Thursday, April 25, 2013

Cuccinelli admits he lied about conflict of interest



From Blue Virginia:
Today, the Office of the Attorney General admitted that Ken Cuccinelli and his office have "a conflict of interest in the continued investigation and prosecution of this matter." The admission of a conflict of interest comes after Cuccinelli himself stated repeatedly that his handling of cases in involving Star Scientific is not a conflict. 
"Ken Cuccinelli's own office admitted today that Cuccinelli's involvement in the Star Scientific scandal is 'a conflict of interest' that prevents him from doing his job," said McAuliffe spokesman Josh Schwerin. "Virginia taxpayers should not have to pay the salary of an Attorney General who is called out for conflicts of interest by his own office."

Background

Cuccinelli's office today on case involving Star: "the Office has a conflict of interest in the continued investigation and prosecution of this matter." [Washington Post]

Cuccinelli today: "There has been no conflict." [Cuccinelli Radio Interview Today]

Cuccinelli last week: 'Reporter: "Was it a conflict of interest?" CUCCINELLI: "No."' [Cuccinelli Interview]

Cuccinelli spokesman last week: "Cuccinelli spokesman Brian Gottstein said the attorney general has no conflict on the matter" [Virginian-Pilot]
Ha! Last week there was no conflict of interest; this week Cuccinelli is trying to get as far away from the McDonnell crime family as he can. The "conflict of interest" is that Ken Cuccinelli doesn't want to be associated with Bob McDonnell's misconduct in office.

Ken "Moochinelli" Cuccinelli wants to draw the Attorney General's salary, but he can't--or won't--perform the duties associated with that office.

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