Why "Peter Williams"?

Monday, February 4, 2013
Yesterday, we asked "Who is 'Peter Williams'?" -- referring to the unknown tipster responsible for a number of unsubstantiated allegations against U.S. Senator Bob Menendez (D-NJ).

We posed the concern:

Do we live in an irresponsible new world, where faceless, nameless, anonymous sources can drive mainstream media coverage?

Today, some news organizations -- after hitting a dead-end on these tips -- are finally recognizing that these allegations appear to stem from a political trickster.

Yet, all of these investigative journalists, have missed an obvious clue regarding the political motivations of "Mr. Williams."

Why the pseudonym "Peter Williams"?

Pete Williams, aka Harrison A. Williams, was a former U.S. Senator from New Jersey, who resigned from office in 1982, pursuant to the infamous Abscam scandal.

Looks like they mystery tipster, "Peter Williams," is someone with a keen knowledge of New Jersey politics.

And with a clear political objective in mind.