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Gayle in MD
03-19-2010, 09:17 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">By BRODY MULLINS
Federal investigators looking into Sen. John Ensign (R., Nev.) have empaneled a grand jury, according to people familiar with the matter. One entity that has received a subpoena is the political operation for Senate Republicans, the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Mr. Ensign admitted publicly in June 2009 that he had an affair with the wife of former aide Doug Hampton, and federal investigators are looking into whether Mr. Ensign broke any laws in financially helping Mr. Hampton. But the disclosure of a grand jury likely will bring new political problems for Mr. Ensign, who was once viewed as a rising star in the GOP and was considering a run for the White House.

Rebecca Fisher, a spokeswoman for Mr. Ensign, said that the senator "is confident he has complied with all ethics rules and laws and will cooperate with any official inquiries." Mrs. Fisher declined to say whether Mr. Ensign had been asked to testify before the grand jury.

A lawyer for Mr. Hampton didn't return calls seeking comment.

The investigation comes as the Republican Party, trying to regain control of Congress in the 2010 elections, has been highlighting the ethical mishaps by congressional Democrats, including Rep. Charles Rangel of New York.

Sean Cairncross, the general counsel for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said it had "responded appropriately to questions concerning matters related to the 2008 election cycle timeframe."

The Senate ethics committee is also investigating whether Mr. Hampton, Mr. Ensign or any Senate aides violated chamber's "cooling off" period for lobbyists. Under Senate rules, former Senate aides cannot lobby their former colleagues for one year after leaving Capitol Hill.

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Hmmm, will anyone from the right be as interested in a current allegation, about the Republican political fund raising illegalities, under Ensign, and others? Of course, this case is not like Acorn, where a person misrepresented himself, was praised by Republicans for doing so, and edited his illegal film to skew facts and spread slander about the organization, taking the whole thing out of context?

No, I didn't think so...

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LWW
03-19-2010, 10:14 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> <div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">By BRODY MULLINS
Federal investigators looking into Sen. John Ensign (R., Nev.) have empaneled a grand jury, according to people familiar with the matter. One entity that has received a subpoena is the political operation for Senate Republicans, the National Republican Senatorial Committee.

Mr. Ensign admitted publicly in June 2009 that he had an affair with the wife of former aide Doug Hampton, and federal investigators are looking into whether Mr. Ensign broke any laws in financially helping Mr. Hampton. But the disclosure of a grand jury likely will bring new political problems for Mr. Ensign, who was once viewed as a rising star in the GOP and was considering a run for the White House.

Rebecca Fisher, a spokeswoman for Mr. Ensign, said that the senator "is confident he has complied with all ethics rules and laws and will cooperate with any official inquiries." Mrs. Fisher declined to say whether Mr. Ensign had been asked to testify before the grand jury.

A lawyer for Mr. Hampton didn't return calls seeking comment.

The investigation comes as the Republican Party, trying to regain control of Congress in the 2010 elections, has been highlighting the ethical mishaps by congressional Democrats, including Rep. Charles Rangel of New York.

Sean Cairncross, the general counsel for the National Republican Senatorial Committee, said it had "responded appropriately to questions concerning matters related to the 2008 election cycle timeframe."

The Senate ethics committee is also investigating whether Mr. Hampton, Mr. Ensign or any Senate aides violated chamber's "cooling off" period for lobbyists. Under Senate rules, former Senate aides cannot lobby their former colleagues for one year after leaving Capitol Hill.

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Hmmm, will anyone from the right be as interested in a current allegation, about the Republican political fund raising illegalities, under Ensign, and others? Of course, this case is not like Acorn, where a person misrepresented himself, was praised by Republicans for doing so, and edited his illegal film to skew facts and spread slander about the organization, taking the whole thing out of context?

No, I didn't think so...

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I would.

If he's guilty of anything he should go to jail.

John Edwards should receive the same fate.

Any leftists want to agree to that?

LWW

eg8r
03-19-2010, 11:44 AM
If he is guilty send him to jail? Why do you act like this would be anything different?

eg8r

pooltchr
03-19-2010, 12:16 PM
Passes are not given, regardless of which party someone belongs to.
Now, if we could only get the lefties to think like that!

Steve

Gayle in MD
03-19-2010, 12:45 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If he is guilty send him to jail? Why do you act like this would be anything different?

eg8r </div></div>

The difference is that regardless of what they do, they refuse to resing, while at the same time, they are screaming for resignations from Democratics, even when they impeach them for unimpeachable offenses...

Did Ensign resign?

Did Sanford resign?

Did Delay Resign?

Did Hastard resign?

Did Gingrich resign?

Did Rove, Libby, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Brenner, Ledeen?????

Republicans don't resignm and the only way to get rid of them is to throw them in jail, even when they admit they broke the trust of the American People....

Regardless, these subpoenas come at just the right time...these offenses are far more serious than anything ANY Democratic has done in the last eight years.

Republicans are going to look damn silly in the Fall, spouting all their family values BS, in the midst of a huge investigation into their laundering campaign money, to pay off mistresses...LMAO!
G.

pooltchr
03-19-2010, 12:55 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Gayle in MD</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body">If he is guilty send him to jail? Why do you act like this would be anything different?

eg8r </div></div>

The difference is that regardless of what they do, they refuse to resing, while at the same time, they are screaming for resignations from Democratics, even when they impeach them for unimpeachable offenses...

Did Ensign resign?

Did Sanford resign?

Did Delay Resign?

Did Hastard resign?

Did Gingrich resign?

Did Rove, Libby, Cheney, Wolfowitz, Brenner, Ledeen?????

Republicans don't resignm and the only way to get rid of them is to throw them in jail, even when they admit they broke the trust of the American People....

Regardless, these subpoenas come at just the right time...these offenses are far more serious than anything ANY Democratic has done in the last eight years.

Republicans are going to look damn silly in the Fall, spouting all their family values BS, in the midst of a huge investigation into their laundering campaign money, to pay off mistresses...LMAO!
G. </div></div>


From Rules for Radicals tactics:

4. "Make the enemy live up to its own book of rules. You can kill them with this, for they can no more obey their own rules than the Christian church can live up to Christianity."

You have learned well, Grasshopper!

Steve

LWW
03-19-2010, 01:04 PM
Although it is noble to resign when busted ... this is America and we are all supposed to be equal under the law.

BTW ... did Clinton resign? How about Frank? Or Hillary? Or Dodd? Or Teddy Kennedy? Berger? Daniel David Rostenkowski? Murtha? Gerry Eastman Studds? Harry Reid? Charlie Rangel?

LWW

Gayle in MD
03-19-2010, 01:35 PM
More:

<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">WASHINGTON A federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to a Republican campaign committee and companies in Nevada in a probe of Sen. John Ensign, who has been under scrutiny for his efforts to find lobbying work for the husband of his former mistress.

One subpoena went to the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which was formerly chaired by Ensign, a Nevada Republican, committee spokesman Brian Walsh said Thursday.

Sean Cairncross, general counsel for the group that is the campaign committee for Republican Senate candidates, said the committee has responded appropriately to questions concerning matters related to the time frame of the 2008 election campaign.

On Thursday, a Las Vegas television station reported that grand jury subpoenas in the Ensign probe went to six Las Vegas businesses that it did not name.

According to one subpoena obtained by KLAS-TV, a recipient was ordered to produce documents relating to, among others, Ensign; political consultant Michael Slanker, the former political director at the National Republican Senatorial Committee; and Slanker's wife, Lindsey, the committee's former finance director. They worked at the committee when Ensign ran it.

On his Web site, Slanker says his tenure at the committee included oversight and design of the political, communications and research departments. He oversaw and worked day-to-day with more than 20 targeted Senate campaigns.

The subpoena covers the period starting Jan. 1, 2008, and directs the recipient to testify March 31 in Washington, D.C., and to turn over documents. The station posted one subpoena on its Web site with the recipient's identity blacked out.

Ensign's affair and the legal problems it has engendered have derailed talk that he might make a run for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012 and forced him to resign his position as chairman of the Senate Republican Policy Committee.

Asked about the subpoenas, Ensign spokeswoman Rebecca Fisher said, "Sen. Ensign is confident he has complied with all ethics rules and laws and will cooperate with any official inquiries."

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eg8r
03-19-2010, 02:57 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The difference is that regardless of what they do, they refuse to resing, while at the same time, they are screaming for resignations from Democratics, even when they impeach them for unimpeachable offenses...
</div></div>Who was impeached for an unimpeachable offense?

eg8r

LWW
03-19-2010, 04:35 PM
It is impossible to be impeached for an unimpeachable offense.

LWW

Gayle in MD
03-20-2010, 12:43 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: eg8r</div><div class="ubbcode-body"><div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">The difference is that regardless of what they do, they refuse to resing, while at the same time, they are screaming for resignations from Democratics, even when they impeach them for unimpeachable offenses...
</div></div>Who was impeached for an unimpeachable offense?

eg8r </div></div>

Bill Clinton was impeached by Republicans, for an unimpeachable offense, "charges did not rise to the level of impeachment."

G.

eg8r
03-22-2010, 11:35 AM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Bill Clinton was impeached by Republicans, for an unimpeachable offense, "charges did not rise to the level of impeachment."</div></div>LOL, it looks like you have not read enough books on this subject. Is this because you wanted to give him a pass?

eg8r

Gayle in MD
03-22-2010, 02:11 PM
You deny what I wrote?

Typical...and How's yur WMD specialist, secretary doin'? /forums/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/crazy.gif