Shadow Senator Paul Strauss

It’s been approximately 23 hours since LL contacted Shadow Sen. Paul Strauss for comment on his Oct. 1 drunk driving arrest. After LL left a message on his cell phone, Strauss texted back: “What?” LL replied, “Obtained court docs today regarding oct 1 arrest. Want to get your side.” No response ever came.

Since then LL has left several messages on his cell phone and at his law office, before and after the item was posted this morning. A person answering the phone at his law office says a written statement was forthcoming earlier this afternoon, but still nothing has arrived.

You’ve got LL’s number, senator!

UPDATE, 5:05 P.M.: Hamil Harris at the Post got him on the phone earlier today, however briefly. He said: “I can’t comment at this time because it is pending in court, but I do expect that this matter will be resolved favorably in court,” Strauss said. Incidentally, there is no law saying you can’t answer questions about a pending court case—-whether you’re standing for election or not.

UPDATE, 5:35 P.M.: Strauss responds to LL in an e-mail: “Because this matter is currently pending before the Courts, I can not comment on anything at this time. I expect that this matter will be resolved favorably in Court, and I look forward to continuing to serve the people of the District of Columbia in the future.”

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