It’s been six months since the last congressional corruption scandal (ahem, Senator Stevens?). So for those who might have be thinking the Abramoff era was coming to an end, today’s statement out of the National Republican Congressional Committee should perk you up. From NRCC Chairman Tom Cole:
”As part of our ongoing efforts to institute and strengthen financial controls at the National Republican Congressional Committee, we learned earlier this week of irregularities in our financial audit process. Since these irregularities may include fraud, we have notified appropriate law enforcement authorities. We are aggressively and thoroughly investigating the matter and, while we determine the details, have terminated our relationship with a former employee who had been engaged as an outside vendor.”
I’m waiting to hear back from their communications director, the only person “authorized to address the situation,” but whatever it is, it can’t be good.