Al Hoffman, the former RNC finance chairman and ambassador, tells us the FBI interviewed him several weeks ago as part of their investigation into activities at the Florida Republican party and credit card spending by party leaders and staffers.
"They had Jim Greer's travel expense records and wanted me to react to some of the issues surrounding that debacle...There wasn't one single question asked about Marco Rubio. There were a lot of questions asked about Jim Greer, (former party executive director) Delmar Johnson, Victory Strategies (the Johnson/Greer company paid by the party) and the (Greer) 527,'' said Hoffman, who recently asked Crist to refund his contributions and who expects to help Rubio. "Definitely they asked about the relationship between the Crist campaign and the party, relative to the co-mingling of funds...I believe they're after any federal election law violations, tax avoidance issues, and criminal fraud."
Hoffman said he assumed Crist knew a federal investigation was underway when Crist asked the U.S. Attorney to look into the matter: "He obviously had gotten wind of it and righteously called for an investigation."
--ADAM C. SMITH