U.S. Attorney David Fein participated in a press conference today at the State Capitol, but he left before anyone could ask questions about federal investigations into the congressional campaign of House Speaker Christopher G. Donovan or the consulting activities of former Gov. John G. Rowland.

The topic was a first-day-of-summer focus by Gov. Dannel P. Malloy, mayors, legislators and police on combating urban gun violence.

As he hurried from the press conference, where he took no questions, Fein said his office’s “number two priority after national security is reducing violent crime.”

Public corruption as a priority also is “extremely high.”

“It’s not a new focus. It’s a strong, existing focus,” he said.

Asked how many corruption investigation are under way, he smiled and said, “Thanks.”

Malloy Fein

Governor and US attorney: The subject was not corruption.

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Mark PazniokasCapitol Bureau Chief

Mark is the Capitol Bureau Chief and a co-founder of CT Mirror. He is a frequent contributor to WNPR, a former state politics writer for The Hartford Courant and Journal Inquirer, and contributor for The New York Times.

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