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U.S. Attorney Ron Machen, the world’s most boring radio guest, was just on the The Kojo Nnamdi Show taking a well-deserved victory lap after Harry Thomas Jr. received a 38-month prison sentence.
Why is Machen such a boring guest? Because he can’t say squat (for good reason, of course) about the long-running federal investigations of Mayor Vince Gray and D.C. Council Chairman Kwame “Fully Loaded” Brown.
Is the mayor or the chairman (or both) going to be facing corruption charges? Machen can’t say.
Is it going to happen soon? Machen can’t say.
Is Sulaimon Brown the best informant the federal government has ever had. Machen can’t say. (Note: that question wasn’t actually asked.)
But Machen could talk about Thomas and how his more than three-year prison sentence is a stark reminder for other pols of the perils of public corruption.
“That will definitely get your attention,” Machen says.
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