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Malloy Gets Testy on Campaign Finance

February 2, 2017 By Staff
Malloy Gets Testy on Campaign Finance

Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) was pressed on the Connecticut Democratic Party's campaign finance scandal by multiple reporters at a press conference in Waterbury.

On Thursday, several reporters asked Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) about the Connecticut Democrats’ 2014 campaign finance scandal. A federal grand jury told state Democrats on Thursday “there will be no criminal charges” in the three-year old case “that led to a $325,000 fine last year” on Democrats.

Malloy get testy with reporters after multiple questions. Watch the exchange below:

First, a reporter asked about the inquiry into campaign finance questions stemming from the 2014 election.

“I don’t wanna talk about it a whole lot,” Malloy said. “The party fully cooperated.”

The reporter followed up, asking if he thought the party went “right up to the line” of legality.

“No, I don’t,” Malloy said.

One reporter asked: “You ended up with a grand jury investigation,” adding “you don’t think that brought it up to the edge of legal?”

“No,” Malloy replied, tersely. “Next [question]?”

Another reporter asked about the settlement, and what information may have not come out due to the settlement.

““It takes two sides to settle something,” Malloy said. “And I would direct you to either one of those sides. But I’m not one of them.”

Malloy followed up with: “I’m not the [Democratic] party.”

A reporter noted Malloy is, in fact, the chair of the Democratic Governors Association (DGA).

“I’m not gonna debate this with you further,” Malloy said, ending the exchanges.