Back to City Hall, where Carcetti is in a meeting with Council President Nerese Campbell and some suit who turns out to be the local U.S. Attorney. Carcetti and Campbell are hoping that the Feds could maybe step in and help them keep the murder rate down with some of those delightful draconian sentences for weapons violations; sadly, the U.S. Attorney is not particularly interested in being helpful, noting that his priorities are counter-terrorism and political corruption. And you're doing a bang-up on job on both, I might add, sir. But the U.S. Attorney is willing to make a deal -- 12 FBI agents dispatched to help work the bodies-found-in-vacant-homes case if the state's attorney's office would hand its pending corruption case against Clay Davis over to the federal government. Carcetti's reaction? Sheeeeeee-it.. Or more accurately, he angrily accuses the U.S. Attorney of putting his desire to convict a Democrat ahead of fighting crime in the city. The U.S. Attorney has a different take: "To protect that legislator," he says, getting up to take his leave, "who happens to be one of the most corrupt extortion artists in the state, you'll burn every last bridge." Carcetti defers to State's Attorney Bond on this one, but surmises that Bond "told your Republican ass to go fuck itself. Well, let me double down on that." Yeah, get out of here, you, with your slivers of your hope and your lifeline potentially allowing us to drag Baltimore out of the mess it finds itself in! Norman wanders in just as the U.S. Attorney is heading out -- "That go well?" he asks, with only a hint of sarcasm in his voice. Carcetti is still fuming: "You know why he wants the Clay Davis investigation so bad? So he can stomp all over the Democratic Party and help give his asshole Republican golf buddy another four years in the governor's mansion." That will look great on the Carcetti For Governor literature, by the way -- Putting the Interests of the Democratic Party Ahead of Yours Since 2006. Vote Carcetti. Let His Petty Snits Work For You. Campbell posits that maybe Bond wants to keep the case local so that he can one day run for mayor; Carcetti counters that if the Feds get Davis and flip him, maybe he starts ratting out former Royce supporters...including, but not limited to, Madame President. "Don't you worry about me," Campbell sniffs. "You, on the other hand, just slammed the door on the Feds. And we need all the help we can get." Carcetti shrugs: "That's on them." Carcetti for Governor: Because Your Poor Quality of Life Is Some Other Guy's Fault.
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