: Dilbert San Diego
Republicans must pay! http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/business-partner-ginger-white-mentioned-herman-cain/story?id=15047698#.TtcY6WMk630

democRATS, meh .............................. FRegards

6 posted on 11/30/2011 11:21:03 PM PST by gonzo ( Buy more ammo, dammit! You should already have the firearms ... FRegards)
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To: george76

If they can after this guy; they can go after Hillary.


7 posted on 11/30/2011 11:23:40 PM PST by freekitty (Give me back my conservative vote; then find me a real conservative to vote for)
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To: woofie

ROTFL.


8 posted on 11/30/2011 11:33:05 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: leapfrog0202; CedarDave; george76
Awaiting input.

:)


9 posted on 11/30/2011 11:34:53 PM PST by onyx (PLEASE SUPPORT FREE REPUBLIC:DONATE MONTHLY! Sarah's New Ping List - tell me if you want on it.)
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To: woofie

Well, he did meet in private with Monica.


10 posted on 11/30/2011 11:54:56 PM PST by Sea Parrot (%)
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To: george76

Why is the accusation of an affair with Richardson termed ‘alleged’ and an accusation of an affair with Cain reported as fact? Oh, right, media bias.


11 posted on 12/01/2011 12:57:20 AM PST by TigersEye (Life is about choices. Your choices. Make good ones.)
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To: george76

Good. He supported the Texas RATS who ran away when redistricting didn’t go their way.


12 posted on 12/01/2011 2:01:10 AM PST by bgill (The Obama administration is staging a coup. Wake up, America, before it's too late.)
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To: gonzo

Funny how she “never” mentioned Cain, but the article url leaves out “never.”


13 posted on 12/01/2011 2:04:04 AM PST by ican'tbelieveit (Washington,DC is FULL of people with Political Experience... How's that Working out for you??)
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To: george76

The Dems know how to make this sort of thing go away. Not that I want Republicans to break the law, of course.


14 posted on 12/01/2011 2:07:28 AM PST by BfloGuy (The final outcome of the credit expansion is general impoverishment.)
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To: onyx; leapfrog0202; george76
Awaiting input.

Here you go:

From the ABQ Journal November 15:
Feds Probe Richardson Campaign (NM)

NY Post article this morning:
Bill Richardson under investigation for 2008 presidential campaign violations, sources say
The most explosive matter under investigation involves allegations by a former member of Richardson's inner circle. That individual said Richardson's political allies gave $250,000 to placate a woman who was considering suing the governor in 2007, exposing their alleged extramarital affair, according to people familiar with the federal probe. The woman's identity has not been disclosed, and the type of suit considered has not been confirmed.

And:
The grand jury is also examining other alleged financial irregularities, as well as whether Richardson used his clout as governor to push through a controversial road project that benefited a major political contributor, the people said. (See July story below)

Editorial: Do All Roads in N.M. Lead to Pay to Play? (More Richardson legacy)

(My gosh you guys get up early to post!)

15 posted on 12/01/2011 7:42:27 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: george76; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ..

NM list PING! Click on the flag to go to the Free Republic New Mexico message page.

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)

16 posted on 12/01/2011 7:43:52 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: george76; LegendHasIt; Rogle; leapfrog0202; Santa Fe_Conservative; DesertDreamer; OneWingedShark; ..

NM list PING! Click on the flag to go to the Free Republic New Mexico message page.

(The NM list is available on my FR homepage for anyone to use. Let me know if you wish to be added or removed from the list.)

17 posted on 12/01/2011 7:44:48 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: CedarDave

Sorry about the dup - FR or internet hiccup - got a proxy error with the first one but it obviously went through.


18 posted on 12/01/2011 7:58:40 AM PST by CedarDave
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To: george76

Do you guys remember Richardson’s first run for Congress, and the mysterious $100,000 that he eventually claimed came from his mother?


19 posted on 12/01/2011 10:07:10 AM PST by pallis
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To: pallis

The thing that is interesting about the donation coming from his mother is that she is a foreign national.


20 posted on 12/01/2011 12:32:52 PM PST by Rogle
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To: CedarDave

CedarDave I think that I told you before that I was told by a lady in a firm that participated in the selling of GRIP bonds that if they wanted to participate then they had to donate large sums to Richardson’s Moving America Forward PAC.


21 posted on 12/01/2011 12:35:48 PM PST by Rogle
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To: Rogle
I think that I told you before ...

May have and maybe a senior memory blank on my part. In any event hopefully it's more than hearsay. King Richard and his cronies need more than a single election defeat, like jail time.

22 posted on 12/01/2011 12:53:51 PM PST by CedarDave
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks george76.
...possible campaign-finance violations...
IOW, he's guilty, but will get off with a slap on the wrist.


23 posted on 12/01/2011 4:49:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv (It's never a bad time to FReep this link -- https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: george76

NM people will always believe in their “bill” too.


24 posted on 12/01/2011 9:13:05 PM PST by Theodore R. (Forget the others: It's Santorum's turn, articulate, passionate, less baggage.)
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btrl


25 posted on 12/10/2011 6:43:51 PM PST by Clinging Bitterly (We need to limit political office holders to two terms. One in office, and one in prison.)
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