Sacramento: Politicians accused of sexual harassment ousted by peers

SACRAMENTO — It’s a central tenet of democracy: The electorate is a politician’s ultimate boss. If voters don’t like what their representatives are up to, they can, as the saying goes, throw the bums out. But in recent weeks, as a wave of sexual harassment and assault allegations hits politicians in several statehouses and the U.S. Capitol, another force is proving to be as powerful as the electorate: peer pressure. Two California assemblymen and three members of Congress have resigned in the last two weeks, all facing allegations of sexual misconduct. Each man initially held onto his office for days or weeks after the accusations surfaced. Their resignations came only… Read More

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Dayton Criticizes Freeman For Damond Shooting Comments

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — Gov. Mark Dayton is defending investigators from the Minnesota Bureau of Criminal Apprehension who are looking into the police shooting death of Justine Damond. It comes after Hennepin County Attorney Mike Freeman said he does not have enough evidence to press charges in the case. Freeman was caught on video Wednesday night making the statements to an activist group at a union holiday reception. Mike Freeman and Mark Dayton (credit: CBS) Dayton released this statement Friday: The BCA is asked to investigate some of the toughest, most complex cases involving officer-involved shootings. I have the utmost confidence in their professionalism, integrity, and thoroughness. Impugning the quality of… Read More

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Comey is new to Twitter, but he’s already gotten the hang of its most snarky feature

Former FBI director James Comey made his Twitter presence publicly known in recent months and is a master at blasting out subtweets. Comey frequently tweets out quotes about truth and justice after President Donald Trump attacks the Russia investigation, the FBI, and the US intelligence community as a whole. Former FBI director James Comey hasn’t been a public presence on Twitter for long, but he’s already a pro at using one of its key features — the subtweet. Comey was overseeing the FBI’s Russia investigation when President Donald Trump fired him in May. Though the White House initially said Comey had been dismissed because of the way he handled the… Read More

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