Troha family gave Ryan $50K and cashed in nicely

This from the Milwaukee alt weekly, the Shepherd Express, gives us more helpful background on Milwaukee US Attorney Steven Biskupic's curious habit of prosecuting Democrats and how it ties in to the US Attorney Purge. It also asks these important questions:

"The real question is why Biskupic hasn’t investigated Troha family contributions of tens of thousands of dollars to U.S. Rep. Paul Ryan and President Bush. Rep. Ryan received more than $50,000 in campaign contributions from the Troha family. The only difference is that Paul Ryan actually introduced special-interest legislation for Troha, signed by Bush, that substantially increased the value of Troha’s business. Ryan provided a clear quid pro quo and he should be investigated and perhaps indicted. Ryan, of course, denied he knew this was happening; however, when a congressman introduces special-interest legislation for a major contributor, what is he thinking about? If Biskupic is really trying to ferret out corruption, why isn’t he investigating Ryan, where there is actually a smoking gun of corruption? But, wait a second, isn’t Paul Ryan a Republican?"


April 13, 2007 - 8:00am