Sludge politics

Seems two members of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee got themselves in a bit of trouble after admitting to obtaining the credit report of Maryland Lt. Governor Michael S. Steele (R):

Two members of the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee have resigned after admitting they obtained Maryland Lt. Gov. Michael S. Steele’s credit report.

Phil Singer, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC), said the two staffers told committee officials in July what they had done. He said the committee began an internal investigation and determined it was an isolated incident.

“The DSCC immediately ensured that Mr. Steele’s credit report was not used or disseminated to anyone,” Mr. Singer said, “It also reported this incident to the U.S. attorney in Washington, D.C.”

He said the employees, who were not identified, were cooperating with authorities.

A source familiar with the investigation said the employees were “senior staff” members in the research department of the DSCC.

“While the DSCC did not authorize the employees to access Mr. Steele’s credit report, we regret that this incident occurred and apologize to Mr. Steele,” Mr. Singer said.

A criminal investigation is underway.

Sounds to me like there are some very nervous Dems in the higher up ranks in Maryland, to try and pull a stunt like this.

More, via Captain Ed.

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