Yesterday, the FBI and the IRS raided the office of Southfield, Michigan attorney and alleged Michigan Attorney General candidate Geoffrey Fieger - apparently looking for evidence that Fieger laundered $35,000 for John Edwards. From the Detroit Free Press:
"Yeah, right, I want to hear it from them." Fieger said this morning, charging he's the victim of Republican conspiracy. "I'm tired of all of this McCarthyism - period."
The investigation has been underway for about four months and it being directed out of the Justice Department's public integrity section in Washington D.C., according to a person familiar with the probe who spoke on condition of anonymity because on the on-going case. (emphasis added)
As for Geoff Fieger, well, I don't have enough time or energy to go into all the background on him. I will note, however, that he has virtually no chance of getting the Dem A-G nomination here (it's decided at convention), and that he's currently in a knock down brawl with the current Republican Attorney General, Mike Cox - in a dispute involving sex, allegations of blackmail, campaign finance violations, and a super sleazy go-between who urinates on roulette wheels for fun.
But wait, there's more...Notice this from the DFP:
Here's another interesting morsel from the DFP:
Murphy said he couldn't discuss the reasons for the recusal, but it apparently resulted from $300 in contributions he made in 2004 to the re-election campaign of Michigan Supreme Court Justice Stephen Markman, who figures into the recent controversy surrounding Fieger and Michigan Attorney General Michael Cox. At the time, Murphy was a General Motors staff lawyer. Murphy was asked to step aside to avoid any appearance of conflict of interest.
These people are getting really desperate. There's no telling what's next.