After two-years of non-stop, partisan investigations surrounding so-called “Russian collusion” and the Trump administration, the mainstream media has conveniently ignored an explosive “sexual harassment fund” scandal that surfaced in late 2017.
According to multiple reports from November 2017 and beyond, American lawmakers used the largely unknown Congressional Accountability Act to conceal payments made to victims of sexual harassment and other crimes committed by legislators.
“The law was a well-intentioned and much needed effort to end Congress’ status as the ‘last plantation.’ But some of the fine-print provisions — such as mandating that settlements be secret and having taxpayers pick up the tab for lawmakers violating the law — represent the opposite of accountability,” reported USA Today.
“Congress makes its own rules about the handling of sexual complaints against members and staff, passing laws exempting it from practices that apply to other employers,” said the Washington Post.
“It has all the makings of a serious scandal: more than $17 million in public money paid since 1997 to settle workplace disputes on Capitol Hill,” wrote Politico.
The scandal was remarkably replaced by the special counsel’s never-ending investigation; unveiling a series of indictments that sparked a media frenzy but failed to provide zero evidence of Russia-Trump collusion.
Where’s the outrage?
Franken QUITS SENATE Over Multiple Sex Scandals
Disgraced liberal lawmaker Al Franken resigned from the United State Senate on Thursday, stepping down after multiple women came forward and accused the legislator of inappropriate sexual misconduct.
Franken announced his resignation during a speech on the floor of the Senate, saying he plans to quit in the “coming weeks.
“I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate”
“Today I am announcing that in the coming weeks I will be resigning as a member of the United States Senate,” said the Senator.
“I, of all people, am aware that there’s some irony that I am leaving while a man who’s bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault sits in the Oval Office, and that a man who preys on young girls campaigns for the Senate with the full support of his party,” he added.
Franken’s fall from grace began weeks ago, when a news anchor publicly accused the Senator of forcibly kissing and groping her while the two toured the Middle East. Days later, multiple women came forward and accused the legislator of inappropriately “grabbing” them while taking photographs.
BACKLASH: NBC Anchor Says Michael Avenatti May Have ‘MISLED’ Network over Kavanaugh Accusation
NBC News anchor Chuck Todd accused lawyer and potential 2020 candidate Michael Avenatti of potentially “misleading” his network over accusations of sexual misconduct against Judge Brett Kavanaugh this week; adding the “evidence points that way.”
“Was this an intentional attempt to mislead our reporters? Evidence points that way,” posted the anchor on social media, referencing an NBC report that raised “new questions” over Avenatti’s behavior.
Was this an intentional attempt to mislead our reporters? Evidence points that way… https://t.co/MOxE8WiGK4
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) October 26, 2018
Todd’s comments come just hours after Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Avenatti to the Department of Justice for making false statements during Kavanaugh’s brutal confirmation battle.