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Old Hairy Ape Al Green may be the next beast drained from the swamp.

https://www.politico.com/story/2017/11/27/al-green-allegations-assault-261020

Rep. Green issues unprompted statement on 'settled' allegations

By CRISTIANO LIMA 11/27/2017 06:10 PM EST



Rep. Al Green (D-Texas) issued an unprompted joint statement with a female former staffer who years ago made and later dropped allegations of sexual assault, with the two on Monday calling the matter "absolutely resolved."

Green and Lucinda Daniels said that due to the current political "climate" they wished to "jointly quiet any curious minds about our former and present relationship with one another."

"This matter has been resolved without payment of any money or transfer of any consideration of any kind by either of us to the other," Green and Daniels said Monday. "As friends, we have both agreed that we see no need to make further statements regarding this absolutely resolved matters."

Green and Daniels added that they both "regret our former claims" and have "maintained a respectful relationship."

In the initial incident, Daniels had said the congressman assaulted her in 2007. Green in 2008 filed a lawsuit against Daniels in which he asked a federal judge to find he had never discriminated against her in the workplace, then withdrew it after Daniels signed a statement dropping her own allegations.

"Congressman Alexander Green and Lucinda Daniels have both resolved and settled their respective disputes without payment, promise or receipt of any money. They regret any circumstances that created this dispute. They do not wish to pursue any litigation against each other. And, they wish each other well," the pair wrote in a joint statement in 2008, according to the Houston Chronicle.

The abrupt remarks on Monday arose as numerous public officials on Capitol Hill and beyond have been hit with allegations of sexual misconduct.

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But, wait, it ain't quite that simple:

http://dailycaller.com/2017/11/27/congressman-slept-with-and-then-sued-allegedly-drug-addicted-staffer/

Congressman Slept With And Then Sued Allegedly Drug-Addicted Staffer

by Luke Rosiak, 11/27/2017



Texas Democratic Rep. Al Green had sex with a staffer who he said was a drug addict and then sued her when she threatened to go public with claims she suffered a hostile work environment, saying he “will not be extorted or blackmailed.”

Lucinda Daniels, his onetime district director, claimed she suffered a hostile work environment, claimed sexual harassment and demanded $1.8 million. Green sued her, saying she was using their sexual relationship to shake him down at the behest of other unnamed conspirators.

“Daniels has threatened to go public with her complaints if the Congressman does not pay her money. Green has done nothing wrong and refuses to pay ‘hush money’ just for political expediency. Green will not be extorted or blackmailed by Daniels. He will not be the victim of a shakedown by Daniels and her agents. Green demands vindication of his actions and now sues Daniels for declaratory judgment relief relating to her workplace allegations and her quest for money,” documents Green filed in federal court in 2008 say.

Daniels also unknowingly dialed the congressman while she was allegedly buying cocaine. Green submitted the voicemail, now sealed, as evidence in the case.

In the recording, “Daniels is heard ‘snorting’ the cocaine immediately before questioning whether it was ‘cut’ with some other substance and being assured that it was “straight off the ki[lo] … Daniels asks for the purchase price of the drugs, which she calls her ‘Tuesday special’ price. In response, the drug dealer sells her the drugs for $40.”

Green said Daniels “act[ed] sluggish at work as through under the influence of drugs” and “slurr[ed] her speech as if under drug influence.” He claims she fell “asleep on the phone in the middle of telephone conversations with staff and the Congressman” and had “a general appearance of incoherence at times due to apparent drug use.”

Lucinda Daniels, the staffer, claimed she suffered a hostile work environment.

Green confronted Daniels on the drug use and suggested she seek treatment. Not long afterward, Daniels “claims the Congressman retaliated against her in the workplace because of her gender and because she refused additional romantic requests.” Green rejected her claims as false.

Though the case apparently went unnoticed, Green’s office put out a preemptive statement Monday in conjunction with Daniels saying:

In the present climate, we wish to jointly quiet any curious minds about our former and present relationship with one another. We are friends, and have long been friends. At an unfortunate time in our lives, when both of our feelings were hurt, we hastily made allegations and charges against one another that have been absolutely resolved.

This matter has been resolved without payment of any money or transfer of any consideration of any kind by either of us to the other. As friends, we have both agreed that we see no need to make further statements regarding this absolutely resolved matter.


[Mondo note: Yup! Sure!]

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Meanwhile, here's the scoop on his pathetic attempt to initiate impeachment proceedings against Trump:

https://www.texastribune.org/2017/10/11/us-rep-al-green-houston-democrat-unveils-articles-impeachment-against-/



U.S. Rep. Al Green, Houston Democrat, unveils articles of impeachment against Trump


U.S. Rep. Al Green, a Houston Democrat, introduced formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the House floor Wednesday but there was little enthusiasm for the move even among Green's Democratic colleagues.

by Abby Livingston and Emma Platoff Oct. 11, 2017

WASHINGTON – U.S. Rep. Al Green, a Houston Democrat, introduced formal articles of impeachment against President Donald Trump on the House floor Wednesday, then abruptly stepped back from the measure later in the day.

In his argument for impeaching the president, Green read out several of Trump's tweets, arguing that his statements on several recent national controversies had “incited bigotry” against various minority groups, including African-Americans playing in the National Football League, transgender individuals serving in the military and Puerto Ricans recovering from a natural disaster. During his long-shot impeachment pitch, Green also criticized the president’s failure to condemn an August white supremacist rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, and called Trump out for claiming to have won the popular vote in November’s presidential election.

Just before the first round of afternoon votes, the presiding officer of the House floor called on Green to offer his resolution to move forward, but Green did not appear on the floor.

Green later told reporters that he wanted to allow more time for his colleagues to examine the legislation. But there was also active pressure put on the congressman to stop the effort, according to a half-dozen House Democratic sources who spoke to the Tribune.

“[Trump] has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute onto the presidency, has betrayed his trust as president to the manifest injury of the people of the United States of America and as a result is unfit to be president,” Green said. “He warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office.”

In the immediate aftermath of his speech midday Wednesday, it was unclear whether Green's move would force the full House to vote on impeaching Trump or if Green planned to push for such a vote.

There is little enthusiasm for this effort among Green's own Democratic colleagues. Sources close to House Democratic leaders tell the Tribune that senior Democrats discussed last week how to deal with the issue in a leadership meeting.

A senior House Democratic member told the Tribune that there is a concerted effort on the part of the party's House leadership as well as some members of the Congressional Black Caucus to shut down Green's impeachment effort.

With Democrats in the minority in both chambers, there is little chance an impeachment measure could move forward – particularly before special counsel Robert Mueller releases his report on Russian interference in the 2016 election.

Pelosi and other Democrats have consciously avoided making impeachment a central theme of the 2018 midterms. Such a move could alienate moderate voters viewed as crucial to Democrats hope of taking back power in 2019.

Green is the second Democrat to introduce articles of impeachment against Trump. U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California was the first to do so in July.

Green, a relatively obscure member of the sprawling Texas delegation, earned national attention in May when he delivered a speech on the House floor calling for Trump's impeachment. Later that month, his office released racist and threatening voicemails he had received — some saying the black congressman should be lynched — in reaction to the speech.


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