Losing his Senate seat may be the least of Norm Coleman’s worries.
It’s looking more and more like the former Minnesota senator has heard from federal investigators who are investigating the Nasser Kazeminy allegations.
Asked by the Minneapolis Star Tribune editorial board whether he had been contacted with the FBI in connection with the probe, Coleman refused to say, instead pivoting to attack the paper:
Star Tribune: Have you been contacted by the FBI in the Kazeminy investigation?
Coleman: I’ve made my point that we did nothing wrong. … There has never been a single allegation that either my wife or I did anything wrong. Not one, that we did anything wrong. I’ve made it clear that I’m just not going to comment about that. … You’ve got a business dispute between two guys who got fired and a guy who took over a company.
And we’ve talked about this, and I’ll say this: You’ve got two reporters who inserted themselves into a Democrat campaign commercial four days before an election, which I found stunning.
Last month, Coleman similarly avoided the question when a MinnPost.com reporter asked him the same thing.
And before that, his Senate office didn’t return any of our numerous calls on the issue.
The FBI investigation concerns allegations that Nasser Kazeminy, a longtime Coleman ally, passed money to Coleman by making payments to an insurance firm that employed Coleman’s wife, though she did no work for Kazeminy.