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Democrats reveal an identity crisis by pretending to be what they're not
Topic - Sarah L. Knapp
Lawyers for the District of Columbia argued in federal court Friday that backroom discussions between elected officials and the city's chief financial officer are privileged and, as a result, they should not have to testify in a civil lawsuit accusing them of improperly steering the D.C. lottery contract.
"We don't have an obligation to speak to it," she said, conceding that conversations took place, but insisting the District wants the mayor "to govern, not sit in depositions."
"It's suspicion built on hearsay," Ms. Knapp said, referring to sworn statements and tape recordings made by the former procurement official, Eric Payne, which describe Mr. Gandhi's and Mr Gray's efforts to manipulate the outcome of the competitively bid, multimillion-dollar D.C. lottery contract.