Feds subpeona Congresswoman Kilpatrick and congressional aide


Hat Tip: Deb Price / Detroit News Washington Bureau

Washington — Rep. Carolyn Cheeks Kilpatrick and a top aide have been served with grand jury subpoenas requesting testimony in U.S. District Court in Detroit.

Cheeks Kilpatrick, D-Detroit, notified House Speaker Nancy Pelosi of the subpoena in a letter March 1 but made it public Wednesday.

“After consulting with my attorney, I will make the determinations required” under House rules about how to respond, the congresswoman wrote in the March 1 letter. Members are required to report being subpoenaed, and the House clerk read Cheeks Kilpatrick’s notice as is customary.

The reading did not explain the matter in which she was being subpoenaed.

Cheeks Kilpatrick’s office said they had no comment on the subpoena or its contents.

The congresswoman’s son is former Detroit Mayor Kwame Kilpatrick, whose actions as mayor are being investigated by federal prosecutors.

Kwame Kilpatrick’s new spokesman, Mike Paul, who is from a New York public relations firm, said this morning that Kwame Kilpatrick has made no comment about his mother being served a grand jury subpoena.

Cheeks Kilpatrick office manager Andrea Bragg disclosed her subpoena to House officials March 1. The notice was published Tuesday in the Congressional Record.

Bragg said she would comply with the subpoena while Cheeks Kilpatrick said she is consulting an attorney on how to respond.

4 thoughts on “Feds subpeona Congresswoman Kilpatrick and congressional aide

  1. Could it be that the house of cards is coming down?

    Saw this on the news tonight & wondered what Hansen is thinking…

    @rikyah – Conyers 3 years was the talk of the town & no one is saddened. She;s lucky that’s all she got. I hear that as she was being sentenced, John was at the Motor City Casino enjoying a buffet lunch. Who knew???


    Skeptical Brotha, US Rep. Artur Davis (D-AL), who is running for Alabama Governor this year, is expected to vote NO on Obama’s health care reform bill again as he joins the other Blue Dogs, who plan to throw Obama’s presidency under the bus.

    It’s unknown if US Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) will vote for the bill again or not, since his polling numbers against either Crist or Rubio in the Florida Senate are horrible.

    US Rep. Dan Boren (D-OK) is also voting no since he wants to be governor or in the Senate one day like his father, I think Boren HATES Obama due to skin color.

  3. Tafari, Skeptical Brotha, and Rikyrah:

    Updates on the 2010 contest for the Georgia Executive Mansion to succeed outgoing Governor Sonny Perdue (R) for the term conveying January 10, 2011-January 12, 2015:

    Democrats: former Governor Roy Barnes (D) is way ahead by massive double-digits for the Democratic gubernatorial nomination as he seeks to pull a Bill Clinton (see ’82 Arkansas Governor race) and if he wins in November and wins again in 2014, he’ll be the state’s longest-serving governor.


    Stick a fork in Baker, he’s dead politically and should have stayed put as State AG.

    Republicans: look for a bloodbath between GA Insurance Commissioner John Oxendine (R), former GA Secretary of State Karen Handel (R), and US Rep. Nathan Deal (R-GA) in their bid to be Perdue’s heir apparent and rumor is ol’ Sonny is Handel’s handpicked successor.


    I think the Georgia Democrats have a good chance: 84% chance of getting the Executive Mansion back into Democratic hands once and for all.

    Folks are regretting voting for Perdue in 2002, who got lucky because Barnes alienated teachers’ unions.

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