An absolutely stunning report was released by the United States of America's Senate Rules and Administration Committee, which shows the total payouts and expenditures of the American taxpayer dollars that were used to settle sexual harassment lawsuits involving elected officials all across the United States of America.
Besides the numbers being absolutely mind-blowing (we will get to the totals), what's also preposterous is the fact that they were released on Christmas; which one could assume was intentional since the majority of Americans are currently enjoying their Christmas celebrations with family <i>and they distracted at the moment</i> in doing so.
As it turns out, unknown to most Americans, the Office of Compliance is responsible for settling the majority of these lawsuits behind closed doors. To add insult to injury, very few of these settlements over the years were ever covered by the media, let alone even publicly discussed.
In recent months however there's been several increasingly difficult to accept revelations that politicians in the House of Representatives and the United States Senate all across the country have been involved in these lawsuits over allegations of sexual misconduct.
Again, as I stated before, with little media coverage on the lawsuits and almost nonexistent reporting on the payouts that the constituents of their districts and the American taxpayers end up footing the bills over.
There's several independent media outlets and freelance journalists who've broke major stories in the last few months exposing some of these officials, and in some of those cases its brought about a resignation as a result of the disclosure of the settlements.
Seemingly more often than not, the politicians involved in those scandals continued about their daily business as if nothing had ever happened; because they were given a free pass by the media when the original incident occurred. Some of those cases date back several years as well; such as the case of John Conyers.
Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), had apparently settled a claim back in 2015; and not a single media outlet had reported on the settlement, which the taxpayers ended up footing the bill for.
Then in November, freelance (and oftentimes controversial) journalist and pundit Mike Cernovich began hinting that he had exclusive information on an elected official, which turned out to be John Conyers; which he had given the information to<a href="https://www.buzzfeed.com/paulmcleod/she-complained-that-a-powerful-congressman-harassed-her?utm_term=.nfaJbgBlwv#.idgPnBzm7R"> Buzzfeed to publish exclusively</a>.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">It's John Conyers.<a href="https://t.co/9coBsmW8uO">https://t.co/9coBsmW8uO</a></p>— Mike Cernovich 🇺🇸 (@Cernovich) <a href="https://twitter.com/Cernovich/status/932803804587630592?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">November 21, 2017</a></blockquote>
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This report on Conyers came about a week after this topic became a headline, not about Conyers, which was a Cernovich exclusive (and<a href="https://medium.com/@Cernovich/congressman-john-conyers-jr-sexual-harassment-buzzfeed-mike-cernovich-a699b8294212"> Cernovich does deserve credit </a>for breaking the story, make no mistake), but about potential payouts made by the Office of Compliance in settlements for sexual misconduct claims.
Combined there were allegedly 264 (is what was reported at the time) payouts, which had stated there was at least $17 million of taxpayer dollars used to settle those lawsuits, as reported by the<a href="https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/politics/wp/2017/11/17/over-the-past-20-years-congress-has-paid-17-2-million-in-settlements/"> Washington Post </a>in early November before the Conyers story broke.
At the time of the report most Americans were furious to even hear their tax dollars were being used to pay victims of sexual assault or sexual harassment which was committed by elected officials. There was however no way to know who was involved.
Then after the Mike Cernovich release on Conyers, it essentially <i>changed the game</i>, so to speak, where the Constituents of Rep. Conyers district had confirmation that a currently-sitting Democratic politician was continuing to work in office after paying off one of his victims.
The pressure valve on American anger over this was seemingly going to crack, and eventually,<a href="https://www.freep.com/story/news/politics/2017/12/05/john-conyers-resignation-detroit-michigan/904737001/"> Conyers announced his retirement </a>after 53 years in office, which contained the frustrations, at least temporarily.
So then began the questions amongst most individuals as to who else could have been involved in the payouts. How many sitting members of Congress had used taxpayer funding for settlements? Were there any cases involving multiple women, by one perpetrator? Why did the mainstream media keep these stories silent?
As it turns out, The Goldwater would also find and identify at least two more Democrats, both sitting in office, who were involved in similar settlement scenarios.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Taxpayers Unknowingly Paid $220k to Settle FL Democrat Rep. Alcee Hastings Sexual Assault Case<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RedPill?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RedPill</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Goldwater?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Goldwater</a><a href="https://t.co/AWqACUAU35">https://t.co/AWqACUAU35</a></p>— Red Pill (@IWillRedPillYou) <a href="https://twitter.com/IWillRedPillYou/status/939822864953360385?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 10, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Further, into the Southern United States, the Sunshine State’s Rep. Alcee Hastings (D-FL) is a name to be reckoned with due to his ties to a many elites and lobbyists; but he would soon be exposed as a name to remember for having paid off a victim of a sexual assault back in 2011.
Alcee Hastings is a sitting Democratic Representative, and when The Goldwater first reported that the Treasury Department<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/13705-Taxpayers-Unknowingly-Paid-220k-to-Settle-FL-Democrat-Rep-Alcee-Hastings-Sexual-Assault-Case"> paid $220,000 through an undisclosed agreement in Florida taxpayer dollars </a>to a victim of Hastings in mid-December, it came as a real shock to his constituents, and allegedly, Alcee Hastings himself.
In 2011 a former Aide to Hastings claimed that he has sexually assaulted her, something that the media never grasped the need to report, for some strange reason; and his victim, a 74-year-old Winsome Packer would be accused of lying about the incident by Hastings who says that the entire story is politically motivated because he's a Democrat, and she's a Republican.
Amusing in some sense that the Democrats chose to virtue signal so hard over Alabama’s Roy Moore, saying that the women should always be listened to, but in this case, they're saying they were targeted over politics instead of listening to the elderly woman who was clearly assaulted by Hastings.
To give credence to her claim, after she filed a lawsuit, the Florida Department of Treasury actually paid out the $220,000 to Winsome Packer as a result.
Hastings however has denied that he ever knew these payments were made, and the majority of the mainstream media hasn't even attempted to put a spotlight on this case.
<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">ANOTHER Democrat<br>VA Rep. Bobby Scott Sexually Assaulted Former Congressional Black Caucus Member<a href="https://twitter.com/BobbyScott?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">@BobbyScott</a> Any Comment?<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RedPill?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RedPill</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/Goldwater?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#Goldwater</a><a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/RuinLoveIn5Words?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#RuinLoveIn5Words</a><br>All Democrats Are Massive Criminals<a href="https://twitter.com/hashtag/DescribeTheInternetIn4Words?src=hash&ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">#DescribeTheInternetIn4Words</a><br>Democrats Are Sexual Predators<a href="https://t.co/94SRAt3NeH">https://t.co/94SRAt3NeH</a></p>— Red Pill (@IWillRedPillYou) <a href="https://twitter.com/IWillRedPillYou/status/942173141488594945?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw">December 16, 2017</a></blockquote>
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Then there was the case of Rep. Bobby Scott (D-VA), of whom had been a subject of speculation involving at least one wrongful termination of a former female employee; where most people were connecting the dots with the assumption these terminations were an attempt to silence or a form of punishment.
That would later be confirmed by<a href="http://www.rollcall.com/news/politics/scott-confirms-everson-worked"> Roll Call </a>that the woman making the claim was indeed an employee of Bobby Scott.
Then in mid-December The Goldwater reported that Rep. Bobby Scott’s victim, a former fellow at the Congressional Black Caucus,<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/14112-ANOTHER-Democrat-VA-Rep-Bobby-Scott-Sexually-Assaulted-Former-Congressional-Black-Caucus-Member"> Macherie Reese Everson, claimed Scott sexually harassed her </a>in several ways during her tenure in 2013.
Of course Representative Bobby Scott vehemently denies these allegations, instead of admission to any guilt or wrongdoing.
To throw gasoline on the fire, Everson said that she not only was terminated from her position as a result of her coming forward, and what she described as being <i>”blacklisted”</i> to where none were willing to hire her; but that she had also come forward to a more powerful Democrat after the assault.
That Democrat was none other than the vocally Anti-Trump Representative Maxine Waters, whose endless tirades and rants (including calling for<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/8440-Maxine-Waters-Autistically-Screeches-Impeachment-During-Eulogy"> Trump's Impeachment after the death of comedian Dick Gregory</a>, during his Eulogy) that have made headlines, garnishing applause on the left of the aisle, and her being accused of suffering from<a href="https://thegoldwater.com/news/4543-Record-Liberals-Suffering-from-TDS-Trump-Derangement-Syndrome"> Trump Derangement Syndrome </a>on the right by Trump supporters due to the woman's severely deranged mentality.
Let's face it, Maxine is a few ounces of milk short of a gallon, and by a few ounces I mean a half gallon short of a gallon.
It should come as no surprise then, that when Everson claims she went to Maxine Waters, she was harassed and made to feel as if she'd done something wrong herself; instead of standing up for Everson as a fellow African-American woman.
That's not how the cry for help went, with Waters instead blaming Everson, the victim, for being assaulted by Bobby Scott; as if it were somehow her fault. Shocking, I know (it's not, <strong>these people are sick</strong>).
As it turns out, some names were beginning to come out, in a slow drip fashion, leaving Americans wanting more answers.
Now during our current Christmas to New Year's holidays, where the focus is on family, and not dramatic leaks, the United States Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, on behalf of Chairman Richard Shelby (R-AL), and Ranking Member Amy Klobuchar (R-MN), and the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, on behalf of Chairman Thad Cochran (R-MS), and Vice Chairman Patrick Leahy (D-VT) today released information provided by the Office of Compliance (OOC) regarding the statistical breakdown of awards and settlements involving Senate employing offices from 1997-2017.
So we're talking about a twenty-year period of time, in which the<a href="https://www.rules.senate.gov/news/majority-news/senate-rules-and-appropriations-committees-release-ooc-harassment-settlement-data"> Senate Rules and Appropriations Commitee’s report </a>spans across tallying the newly released numbers suggesting that the Senate has paid out $1.5 million in taxpayer dollars on workplace harassment cases over the past 20-years.
I've pulled out my calculator, a few scrap pieces of paper, and a number-two pencil in order to configure these totals. As per my best attempts at calculus; I've found that the United States Senate has paid exactly $1.5 million dollars too much or taxpayer dollars for these settlements.
Yes, not a single cent oF taxpayer dollars should have ever crossed the minds of our government officials for consideration to be used for any of these cases. It's not just sickening, or even disgusting in the sense that it did happen; but instead it's treasonous, and infuriating that this is occurring on so many occasions.
“Harassment in the workplace should not be tolerated under any circumstances, but particularly not in the United States Senate,” said Chairman of the Senate Rules Committee, Representative Richard Shelby (R-AL).
“While the Rules Committee has been eager to provide this information in a transparent manner, it has been our priority to protect the victims involved in these settlements from further harm. I am pleased that we have received assurances from Senate Legal Counsel that the release of this data does not violate confidentiality and as such, are able to make it public,” said Rep. Shelby.
“Harassment of any kind is unacceptable. The Senate should hold itself to the highest standards of professionalism and respect,” said Appropriations Committee Chairman Representative Thad Cochran (R-MS)
According to the report, individual Senate offices have paid out nearly $600,000 in both discrimination and harassment settlements, while other Senate employers paid out over $850,000 during that twenty year period.
This is utterly disgraceful to say the least and only further underscores the reasons why Americans don't trust their politicians, the federal government, or even the mainstream media which should have been reporting these stories as they happened.
In fact, the people still demand to know who their tax dollars were being spent on behalf of.
I for one want to know each and every person involved in the lawsuits, victims and elected officials or their employees and employers; since it's taxpayer funding being used to pay them off.
What's to keep a Representative from having a friend or family member make a claim, receive a payoff, and share the wealth with their alleged perpetrator? Hypothetically if there's no chance of it being made public these types or scams could occur and it's a legitimate concern.
As per the report the various violations which resulted in settlements included sex, age, and race discrimination, as well as there being violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.
The largest settlements involved instances of race discrimination, according to the report.
As previously stated the report doesn't include any of the offenders or the victims, which means the freelance journalists and independent media outlets as well as citizen investigative reporters are now responsible for digging into this further either through the Freedom Of Information Act, or through organic sleuthing; and try to tie these distributions of money that belongs to the American people to the individuals involved in the claims.
“It should be noted that the Senate – unlike the House – does not have its own records of individual settlements and therefore cannot independently verify the accuracy of the data provided by the OOC,” the report also states, which shows the overall discrepancy between the additional alleged sixteen million spent by Congress as per the Washington Post’s claim of $17.5 million being spent.
While that could simply mean that the House of Representatives has paid the difference, it could also mean that there's a lot of suspicious activity that doesn't make this report, for whatever reason.
Right now there's a serious problem with politicians and elites feeling as if they're above the law, apparently, and this sense of being indestructible, and ensuring that they can get away with such crimes, only encourages them to continue.
This has to change. Transparency is necessary in our government, especially when they're using funds from the taxpayers to settle lawsuits instead of benefit the nation.
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We should all remember the blatant hypocrisy demonstrated by too many Liberal Democrats and so called champions of Women's Rights.
As we now know, many of which also FALSELY accused Trump of sexual issues for purely Political reasons.
All while keeping their own parties crimes hidden.
Given the Good Old Elite Political Club in the DC Swamp, it is highly likely Nancy, Chucky, Feminist Congressional caucus and Poke-and-Haunt-us ☺all knew and swept it under a Taxpayer Covered NDA and Check.
The Trump Curse keeps striking… The Feminists should keep saying Liberals are Horny Lairs.