While the Justice Department was busy compiling a case against Obama critic Dinesh D’Souza for minor campaign-law violations, it was blocking a more troubling probe involving the Senate’s top Democrat.
On Thursday, ABC News and the Washington Times reported that local Utah prosecutors had found evidence pointing to possible illegal campaign contributions and other questionable financial deals involving both Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid of Nevada and Utah’s junior Republican senator, Mike Lee.
But despite working with the FBI, they’ve been blocked from moving that case forward by a Justice Department that has sat on it for months, refusing to let the FBI empanel a federal grand jury or issue subpoenas to determine if Reid or Lee broke any federal laws.
In one incident being investigated, Reid allegedly switched sides and sponsored an online gambling bill after he allegedly received money from the industry. A senior FBI official told ABC News the inaction by the DOJ “risks creating the perception of a cover-up.”