The Real Reason Lott Is Resigning?

Harper’s Magazine is speculating that Senate Minority Whip Trent Lott may be resigning because of his possible interference in the FBI’s investigation of his brother-in-law, Richard “Dickey” Scruggs, a Mississippi lawyer who, with three other lawyers, has been indicted for attempting to bribe a state circuit court judge.

Scruggs, described as “arguably the most famous and possibly the wealthiest trial lawyer in the United States” may have asked Lott to intervene in his case. Lott may have had telephone conversations with the Justice Department asking them to “lay off” his brother-in-law.

Not as juicy as that dumbass gay hooker scandal, but a hell of a “Lott” more plausible, eh?