How Hard Did Mike Huckabee Work To Stifle Dog Abuse Case?
Apparently both Huckabee's personal attorney and chief of staff leaned on then-State Police chief John Bailey, who refused to quash the investigation only to be fired seven months later by Huckabee personally. "I've lost confidence in your ability to do your job," Bailey says Huckabee told him. One reason Huckabee cited was "I couldn't get you to help me with my son when I had that problem," according to Bailey. "Without question, [Huckabee] was making a conscious attempt to keep the state police from investigating his son," says I. C. Smith, the former FBI chief in Little Rock,
who worked closely with Bailey and called him a "courageous" and "very solid" professional.
More on Huckabee's denial, and denigration of Bailey, at the link.