The Hillary connection

September 12, 2013

Where will the Jeffrey Thompson investigation go next? (Washington Post illustration)

Jeffrey Thompson’s alleged “shadow” spending went well beyond the District line, it appears. Two years before he is said to have secretly spent $635,000 on Vincent C. Gray’s mayoral campaign, he spent nearly as much on Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential bid, court documents filed Wednesday allege. Sure, Thompson’s thrill for Hill has been long known, with indications that outsize straw-donated contributions supplemented his legitimate fundraising. But the prosecution of New York businessman Troy White, who organized “street teams” for Clinton, revealed that Thompson’s largesse extended to the expenditure side, too, and persons familiar with the arrangement identify well-known Clintonite political consultant Minyon Moore as a go-between. Where will this investigation, which started with the musings of Sulaimon Brown, go next? More from the Center on Public IntegrityAPLoose LipsWashingtonianWAMU-FMWRC-TVWaTimesDCist and Politico.

In other news:

On Wednesdays at Superior Court, D.C. residents fight to keep their homes (Post)

Tommy Wells says he wants Natwar Gandhi replaced immediately (WTOP)
Can two progressives unseat Jim Graham? (Loose Lips)

Allen Lew says council should have soccer-stadium legislation by November (Post)

Department of General Services moves to outsource some of its basic functions (WBJ)

Donald Trump says he has his eye on the FBI building (Capital BusinessHousing Complex)

National Capital Planning Commission is poised to recommend only minor Height Act changes (WBJGGW)

Why that’s a mistake (Housing Complex)

The owner of TruOrleans and Stadium Club is facing fraud charges in Las Vegas (Young & Hungry)

Adrian Fenty’s post-mayoralty nonprofit is a cipher (WBJ)

Preschool ranking plan generates pushback among charter school leaders (Post)

Marketing plan for city health insurance exchange includes D.C. United games (WBJ)

Eleanor Holmes Norton says Congress “better not interfere” in wake of tax-lien revelations (Roll Call)

Are DC-CAS writing scores reliable? (GGW)

Vincent Orange on the “living wage” bill: “I am helping to deliver 36,917 signatures to the mayor and he will need 36,917 votes on April 1″ (Informer)

Behold the Silver-lined Metro map (Post)

The Deborah Simmons case against a tattoo waiting period: “There also are health risks involved with manicures and pedicures, too” (WaTimes)

Not a good sign for your mayoral campaign when your supposed chairman tells you to knock it off (Loose Lips)

ANC refuses to let DDOT remove parking spaces for bike lane (GGW)

Robert Wilkins has an easy time at circuit confirmation hearing, but that doesn’t mean an easy confirmation (Legal Times)

A hot but peaceful 9/11 commemoration (Post)

Glover Park intersection rebuild gets glowing reviews (Dr. Gridlock)

Why not elect the State Superintendent of Education? (RPUS)

DC Brau is among the nation’s fastest-growing breweries (The StreetWTOP)

Give Metro stations some personality already? (GGW)

President Obama visits Food & Friends, packs some meals (WUSA-TV)

NFL commish on the Redskins name: “I think what we have to do though is we have to listen. If one person’s offended, we have to listen.” (Sports Bog)

Mike DeBonis covers local politics and government for The Washington Post. He also writes a blog and a political analysis column that runs on Fridays.
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