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Looking for a New Political Scandal Involving an FBI Probe? Here We Go

Sen. John Ensign

Sen. John Ensign

By Allan Lengel
ticklethewire.com

WASHINGTON — With the ex-Sen. Ted Stevens and ex-Rep. William Jefferson cases over, Washington needs a new political scandal involving the FBI. So here we go.

Politico is reporting that FBI agents have started interviewing folks connected with Sen. John Ensign (R-Nevada) who was involved in a sex scandal. The publication says agents have talked to the senator’s  former aides in Washington and Nevada.

Politico, attributing information to sources, said that the FBI had begun a preliminary review and had yet to launch a full scale probe.

A controversy erupted last summer after Ensign revealed that he had an extramarital affair with former campaign aide Cynthia Hampton, who was married to his top Senate aide Doug Hampton.

Questions surfaced over Ensign’s failure to report a $96,000 gift from his parents as a severance payment to the Hamptons, Politico reported.

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