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John Ensign Says He's A Victim Of 'Gotcha' Journalism'

05/25/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

On Thursday, Politico's Manu Raju reported that Sen. John Ensign, the Nevada GOP Senator who last year admitted to having an affair with a married staffer, believes the press has been treating him unfairly.

"Seeking of the truth should be not only part of the Justice Department and part of our judicial system, but also should be ... a goal of reporters today," Ensign told Politico. "Unfortunately, too much of our press is ... (1) biased or (2) just about 'gotcha.'"

Ensign is currently under an ethics investigation for the fallout of his affair, which includes questions about whether he secured large sums of money for his mistress, Cindy Hampton, and her husband, Doug Hampton, both of whom were former aides to the Nevada senator.

Eric Schultz, a spokesman for the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, responded to Ensign's comments in Politico, not with the usual quote, but by sending along what he called a "gift to John Ensign":

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