Schumer committee paying criminal defense lawyers

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Why is the the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee paying for legal fees for  Katie Barge and her deputy, Lauren Weiner, two ousted staffers being probed by federal authorities for illegally accessing the credit report of an up—and—coming Republican, as reported by the New York Post?

Does this mean the the Committee acknowledges the two were acting on behalf of the Committee? If the Comittee had nothing to do with their possibly felonius activity, then it should not pay for their lawyers.

Meanwhile, the New York Times, embarrassed that it was being mocked for its blackout of mention of the case, finally allowed the story to break into its print, 19 pages after the front page. But the Times made itself look ridiculous by running a lede focused on GOP attempts to make political capital, and by avoiding mention of hometown Senator Schumer until the last paragraph.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky

Thomas Lifson   10 07 05

Why is the the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee paying for legal fees for  Katie Barge and her deputy, Lauren Weiner, two ousted staffers being probed by federal authorities for illegally accessing the credit report of an up—and—coming Republican, as reported by the New York Post?

Does this mean the the Committee acknowledges the two were acting on behalf of the Committee? If the Comittee had nothing to do with their possibly felonius activity, then it should not pay for their lawyers.

Meanwhile, the New York Times, embarrassed that it was being mocked for its blackout of mention of the case, finally allowed the story to break into its print, 19 pages after the front page. But the Times made itself look ridiculous by running a lede focused on GOP attempts to make political capital, and by avoiding mention of hometown Senator Schumer until the last paragraph.

Hat tip: Ed Lasky

Thomas Lifson   10 07 05