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House Ethics Committee To Investigate Blake Farenthold Over Sexual Harassment Claim

House Ethics Committee To Investigate Blake Farenthold Over Sexual Harassment Claim”

In the credit-where-credit-is-due department, we offer up Rep. Blake Farenthold, R-Corpus Christi. Lauren Greene worked as the congressman's communications director until she was sacked in July 2014.

Farenthold, who is seeking re-election next year, was sued in federal court by his former communications director on grounds that he and a senior staffer made unwanted advances and created a toxic, sexually charged work environment.

However, a press release announcing the subcommittee's formation said the resolution of the case had been significantly delayed by difficulties in obtaining testimony from key witnesses and in accessing confidential documents the parties exchanged as the lawsuit was ongoing.

"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.

"The Committee on Ethics does not appear to be letting it lie with the Office of Congressional Ethics' recommendation not to pursue further", Greene's attorney, Les Alderman told Politico.

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Nunes is expected to retake his position as the head of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russian meddling in the US election that was effectively stalled while the allegations were reviewed. "In addition, both Representative Farenthold and the Complainant have publicly expressed an interest in increased transparency in this matter". However, it noted that "establishing an investigative subcommittee does not itself indicate that any violation has occurred".

The committee is chaired by Republican Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana.

"Once all the facts are released, I'm confident this matter will once and for all be settled and resolved", he said.

Peace said she brought her complaints to Farenthold and his top aides, but it is unclear whether congressional officials took any formal action.



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