House Ethics Committee Opens Probes Into Franks, Farenthold

08 December, 2017, 12:07 | Author: Wade Massey
  • Ethics panel revives Farenthold probe

The House Committee on Ethics cleared House Intelligence Chairman Devin Nunes of disclosing classified information on Thursday. In the lawsuit, Greene said her boss sexually harassed her and created a hostile work environment. But while we're glad to see he's paying the money back, we note his record in this affair is deeply troubling. Barbara Comstock (R-Va.) and Mia Love (R-Utah), and have called for him to step down following the reports. Farenthold said when the case was settled in 2015 that he didn't engage in any wrongdoing.

"During the Committee's investigation to date, the Committee has issued requests for information, reviewed over 200,000 pages of materials, and interviewed multiple witnesses", they said. In addition, both Farenthold and the former aide had expressed an interest in increased transparency.

"Over the last two weeks, more information has been disclosed about the nature of the settlement between the parties". However, it noted that "establishing an investigative subcommittee does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred".

Another Farenthold aide told Greene that the congressman said he had "sexual fantasies" and "wet dreams" about Greene, she said, and when Greene complained, she was sacked.

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The ethics committee said Farenthold is cooperating with the investigation.

"Once all the facts are released, I'm confident this matter will once and for all be settled and resolved", he added. "This investigation increases the transparency the public deserves and what I've wanted since the beginning".

"Over the last two weeks, more information has been disclosed about the nature of the settlement between the parties", the committee's two top members, Republican Susan Brooks of IN and Democrat Ted Deutch of Florida, said IN a statement.

Farenthold subsequently said he was taking out a personal loan to cover the settlement's costs.

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