Wednesday, March 10, 2010

LYING WITCH: Here we go: Pelosi’s staff knew of Massa allegations sooner than claimed

This was Rangel’s excuse, wasn’t it? Sure, his staff might have known that those trips to the Caribbean were being paid for congressional lobbyists — but no one ever told him. And the moronic House ethics committee pretty much bought it. Didn’t save him from the wrath of House Democrats, though.

Think it’ll save Madam Speaker?

But a Pelosi aide told POLITICO on Wednesday evening that Massa’s chief of staff, Joe Racalto, informed a member of Pelosi’s “member services” operation in October that Massa was living with several aides, had hired too many staff members and used foul language around his staff.

Racalto also raised concerns about “the way Massa ran his office” and informed Pelosi’s member-services staffer that he had asked Massa to move out of the group house on Capitol Hill, the Pelosi aide said…

Hoyer’s aides say he was informed of sexual-harassment allegations against Massa by Ron Hikel, another Massa aide, Feb. 8 and gave the New York Democrat’s office an ultimatum: Take the charges to the ethics committee within 48 hours, or Hoyer would.
Pelosi’s aide said that Hoyer’s office shared those allegations with a senior Pelosi staffer in February and that “the staff concurred that an ethics investigation was the proper course of action and were assured one would be initiated.”…

Pelosi was furious with her top aides when she found out that they had been aware of the February round of Massa allegations but had failed to inform her, according to several sources familiar with her reaction. READ MORE...

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