“Most of us are a few pounds overweight, a few years past our prime, but it’s a lot of fun.”
Asked about the Jeffrey Thompson indictment, Holder said cases are brought when they are ready "irrespective of what the political fallout is going to be." (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
To hear some members of Congress say it, the timing of the Justice Department's plea bargain with D.C. businessman Jeffrey Thompson -- a.k.a. 'Uncle Earl' -- influenced the outcome of the April 1 mayoral primary.
House Oversight and Government Reform Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., told CQ Roll Call on Tuesday that it was "perhaps too soon" for his committee to look at how federal prosecutors' allegations that Mayor Vincent Gray knew about a shadow campaign scheme in the 2010 election might have contributed to his loss to Muriel Bowser.