Oliver Willis

Special Counsel To Investigate John Ensign Affair With Aide

It’s the culture of corruption, yet again.

The Senate Ethics Committee has appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation of Sen. John Ensign’s affair with a political aide.

The announcement Tuesday is a dramatic turn in the investigation of the Nevada Republican — which has been underway for more than six months – suggesting the probe will run deep into the 2012 election season.