Last Thursday at Happy Hour, we passed along a story from the Tennessean about Rep. Jim Cooper’s alleged trouble with the feds. It seems no one has the right story, but have no fear: Our favorite Scene-writer-turned-Cooper-spokesman John “Jim” Spragens is tirelessly patrolling the internet and setting the record straight one blog at a time. Sorry, Jim–Our bad!
Some lobbyist who was getting embarrassed by the House Oversight Committee makes a wild claim that Jim is under investigationâ€¦ that doesnâ€™t mean he is. Iâ€™m just sayingâ€¦
U.S. Representative Jim Cooper is under investigation by the FBI for illegally accessing the website of the largest electric cooperative in the country. His spokesman calls the investigation â€œlaughable,â€ but we think itâ€™s safe to say that no oneâ€™s laughing about electricity these days. [Tennessean]
Rep. Jim Cooper (TN-05)