Well, that settles that.
Michigan Attorney General, Dana Nessel announced that she is not going to take up the suggestion of Macomb County Prosecutor Pete Lucido (and the Republicans in the Legislature) of investigating COVID-19 deaths in care facilities.
According to The Detroit News…
Attorney General Dana Nessel told lawmakers she consulted the New York attorney general — who is investigating New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s nursing home and data policies — before declining a similar review of nursing home policies in Michigan.
The Plymouth Democrat said the Macomb County Prosecutor Peter Lucido’s request for complaints about Gov. Gretchen Whitmer’s nursing home policies is a “recipe for misconduct” that smacks of partisanship.
“I do take umbrage to some extent with an effort to ask people to bring evidence forward that you don’t know exists,” Nessel said.
New York’s case differed in terms of probable cause because a “whistleblower” had come forward regarding data manipulation, Nessel said during a hearing before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on General Government.
Odd that whistleblower is mentioned by the A.G. being I just wrote about that yesterday here at RedState. Whistleblower Claims COVID-19 Nursing Home Deaths in Michigan Being Undercounted…
LeDuff has now released an interview with “Jessica” whose identity is hidden for her protection and she claims that at the care facility where she worked, the deaths they were reporting were undercounted by the State.
LeDuff actually interviewed two ladies on his show who claim the state was not reporting deaths correctly that were being sent to them from these facilities.
Now that the state’s top law enforcement official has declined to investigate the Governor of her same party, it will fall onto 83 different county prosecutors. Lucido of Macomb County has already set up standards for how to handle this but so far he is the only one.
The other unsolved puzzle piece here is how will the Michigan GOP handle this? Rumors have been swirling that the State Senate would subpoena info that the Justice Department was looking for last fall in numbers reported in care facilities. The state only turned over numbers for public facilities but not privately owned ones.
I doubt that even with Charlie LeDuff’s reporting of the two women who claim deaths were not being reported correctly this A.G. would act with the 2022 election coming up just 17 months away.
Usually, the ones that cry partisanship the loudest are the most partisan.