Judd Gregg's Former Guy Did Lobbyist Thing Abramoff Money Sports Fart OBAMA IS A FAILURE
WASHINGTON — An ex-aide to Commerce Secretary nominee Judd Gregg is under investigation for allegedly taking baseball and hockey tickets from a lobbyist in exchange for legislative favors.
Jack Abramoff, explicitly! Oh well, sucks to be that former aide of four years ago.
The revelation comes at a particularly bad time for President Barack Obama's administration, a day after he had to defend his selection process because two high-profile nominees withdrew due to tax problems.
It also points to the challenges confronting a president who promised to end Washington's insider dealings but who has hired mostly Washington insiders.
The senator said in a statement he was unaware of the investigation until he was contacted by the Justice Department.
"Prior to this, I was not aware of any improper acts by the former staffer in question. He left my office more than four years ago due to issues completely unrelated to those brought to light by this investigation," Gregg said.
Gregg said he had received written notice that he is neither a subject nor a target of the investigation, and he added his office "welcomes the opportunity to be helpful."
Well. Maybe we should spend more time discussing how this ruins Obama's entire administration, somehow. Shall we?