What’s the next big Capitol Hill scandal? According to Lisa Hoffman of Scripps Howard News Service, it’ll be the illegal use of congressional staffers.
“The Justice Department apparently is investigating allegations that lawmakers illegally have used their staffs for campaign purposes or to handle such personal chores as cleaning legislators’ homes and fetching their dry-cleaning,” Mrs. Hoffman writes in her “Washington Calling” column.
She goes on to write that the investigation, which has been kept well-secret, could become as broad and deep as “Rubbergate,” where scores of lawmakers overdrew their House checking accounts in the early 1990s.
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