Claude Rains, Please Go To The White Courtesy Phone

by digby

So an ethics investigation about defense contractors and members of the defense sub-committee was accidentally leaked today. Norah O'Donnell asked Lisa Myers what it was all about:

This is a very serious matter Norah. What you have going on here, you have a pattern of members of this sub-committee steering multi-million dollar earmarks to clients of this lobbying groups and clients of the lobbying group reciprocating the favor by steering lots of campaign money to the members of congress.

Is that illegal? If it is then somebody needs to inform all members of congress and every lobbyist on K-Street because I don't think they've heard about it.