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So why did Trent Lott resign?

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Interesting story by Huffington Post reporter Max Follmer, a Chicago native. LINK

Days after Sen. Trent Lott (R-Ms.) made a surprise announcement that he is stepping down, it turns out his brother-in-law is indicted in a scheme growing out the efforts to rebuild in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

The lede...(from Huffingtonpost...)

Prominent Mississippi trial attorney Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, the brother-in-law of outgoing GOP Sen. Trent Lott, was indicted by a federal grand jury Wednesday on charges that he and four other men tried to bribe a Mississippi state court judge.

Max Follmer reports:
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There must be some fire behind this smoke! Tough to believe that one will give up all the power and limelight for more bucks as a lobbyist.

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