Thursday, May 29, 2008

Could Renzi take down both McCain and Kyl with him?

From The Hill -
Federal agents interviewed staffers for likely Republican presidential nominee Sen. John McCain (Ariz.) as part of their corruption case against Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.).
U.S. Attorney for the District of Arizona Diane J. Humetewa and fellow prosecutors disclosed the interviews with aides for McCain and fellow Arizona Republican Sen. Jon Kyl in a written response to Renzi’s attorneys, who asked for the contents of the interview to help prepare for Renzi’s upcoming trial, which is scheduled for October.

OK, so given that Renzi's trial isn't starting until October, any "taking down" probably won't happen until after the fall elections, if at all. However, it *is* fun to watch how the Renzi scandal just keeps expanding to include some of the most senior members of the GOP members of the AZ delegation to D.C.

With this report, the public count is at four out of the six GOPers - Renzi himself (of course), Kyl, McCain (of course, McCain has land deal and lobbyist issues of his own to deal with), and John Shadegg (those darn wiretaps!)

Wonder if he is going to go for a clean sweep and drag down Trent Franks and Jeff Flake too?

We can only hope...

Stay tuned on this one...

1 comment:

Thane Eichenauer said...

This post is limp. Follow the "wiretaps" link and you find that the FBI recorded a call from Renzi to Shadegg -twice!- during election season. Government agents interviewed staffers of John McCain and Jon Kyl - oh my.

I imagine due to the general lack of gumption of the Democratic Party on substantive issues like the Iraq and Afghanistan occupations that Democratic supporters must resort to smearing Republicans by gossip.
Believing in America means upholding innocent until proven guilty (or at a bare minimum indicted).

Stick to real issues and real facts folks.. aren't there enough of them?