Robert Bennett on Keating Five

Matt Lewis
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Posted: Oct 06, 2008 1:05 PM

Barack Obama is going after John McCain over the decades-old Keating Five scandal.  Here's the "documentary":



... But don't forget what that Democratic Counsel Robert Bennett had to say about John McCain's involvement.  From his book, "In The Ring, The Trials Of A Washington Lawyer," comes this quote:

"After reviewing my report, the committee voted on October 23, 1990, to hold a public adjudicatory fact-finding hearing in the matter as to all five senators. This was perhaps the first time the recommendation of a special counsel not to charge a senator was rejected. This was pure politics as the Democrats on the committee did not want to cut McCain loose so that only Democrats would remain in the proceedings. If Senator McCain was not going to be cut loose, in retaliation the Republicans were going to keep Senator Glenn in the proceedings. McCain was the victim of politics, and poor Glenn was held captive to the decision on McCain. So much for nonpartisanship."
 
-- Democratic Keating Investigation Counsel Robert Bennett