Congressional Bribery and a DC Sex Scandal

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"The bribery scandal that brought down Republican Rep. Randy "Duke" Cunningham may be linked to a sex scandal involving an operation that provided prostitutes, limos and hotel suites to Cunningham and other members of Congress," according to Scot J. Paltrow in the April 27, 2006, Wall Street Journal. [1][2] "Investigators are reportedly interviewing female escorts and others as part of a broad inquiry." [3]

Brian Unger, who "guest hosted" April 28, 2006, on Countdown, "led with the latest allegations in the Randy "Duke" Cunningham scandal" [that] 'The three key ingredients of any D.C. key political scandal are as follows, sex, money, and the Watergate apartment complex. ... I guess the lesson no one seems to be learning, if you're going to do something illicit in Washington, do it at, say, the Comfort Inn in Tyson's Corner.'" [4]


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Call for Inquiry

"Representative Nancy Pelosi of California, the House Democratic leader, called for a Congressional ethics investigation into accusations that former Representative Randy Cunningham had been provided prostitutes by a military contractor. A spokesman for Speaker J. Dennis Hastert said any decision on an inquiry should be left to the ethics committee. Mr. Cunningham, a California Republican, resigned last year after pleading guilty to bribery charges." --Sheryl Gay Stolberg, New York Times, May 2, 2006.

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