Sen. Tom Coburn (above) was admonished today by the Senate Ethics Committee for having improper contact with an aide to former Sen. John Ensign.
The committee concluded that Bernhardt began setting up meetings between Hampton and DeMint “within days” of Hampton leaving the Senate. The committee said that although there was “troubling evidence of willful conduct,” it did not constitute a criminal violation.
At the same time, the committee also released updated guidance regarding the post-employment contact ban.
Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Ariz., takes a selfie with his cut-out head during the Hoops for Youth 16th annual charity basketball game held at George Washington University's Smith Center, September 8, 2014. The members of Congress team beat the lobbyist team 46-40. Buy photo here.