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Questions loom over Franken ethics probe

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The Senate Ethics Committee is poised to investigate sexual harassment allegations against a sitting senator for the first time in more than two decades.

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Jan 4

MSNBC host questions Scaramucci on previous sexual remark about Bannon

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MSNBC anchor Stephanie Ruhle questioned former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci on Thursday about his previous claim that former White House chief strategist Stephen Bannon was "trying to suck his ow...

Jan 2

Franken makes Senate resignation official

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) officially submitted his resignation on Tuesday after being pressured late last year to step down in the face of sexual misconduct allegations."I am grateful to Minnesotans for giving me t...

Dec 10

Lewandowski: ‘I’m not convinced Al Franken is going to resign from the Senate’

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Corey Lewandowski said Sunday he's unsure if Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will actually leave the Senate, despite the senator's announcement he was resigning in the wake of sexual misconduct allegations."I'm not convi...

Dec 7

Franken: 'Irony' that I'm leaving Senate while the president is a man who has bragged about history of sexual assault

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) said Thursday there is some "irony" in the fact that he is resigning his Senate seat while a man who has "bragged" about his history of sexual assault is president."I of all people am awar...

Dec 7

Al Franken’s swift fall: A timeline

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) resigned from the Senate on Thursday, a day after more than half the Democratic caucus called for him to step down over accusations from multiple women of groping and sexual misconduct.The...

Dec 7

Sanders: Trump should think about resigning over sexual misconduct allegations

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Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) early Thursday said President Trump should think about resigning over the sexual misconduct allegations brought up against him during the 2016 presidential campaign."We have a president...

Dec 7

Democrats turn on Al Franken

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) is expected to resign from office Thursday, one day after his Democratic colleagues turned decisively against him over allegations of groping and other sexual misconduct.In a dizzying turn...

Dec 6

DNC chair: Al Franken should resign from the Senate

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DNC Chairman Tom Perez called Wednesday for the resignation of Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.), amid a growing number of sexual misconduct allegations centered around the senator.Perez statement on Twitter came shortly a...

Dec 3

McConnell on sexual misconduct allegations against Trump: I only have jurisdiction in Senate

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) in an interview Sunday maintained that his jurisdiction about sexual misconduct accusations is limited to the Senate.

Dec 2

Senate ethics panel wants details on sexual harassment allegations

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The Senate Ethics Committee is requesting the office tasked with handling congressional workplace complaints turn over any information on sexual harassment allegations involving current members of Congress.Sens. Jo...

Nov 30

Senate Ethics Committee opens 'preliminary inquiry' into Franken allegations

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and others urged for the committee to look into his past behavior.

Nov 27

Franken on groping allegations: 'This will not happen again'

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) told reporters Monday that he will work to regain people's trust following allegations of sexual misconduct against him, and vowed "this will not happen again going forward.""I know I'm go...

Nov 27

Rubio: Al Franken 'should consider resigning'

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Sen. Marco Rubio (R-Fla.) on Sunday said that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) should consider resigning in the wake of allegations he groped women without their consent."I think the accusations against him, including man...

Nov 17

White House: Difference between Franken, Trump allegations is Franken 'admitted wrongdoing'

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The White House said Friday that one key difference between the allegations of sexual misconduct against Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) and those against President Trump is that the senator "has admitted wrongdoing....

Nov 16

McConnell: Ethics Committee should review Franken allegations

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) is calling on the Senate Ethics Committee to review allegations that Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) kissed and groped a woman without her consent in 2006."As with all credi...

Nov 16

Al Franken accuser to appear on DC radio Thursday

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The Los Angeles radio anchor who has accused Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) of groping her while she was asleep will be a guest on Larry O'Connor's Washington, D.C.-based WMAL radio show Thursday afternoon....

Jul 10

Trump Jr.: I'm 'happy' to speak with Senate Intelligence Committee

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Donald Trump Jr. on Monday said he's "happy" to speak to the Senate Intelligence Committee about a meeting he attended last year with a Russian lawyer who promised to provide comprising information about then-D...

Jun 11

Senate intel Dem: There are questions about Sessions's role in Comey’s firing

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Sen. Jack Reed (D-R.I.) said on Sunday he plans to press Attorney General Jeff Sessions on his role in the firing of former FBI Director James Comey."There's a question of his participation in the firing of Directo...

May 31

Watch Live: Sen. Al Franken town hall

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Sen. Al Franken (D-Minn.) will participate in a town hall discussion with Bob Cusack, editor in chief of The Hill, and Julie Mason, host of "The Press Pool" on SiriusXM's POTUS Politics channel, on Wednesday.Franke...

Feb 1

Sessions approved by Senate committee

A Senate committee voted to confirm Sen. Jeff Sessions (R-Ala.) to be attorney general on Wednesday, two days after the growing controversy surrounding President Trump’s travel ban on seven Muslim nations led to the firing of an acting…