The Department of Justice on Wednesday indicted the former chief of staff to then-U.S. Rep. Paul Broun in connection with misusing taxpayer money to finance campaign activities and obstructing a congressional investigation into the matter.
The eight-count indictment charges David Bowser, Broun’s longtime top staffer, with one count of obstruction of proceedings, one count theft of government property, one count of concealment of material facts and five counts of making false statements.
Bowser’s arraignment and initial appearance have yet to be scheduled. The Justice Department said the FBI is investigating the case.
Bowser, now the chief of staff to U.S. Rep. Mimi Walters, R-Calif., did not respond to requests for comment.
Some on the right will decry how Hillary Clinton has not been indicted yet. However, such does not give Mr. Bowser a free pass. An indictment means they believe there is enough evidence to convict Mr. Bowser on one or more counts.
Mimi Walters now has a five-alarm problem. Walters decided to hire staff from the same cesspool that so many others pull from. She is a freshman Congress-Member who ironically replaced Congressman John Campbell who retired because he grew to despise Washington D.C.
While Bowser has now resigned, the issues are multiple. Who the heck vetted this guy? Does anyone believe that the Congress-Woman did not know that this investigation was going on?
At best, this was careless. At worst this is a scandal whose tentacles will suck many in to the vortex.
Bowser was Mimi Walter’s Chief of Staff and he is now indicted on 8 criminal counts by a grand jury. This is scary.
Given the way Walters has been reacting to the primary challenge by Greg Raths, I am wondering what else is lurking in the closet?