Smear Job

Here’s what looks like the Next Big Scandal:

Federal prosecutors have opened an inquiry into allegations that two Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee employees illegally tapped into Lt. Gov. Michael Steele’s credit history.

WBAL-TV 11 News reporter David Collins reported the workers obtained the report in July while executing opposition research on the lieutenant governor.

Damning stuff, but it gets worse. Matt Drudge linked to the story thusly:

Update: Did Schumer’s DSCC Destroy Evidence?

Apparently not. The relevant bit of the story says, “Collins reported that the two employees have since resigned and committee officials said they have destroyed the document.” In other words, they properly destroyed the credit report they obtained (it seems) fraudulently. What the employees did not destroy was evidence of wrongdoing – since they already fessed up and resigned.

Remember: It’s not the crime, it’s the cover-up. Drudge is hyping a cover-up where it doesn’t look like one exists.