Schumer's office having trouble with the law
It seems that Sen. Schumer's office is having a little trouble complying with the law. According to this article, two of his senior staffers got caught running an illegal credit report on Lt. Gov. Michael Steele of Maryland, a rising African-American, and Republican, figure who is expected to run for the Senate.
Violation of that statute is a felony, and the two staffers were suspended, then resigned, and the US Attorney is investigating.
"One would think a potential felony by staffers for a top Democrat — a case being investigated by the U.S. attorney's office in D.C. as well as the FBI — would at least get a paragraph of coverage somewhere between the grocery coupons and the obituaries.
Can you imagine the media firestorm if staffers for, say, Frist, had used Barack Obama's Social Security number to fraudulently obtain his credit report looking for stuff to derail his Senate campaign? Frist would have been before a media firing squad faster than you can say Bill Bennett.
Here's the story in Newsday, noting that the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee is paying for the staffers' attorney.