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Megan Kelly Approached for "help" on Ensign Affair
Las Vegas Sun ^

Posted on 06/19/2009 8:54:41 AM PDT by worst-case scenario

Doug Hampton, the supposed blackmailer of John Ensign, went to Megan Kelly of Fox News for help, the week before the story broke. "I love this country and considered it a great privilege to work in the US (sic) Senate. I am bringing this to you and Fox News to address this professionally and correctly. I could have sought the most liberal, Republican hating media to expose this story, but there are people’s lives at stake and justice is about proper process as well as outcome. Senator Ensign has no business serving in the US (sic) Senate anymore! I will send you and (sic) email as well as leave you and your staff messages in an attempt to meet you and your team as soon as possible. I live and work in Nevada but can be in New York within hours, I look forward to your help."

(Excerpt) Read more at lasvegassun.com ...


TOPICS: Government; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Nevada
KEYWORDS: 111th; affair; blackmail; doughampton; ensign; fox; foxnews; gopimplosion; hampton; johnensign; megankelly
This story just keeps getting more and more convoluted. Here comes a "CSI" triple-parter for sure.
1 posted on 06/19/2009 8:54:42 AM PDT by worst-case scenario
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To: worst-case scenario

Hmmm... sounds to me he needs to have it out with his wife first before involving Fox. It takes two to tango, and it seems his wife was a willing participant.


2 posted on 06/19/2009 8:58:54 AM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: worst-case scenario

“Senator Ensign has no business serving in the US (sic) Senate anymore”

Why, I’d guess over 90% of the existing senate has cheated on there wives.


3 posted on 06/19/2009 9:03:33 AM PDT by edcoil (Reality doesn't have to say much.)
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To: rintense

Did you read that letter Hampton wrote? Sounds like the guy was at his wit’s end. He’d already had it out with his wife, and with Ensign as well, several times. Once he says he even had a fight with Ensign at a meeting Ensign was having with Tom Coburn and some staffers.

If (and that’s a BIG “if”) what this guy is saying is true, Ensign has some real problems with using his office improperly.


4 posted on 06/19/2009 9:05:19 AM PDT by worst-case scenario (Striving to reach the light)
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To: worst-case scenario

This guy needs a lesson in grammar.


5 posted on 06/19/2009 9:05:24 AM PDT by GunRunner
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To: worst-case scenario

This guy is crazy, if this report is true. And he put this in writing, and he worked on the Hill?

The guy’s nuts.


6 posted on 06/19/2009 9:08:28 AM PDT by RexBeach
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To: edcoil

Never mind, a recent president cheated on his wife in the Oval Office, and stayed in office!


7 posted on 06/19/2009 9:08:58 AM PDT by Coldwater Creek ("When you strike one American, you strike us all" President George W. Bush)
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To: worst-case scenario
Rules.


8 posted on 06/19/2009 9:10:48 AM PDT by Bratch
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To: worst-case scenario

Just another American Made doormat, if you ask me.


9 posted on 06/19/2009 9:11:44 AM PDT by Glenn (Free Venezuela!)
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To: worst-case scenario

Ensign and his wife.


Hampton's wife.

10 posted on 06/19/2009 9:12:54 AM PDT by GunRunner
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To: GunRunner

Foolish man...


11 posted on 06/19/2009 9:14:37 AM PDT by listenhillary (90% of our problems could be resolved with a government 10% of the size it is now.)
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To: worst-case scenario

Boy, is this guy a ‘fine whiner’ and he sounds like he has some serious, long standing emotional problems.

Time for him to get a job, salvage what he can of his marriage, get some help and move along.

All the adults in this soap opera are in a bad situation, of their OWN making. Take responsibility, act like adults and move on.


12 posted on 06/19/2009 9:14:46 AM PDT by Tarheel (From the Old North State)
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To: rintense

This is a 2 part issue. The guy’s wife was screwwing the Senator just as much as the Senator was screwwing her. Hthe husband needs to deal with that part privately.

The 2nd part is someone in a position of authority was screwwing a subordinate employee. They were not equals other that they both shared the morals of ally cats. This is an ugly issue. Wife screws boss, husband finds out, boss has both employees fired, but continues to screw employee for a few months longer?


13 posted on 06/19/2009 9:15:47 AM PDT by zek157
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To: GunRunner

Is Ensign blind? His wife is hot.

Guilty of poor judgement all the way around.


14 posted on 06/19/2009 9:17:00 AM PDT by zek157
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To: zek157

bttt


15 posted on 06/19/2009 9:18:38 AM PDT by ConservativeMan55
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To: Tarheel

tarheel, guy’s wife screws the boss. How is it the fault of the husband? It sounds like he confronted Ensign with Sen Colburn to no avail? What more could he do? I would take it public too.


16 posted on 06/19/2009 9:19:01 AM PDT by zek157
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To: worst-case scenario
That whole state has gone nuts. Isn't the Guvnah involved on a similar problem?

As my mon always used to say - If boys keep their pants up and girls their skirts down, these things won't happen.

17 posted on 06/19/2009 9:23:26 AM PDT by llevrok (A feral conservative in my own land.)
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To: zek157

Oh there’s no doubt some shady stuff happened. But this is more of a tabloid issue than anything else.


18 posted on 06/19/2009 9:24:40 AM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: rintense

I agree with you. While I am somewhat sympathetic with this man, that sympathy is limited. Political work is by its very nature unstable. I can’t figure out why any couple who cares about the financial stability of their family would both work for the same political figure. Elections and events can cause immediate changes in employment. Did this man not know about the affair? If not, then he was probably the only one.

This letter sounds to me like it comes from an unstable person who bet and lost. I do understand his anger and he makes good points about the character of a man who is in a leadership position. But it also sounds like he’s trying to take everyone down; he includes Coburn too. This really does sound the beginning of blackmail to me.


19 posted on 06/19/2009 9:49:20 AM PDT by twigs
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To: twigs

Agreed. I also sense a lot of misplaced blame as well. If their relationship was troubled, and his wife ended up having an affair, then perhaps he should be asking what HE did wrong in the marriage. His wife should also be asking the same thing. I’m not saying Ensign is innocent, but this sounds more like a Danielle Steele novel than a political scandal.


20 posted on 06/19/2009 9:52:34 AM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: zek157

To the Senator:

Pleae keep your zipper in the upright and locked position!


21 posted on 06/19/2009 9:57:14 AM PDT by mono
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To: worst-case scenario

Sounds like poor Dougy Hampton is a little ticked off his blackmail attempt didn’t work. He didn’t get his money and got exposed by Ensign. Tough cookies Dougy.


22 posted on 06/19/2009 10:09:03 AM PDT by tonyome ("What we need is more Patton, less patent leather" - Michael Savage)
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To: rintense
It takes two to tango, and it seems his wife was a willing participant.

And your proof is?????

23 posted on 06/19/2009 10:17:28 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

Ah, that’s what an affair is. If it isn’t willing, its rape.


24 posted on 06/19/2009 10:19:45 AM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: zek157
The 2nd part is someone in a position of authority was screwwing a subordinate employee.

bingo, what is sick about on the part of the POS senator was he's been covering it up for a year and now has dreamed up the his wife and he were separated BS. What a piece of work.

25 posted on 06/19/2009 10:23:29 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: rintense

People have been known to use drugs on women, have they not!!


26 posted on 06/19/2009 10:24:51 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: org.whodat

And who has said she was drugged into this? or are you bringing in your own hypotheticals?


27 posted on 06/19/2009 10:28:17 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: org.whodat

and where is the proof THAT happened? Surely the cops would have been involved. Stop making things up.


28 posted on 06/19/2009 10:29:13 AM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: rintense

Ensign is a scumbag, but this guy’s story reeks to high heaven.


29 posted on 06/19/2009 10:31:56 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: worst-case scenario

FOX is says they never received the letter.

http://www.mediabistro.com/tvnewser/fnc/fox_news_denies_receiving_letter_regarding_ensign_affair_119435.asp#disqus_thread


30 posted on 06/19/2009 10:33:09 AM PDT by OJDIDIT2
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To: worst-case scenario

From what I understood the “affair” took place while Ensign and his wife were sepearated? If that is the truth and this guy’s wife had an affair with the guy what is the big deal other than they guy is upset? it takes two to tango and if she did this to you willingly then she shares the blame. If the Senator’s wife was told about it and they reconciled anyway then it really is none of our buisness, IMHO.


31 posted on 06/19/2009 10:43:35 AM PDT by chris_bdba
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We followed up with him, but he seemed evasive and not credible, thus we didn't pursue it."

this husband may be attempting to cover his butt against the purported attempt at blackmail charge. he strikes me as skeevy, if Fox found him evasive and not credible.

32 posted on 06/19/2009 10:45:49 AM PDT by xsmommy
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To: OJDIDIT2
FOX is says they never received the letter.

And the letter says that it's the only letter being sent SO, how does the LV Sun come up with a 'copy'? An aspiring bodice ripper novelist in the newsroom engaging in a little creative fiction, I wonder?

33 posted on 06/19/2009 10:48:55 AM PDT by elli1
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To: xsmommy
Read real slow the other poster said that the other person had to participate for it to happen. I said no you can always have drug and are liquor involved.

I did not say anybody did anything, except I do believe the separation thing is made up after the fact.

34 posted on 06/19/2009 11:30:23 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: rintense
Read both sides of the statement, I said there was more than one way. Does not mean it applies to this case. If I had meant that I would have said so.
35 posted on 06/19/2009 11:34:17 AM PDT by org.whodat
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To: rintense

But this is more of a tabloid issue than anything else.

BS this is a work issue and a public policy issue. A senator was screwwing his employee and the employee & spouse were fired. Ensign has shown that he is not fit to represent his state in Congress.


36 posted on 06/19/2009 11:52:36 AM PDT by zek157
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To: zek157

Where did I say Ensign was innocent? And let’s not forget this fool who wrote the letter was likely blackmailing him before this letter was even written. yes, what ensign did was incredibly wrong. But the idiot who is trying to get tabloid-like publicity from this is even more skeevy.


37 posted on 06/19/2009 1:37:18 PM PDT by rintense (Senior Marketing / IT / UX architect unemployed and looking for work. Freepmail me if you have leads)
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To: worst-case scenario

They were separated and he/she made a mistake. Everybody makes mistakes and it is really between him and his wife now. Anybody who has never made a mistake throw the first stone. So now it is public and between him and his wife to work through. The sad thing is it wrecked two families.

Pray for America


38 posted on 06/19/2009 5:12:49 PM PDT by bray (Hows that Hope and Chains goin?)
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