Much of the money spent during those trips was doled out in controversial per diems that go without documentation. In the Wall Street Journal article, Hastings claimed he was too rushed on his trips to keep up with receipts. "You are all concerned about nickels and dimes, and I'm not," he told the newspaper. "You know, in a taxicab in Kazakhstan, I don't have time to get a receipt — I don't speak Kazakh."

He also claimed that on the trips, he would use the taxpayer-financed per diem money to "buy gifts, meals, or drinks for the military pilots, security officials, and interpreters who travel with him."

"I'm a generous spirit and a courteous spirit," Mr. Hastings said at the time. "I stand accused."

In January, a House ethics panel dropped its investigation of the travel habits of Hastings, citing a lack of evidence. Now he once again finds himself accused, this time in court. Time will tell if Hastings — the ultimate political and professional survivor — will beat this one too.

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Peggy_stphns
Peggy_stphns

None of these news articles about Politicians moves me or up sit me anymore. It looks like everyone wants a piece of the pie at others expense. Then we wonder why the economy is like it is today.

Wc
Wc

When I was going through law school, one of my professors was helping to defend him in his impeachment trial. Later, when I interned in juvenile court, this man was in court trying to fight child support payments, claiming that is was unconstitutional or such. This piece of crap should have ended his public career with his impeachment. Unfortunately, if you say anything about him, the left will claim racism.

Caesaraugustus1
Caesaraugustus1

This guy was a federal judge who was impeached for taking bribes--then they gerrymander a congressional district to ensure that a black person gets elected--and-Presto ! He gets elected to congress and continues his scams.

Matthew Earl
Matthew Earl

Well isn't that primarily what the Miami Cubans do?

 
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