During that time, Sloan said, she witnessed and experienced behavior by Conyers similar to episodes described in claims against him that on Tuesday prompted the House Ethics Committee to open an investigation. In addition to accusations of sexual misconduct, the claims against Conyers included “mistreatment of staff.” Sloan said she did not believe she was sexually harassed by the congressman, but she said his behavior toward her was inappropriate and abusive. She said she was speaking publicly after seeing Conyers dismiss former staff members’ accounts of misconduct.And, Sloan continues, “there was nothing I could do to stop it… Not going to leadership, not going to my boss, not going to a women’s group, not Continue reading "Fmr. Conyers Staffer Alleges He Harassed and Verbally Abused Her"
Other Democrats haven’t quite gotten to that point yet. Congressman Gregory Meeks said earlier today Conyers should step down from his post as ranking member on the House Judiciary Committee. [image via screengrab] — — Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac
I believe Rep. Conyers should resign. Full statement below. pic.twitter.com/k8u9CXoJzH— Kathleen Rice (@RepKathleenRice) November 22, 2017
SNL alum Tim Meadows talked about the accusations against Senator (and fellow SNL alum) Al Franken during an appearance on Cheddar today. J.D. Durkin (a Mediaite alum, and yes we’re done with the word alum now) asked Meadows not just about the women speaking out against Franken, but the letter defending him released by women who worked with him on SNL. Meadows said “I feel like it’ll play itself out” and said, speaking from his personal experience, he’s known Franken as a “respectful” person. And he said he was “surprised” by the recent news. As for the letter, Meadows said he Continue reading "SNL Alum Tim Meadows: I Was ‘Surprised’ by Allegations Against Franken"
NEW — Tim Meadows tells us he's "surprised" about the accusations against his former SNL colleague @alfranken: "He's a great person… I'm glad women who worked with him came to his defense." — w/ @lisahopeking pic.twitter.com/eEFb96qTBF— J.D. Durkin (@jiveDurkey) November 22, 2017
Another Democratic senator weighed in today on CNN after a colleague said Gary Cohn pretended there was a bad connection to end a call with President Trump. Senator Tom Carper claimed that this happened during a call about tax reform, and Senator Chris Coons said hours later, “I remember it a little differently.” “It was a long call,” he told CNN’s Jim Sciutto, “it was clear that there was some eagerness in the room for us to resume our conversation. We heard a lot from the President. I do remember Senator Carper making that suggestion. I Continue reading "Another Dem Senator Claims Gary Cohn Ended Trump Call: ‘Challenge to Transition Him Off’"
Did Gary Cohn fake a bad connection to get President Trump off the phone as Sen. Tom Carper said?Sen. Chris Coons: “I remember it a little differently … I don’t think Gary Cohn abruptly hung up on the President” https://t.co/trDrWzPZ9Y https://t.co/8WsqM28ZhH — CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) November 22, 2017