Thursday, July 9, 2009

Holy Roller, Senator John Ensign paid his mistress family 100K to keep quiet

Damn, I thought we were done with this story, but it just keeps getting seedier....

Sen. John Ensign's attorney acknowledged Thursday that the Nevada Republican's parents paid nearly $100,000 to the family of his mistress around the time she and her husband left his staff in April 2008.

Paul Coggins, Ensign's attorney, said in a statement that the senator gave Doug Hampton, Cindy Hampton and their two children gifts worth $96,000 and that "each gift was limited to $12,000."

"The payments were made as gifts, accepted as gifts and complied with tax rules governing gifts," Coggins said.

Coggins said that after Ensign told his parents about his affair with Cindy Hampton — who was an then a campaign aide — the senator's parents "decided to make the gifts out of concern for the well-being of longtime family friends during a difficult time.

"The gifts are consistent with a pattern of generosity by the Ensign family to the Hamptons and others."

Wow, 100K given to his mistress' family, since he "used her for his own pleasure". What a hypocritical nut job. Can we get rid of this man, too? He is as bad as Senator David "I love prostitutes" Vitter.

From Hardball....

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