Rick Renzi in Big Trouble — Whoo hoo!

The FBI made a surpise visit to Renzi’s (AZ-01) family’s business today. Oh baby, oh baby, I’m feelin’ good.

In a second blow to House Republicans this week, the FBI raided a business tied to the family of Rep. Rick Renzi (R-Ariz.) Thursday afternoon as part of an ongoing investigation into the three-term lawmaker.


As a result of the raid, Renzi is stepping down from his seat on the House Intelligence Committee, according to a statement from his office obtained Thursday evening by Roll Call.

Arizona lost its US Attorney, Paul Charlton, in the Department of Justice purge, and some think it was because he was investigatin Renzi. I’m glad to see something is still happening.

Update: The Arizona Republic story:

The Justice Department has been investigating Renzi for months, but the subject of the probe has never been made public. Media reports last fall gave conflicting versions, with authorities said to be looking into either a land swap involving a former business partner of Renzi’s or a Pentagon contract involving Renzi’s father, a retired Army general.


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