My Representative Peter Visclosky, representing northwest Indiana, was supoenaed in connection with the FBI’s investigation of PMA, a lobbying group that received a lot of earmarks from a group of Congressmen including Rep. John Murtha. PMA was Rep. Visclosky’s biggest campaign contributor.
Certain Visclosky employees have also been sent grand jury subpoenas requesting documents related to the PMA Group, a lobby shop with strong ties to the Indiana lawmaker. Visclosky’s former chief of staff, Rich Kaelin, was a high-profile lobbyist at the firm that closed its doors at the end of March.
Rep. Visclosky’s response:
“Federal law enforcement officials have issued grand jury subpoenas to my congressional office, campaign committees and certain employees to request documents relating to PMA,” Visclosky said in a statement.
“It is my intention to fully cooperate with the investigation consistent with my constitutional obligations to Congress and my duties and responsibilities to my constituents.”
Visclosky said he is confident that at the end of the investigation “no one will conclude that I have done anything wrong or harmed my constituents in any way.”