Wilson and Domenici Named in Attempt to Influence Federal Investigation

Brian Zick

Paul Kiel at TPM Muckraker calls attention to the report by Marisa Taylor for McClatchy Newspapers: Sen. Pete Domenici and Rep. Heather Wilson of New Mexico pressured the U.S. attorney in their state to speed up indictments in a federal corruption investigation that involved at least one former Democratic state senator, according to two people familiar with the contacts. The alleged involvement of the two Republican lawmakers raises questions about possible violations of House of Representatives and Senate ethics rules and could taint the criminal investigation into the award of an $82 million courthouse contract.

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