Did Lyons Help to Obstruct Justice?
LANSING – While it seems certain that House Speaker Jase Bolger, Rep. Roy Schmidt, Schmidt’s son, Ryan, and fake Democratic candidate Matt Mojzak will appear before the Ingham County one-person grand jury, a number of other players may be compelled to testify, as well.
Today the Michigan Democratic Party begins a series on possible Bolgergate grand jury targets — who they are and how they could be involved in possible crimes.
State Rep. Lisa Posthumus Lyons would seem to be at the top of the list, based on media reports and text messages revealed through Freedom of Information Act requests. She may have conspired with others to obstruct justice.
“Lisa Posthumus Lyons has admitted publicly she acted as a messenger between Bolger and Schmidt,” Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer said. “Text messages reveal that Lyons instructed Schmidt to ‘make sure’ Mojzak, the fake candidate, did not ‘talk to the dems or the media.’ Clearly Lyons was involved in the cover-up from the very beginning.”
Lyons sent the following text messages to Schmidt on the evening of May 15:
21:26 “Do NOT read the press, watch the news or troll facebook. Don’t do that to yourself. listen to a cd with donna or read a book. Want me to pick you up in the morning or Brad could pick you up when he gets out of work or you could meet me at the park n ride at exit 52? Let me know. But I’m serious about calling any off duty police you may be friends with to hang out by your place.”
21:39 “The Speaker is asking that you not attend Committees for a couple days. He wants you to lay low practically sequestered. We don’t have insurance. You’d have to miss transportation tomorrow, which isn’t a big deal.”
22:11 “Oh, and Brad is going to have a GRPD car patrol by your house a few times tonight.”
22:34 “If you’re sure we’ll plan on that. I would blow my 9:15 off but it’s Education and I have to chair. Let’s plan on Thursday. Also on your way in bring cds NO MAINSTREAM MEDIA. I also need to tell you that you to make sure Matthew your dem opponent does not talk to the dems or the media or withdrawal. Jase will explain tomorrow.”
When confronted about her involvement, Lyons told the Grand Rapids Press, “The Speaker asked me to deliver a message. We were not told [Mojzak] was a plant. We were told that Roy had a Democrat file in that race.”
Voters can view all of the publicly available documents and media reports on the scandal at Bolgergate.com.