Sen. Ensign: My affair wasn’t ‘legally wrong’

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    FERNLEY, Nev. - Sen. John Ensign told The Associated Press on Wednesday that his affair with a friend's wife was different from former President Bill Clinton's relationship with a White House intern because he didn't lie about it under oath.

    "I haven't done anything legally wrong," the Nevada Republican said.

    "President Clinton stood right before the American people and he lied to the American people," Ensign said. "You remember that famous day he lied to the American people, plus the fact I thought he suborned perjury. That's why I voted for the articles of impeachment."

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    Ensign's attorney has also said that Ensign's parents paid the woman and her family $96,000 after learning about the affair.

    'The truth must come out'
    Ensign once called on President Bill Clinton to resign after his affair with White House intern Monica Lewinsky erupted in 1998, declaring: "The truth must come out."

    Sen. Ensign: My affair wasn’t ‘legally wrong’ - Capitol Hill- msnbc.com
     
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    I wonder what he would have said early on if asked about it under oath.
     
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    remember what your mother said a lie is a lie.
     
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    True...but unless under oath it's not illegal.... ;)
     
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    morals son remember morals
     
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    Mommy and daddy paid the extortion fee.

    Yes, the good senator has much to be proud of.
     
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    He's another great member of "The Family" that lives on C-Street.

    Look them up, a very nice bunch.
     
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    What the hell? No wonder the Republican party has been losing elections. Doesn't anyone have character anymore?
     
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    You know the answer to that.
     
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    Thing is didnt the Republicans claim to be morally above Democrates for the last couple of elections. This doesnt sound very moral at all.
     

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