D.C.'s attorney general is offering a compromise in his fight with federal prosecutors over the ongoing probe into city government corruption.
The U.S. Attorney's office wants the city to turn over records that deal with the Gray administration's decision to pay a $7.5 million settlement to a company once owned by Jeffrey Thompson, the former Medicaid contractor at the center of a federal investigation and the man described in court records as the alleged funder of the illegal "shadow campaign" that helped Gray in 2010.
D.C. Attorney General Irv Nathan had refused to hand over the records, citing attorney-client privilege.
Now, in letter to the feds, Nathan says he would allow a judge to review the documents in question to decide whether they should be turned over.
Nathan says there is nothing remotely incriminating in the documents and that federal prosecutors have failed to show "a single scintilla of evidence" that anyone in the D.C. government committed a crime in connection with the settlement.