The Baltimore Sun now reports that subpoenas are going out to former Ehrlich aides and associates from the state grand jury investigating the robocalls scandal.
In an interesting twist on events, one of the subpoenas was served in the presence of The Sun’s own Laura Vozzella.
As reported by the Washington Post last week, Julius Henson’s attorney referenced the existence of a federal grand jury in court filings. To date, however, there have been no indications as to who they’ve spoken to, or what possible violation of federal criminal law they are investigating.
I know a lot of lawyers, and I informally polled them on what they thought was going on with the federal grand jury. All see it as bad news for Henson and possibly the Ehrlich campaign, although all acknowledge the federal grand jury’s political origins.
Senator Ben Cardin, Congressman Elijah Cummings, and other state Democrats have called upon the Obama Justice Department to investigate whether any federal laws were broken. Empanelling a federal grand jury certainly fulfills that request. Time will tell whether they actually find something, or if it is merely a political exercise.
Lastly, I was interested by Team Ehrlich’s response to news about the subpoenas: