Ensign Investigation referred to Attorney-General

Ensign
Former Senator John Ensign and Cindy Hampton

Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington released documents of the comprehensive in-depth investigation by the United States Senate Select Committee on Ethics of former Republican Senator John Ensign today. The release includes:

· Special Counsel’s Report of the Preliminary Inquiry;

· Referral Letter to the Department of Justice and

· Referral Letter to the Federal Election Committee.

The Report of the Preliminary Inquiry

Summary of the Special Counsel’s findings:

· There Is Substantial Credible Evidence That Senator Ensign Conspired to Violate and Aided and Abetted Mr. Hampton’s Violations of The Post Employment Contract Bam. 18 U.S.C. §207.

· There Is Substantial Credible Evidence That Senator Ensign and His Parents Made False or Misleading Statements to the Federal Election Commission Regarding the $96,000 Payment to the Hamptons.

· There Is Substantial Credible Evidence That a Portion of the $96,000 Payment Constituted an Unlawful and Unreported Campaign Contribution and Violated Federal Law and a Senate Rule Prohibiting Unofficial Office Accounts.

· There Is Substantial Credible Evidence That Senator Ensign Permitted Spoliation of Documents and Engaged in Potential Obstruction of Justice Violations

· There Is Substantial Credible Evidence That Senator Ensign Discriminated on the Basis of Sex and Engaged in Improper Conduct Reflecting Upon the Senate by Terminating the Hamptons’ Employment Because of the Affair

· There Is Substantial Credible Evidence That Senator Ensign Violated His Own Senate Office Policies

The report has been referred to the Federal Election Committee and United States Attorney-General for possible prosecution.

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  4. Ensign: In a new bind re Hampton affair
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About Featheriver

Born and raised in Oklahoma. Improved in California. Out to pasture in Nevada. Born in 1933, Korean War Vet in USAF. Occupation: Criminal Law and Torts. Retired California Lawyer. Now live in Pahrump, Nye County, Nevada.
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