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Conyers Aides Say He Used Them as Servants
Townhall.com ^ | 3/2/06

Posted on 03/03/2006 9:21:14 PM PST by LdSentinal

Three former aides to U.S. Rep. John Conyers say the lawmaker used them as baby sitters and personal servants while they were supposed to be working in his Michigan offices.

The aides said that Conyers had them tutor and care for his two sons; help his wife, now-City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, with law studies; and drive him to political and private events.

The accusations come from Deanna Maher, former chief of Conyers' office in Southgate; Sydney Rooks, Conyers' lawyer from 1997 to 2000; and Dean Christian Thornton, a legislative aide fired in January, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Maker said that in 1998, Conyers ordered her to live in his Detroit house while his wife attended law classes in Oklahoma. Maher said she lived there for six weeks, caring for the couple's two young sons.

Maher and Thornton have written to the House Ethics Committee. Rooks said she talked to committee staffers on the subject in 1999 and 2004 and plans to make a formal complaint soon.

"I'm not going to get into responding to these things," said Stanley Brand, an attorney for Conyers.

Brand said Conyers responded to ethics committee questions when it considered some of the same allegations two years ago.

Conyers, 76, has served in the House since 1965. The Democrat is the senior minority member of the House Judiciary Committee.


TOPICS: Front Page News; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: Michigan
KEYWORDS: 109th; abuse; aides; conyers; corruption; ethics; fraud; johnconyers; michigan; servants; shock
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1 posted on 03/03/2006 9:21:18 PM PST by LdSentinal
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To: LdSentinal

Isn't Conyers kinda a known Commie?


2 posted on 03/03/2006 9:21:59 PM PST by goodnesswins ( "the left can only take power through deception." (and it seems Hillary & Company are the masters)
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To: LdSentinal

Conyers is a slavemaster, running his office like a plantation.
But the slaves love him. He must be a kindly master.


3 posted on 03/03/2006 9:23:37 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: LdSentinal

priceless


4 posted on 03/03/2006 9:23:51 PM PST by satchmodog9 (Most people stand on the tracks and never even hear the train coming)
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To: LdSentinal

Shocking.


5 posted on 03/03/2006 9:24:02 PM PST by Republican Wildcat
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To: LdSentinal

And they stayed because........?


6 posted on 03/03/2006 9:24:30 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: LdSentinal

Why should it surprise anyone that a left wing democrat is a corrupt scumbag? They are despicable people.


7 posted on 03/03/2006 9:24:34 PM PST by Williams
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To: All
LOL...Conyers has given us a refined definition of life on the "Plantation".

Hello, Hildebeast! *S*
8 posted on 03/03/2006 9:24:59 PM PST by dk/coro
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To: LdSentinal
Maker said that in 1998, Conyers ordered her to live in his Detroit house while his wife attended law classes in Oklahoma. Maher said she lived there for six weeks, caring for the couple's two young sons.

I have a hard time being symapthetic to this lady. Conyers is a total POS and has certainly run afoul of ethic laws, but she could have said no and walked. There's no collar around her neck.

9 posted on 03/03/2006 9:26:18 PM PST by Centurion2000 (Islam's true face: http://makeashorterlink.com/?J169127BC)
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To: goodnesswins

Yes, he reigns as the socialist congressman, decades in office in the biggest ghetto in America. A large part of a the biggest wasteland, commonly known as Detroit.


10 posted on 03/03/2006 9:26:49 PM PST by quantim (If the Constitution were perfect, it wouldn't have included the Senate.)
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To: LdSentinal

11 posted on 03/03/2006 9:27:53 PM PST by Jim Robinson
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To: LdSentinal

Guarantee this happens in numerous offices -- Democrat and Republican.


12 posted on 03/03/2006 9:28:16 PM PST by Gone GF
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To: LdSentinal

Send him a bill from the American taxpayer.


13 posted on 03/03/2006 9:28:20 PM PST by A CA Guy (God Bless America, God bless and keep safe our fighting men and women.)
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To: Jim Robinson

Very nice graphic, Jim


14 posted on 03/03/2006 9:29:07 PM PST by indcons (The MSM - Mainstream Slime Merchants)
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To: LdSentinal

A Congressman abusing his aides? Unbelievable.


15 posted on 03/03/2006 9:30:25 PM PST by kenth (Phil! Phil Connors! I thought that was you!)
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To: LdSentinal
HERE is another story from today about this clown Conyers.
From the story:

She (Rooks) told The Hill that she tutored “Little John,” as Conyers’s elder son is known, when he was a student at the Cranbrook School, a private school in Bloomfield Hills.

Gee, I wonder what Conyers thinks about school vouchers.
John Conyers is one sick animal. Of course, the scumbag IS your typical Democrat. . . .

16 posted on 03/03/2006 9:31:18 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: CindyDawg

It looks pretty good on a resume to say 'Former Congressional Aid'.

And if you are working at his home office, there probably isn't all that much to do either.


17 posted on 03/03/2006 9:31:30 PM PST by zbigreddogz
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To: LdSentinal
caring for the couple's two young sons.

IIRC, these two sons attend a very expensive private school.
No public school for John Conyer's kids, nosiree!

And I think there was some question of how Conyers can afford to send
two kids to this school on his salary. I think the cost is something
like $25,000/year/child.
18 posted on 03/03/2006 9:32:26 PM PST by VOA
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To: LdSentinal

Another example of the Democrat Party's "culture of corruption".


19 posted on 03/03/2006 9:32:54 PM PST by Lancey Howard
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To: LdSentinal

More of tha tliberal compassion, I guess.


20 posted on 03/03/2006 9:33:01 PM PST by TBP
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To: CindyDawg

Even in private industry this happens. I have referred people to companies only to have them tell me they were used for walking dogs, picking up laundry...
It's embarrassing and unprofessional.


21 posted on 03/03/2006 9:36:32 PM PST by antceecee (Reagan Democrat and now a Bush Republican...)
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To: LdSentinal
Related thread. This is not getting enough press.

Former Conyers aides press ethics complaints

22 posted on 03/03/2006 9:40:03 PM PST by Jean S
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To: LdSentinal
CONYERS, John, Jr., (1929 - )

CONYERS, John, Jr., a Representative from Michigan; born in Detroit, Wayne County, Mich., May 16, 1929; attended Detroit public schools; B.A., Wayne State University, Detroit, Mich., 1957; LL.B., Wayne State Law School, Detroit, Mich., 1958; lawyer, private practice; National Guard, 1948-1950; United States Army, 1950-1954; United States Army Reserves, 1954-1957; staff, United States Representative John D. Dingell, Jr., of Michigan, 1958-1961; general counsel for three labor locals in Detroit, 1959-1964; executive board member, Detroit, Mich., American Civil Liberties Union, 1964 to present; executive board member, Detroit, Mich., NAACP, 1963 to present; referee for Michigan workmen’s compensation department, 1961-1963; elected as a Democrat to the Eighty-ninth and to the twenty succeeding Congresses (January 3, 1965-present); one of the managers appointed by the House of Representatives in 1988 to conduct the impeachment proceedings against Alcee Lamar Hastings, judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida; chair, Committee on Government Operations (One Hundred First through One Hundred Third Congresses).

23 posted on 03/03/2006 9:40:09 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: LdSentinal

Yeah. Well. At Least he didn't use them as Sex Slaves. That should qualify him for some kind of meritorious award. Maybe a trophy or plaque or stone monument like a tombstone. Somewhere soon. Like maybe in a park. Or park like setting.


24 posted on 03/03/2006 9:43:12 PM PST by kylaka
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To: antceecee

Well, there will always be jerks. If I'm not happy where I'm working, I don't stay. Occasionally my bosses have "asked" me to run errands. Easy money , and I didn't mind helping out. I have watched kids in my office before while their parent is busy. It's only degrading and unprofessional if it bothers you. If it does, move on.


25 posted on 03/03/2006 9:46:53 PM PST by CindyDawg
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To: LdSentinal
Does this mean that Conyers now owes his aides reparations?

-PJ

26 posted on 03/03/2006 9:49:16 PM PST by Political Junkie Too (It's still not safe to vote Democrat.)
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To: All

He works with and for the DSA,, snip from DSA site below

http://dsausa.org/antiracism/editorials/editorials1.html

Statement on Reparations

DSA joins in solidarity with the position expressed by the Black Radical Congress (April 17, 1999):

snip

1. DSA supports H.R. 40, introduced by Representative John Conyers, to study the issues related to slavery and to make recommendations to Congress.


27 posted on 03/03/2006 9:49:16 PM PST by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Monthly Donor spoken Here. Go to ... https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: kylaka

"Yeah. Well. At Least he didn't use them as Sex Slaves. That should qualify him for some kind of meritorious award. Maybe a trophy or plaque or stone monument like a tombstone. Somewhere soon. Like maybe in a park. Or park like setting."

You made me spit beer through my nose dmit.


28 posted on 03/03/2006 9:50:02 PM PST by ansel12
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To: goodnesswins
Isn't Conyers kinda a known Commie?

Of course. He's one of the illustrious Democratic Socialists of America, who are in our Congress. Along with Pelosi, Sanders, Waters, McKinney, and various other usual suspects.

IOW, commies in Congress.

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29 posted on 03/03/2006 9:52:36 PM PST by texasbluebell
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To: goodnesswins
Isn't Conyers kinda a known Commie?

Yep and living off the taxpayers for 40 years.

30 posted on 03/03/2006 9:55:14 PM PST by kimosabe31
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To: LdSentinal

It's okay, Conyers is a Black guy and being a slave made him do it.


31 posted on 03/03/2006 10:00:42 PM PST by blam
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To: blam

Conyers is scum, and it has NOTHING to do with being black, or white or purple, or martian.


32 posted on 03/03/2006 10:07:10 PM PST by kylaka
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To: LdSentinal

Jim Traficant went to jail for doing this.


33 posted on 03/03/2006 10:10:09 PM PST by advance_copy (Stand for life, or nothing at all)
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To: LdSentinal
DETROIT (AP) - No charges will be filed against City Councilwoman Monica Conyers, the wife of Democratic Rep. John Conyers, over a bar fight, prosecutors said Wednesday.

Conyers and another woman got into a fight in December during a birthday party for a lawyer. The lawyer's date, Rebecca Mews, appeared on television with a black eye and claimed Conyers threw the first punch. Conyers claimed Mews shoved her and she defended herself.

34 posted on 03/03/2006 10:23:52 PM PST by ncountylee (Dead terrorists smell like victory)
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To: LdSentinal

That's okay. Conyers is a Democrat, and Democrats do a lot for the little people, so the little people kinda sorta "owe" them. It all works out.

It'll be another MSM "move along, nothing to see here."


35 posted on 03/03/2006 10:25:07 PM PST by rightinthemiddle (If you want the Democrats to win in '06 just to prove a point, you are an idiot.)
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To: goodnesswins

Yes.


36 posted on 03/03/2006 10:25:56 PM PST by nopardons
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To: NormsRevenge
Now if we could only prove he had relations with one of his servants!!!!!!!!!!!!

Quite a loyal crew he has working for him too!

37 posted on 03/03/2006 10:29:14 PM PST by Candor7 (Into Liberal Flatulence Goes the Hope of the West)
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To: LdSentinal

a plantation "and you know what I mean"


38 posted on 03/03/2006 10:52:55 PM PST by Smartaleck
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To: Williams

Yes they accuse us of believing/doing all these terrible things, but it is really that they are afraid someone will find out that they believe/do them. It's simple psychology -- they are so worried that someone will find out something bad about them, they fixate it and instead accuse others of doing so. Sort of like the "Don't think of the purple elephant" game/test.


39 posted on 03/03/2006 11:42:58 PM PST by BamaGirl (The Framers Rule!)
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To: Smartaleck

Jennie Granholm puts a good shine on the floor.


40 posted on 03/03/2006 11:44:44 PM PST by Westlander (Unleash the Neutron Bomb)
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To: LdSentinal
Unless I miss read; his party was not mentioned till the last paragraph.

It would have appeared sooner and many times within in the article if he had been a Republican.

41 posted on 03/03/2006 11:52:40 PM PST by highpockets
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To: LdSentinal

Years later they are complaining? I'm sorry, but babysitting and chauffering are not the worst things to do in the world. What is wrong with people, what do these folks want now? Somehow I know it's $$$$$$$


42 posted on 03/04/2006 2:46:25 AM PST by jocon307 (The Silent Majority - silent no longer)
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To: ncountylee

I swear you are responsible for more coffee being passed through my nostrils than nearly any other poster, except for maybe Lazmataz or Tijeras Slim...


44 posted on 03/04/2006 4:12:01 AM PST by rlmorel ("Innocence seldom utters outraged shrieks. Guilt does." Whittaker Chambers)
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To: LdSentinal

That's why they're called limosine libs.


45 posted on 03/04/2006 4:14:18 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: mewzilla

And after looking at his financial disclosure forms, I'd like to know how he lives so high on the hog, too. This is part of it apparently.


46 posted on 03/04/2006 4:15:14 AM PST by mewzilla (Property must be secured or liberty cannot exist. John Adams)
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To: antceecee
"Even in private industry this happens."

Private industry is owner or investor money. Federal government money is my money, and yours.

47 posted on 03/04/2006 4:44:31 AM PST by LZ_Bayonet
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To: LdSentinal
I've known my boss 15 years and think he's great. I'd help him out with his family any time, and I know he'd do the same for me, no questions asked. It's a relationship based on trust and respect.

Yet we know none of that has anything to do with the Conyers abuses.

48 posted on 03/04/2006 4:56:51 AM PST by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: LdSentinal

Hilly knew what she was talking about when she referred to Congress as plantation living.


49 posted on 03/04/2006 4:58:40 AM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: LdSentinal

What date has he picked for his resignation from congress?


50 posted on 03/04/2006 5:00:46 AM PST by leadpenny
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