The Senate ethics committee has released its report into former Senator John Ensign's affair with his married staffer, followed by his parents' giving $96,000 to the married staffer's family, followed by Senator Ensign's surprise resignation announced late last month.
The ethics committee has referred the case to the Department of Justice, saying it found evidence that Mr. Ensign had conspired to violate the revolving-door law for congressional staffers, lied to the Federal Election Commission, violated campaign finance laws and obstructed the committee's inquiry.
The documents, all PDFs, are below. Executive producer Bill Wolff points out the detail about how the married staffer, Cynthia Hampton, had been great friends starting back in high school. That's on page seven of the big report (page 14 on the PDF counter).
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