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Former Mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry, left, embraces Mayor Vincent Gray during a media availability to announce Barry's endorsement of Gray's bid for re-election, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Former Mayor and current DC City Council member Marion Barry, left, speaks as Mayor Vincent Gray listens during a media availability to announce Barry's endorsement of Gray's bid for re-election, Wednesday, March 19, 2014 in Washington. (AP Photo/Alex Brandon)

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Former D.C. Mayor and current City Council member Marion Barry, left, embraces Mayor Vincent C. Gray during a media availability on Wednesday, where Mr. Barry announced he would endorse Mr. Gray's bid for re-election. (associated press)

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FILE - This Oct. 16, 2011 file photo shows current D.C. councilmember and former Washington Mayor Marion Barry in Washington. Barry has been released from the hospital after his second extended stay this year. His spokeswoman, LaToya Foster, says the 77-year-old Barry was released Tuesday night from Washington Hospital Center after an 8-day stay. Barry, now a D.C. councilmember, had tweeted that he was being treated for a urinary tract infection. He said it wasn't serious. Foster says Barry is now at a rehabilitation center receiving physical therapy to help with mobility. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak, File)

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“I’m considered the most strategic, brilliant political strategist around — you’ve heard that,” D.C. Council member Marion Barry said in an interview. “And I’ve done that because I know how to say certain things when I say them, don’t say them.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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** FILE ** D.C. Council member Marion Barry (Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times)

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“I’m considered the most strategic, brilliant political strategist around — you’ve heard that,” D.C. Council member Marion Barry said in an interview. “And I’ve done that because I know how to say certain things when I say them, don’t say them.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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“I’m considered the most strategic, brilliant political strategist around — you’ve heard that,” D.C. Council member Marion Barry said in an interview. “And I’ve done that because I know how to say certain things when I say them, don’t say them.” (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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**FILE** D.C. Council member Marion Barry (Joseph Silverman/The Washington Times)

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Barbara L. Salisbury/The Washington Times Lobbyist-lawyer David Wilmot reached out to the D.C. Council chairman and council member Marion Barry after Intralot won a $38 million-a-year lottery contract award, an internal memo from the international gambling firm suggests.