“Quite frankly, I’ll be up front: I think politics is a pretty dirty place right now. I have not been subpoenaed,” Rosenberger told the Dayton Daily News in an exclusive interview. “And as far as I know I have not been told I’m under investigation.”
Will step down on May 1.
April 9: More details emerged on what the FBI may be looking into. Sources familiar with the FBI investigation say the bureau is looking into a four-day trip Rosenberger took to London in August. Also on the trip were representatives from the payday lending industry, which has been working to stall or water down a bill regulating the industry.
April 10: Rosenberger announces he is stepping down as speaker on May 1.
“First and foremost, I believe that all of my actions as Speaker have been both ethical and lawful. However, I understand that the nature of this inquiry has the potential to be very demanding and intensive, and could take months or even years to resolve,” Rosenberger said in a written statement.
Rep. Kirk Schuring of Canton will take over the speaker’s duties.
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