LANSING – The Michigan Democratic Party today provided to the one-person grand jury investigating Bolgergate a copy of this weekend’s WKAR’s “Off the Record” program, in which Michigan Republican Party Chairman Robert Schostak admitted House Speaker Jase Bolger discussed Roy Schmidt’s party switch with him.
“Bobby Schostak admitted to discussing the Bolgergate scheme with Jase Bolger,” said Michigan Democratic Party Chair Mark Brewer. “Schostak may have knowledge relevant to the investigation, so we have provided his comments to the grand jury to pursue this new lead. The more we uncover, the more we learn that Lansing insiders and lobbyists played a significant role in plotting Schmidt’s party switch and planting a fake Democratic candidate, who lied about living in the district on his filing papers.”
In addition to Schostak’s admission, there is further evidence of the state Republican Party’s involvement. Bolger sent the following text message to Schmidt on the morning of May 14:
This week’s “Off the Record” is available online, with the Bolgergate exchange beginning around 17:00:
Voters can view all of the publicly available documents and media reports on the scandal at Bolgergate.com.