How long did Duke Cunningham -- and other lawmakers, possibly -- have sex with hookers, courtesy of Brent Wilkes and Mitchell Wade?
The Wall Street Journal piece this morning doesn't say. From talking with sources, I gather that most of the indiscretions in the piece probably happened over the past few years, ending only when the San Diego Union Tribune ran its first piece on Cunningham last June.
But many people looking into the case believe it started long before that -- as far back as 1994, some say. After all, Wilkes was working D.C. from the early 1990s, with Wade by his side, winning friends and influencing legislation.
I'm hearing that Wilkes and Wade regularly hosted Congressmen and others to drink, play cards, smoke cigars -- and, yes, be entertained by prostitutes. (Remember that "hospitality suite, with several bedrooms?")
And I'll stick by my statement from earlier today: We're going to hear more about this. We'd better -- we haven't had a sex scandal in this town since forever, it seems like.