The state Senate Investigations Committee just announced they’ll have their second public hearing on Thursday, September 6 in Albany.
And scheduled to appear there is the Inspector General herself, Kristine Hamann, who has come under fire for not producing a report of her investigation into Eliot Spitzer’s office, nor announcing she had a conflict of interest when the person she reports to, Rich Baum, became a subject of her inquiry.
The first hearing was a quite a show, with Republicans grilling witnesses and Democrats denouncing the entire proceeding as a partisan show-trial.
I called Hamann’s office just now to confirm her attendance.
In her only interview about the subject, Hamann defending herself to the New York Times [archived] by saying that there’s always a conflict of interest.
Does anyone know of any useful precedent from how other states have handled this sort of thing?