TIME: Ensign Ethics Charges Referred to Justice Department and FEC, Lurid Details Emerge
May 13th, 2011
01:25 PM ET
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TIME: Ensign Ethics Charges Referred to Justice Department and FEC, Lurid Details Emerge

(TIME) - The Senate Ethics Committee released a report Thursday afternoon alleging that former Sen. John Ensign broke federal laws in a cover-up of the extramarital affair that torpedoed his once-promising career.

The bipartisan committee, which released its findings after a 22-month investigation, voted unanimously to refer the matter to the Department of Justice and the Federal Election Commission. “We have reason to believe that Sen. Ensign violated laws within their jurisdiction,” Ethics Committee chair Barbara Boxer said in a statement on the Senate floor.


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soundoff (8 Responses)
  1. ConservaFASCISTS

    Ensign along with his parents should go to jail. Also, Sen. Coburn should be indicted for conspiracy to cover up a crime.

    May 13, 2011 01:35 pm at 1:35 pm |
  2. Rudy NYC

    Whatever happened to that Senator (Minnesota?) who was caught in the airport men's room?

    May 13, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  3. juliei4

    Sombody needs to take a look at that house in Washington that houses The Family, which is a group of elected officials that supposedly live together because of the religious zeal. Seems Ensign lived there as does Tom Coburn who tried to arrange the payoff with the Hamptons. What a creepy bunch of people that use religion for a cover. They ought to try more faith and less religion. How about this: What would Jesus do?

    May 13, 2011 01:55 pm at 1:55 pm |
  4. AK

    Wow! this guy is going to Jail! And i for one say... Go Riddance! LOL

    May 13, 2011 02:05 pm at 2:05 pm |
  5. vic , nashville ,tn

    Negotiator Sen. Tom Coburn still in the senate

    Really I don’t care others personal life but these senators preach us the social values what they don’t follow

    May 13, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  6. GI Joe

    If you want to see just how deep this thing goes, get your hands on a copy of the book "The Family". It even stretches to the continent of Africa, and usually implicates the most vocally religious people in our senate and congress. It's scarey, but unless it is stopped it will continue to take control of the highest possible positions in the world. It needs to end now.

    Coburn and all the others that are living or have lived at the C-Street "brothel" need very deep investigations into their activities too. Stop the religious hypocricy. The truth, in this case, will set us ALL free. We need to weed out these social control freaks in order to save our Constitution, Bill of Rights, Ten Commandments, and our Country.

    May 13, 2011 02:26 pm at 2:26 pm |
  7. Democrat Class Warfare - Destroying the economy, destroying the country

    Oh come on this ia all about sex and the Democrats should be OK with that considering the whole Barney Frank and Bill Clinton episodes. So some money changed hands...Heck Dems are paying for it all the time! So some some laws were broken... Heck Charlie Rangell broke more than you can shake a stick at and he's still in the House! Come on Democrats...at least be consistent hypocrites!

    May 13, 2011 02:27 pm at 2:27 pm |
  8. GI Joe

    Even the hiking governor of South Carolina was affiliated with C-Street. See? It connects in ways that may never be found out in our city, state, national, and international governments, and how they (republicans mostly) want to set up one world government controlled by them and their hypocritical beliefs. Check it out, unless you're too scared to learn the whole truth.

    May 13, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |