Scripps (h/t NonnyMouse): Former Senate Republican leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, is keeping low key about his vindication in two federal probes ov
April 28, 2007

frist22-756368.jpg Scripps (h/t NonnyMouse):

Former Senate Republican leader Bill Frist of Tennessee, is keeping low key about his vindication in two federal probes over the timing of his 2005 sales of all his family's stock in HCA Inc.

When the 19-month-long probes ended with no charges, Frist simply issued a brief written statement to the news media Friday saying he was "pleased" that the findings echoed what "I've said throughout this matter ... (that) I acted properly."

Frist disclosed that he had been notified by both the Securities and Exchange Commission and the U.S. attorney for the southern district of New York that they concluded their inquiries and are taking no action. Neither office disputed his report.

With what we're now learning about US Attorney directives coming from the executive offices, can anyone truly believe with 100% certainty that there was no partisanship involved?

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