Interesting to see how the Brian James story plays out.
Green quotes Mitch Johnson on one of the key points about which Wray is alleged to have been less than truthful to his bosses:
"If you put Ed Kitchen and I [sic] together in a room on July 10, 2005, we would have told you that James Hinson is the focus of a multi-jurisdictional, international investigation, that he's involved in narcotics trafficking and possibly the disappearance of another person, but that we couldn't act because we would compromise the investigation, and - this is the chief's words - 'that would have tipped off the suspects.' I was telling people that this was about much more than a tracker.
"You could have pushed me over with a feather when I learned that the OCDETF [organized crime drug enforcement task force] investigation was largely terminated with the arrest of Turnbull in 2002.... The tracker incident was in '05. The killer of it was that Walton [the internal affairs officer] did an investigation about it looking at work by special intelligence and said he didn't even have to talk to Hinson about it."
He added, "The absolute fact of the matter is that at the time the tracker was put on the car the question was whether or not he was reporting his timecard accurately and whether he had an inappropriate person in the car."
I think the influence and general awfulness of the Simkins PAC is much overrated, but Green's protestation of its complete lack of relevance in the 2005 election is undercut by the fact that Vaughan lost after the PAC withheld its endorsement.
Lots more to chew on in the piece.