Federal investigators Wednesday interviewed the chief of staff for the Senate Republicans as part the investigation into the House Republicans’ former chief of staff.

“Two federal investigators met briefly with Senate Republican Caucus Chief of Staff Jack Shannon in the Legislative Office Building this morning as part of an inquiry first reported in the news last month when subpoenas were served on the House Republican Office, the House Republican Campaign Committee and the Office of Legislative Management,” said Brett Cody, a spokesman for the Senate GOP.

“Jack answered the investigators’ questions and was told he is not a focus of the inquiry,” Cody said. “No subpoenas have been served on the Senate Republican Caucus, or any entities related to the caucus. We will not be commenting further out of respect for the integrity of the investigation.”

George Gallo, the chief of staff to the House Republicans in the General Assembly, resigned last month as FBI agents questioned legislators and reviewed records relating to campaign mailings he oversaw as the caucus’ political strategist.

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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