The Justice Department under Attorney General Eric Holder apparently is as politically corrupt as just about everything else within the Obama Administration.
FBI agents "working alongside Utah state prosecutors in a wide-ranging corruption investigation have uncovered accusations of wrongdoing by two of the U.S. Senate's most prominent figures -- Majority Leader Harry Reid and rising Republican Sen. Mike Lee -- but the Justice Department has thwarted their bid to launch a full federal investigation" as reported by John Solomon for The Washington Times: "'DOJ risks creating the perception of a cover-up rather than let agents use the normal tools and follow the evidence wherever it leads -- Republican, Democrat, Senate or not,' a senior FBI official said."
Silly FBI agent. Doesn't he yet know that law enforcement exists largely just to serve the powerful and protect the rich?
The state prosecutors are investigating suspect campaign contributions and other financial transactions involving online gambling interests as reported by ABC News.
Harry Reid long has been dogged by allegations that he was a tool of the Mafia during his former days as Chairman of the Nevada Gaming Commission.
Reid was called "'Mr. Clean Face' by Kansas City mobster Joe Agosto who had turned federal witness in the FBI's case against the mob skimming of casino dollars," and "Agosto was recorded on FBI tape saying that 'I gotta Clean Face in my pocket'" as reported by John Kass for the Chicago Tribune.
The good senator says he was called "Clean Face" because he was beyond reproach, and state gaming regulators say Agosto's claim otherwise was an untrue boast.
Who ya gonna believe: the mobster or the politician?