Crook Politicians Under Investigation. Shocking.Friday, October 30, 2009
The Washington Post reveals that 30+ politicians are under ethics inquiry.
House ethics investigators have been scrutinizing the activities of more than 30 lawmakers and several aides in inquiries about issues including defense lobbying and corporate influence peddling, according to a confidential House ethics committee report prepared in July.
The report appears to have been inadvertently placed on a publicly accessible computer network, and it was provided to The Washington Post by a source not connected to the congressional investigations. The committee said Thursday night that the document was released by a low-level staffer.
Of course, having your own band of brothers scrutinize your corruption and lies is a bit like having your Mom judge you in a talent contest. As the story says, “Ethics committee investigations are not uncommon. Most result in private letters that either exonerate or reprimand a member.”