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    Richardson Probe 'Was Killed in Washington'

    I'm just blown away. I can't believe the Hope-n-Change government is going to do this. Oh, wait...



    SANTA FE, N.M. -- New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and former high-ranking members of his administration won't be criminally charged in a yearlong federal investigation into pay-to-play allegations involving one of the Democratic governor's large political donors, someone familiar with the case said.

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    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Richardson Probe 'Was Killed in Washington'

    Why don't we read a legitimate news story from a legitimate news source ?
    AP: Bill Richardson Cleared in Fed's Probe - CBS News
    " AP: Bill Richardson Cleared in Fed's Probe
    Source Says New Mexico Governor, Aides, Will Face No Criminal Charges in Alleged Pay-to-Play Deal"

    The Gov. Bill Richardson and former high-ranking members of his administration will not be criminally charged " someone familiar with the case said. "


    "It's over. There's nothing. It was killed in Washington," the person told The Associated Press.

    Why was it killed in Washington we need to ask ? Well becasue that is where we keep our justice deparftment. WOW !! What a wonder !!
    So I guess there is no VAST OBAMA Conspiracy after all is there now !!

    For those of us who are looking for a coverup or a crime to cover the non crime I guess we would have to prove that the Obama administration forced the JD to stop the investigation.

    Yet the non partisan view of all of this is that oh my there was no crime so there are no indictments. Now isn't that something !!

    Of course the wild and out of control anti-Obama freaks see conspiracies and crime everywhere.
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    Re: Richardson Probe 'Was Killed in Washington'

    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Why don't we read a legitimate news story from a legitimate news source ?
    AP: Bill Richardson Cleared in Fed's Probe - CBS News
    " AP: Bill Richardson Cleared in Fed's Probe
    Source Says New Mexico Governor, Aides, Will Face No Criminal Charges in Alleged Pay-to-Play Deal"

    The Gov. Bill Richardson and former high-ranking members of his administration will not be criminally charged " someone familiar with the case said. "


    "It's over. There's nothing. It was killed in Washington," the person told The Associated Press.

    Why was it killed in Washington we need to ask ? Well becasue that is where we keep our justice deparftment. WOW !! What a wonder !!
    So I guess there is no VAST OBAMA Conspiracy after all is there now !!

    For those of us who are looking for a coverup or a crime to cover the non crime I guess we would have to prove that the Obama administration forced the JD to stop the investigation.

    Yet the non partisan view of all of this is that oh my there was no crime so there are no indictments. Now isn't that something !!

    Of course the wild and out of control anti-Obama freaks see conspiracies and crime everywhere.
    And, what did your, "legitimate", source say different?
    Quote Originally Posted by Top Cat View Post
    At least Bill saved his transgressions for grown women. Not suggesting what he did was OK. But he didn't chase 14 year olds.

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    Re: Richardson Probe 'Was Killed in Washington'

    did the federal grand jury have the power to indict?

    Originally Posted by johnny_rebson:

    These are the same liberals who forgot how Iraq attacked us on 9/11.


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    Re: Richardson Probe 'Was Killed in Washington'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    I'm just blown away. I can't believe the Hope-n-Change government is going to do this. Oh, wait...
    I am not sure what this all means; does it mean there was no evidence, or that they just don't want to pursue the case with the evidence at hand?

    "It's over. There's nothing. It was killed in Washington," the person told The Associated Press.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    I am not sure what this all means; does it mean there was no evidence, or that they just don't want to pursue the case with the evidence at hand?

    "It's over. There's nothing. It was killed in Washington," the person told The Associated Press.
    I am still wondering why we accept at face value "someone" and "the person" as a credible news source.

    If you read the story to the end you can see a fair amount of smoke.


    "Federal investigators reviewed whether political contributions influenced the selection of California-based CDR Financial Products as an adviser on state transportation bond transactions, and whether Richardson's former chief of staff, David Contarino, played a role in the hiring of CDR.

    Prosecutors also subpoenaed records of another former Richardson aide, David Harris, and one of the governor's close political advisers, Michael Stratton.

    Harris served as Richardson's deputy chief of staff and then became executive director of the New Mexico Finance Authority, which selected CDR for the bond financing work. Stratton, a Denver-based political consultant, served as a senior adviser to Richardson's 2008 presidential campaign and was a consultant to CDR and another financial firm when the Finance Authority put together the bond deals in 2004.

    The state work generated almost $1.5 million in fees for CDR in 2004-2005.

    CDR chief executive David Rubin and his firm contributed $110,000 to Richardson political committees in 2003-2005. The largest of those contributions, $75,000, was made less than a week before CDR was selected in June 2004 by the Finance Authority to handle the reinvestment of idle bond proceeds. The firm earned $443,000 in fees for its reinvestment work.

    CDR received more than $1 million in fees in May 2004 for serving as a financial adviser on interest rate swaps for the transportation bond issues and as the manager of bond proceeds held in escrow.

    The bonds financed a $1.6 billion state transportation program that was called GRIP - Gov. Richardson's Investment Partnership. The Legislature approved the transportation plan, which included the governor's commuter rail proposal, in the fall of 2003 during a special session.

    The Finance Authority is a quasi-public agency that issues bonds and helps develop low-cost financing for state and local projects. The governor indirectly controls the authority because its 12-member board is made up mostly of executive branch department administrators and gubernatorial appointees. "

    I tend to lend more credence to facts and figures than what "someone" said.

    If they have something then use it. If they have nothing to prosecute for then let it go.
    Last edited by akyron; 08-27-09 at 09:50 PM.
    Thank you

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    Re: Richardson Probe 'Was Killed in Washington'

    Quote Originally Posted by apdst View Post
    And, what did your, "legitimate", source say different?
    my source coupled with my fair and balanced post did not insinuate a cover-up!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by akyron View Post
    I am still wondering why we accept at face value "someone" and "the person" as a credible news source.

    If you read the story to the end you can see a fair amount of smoke.


    "Federal investigators reviewed whether political contributions influenced the selection of California-based CDR Financial Products as an adviser on state transportation bond transactions, and whether Richardson's former chief of staff, David Contarino, played a role in the hiring of CDR.

    Prosecutors also subpoenaed records of another former Richardson aide, David Harris, and one of the governor's close political advisers, Michael Stratton.

    Harris served as Richardson's deputy chief of staff and then became executive director of the New Mexico Finance Authority, which selected CDR for the bond financing work. Stratton, a Denver-based political consultant, served as a senior adviser to Richardson's 2008 presidential campaign and was a consultant to CDR and another financial firm when the Finance Authority put together the bond deals in 2004.

    The state work generated almost $1.5 million in fees for CDR in 2004-2005.

    CDR chief executive David Rubin and his firm contributed $110,000 to Richardson political committees in 2003-2005. The largest of those contributions, $75,000, was made less than a week before CDR was selected in June 2004 by the Finance Authority to handle the reinvestment of idle bond proceeds. The firm earned $443,000 in fees for its reinvestment work.

    CDR received more than $1 million in fees in May 2004 for serving as a financial adviser on interest rate swaps for the transportation bond issues and as the manager of bond proceeds held in escrow.

    The bonds financed a $1.6 billion state transportation program that was called GRIP - Gov. Richardson's Investment Partnership. The Legislature approved the transportation plan, which included the governor's commuter rail proposal, in the fall of 2003 during a special session.

    The Finance Authority is a quasi-public agency that issues bonds and helps develop low-cost financing for state and local projects. The governor indirectly controls the authority because its 12-member board is made up mostly of executive branch department administrators and gubernatorial appointees. "

    I tend to lend more credence to facts and figures than what "someone" said.

    If they have something then use it. If they have nothing to prosecute for then let it go.
    From what is contained here, I would say there is a very high probability of something not smelling right.

    But contrast this with the efforts to defame Tom DeLay and the fact that it cost him his job, there is a lot more here than in his case. And yet, nothing has uncovered and therefore we are just going to drop it?

    Mkay.

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    Re: Richardson Probe 'Was Killed in Washington'

    Quote Originally Posted by Truth Detector View Post
    But contrast this with the efforts to defame Tom DeLay and the fact that it cost him his job,
    Please. DeLay blew himself out of the water without any outside help.

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    Quote Originally Posted by F107HyperSabr View Post
    Why don't we read a legitimate news story from a legitimate news source ?
    The AP is legitimate?? When did that happen?

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