I'm not sure what Steve's thinking is on the Richardson comment. Maybe he thinks that the Obama team knew about the investigation, but when they saw it wouldn't fly they got cold feet and signalled that to Richardson.
We'll probably never know all the ins and outs.
Was the Richardson appointment before or after Fitzgerald's Blago arrest? If it was before, they might have thought the could slide Richardson in, but Blago was so blatant that they had to backtrack.
Just remember as you listen to his (I already know in advance) oh-so-inspiring words on January 20 that they were written by a schoolboy who was proud to put on his web page a picture of him groping the breast of a cardboard cutout of the next secretary of state.
You should read my entire post at MTA, and you'd know the latest.
DETERMINED to have the TRUTH regarding OBAMA that he is NOT 'NATURAL BORN'... (Obama Crimes)
(Lafayette Hill, PA - 12/30/08) - Philip J. Berg, Esquire, the Attorney who filed suit against Barack H. Obama challenging Senator Obama's lack of "qualifications" to serve as President of the United States which is pending in the U.S. Supreme Court [Docket No. 08 - 570] with two  Conferences scheduled on January 9th and 16th 2009, filed suit against Barry Soetoro a/k/a Obama on behalf of a Retired Military Colonel. Berg today, with co-counsel Lawrence J. Joyce, Esquire, filed another lawsuit in Federal Court in the United States District for the District of Columbia on behalf of Retired Colonel Hollister against Barry Soetoro a/k/a Barack Hussein Obama demanding to know Obama's real name and if he is constitutionally qualified to be President...
Berg stated, "I am determined, on behalf of the 320 million citizens in the United States, to see that "our U.S. Constitution" is followed. Specifically, in the case of Soetoro a/k/a Obama, does he meet the constitutional qualifications for President ? I do not believe so based upon:
Obama was born in Kenya and because his mother was not nineteen , he was only "naturalized" and therefore, not qualified to be President;
Obama was legally adopted/acknowledged in Indonesia at the approximate age of six  and attended school as "Barry Soetoro," [his step-father is Lolo Soetoro] for four  years - Indonesia did not have dual citizenship and to attend school, he had to be adopted or acknowledged and he became a "natural" citizen of Indonesia;
when he returned to Hawaii at age ten , there is a question if he returned through U.S. Immigration - (a) if he did, Barry Soetoro would have been given a "Certification of Citizenship" that would have indicated he was a "naturalized" U.S. citizen since he was a "natural" citizen of Indonesia; or (b) if he did not go through immigration, which I believe, then Soetoro a/k/a Obama is an illegal alien and therefore, not constitutionally qualified to be President and his three  years as an U.S. Senator were a fraud."...
For copies of all Court Pleadings, go to obamacrimes.com