The allegations contained in the emails of a well-known lobbyist are deeply disturbing. I am calling on the Director of the Illinois State Police to conduct a full and thorough investigation. Here is my letter. #twillpic.twitter.com/YCfgOr5KUs
Couple things here. I’m glad to see someone making a formal request for an investigation to ISP on the Champaign part of this email. However, adding in the ghost payrolling to that… that’s not under ISP’s purview. Pritzker did the right thing on referring that to OEIG.
1) The possibility that incident referred to in the email relates back to the 2010 campaign makes Brady the guy with the most skin in the game and reason to pursue this matter in a serious way, rather than create a political circus.
2) it seems reasonable to think that the University of Illinois Police may have information. They’re under the state police making this another solid move.
Willy is right, this would have been the smarter move by Durkin.
==Why could the Guv not request his State Police do this?==
It’s under his direct control, he could flat out order them to. For the Governor to claim he has no “investigative authority” under his control is completely laughable. For potentially criminal matters he absolutely does. Apparently he doesn’t know that, or he’s playing ignorance and hoping nobody else knows it.