DESPITE PAYOFFS AND SEXCAPADES AND MAFIA TIES
PENTACOSTAL AND "PROMISE KEEPER" JOHN ENSIGN STILL POSTER BOY FOR AMERICA’S RIGHT
By Gordon Duff STAFF WRITER
Senator John ensign, one of the first to call for President Clintons resignation is, not only planning to stay in office but is, until Fox News tells us otherwise, a front runner for President of the United States in the next election.
Stepson of Mike Ensign, billionaire casino owner, who along with organized crime, managed to take over much of the nations gambling industry, Senator John Ensign hopes to weather charges of paying off the husband of his mistress with taxpayer money. Records show that the entire Hampton family began raking in money when the sex games started.
FOX NEWS STEPS UP FOR THE ENSIGN COVERUP
When the Hampton’s went to Fox News investigative journalist Megyn Kelly reporting Senator Ensign for having the entire family fired from their jobs at the exact same time Mrs. Hampton stopped servicing the Senator, a Pentacostal (read: Holy Roller) and Promise Keeper (read: religious cult based on promies of "marital fidelity") and his bizarre sexual demands, Fox News quickly took sides.
Warning the Senator of the "s%@# storm" on its way, they helped him build a cover story accusing the Hampton family of blackmail. Fox News helped put together the blackmail cover to shield Ensign from criminal charges and then denied having any received the Hampton letter at all. Their continuing position is that the Hamptons imagined the whole thing, including the Senator’s own very public admission of sexual wrongdoing. Curiouser and curiouser.
Were Senator Ensign, the "darling" of Fox News, a presidential hopeful and long time leader of anti-homosexual causes, just another hypocrite like anyone else pretending to be God’s chosen, the story would be just more government misconduct. Ensign is a hybrid like no other.
Few candidates have been able to combine looks, charm, religious extremism and a bushel of family mob connections to become the Senate’s leader on moral issues.
His fall from grace is, however, likely to have no effect on die hard conservatives and Christian groups that seem to love forgiving sin close to home as much as pointing fingers at groups that, though their behavior may be more moral, is less "Nascar" and "pro wrestling" oriented.
Ensigns position as one of the strongest advocates for the Clinton impeachment now has to withstand or use his criminal connections to derail ethics investigations that show significant payoffs tied to his sexual misconduct.
In some ways, it is refreshing, at least, to see a Republican who is not involved in a sex crime with a child or lewd homosexual acts.
You have to give Ensign credit. He, not only juggled running the country, judging his neighbor and keeping a family together but maintained a bizarre and yet vigorous illicit sex life and his hundreds of thousands in payoffs.
This kind of skill and competence is rare in a government official.
Though never having served his country in any capacity personally, Senator Ensign was good enough to serve the Republican Party as a member of the Veterans Affairs Committe during the heyday of VA scandal and underfinancing.
There are, thus far, no announced plans to name a speical prosecutor to investigate Mafia ties to the building of the Veterans Medical Center in Las Vegas. No direct connection to contractors or vendors tied to family casino operations has been yet looked into.
His contributions toward those efforts are unlikely to be forgotten by veterans. We wish him well.
Gordon Duff is a Marine combat veteran and regular contributor on political and social issues.
Gordon Duff posted articles on VT from 2008 to 2022. He is a Marine combat veteran of the Vietnam War. A disabled veteran, he worked on veterans and POW issues for decades.
Gordon is an accredited diplomat and is generally accepted as one of the top global intelligence specialists. He manages the world’s largest private intelligence organization and regularly consults with governments challenged by security issues.
Duff has traveled extensively, is published around the world, and is a regular guest on TV and radio in more than “several” countries. He is also a trained chef, wine enthusiast, avid motorcyclist, and gunsmith specializing in historical weapons and restoration. Business experience and interests are in energy and defense technology.