... pressured and intimidated staff members of the House Intelligence Committee to help steer more than $70 million in classified federal business to favored military contractors, according to a Congressional investigation made public on Tuesday.But you don't have to serve in Congress to have a knack for sleaze and corruption; nor must you be a Republican. Authorities arrested New York State Assemblyman Brian McLaughlin (D-Queens) yesterday and filed 43 criminal charges against him.
... The inquiry also found that despite numerous “red flags” about the propriety of a particular contract for work on a controversial Pentagon counterintelligence program, committee staff members for three years “continued to accept and support Mr. Cunningham’s growing requests for this project.”
My favorite? That McLaughlin allegedly stole $95,000 from Little League baseball teams to pay for housing costs.