Senior Democrat in Congess - Rep. Conyers used taxpayer money to pay off sexual assault accusers

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  1. Gator Fever

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    https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/she-complained-that-a-powerful-congressman-harassed-her?utm_term=.uskb1ydEP#.eqZ6lOMNX

    Documents from the complaint obtained by BuzzFeed News include four signed affidavits, three of which are notarized, from former staff members who allege that Conyers, the ranking Democrat on the powerful House Judiciary Committee, repeatedly made sexual advances to female staff that included requests for sexual favors, contacting and transporting other women with whom they believed Conyers was having affairs, caressing their hands sexually, and rubbing their legs and backs in public. Four people involved with the case verified the documents are authentic.


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    Rep. John Conyers speaks at the Congressional Black Caucus Foundation's 45th annual legislative conference, Washington, DC, September 18, 2015.

    And the documents also reveal the secret mechanism by which Congress has kept an unknown number of sexual harassment allegations secret: a grinding, closely held process that left the alleged victim feeling, she told BuzzFeed News, that she had no option other than to stay quiet and accept a settlement offered to her.

    “I was basically blackballed. There was nowhere I could go,” she said in a phone interview. BuzzFeed News is withholding the woman’s name at her request because she said she fears retribution.

    The woman who settled with Conyers launched the complaint with the Office of Compliance in 2014, alleging she was fired for refusing his sexual advances, and ended up facing a daunting process that ended with a confidentiality agreement in exchange for a settlement of more than $27,000. Her settlement, however, came from Conyers’ office budget rather than the designated fund for settlements.
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    It figures the longest serving Democrat in congress would be up to no good like this and forcing himself on women while using taxpayer dollars to shut the case down.
     
    • gatordad3

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      • Gator Fever

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        I have a feeling we will be getting a story soon showing specifics on how Democrats and a Rep or two were using taxpayer funds to hide all their sexual assaults etc. Conyer is just the first specific one and it wouldn't surprise me if some victims related to Franken while he has been in office show up also.
         
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          “Blackballed”

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          I wonder what our friend Maxine has to say about this?
           
          • gatordad3

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          • Gator Fever

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            Now some Disney bigshot is having to take a leave of absence due to sexual harassment claims. I wonder whether more Dems or more Hollywood executives/directors/actors have sexual assault allegations. The amount of perversion on the left is crazy.
             
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                John Lassiter. He’s the guy that made Pixar and is now in charge of all the Disney animation. Trying to read the articles. So far I got that he gets real handsy and makes inappropriate comments when drunk at parties. Trying to see what else they dug up on him.
                 
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                  Would that include the ones agent orange also paid off??? I am all for it!!!! Will he also require them to release their tax returns...oh wait.....LOL
                   
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                  Lol Trump has never paid a woman off in a lawsuit accusing "him" of sexual assault. There may have been ones that involved a company he owned etc. involving someone working there but he has never paid an accuser off that claimed he sexually assaulted them.
                   
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                    Impeach Trump.
                     
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                      http://www.washingtonexaminer.com/maxine-waters-to-women-john-conyers-has-impeccable-integrity-on-our-issues/article/2641351
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                      Maxine Waters - “You know, there is a member of Congress who has been supportive of women for many, many, many years,” said said in a keynote address to the Women's Convention Sojourner Truth Luncheon in Detroit.


                      “He is quiet, he is confident, he is powerful, but he has impeccable integrity on all of our issues. Give John Conyers a big round of applause.”
                       
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                        http://nymag.com/daily/intelligence...-to-trumps-16-sexual-misconduct-accusers.html

                        I know, I know "fake news" because it doesn't fit agent orange's and his follower's narrative
                         
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                        Like I said Trump has never paid one of these fake accusers anything with regards to a legal claim/suit he personally sexually assaulted them.
                         
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                        Um....he didn't pay her???? Or because of the non disclosures after a predator pays, no one can confirm, like Weinstein. Sure looks like she was paid to keep her mouth shut.

                        In 1997 Harth and Houraney sued Trump for breach of contract, and she filed a separate sexual-harassment suit, accusing him of “attempted rape.” They reached a confidential settlement in the contract suit, and as part of the agreement Harth withdrew her suit.
                         
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                        Tax returns? You going with that still? Tax returns? They started all this crap with Trump and now they get to air out their own laundry. If you live in a glass house........
                         
                      • Gator Fever

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                        Just like I said
                         
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                        If I am as a taxpayer, doling out money for any person of congress bad behavior, I want to know who and get them out. It's not just a morality issue it's a money issue. I say if there is smoke there is fire and I want politicians to be terrified that if they commit impropriety they are out, done, finished.
                         

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