Carter blasts Deal over ethics memo citing threat
ATLANTA (AP) — A memo by the head of the state ethics commission in which she claims an attorney for Gov. Nathan Deal threatened her agency during its investigation of complaints against the governor demonstrates a “pattern of intimidation and interference on the part of the governor’s office,” Democrat Jason Carter said Tuesday.
Carter, a state senator running against Deal in the November election, also renewed his call for a state investigation and appealed to Attorney General Sam Olens to appoint an independent investigator.
“We still don’t have answers to what it was that was so bad that they went to these great lengths to hide,” Carter told reporters. “We have no one who is willing to apparently investigate the governor’s office and what is clear misconduct at a minimum and probably illegal conduct on the part of his staff.”