Thursday, July 31, 2008

Whole Lott-A Trouble For Trent

An insurance company's attorney suggested during a sworn deposition that Trent Lott urged witnesses to give false information, helping his brother-in-law, Richard "Dickie" Scruggs in a Hurricane Katrina lawsuit.

This makes us think we never really thought much about Lott's family back when he was Senate Majority Leader on the Hill, and protecting us from Bill Clinton's blow-job. Or, maybe you just haven't cared about Trent much since that time he was on the Armstrong Williams Show back in '98 and called homosexuality a sin, equating it to alcoholism, kleptomania and sex addiction.

We did get a glimpse of his family last year when his brother-in-law Richard "Dickie" Scruggs, was indicted on charges of offering a $50,000 bribe to a Mississippi state judge in a fee dispute.

Now we get to meet Zach Scruggs, "Dickie's" son and Lott's nephew. Zach represented his Uncle Lott after he lost his house to Hurricane Katrina back in '05. It seems that in a deposition regarding new allegations about Dickie, Zach may have gotten his Uncle Lott in some trouble. He had to invoke the Fifth Amendment when asked if it was his "habit" to have (his Uncle) contact and encourage witnesses to give false information." (OUCH)

Lott was unavailable for comment.