(Drip, drip, drip – Promoted by Colorado Pols)
Today, ProgressNow Colorado, the state’s largest online progressive advocacy organization, filed a Colorado Open Records Act request for all correspondence between Colorado Attorney General Cynthia Coffman and specific individuals named in a growing blackmail scandal involving Coffman and Colorado Republican Party chairman Steve House. As the likelihood of an outside investigation grows, ProgressNow Colorado further calls on the Attorney General’s office and other parties to preserve all records that could be pertinent to the case.
“Coffmangate is the biggest political scandal to hit Colorado in years,” said ProgressNow Colorado executive director Amy Runyon-Harms. “Allegations of criminal blackmail and libel involving the Colorado Attorney General personally, as well as high-ranking Republican officials from across the state, are much too serious to sweep under the rug. It’s absolutely vital that Attorney General Cynthia Coffman, Tom Tancredo, and others involved in this incident fully cooperate with investigators and come clean with the public about their role in the attempted ‘shakedown’ of the chairman of the Colorado Republican Party.”
Read ProgressNow Colorado’s Open Records Act request here. This morning, the Office of the Attorney General acknowledged receipt of this request.
“Given the seriousness of the criminal acts alleged to have occurred, we are very concerned about the possibility that incriminating records may be destroyed,” said Runyon-Harms. “We demand that any information about the events of the past week be preserved in their entirety for investigators and the public to review. The people of Colorado must know if their chief law enforcement officer was a party to criminal extortion and other crimes in attempt to remove Colorado Republican Party chairman Steve House from office.”
“The possibility of our state’s chief law enforcement officer being involved with a felony crime she should be prosecuting is, needless to say, totally unacceptable,” said Runyon-Harms. “It’s time for accountability and for the truth to come out.”