You may recall when The Bull Elephant reported back in May about a bizarre hit piece run by a former reporter for the Virginia Pilot on RPV Executive Director Shaun Kenney. What made the piece odd was that it seemed to have had most of the guts of the article removed, leaving a shell of only hints and innuendos of wrongdoing relating to properties Kenney purchased in his home county of Fluvanna while he was serving on that county’s Board of Supervisors. The facts reported in the article didn’t suggest Kenney had done anything wrong, though the whole tone and style did.
As we wrote at the time:
I donâ€™t claim to have the full story, and perhaps more facts will emerge that actually merit the â€œcontroversyâ€ and â€œscandalâ€ designation Walker has assigned here. But the facts for now suggest thereâ€™s nothing to this. I suspect thatâ€™s the reason Walker never actually suggests Kenney committed any improper official acts, and instead just implies it vaguely. I suspect itâ€™s the same reason his editors decided to bury his florid, feature-style prose on a Friday afternoon, in the online edition of their newspaper.
As it turns out, we were right. The Special Prosecutor assigned to investigate the case has finally cleared Kenney of all wrongdoing. See below for the official letter from James Fisher, the Fauquier Commonwealth’s Attorney appointed to handle the investigation.
All of this was a politically-motivated hit job on Shaun Kenney, involving Mr. Minor Eager and potentially others. There’s more to come on that; this story isn’t even close to over.