Reminding his readers that Joseph A. Wilson IV and William J. Clinton worked together on an initiative to increase U.S. investment in Africa, Mac Ranger has been hinting for some time, that there is a lot more to come on the scandal surrounding Congressman William Jefferson which will be dreadful for the Democrats.
Today, noting the report that Jefferson is accused of taking bribes not only for himself but for certain African political figures as well, he hints that we will be hearing a great deal more about the case this summer.
Captain Ed, seems to think the latest news reported in today's New York Times article puts the Jefferson case on another track altogether:
Seriously, this opens an entirely new dimension to the case against Jefferson. Using his seat to influence and be influenced by foreign powers borders on treason in a strict legal sense. If the FBI can prove that Jefferson cast votes or introduced legislation intending on bolstering his personal business relationship with the Nigerians, the Democrats have a huge scandal on their hands. The Times writes that this documentation suggests Jefferson was "aggressive seeking to lobby officials in Nigeria and other West African nations", a mastery of understatement.
This stands in a completely different category of corruption altogether. The Democrats had better start cutting ties to Jefferson soon or risk having their biggest electoral strategy rendered null and void.
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