Democrat Rep. McDermott to Pay $700K for Illegal Phone Leak

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Democrat Rep. McDermott to Pay $700K for Illegal Phone Leak

Rep. Jim McDermott had no right to disclose the contents of an illegally taped telephone call involving House Republican leaders a decade ago, a federal appeals court ruled Tuesday.

In a 5-4 opinion, the U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia ruled that McDermott, a Washington Democrat, should not have given reporters access to the taped telephone call.

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Democrat Rep. McDermott to Pay $700K for Illegal Phone Leak

[quote]Boehner called the court's ruling encouraging, and noted that the court agreed with a bipartisan report of the House ethics committee in December.

"As I've said many times: when you break the law in pursuit of a political opponent, you've gone too far," Boehner said in a statement. "Members of Congress have a responsibility not only to obey the laws of our country and the rules of our institution, but also to defend the integrity... [/quote]

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Democrat Rep. McDermott to Pay $700K for Illegal Phone Leak

The amount seems about right. :D

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Democrat Rep. McDermott to Pay $700K for Illegal Phone Leak

That's what he should've been paid when it happened. How about 10 years of interest on that?

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