Is it a case of a state senator extorting an alarm company? or an attorney showboating for Alberto Gonzalez? Or a little of both? The trial of Iowa state senator Matt McCoy is expected to resume today after being postponed because of snow yesterday. The Feds say McCoyÃ¢â‚¬â€who was nabbed by a government informantÃ¢â‚¬â€extorted $2,000 from Reid Shultz, owner of alarm company Security Plus. This particular story doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t mention it, but Iowa Dems say the indictment is politically motivated. HereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s our October story with background. You see, this indictment was handed down in March, right around the time Alberto Gonzalez was engaged in a firing-fest, taking down U.S. attorneys who didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t indict enough Democrats in their states. Iowa Democrats say that this is a case of one Iowa U.S. Attorney Matthew Whitaker, a social conservative with his own political aspirationsÃ¢â‚¬â€showing his partisan toughness for Gonzalez to see. They say he used questionable methods to collect evidence. TheyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re standing behind McCoy in this case. McCoyÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s had trouble with conservative colleagues before. McCoy is an openly gay man who had his sexual orientation revealed by a Republican colleague in 2003.