I’d love to blame this on the bloodthirsty press, putting the joy of destroying a man’s reputation over national security. But I can’t. The blames lands at the administration’s feet for failing to scrutinize Kerik before. After the Clinton administration, the question of the legal status and taxes on domestics should be the first question asked.
“I uncovered information that now leads me to question the immigration status of a person who had been in my employ as a housekeeper and nanny. It has also been brought to my attention that for a period of time during such employment required tax payments and related filings had not been made.”