Speaking of Jerry Lewis . . .


The investigation of the former chairman of the House Appropriations Committee–which you can catch up on here–apparently drags on, according to The Hill. A committee staffer has been subpoenaed by a federal grand jury in Los Angeles:

Greg Lankler, an aide who now works for the Democratic majority on the spending panel but had worked for Republicans when Lewis chaired the committee, sent a notice to Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.), as House rules require, alerting her of his decision to resist the subpoena after consulting with the General Counsel’s office. Notice of the letter was read on the House floor Thursday afternoon.

The Lewis investigation has been on a very slow burn for reasons that are not entirely clear but which have raised suspicions that the investigation might be a victim to one degree or another of the politicization of DOJ under Alberto Gonzales.


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