The Post-Gazette reports this week that the House Democratic Caucus is fighting a "bonusgate" defendant's motion to lift a gag order on grand jury witnesses.
We must admit, here at CasablancaPA, we were surprised. We had assumed that Attorney General/Gubernatorial Candidate Tom Corbett had sought the gag order, which prevents House Democratic employees - and only House Democratic employees - from discussing their testimony outside the grand jury.
As the Post-Gazette explains, absent such an order, state law allows witnesses to discuss their testimony freely.
That the caucus sought and is fighting to maintain a gag order puts a new perspective on the case. What is the caucus trying to hide? Could its witnesses be contradicting one another? Is there a connection to the files Bill DeWeese is trying to shield from newly-elected Leader Todd Eachus?