Update 10:06 a.m.: California state Sen. Ron Calderon (D-Montebello), who is facing federal corruption charges, sent out a series of tweets from his personal Twitter account addressing his case Thursday night, including one aimed at California Attorney General Kamala Harris, CBS Sacramento reported.
State Senator Ron Calderon's communications director, Mario Beltran, confirmed to KPCC that Calderon personally sent the series of tweets. Beltran added that he did not know why. KPCC has requested a comment from Calderon and will update this story when we get a response.
Calderon, who was suspended from the California senate, faces federal charges of public corruption, including bribery and money laundering. It's unclear why Calderon tweeted California's top law enforcement officer, since he faces charges in a federal case.
One of Thursday’s tweets — which were the first from Calderon's account since the federal charges were handed up — included a scan of an online column by Edward Loya Jr., a former attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice, according to CBS Sacramento. (The document and tweet are embedded below.)
Loya's column argues that there are weaknesses in the prosecution’s case against Calderon.
The message to Harris was deleted some time after 11 p.m., but a tweet remains with the scanned document (below). (Calderon's account had 107 followers as of Friday morning.)