Sunday, March 15, 2009
What are the Feds investigating?
Two of [Mayor Nagin's] department heads went rogue, and his initial reaction was to shrug it off. Hey, the public has a right to public records, he said, without mentioning his personal reluctance to fill such requests.
This isn't just yet another embarrassment for the mayor. It's apparently serious enough for the feds to have seized White's computers, although it's not exactly clear what they might be investigating.
Damn skippy it's "serious enough". If half of what I heard is true, and the feds pursue it
(instead of an easier, lesser charge), this will be jaw-dropping.Moldy City shares a
column by La Grace written four years ago that reminds us that the pre-Katrina Nagin was not so great, or so different than the post-K Nagin.Clancy Dubos:
Actually, the fact that there was a grand jury subpoena issued so quickly tells me that this grand jury has been looking at City Hall for a while. I have no idea what the grand jury is looking at — federal agents and attorneys are not allowed to discuss ongoing criminal investigators in the press — but it seems clear that the grand jury was not impaneled just last week. I suspect it has been meeting for a while to look at one or more city scandals. It’s also possible, as the T-P suggests, that it subpoenaed White’s computer records in order to protect the secrecy of an ongoing investigation.Dambala
Thank you, Erster. Best news I've heard in 6.5 years. Now if the Hague would get off of its ass and subpoena/summon CheneyCorp et al, then I'd be over the friggin' moon.
I hope that they disembowel See-Ray worse than a kid stuck on the bottom of a jacuzzi.
This is starting to remind me of Pennington's campaign strategy in 2002. "If you only knew what I know about Ray Nagin, you would be shocked. Shocked! If you only knew..."
As long as these aren't even rumors, but just rumors about the *existence* of rumors, I remain skeptical. All y'all well-connected types have fun talking amongst yourselves though.
My sources tell me that a Judge Brad Stevens' wife, Joan Stevens, is gonna drop the bomb of all bombs....stay tune.
Y'know, I'm all for foreplay, but enough teasing already. GIMME!!!
C'mon Erster, I know that you're not hibernating. What in the hell's going on?!?!?!
These aren't rumors about the "existence" of rumors. I can tell you that much, Ray.
From your point of view, that may be true. But from my point of view, it's just people talking about rumors they heard but they can't tell me what the rumors are. Thus "rumors about rumors". Meta-rumors. If somebody asked me what was up, I could tell them "I am told people are talking about stuff, but I don't know what stuff." I am one degree of separation farther away than you are. Waiting on the "bomb" that never drops, just like the Cold War.