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September 11, 2008

Whistleblower Documents McCain Abuse Of Power

Matt Stoller:

A whistleblower is coming forth against John and Cindy McCain, and the picture he is painting is not a pretty one. You've probably heard about Cindy McCain stealing prescription drugs from her charity in the 1990s. Today, Tom Gosinski, her former employee and a close friend of the McCain's, came out on the record about the entire sordid episode. And it appears that McCain used his Senate staff and resources to cover up Cindy's drug use, and potentially to prevent the Drug Enforcement Agency from investigating his wife's theft of illegal prescription drugs. John McCain certainly used his political connections to begin a campaign of intimidation against Gosinski, because at the time - this was after the Keating 5 scandal - another major scandal would have derailed his career. Gosinski stayed quiet out of fear until today; a recent fight with cancer has strengthened his resolve. As he told me today, if he can beat cancer, he can go on the record regarding how the McCain's do business.

Raw Story has more.

John Avarosis looks at the way a Washington Post interview with Gosinski somehow disappeared.

—Jonathan Schwarz

Posted at September 11, 2008 04:02 PM

Abuse of office? I thought that's why WE hire these people. And they've abused US well, worth every cent. What pisses me off is they're abusing a hell of a lot of other people around the world, people who've NEVER paid a penny for their services. Its giveaway programs, abusing people freely, such as the Obama/McCain ticket propose that will overburden the TAXPAYER. (psst-Cindy's looking better a vp choice every day)

Posted by: Mike Meyer at September 11, 2008 10:15 PM

new talking point for the democratic talking heads:

"we don't need another president who thinks he's above the law."

this would only work, however, if the media widely reported mccain's scandals. which means, it would probably be a lousy talking point, after all.

Posted by: matthew at September 11, 2008 10:58 PM