Quoting the Daily Mail of London on anything is treacherous. While it's not as right wing as a Murdoch publication, it tends towards conservatism biases.
Which makes its coverage of an American Democrat pretty interesting, from a nuts-and-bolts perspective. After all, while they source their story through the New York Post (note to any Mail-ites reading this: please stop. Just stop doing that. You might as well make shite up. Use the New York Daily News: almost as conservative but not half as dumb) the unique cherry picking of testimony turned a fairly routine story of graft into a lurid pot-boiler of illicit sex all over the place and a panic when the check came.