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June 16, 2009

Congressman Conyers' Evil Hag of a Wife Monica Conyers Considers Guilty Plea to Corruption Charges

When I posted that thing about the Ensign affair, and noted the media would tell you his party ID prominently, I had it mind to immediately link this story, in which the party affiliation of John Conyers and his leathery badgerine bride goes entirely unmentioned.

Once again, the media does us all a good turn by offering us a little exciting mystery and intrigue in the course of the news day, inviting us to gather the clues and as we play the game Guess That Party.

Detroit City Councilwoman Monica Conyers has yet to accept a plea deal offered by the federal government in connection with a corruption investigation at City Hall, increasing the odds that she could soon face federal indictment.

The federal authorities told Conyers they wanted an answer by the end of the day Tuesday, but there had been no movement by 5 p.m., a person familiar with the investigation said.

The bribery-related charge that Conyers could plead to carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison, though she probably would receive less time.

Two sources who have spoken with Conyers said she is reluctant because she doesn't want to serve time in jail.

Glad you got two sources for that, Detroit News.

Hm. She doesn't want to plead guilty because she doesn't want to go to jail. I never thought I'd see the day.

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Conyers seemed to briefly allude to the allegations during a live broadcast of her show on WHPR-TV (Channel 33). She acknowledged that she's been in the news but challenged detractors, saying, "If you aren't praying for me, then you are just adding to the problem."

"First and foremost, I am a child of God," Conyers said. "All these things going on right now, I believe in my heart, God will deliver me from."

I got news for you, Michelle: I am praying in this situation, but I can assure you I'm also "part of the problem."

The corruption alleged is straight-up bribery.

Conyers was not identified in federal court documents nor by developer Rayford W. Jackson when he pleaded guilty Monday to bribery conspiracy charges in federal court, but sources say Conyers is the official known as "Council Member A."

Jackson pleaded guilty to paying more than $6,000 in bribes to an unnamed member of the Detroit City Council in connection with a $1.2 billion sludge contract approved in late 2007. He admitted to using a courier on four separate occasions to deliver bribes to "Council Member A" -- the same council member that former Synagro official James R. Rosendall Jr. earlier admitted to bribing.

Conyers, who showed up to the regularly scheduled City Council meeting, declined to speak to reporters and was primarily silent during the meeting except to pitch a community event this afternoon. She looked worried.

Note that when the Pollitco's Ben Smith mentions the story, he also can't seem to find out the party identification of the felonious she-wolverine or her insidiously senile meal-ticket.

This is a little awkward: The wife of the chairman of the House Judiciary Committee was just offered a plea deal by the federal government in a Detroit City Hall corruption case.

Style guide question, Ben: How come Politico prominently mentioned Sen. Ensign's party identification? How come the style guide only seems to be in force when it's a Republican involved in scandal?

Thanks to AHFF Geoff.

PS: If you've forgotten what an egregious, vermin-spawning witch this... woman is (I am running out of ways to avoid the c-word), watch this. Stay with it to watch this nasty serpent get all pissy and arrogant when a schoolchild questions her.

I am still looking for the clip in which she tells a white guy he's not entitled to speak before her council because he's, well, white. When he objects that he's allowed to, because Obama got elected, she informs him he's not allowed to speak that name.

I am looking, and not finding, and I am very sad about that.

Ah! Monica Conyers, a commenter corrects me. No wonder I'm not finding it. I will search again.



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