Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Attempts by Lugar Supporters to Silence Greg Wright Fails; Are there more skeletons waiting to come out of the Senator's closet?

CFE Greg Wright
Fighter pilots know they're over a target when they start taking flak, and it's much the same way in politics.  If the political flak that Greg Wright has encountered recently is any indication, he must be over a mighty big target.  

An unknown source, presumably from Senator Richard Lugar's political camp, recently filed an ethics complaint with the ACFE against Wright, claiming he violated policies of the Association of Certified Fraud Examiners. 

"Mr. Wright took it upon himself to conduct an investigation of Richard and Charlene Lugar to determine whether they own the property listed on their Indiana absentee ballots," read a portion of the complaint, which went on to allege that Wright's "investigation of Mr. and Mrs. Lugar's property ownership was wholly motivated by his personal political agenda."

The complaint was reviewed and immediately tossed out after it was determined that Wright did not breach the code of ethical conduct in any way, but was the real purpose behind the filing of such a complaint to intimidate Wright into stopping his investigatory activities before he uncovered even more damaging information?    

Wright, a Certified Fraud Examiner, recently produced documents proving that Senator Richard Lugar hasn't been a resident of Indiana for over 30 years, resulting in a nationwide media firestorm and plummeting approval ratings for the longtime Senator.  According to the Weekly Standard, Lugar's approval rating has recently fallen below 40% (See this link for details).
Senator Richard Lugar

Since the news of Lugar's residency problems has been public for several weeks, why file a complaint now?  Could it be that Lugar and his followers are aware of the fact that Wright has been receiving "tips" from anonymous sources that could lead to more politically-threatening information? 

Desperate times call for desperate measures, after all.  It's clear that filing a bogus ethics complaint with the ACFE is a desperate attempt to silence Lugar's critics and to cut the flow of information from its source.

Thankfully, Wright is not intimidated by this sophomoric attempt to silence a private citizen.  Members of the Tea Party have referred to Wright as "brave," considering the suspicious untimely death of Andrew Breitbart, another patriot who was adept at uncovering political corruption.

Another noteworthy point of interest is the fact that Abdul Hakim-Shabazz, the Indy blogger with a rather large ego and attitude to match,  knew about the ethics complaint before Wright was ever notified, which leaves one to wonder to what extent he is involved in the failed attempt to silence and intimidate a private citizen.  It's no secret that Abdul is a shill for many in the Republican establishment to the point that many have questioned his ethics over the years.  The complaint contained email copies only sent to a Lugar senior advisor giving him an opportunity to provide contrary evidence.

Maybe Abdul has wandered from his earlier self-proclaimed Conservative and Libertarian beliefs to a left of center position. When Abdul asked Wright to comment on the anonymous complaint, he did not print any of his responses. Why?

Wright said that he has not expressed an opinion regarding Senator Lugar's guilt or innocence of voter fraud. He said, "The Daily Caller, Associated Press and others contacted me, not vice versa, and I agreed to provide them with copies of documents. They arrive at their own conclusions."

Sit back and relax, folks.  If the paranoia in the Lugar camp is any indication, perhaps the rumors about Swiss bank accounts and political corruption are true.  If so, I can't think of a better person to dig up the facts than Greg Wright.


Abdul said...

Actually I was the one who broke the story about the complaint as well as I called the Association and spoke to the very nice lady who reviewed the complaint. It was in my weekend of edition of the "Cheat Sheet". A $25 payment gets you a six-month subscription.

I also spoke to Greg as well. I offered him an interview but the timing didn't work out. Please get you facts straight, or at least call me first.

Diana Vice said...

My facts are quite straight, Abdul, and I am still suspicious of your role and motives. Why didn't you print Greg's comments? Did you "break the story" or were you part of the story? Who tipped you off? What is your relationship with Dick Lugar?

Abdul said...

I will type this slowly so you can understand it. I got word of the complaint, the same way I do lots of things, people call me. I called Greg, forwarded him the material, he said he couldn't sit down for an interview because it was his birthday weekend. I called the Association, they said there was no ethical violation. The story was written in my subscriber publication. The world moved on. So should you.

Diana Vice said...

You still haven't answered my questions, so I'll type this slowly so you even someone as rude and obnoxious as you can understand.

1) Why didn't you print Greg's comments? That was a question he asked me.

2) What is your relationship with Dick Lugar?

Abdul said...

Let's try this one more time. We didn't meet for an interview so there was nothing to print. My relationship with Dick Lugar is the same as every other statewide elected official in Indiana. We all get along just fine, personally and professionally. What's yours?

Anonymous said...

Give Abdul a break. He is not a “real” reporter. With his radio show gone, poor “Cheat Sheet” revenue, cannot practice law in Indiana, Cocktails and Conversation attendance dismal, most of his revenue sources are gone or minimal. With his wife putting most of the bread on the table, he cannot afford to offend either Progressive Republicans or Democrats. Leave the man alone!

Diana Vice said...
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Diana Vice said...

I have no relationship with Lugar as he hasn't lived in my state since I was 17 years old. I was a junior in high school when he abandoned his constituents.

Your condescension leaves me to wonder if you get some sort of sick thrill out of speaking down to women. Could it be that Abdul is a sexist-bully?

By the way, Greg Wright said he made other comments to you during your phone conversation that you chose not to publish.

It's obvious that your friendly relationship with Lugar is the motivation for your involvement in the witchhunt against Greg Wright.

Sorry to break the news to you, but it has backfired...royally. Enjoy the very limited audience from your pay-per-view blog. You should see all the hits my blog is getting from all over the world, including national media outlets and many from the Washington beltway. Lugar's RINO reign is being threatened as the truth is being exposed everyday. I'm happy to do my part in getting the word out.

March 7, 2012 11:39 AM

Abdul said...

I had no idea I was broke and my wife was supporting me. Someone should tell her. I don't think she is aware of the situation. And by the way, we haven't done C & C in months. But we are making a return on March 22 at Nicky Blaines. It starts at 5 p.m. Come join us.