"Sometimes you have to fight fire with fire," Jimmy Dimora said this afternoon.
With that, the embattled county commissioner accused the "Rove-Gonzales" Department of Justice and the Republican Party of conspiring against him. Dimora announced he will ask U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder and Congress to investigate the federal investigation of him.
In a fiery press conference late today, Dimora charged that the Justice Department started its investigation of him as an attempt to discredit Democrats and lower the turnout in the presidential election. Many people, he said, "had an interest in making sure I am out of the way."
For more, see my complete post on the Cleveland Magazine Politics blog.