There are new developments tonight in a story most of us probably thought was over.
That is the case against former Nevada Senator John Ensign. Ensign resigned last year under the cloud of an ethics probe. But one group is still demanding answers.
"Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington is concerned the Department of Justice hasn't been aggresively pursuing Congressional corruption," said Melanie Sloan, the group's executive director.
John Ensign resigned in May of last year as the Senate Ethics Committee and the F-B-I were investigating him for possible corruption: Ensign admitted to having an affair with a campaign aide and was accused of paying hush money to keep it quiet. But Ensign was never charged with any crime. Now the watchdog group is taking on the Justice Department demanding answers and documents in the case.
"CREW hopes to eventually get documents from the Justice Department that will detail all of John Ensign's misconduct. And hopefully from that we can glean why the department of justic chose not to prosecute him," said Sloan.
CREW filed a lawsuit this month against the Justice Department after the agency refused to turn over documents in the Ensign case. The group believes there is plenty of evidence to prove he committed a crime.
"I'm a former prosecutor and i think i could have made a case against Ensign. So if we could see the docs we could make the case that DOJ is not doing its job and needs to be more aggressive" Sloan said.
News 4 called the Justice Department and we were told by a spokesman they will not comment on this case.
The agency has 60 days to respond to the lawsuit.