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August 27, 2009

Most Non-Partisan Dept. Of Justice Ever Kills Probe Into Democrat Bill Richardson

"Killed in Washington" is the key phrase here I believe.

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.

The decision not to pursue indictments was made by top Justice Department officials, according to a person familiar with the investigation, who asked not to be identified because federal officials had not disclosed results of the probe.

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

A federal grand jury began an investigation in 2008 into a possible pay-to-play scheme in which lucrative work on state bond deals went to a Richardson donor. The federal probe derailed Richardson's appointment as commerce secretary in President Barack Obama's administration.

Bill Richardson and the Black Panthers get a pass. CIA agents trying to protect America? Time to investigate! Priorities you know.


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