Former Ensign Aide Indicted On Lobbying Ban Violation


The Justice Department just indicted Doug Hampton, a former aide to Sen. John Ensign, for lobbying Ensign’s office prior to the conclusion of the one year cooling off period after leaving his congressional position.

This guy is a modern day Job: His boss sleeps with his wife, then helps him circumvent lobbying laws to get clients because Ensign felt bad about cuckolding him, and then Ensign is let off the hook and he gets indicted.

Why the Justice Department won’t charge Ensign is beyond me. Ensign helped Hampton violate the lobbying statute with full knowledge that Hampton was not supposed to be in contact with Ensign’s office.