Like we all know, Democrats accuse republicans of doing what they've done themselves. If I were investigators, I'd ask Poe if he recorded the call, if he asked who the caller was working for, if he wrote down details of the call, what time of day the call was received, duration. This is something easily verified.
I bet the farm investigators will figure out Poe is going for adversely affecting voters' opinion of republicans..a concerted effort to discredit Governor Bush...how else to explain how quickly Poe got Conyers in on the scam.
No bet! The article is very bizarre. Was Poe guessing (correctly, imho) that AG Ashcroft would supboena phone records if massive fraud occurs next Tues., and was CYA-ing? Or did he know that the AP reporter would write the story in just this misleading way, with Poe appearing to be the victim, ending with Jeb's "denial" and appearance of blame. It's standard AP MO in Fla. to end political news (even when it's anti-McBride as in the FEA-McBride illegal campaign ads) with a negative comment about Jeb Bush. Swamp Clymers.