aug3: fta "Whether both or either politician sought or received money or other benefits from donors and/or fundraisers in connection with doing political favors or taking official actions."So they are politicians?
snowshovel: Or is there something more that the story isn't covering beyond fund-raising.
rabidarmadillo24: I'm going to err on the side of "This didn't happen." The justice department is not going to stop the investigation of such an important member of congress, because when it comes out (Notice I didn't say if), it will be a huge scandal. Nobody is going to keep quiet about something of this magnitude. That's a clear-cut case for a whistleblower to come forward without any ramifications.
Zeb Hesselgresser: [weaselzippers.us image 653x435] " Hey, FBI. This is how many I give,."
incendi: snowshovel: Or is there something more that the story isn't covering beyond fund-raising.This bit:"On the recording, Mr. Johnson tells Mr. Swallow that, after Mr. Reid departed, Mr. Johnson himself pulled aside an online gambling official to ask about his announcement."I [Mr. Johnson] said, 'How in the hell did you guys get him to do that?' And he [the online gaming official] says, 'Let's just say he got a little something in his retirement fund.' And I was like, 'OK, that's how it is.'"But, they don't go on to provide any supporting evidence that it actually happened...
Geotpf: Meh, once the mob tries to kill you with a car bomb-and fails-you tend to think you are pretty much immortal for quite awhile.
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