Journalists who nailed U.S. Attorney scandal ‘digging in’ on Coleman

Talking Points Memo — the reportorial website that earned national honors for its muckraking role in the Bush administration’s U.S. Attorney appointment scandal — announced this morning that it will investigate charges against Norm Coleman donor Nasser Kazeminy.

Writes site founder Josh Marshall:

We took a wait and see approach in the waning days of the election … but more sources are coming forward now, who make me think these charges, and others, are the real thing. And as you know, bribes to members of Congress are strictly frowned upon. And increasingly so.

So we’re digging in.

In two lawsuits, Kazeminy is accused of trying to funnel money to the Coleman family through Laurie Coleman’s employer.

Earlier this year, the left-leaning TPM became the first web-only operation awarded the George James Polk Award, a top national journalism honor.

Comments (2)

  1. Submitted by David Cay Johnston on 11/06/2008 - 01:21 pm.

    Presumably you mean above to refer to the GEORGE Polk award, named for the CBS correspondent murdered in Greece in 1948.

    David Cay Johnston
    1982 George Polk Award recipient

  2. Submitted by David Koski on 11/06/2008 - 05:16 pm.

    As always, I am impressed with your readership, Dave. The timing of the Kazeminy lawsuit seemed butt up so close to the election, but it is actually perfect for the recount, especially if it takes months. If the investigation keeps implicating Coleman, he may drop out and save us the time to impeach him.

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