Unethical Senator Covered by Senate Select Committee

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October 31, 2014 10:08am PST

The Senate Select Committee on Ethics, headed by Democrat California Senator Barbara Boxer, claims that in never received a complaint about Sen. Harry Reid despite having sent a confirmation receipt.

The nonprofit government accountability organization Cause of Action filed the complaint on Dec. 16, 2013, detailing accusations of Reid’s unethical attempt to use his influence with then-U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services Director Alejandro Mayorkas to obtain visas for clients of his son, Rory Reid.

The group claimed the Senate Majority Leader violated Rule 43 of the U.S. Senate Code of Official Conduct because his unofficial conversations with Mayorkas resulted in the approval of EB-5 visas for investors represented by his attorney son.

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When Cause of Action sent a letter asking for follow-up action of the original complaint, the State Ethics Committee Chief Counsel and Staff Director John. C. Sassaman called the group to say that they had never received such a complaint.

Strange, considering that Cause of Action had already received a signed returned receipt from the Senate, mail dated Dec 20, 2013. When a spokesman for Sen. Boxer was reached for comment by The Washington Times on Jan 21, 2014, they stated that they couldn’t comment on the details of any investigations, which means that an investigation has in fact begun.

Even better,

a review of information from Google Analytics confirmed to Cause of Action that Senate employees had viewed the letter “several times” on their website

Just because we’ve come to expect unethical behavior and dodgy political practices from the Democrats doesn’t mean that we were ready for the school-boy response of “Uh, I don’t know” in attempt to cover up a problem they didn’t want to deal with.

(h/t: The Conservative Tribune)

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