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So yeah, Congress is really under pressure to release the names of those that paid out $17 million after last year's revelation, as they now demand the release of the "Full Mueller Report" immediately. Also before replying to any questions from any congressman on any committee, Trump Administration officials should demand that the questioner declare if they had settled any sexual harassment cases or not, the people have a right to know.
1 posted on 03/25/2019 3:35:37 AM PDT by Sparky1776
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So why don’t journos and/or constituents just ask every Critter and Senator if the pol is party to ANY non-disclosure agreement.

A refusal to answer should be considered an admission.


2 posted on 03/25/2019 3:43:53 AM PDT by mewzilla (Break out the mustard seeds.)
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ABSOLUTELY!!!!!


4 posted on 03/25/2019 4:14:05 AM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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To: Sparky1776

ABSOLUTELY!!!!!


5 posted on 03/25/2019 4:14:52 AM PDT by metmom ( ...fixing our eyes on Jesus, the Author and Perfecter of our faith...)
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Yes, release them all! Now.


7 posted on 03/25/2019 4:41:33 AM PDT by Reno89519 (No Amnesty! No Catch-and-Release! Just Say No to All Illegal Aliens! Arrest & Deport!)
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No. Change the rules going forward but not retroactively. Are some congresscritters guilty of sexual harassment? Yes, of course. Are Members of Congress sometimes targets of shakedown scams and vengeful claims by disgruntled employees and former employees? Yes, of course. And do Members of Congress sometimes find themselves in gray area situations, often alcohol fueled, that can be subject to reinterpretation years later when a complainant has discovered new priorities? Yes, of course.

I'm sure that the sealed records contain the names of some authentic sexual predators. But I would guess that the majority of them involve gray area cases, with some outright extortion scams thrown in.

Congress had a process that allowed complaints to be filed on a promise of privacy. The secrecy would have encouraged some people to press sketchy complaints that they would be embarrassed to air publicly because their own behavior was clearly contributory. The secrecy would also have encouraged some Members of Congress to agree to settlements just to make nuisance claims go away. In other words, I would not for a moment expect that all of the sealed cases involve real abuse. But that is how it would be reported. It is inherently unfair to unseal these sorts of records.

8 posted on 03/25/2019 6:25:37 AM PDT by sphinx
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Our local lefty politicians are whining about “transparency” while Congress buries its slimy secrets.

Dirtbags—all of them.


9 posted on 03/25/2019 7:22:24 AM PDT by cgbg (Democracy dies in darkness when Bezos bans books.)
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10 posted on 03/25/2019 7:24:43 AM PDT by Eddie01
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