New report says McCain should have been expelled from Senate for Keating Five scandal

From Huff Post:

The New Republic published an explosive story Saturday evening detailing how John McCain, in all likelihood, leaked information to investigators of the Keating Five scandal that was designed to help his image at the expense of the other four Senators involved.

If the allegation is true — and TNR makes a healthy case as to its veracity — it would mean that McCain violated Senate rules and could have been expelled from that body.

“All five senators — including McCain — had testified under oath and under the U.S. penal code that the leaks did not come from their camps,” Sahil Mahtani reports. “The leaks were also prohibited by rules of the Senate Ethics Committee; according to the rules of the Senate, anyone caught leaking such information could face expulsion from the body.”


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