Yesterday I mentioned that a coalition of campaign-finance watchdogs had issued a press release in which they called on Deputy Attorney General James Comey to appoint an outside special counsel to investigate an illegal use of funds by John Ashcroft in his 2000 Senate reelection bid. Today the Washington Post picks up the story and throws in a bonus tidbit:
Another aspect of the case is the role of Jack Oliver, now deputy finance chairman of the Bush-Cheney '04 reelection committee. Oliver, who was executive director of Ashcroft's PAC, was deposed by FEC investigators last February because his signature appears with Ashcroft's on a controversial work product agreement under which ownership of the mailing list was transferred to the then-senator, according to documents released in December by the FEC.
All I really have to add to this is to ask: Is the accompanying picture scary or what? Feel free to caption it if you've got the mojo for that sort of thing.Posted by Charles Kuffner on January 16, 2004 to Scandalized! | TrackBack