District Attorney: McDaniel Campaign Not Cleared In Investigation

May 23, 2014 10:10 a.m.

The Madison County, Mississippi District Attorney said “no persons [sic] or persons” including state Sen. Chris McDaniel’s (R-MS) campaign has been cleared in the investigation into the photographing of Sen. Thad Cochran’s (R-MS) wife.

The district attorney, Michael Guest, told The Washington Post on Thursday night that the investigation was ongoing and the McDaniel campaign had not been cleared in connection to political blogger “Constitutional Clayton” Kelly photographing Rose Cochran, the senator’s wife. McDaniel is challenging Cochran in the Republican primary and Kelly supported McDaniel.

When asked by the Post if Guest has been looking into McDaniel or his campaign, Guest said “no persons [sic] or persons have been cleared.” That statement somewhat different from what Mississippi’s WAPT 16 News reported, saying Guest said he didn’t believe that anyone with McDaniel’s campaign was involved in the photographing.

Guest’s statement to the local news outlet came the same day that three more men were arrested in the case. One of those men, attorney Mark Mayfield, is on the board of directors for the Central Mississippi Tea Party and has fundraised for McDaniel.

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