It’s worth reading between the lines of this piece on Randy Pullen from Hotline:
RNC Treas. Randy Pullen has begun informing top committee members he will withhold his signature from monthly FEC reports until he is certain they are completely accurate, sources tell Hotline OnCall.
Pullen doesn’t want to put his name on the forms until a review led by high-powered DC attorney Tom Josefiak is complete. And the RNC can’t turn in their FEC report — which, according to a release today, will show they raised $11.4M last month — without Pullen’s signature.
“I depend upon certain policies and procedures to be followed in the building,” he added. “If they’re followed, then something like that should not occur.”
As the RNC’s elected treasurer, Pullen would be legally liable if he signs FEC documents that are inaccurate or incomplete. He has joked with fellow RNC members about his interest in staying out of jail.
So, two things: The post-Voyeur staffer purge and promises for reform are serving as a perfect mea culpa for the RNC.
However, this idea–We made a mistake, and I can assure it will never happen again because I do not want to go to jail–makes no sense to me. Was the Voyeur expense illegal? Of course not. Perhaps Pullen’s “staying out of jail” remark is a reference to the RNC’s strange dealings with the Michigan GOP? Hell, this might even be a reference to something the RNC discovered internally that hasn’t been leaked to the press.