The NYT repo rts:
Gov. Eliot Spitzer vowed on Wednesday to fight any State Senate inquiry into his administration?s internal operations, even as Republican senators were laying the groundwork for an investigation that could lead to subpoenas of top officials. ... The governor has maintained that he was misled by his staff and knew nothing about the effort to discredit Mr. Bruno. But two of his closest aides refused to be interviewed by the attorney general?s investigators, intensifying suspicion, especially among the governor?s critics, that Mr. Spitzer and his staff had not been forthright. ...
?The governor?s people refused, people at the highest level, they refused to sit and answer questions,? [Bruno] said. ?What did they do? They made a little statement. And these are the people who are the closest to the governor, who are governing the state.?
Can you imagine what Attorney General Spitzer would have done to a corporate CEO who told two of his executives to stonewall and who tried to fight off an investigation? Actually, we know exactly what Spitzer would have done:
Former Goldman Sachs Chairman John Whitehead said Thursday that New York Attorney General Eliot Spitzer threatened him during an April phone call for writing an open letter critical of Spitzer's attacks on prominent insurance executive Maurice "Hank" Greenberg. ...
"Mr. Whitehead, it's now a war between us and you've fired the first shot," Whitehead quoted Spitzer as saying. "I will be coming after you. You will pay the price. This is only the beginning and you will pay dearly for what you have done. You will wish you had never written that letter," Whitehead claimed Spitzer said.
Spitzer is a Nixon-like thug.