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Dem governor of Illinois fires truth-seeking museum director as hat-gate scandal grows

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Monday, October 7, 2019  |  Article  |  By Thomas Lifson - The American Thinker

Abraham Lincoln, Presidential Library and Museum (50) , Governor (44)

First published in the American Thinker on September 28, 2019:

Governor Jay Pritzker of Illinois, scion of the Hyatt Hotel fortune, is bungling the handling of a developing scandal in the state whose license plates proudly proclaim it the "Land of Lincoln."  Instead of going for transparency when embarrassing questions started to be raised about the authenticity of a hat owned by the Abraham Lincoln Presidential Library in Springfield, he fired the person raising questions, the museum's director.