Senators and prosecutors

May 27, 2011

Just as media reports came out that the Justice Department was preparing to charge former Democratic Senator John Edwards over allegations he illegally spent campaign contributions to hide his affair with Rielle Hunter, our special report on John Ensign by Murray Waas reveals that the Republican senator is also facing renewed scrutiny by federal prosecutors.

The report raises serious questions as to why the Justice Department closed its file on Ensign last December without first obtaining crucial emails later seen by the Senate. Attorneys close to the case say they could be presented as evidence of campaign finance law violations and obstruction of justice.

As with Edwards, it appears to have been the effort to cover up an extramarital affair rather than the affair itself that got Ensign in hot water.

Read more here in a PDF of the report.

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The investigations into Edwards and Ensign are small potatoes and a distraction from the major criminals on Wall Street who continue to party on the nation’s treasury. The justice department is busy swatting flies.

Posted by seattlesh | Report as abusive

There must be bigger targets elsewhere, like in all the major banks and hedge funds.

Posted by kolea | Report as abusive