[guest post by JVW]
Stop me if you have heard this one before: a member of the Obama Administration likely violated the law by using her position to raise funds for her boss’s reelection campaign. What do our government watchdogs think of this? From the story:
The Office of Special Counsel closed its investigation when Solis stepped down from the Cabinet in January 2013. But the agency had referred the matter to the Department of Justice for possible criminal investigation.
The FBI interviewed Solis and at least one other person in connection with the probe, and a grand jury took testimony last June, the Times has reported. The current status of the FBI investigation is unclear.
Do you feel better? Even though the OSC had to end the matter upon Secretary Solis’s resignation, they have passed along the inquiry to that beacon of justice and good government Eric Holder, who will certainly conduct this investigation will his usual thoroughness and due diligence.
Meanwhile, Hilda Solis has managed to get herself elected as Los Angeles County Supervisor, a position which pays $181,292 per year along with an office spending account of $3 million per year for staff, cars, and pet projects.
Ain’t this a great country?