Candidate for NY Attorney General investigated for bugging husband (literally!)

The Republican candidate for Attorney General in New York is under federal investigation for illegally spying on her husband. Jeanine Pirro was caught on tape asking former New York City Police Commissioner Bernie Kerik to bug her husband's boat:



At a hastily arranged news conference yesterday, called because of an imminent television report on the inquiry, Ms. Pirro conceded that she had her husband, Albert, followed in the summer of 2005. She said she had discussed bugging the family’s boat with Mr. Kerik, an old friend who was then running his own security business. But Ms. Pirro, who was the district attorney of Westchester County at the time, said she never went through with the plan, and she insisted that she broke no laws.

Seething with anger, and choking up as she laid bare her marital problems, Ms. Pirro said that two federal agents approached her at her home late one recent night and revealed that the United States attorney’s office for the Southern District of New York was investigating her surveillance discussions. They had been caught on tape by Bronx authorities who were conducting a separate investigation of Mr. Kerik. [NYT]
Yes, that's the same Bernie Kerik who might have become the Director of Homeland Security if he hadn't gotten caught banging his mistresses in an apartment reserved for 9/11 first responders and doing business with the mob.

[Direland]

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