Sunday, April 30, 2006

Hookers and Congressman: This Could Get Good

JUST WHEN I was beginning to think that the run-of-the-mill Congressional scandals were getting a bit boring, my man Duke Cunningham (the CA Republican who resigned amid financial scandals several months ago) comes roaring to the rescue. This from the Wall Street Journal:

Federal prosecutors are investigating whether two contractors implicated in the bribery of former Rep. Randall “Duke” Cunningham supplied him with prostitutes and free use of a limousine and hotel suites, pursuing evidence that could broaden their long-running inquiry.

Besides scrutinizing the prostitution scheme for evidence that might implicate contractor Brent Wilkes, investigators are focusing on whether any other members of Congress, or their staffs, may also have used the same free services, though it isn’t clear whether investigators have turned up anything to implicate others. [JIB emphasis]

If this doesn't get you interested in Congress again, nothing will. Oh man, this could get good. The Journal story also reports that the FBI is interviewing women from various DC escort services and looking into the possibility that some of Cunningham's infamous parties took place at THE WATERGATE! You can't make this stuff up! If this turns into a Watergate II scandal, Deep Throat will have an entirely different meaning.

WSJ has the full details. Just Inside the Beltway will --shall we say -- stay on top of the story. Check back from time to time.


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