I was going to summarize this report
from Louisville television station WHAS-11. But I think it's best just repeated in toto. Note the points emphasized with italics ...
WHAS 11 NEWS HAS LEARNED THAT INFORMATION ABOUT POSSIBLE FEDERAL LAW VIOLATIONS BY STEVE HENRY HAVE BEEN REFERRED TO THE U-S ATTORNEY'S OFFICE IN LOUISVILLE.
U.S. ATTORNEY DAVID HUBER CONFIMS HIS OFFICE HAS RECEIVED WHAT HE CALLS QUOTE "A MATTER" INVOLVING THE FORMER LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR AND CURRENT DEMOCRATIC CANDIDATE FOR GOVERNOR.
HUBER WOULDN'T SAY WHAT INFORMATION HIS OFFICE HAS RECEIVED ABOUT HENRY -- BUT TELLS US IT'S BEEN REFERRED TO THE U-S JUSTICE DEPARTMENT IN WASHINGTON.
WHAS ELEVEN NEWS HAS OBTAINED THESE DOCUMENTS, WHICH SHOW HENRY GOT CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS FOR WHAT HE SAYS WAS N EXPLORATORY CAMPAIGN FOR U-S SENATE.
CORPORATE CONTRIBUTIONS TO POLITICAL CAMPAIGNS ARE ILLEGAL AND ARE USUALLY INVESTIGATED BY THE FEDERAL ELECTION COMMISSION.
Henry's campaign manager C.D. Marshall says this is old news. He says Henry followed the law when he was collecting donations for his exploratory committee. Henry earlier told WHAS11 News that he was returning those contributions.
More info for you blog readers: Huber says a "matter" does not imply that there's any sort of investigation going on, only that his office has received information it has agreed to look into. Also, Huber says he's in the process of personally recusing himself from any matter involving Henry because he doesn't want to be accused of playing politics. Huber used to work for Sen. Mitch McConnell.
I guess this doesn't need a lot of explanation.
Did he get a call?
And it's quaint, isn't it, how Huber
chooses to recuse himself from the case after discussing it with a local tv news reporter and possibly giving him xeroxes of the documents in question.