The news is a buzz with word that former Senator John Edwards could face indictment today for funneling campaign cash to his mistress:
Criminal charges are expected to be filed Friday against two-time Democratic presidential candidate John Edwards, the result of an investigation into campaign cash allegedly funneled to the woman he had an out-of-wedlock child with.
According to The Associated Press, Edwards’s attorney, former White House counsel Gregory Craig, is headed to North Carolina on Friday and federal prosecutors are prepared to file charges. Plea deal discussions are ongoing.
This news has been brewing all week and if it wasn't for "weinergate", would have most likely been the top news story.
But what about the news of another political figure, having an affair and possibly violating federal campaign finance laws to cover it up? We're talking about the case of former Senator John Ensign, who just so happens to be a Republican.
Last month the Senate ethics committee concluded their 18 month investigation and determined that the DOJ should have not closed the case on Ensign and have referred their findings to the DOJ for prosecution. They also concluded that Ensign's activities should have lead to an expulsion from the Senate and called it one of the worst ethical violations in the history of the United States Senate.
However you would not know this by listening to the mainstream media. They hardly made mention of it, unlike that of the Edwards story, which took place long after Edwards was out of office.