John Ensign as ‘Tricky Dick’ in Watergate Two

“Buried under the pile of details that have emerged in the last 48 hours on the John Ensign investigation is one crucial over-arching development: The federal probe into the matter appears to have expanded, and shifted its focus in a way that could make it an even graver threat to the Nevada senator than before.”
— Zachary Roth, “John Ensign Page,” TPM Muckraker, March 2010.

“A federal grand jury has issued subpoenas to a Republican campaign committee and companies in Nevada in a probe of Sen. John Ensign, who has been under scrutiny for his efforts to find lobbying work for the husband of his former mistress.”
— Pete Yost and Ken Ritter, “Federal Grand Jury Subpoenas GOP Senatorial Committee, Companies in Sen. Ensign Probe,” AP, March 18, 2010.