Original Message  

From: Raman, Mythili
Sent: Thursday, December 02, 2010 10:00 AM
To: Smith, Jack; Hulser, Raymond
Subject:
I have our regular biweekly mtg with III today. Do you have an update on  interview timing?
I'm sitting here getting my mandatory discovery training from  but I should catch up with your later
today about the  issue (I have more specific info) mid my call with
Also, Lanny wanted me to pass along that he was a bit concerned about not having enough "texture" (in his
words) about the Ensign matter. He was obviously aware that you guys were going down the path of declining
any charges against Ensign, but didn't have all the reasons for that decision and didn't know about the
circumstances that led to Ensign's public statement yesterday. He of course understands that Ensign's statement
was not entirely predictable. And, he's directed me to tell you that this is really NOT a big deal, but simply that
he wants more "texture" as we go forward on these types of cases,
Will call you guys when I get out training.
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Subject:
Hulser, Raymond
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:14 PM
ensign
We'll pre-meet in the front office at 1:45 tomorrow, and head to the USA() from there.
From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  Tuesday, February 15, 2011 12:42 PM
To:  Raman, Mythili
Cc:  Brown, Mary Patrice; Smith, Jack
Subject:  Lanny's call to IM
Given that Senate Ethics is now going to immunize  and 111111we need to move as quickly as possible to get
Ensign's testimony and make our prosecutive decisions on.. and  I just spoke to Mary Pat, and she urged
that Lanny callMbefore his trip today.
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From:  HuIser, Raymond
Sent:  Tuesday, February 5 2011 12:43 PM
To:  Mayer, Deborah;
Cc:  Smith, Jack
Subject:  ensi n letter
Attachments:  letter to II1Mwpd
FYI - Here's the draft response I sent to OLA.
This puts us on a clock, so we've got to get the USA° off the dime. Hopefully Lanny will call today.
From:
 
Hulser, Raymond
Sent:
 
Wednesday, February 16 2011 5:23 PM
To:
 
Brown, Mary Patrice;
Subject:
 
RE: No 10 am mtg tomorrow
01(. Do you want to meet at a different time? Also, let me know if you and/or Lanny want a pre-meet before the Ensign
meeting, or if  and I should just meet you there.
From: Hulser, Raymond
To: Brown, Mary Patrice;
Sent: Wed Feb 16 17:22:33 2011
Subject: RE: No 10 am mtg tomorrow
Ok. Do you want to meet at a different time? Also, let me know if you and/or Lanny want a pre-meet before the Ensign
meeting, or if  and I should just meet you there.
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From:  
Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  
Wednesday, February 16, 2011 6:03 PM
To:  Smith, Jack
Subject:  RE:?
Must be what the FBI called the Ensign investigation.
 Original Message  
From: Smith, Jack
Sent: Wednesday, February 16,2011 6:02 PM
To: Hulser, Raymond
Subject:?
What is investigation stars and stripes?
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From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  Wednesday, February 23, 2011 10:37 AM
To:
Subject:  Ensign
Can you please be sure to let  and the USAO know about Ensign's position? Thanks.
From:
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Subject:
Hulser, Raymond
Wednesday. February 16, 2011 6:14 PM
I'll be meeting with her at 1:00 tomorrow, and then I'll send her your way.  and I need to head out for the Ensign
meeting by 1:30.
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Subject:
Attachments:
Hulser, Raymond
.07 PM
FW: Immunity notice from Senate Legal Counsel
doj notify ensign immunities Itr 021511.pdf
fyi
From:  (SMO) [mailtollillitausdoj.gov]
Sent: Tuesday, February 15 2011 12:06 PM
To:  (.3MD);  (SMO)
Cc: Smith, Jack; Hulser, Raymond; Raman, Mythili
Subject: FW: Immunity notice from Senate Legal Counsel
please log in and assign to CRM to prepare a response for OLA sig asap.
Ray and Jack, are you OK with the proposed immunity order described here? Will you all send us the draft response as
soon as you can; we assume that the 10 day clock is running. Thanks.
From:  (Legal) angjkoM11111111111
Sent: Tuesday,February 15, 2011 9:48 AM
To:  (SMO)
Subject: Immunity notice
Attached is the notice to the AG of the intent of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics to seek orders
immunizing testimony of two witnesses in its proceedings. Committee counsel have been in communication with Jack
Smith and Ray Hulser of the Public Integrity Section about this matter. It is the Committee's Intent to file its immunity
application papers under seal. Please let me know if anyone has any questions. Thanks.
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From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  Thursday, February 17, 2011 3:41 PM
To:  Smith, Jack
Subject:  ensign
Give me a call if you want the run down. We're looking good.
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From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  
Friday, February 18 2011 1:00 PM
To:  Smith, Jack;
Subject:  schedule
needs to talk with Jack and me for a few minutes. Let's talk about Ensign as soon as we're done with
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From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 6:01 PM
To:  Brown, Mary Patrice
Cc:  Smith, Jack
Subject:  ensign
FYI — I sent  a message updating  on the exchanges with the Senate today.
From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Hulser, Raymond
Monday, February 28, 2011 1:13 PM
Re:
I'm no expert on FOTS, but I would treat it the same as other sealed matters, like ex parte tax applications or attorney
subpoenas.
From: — MN
To: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Mon Feb 28 13:08:51 2011
Subject: RE:
Okay. Considering the presumptive sealing order, do you see any issue with our putting the matter into our FOTS
tracking system, as we would normally do?
From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 12:08 PM
To:
Subject: Re:
I would say immediate. Thanks,
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From:
To: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Mon Feb 28 12:05:47 2011
Subject: RE:
Is tomorrow okay as a due date for the DAAG's signature, or do you need us to treat it as an "immediate?"
From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 11:06 AM
To:
Subject: i eU
was the primary recipient of the post-employment contacts by I  
that violated
207, We are investigating whether  aided and abetted the 207.

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To: Hulser, F M1.117trin nons
Sent: Mon Feb 28 10:49:37 2011
Subject:

Can you give me a summary description of his role, in terms of the investigations?
Attorney
Policy and Statutory Enforcement Unit
Office of Enforcement Operations
Criminal Division
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From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  Tuesday, March 01, 2011 10;48 AM
To:  (SMO);  (SMO); Raman, Mythili; Smith, Jack
Cc:  Brown, Mary Patrice
Subject:  RE: Senate Ethics Request for Meeting
I think this meeting is unavoidable. Jack will be out next week. I will be out 3/7-3/8, but am available the rest of the
week.
From:  (SMO)  ov]
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 10:44 AM
To:  (SMO); Raman, Mythili; Smith, Jack; Hulser, Raymond
Cc: Brown, Mary Patrice
Subject: RE: Senate Ethics Request for Meeting
called last night— said that he wants a meeting with Lanny,  orEdesignee, at
DOJ so that the Committee can "explain why it should be permitted to proceed with the  deps before Dal makes a
decision about whether to indict them.  said that they want us to defer until the Committee wraps up because
otherwise they may never get to talk with  i.e. if we indict them first, neitherinorilwill then talk with the
Committee. II said that they've sensitive to the notion that they're trying to influence our law enforcement judgment
here, but they want proceed with a viable investigation of Ensign. It sounds like they're interested in working this out
short of a meeting with us if there's another way to do this. Ray, would it be useful for us to talk about this?
The earliest they can meet is next Monday, 3/7, 10 am or later..
From: Raman, Mythili (CRM)
Sent: Monday, February 28 2011 4:11 PM
To:  (SMO);  (SMO)
Cc: Brown, Mary Patrice (CRM)
Subject: FW: Senate Ethics Request for Meeting
— see below.
From: Smith, Jack
Sent: Monday, February 28, 2011 4:01 PM
To: Brown, Mary Patrice; Raman, Mythili
Cc: Hulser, Raymond
Subject: Senate Ethics Request for Meeting
Mary Pat + Mythili,
I just received a call from  from Senate Ethics giving me a courtesy notice thatiloffice intends to contact
Lanny through OLA to request a meeting next week to discuss their immunity requests for  and
=said it will be very similar to the meeting Ray and I already had with  and  but
possibly even "more direct." I am out of the office all next week but Ray is fully immersed in the relevant issues and
can represent PIN (along with  if he is done with trial, I thinkl.will still be on trial). I don't think this changes
any of our current plans or timetable, just wanted to give you the heads up.
Jack
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From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  Friday. March 04, 2011 8:55 AM
To:
Subject:  do you have the Ensign FEC opinion?
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From:
Sent:
To:
Subject:
Not today.
Hulser, Raymond
Friday, March 04, 2011 3:04 PM
Raman, Mythili; Brown, Mary Patrice
RE: Ethics Committee Ensign response
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From: Raman, Mythili
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 2:55 PM •
.To: Hulser, Raymond;. Brown, Mani Patrice
Subject: RE: Ethics Committee Ensign response
Ray  
When do you need comments? If not today, I'd like to take home over the weekend.
From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Friday, March 04, 2011 2:36 PM
To: Raman, Mythili; Brown, Mary Patrice
Subject: Ethics Committee Ensign response
Attached is our draft response to the Ethics Committee's rather unusual request for all of our investigative materials
from our ongoing investigation. The incoming is also attached.
I'd like to send it to  
electronically, but need your ok (or edits) before doing so. Thanks.
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Subject:
Attachments:
Hulser, Raymond
Monday. March 07, 2011 8:59 AM
(SMO)
• Senate EthicsCommittee
response letter march 7 2011.wpd; Incoming Feb 24.pdf
11111
— Attached is CRM's draft response to the Ethics Committee's letter asking for the Department to produce our
investigative materials regarding the Ensign investigation. The CRM Front Office has approved. I've attached the
incoming for your reference as well.
From:  (SMO) [mailto
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:45 PM
To: Raman, Mythili; Smith Jack. Hulser, Raymond
Cc:  (OLA);  (SMO)
Subject: FW: Senate Ethics Committee

ov]

please assign this to CRM to prepare a response for OLA Sig; we'll work with you all on this. Thanks..
From: NM (SMO)
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:52 PM
To:  (SMO)
Cc:  (SMO);.111.11.11 (OLA)
Subject: FIN: Senate Ethics Committee
please log this in. can say how it should be assigned,


From:  (Ethics) [mailto:
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:46 PM
To: Welch, Ron (SMO)
Subject: Senate Ethics Committee
ethics.senate.gov]
Dear Assistant Attorney General Weich:
Attached is a letter I forward to Jack Smith, Chief of the Public Integrity Section, earlier today.
Please let me know if there are any questions.
Thank you.
Select Committee on Ethics
United States Senate
220 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
(202)
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From:  
Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 2:09 PM
To:  
(USATXS)
Subject:  
Fw: Revised long outline
Attachments:  
ensign Jong_outline.wpd
From:1111111111111—
To: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Wed Mar 09 13:02:05 2011
Subject: Revised long outline
***********
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)  (office)
(202) 514-3003 (fax)
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From:  
Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  
Wednesday, March 09, 2011 4:28 PM
To:
Subject:
Any concern?
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From:  (Legal)
To: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Wed Mar 09 16:13:56 2011
Subject: Another one
Ray,
al .senate.clov>

We have another immunity order on the horizon for Ethics that I wanted to give you a heads-up on. The
Committee hasn't voted it yet, and I don't think it will give you any heartburn, but I wanted to run the name by you and
see if DOJ would be comfortable waiving the 10-day notice and deferral. The witness is
 Senator Ensign's
Also, on the earlier two, did DOJ ever file a formal application with the court to delay by 20 days or did you rest on
our representation that you were requesting deferral?
 
Thanks,
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Fw: Another one
From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  
arch 09, 2011 2:09 PM
To:  
MIIUSATXS)
Subject:  Fw: Revised long outline
Attachments:  ensigniong_outline.wpd
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To: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Wed Mar 09 13:02:05 2011
Subject: Revised long outline
***********
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)  (office)
(202) 514-3003 (fax)
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Subject:  Ensign
Start:  
Mon 3/15/2010 2:00 PM
End:  
Mon 3/15/2010 2:30 PM
Recurrence:  (none)
Organizer:  Hulser, Raymond
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From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  Tuesday, June 22, 2010 8:23 AM  '
To:  Smith, Jack
Subject:  schedule
I have to go to Main at 10:30 to get my picture taken. I may be a few minutes late for the 11:00 Ensign meeting.
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From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:
To:  
Tuesday,March 15, 2011 12:03 PM
(SMO)
Subject:  FW: Senate Ethics Committee
Attachments:  response letter march 7 2011.wpd; Incoming Feb 24.pdf
— any progress on this letter?
From: Hulser, Raymond
Se  arch 07, 2011 8:59 AM
To:  (SMO)
Subject: RE: Senate Ethics Committee
—Attached is CRM's draft response to the Ethics Committee's letter asking for the Department to produce our
investigative materials regarding the Ensign investigation. The CRM Front Office has approved. I've attached the
incoming for your reference as well.
From:  (SMO) [mailt
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 5:45 PM
To: Raman, Mythill; Smith Jack. Hulser, Raymond
Cc:  (OLA);  (SMO)
Subject: FW: Senate Ethics Committee
please assign this to CRM to prepare a response for OLA Sig; we'll work with you all on this. Thanks.
From: Weich, Ron (SMO)
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:52 PM
To:  (SMO)
Cc:  (SMO);  (OLA)
Subject: FW: Senate Ethics Committee
IIIIII please log this in. Oilcan say how it should be assigned.
From:  (Ethics) [mailto  ethics.senate. ov
Sent: Thursday, February 24, 2011 3:46 PM
To: Weich, Ron (SMO)
Subject: Senate Ethics Committee
Dear Assistant Attorney General Weich:
Attached is a letter I forward to Jack Smith, Chief of the Public Integrity Section, earlier today.
Please let me know if there are any questions.
Thank you.
Select Committee on Ethics
United States Senate
220 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510
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msnbc.com
From:  
Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  
Saturday, May 08, 2010 10:47 AM
To:
Subject:  
Fw: Google Alert - ensign and
Any thoughts on this?
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From: Google Alerts <googlealerts-noreply@google.com>
To: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Sat May 08 09:39:07 2010
Subject: Google Alert - ensign and hampton
Google News Alert for: ensign and hampton
Ensign under scrutiny on fundraising efforts
The Associated Press
Hampton left Ensign's staff after Ensign had an affair with his wife, Cynthia. Ensign helped Hampton land
work with the lobbying firm. ...
See all stories on this topic
Ensign Ethics Inquiry Spotted in Vegas
New York Times
Mr. Ensign admitted having an affair with Ms. Hampton, and his parents paid the Hampton family what many
critics have called hush money to keep the incident ...
Ensign ethics probe heats up
msnbc.com
John Ensign (R) hasn't gone away. This week, at least two attorneys for the ... Doug and
Cindy Hampton, the husband and wife who worked for Senator Ensign ...
What Happens In Vegas: Senate Investigators Interview Witnesses In ...
TPMMuckraker
At issue in both probes is whether Ensign, a Nevada Republican violated lobbying rules by trying to set Doug
Hampton up as a lobbyist after the affair ...
John Ensign Scandal: Federal Investigators On Candid Camera
Firedoglake
The attorney for Doug and Cindy Hampton, the former staffers for Ensign, one with whom he had an affair
and the other who he paid off and tried to get a job
Google Blogs Alert for: ensign and hampton
Ensign under scrutiny on fundraising efforts I The Daily Caller ...
Cindy Hampton was a campaign treasurer for two committees connected to Ensign. Doug Hampton served as
an administrative assistant on Ensign's Senate staff. Neither have worked for Ensign since May 2008. ...
The Daily Caller - Breaking News,... - http://dailycaller.com/
Google Web Alert for: ensign and hampton
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News Headlines - Ensign under scrutiny on fundraising efforts ...
Cindy Hampton
was a campaign treasurer for two committees connected to
Ensign. Doug Hampton served as
an administrative assistant on Ensign's Senate staff ...
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Senator John Ensign: Ethics committee in Nevada investigating ...
Ensign helped Hampton land work with the lobbying fain. Ensign
also is under criminal investigation by the
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Doug Hampton - Bing News
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From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  Wednesday,June 09, 2010 8:31 AM
To:
Subject:  
RE: Stipulation re Document Production with DOJ edits
M
— I don't love the way this reads. Can you please send me the letter request we proposed initially, and a copy of any
letter samples from our other cases that you used to draft that initial letter request? Thanks.
From:
Sent: Tuesday, June 08, 2010 4:58 PM
To: Smith, Jack; Hulser, Raymond
Cc:
 
(USADC);  (SMO)
Subject: Stipulation re Document Production with DOJ edits
Jack/Ray,
Attached is the proposed stipulation from Sen. Ensign's counsel with our edits. We will await your review.
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From: Raman, Mythili
Sent: Tuesday, April 06, 20108:34 AM
To: Hulser, Raymond; Axelrod, Matthew
Subject: worried about what looks like leaking
Columnist Examines Possible Criminal Charges Against Ensign.
In a column for the
Las Vecias Sun (4/4), Jon Ralston wrote, "In the federal penal code, it is known as 'structuring," and "it is a
word Sen. John Ensign should remember because it is very likely to be on any indictment with his name on it."
Citing "a reliable source familiar with the deliberations occurring inside the Justice Department," Ralston wrote
that the Justice Department "wants to make sure if it goes to the next step with Ensign, the charges stick."
Noting that structuring "is a broad term that refers to the crime of creating financial transactions to evade
reporting requirements," Ralston added, "That the feds are looking at structuring as a possible crime will not
surprise many old hands who have watched the sordid Ensign saga play out," and also noted that two 'former
federal prosecutors "in the past two weeks have said there is enough evidence to indict Ensign."
Mythili Raman
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff
Criminal Division
United States Department of Justice
(202)
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From:  Hulser, Raymond
Sent:  Friday, June 15, 2012 2:54 PM
To:
Subject:  Automatic reply: Ensign
I will be out of the Office June 11-15, If you need immediate assistance, please dial our main number at 202-111..
From:
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 3:17 PM
To:
Subject: concordance
I made a mistake exporting some documents in Concordance, and created two files in the concordance folder, both
called 2  
ensign.dcb, and the other .notes. could you please delete those files? Thanks.
***********
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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To:
Hulser, Raymond
Tuesday, March 08, 2011 12:46 PM
We've got to figure put where to use  and  now.  got Ensign, but I think  pretty open.
• From:
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 2:04 PM
To:
Cc:
Subject: RE: Concordance
From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
111.1.ust 20, 2010 4;12 PM
RE: Concordance
Ok, 9AM will work. Yes, the drive is in my office.
From:
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 3:38 PM
To:
Cc:
Subject: RE: Concordance
Hi,
Monday morning is fine, but would you be able to meet first thing (9 am) as III is catching a flight Monday.
Also, do you have the hard drive that the Ensign production was given to us on? It belongs to the FBI and we need to
send it back to them today.
Thanks,
Hi,
If we can meet Monday morning, that would be much better. I have a few projects that I need to complete this
afternoon. Say 11AM?
Thanks,
From:
Sent: Friday, August 20, 2010 1:37 PM
To:
Cc:
Subject: Concordance
Hi
Would you be available to meet withilland I this afternoon regarding the merits of having the database merged verses
unmerged and being able to sort and search the documents effectively? Please let us know.
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Thanks,
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From:
Sent:
To:
Cc:
Subject:
Hello,
Tuesday, August 24 2010 2:28 PM
Stars and Stripes
Per our conversation. I separated the documents not from Ensign and created a new database called "Not EN." I
concatenated it with "Stars and Stripes 3" and deleted the "NOT EN" records from that database. I also deleted the
contents of the "SHBW" field but have a backup of its contents stored on the server, just in case.
Let me know if you need anything else.
Thanks,
MEI CAC, Inc.
1400 New York Ave. NW, IIIIII
Washington, DC 20530
202-
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Cc:
Subject:
Sure
Monday. Auaust 30. 2010 3:10 PM
RE: Database -- SHBW field
From:
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 3:02 PM
To:
Cc:
Subject: RE: Database — SHBW field
could you postpone the 5:30 scheduled deletion until tomorrow afternoon? I've got a search running right now
that will take awhile to complete. Thanks.
From:
Sent: Monday,Auqust 30 2010 2:13 PM
To:
Cc:
Subject: RE: Database -- SHBW field
Ok, I'll plan on that.
Actually, I see the SHBW field in my view as well, so that's not necessary. I'll delete it again and if it's still there, I'll need
to contact Concordance for further troubleshooting.
From:
Sent: Monda , August 30, 2010 1:14 PM
To:
Cc:
Subject: RE: Database SHBW field
Yes, I think scheduling it at 5:30 this afternoon would be better, since we all plan on doing some searches today.
Can you spare 15 minutes to come upstairs to my office to see what's going on with this SHBW field issue? Thanks so
much.
From:
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 1:11 PM
To:
Cc:
Subject: RE: Database -- SHBW field
Hi
1
Yes, I did delete that SHBW field so I'm not sure why it's still appearing. I also noticed there were still a handful of "not
EN" documents in the EN database. I've marked those for deletion and I will need to repack the database to complete
the process for both items.
This requires everyone to exit the database. But I can schedule at maybe 5:30PM tonight to reduce the inconvenience?
Please let me know if that works.
From:
Sent: Monday, August 30, 2010 12:56 PM
To:
Cc:
Subject: Database -- SHBW field
Hope all is well, and thanks very much for separating out the databases into the Ensign and non-Ensign documents. I've
been doing some searches today, and I've noticed that the SHBW field is still there, and returning hits when I conduct
searches. Per our conversation from a couple weeks ago, were you planning on eliminating that field? Maybe you
already have, and I'm doing something wrong; if that's the case, please let me know what I might be doing incorrectly.
Thanks.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, NM., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)
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Subject:
Attachments:
Tuesday, October 19, 2010 3:33 PM
RE: concordance
delete.jpg
Please see attached. Just to double check, these are the files you want me to delete?
From:
Sent: Tuesday, October 19, 2010 3:17 PM
To:
Subject: concordance
I made a mistake exporting some documents in Concordance, and created two files in the concordance folder, both
called 2  
ensign.dcb, and the other .notes. could you please delete those files? Thanks.
***********
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202) 324-4734
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From:  
(USADC) [
Sent:  Thursday, June 09 2011 9:37 AM
To:  
(USADC)
@usdoj.govi
I have just provided the following to the DOJ-er serving as your courier:
* a 3" binder composed of correspondence and other submissions on behalf of Sen. Ensign — one item in
this binder (a May 11, 2011 letter/submission) has a small redaction
* a 1" binder containing the diary/journal of Sen. Ensign; and
* a 1" binder containing correspondence from the SSCE and/or Special Counsel to Sen. Ensign
=April 2011 transcript and exhibits
I am reviewing other materials this morning. Thank you!
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
555 4th Street NW - Room..
Washington, DC 20530
Telephone: 202
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To:
Cc:
Subject:
Thursda , November 04, 2010 5:38 PM
RE: Stars and Stripes production
When you say with the same folder, do you mean you want a new database or loaded to one of the existing databases?
If it's the latter, which database?
Thanks!
From:
Sent: Thursday, October 28, 2010 2:16 PM
To:
Cc:
Subject: Stars and Stripes production
will be sending you down an additional 4 CDs which comprise our last batch of documents from the Ensign
production. Could you please process these materials into a new Concordance database within the same Stars and
Stripes folder? Thanks very much.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)
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Sent:  Monday,March 28 2011 11:52 AM
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Hi
Yes, this is feasible. The total data set is around 100GB so a hard drive will be necessary. Would opposing like to provide
a drive or should we send one of yours, provided it can be returned to us?
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Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 11:37 AM
To:
Subject: Ensign database
Hope all's well. We will need to provide a copy of the Ensign database for discovery purposes within the week. Is there
a way that we can get a copy of the database on a disk(s) to provide to defense counsel? Thanks very much.
***********
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)  (office)
(202) 514-3003 (fax)
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RE: Ensign database
Yes. So there's 3 data bates called "Stars and Stripes" and then there's a "NOT EN" database. Should we include all 4
databases?
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Subject: RE: Ensign database
Very good. Let's use one of our hard drives and we'll have it returned. Do you all have a drive that we can use?
***********
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)  office)
(202) 514-3003 (fax)
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28 2011 11:52 AM
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Hi MI
Yes, this is feasible. The total data set is around 100GB so a hard drive will be necessary. Would opposing like to provide
a drive or should we send one of yours, provided it can be returned to us?
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Sent: Monday, March 28, 2011 11:37 AM
To:
Subject: Ensign database
Hope all's well. We will need to provide a copy of the Ensign database for discovery purposes within the week. Is there
away that we can get a‘copy of the database on a disk(s) to provide to defense counsel? Thanks very much.
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Can I come downstairs today to take a quick look at what you've got? Thanks.
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Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)  
(office)
(202)514-3003 (fax)
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Yes. So there's 3 data bates called "Stars and Stripes" and then there's a "NOT EN" database. Should we include all 4
databases?
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Very good. Let's use one of our hard drives and we'll have it returned. Do you all have a drive that we can use?
***********
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, DC, 20005
(202)  
(office)
(202) 514-3003 (fax)
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Hope all's well. We will need to provide a copy of the Ensign database for discovery purposes within the week. Is there
a way that we can get a copy of the database on a disk(s) to provide to defense counsel? Thanks very much.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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day, May 13 2011 9:43 AM
To:  
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Cc:  
(USADC)
Subject:
RE: Ensign Referral - urgent
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ME—I will haveall.. from the Ethics Committee get in touch with you directly. He will provide you with
redacted and unredacted sets of materials, clearly marked. tasked if we can have someone pick the materials up, so if
you can arrange a courier that would be great. Thanks.
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AUSA111111.111 is assigned to review the Ethics Committee materials.
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iday, May 13 2011 8:35 AM
To:  
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Subject:
RE: Ensign Referral - urgent
(CRM);
(USADC);
I anticipate that the Ethics Committee will have redacted materials available for us some time today. Are there
Assistants in the USAO that we can assign immediately to review the materials, along with the unredacted materials, to
insure that they are properly filtered?
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Re: Ensign Referral - urgent
FYI- I Just notified the rest of the team on this.
Special Agent
Federal Bureau ot Investigation
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Subject:
Gentlemen:
As previously noted, I hope to complete review of the report by COB tomorrow.
For now, I have two sets of documents and one set of transcripts that are ready for your review. The SSCE has
confirmed that all the documents were received prior to
 
immunized testimony on April 7, 8 and 14 2011 - with
the exception of two documents produced thereafter that have been removed from the production,
counsel did make a proffer to SSCE on March 11, 2011, but that was pursuant to a proffer letter that reserved derivative
use of the information, and no further information was communicated between the time of that proffer and
immunized testimony. I'm taking that box to
 
office now.
A not on these materials: the transcripts are excerpts, not complete transcripts. I understand that the SSCE will provide
complete transcripts subject to some standard/appropriate assurances as to their handling for confidentiality, etc.
purposes.
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Hulser, Raymond (CRM)
Sent: Wednesday,
 18, 2011 12:59 PM
To:  
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(USADC)
Subject:
RE: ensign referral
Given that plan, what is your estimated timing? I'd like to advise people over here.
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Will do, Thank you,
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Sent:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 1033 AM
To:  
(USADC);  
(USADC)
Subject:
RE: ensign referral
PIN's recommendation is that we screen only for
possible.
material, which will enable us to move as expeditiously as
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Wednesday, May 18 2011 10;10 AM
To: Hulser, Raymond;
 
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Subject:
RE: ensign referral
I appreciate the need to move with all deliberate speed. Please note that we received the materials at about 4pm
Monday and, unfortunately, I had some commitments this week that could not be changed.
Before providing an estimate, I need guidance from the litigation team on the following. The committee immunized the
following individuals, in addition to
for Senator Ensign
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Does the litigation team want the immunized testimony (and derivatives therefrom) of these others included in the
scope of redaction? Or should the scope include only
 
immunized testimony (and derivatives therefrom)? Or
other alternative? Please advise.
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Sent:
Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:31 AM
To:  
(USADC);  
(USADC)
Subject:
ensign referral
Please let me know your sense of the timing on clearing the material for review as soon as you can. Thanks.
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(USADC)
I just sent the following materials to D0J-Public Integrity with the messenger:
(1)
Unredacted copy of SSCE report and cover letter
(2)
Unredacted letter from Tab 36 of the binder of materials/correspondence from Sen. Ensign's attorneys (i.e.,
the more recent binders that I sent, not the original exhibit binders)
(3)
A CD-Rom with scanned versions of the documents from each third party
(4) An 8GB thumb drive that includes a variety of files, including all the MOls/Deposition transcripts (where
you'll want to look to read Lopez's testimony)
a.  
Please note that we should delete from this drive a document that reflects the work product of
SSCE —I promised them we would do so, since they inadvertently included it on this disc. The file
in question is a summary chart (in MS Word), about 20 pages long, listing in chronological order all
the key documents/events. (Who knows, in the future we may want to negotiate with them to get
to use their work product, but for now, I promised we'd delete it and we should do so.) The file is
located as follows (file names are approximate as I'm writing this after I sent you the thumb drive):
"Ensign docs to Dal/key document binder" and is called something like "contents." For what it's
worth, this file also includes their views of what the "key evidentiary documents" are —it appears to
be somewhat more than the document binder tabs that accompanied the hard copy report.
Good luck; let me know if you need anything else. If I have contact with SSCE, shall I assume I can tell them about this
development?
Assistant United States Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia
555 4th Street NW - Room
Washington, DC 20530
Telephone: 202
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Subject:  
Ensign
Jack & Ray,
Hope you guys are doing well. I mentioned toMyesterday that we've assigned another AUSA,
to help on the Ensign case. I will stay on the case also but, as we all anticipateciew duties are taking up
all of my time and make it impossible to really pull a laboring oar at this point.
 
is a great guy, very smart
and hard working, and think he'll make a valuable contribution. His office is right next to my new office so it
will be easy for me to keep up to speed! I will see if he's available to sit in on the IIIIII1=interview
tomorrow (along with the new FBI agent who I understand may be there), as I think that would be a great
introduction to the case. I can come over with
 
and make introductions tomorrow morning but can't
stay as I have a meeting with the USA tomorrow morning.
Thanks,

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smith. Jack
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Raman, Mythili; Brown, Mary
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RE: Ensign.
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Jack,
Thanks for the heads up on this. I agree on both points.
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Mon
day,December 06, 2010 11:29 AM
Cc:  
(USADC);a11111111. (CRM); 1111111=(CRM); Raman, Mythili (CRM); Brown, Mary Patrice
(CRM); Hulser, Raymond (CRM)
Subject:
Ensign!
I got a call from  
at Senate Ethics asking if we were ready to agree to them to immunizing
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them were not and that they should check back with us in early January which was fine with them. They also said at that
time they'd like to raise the issue of requesting information from our investigation (302s, etc) which I told them was still
premature at this stage.
Jack
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Subject:  
Re: Final Pros Memo
Thanks,  
I look forward to reading this. I think this should be considered a draft still.
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(USADC)
Cc:  
(USADC)
Subject:
Final Pros Memo
(USADC);
Jack, Ray,
 
and
Please find attached the prosecution memo related to the Ensign investigation. Happy holidays, and I look forward to
discussing our case in the new year.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)  
(office)
(202) 514-3003 (fax)
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Thursday, May 12, 2011 2:12 PM
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Hulser, Raymond
Subject:  
Out of Office AutoReply: Ensign Referral - urgent
I am
out of the office on May 12th and will be checking email periodically.
Thanks,
(SMO)
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Monday, June 21, 2010 11:03
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Subject:  
RE: Preservation letters
I agree that it is broad. No problem including search terms if you think that is best. We had assumed that we would
have a dialogue about narrowing with each member's office once the letters were served. We could simply delete
and Ensign (but not
 
) and figure that the other terms will capture everything of interest.
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Smith, Jack (CRM)
Sent:
Monday, June 21, 2010 1flRM
To:
Hulser, Raymond (CRM);
 
(USADC);
Cc:  
(CRM)
Subject:
RE: Preservation letters
Let's all discuss your plan for this at our meeting tomorrow before sending the letters out. Once we agree on scope and
strategy I will let our Front Office know the plan before they go out
From:
Hulser, Raymond
Sen •
Monday, June 21, 2010 10:55 AM
To:  
(USADC);
Cc: Smith, Jack
Subject:
RE: Preservation letters
I think we need to limit the requests more than this. Calling for one Senator to produce all of his records regarding
another Senator and his chiefs of staff for two and a half years is pretty broad. See what you can come up with, and we
can discuss at the meeting tomorrow.
(SMO)
I leave it to you and
 
to work out the logistics.
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Ray,
Here's the draft for
 
(do you want it addressed to Senator
 
I will be sending these to you
for someone to sign for
 
I was going to talk to
 
both about the fact that these are coming
we need to have an agent hand deliver or we can FedEx them. These will be going to Senators
and  
For some the search terms will be slightly different.
Thanks,
and
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Hulser, Raymond (CRM)
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Monday, June 21, 2010 10:37 AM
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Cc:
Smith, Jack (CRM)
Subject:
RE: Preservation letters
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Monday, June 21,
2010 10:11 AM
To:
(USADC);
Cc: Smith, Jack
Subject:
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What's th
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schedule for sending request letters
to
other Senators? We'll need to give a heads up to some folks.
Thanks.
(SMO)
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Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington (CREW) for his troubles, CREW Executive
Director Melanie Sloan released the following statement:
"Senator Ensign had an extended affair with a campaign staffer, who happened to be married to his
chief of staff Doug Hampton, fired them both, and had his parents pay them off without properly
reporting it to the Federal Election Commission. He then conspired to help Mr. Hampton to set up a
lobbying business to lobby his own office, in violation of federal law. So what exactly are the things
that Senator Ensign is being accused of that he did not do?"
"The case against Senator Ensign has nothing to do with the fact that he's a Republican, and
everything to do with the fact that he's corrupt. Much like CREW has called for Congressman Charles
Rangel to step down it's time for Senator Ensign to look in the mirror, stop blaming other people,
finally take responsibly for his actions, and resign."
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Senate ethics panel appoints special counsel to investigate Ensign
By Paul Kane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 1, 2011; 2:01 PM
The Senate Ethics Committee has appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation of Sen. John Ensign's
affair with a political aide.
The announcement Tuesday is a dramatic turn in the investigation of the Nevada Republican that has been
underway for more than six months, suggesting the probe will run deep into the 2012 election season.
In a bip1s statement, the committee announced the hiring of Carol Elder Bruce, a veteran white-collar
criminal defense lawyer at K&L Gates. It is the first time in two decades that the Senate ethics panel has
retained a special counsel to investigate a senator.
The committee is examining Ensign's affair with Cynthia Hampton, who was one of his wife's closest friends
and who worked for the political committees of the once rising star in the Republican Party. The case appears to
be focusing on Ensign's help in getting lobbying work for Hampton's husband, Doug Hampton, also a close
family friend and onetime aide to the senator. Both Hamptons had been dismissed in spring 2008 during a
period when federal law and Senate rules required Doug Hampton to refrain for one year from lobbying
Ensign's office.
Ensign, who admitted the affair in June 2009, has not released a statement and has denied any wrongdoing. In
December, after the Justice Department announced it would no longer pursue a criminal case against the
senator, Ensign signaled his intention to continue running for reelection in 2012.
"Senator Ensign looks forward to continuing his hard work on behalf of the people of Nevada," a spokeswoman
said at the time.
However, the ethics investigation is not focused specifically on whether the senator's actions were serious
enough to warrant a federal criminal trial but on issues connected to congressional rules governing what a
senator can do to help former senior aides in the lobbying field. In addition, the Ethics Committee can simply
declare that a senator engaged in "conduct unbecoming" of the institution, as the panel declared in its 1995
report recommending the expulsion, of then-Sen. Bob Packwood (R-Ore.) for sexual misconduct.
The Ensign investigation remains at the "preliminary inquiry" stage, which under Senate rules is similar to a
grand jury investigation. But the appointment of an outside legal team suggests the case could be more far-
reaching. If the preliminary inquiry uncovers "substantial credible evidence" that a serious rules breach has
occurred, the committee is required to open an "adjudicatory review" that would normally require the panel to
hire outside counsel to lead what amounts to a trial phase of the investigation. Public hearings could be held
during an adjudicatory review phase.
Other cases that involved the hiring of special counsel include the 1990 "Keating Five" investigation, in which
lawyer Robert Bennett led the public hearings of five senators and their assistance with prominent banker
Charles Keating in the savings-and-loan scandal. The 1990 investigation into then-Sen. David Durenberger's
personal finances was also led by Bennett. Those cases ended with then-Sen. Alan Cranston (D-Calif.) receiving
a "strong and severe reprimand" for his Keating Five role and with Durenberger (R-Minn.) being publicly
"denounced" by the full Senate for improperly collecting reimbursement fees from the Senate for personal
travels. The judgments ended the political careers of both senators, who retired instead of seeking reelection.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Ethics Committee, declined to say Tuesday whether the
investigation was about to move into a more serious phase and why the panel thought it needed to hire Bruce.
"The committee, on a bipartisan basis, decided this was an appropriate step," Boxer told reporters. "The
committee has done a lot of work, and at this stage, we think it's appropriate in order to expedite things, to move
it through. This is what we're doing and to have the expertise we need."
Bruce is a heavy hitter among D.C. lawyers, with deep experience conducting ethics investigations. In the 1990s
she was appointed independent counsel to investigate then-Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt for his agency's
decision to reject a request from an Indian tribe for a casino license. In the 1980s she served as deputy
independent counsel in the investigation of then-Attorney General Edwin Meese III's personal finances.
At the time his affair was disclosed, Ensign held the No. 4 GOP leadership post and was testing the waters for a
2012 presidential bid by traveling to Iowa, the earliest state to hold a caucus. Now, he is a remote figure inside
the Republican Conference, with most of his onetime allies wishing he would announce his retirement rather
than wage what many consider an uphill fight for reelection.
Ensign, whose father, Mike Ensign, is a prominent Las Vegas casino executive, eventually admitted that his
parents gave the Hamptons and their children $96,000 in gift income soon after they were dismissed from the
senator's staff - the exact legal maximum they could donate without triggering tax laws.
Ensign then also helped Doug Hampton line up lobbying work with his top consultants and landed clients that
included top donors to Ensign's political committees. Hampton never registered as a federal lobbyist, despite
having meetings with administration officials and Ensign's office, during what should have been his one-year
cooling-off period.
In spring 2009, Doug Hampton sought more help from Ensign, who eventually accused Hampton of essentially
extorting him. Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Olda.), once a close Ensign friend and former roommate on Capitol Hill,
intervened and tried to negotiate a seven-figure settlement. Those talks broke down, and Doug Hampton began
contacting media outlets about the affair, prompting Ensign to fly home to Las Vegas in June 2009 to address
the issue.
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Breaking News: Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) to resign
Breaking News Alert: Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) to resign
April 21, 2011 6:40:04 PM
Embattled Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) will resign from office "soon" according to two senior Republican
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FW: Concordance Tutorial - 10 am Tuesday
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It seems from what E(copied) is experiencing in Concordance that they didn't set it up the same way you did —
specifically, she doesn't seem to have a hyperlink to the native files for the Ensign documents. Is there any way you
could help us/her through this issue with their IT folks? Did they plan to have a hyperlink like we do to pull up the native
files?
Thanks,
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Roll Call
reports today that Sen. John Ensign has registered his legal defense fund as a 527 political organization.
A 527 is tax-exempt, but Ensign must report contributions to the IRS.
As Roll Call notes, it's an unusual move:
Campaign finance experts called the decision unusual and possibly unprecedented, noting that Members of Congress do not
typically register legal expense accounts in such a dual fashion
"I guess he somehow considers the use of these legal fees, these contributions, to be political, and while they're related to
political charges, typically those defense funds are not set up as 527s," said Ken Gross, a campaign finance attorney at Skadden,
Arps, Slate, Meagher and Flom.
Ensign is being investigated by both the Senate ethics committee and the DOJ. He allegedly helped a former staffer find
lobbying work, in violation of the one-year lobbying ban, after having an affair with the staffer's wife.
Ensign has admitted to the affair, and to having his parents give $96,000 to the couple after they left his employ.
More TPMmuckraker Ensign coverage here.
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John Ensign has registered his legal defense fund as a 527 political organization. A 527 is tax-exempt, but Ensign
must report contributions to the IRS.
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Injuries Involving Spray Bottles on the Rise
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By Sandra Gordon Aug 2nd 2010 12:00PM Tamara Ensign knows firsthand how quickly an accident can happen with kids and
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Exotic snakes targeted by burglars
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FW: FBI case number
Our form to open this requires the DOJ case number as well; can you provide that?
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Case File for the Ensign Investigation is 58C-WF-241033. It's title as "United States Senator John E. Ensign, United
States Senate (State of Nevada);
 
Former Senatorial Staff Member; Corruption Federal Public
Officials —Legislative Branch'.
Looking forward to working with you, I was a Team Leader on the Ell case. It was the DC site where we needed to
obtain a second warrant due to the configuration of the office-space. I'm not on the WFO corruption squad downtown
though. I'm assigned to the federal corruption squad at the NVRA and was just helping out.
I have been assigned to work the Ensign case with
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Friday and I will open it here in the USA() today. I
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Attached is a copy of the finalized FD302 documenting the
 
interview.
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Friday and I will open it here in the USACI today. I need to
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Sorry.
But "Senator John Ensign says his announcement he's establishing a legal defense fund doesn't mean he's concerned
with the outcome of an ethics investigation. ..."
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Right now I am wide open on 2/1 and after 10:00 a.m. on 2/2.
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checked my schedule for week of 02/01 to schedule the DOT interviews. I know you are not available on 02/04 and
is not available on 02/05. Unfortunately, I'm not available on 02/03....1'm committed to do an 8 hour surveillance shift
for the squad on another matter.
I can do 02/01 or 02/02 that week if you guys are available. The following week, I'm also good on 02/09 through 02/12 at
this point.
After you coordinate with I. on possible dates, let me know. As we discussed, we will go to DOT to do these
interviews, which you will schedule through your POCat DOT's General Counsel's Office. At this point, I think we should
interview the following DOT folks:
IV
' a /First Priority (Re: 03/2009 Allegiant Meeting with DOT Secretary):
Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Govt. Affairs
Attorney Advisor
Governmental Affairs Liaison Specialist
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Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs
Deputy Assistant Secretary for Government Affairs
There are also two folks from FAAwho were reportedly in attendance at the 03/2009 meeting with Allegiant and the DOT
Secretary  
and  
. We would probably have to go through FAAGeneral Counsel at a later date
to arrange those in erviews if necessary. I may have a contact there, but would have to double-check. I executed a
search warrant at the FAAa few years ago and had many dealings with their General Counsel (if she is still there).
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Just to be clear, that includes looking at them to see if there is even any content contained on the disk, correct?
Also, I will be out of the office on Friday, Monday and Tuesday. So, after Thursday, I won't be able to get to them until
next Wednesday.
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Please hold off looking at the disks for any reason until 1113nd I have a chance to discuss further.
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Very helpful, thanks.
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Attached is an Investigative Timeline (a work in progress and not all inclusive) which our analyst has started. It will
continue to develop as the investigation continues.
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Cc:
Hello
I've been working on some of the financial information for the case, in addition to a timeline. The timeline I've attached is
very rough, but it's a starting point. Any information about the affair I've added is more for a point of reference. I was
planning to attach the financial information I've put together as well but an article I just ran across has some information
I'd like to examine further. I'll keep at it tomorrow, just wanted to give you a status report.
Thanks,
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CNN's Sanchez launches surprise attack on senator in sex-and ...
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Rick Sanchez Asks John Ensign About Ethics Issues [ Video Cafe
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That said, Sanchez could have asked him a whole lot more questions on the details of the scandal, like why his
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John Ensign Is Losing Friends and Alienating Constituents ...On June 16, 2009, Sen. John Ensign, R-NV,
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to Doug Hampton, ...
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By Steve Benen
ENSIGN STILL CAN'T EXPLAIN HIMSELF.... Sen. John Ensign's (R-Nev.) sex scandal didn't hold the
media's attention for very long. He refused to talk about the matter, and it wasn't long before journalists stopped
aslcing questions. That's a shame, because the scandal-plagued ... The scandal grew far worse in October, when
we learned that the Republican senator pushed his political and corporate allies to give lobbying contracts to his
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Senator John Ensign (R-NV) appeared on CNN to talk to Rick Sanchez about radical Islamic terrorists and
health care reform and instead he gets grilled about. ... Ensign (R-NV) appeared on CNN to talk to Rick
Sanchez about radical Islamic terrorists and health care reform and instead he gets grilled about his recent
extramarital affair with a former female staffer and the cushy lobbyist job given to Doug Hampton, the staffer's
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Hey there. I'm back! Call when you can so we can catch up.
For Vegas, I assume travel out on Sunday 8/8 so that we can interview
are we going to try to schedule others while we're there?
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Interesting article,.. See attached link.
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newspaper articles written about him. I thought I would share because I thought it was pretty interesting.
htt 1/www crewsmostcorru tor. /summaries/ensi.n 'h.
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All:
Attached is a copy of a potential witness list for the ENSIGN
IIIMinvestigation. This list is not all inclusive, but is
what I have gathered so far. Please feel free to let me know if you think I missed anyone at this point.
I'm doing research on potential Vegas interviews right now. We will start trying to contact some of these people early this
afternoon... Due to the West coast time change.
Also, I have received some more CD's containing docs produced via FGJ subpoena. I will be sending everyone copies.
— If you're around today, I was hoping to give you a quick call in the p.m.
Thanks,
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Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Senator Tom Coburn (R-OK) "has turned over e-mails to federal authorities investigating Sen. John Ensign's
extramarital affair with a campaign aide, the latest sign that the criminal probe into the embattled Nevada
Republican is picking up steam," POLITICOreports.
Coburn told POLITICOthat he is cooperating with the Justice Department in the investigation of Ensign, and
says he's willing to submit himself to an interview with the FBI or Senate Select Committee on Ethics, which is
conducting a parallel investigation into whether Ensign broke Senate rules,
"We've given them everything they wanted," Coburn said, referring to the Justice Department.
Coburn would not reveal what was in the e-mails he is sharing with federal authorities.
But Coburn's decision to provide potential evidence to the Justice Department is another blow for Ensign, and
could help federal investigators build their case against his fellow Republican colleague.
Coburn is not "the subject of the probe, which is focusing on Ensign's efforts to secure lobbying work for his
former aide Doug Hampton, whose wife, Cynthia, carried on a nine-month extramarital affair with Ensign that
ended in August 2008."
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Jack,
I agree with you and Ray.
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See the latest below from Senate Ethics regarding
 
We already gave them the
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Jack
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am following up on the Department's request that the Senate Select Committee on Ethics defer its deposition of
We are also renewing the Committee's request for investigative materials in the possession of the Department
that may bear on Senator Ensign's possible guilt or innocence for any 207 violations. Attached is a letter
addressing these matters.
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Hulse iainond
Subject:  
Re:
Boo.
Thanks.
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Subject: RE:
I would not go there. That process and decision-making is very political, so the inference is not as clear - the
conduct could just look bad, but not be illegal. Senator Ensign just announced he's resigning, but he's making
simultaneous statements saying he didn't do anything wrong - it's just too much to put my family through.
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Subject:
EM Do you think it is admissible that House Ethics launched an investigation but
 
resigned before it is
complete, stripping their jurisdiction? Point is not that they launched inquiry, point is resigned (with only 2
months left in his term) and effectively terminated the investigation. I want to argue he did so purposefully and
that's consciousness of guilt. My trial partner has reservations about going there. What do you think?
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Re: Ensign
I did make it in, though my contributions were modest, and we only came in second. I'm afraid I don't know a
lot about where the Ensign files might have been put since I have really worked on it since last year. Did you
mean
ill. I do know thatrnoved  
filing cabinets around, so he might know where those are. As
for other files, I can walk you through those and the files in the shared folder. I'm free for most of tomorrow
afternoon (after 2pm) and my number is
On Wed, Jul 20, 2011at 2:05  
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Hey  
! I hear you made an appearance for trivia last night. Well done. I should be there next week so I
hope last night was not a one-time showing.
We never got to chat about Ensign. Are you available for a quick call sometime this week so you can at least
tell me where all the files are? Thanks, and hope all is well. We miss you already!
Trial Attorney
Public Integrity Section
Criminal Division
United States Department of Justice
14 00 New York Ave, NW, 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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FD302
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Subject: RE: Letter requests
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Sorry, I was supposed to send to you! It's attached. Excerpt:
confirmed having meetings U.S. Senator ENSIGN, U.S. Senator U.S.
as scheduled. However,
U.S.
or U.S. noted on the proposed travel itinerary.
| could not recall the name of U.S. Senator
was also uncertain if the proposed meetings with U.S. Senator
cancelled or never confirmed.
staffer whom they met
U.S. Senator
were
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Subject: RE: Letter requests
Just out of curiosity, what does| 302 reflect on the attendance of Sens.
Trial Attorney
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June 5:15 PM
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Interesting. makes it sound like they met with all the Senators themselves, and specifically says
his ob was going.
To safe,
you any of your aides had..."
use your language, perhaps saying
Good catch.

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RE: Letter requests
|302 notes the took place with one and
Does that mean not actually at those meetings? I f so, we should modify paragraph
2 to read "All documents regarding a March 2009 meeting you or any of your
aides had with Allegiant Air executives including..."

Trial
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Letter requests
Raymond (CRM); Smith, Jack (CRM)
Let's try this Based on discussions with and|
There are three groups:
we come up with these narrower requests.
Thanlcs to all on this!
—all met

Allegiant execs
and Allegiant execs and also involved in C Street intervention etc
- all possibly contacted on behalf of Allegiant Air.
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See below - i f you don't mind, when you have time I'd like to talk with you about your experience in the |
case.
From: Smith, Jack
14, 2010 2:16 PM
Hulser, Raymond
Subject: RE: Filter Team memo
Thanks, Use our recent and specific experiences and decisions etc) and practices
(Alabama, Ensign, etc) to give a picture of what have done, what we should do going forward (for each
privilege) and why. Once done this wi l l be the guide for section attorneys on these issues going forward so that
we have a uniform practice and less ad hoc decision making.
Jack
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Subject: RE: Filter Team memo
Sounds good. Will do.
From: Hulser, Raymond

Sent: Monday, June 14, 2010 PM

Jack
Subject: Filter Team memo
We'd like to get your assistance generating a PIN memo setting forth our procedures for dealing with
filter teams for various spousal, attorney-client, speech or We could attach the PRAO memo
on the subject as a reference, and you might find some guidance in the USAM on attorney office searches, The
idea would be to set out the circumstances in going to use filter teams (subpoena returns, court
orders, emails, warrants), and describe how we will go about it. Please shoot to have something together by the
of June. Check in with Jack and/or me with any questions. Thanks.
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interviews
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in Vegas (there are two or three segments I think):


And on Nightline:



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FW: ensign

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Subject: RE: ensign
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Ok, my number I
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Subject: ensign

Hey I' m working Ensign investigation now. could you give me your direct line; I have
a question I need to run by you. Thanks!
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)
Fax: (202) 324-6137
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RE: Judge sets hearing for August
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Okay, that all sounds good. If for whatever reason it gets bumped again, I'm not free the week of August 23; I'll
be out in Vegas for the Ensign matter all that week. Thanks.
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U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, 20005



22, 2010 AM
Subject: Re: Judge sets hearing for August 16
Think so. have a sentencing in greenbeit in a joint case with usao-md. can get them to cover, but may need to enlist a
section lawyer to show up for us.

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Subject: Judge sets hearing for August 16

07/22/2010 Judge George A. OToole, Jr: ELECTRONIC ORDER entered granting 49 Motion to
Continue (Entered:
07/22/2010 ELECTRONIC NOTICE Resetting Hearing on Motion 41 MOTION to Intervene MOTION
to Stay : Motion Hearing set for 8/16/2010 02:00 PM in Courtroom 9 before Judge George A. OToole
Please make the change in your calendars. (Entered:
Are you free to cover this hearing? I' m on leave that entire week.

From: Smith, Jack
14, 2010 2:16 PM
To: Hulser, Raymond
Subj ect: RE: Filter Team memo
our recent and specific experiences and decisions

practices (Alabama,
etc) to give a picture of what have done, what we should do going forward (for each privilege) and why.
Once done this will be the guide for section attorneys on these issues going forward so that we have a uniform practice
and less ad hoc decision making.
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It's not an ideal week, but understand that they need to Have the hearing scheduled the week
scheduled depo. On Ensign, I've got an all day witness interview on Tuesday, with that same witness going into D.C. g/j
on Friday, so the is out. could do the in the p.m. or the 22
nd
.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, 20005

Fax: (202) 324-6137
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Stars and Stripes.cm8
Here's what we' ve got so far on Ensign. Let me know if you have any questions as you start using it.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C.

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Hulser, Raymond
Re: ensign letter
Thanks Ray. Our conversation this morning was a jinx.
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Smith, Jack
Sent: Tue Feb 15 12:43:21 2011
Subject: ensign letter
FYI - Here's the draft response sent to
This puts us on a clock, so we've got to get the USAO off the dime. Hopefully Lanny will call today.

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Re: ensign
Perfect. My flight gets in tomorrow morning, so we'll catch up before heading over.


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Subject: ensign
We' ll pre-meet in the front office at 1:45 tomorrow, and head to the USAO from there.
!
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FW: ENSIGN INVESTIGATION: Document Return
FD302 - Document Receipt of Documents - Senator
dated 07.19.2010.pdf

Coverletter
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(FBI); (USADC);
Subj ect: ENSIGN INVESTIGATION: Document Return for U.S
FYI Attached.
| Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington Field Office / Northern Virginia Resident Agency
9325 Discovery Boulevard, Manassas, Virginia 20109-3992
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hard drive - ensign documents
just wanted to check in to see whether we've received the Ensign hard drive and whether we've been able to get
it loaded onto the system. Thanks!
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
' 20005
(202
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FD302 - Document Receipt of Documents - Coverletter
dated Coverletter - Document Table of Contents.doc
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(FBI); (USADC);
Subj ect: ENSIGN INVESTIGATION: Return from U.S. Senator
See Attached: 1232 documents on a CD which have in my possession. have burned copies of the
CD and will be sending everyone a copy today via Federal haven't looked through the docs as of yet.
| - Our copy of the | was saved to our Share Drive.
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Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington Field Office / Northern Virginia Resident Agency
9325 Discovery Boulevard, Manassas, Virginia 20109-3992
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(Bates-stamped CS-001 to Coverletter dated 07.16.2010.pdf
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Subject: ENSIGN INVESTIGATION: Return from U.S Senator
See Attached for your records:
|Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington Field Office / Northern Virginia Resident Agency
9325 Discovery Boulevard, Manassas, Virginia 20109-3992
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matters #s
here are the matters that need case numbers for. Thanks.
Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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Fw:|
LDA Form pdf

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:|
FYI is currently self-employed as a federal is registered with the Senate and works under the
corporate Consulting Inc.
After leaving the NRSC and joining November (in/about 12/2008), |
first filing was in 01/2009 (See Attached).
|immediately registered as a lobbyist.
new about the lobbying restrictions and required registration well before anything
became public in 06/2009 and 10/2009 (and most likely when retained Allegiant and NV
reportedly worked at November between 05/01/2008 and of the time
worki ng as a registered lobbyist.
Just some food for thought for whatever its worth.
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Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington Field Office / Northern Virginia Resident Agency
9325 Manassas, Virginia 20109-3992
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Fax: (703)|
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First of all, want to thank both you helping us out in getting our database set up and running.
been good enough to get all our databases merged, and to have all the native files linked on the Ensign production.
In order to expedite our review of the voluminous database, had a few questions you. First, understand that the
documents in our databases are housed on the DOJ IT server. But is it possible for us to access that server remotely by
using our authorized tokens?
Second, if it is possible to remotely access the database server, can we get 2 DOJ laptops and tokens assigned out to the
FBI in Manassas so that our agents can also review documents?
Third, if one and t wo are possible, about how long do you think it would take before get the equipment to
Manassas? Again, we really appreciate your assistance and patience.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
20005

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search
just plugged in a search or (ensign or nvensign or ensign) or / 2 ensign)), and the
search result hit 113,215 documents. Still a large universe,, but it's 54,000 less than the full database. Could be a
start, and I'll continue t o think about better ways to limit.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor



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Cc:
Subj ect: Stars and Stripes request
First of all, want to thank both you helping us out in getting our database set up and running.
been good enough to get all our databases merged, and to have all the native files linked on the Ensign production.
in order to expedite our review of the voluminous database, had a few questions you. First, I understand the
documents in our databases are housed on the DOJ IT server. But is it possible for us to access that server remotely by
using our authorized tokens? Yes.
Second, if it is possible t o remotely access the database server, can we get 2 DOJ laptops and tokens assigned out to the
FBI in Manassas so that our agents can also review documents? We barely have enough laptops to cover our CRM folks
and we do not provide IT equipment to other agencies. That said, give me a day or so to kick an idea around wi th a few
i will get back to you on it by early next week,
Third, if one and t wo are possible, about how long do you think it would take before we could get the equipment out to
Manassas? Again, we really appreciate your assistance and patience. If can make this happen, the agents will have to
come here for a training.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
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1:01
Limiting our concordance searches
Just trying to get a handle on limiting the number of hits on Concordance so we can make better use of
time (as well as ours). As we discussed, would you agree that the documents we're interested in are documents that:
1. Mention and Ensign (and all the variations of Ensign's name); or
2. Mention both Ensign
3.
And wi th a date limitation of January 1, 2008, to the present.
Thoughts on that?

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Doc search
Good news. finished running the searches on the the Ensign
database. The searches yielded a total of 35,000 documents, which is, obviously, significantly smaller than 157,000
documents. They are in the same format that we were reviewing documents on the plane. have copied all of the
documents to a folder called and I'm putting the folder on the S: drive in the Stars and
Stripes folder. We can chat about how we want to divide this up, but think that these documents should be everyone's
focus for review,.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, 20005

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Subject: NEW YORKER MAGAZINE ARTICLE
All:
Interesting article in the New York regarding Ensign, other members of and the infamous C Street for your
ready enjoyment
fact
Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington Field Office / Northern Virginia Resident Agency
9325 Discovery Boulevard, Manassas, Virginia 20109-3992



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All;
Copy of the finalized FD302 documenting t he|
Thanks,
Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington Field Office / Northern Virginia Resident Agency
9325 Discovery Boulevard, Manassas, Virginia 20109-3992
Tel: (703)
Fax: (703)
Cell: (202)

|interview for your review.
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Subject: FINISH ENSIGN PROS MEMO
Start: Thu 9/30/2010 12:00 AM
End: Fri 10/1/2010 12:00 AM
Show Time As: Free
Recurrence: (none)
Organizer:
Categories:

Subject: ENSIGN weekly meeting
Location: Jack's
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receipt
Just left on your chair a receipt for cab fare to D.C. grand j ury on Ensign investigation. Thanks!
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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( U S A D C ) ; ———( U S A D C )

RE: Stars and Stripes draft pros memo
Thanks Steve. Sounds like you might have the version from earlier today. The version just emailed to you guys has
some additions, so you might want to review the one just sent you. Thanks.

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(USADC);
Subject: Re: Stars and Stripes draft pros memo
I'm about halfway through it. You guys have done terrific work on the investigation.
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(USADC);|
Subject: Stars and Stripes draft pros memo
|(CRM)
request, am forwarding a copy of a (very rough) draft preliminary memo analyzing our evidence as
Analysis on the evidence as to John Ensign will be prepared in a later memo. Please
feel free to review and provide any comments or questions. Many thanks.
Regards,
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Re: Weekly Ensign meeting
for Tuesdays at am. As far as know, we're a go for next Tuesday, although we will likely be doing
interview, so anticipate it'll be postponed.
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Subj ect : Weekly Ensign meeting

What day and t i me are t he weekl y Ensign meeti ngs normal l y scheduled for? want t o put t hem on my
cal endar. know we were off thi s week, is there current l y a weekl y meet i ng schedul ed f or next week?

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U.S. At t orney' s Office f or t he
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Interviews
November

(USADC)
(FBI)
Weneed to set up interviews wi th was formerly wi t h the Department of Transportation, and|
was formerly on Ensign's staff. We were hoping to be able to knock out these interviews the week of
December 6, if that would work wi th you guys. Do you think you could track them down and see if we could get
something set up? Thanks so much.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
New York Avenue, N.W., 12th
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202):

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Ron,
Wednesday, November 9:27 AM
Machen Jr., Ronald C. (USADC)
have still been worki ng quite a bit wi th folks in your office on the Ensign investigation:]
They are all really good people. Although over here at Public Integrity, we're secretly jealous that
to management, don' t think that you could have picked a better Criminal Chief, and |
in very well for our case.
time has been
[has been filling
Sincerely,
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
(202)|
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Attachments:
Tuesday, December 14, 2010 AM
FW: Document Review Results
ENSIGN Documents.xls
when you get a moment, would you be able to input these entries that the FBI agents typed up into
casemap? Thanks so much.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, 20005
(202)
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Subject: FW: Document Review Results


Sent: Monday, December 4:22:34 PM
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(FBI);
Document Review Results
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Of the 40,441 emails that have been reviewed to date by FBI personnel, 876 of them were flagged as pertinent
to the Ensign investigation by either myself or one of the three analysts assigned to this
As you recall from our discussion this past Wednesday in your office, you had mentioned the recent
availability of someone in your office who would be able to continue documenting the summary of the
documents that our office had flagged. You should be aware that due to technical limits we were unfortunately

not able to create the spreadsheet in WordPerfect as you had requested, so I chose the Excel program as an
alternative.

Attached please find an Excel spreadsheet containing the bates numbers for the 876 flagged documents, which
includes a summary for approximately 191 documents in the spreadsheet format you requested.
Please let me know i f you have any questions.
Thank you,
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RE: Google Alert - John Ensign and
The FOIA request will be handled through DOJ's Affairs division, and I'm
confident that you won' t have to disclose your 302s or other files on account of our ongoing investigation.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005

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(FBI)
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haven't seen this particular request yet, but these types of requests are not unusual. There is a FOIA exemption
for law enforcement investigatory records. See:
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See attached news article. Does anyone no anything about this?
Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
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Fax: (703)|
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Subject: Google Alert - John Ensign and |

News
2 new results for John Ensign and Doug Hampton
Ensign probe records sought
Las Vegas Review - Journal
John Ensign. "Based on what is in the public record? ... to hide the affair with Hampton, his former campaign treasurer and the
wife of Doug Hampton,...
Watchdog wants FBI documents on Ensign
Las Vegas Review-Journal
John Ensign. Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington with Cindy Hampton, his former campaign treasurer and
the wife Doug Hampton,...
Tip: Use a plus sign (+) to match a term in your query exactly as is. Learn
Remove this alert.
Create another alert.
Manage your alerts.
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Patty
l and limits of aiding and abetting
Patty,
Do you have time to chat on the phone tomorrow to discuss another issue that has come up in the Ensign investigation?
This one deals wi t h whether a person can be with aiding and abetting another's violation of 18 207(e)(2), in light
of cases Thanks very much.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, 20005
(office)
(202) 514-3003 (fax)
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Tuesday, February 01,
Smith, Jack;
Ethics probe of Sen. John Ensign ramps up
Fyi.
Ethics probe of Sen. John Ensign ramps up
The Senate ethics committee hires Carol Elder Bruce as counsel to
investigate actions by Nevada Republican John Ensign following his extramarital affair with
the wife of a senior aide.
By Kathleen ,
Washington Bureau
February 1, 2011
The ethics committee has hired a prominent Washington attorney to investigate
allegations against Sen. John Ensign, a that it is stepping up its probe into how the Nevada senator dealt
with the fallout from his extramarital affair with a senior aide's wife.
Carol Elder Bruce, a well-known Washington trial attorney and a former assistant U.S. attorney for the District
of Columbia, has been named special counsel in the ethics investigation, committee Chairwoman Sen. Barbara
Boxer and Vice Chairman Johnny Isakson, (R-Ga.) announced Tuesday.
Bruce will lead a preliminary inquiry into allegations that Ensign, a Republican, violated Senate ethics rules and
federal law in the aftermath of his affair with Cynthia Hampton, a campaign aide married to another Ensign aide
and close friend of the senator's, Douglas Hampton.
The relatively rare step of hiring a special counsel indicates that Ensign is not out of the woods, although
previously investigations into the matter have not yielded criminal charges or disciplinary actions.
Ensign acknowledged the affair in 2009, after Douglas Hampton threatened to go public. The senator later .
acknowledged that his parents had paid Cynthia and Douglas Hampton $96,000 after Douglas left his job in the
senator's office. The Hamptons have suggested the payment was severance, but liberal critics have termed it
improper campaign contribution to Ensign by his parents. Ensign called the payment a gift.
Two other investigations into the matter have come out in the senator's favor. In December, the Justice
Department announced that Sen. Ensign would not face criminal charges in connection with Ms attempts to find
lobbying work for Douglas Hampton. The senator had been accused of using his influence with donors to find
Hampton a job.
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The Federal Election Commission also dismissed a complaint related to the $96,000 payment.
The committee said Tuesday that the "purpose of a preliminary inquiry is to determine whether there is
substantial credible evidence that a violation within the committee's jurisdiction has occurred."
The inquiry could result in a dismissal of the a letter of admonition or a full hearing before the
committee that could result in disciplinary action.
Once considered a politician on the rise who was part of the GOP Senate leadership team, Ensign has kept a low
profile since the scandal erupted. He has said he plans for run for reelection in
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
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Senate ethics panel appoints special counsel to investigate Ensign
By Paul Kane
Washington Post Staff Writer
Tuesday, February 2:01 PM
The Senate Ethics Committee has appointed a special counsel to lead the investigation of Sen. John Ensign's
affair with a political aide.
The announcement Tuesday is a dramatic turn in the investigation of the Nevada Republican that has been
underway for more than six months, suggesting the probe will run deep into the election season.
In a bipartisan statement, the committee announced the hiring of Carol Elder Bruce, a veteran white-collar
criminal defense lawyer at K&L Gates. It is the first time in two decades that the Senate ethics panel has
retained a special counsel to investigate a senator.
The committee is examining Ensign's affair with Cynthia Hampton, who was one of his wife's closest Mends
and who worked for the political committees of the once rising star in the Republican Party. The case appears to

be focusing on Ensign's help in getting lobbying work for Hampton's husband, Doug Hampton, also a close
family friend and onetime aide to the senator. Both Hamptons had been dismissed in spring 2008 a
period when federal law and Senate rules required Doug Hampton to refrain for one year from lobbying
Ensign's office.
Ensign, who admitted the affair in June 2009, has not released a statement and has denied any wrongdoing. In
December, after the Justice Department announced it would no longer pursue a criminal case against the
senator, Ensign signaled his intention to continue running for reelection in 2012.
"Senator Ensign looks forward to continuing his hard work on behalf of the people of Nevada," a spokeswoman
said at the time.
However, the ethics investigation is not focused specifically on whether the senator's actions were serious
enough to warrant a federal criminal trial but on issues connected to congressional rules governing what a
senator can do to help former senior aides in the lobbying field. In addition, the Ethics, Committee can simply
declare that a senator engaged "conduct unbecoming" of the institution, as the panel declared in its
report recommending the expulsion of then-Sen. Bob (R-Ore.) for sexual misconduct.

The Ensign investigation remains at the "preliminary inquiry" stage, which under rules is similar to a
grand jury investigation: But the appointment of an outside legal team suggests the case could be more far-
reaching. If the preliminary inquiry uncovers "substantial credible evidence" that a serious rules breach has
occurred, the committee is required to open an "adjudicatory review" that would normally require the panel to
hire outside counsel to lead what amounts to a trial phase of the investigation. Public hearings could be
during an adjudicatory review phase.
Other cases that involved the hiring of special counsel include the "Keating Five" investigation, in which
lawyer Robert Bennett led the public hearings of senators and their assistance with prominent banker
Charles Keating in the scandal. The investigation into then-Sen. David Durenberger's
personal finances was also led by Bennett. Those cases ended with then-Sen. Alan-Cranston (D-Calif.) receiving
a "strong and severe reprimand" for his Keating Five role and with (R-Minn.) being publicly
"denounced" by the full Senate for improperly collecting reimbursement fees from the Senate for personal
travels. The judgments ended the political careers of both senators, who retired instead of seeking reelection.
Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.), chairman of the Ethics Committee, declined to say Tuesday whether the.
investigation was about to move into a more serious phase and why the panel thought it needed to hire Bruce.
"The committee, on a bipartisan basis, decided this was an appropriate step," Boxer told reporters. "The
committee has done a lot of work, and at this stage, we think it's appropriate in order to expedite things, to move
it through. This is what we're doing and to have the expertise we need."
Bruce is a heavy hitter among D.C. lawyers, with deep experience conducting ethics investigations. In
she was appointed independent counsel to investigate then-Interior Secretary Bruce Babbitt for his agency's
decision to reject a request from an Indian tribe for a casino license. In the 1980s she served as deputy
independent counsel in the investigation of General Edwin Meese Ill's personal finances.
At the time his affair was disclosed, Ensign held the No. 4 GOP leadership post and was testing the waters for a
presidential bid by traveling to Iowa, the earliest state to hold a caucus. Now, he is a remote figure inside
the Republican Conference, with most of his onetime allies wishing he would announce his retirement rather
than wage what many consider an uphill fight for reelection.
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Ensign, whose father, Mike Ensign, is a prominent Las Vegas casino executive, eventually admitted that his
parents gave the Hamptons and their children $96,000 in gift income soon after they were dismissed from the
senator's staff - the exact legal maximum they could donate without triggering tax laws.
Ensign then also helped Doug Hampton line up lobbying work with his top consultants and landed clients that
included top donors to Ensign's political committees. Hampton never registered as a federal despite
having meetings with administration officials and Ensign's office, during what should have been his one-year
period.
In spring 2009, Doug Hampton sought more help from Ensign, who eventually accused Hampton of essentially
extorting him. Sen. Tom once a close Ensign friend and former roommate on Capitol Hill,
intervened and tried to negotiate a seven-figure settlement. Those talks broke down, and Doug Hampton began
contacting media outlets about the affair, prompting Ensign to fly home to Las Vegas in June 2009 to address
the issue.
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did. thought this quote nicely summed up the affair and the following political fallout:
"It becomes something about trust and loyalty," said Jennifer Duffy, a "Cook Political Report" senior analyst
who has branded Ensign the nation's most vulnerable incumbent. "It wasn't like some one-night stand with a
prostitute. It was the wife of his best friend."
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
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(202) 514-3003 (fax)
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RE: schedule
Ok.
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|needs to talk with Jack and me for a few minutes. Let's talk about Ensign as soon as we're done with

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Re: ENSIGN INVESTIGATION - GRAND JURY PREP
I'll give you a call later this afternoon to set this up. Thanks.

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Subject: ENSIGN INVESTIGATION - GRAND JURY PREP
For scheduling purposes, just want to see when you were thinking of doing GJ Prep for my 03/08 testimony. expect
probably need some time to prepare and want to get it on the calendar to avoid any scheduling conflicts.
Next week I'm available on 02/28 (Mon); 03/01 (Tues); and 03/03 (Thurs). I'm not available on 03/04 (Fri); 03/02 (Wed)
is a little tricky, but could probably be available around
Also, please let me know if there is anything you would like me to specifically review ahead of time.
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Trial Attorney
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(202) 514-3003 (fax)
The CD with the documents we discussed on Friday is being sent to you by Federal Express today. You should have it
tomorrow. If for some reason you don't receive it, please give me a call.
issell & Liddell LLP
2200 Ross Avenue, Suite 2200
Dallas, Texas

214- 756- 8104 Fax

www.lockelord.com'
Atlanta, Austin, Chicago, Dallas, Hong Kong, Houston, London, Los Angeles, New Orleans, New York,
Sacramento, San Francisco, Washington DC

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Re: GJ Exhibit Book
No,

To: Kang, Edward
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Thanks, Is your office locked?
(CRM)
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It is sitting in my office. If you go into my office, it's in my bookcase, top shelf, big blue binder, ensign gj exhibits label on
the spine.
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was thinking that if not all, of the documents will need to show| have already been compiled in
your binder of GJ exhibits. Is there someone in your office could contact to get that binder? hope trial goes
well!

Assistant U.S. Attorney
U.S. Attorney's Office for the
District of Columbia

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My case closed and jury's deliberating. Give me a call on cell today or over weekend if you need to chat.
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Haven't prepped | re-Scheduled for will be reviewing a couple of 302's this weekend.
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Senate ramps up Ensign probe
John Bresnahan and
March 3, 2011 AM EST
Oklahoma Sen. Tom Coburn was recently interviewed by Senate investigators about Sen.
John Ensign's sex scandal, the latest sign that the Senate ethics inquiry into the Nevada
Republican is intensifying, sources tell POLITICO.
Coburn's appearance before the secretive panel comes as the Senate Select Committee
on Ethics announced Feb. 1 that it would take the unusual step of appointing a special
counsel, Carol Elder Bruce, to oversee the probe.

Ensign's political career has been severely damaged by the scandal. The Nevada
Republican claims he will raise as much as $12 million for his reelection but he
badly trails GOP Rep. Dean Heller in a potential primary matchup, according to the latest
polls. The scandal continues to dog him among Nevada voters; During a town hall
meeting in Sun City last week, Ensign was asked whether he had "repented to God for
your affair."
As he racks up legal bills in the scandal, Ensign's legal defense fund is filling up with cash
from casino moguls and industry executives, including a total of $40,000 from Las Vegas
billionaires Steve and Sheldon Adelson, among others. In the last half of
Ensign actually raised more money to legal bills than to fund his reelection
campaign.
Ensign told POLITICO on Tuesday that he had not yet been interviewed by the ethics

It is unclear precisely what Coburn told Senate investigators and whether the information
could further implicate Ensign, but sources say the scope of the ethics committee's
investigation into the Nevada Republican is widening and that more information that could
be harmful to him could emerge just as Ensign gears up to run for another term in a
race Democrats privately hope he continues to wage. Coburn lived with Ensign at a
Capitol Hill home, known as the C Street house, run by a Christian fellowship during the
period of Ensign's extramarital affair.
Coburn acted as an intermediary in negotiations between Ensign and former aides Doug
and Cynthia Hampton during which the Hamptons sought as much as $8.million, including
a potential purchase of their Las Vegas home, from Ensign, according to Doug Hampton.
Ensign's parents gave $96,000 to the Hamptons, but Ensign himself balked at paying
more to the couple. When Doug Hampton contacted Fox News about the affair, Ensign
went public with it.
As they review their case against Ensign, Senate investigators appear to have all the
information they need from Coburn. Last year, Coburn handed more than 1,200 e-mails
and other to the Justice Department, and he turned over the same documents to
the Senate ethics investigators.
Coburn, who in the past has not been shy about publicly commenting on his involvement
in the Ensign scandal, has recently grown tired of discussing his Nevada colleague.
"I'm not commenting anymore on Ensign," said Coburn. "I'm through."
To protect himself during the investigation, Ensign has hired top-flight Washington lawyers
and is seeking help from big shots along the Las Vegas strip and casino magnates to help
pay his mounting legal bills, according to a review of federal records.
According to Federal Election Commission records, Ensign has shelled out more than
$753,000 in legal fees from his reelection campaign since the scandal broke, leaving him
wifh less than $225,000 ,n cash in the bank as of Dec.
Some of the attorney fees went to lawyers representing Ensign aides caught up in the
controversy.
To help defray his legal overhead, Ensign has created a legal defense fund. During the
last six months of 2010, Ensign raised than $125,000 the fund..
Within that same period, however, Ensign raised only $4,200 from individuals for his
reelection campaign, demonstrating just how far his political stock has fallen.
From October to December Ensign's legal defense fund paid $97,000 to the
Washington firm Wiley Rein, from which he has enlisted one of Capitol Hill's foremost
ethics experts, Rob Walker, to represent him. Walker is a former staff director and chief
counsel on both the House and Senate ethics committees.
Ensign has relied heavily on the top figures in the casino industry to cover his legal
bills. Ensign's parents are wealthy casino owners.
Of the $62,000 Ensign raised for his legal fees last quarter, $30,000 came from the family
of Adelson, chairman of the Las Vegas Sands Corp., which owns the Venetian casino and
the Sands Expo and Convention Center.
In addition, Wynn properties have included the Bellagio and the Mirage —has
chipped in with to help Ensign.
In the previous quarter, Lanni, former chairman and CEO of the MGM Mirage,
to Ensign, and Marc Schorr, chief operating officer of Wynn Resorts,
gave Ensign $5,000. Another longtime gaming executive, Antonio Alamo, supplied Ensign
with Two other gaming officials who worked for Mandalay Resort Group —Peter
Simon and Randall Roberts gave a total of $6,000 to Ensign. Ensign's father, Michael,
is a former chairman of the board at Mandalay.
Ensign has also leaned on other business sectors in Nevada for help, including
construction firms, physicians and the real estate industry. He even received $1,000 from
a Cadillac dealer in Las Vegas. Former Nevada Rep. Barbara Vucanovich donated $1,000
to Ensign's defense fund, and GOP state Sen. Dean Rhoads kicked in $300.
Publicly, Senate Democratic campaign leaders have said very little about the Ensign case,
but party operatives said "their dream" is that he hangs on into as an unelectable
incumbent.
"It would be the best thing that could possibly happen for Democrats if Ensign were to stay
on," said a Senate Democratic strategist, speaking on condition of anonymity. "Every day
he's in the Senate is a gift for us."
| Special Agent
Federal Bureau of Investigation
Washington Field Office / Northern Virginia Resident Agency
9325 Discovery Boulevard, Manassas, Virginia 20109-3992
Sent: Monday, March 07, 2011 5:12 PM
Hulser, Raymond
Subject: Revised short outline
Attachments: ensign_short.outline v2.wpd
22 questions.
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U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
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Attachments: ensign_short.outline v2.wpd
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Revised short outline
ensign_short.outline v2.wpd
With your additional questions, and two more questions thought of.

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Revised long outline
ensign_long_outline.wpd
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Hulser, Raymond
short outline again
outline v2.wpd
Added one more question the end and fine-tuned some of the questions.
Trial Attorney
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514-3003 (fax)

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Attachments: ensign_short.outline v2.wpd
Added a few more and fine tuned a bit.
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U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
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RE: Indictment return anticipated tomorrow

I'll try to get you something by noon today. Attached is the
Trial Attorney
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Subject: RE: Indictment return anticipated tomorrow
Thanks. This will be pretty big news so want to make sure all necessary folks have a chance to review the release. Any
chance we could get a draft by noon today? Also, could you send the indictment?
(CRM)
Sent: Wednesday, March 23, 2011 8:20 AM
(SMO)
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Subject: RE: Indictment return anticipated tomorrow
Correct.
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Thanks assume this will be public tomorrow as well?

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(SMO)
(CRM)
Subject: Indictment return anticipated tomorrow
This is flHI^I from Public Integrity. wanted to let you know that we anticipate a grand jury indictment return
tomorrow The is Senator
John Ensign. It's anticipated that the grand jury will return a seven-count indictment alleging violated

U.S.C. 207(e)(2), the one-year conflict of interest that prohibits former Senate staffers from making communications to
Senate offices with intent to influence official acts. The case is being investigated by the FBI and is being prosecuted by
our office and the USAO in D.C. will send you a draft press release later today.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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Location: D.C. grand jury
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2, 2011 12:31 PM
Sure.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
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(202) 514-3003 (fax)
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Subject: Re: Ensign
can be free - do you want to conference me in on the bb -
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Sent: Tue Mar 22 11:49:29 2011
Subject: FW: Ensign
am free at this time. Let me know what works for you.

U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, 20005
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(202) 514-3003 (fax)

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Subject: Ensign

need some more background on your request last Friday for a waiver. Are you free for a call today at 3 pm CST?

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March 23, 2011 9:33 AM
do we have an internal DOJ number the Ensign investigation? Thanks.
Trial Attorney
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1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor

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No problem. Thanks.
Trial Attorney
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Washington, 20005

(202) 514-3003 (fax)
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March 23, 2011 10:40 AM
ENSIGN, JOHN ET AL for the delay in responding, in a
meeting and Annual Report to Congress.
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Subject: Ensign
do we have an internal DOJ number the Ensign investigation? Thanks.
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2011 1:13 PM
You free right now?
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yes
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Monday, March 28, 2011 1:01 PM

Subject: RE: Ensign database
Can come downstairs today to take a quick look at what you've got? Thanks.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
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So there's 3 databates called "Stars and Stripes" and then there's a "NOT EN" database. Should we include all 4
databases?
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Subject: RE: Ensign database
Very good. Let's use one of our hard drives and we'll have it returned. Do you all have a drive that we can use?

U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
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1 11:52 AM

Yes, this is feasible. The total data set is around 100GB so a hard drive will be necessary. Would opposing like to provide
a drive or should we send one of yours, provided it can be returned to us?
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11:37 AM
Subject: Ensign database
Hope all's We will need to provide a copy of the Ensign database discovery purposes within the week. Is there
a way we a copy of the database on a disk(s) to provide to defense counsel? Thanks very much.
So see you' re supposed to redo your Ensign investigation....
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Hulser, Raymond
Re: ensign referral
Agree.
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Sent: Wed May 18 10:22:51 2011
Subject: Re: ensign referral
i think we should get everything EXCEPT
(but we didn't the GJ). As for
they say.
We were prepared to immunize
think we can happily live with see what
From: Hulser. Raymond

Sent: Wed May 18 10:11:16 2011
Subject: FW: ensign referral
What is your view on these?

Sent: Wednesday, AM
To: Hulser, Raymond;
Subject: RE: ensign referral

appreciate the need to move with all deliberate speed. Please note that we received the materials at about 4pm
Monday and, unfortunately, had some commitments this week that not be changed.
Before providing an estimate, need guidance from the litigation team on the following. The committee immunized the
following individuals, in addition
Senator Ensign
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Does the litigation team want the immunized testimony (and derivatives therefrom) of these others included in the
scope of redaction? Or should the scope include testimony (and derivatives therefrom)? Or
other alternative? Please advise.
From: Hulser, Raymond (CRM)
18,

Subject: ensign referral
|(USADC)
Please let me your sense of the timing on clearing the material for review as soon you can. Thanks.
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computer monitor
Do you think could get a larger computer monitor for my office? I'm working on the ensign case, where we will have
on the order of 3 million pages to review, and don't want to go blind before this case is over! Thanks so much.

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Out of Office AutoRepiy: Additional docs
From February 28 to March will be out of the office on trial, wi l l not be able to respond to
timely manner. If you need immediate assistance, please contact my assistant, (202) |

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RE: pros memo sample
REVISED PROS MEMO
Here's the pros memo wrote from the Ensign investigation. This was a very lengthy investigation, so it's much longer
and more detailed than our usual pros memo. However, it's got all the sections that you should include in Let me
know if you have any questions.
Trial Attorney
U.S. Department of Justice, Public Integrity Section
1400 New York Avenue, N.W., 12th Floor
Washington, D.C. 20005
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Subject: pros memo sample
am preparing to draft my first pros memo. Do you have one from the last year can use as a go-by?
Trial Attorney
United States Department of Justice
Criminal Division, Public integrity Section
1400 New York Ave., NW, Suite
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Re: Ensign
Jack - we just got out of court, Feel free to call me tonight on my cell


Sent: Mon Jun 27 16:45:52 2011
Subj ect: Ensign
Let me know a good time and number to give you a quick update on a couple interesting developments.
Jack

Subject: Ensign Witness Interview
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Recurrence: (none)

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Sent: Friday, May 20, 2011 1:50 PM
To: Raymond
Subject: Senate Ethics
Ray:
As we discussed on the phone earlier today, am forwarding a copy of previous correspondence from the Department
outlining the steps it had agreed to take to safe guard Ethics Committee materials that had been made available to the
Department in connection with a previous Committee referral. We would be looking for similar representations and
assurances with regard to Committee sensitive Ensign materials that may be shared going forward.
understand that the Department is interested in obtain deposition transcripts and an
immediate basis, and we discussed that a formal written request would be helpful. also understand that the Department
will likely be interested in obtaining access to review and/or receive other investigative materials. In that regard, will
provide you with an inventory of our investigative materials as soon as possible to assist you in determining which
materials may be of interest.
In the meantime, do not hesitate to contract me with any questions.
Have a great weekend.
Select Committee Ethics
United States Senate
220 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

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From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: 16, 2009 2:06 PM
Subject: RE: Investigative reporting leading to corruption investigations
Ensign, but it's not public that we' re investigating.
From: Raymond
Sent: Monday, December 07, 2009 7:51 AM
Subject: Ensign
- We to reach out to Senate Counsel ask for preservation of email accounts for Ensign and his
staff. We've been in touch with the Senate Ethics Committee counsel (conveniently, there are t wo former PIN attorneys
in t hat office) regarding thei r investigation, and we' re not certain that all of the relevant accounts have been preserved,
so we' re taking this step today. We have a strong working relationship wi th Senate Counsel, and we anticipate full
cooperation on this. Since he's in the papers now, thought you should know.
Ray

From: Hulser, Raymond
To: Brown, Mary Patrice
Fri Feb 25 18:29:43 2011
Subj ect: scheduling
Mary Pat - Can we get a meeting scheduled on 3/14 wi t h Lanny, Mythili, Patti, you and PIN to discuss Ensign? That is
the first Jack will be after the Ensign Grand Jury, and we should make our decisions as quickly as possible

before they get immunized. Thanks.
From: Raymond
Sent: Thursday, March 24, 2011 12:12 PM
To:
Subject: Ensign
Can you please recount for me exactly you regarding Ensign's status before he went public wi th his
exoneration? Did he send a letter confirming anything?
Thanks.

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Subject:
From: Hulser, Raymond
Tuesday, March 29, 10:01 AM
Raman, Mythili; Smith, Jack
Brown, Mary Patrice
RE: ensign etc status
arraigned on 3/ 31. He will have new counsel, and we anticipate that it will be FPD.
The team is extremely well-organized for discovery, and plan to provide the bulk of it at arraignment.
be immunized within the next couple of weeks, but no date has been sent. It will not be public.
From: Raman, Mythili
Sent: Tuesday, March 29, 2011 8:38
To: Hulser, Raymond; Smith, Jack
Cc: Brown, Mary Patrice
Subject: ensign etc status
Lanny has a regular with the AG today and, given our firedrill last week on figure AG will
ask about where we are
Other than the arraignment this week, is there anything else that we should know. immunized today?
Anything else?
Mythili Raman
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff
Criminal Division
United States Department of Justice

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From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 3:01 PM
To: Raman, Mythili; Brown, Mary Patrice
Cc: Smith, Jack
Subject: Ensign
For the time-being, you should avoid public reports regarding the Ensign referral. We may be able to make a
determination quickly t hat we can't prosecute anyone who was immunized, and therefore don't have a Kastigar issue,
but we should take a cautious approach for how.

From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Wednesday, May PM
To: Raman, Mythili; Brown, Mary Patrice
Cc: Smith, Jack
Subject: ensign status
The filter attorney in the DC USAO hopes to complete his review and filtering process by COB tomorrow.
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Thursday. May 12, 3:26 PM
RE: Ensign Kastigar issue
Yes,

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To: Hulser, Raymond
Subject: RE: Ensign Kastigar issue
assume the paralegal on the case would fall under that same category?
From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Thursday, May 12, 2011 3:13 PM
To: PIN
. Subject: Ensign Kastigar issue
The Senate is issuing a public report regarding its investigation of Senator Ensign. The report will contain evidence from
the immunized testimony of an we need to insure that the attorneys on the case
here and the States Attorney's Office
exposed t o the report or media stories about it. Please do not provide any such materials to them. Thanks.

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Monday, May 16, 3:50 PM
Brown, Mary Patrice; Raman, Mythili; Smith, Jack
RE: Ensign
spoke to Mary Pat regarding the schedule.
From: Brown, Mary Patrice
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 3:41 PM
To: Raman, Mythili; Smith, Jack; Hulser, Raymond
Subject: RE: Ensign
They should be done today or tomorrow, right?
From: Raman, Mythili
Sent: Monday, May 16, 2011 3:41 PM
To: Smith, Jack; Hulser, Raymond
Cc: Brown, Mary Patrice
Subject: Ensign
AG's office keeps pinging on what our reaction is to the report. Lanny's explained that we cant view the report until the
filter team is done. Can the filter team be done this week?
Mythili Raman
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff
Criminal Division
United States Department of Justice
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From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: May AM
To:
Subject: ensign referral
Please let me know your sense of the timing on clearing the material for review as soon as you can. Thanks.
From:
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Subject:
Hulser, Raymond
May 10:11 AM
FW: ensign referral
What is your view on these?
From:
Sent: Wednesday, AM
To: Hulser, (USADC)
Subject: RE: ensign referral

appreciate the need to move with all deliberate speed. Please note that we received the materials at about 4pm
Monday and, unfortunately, had some commitments this week that could not be changed.
Before providing an estimate, need guidance from the litigation team on the following. The committee immunized the
in addition to |

|for Senator Ensign

Does the litigation team want the immunized therefrom) of these others included in the
scope of redaction? Or should the scope include only immunized testimony (and derivatives therefrom)? Or
other alternative? Please advise.
From: Hulser, Raymond (CRM)
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 2011 8:31 AM
USADC)]
Subject: ensign referral
[USADC)
Please let me know your sense of the ti mi ng on clearing the material for review as soon as you can. Thanks.

From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Monday, May 23, AM
To: Brown, Mary Patrice
Subject: RE: Ensign matter
Were you on my reply this morning? BTW I'm still waiting the inventory from to help phrase our request,
but they know which materials we want right away.
From: Brown, Mary Patrice
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 10:20 AM
To: Hulser, Raymond
Subj ect: Ensign matter
How did we respond to this email?
(SMO)
Sent: Friday, May 20,
To: Hulser, Raymond; (SMO)
Cc: Raman, Mythili; Smith, Jack; Brown, Mary Patrice
Subj ect: Re: Ensign matter
There are lots of terms here - than not disclosing the items publicly outside of the judicial process, are all of these
i mportant to the Committee?
From: Hulser, Raymond (CRM)
Sent: Friday, May 20,
To: (OLA)
Cc: Raman, Mythili (CRM); Smith, Jack (CRM); Brown, Mary Patrice (CRM)
Subj ect: Ensign matter
We woul d like to send a letter to the Ethics Committee Monday asking them for additional material. have been in
touch wi t h and they are receptive to providing •w i l l be providing me wi th an inventory so
that we can frame our request accurately to capture what we want. Attached is a draft of the letter wanted to know
in advance if OLA has any concerns. Thanks.

From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Wednesday, May 18, 6:07 PM
To: Raman, Mythili; Brown, Mary Patrice
Cc: Smith, Jack
Subject: Ensign status
am attempting to expedite the filter process by having the filter attorney give us materials that clearly pre-date the
• is doing that now, so we will have some set of materials to review

From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: 10:34 AM
Subject: ensign docs
Let me know what it looks like as soon as you get the materials. Thanks.

From:

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Subject:
Attachments:
Hulser, Raymond
2011 5:40 PM
Raman, Mythili; Smith, Jack; Brown, Mary Patrice
Ensign matter
5 20.wpd
We would like to send a letter to the Ethics Committee Monday asking them for additional material, have been in
touch they are receptive to providing be providing me wi th an inventory so
that we can frame our request accurately to capture what we want. Attached is a draft of the letter wanted to know
in advance if OLA has any concerns. Thanks.

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Hulser, Raymond
Saturday, 2011 10:16 AM
Brown, Mary Patrice
Re: Ensign
It ' l l go Monday.

From: Brown, Mary Patrice
To: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: May 21 05:38:49
Ensign
What's the latest on the letter?

From: Hulser, Raymond
Subject: RE: Ensign referral
will be in touch regarding priorities.
(Ethics)
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 5:21 PM
To: Hulser, Raymond
Cc: Smith,
Subject: RE: Ensign referral

l(USADC)
Thank you, sir.
We will provide a written response as quickly as possible. understand that the transcripts
are a priority, and will provide copies of all of the other transcripts as well. It probably makes sense to produce
materials on a rolling If you would like us to prioritize the production in any way, please let me know.
From: Hulser, Raymond
2011 5:13 PM

Cc:

Subj ect: Ensign referral
•Attached a letter requesting additional materials from the Ethics Committee. Thank your cooperation.

From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 12:20 PM
To: Patrice
Subject: RE: tr.
Haven't gotten there,
From: Brown, Mary Patrice
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:19 PM
To: Hulser, Raymond
Subj ect: RE: depo tr.
Thanks. (And the portion about lunch in Senate Dining Room is where?)
From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:17 PM
To: Brown, Mary Patrice
Subj ect: tr.
I'd look at page 198-200 of the depo for his key conversation with Ensign.
From: Brown, Mary Patrice
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:09 PM
To: Hulser, Raymond
Cc:|
Subject: tr.
May get a copy ASAP, please? (Lanny is most interested, and told him woul d read it today.'
Thanks,
MP

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Hulser, Raymond
Monday. 23. 10:32 AM
Jack
RE: NLJ article
- We have a potential Kastigar issue wi th this matter, so Jack and are not reading news accounts regarding
the Senate's report on Ensign. Neither of us will read this article.
Thanks.
From:|
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 10:23 AM
To: Smith, Jack; Hulser, Raymond
Subject: NU article
Interesting - let me know if you need any employment law advice!!
Will Ensign case trigger new conduct code?
Ensi gn case, Senate committee takes rare stand on harassment.
Davi d I ngram ContactAII Articles
The National Law Journal
23, 2011
The charges against former U.S. Sen. John Ensign (R-Nev.) came down like an avalanche: that he
paid a former aide to keep quiet about an affair, that he violated lobbying and campaign laws to help
the aide, that he obstructed justice by e-mail evidence of his crimes.
Then there was another charge been rare in the Senate's history —violation of rules
against sexual harassment.
The harassment accusation is easy to miss, coming toward the end of the 75-page report that the
Senate Ethics Committee's special counsel submitted on May the accusation is lengthy and
detailed. It even discusses Ensign's employee manual, describing rules of acceptable behavior for
his office, which is evidence that is common in private-sector harassment disputes but that no other
Senate ethics report has previously touched.
Some lawyers who follow the ethics process, or employment cases involving Capitol Hill employees,
say they were surprised to see such a condemnation of Ensign's alleged harassment, and they say
it indicates changing norms on legislative staffs about appropriate types of conduct. The report could
also open a new door for people who want to file harassment claims through the ethics process,
though their remedies would be limited.
Melanie Sloan, executive director of the nonprofit Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in
Washington, filed the initial ethics complaint against Ensign. She said she included a request for the
ethics committee to investigate Ensign for sexual harassment, but didn't expect that part of the
complaint to go very far given the Senate's long culture of not addressing such complaints openly.

"What they did here with regard to sexual harassment is they took a more expansive view," Sloan
said. According to the Ensign report, she said, "If you violate an office manual, then that's an ethics
violation."
Ensign, who resigned on May 3, faces potential U.S. Justice Department Federal Election
Commission investigations as a result of referrals from the ethics committee. Representing him is a
Washington-based legal team led by Robert Walker, of counsel to Wiley Rein, and &
Parke partner Abbe Lowell.
At the core of Ensign's case is his relationship with former campaign treasurer Cynthia Hampton,
whose husband, Douglas Hampton, was on Ensign's Senate staff. Ensign's attempt to keep the
affair quiet led him to arrange payments and lobbying work in violation of federal law, according to
the Senate's special counsel, K&L Gates partner Carol Elder Bruce.
Ensign's lawyers wrote in a submission to the ethics committee that he has broken laws, and that
he can't be guilty of harassment because the affair was consensual and went on after the Hamptons
no longer worked for Ensign, meaning it was unrelated to their employment. "There is no basis for
the committee to make any finding or statement against Senator Ensign regarding alleged sexual
discrimination," the lawyers wrote. They declined to comment further for this story.
UNWELCOME BEHAVIOR
The Hamptons did not file a sexual-harassment complaint against Ensign, as an employee might
under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, but Bruce's report argues they didn't for the
ethics committee to get involved. The report says there's evidence Ensign's contact with Cynthia
Hampton was unwelcome even if it was consensual, and that the affair made it impossible for either
of the Hamptons to continue working for the senator.
"Special Counsel submits that under the proper legal standards there is substantial credible
evidence that gives cause to conclude that the senator did discriminate against Ms. Hampton on the
of sex, and that Mr. Hampton was a victim of that discrimination," the report says,
Lynne Bernabei of Washington's & Wachtel, who represents sexual-harassment claimants
including congressional employees, expressed welcome surprise at the report's findings. She said it
shows the Senate Ethics Committee might not be a black hole for future harassment complaints.
"Anything that brings some accountability to these bodies is a good thing," Bernabei said.
No previous ethics report compares to the Ensign report's treatment of sexual harassment.
the Senate Ethics Committee released a short statement accusing then-Sen. Bob Packwood (R-
Ore.) of "repeatedly committing sexual misconduct, making at least separate unwanted and
unwelcome sexualadvances," but the facts of the case were very different. Also in his case, some
women's rights advocates said the committee unfairly let Packwood off the hook by refusing to hold
open hearings on the matter. Three years earlier, Brock Adams (D-Wash.) denied
harassment accusations but headed off an extended ethics inquiry by retiring, a tactic that did not
work for Ensign.
RECOGNITION'
Employment and ethics lawyers said they don't expect the ethics process to replace Title as the
place for Capitol harassment victims to turn —Title has applied to Congress since —
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because the ethics process can offer only discipline of the offending party, not a monetary award, as
a remedy. In addition, said Stanley Brand of Washington's Brand Law Group, the ethics committee
has plenty else to focus on when alleged harassment is not tied to a larger scandal.
"I don't think that, going forward, the ethics committee is going to take jurisdiction of every
alone discrimination claim," Brand said.
But the ethics committee's statement is still a breakthrough for employees, said Joseph Sellers,
a name partner at Cohen Milstein Sellers & Toll in Washington.
"The committee making the findings it did is a powerful recognition that this kind of conduct is
impermissible in the Senate, even from a senator," Sellers said, "and one would hope that that
would send a clear signal that that kind of conduct would be found impermissible under the
Congressional Accountability Act," which applied Title to employees on Capitol Hill.
Sloan, a former counsel on the House Judiciary Committee, said the Ensign report should be a
deterrent: "What this report says is that, separate from your ability to sue, here's when sexual
harassment will be considered a violation of Senate rules."
Agency Counsel | U.S. Department of Justice | Criminal Division | B
From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Monday, 23, 12:03
To:
Subject: RE: Senate Ethics

(Ethics)
Sent: Monday, May 23, 2011 11:50 AM
To: Hulser, Raymond
Subject: Senate Ethics
Ray:
Attached is our inventory of the Ensign case materials.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thank you.
Select Committee on Ethics
United States Senate
220 Hart Senate Office Building
Washington, DC 20510

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Smith, Jack;|
Ensign referral
Letter 23,

• Attached is a letter requesting additional materials from the Ethics Committee. Thank you for your cooperation.

Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Wednesday, June 22, 3:07 PM
To:
Subject: let know when you're ready for Ensign

From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Tuesday, June 28, 9:24 AM
To: Smith, Jack
Subject: RE:
see no indication in the Senate report criminal violations. says he disagreed wi th |
and sitting here see that they were being lobbied. In the key conversation with Ensign, after the |
contact, Ensign: "junior staff should not be responsible for determining if his contacts violate the lobbying
law." Then said "look, in the future, just so this is handled properly, will be in charge of dealing with so he
doesn't do this [contact other staffers]." Ensign said "yeah, good. Yeah, yeah, yeah, do that."
On the premise that the Senate report contains the best stuff, don' t see making a criminal case for us,
From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, PM
To: Patrice
Subject: tr.
I'd look at page 198-200 of the depo for his key conversation wi th Ensign.
From: Brown, Mary Patrice
Sent: Wednesday, June 29, 2011 12:09 PM
Subject: Lopez depo tr;
May get a copy ASAP, please? (Lanny is most interested, and tol d him would read it today.)
Thanks,
MP

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Sent: Monday, July 12:46 PM
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OK to enter into ACTS in its entirety ? Ensign Declination Memo
Your message is ready to be sent with the following file or link attachments:
Ensign Declination Memo
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Wednesday, June 29, 5:56 PM
Smith, Jack
draft weekly, etc
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A few things:
think we should set up an Ensign meeting with at least Mary Pat, if not Mythili and Lanny, before ••l e a v e s .
to want the run-down on the e-mail destruction, FEC lies, and on what we had and didn' t have, and
why. It might that stuff.


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Monday, August AM
ensign
| wi l l be reaching out to schedule an Ensign status briefing with Lanny, probably Thursday. don' t
recall your travel schedule this week.

From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: Tuesday. April 03. 2012 3:55 PM
To:
Cc:
Subject: Ensign 302s
to provide the FEC with copies of 302s related to the $96,000 campaign contribution allegation. Can
you please check wi th WFO and see if they have any objection, and then identify which 302s we have that might be
helpful to them? Thanks,
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Thursday, May 10, 20129:30 AM
Ensign Dec
approved the Ensign dec in really appreciate you taking care of this. Can we please delete from the
FBI letter the reference to charging It's not something we normally do, and it sounds apologetic, which we
shouldn't be. Thanks.

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10, 2012 10:56 AM
Jack
RE: Ensign Dec
Ok wi th me.
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To: Smith, Jack; Hulser, Raymond
Subj ect: RE: Ensign Dec
am happy to make that change and resubmit into ACTS. Just let me know.
From: Smith, Jack
Sent: Thursday, May AM
To: Hulser, Raymond;
Subj ect: RE: Ensign Dec
Mi nor point on the Ensign declination: should we add a sentence making cl earthat we only gave|
he said he would not talk to us without it?
|i mmuni ty
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Subj ect: Ensign Dec
• approved the Ensign dec in ACTS, and really appreciate you taking care of this. Can we please delete f rom the
FBI the reference t o It's not something we normally do, and it sounds apologetic, which we
shouldn't be. Thanks.
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ensign
Let me know what you think about where this is coming from. Thanks.

More Messages Link Senator to Job Effort
By ERIC and ERIC UPTON
WASHINGTON Previously undisclosed e-mail messages turned over to the and Senate ethics investigators provide new
evidence about Senator John Ensign's efforts to steer lobbying work to the embittered husband of his former mistress and could deepen
his legal and political troubles.
Mr. Ensign, Republican of Nevada, suggested that a Las Vegas development firm hire the husband, Douglas Hampton, after it had
sought the senator's help on several energy projects in 2008, according to e-mail messages and interviews with company executives.
The messages are the first written records from Mr. Ensign documenting his efforts to find clients for Mr. Hampton, a top aide and close
friend, after the senator had an affair with his wife, Cynthia Hampton. They appear to undercut the senator's assertion that he did not
know the work might involve Congressional lobbying, which could violate a federal ban on such activities by staff members for a year
after leaving government.
The e-mail messages also hint at what Mr. Ensign's office now says was an effort by the Las Vegas firm, a small energy investment .
business called P2SA Equity, to improperly link Mr. Ensign's possible assistance to a promised donation.
The and the Senate Ethics Committee are investigating whether Mr. Ensign, in trying to contain the fallout from his affair with
Ms. Hampton, conspired to find lobbying work for her husband despite the federal restrictions. They are also examining a $96,000
payment Mr. Ensigu's parents made to the Hamptons.
Mr. Hampton has said that the senator promised to work around the lobbying ban and help him make up the income that he and his
wife, a former Ensign campaign staff member, lost when they left their jobs after the affair ended in 2008.
The e-mail messages involving P2SA, which were provided to The New York Times by someone involved in the case, appear to open a
line of inquiry to investigators.
In October, The Times disclosed Mr, Ensign's role in securing lucrative jobs for Mr. Hampton two other Nevada companies — NV
Energy and Allegiant Air — and intervening with federal officials on behalf of those companies. But the senator's discussions with P2SA
executives about potential work for Mr, Hampton have not been previously reported.
Mr, Ensign's entreaties to P2SA, though, were unsuccessful. Executives there decided after several interviews with Mr. Hampton that
they did not have a spot for him.
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Mr. denied any wrongdoing.
"Senator Ensign has stated clearly, he has not violated any law or Senate ethics rule," said Rebecca Fisher, the senator's
"I f Doug Hampton violated federal law or rules, Senator Ensign did not advise him to do so, did not suggest that he do so, and did not
cooperate with his doing so."
Officials from the the Senate ethics panel declined to comment.
P2SA, which has tried to turn Las Vegas into a national center for alternative energy, is co-owned by Greg J, Paulk, a contractor who has
been a campaign donor to Mr. Ensign.
According to the e-mail messages, Mr. Ensign met with Mr. Paulk and Bob Andrews, then P2SA's executive vice president, i n May 2008
to discuss any help the senator might he able to provide on energy projects.
that time, Mr. Ensign was scrambling to find for Mr. Hampton, his former top administrative aide. The senator had already
helped find a position for Mr. Hampton at November Inc., a political consulting shop run by a former fund-raiser for the senator, and
had spoken with donors at Allegiant Air and NV Energy about possible consulting work there.
At the meeting, Mr. Andrews said in an interview, he sought the senator's support for a biodiesel facility the company was building i n
Las Vegas and a possible land swap in with the federal Bureau of Land Management (referred to as BLM in e-mail
exchanges) so the company could build a solar power plant.
Mr. Ensign brought up the idea of P2SA's hiring Mr. Hampton, Mr. Andrews recalled.
The senator mentioned "that he might have somebody we should talk to who might be able to us with assistance i n our biodiesel
program," Mr. Andrews said, adding: T took this as a helpful hint."
In a follow-up e-mail message obtained by the and Senate investigators, Mr. Andrews wrote to Mr. Ensign: "We are excited about
the assistance that you and your staff may be able to give us in regards to the Biodiesel and our properties south of Sloan."
Mr, Andrews added: "Give me the information regarding next week's fund-raising and we will certainly attend. Thanks again."
According to the documents, Mr. Ensign forwarded the note about the company's business plans to Mr. Hampton with a message of his
own saying: " I think have played golf with him. This is who I met with."
That led to a series of meetings between Mr. Hampton and Mr. Andrews about consulting work.
"It was my understanding he was in the lobbying business," Mr. Andrews said of Mr. Hampton. "Being able to lobby our Congressional
and senatorial lawmakers was certainly something we were exploring."
Mr. Ensign also spoke with Mr. Slanker at November Inc. about Mr. Hampton's job prospects.
"Spoke with JE about the Mr. Slanker, using the senator's initials, told Mr. Hampton in an e-mail message. "They are looking
into energy stuff in rural possibly and might need BLM help." The firm was a "solid prospect" for consulting work, he said.
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In an e-mail message on May Mr. Hampton told the senator that he expected to meet soon with Mr. Andrews about a
consulting Six weeks later, though, he e-mailed again to say that the firm had "decided they do not need the service at this time."
Still, the case could pose legal problems for Mr. Ensign, ethics lawyers said.
The one-year ban on lobbying by former Congressional aides applies mainly to the former employees themselves. But investigators are
seeking to determine if Mr, Ensign helped Mr. Hampton flout the law, and whether the senator's decision to Mr. Hampton
information about P2SA's proposals could constitute improper "contact," even if it did not produce a job, several lawyers said.
At a minimum, the Senate ethics committee would most likely want to determine whether the e-mail messages between Mr. Ensign and
Mr. Hampton related to an "official matter" under ethics restrictions, said Elliot S. a lawyer specializing in Congressional ethics.
With ethics allegations swirling in Washington, the case against Mr. Ensign is one of the few to have risen to a criminal investigation.
P2SA's projects ultimately foundered. The biodiesel plant i t financed was built but never opened, and the idea for a solar plant stalled.
But Mr. Ensign did push legislation, which would have benefited the company, to provide a new tax break for solar power projects, and
he voted to extend a separate tax break for biodiesel plants. Ms. Fisher, the spokeswoman for Mr. Ensign, said the senator's actions were
unrelated to any requests by P2SA. She acknowledged, though, the firm's apparent linking of campaign contributions to political
help raised ethical issues.
In August 2008, two months after meeting with the senator, Mr. Paulk donated $10,000 to a political action committee affiliated with
Mr. Ensigu and a half-dozen other politicians, records show. Ms. Fisher said Mr. Ensign's office returned $1,666 — his share of the
contribution — in late 2008 after a staff member alerted him to the potential ethics problem.
"The senator acted immediately by calling the company to tell them that his office could not assist them because the subject of fund-
raising been raised in the context of a request for assistance," Ms. Fisher said. "Senator Ensign has consistently acted in an ethical
manner to avoid even the appearance of impropriety."
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From: Hulser, Raymond
Sent: AM
Subject: RE: schedule
Great. When are the interviews scheduled. In case the FO wants a briefing from you next week.
From:
Sent: Friday, April 09, 2010 8:37 AM
To: Hulser, Raymond
Subject: Re: schedule
Yes have interviews with the two top execs from Ailiegiant Air (Ensign investigation) but everything else on my flexible.


Sent: Fri Apr 09 08:01:03 2010
Subject: schedule
Are you in DC all next week?

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Friday, April 02, 8:04 AM
Raman, Mythili; Axelrod, Matthew
RE: Ensign article in
It's a shame the company in the article never hired also has a great timeline, with photos and
quotes.
From: Raman, Mythili
Sent: Friday, April 02, 2010 7:49 AM
To: Hulser, Raymond; Axelrod, Matthew
Subj ect: Ensign article in nytimes

Mythili Raman
Principal Deputy Assistant Attorney General and Chief of Staff
Criminal Division
United States Department of Justice
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