Yesterday, we noted
the FBI investigation of Nevada Gov. Jim Gibbons (R) and one particuarly troublesome email exchange in particular between Warren Trepp, the software exec who's being investigated for showering Gibbons with illegal gifts, and his wife:
On March 22, 2005, days before Mr. Trepp and his wife embarked on the Caribbean cruise with the congressman and his family, JalÃ© Trepp sent a reminder to her husband. "Please don't forget to bring the money you promised Jim and Dawn," referring to Mr. and Mrs. Gibbons.
Minutes later, Mr. Trepp responds, "Don't you ever send this kind of message to me! Erase this message from your computer right now!"
Yesterday, Gibbons released a statement to the media in which he protested his innocence, but also provided an explanation of sorts
for the email (which I'll note without comment):
In a statement issued Thursday... he said e-mail messages quoted by [The Wall Street Journal] were probably references to campaign contributions, which he said were lawful and reported in accordance with campaign finance laws.