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Keith Ellison Asks to be Investigated by House Ethics Committee

Keith Ellison Asks to be Investigated by House Ethics Committee

Congressman Keith Ellison (D-MN), the Deputy Chair of the DNC, is asking to be investigated by the House Ethics Committee in an effort to clear his names. He was accused in August of domestic abuse by an ex-girlfriend,Karen Monahan, whom he dated and lived with in 2015 and 2016. Ellison, who is currently running for Attorney General in Minnesota, has repeatedly denied the allegations. Monahan’s son published a Facebook post in August claiming that Ellison had abused his mother. Among other things, the son asserted that he had found a video on his mother’s computer of Ellison “dragging my mama off the bed by her feet, screaming and calling her a ‘fucking bitch’ and telling her to get the fuck out of his house.” But Monahan has failed to produce any such video. At one point last month, she told CNN she didn’t know the whereabouts of the video.“I am taking this step now because I am innocent and eager to see this entire matter resolved,” Ellison said. “In addition to any House Ethics investigation, an independent investigation has been conducted by an independent attorney. I have complied fully with that investigation, the results of which should be made public soon.” More here.

Michelle Obama Sits Down with Robin Roberts 

Michelle Obama Sits Down with Robin Roberts 

House Republicans Call Loretta Lynch to Interview

House Republicans Call Loretta Lynch to Interview