Tennessee Attorney General takes Cade Cothren to court over subpoena issue

The Tennessee attorney general last week asked a local court to compel former political aide Cade Cothren to explain why he refused to obey subpoenas issued in a campaign finance probe earlier this year.

The court filing follows a Tennessee Registry of Election Finance investigation into Rep. Glen Casada, R-Franklin, and related political action committees, which the registry referred to Williamson County prosecutors in March.

Cothren, once Casada’s top aide before leaving state politics amid a racist and misogynistic texting scandal, was connected to the Faith Family Freedom Fund political action committee earlier this year after a former girlfriend dis she opened the PAC at his request.

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The registry issued two subpoenas for Cothren during the investigation for documents and testimony related to the PAC. Cynthia Sherwood, Cothren’s attorney, called the subpoenas an “abuse of process” and stated her client would invoke his 5th Amendment right against self-inclusion.

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