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Friday, December 22, 2017

A former aide to GOP Rep. Blake Farenthold contacted the House Ethics Committee last week to detail what she said were regular requests from the congressman and his chief of staff to perform campaign-related duties even though she was never paid by or volunteered with his congressional campaign. Elizabeth Peace, who was Farenthold's communications director from May 2015 to March 2017, told committee lawyers last Wednesday that while she worked for the Texas lawmaker, she was pressured to, and at least on one occasion, yelled at by Farenthold's chief of staff to help with campaign efforts, according to a source familiar with Peace's conversation with committee lawyers.




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If Peace's allegations to the ethics committee are found to be true, they could mark campaign finance violations for Farenthold. CNN has not independently confirmed Peace's allegations. ...

Farenthold was already being investigated by the House Ethics Committee for allegations of sexual harassment from another Farenthold ex-staffer, Lauren Greene.

And last week, CNN reported revelations from another former aide, Michael Rekola, that Farenthold regularly made sexually demeaning comments in the office and was verbally abusive to staff.


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He's gotta go, Congress should be held to the same zero tolerance as corporations espouse.

#1 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2017-12-22 11:58 PM | Reply

Guess that Franken/Moore "stalemate on these sexual misconduct thing" is over. They no longer "cancel each other out."

#2 | Posted by chuffy at 2017-12-23 11:17 AM | Reply

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