Democrat Andrew Gillum lost the race for governor of Florida last fall, but right now it looks like that’s the least of his problems.
A federal grand jury just issued a subpoena which is aimed at looking into his campaign.
The Tampa Bay Times has the story:
Federal subpoena demands records on Andrew Gillum and his campaign for governor
Andrew Gillum is a focal point of a recently issued federal grand jury subpoena that demands information on the former Democratic candidate for governor, his campaign, his political committee, a wealthy donor, a charity he worked for and a former employer.
The subpoena, obtained by the Tampa Bay Times and previously unreported, could reflect a new level of federal inquiry into Gillum, the former mayor of Tallahassee who narrowly lost to Republican Ron DeSantis last year.
Throughout his campaign last year, Gillum insisted he was not a target of a sprawling FBI investigation of Tallahassee City Hall, which has taken at least three years and resulted in three arrests. Last year, he told the Tallahassee Democrat: “Twenty-plus subpoenas have been issued and not one of them has anything to do with me.”
But the recent one does. Previously, the investigation had centered on corruption inside Tallahassee government, including during Gillum’s time as mayor. The newer subpoena is more focused on Gillum’s 2018 campaign and people and organizations with clear ties to him, but with less obvious connections to Tallahassee City Hall.
In case you haven’t heard or have forgotten, Gillum now works for CNN.
The Hill reported in January:
Gillum joining CNN as political commentator
Former Florida gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum (D) will join CNN as a political commentator.
Gillum announced the new role on Tuesday in a post on Twitter, saying he was “thrilled” to be joining the cable news outlet.
— Andrew Gillum (@AndrewGillum) January 29, 2019
Will the investigation of his campaign interfere with his new gig?
Odds are CNN will just look the other way.