So, Virginia’s new commerce secretary Maurice Jones comes pre-‘under investigation’ed.
My first reaction? “Well, that was quick.”
Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe’s commerce secretary Maurice Jones improperly lobbied Congress as a member of the Obama administration, according to an internal federal investigation launched by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.
…Oh, wait, it happened last year. Apparently the guy thought that it was OK to use his position as a HUD deputy secretary to lobby against upcoming legislation. Naturally, the Department of Justice decided not to prosecute – squashing internal investigations is what Eric Holder is there to do* – but one wonders why Terry McAuliffe didn’t vet his appointees bettHAHAHAAHAAHAAAAAHAAAA :snort: sorry, I couldn’t maintain a straight face for long enough.
Moe Lane (crosspost)
*Yes, I know: that is, or at least should be, a deadly insult to make about a law enforcement official. In reality, of course, it will be ignored.