Wedding Bells

WEDDING BELLS....It looks like Washington has a new power couple!
Two Bush administration officials who have been linked in scandal are now linked in wedlock. The union of former Deputy Interior Secretary J. Steven Griles and Sue Ellen Wooldridge could have implications for the investigation into Griles's ties to ex-lobbyist Jack Abramoff.

....Legal experts note that people can refuse to testify against their spouses, and that in some cases, people can prevent their spouse from testifying against them.

....Wooldridge is represented by a lawyer in the matter of her arrangement with Griles and a top lobbyist at ConocoPhillips to buy a $980,000 vacation home. Department of Justice officials said Wooldridge had cleared the purchase with the DoJ.

....As a senior staffer, Wooldridge provided ethics advice to Griles during an investigation by the Interior Department's inspector general, according to published reports.
Brings a tear to your eye, doesn't it? Via Taegan Goddard.

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