Not according to Democrat Majority House Leader himself-who insists, He knows nothing, He sees nothing. The clueless route, I guess is good, if you’re trying to stay out of Jail, but its really bad if you’re a congressional candidate.
The arrest count is 8 now, with who knows how many more to follow. The first one to flip on Donavan, will most likely get a “Get out of Jail” free card, while the rest serve 5 to 25 years in prison. Would you be sweating if you’re Democrat Majority Leader Christopher Donovan? Or any one else who is connected in this mob style racketeering scheme on the Residents of Connecticut and the Nation.
I can imagine this goes so deep. I will say if the FBI does their job properly and digs real deep on how far this really goes, more union officials, business persons, and legislators will be facing the media brigade.
Of course you have the Republican candidates chiming in, like in the two releases below:
Mark Greenberg on Donovan campaign arrests
“These additional arrests show at the very least, Chris Donovan’s campaign to be a corrupt operation and the indictment also suggests the Speaker may have known of this illegal activity.
This case is not about party politics. Republicans, Democrats and Unaffiliated voters should be outraged that our state is once again making headlines for all the wrong reasons. Donovan’s campaign has joined the list of offenders in Connecticut political corruption cases.
On June 1st when news of this campaign finance scandal was first revealed, I called on Chris Donovan to resign as Speaker and suspend his campaign for Congress. It is clear that Donovan either knew or should have known that illegal activity was occurring in his campaign. Whether this is a gross violation of the public trust or gross mismanagement, the people of Connecticut deserve better from their elected officials and candidates.
Today I renew my call for Chris Donovan to step down from the legislature and quit the 5th District race. He is not fit to represent Connecticut in the legislature or the Congress.”
Senator Roraback’s Statement on Guilty Plea of Ray Soucy and Reported Arrests of Josh Nassi and Others:
“Today’s news of a guilty plea having been entered by Ray Soucy for having devised a scheme to bribe a public official together with the reported arrests of Chris Donovan’s alter-ego, Josh Nassi, and others connected to this scandal cannot help but raise additional questions about Mr. Donovan’s knowledge or lack of knowledge as to the conduct around which this scandal has developed. Speaker Donovan owes it to all voters in the 5th District to answer fully any and all questions which relate to his role in the transgressions of his campaign.”