Colorado's politicos can take a deep breath and hope the media storm emanating from the "accidental" release of a weekly ethics report passes over some other unfortunate state. The scandal, which provides information on ethics investigations, including the conduct of 19 lawmakers and a few staffers, has not been linked to anyone in Colorado. But the story, which several news organizations, including The Washington Post , broke late last night, was still evolving this morning, when the public awoke to a rare glimpse into the dealings of the secretive House ethics committee and its inquiries into issues such as corporate influence and defense lobbying. An example of what's coming out: In June, the committee said it was OK for the Justice Department, the National Security Agency, and the FBI to issue subpoenas for "certain intercepted communications" involving Congresswoman Jane Harman, a California Democrat who was heard in a 2005 conversation agreeing to an Israeli operative's request to try to obtain leniency for two pro-Israel lobbyists in exchange for the agent's help in lobbying. That scandal had been widely reported in recent months, but the report contains a few surprises, writes the Post, becoming public after apparently being uploaded to a publicly accessible computer network. The Associated Press  reports the documents were placed online as a result of "cyber-hacking." Meanwhile, ethics controversy is also taking hold in Colorado state government, reports The Denver Post . Republican state employees are complaining that Democratic Governor Bill Ritter has inappropriately used work e-mail accounts to invite them to a fundraiser.