(1) I haven’t seen the Schiff memo (2) I have no idea what it says (3) It hasn’t been made available to me (4) I’m not aware of it being made available to anyone in House (5) I can’t even confirm it exists yet. The opp is true for the #FisaAbuseMemo made avail week before last
It truly doesn’t get any more insane than the @HouseDemocrats & @RepAdamSchiff asking to declassify & release a memo to the public just now that they wouldn’t even allow the House Intel majority members to read before voting.
(1) I haven't seen the Schiff memo (2) I have no idea what it says (3) It hasn't been made available to me (4) I'm not aware of it being made available to anyone in House (5) I can't even confirm it exists yet. The opp is true for the #FisaAbuseMemo made avail week before last
Nunes "majority memo" was available for review by the Full House and was just voted to be released to the public.@RepAdamSchiff "minority memo" has never been released to the House for review, yet. Perhaps minority should begin there. pic.twitter.com/QlsS3K27Fd
( Daily Caller ) The House Intelligence Committee voted on Monday to release a four-page memo that alleges that top officials in the FBI and Justice Department misled a federal surveillance court in order to obtain a spy warrant against a former Trump campaign adviser.
California Rep. Adam Schiff, the top Democrat on the panel, announced the result of the vote to reporters.
The committee, which has 13 Republicans and 9 Democrats, voted along party lines to release the memo. The White House has five days to object to the disclosure, though White House officials have suggested that President Trump will allow it to be made public.
California Rep. Devin Nunes, the chairman of the committee, and South Carolina Rep. Trey Gowdy, put together the memo earlier this month based on information provided by the FBI and DOJ.
The committee voted shortly after to provide all members of Congress access to the memo, which contains classified information. While lawmakers are prohibited from discussing the allegations contained in the document, it is said to claim that top FBI and DOJ officials relied on the unsubstantiated Steele dossier to obtain a warrant from the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Court to spy on Carter Page, an energy consultant who served on the Trump campaign.
( NY Post ) A teacher from Washington, D.C., accused United Airlines of booting her from her first class seat in order to give it to a congresswoman, she wrote in an account that the politician has since contested.
Jean-Marie Simon was at Bush International in Houston on her way home from a trip to Guatemala last week, when she witnessed U.S. Rep Sheila Jackson Lee (D-Texas) get ushered onto the plane before everyone else lined up, she wrote on Facebook.
When it came time for her to board the Dec. 18 flight, Simon said the gate attendant told her that her ticket was not in the system.
“A second United agent confirmed that I had no seat, not just the first class seat I had purchased, but no seat, period. I didn’t even have a reservation anymore,” she wrote.
When she was asked if she’d canceled her reservation, she said she hadn’t, she just wanted to get home.
“I said I wanted my seat, that I had paid a lot of miles for that seat, and that it was United’s responsibility to undo the seat assignment and return it to me, the person who had paid for it,” she wrote.
A rising liberal star running for Congress in Kansas has dropped out of the race over a 2005 federal lawsuit in which she was accused of sexually harassing a male employee whom she supervised.
Andrea Ramsey, 56, of Leawood, was looking to challenge incumbent Republican Kevin Yoder in 2018 in the Kansas City-area 3rd District but announced in a Facebook post that she would be ending her campaign Friday.
Ramsey called the allegations made by her former employee at LabOne, Gary Funkhouser, “a lie.”
“Twelve years ago, I eliminated an employee’s position,” Ramsey wrote. “That man decided to bring a lawsuit against the company (not against me). He named me in the allegations, claiming I fired him because he refused to have sex with me. That is a lie.”
Funkhouser worked under Ramsey at LabOne where she was an executive vice president of human resources. Funkhouser claimed Ramsey came on to him in 2005 during a business trip, the Kansas City Star reported.
“After I told her I was not interested in having a sexual relationship with her, she stopped talking to me,” he wrote in a complaint. “In the office she completely ignored me and avoided having any contact with me.”
Funkhouser claimed Ramsey had his work station moved out of her office.
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio): ‘I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor,’
( Politico ) A female Democratic House member shocked fellow lawmakers Wednesday when she said that the revealing clothing that some members and staffers wear is an “invitation” to sexual harassment.
Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) made the comments during a private Democratic Caucus meeting Wednesday to discuss sexual harassment issues, according to two Democratic sources in the room.
“I saw a member yesterday with her cleavage so deep it was down to the floor,” Kaptur said, according to the sources present. “And what I’ve seen … it’s really an invitation.” The comments left many others in the room stunned, the sources said.
Kaptur said women on Capitol Hill should have to abide by a stricter dress code, like those adopted by the military
Democrat Michigan Rep. John Conyers 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
Video of John Conyers reading Playboy magazine on a packed airplane in 2010
Staffers were tasked with flying women in for Conyers using Congressional resources.
Michigan Rep. John Conyers, a Democrat and the longest-serving member of the House of Representatives, settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a former employee who alleged she was fired because she would not “succumb to [his] sexual advances.”
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.
Buzzfeed also reported that staffers were tasked with flying women in for Conyers using Congressional resources.
One affidavit from a former female employee states that she was tasked with flying in women for the congressman. “One of my duties while working for Rep. Conyers was to keep a list of women that I assumed he was having affairs with and call them at his request and, if necessary, have them flown in using Congressional resources,” said her affidavit. (A second staffer alleged in an interview that Conyers used taxpayer resources to fly women to him.)