CREW Asks Feds to Look Into Senator John Ensign

I really haven’t said much about Sen. John Ensign. When I first heard about his latest “I’m sorry please forgive me” press conference, I really didn’t write about it that much. It seems like we’ve been down this road so many times before. As events unfolded in South Carolina and with Michael Jackson, Sen. Ensign seems to have been pushed to the back burner. Well, somebody turn the heat on the back burner back up to high. The pot that is John Ensign is now boiling over.

First, below is the Dear John letter that Sen. John Ensign sent to his lover Cindy (Cynthia) Hampton. This letter is almost as bad as Gov. Mark Sanford’s e-mails. Somebody pass me the Pepto-Bismol.

One of the shadier aspects of this whole affair has been the fact that Sen. Ensign has placed both Cindy Hampton and her husband, Doug Hampton, on his payroll. Doug has broken his silence and has been talking to the Las Vegas Sun. The Hampton’s son, Brandon, was paid by the National Republican Senatorial Committee, of which Sen. Ensign was the chairman. Then, today we learn that Ensign’s parents paid the Hamptons $96,000 back in April 2008 (the Hamptons took out a mortgage on their house for $1.2 million back in 2006. Outside of working for the Senator, what kind of work were these guys doing in order to be able to afford a $1.2 million home? Do you smell a fish?) CREW (Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington) has asked the Department of Justice to look into Sen. Ensign’s payments. They may be illegal.

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Errington C. Thompson, MD

Dr. Thompson is a surgeon, scholar, full-time sports fan and part-time political activist. He is active in a number of community projects and initiatives. Through medicine, he strives to improve the physical health of all he treats.


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