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February 13, 2016

Update: McAllister’s Request for FBI Probe One Option

McAllister, as his family looks on, at his mock swearing-in last November. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

McAllister, as his family looks on, at his mock swearing-in last November. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call File Photo)

Updated, 10:18 a.m. | Rep. Vance McAllister’s Washington staff said Wednesday that asking the FBI to investigate the leak of a video that has landed the freshman congressman in an infidelity scandal is one of several options the Louisiana Republican is weighing.

The News Star, the congressman’s home-town newspaper in Monroe, La., reported that McAllister planned to send a letter Wednesday morning to Speaker John A. Boehner,  R-Ohio, asking that the FBI open an investigation into who leaked the surveillance camera video.

But the congressman’s communications director, Jennifer Dunagin, said the decision to appeal to the speaker has not yet been made.

“At this point, there has not been a letter sent to Speaker Boehner,” she told CQ Roll Call. “Right now, the congressman is exploring the option. This security breach is something that warrants an investigation, but how we go about doing that is yet to be determined.”

Read The News Star story here.

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  • TrollBaby

    Lol, family values!

  • LZ126

    Hah! As if it minimizes the act it captured!

  • Rick C

    OK, let’s get this straight… the guy is stepping out on his wife with a staff member and now he wants to know who took a video of a security tape that caught him in the act. Why not just man up and move on… I’d think he has more serious issues to deal with … such as trying to effectively represent his constituents or getting his life in order with his family! Does it really matter that someone (his mistress’s husband, another staff member, a political enemy) don’t like him enough to blow the whistle.

  • pitch1934

    They sure have some sleazy politicians in Louisiana.

  • Jay Va

    Collectivists attempt to justify centralized power with the notion that order must be imposed with the leaden threads of central control.

  • Oliver Ales

    Among others, Darwin used Adam Smith’s work on morals, conduct, and character to develop his theories regarding biological evolution.

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