Let’s Just Say

…”He has to step down. No one will stand with him,” said Rep. Peter King, a Republican congressman from Long Island. “I never try to take advantage or gloat over a personal tragedy. However, this is different.

This is a guy who is so self-righteous, and so unforgiving.”

…Richard Cranium, shall we?

11 Responses to “Let’s Just Say”

  1. greg newson says:

    I think he is a scumbag ,too. But,as Americans we
    should be concerned they recorded phone conversations Spitzer had.If the governor is not
    secure on the phone,what chance does an honest
    somewhat flawed average American have of surviving
    in this crazy police state.

  2. The_Real_JeffS says:

    greg, it looks like the Feds targeted Hizzoner after some http://abcnews.go.com/Blotter/story?id=4424507&page=1“>odd cash transfers during a corruption investigation. You can put aside any conspiracy theories; Spitzer, ummmmm, screwed himself.

  3. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Try again.

  4. I’m not concerned about it, since he appears to have (as Eddie Murphy says) “brought that shit on himself.”

    The federal investigation of a New York prostitution ring was triggered by Gov. Eliot Spitzer’s suspicious money transfers, initially leading agents to believe Spitzer was hiding bribes, according to federal officials.

    It was only months later that the IRS and the FBI determined that Spitzer wasn’t hiding bribes but payments to a company called QAT, what prosecutors say is a prostitution operation operating under the name of the Emperors Club.

    The suspicious financial activity was initially reported by a bank to the IRS which, under direction from the Justice Department, brought kin the FBI’s Public Corruption Squad.

    They were investigating possible malfeasance by an elected official and, once the flag went up, I am sure the proper warrants were issued, ESPECIALLY considering the target.

  5. Dave E. says:

    Greg-The complaint says:
    “7. As demonstrated below, the evidence obtained
    during this investigation includes, among other things, statements of a confidential source who worked with the Emperors Club; statements of an undercover officer; more than 5,000 telephone calls and text messages intercepted pursuant to courtauthorized wiretaps; more than 6,000 e-mails recovered pursuant to court-authorized search warrants; bank records; travel and hotel records; and physical surveillance.”
    And I don’t think they tapped Spitzer’s phone, they tapped the defendant’s phones and caught his calls among others.

  6. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Naw, Sis, that’s two great minds thinking alike!

  7. greg newson says:

    The real Jeff: I agree, but don’t you think
    it is not a federal crime for someone to hire a prostitute. I seem to always take the unusual side to these stories, but the feds should do more then be pawns of political whores.
    I can’t walk to the store( affluent area)without
    seeing at least 20 or 30 illegals sitting on the sidewalk.This is in an area 10 years ago there were none.Is this what the new America is about?

  8. The_Real_JeffS says:

    Well, greg, Dave J pointed out in another thread that this just might be the tip of the iceberg. It’s likely that a guy who spends thousands of bucks to dip his wick is not as pure as the driven snow in other areas of endeavor. Especially as Spitzer was the unyielding crusader while he was Attorney General; his behavior is more than a little inconsistent, in that regardds.
    So I’m waiting to see what else happens. Besides, there’s always the Mann Act.

  9. The feds were investigating money transactions that appear to be illegal. The prostitution was entirely incidental.

  10. Dave J says:

    “…it is not a federal crime for someone to hire a prostitute.”
    It’s a federal crime to transport a woman across state lines for an immoral purpose. That’s the Mann Act of 1910. It’s also a federal crime to structure large cash transactions to avoid reporting requirements. It’s a federal crime to conspire to do either of these things. And it’s a federal crime (wire fraud) to make phone calls across state lines to do either of these things. These are just what come to mind without talking about ITAR or RICO, and just with what we already know. The more serious financial/public corruption stuff as I’ve said before I very strongly suspect is not yet public.

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