By Josh Moon
Alabama Political Reporter
Gov. Robert Bentley announced Thursday morning that any attorney general’s office investigation into his possible misdeeds is now over.
The Governor didn’t use those exact words.
Instead, he said he was appointing AG Luther Strange to take over the US Senate seat vacated by new US Attorney General Jeff Sessions.
And one means the other. If not in reality, certainly in perception.
Thursday’s press conference, in which Strange and Bentley ducked questions about the investigation, with Strange again making the odd statement that he’s never said his office was investigating the Governor – a statement that’s the textbook definition of a non-denial denial – and Bentley citing the pre-Trump election timing of a letter from Strange that halted impeachment proceedings against the Governor.