Witness calls State Attorney investigation ‘silliness’

Published: Saturday, October 27, 2012 at 09:09 AM.

Graney believes he is the source of the allegations and believed they stemmed from a conversation he had with Williams concerning campaign strategy. Graney believes Williams recorded the conversation without his knowledge.

Williams acknowledged “wearing a wire” several times during Thursday’s meeting of the BOCC, calling the investigation one involving “blackmail.”

He could not be reached for comment on Friday.

Graney said his name shows up because he was one person who talked to investigators.

He told investigators that in the spring he had given Williams an idea of the political landscape as the campaign season heated up and talked strategy.

Graney - who is not a member of the PAC, says he does not know their membership but has worked with PAC president Jim Garth in the past - said the questions investigators asked when they visited weeks later quickly provided an idea that the conversation with Williams was not confidential.

He told investigators what he had told Williams from what he had learned from Garth; that the PAC would be campaigning against incumbents and the PAC believed it had sufficient ammunition to unseat them.



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