10/18/08

NYT: Bush DOJ goes AWOL in fraud probes

More ACORN stories: hereVoter-fraud stories: here

Lame duck Republican eases Obama power transition

Are some higher-ups at the FBI, or somewhere else within DOJ, pushing back against the rapidly growing perception that the department has launched a politically-driven nationwide investigation into voter fraud on the eve of an election?
The New York Times reports:

Law enforcement officials sought on Thursday to ratchet down speculation that the Federal Bureau of Investigation had begun a broader investigation into the group's activities. Some officials said privately that they were wary of being pulled into a highly partisan controversy so close to Election Day.

The officials said their investigation of Acorn's activities would, for now, focus on reports of voter registration fraud that have surfaced in several states.
Doesn't sound like the FBI has much evidence of that "coordinated national scam" that the AP reported they're looking for.

(tpmmuckraker.talkingpointsmemo.com)

No comments:

Related Posts with Thumbnails