Here's the statement just in Gov. Bill Richardson's office on the reported closure of a federal pay to play investigation
. Note the first clause of the first sentence—which I've italicized—and recall that the Associated Press story that broke this news was based on an anonymous source
Statement on CDR Investigation
“While the U.S. Attorney's Office has not notified Governor Richardson about the completion of its investigation, it appears that no action will be taken as a result of the year-long inquiry,” Deputy Chief of Staff Gilbert Gallegos said.
“Governor Richardson has known all along that neither he nor any staff members committed any transgressions during their successful fundraising back in 2004. The U.S. Attorney's thorough and lengthy investigation has apparently determined the same thing – that no indiscretions occurred.
Although patience was difficult while Governor Richardson and his administration were being falsely accused and were the subject of rumors and speculation through the news media, Governor Richardson chose to remain silent and let the justice system run its course. Governor Richardson is gratified that this year-long investigation has ended with the vindication of his administration.”