Ensign Asked Top Nevada GOP Consultant To Meet With Hampton

Add another name to the list of people Sen. John Ensign (R-NV) approached in his desperate bid to find a job for Doug Hampton after sleeping with Hampton’s wife.

Sig Rogich, a veteran Nevada GOP political consultant met with investigators, and told them that he had a meeting with Hampton after “Ensign had asked me to meet him,” according to what Rogich told Politico. “I told [Hampton] at a 10-minute meeting I did not have” a job for him, Rogich, a former Reagan administration communications aide, added. “That was it basically.”Yesterday, KLAS-TV in Las Vegas reported that Rogich, and several other people, received subpoenas from the Senate Ethics committee, which is probing the matter.

Ensign also reportedly met with several Nevada businesses to try to find a job for Hampton. Justice Department investigators, also probing the matter, have reportedly sent subpoenas to some of those businesses, and to the National Republican Senatorial Committee. KLAS reported that the Feds are looking into an episode in which credit card companies donated to the NRSC — then chaired by Ensign — after Ensign told them he would help fight off new regulations.