Tuesday, February 2, 2016

A Grand (Jury) Ol' Time In Kentucky

And in more awesome news for the Kentucky Democratic Party, it looks like the Feds would like to have a little talk with Alison Lundergan Grimes about her campaign finances.

A federal grand jury in Lexington has subpoenaed records of Kentucky Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes and her father Jerry Lundergan in an investigation that relates to the finances of her political campaigns in 2014 and 2015.
David Guarnieri, an attorney for Grimes, confirmed Monday that she received the subpoena last week. He said Grimes is not a target of the inquiry and said she is fully responding to the subpoena.

“Secretary Grimes has received a request from the U.S. Attorney’s Office to provide certain documents from her Senate and Secretary of State campaigns,” Guarnieri and his associate Jaron Blandford said in a statement. “Secretary Grimes intends to cooperate fully with respect to this request.”

Guarnieri and Blandford said, “This information is being requested of her because she was the candidate in those campaigns.”

Lundergan, reached on his cell phone Monday, said, "I have no comment about any of that stuff, OK."

Guthrie True, his attorney, said Monday that a federal grand jury subpoenaed records of Lundergan and two of his companies. “There’s nothing that would indicate that either he or his companies are in any way the subjects of any inquiry. So we’re intending to provide documents in response to the subpoenas in a timely fashion,” True said. “But no one has shared with me the specifics of whatever inquiry is being conducted or who may be the subject of that inquiry.”

Lundergan was deeply involved in his daughter's 2014 campaign against U.S. Sen. Mitch McConnell and used his companies to provide more than $60,000 worth of services to the campaign. After Lundergan was complimented for his daughter's campaign roll-out at a historic home owned by one of his businesses, he said, "That's what daddies do for their little girls."

Kyle Edelen, spokesman for the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Lexington, said, "Per Department of Justice Media Policy - I can neither confirm nor deny the existence of an investigation.”

Yeah, well, the feds never convene a grand jury unless they think somebody needs to go to prison, and Jerry Lundergan has been playing fast and loose for 25 years.  You can bet that if Jerry's involved, whatever happened is Good Ol' Boy backroom nonsense that the Feds want to know about.

And election was barely 3 months ago.  If the US Attorney's office is moving this quickly on a grand jury, then this has been cooking for a while now.

We'll see how this goes, but man. Can Grimes be any more of a massive disappointment?

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