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Massa under investigation for allegedly groping male staffers
Washington Post ^ | March 9, 2010 | Carol D. Leonnig

Posted on 03/09/2010 12:22:19 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia

Former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.) has been under investigation for allegations that he groped multiple male staffers working in his office, according to three sources familiar with the probe.

The allegations surrounding the former lawmaker date back at least a year, and involve "a pattern of behavior and physical harassment," according to one source. The new claims of alleged groping contradict statements by Massa, who resigned his office on Monday after it became public that he was the subject of a House ethics committee investigation for possible harassment.

Massa had said that the allegations were limited to his use of "salty language" with his staff. He apologized for making some inappropriate comments and argued he was being unfairly villified. Days later, Massa accused the White House and Democratic congressional leaders of trying to oust him from office to improve their chances of passing health care reform legislation. Massa could not be reached for comment Tuesday, and no one answered the phone at his home in New York or his campaign office. Staff at his former congressional offices declined to relay messages to him and said they did not know how to reach him.

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TOPICS: Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: 111th; censure; censureandmoveon; cultureofcorruption; democratscandals; dncbrownshirts; doublestandard; gay; homosexualagenda; massa; moveonmorons; ratmachine; sexualharrassment; smearcampaign; smearmachine; whispercampaign; witchhunt; workplace
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1 posted on 03/09/2010 12:22:19 PM PST by rightwingintelligentsia
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Was he just plying a little grab ass or was he hitting on the fellers?


2 posted on 03/09/2010 12:23:10 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
surely some "witnesses" will be found to give the testimony that was scripted by Mr. Naked Dead Fish Rahm Emanuel.

These dems is dropping like flies.

3 posted on 03/09/2010 12:23:34 PM PST by the invisib1e hand (let the rich eat the rich.)
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To: pissant

Dunno.

He brought up how Rahm Emanuel came at him full naked in the shower at the House of Reps’ gym, poking him in the chest. That would be harassment in my book. When is Rahm’s investigation coming?


4 posted on 03/09/2010 12:24:32 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: the invisib1e hand

All it takes is a few dominoes to get the collapse started.


5 posted on 03/09/2010 12:24:43 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

6 posted on 03/09/2010 12:25:02 PM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Man...did he get set up......


7 posted on 03/09/2010 12:25:09 PM PST by Sacajaweau (What)
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To: the invisib1e hand

I’m looking forward to his appearance on GB tonight...

...the enemy of my enemy....


8 posted on 03/09/2010 12:25:34 PM PST by exPBRrat
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Put out there in time for Beck’s interview.


9 posted on 03/09/2010 12:25:40 PM PST by 9YearLurker
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

When Bill Clinton was facing charges over sexually harassing (and raping) employees, we were told “it’s just sex”.

Why does this matter? Oh, the smear machine it turned ON.


10 posted on 03/09/2010 12:25:43 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Apparatchik

, “according to three sources familiar with the probe.” I wonder what that was like?


11 posted on 03/09/2010 12:25:55 PM PST by rogertarp
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
What is wrong with staffers working in DC ? I don’t think many Freepers nor their children would suffer a groping without some attempts at on-the-spot self help .
12 posted on 03/09/2010 12:26:11 PM PST by kbennkc (For those who have fought for it , freedom has a flavor the protected will never know F Trp 8th Cav)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
The Clinton Rule allows for one legal grope, as long as the offender is a supporter of legalized abortion.

And how come none of these fagolas ever punched him out, as required by man law?

13 posted on 03/09/2010 12:26:16 PM PST by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: the invisib1e hand
...Mr. Naked Dead Fish Rahm Emanuel

So that's why he's called "dead fish"?
14 posted on 03/09/2010 12:26:37 PM PST by Apparatchik (If you find yourself in a confusing situation, simply laugh knowingly and walk away - Jim Ignatowski)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

You can always rely on WAPO to report salacious slurs. I guess the WH needed to rough up Massa some more. Ah, the love of diversity as applied by Rahm Emmanuel and the WAPO. The funny part is WAPO next week will bemoan the politics of personal destruction in a holier than thou frame of mind. This week they are all for it, as long as the WH tells them to be. Man, being a scummy reporter just got scummier.


15 posted on 03/09/2010 12:28:33 PM PST by equalitybeforethelaw
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To: pissant

IMO, if Massa were a homo, than the homo lobby would be protecting him, as they do every other sodom activist. They have been very very quiet...


16 posted on 03/09/2010 12:30:38 PM PST by bareford101 (Be loud! We have nothing – NOTHING - to apologize for in fighting for our Country!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Is Massa the Martha Michell of our time?


17 posted on 03/09/2010 12:30:52 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: Sacajaweau

I was wondering what percentage of male-staffers in DC are gay? I would not put it past Rahmbo to set-up a congressman in order to lever a vote.


18 posted on 03/09/2010 12:31:13 PM PST by Tallguy ("The sh- t's chess, it ain't checkers!" -- Alonzo (Denzel Washington) in "Training Day")
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To: w1andsodidwe

Michell=Mitchell”


19 posted on 03/09/2010 12:31:45 PM PST by w1andsodidwe (How can you tell when the President is lying? When his lips move, of course.)
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To: rogertarp

The government has been “probing” the tax payers for a long time. How does it feel now?


20 posted on 03/09/2010 12:32:36 PM PST by smokingfrog (You can't ignore your boss and expect to keep your job... WWW.filipthishouse2010.com)
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To: pissant
No doubt Massa, like most new Congresscritters, hired on people who claimed to already know about Congressional SOPs, yadda, yadda, yadda.

Those folks will turn on you in a NY second.

It's almost always the case that the Speaker or various committee chairmen end up with "reliable sources" in your office.

21 posted on 03/09/2010 12:33:32 PM PST by muawiyah ("Git Out The Way")
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

How is this any different from Barney Frank’s recreational activities? Oh yeah, Barney votes the way Obama wants.


22 posted on 03/09/2010 12:33:36 PM PST by Natural Law
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Having confronted the Democrats, the full wrath of the MSM will come down on him.


23 posted on 03/09/2010 12:34:03 PM PST by Spok (Free Range Republican)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
WHO hired his staffers? And who told Ram he would need to strip to have a face to face with this out of control liberal.... Darn just tooooo bad the security cams were NOT on.... AND what did BamKennedy know???? and when did he KNOW it??? ..... Did Bam send Ram over to the Capitol showers???
24 posted on 03/09/2010 12:34:08 PM PST by Just mythoughts
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To: pissant

“Was he just plying a little grab ass or was he hitting on the fellers?”

They have known this for how long? And they needed him to go NOW? Not condoning his behavior, if it is true, but I tend to believe his story about getting pushed out when it became clear he was a no vote...which raises the issue...if he was such a bstrd, how come he had such good principles?


25 posted on 03/09/2010 12:34:54 PM PST by jessduntno (Read the mainstream media. Do the opposite. You can't go wrong.)
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To: muawiyah

Makes you yearn for the days of Bob Packwood. At least he was groping the female help.


26 posted on 03/09/2010 12:35:13 PM PST by pissant (THE Conservative party: www.falconparty.com)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

We need an investigation of all the democratic leadership, to find out who knew about this, when they knew it, and why they didn’t act last year to stop it.

The Media of course will be all over it, because we know they are critically concerned about congressman who make gay sexual advances on employees.

Oh wait, Massa is a Democrat..... never mind.


27 posted on 03/09/2010 12:35:27 PM PST by CharlesWayneCT
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

I don’t get it... isn’t that the kind of society the dems want us to become? A place where everybody can live out their vices in public and not be criticized for it?


28 posted on 03/09/2010 12:35:49 PM PST by dps.inspect
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To: exPBRrat

I bet he doesn’t show or walks off in a spat after a few minutes. Glenn said they prepared another show if he’s a no-show!


29 posted on 03/09/2010 12:37:44 PM PST by MadelineZapeezda (Promoted by God to be a mother!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!...................Thanks, Susan!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

This guy may be a complete DB, but there are a suspicious number of caller to talk shows today giving the ‘inside scoop’ on how messed up Massa is.


30 posted on 03/09/2010 12:38:38 PM PST by skeeter
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

edict from Pelosi:

Vote yes on Health Care or I will destroy you!


31 posted on 03/09/2010 12:40:54 PM PST by dalereed
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To: Apparatchik

That comes from the time he mailed a dead fish to someone he was mad at.


32 posted on 03/09/2010 12:40:57 PM PST by freespirited (We're not the Party of No. We're the Party of HELL NO!!!)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Not as if he were president getting under the desk services from an intern.


33 posted on 03/09/2010 12:40:57 PM PST by Carley (Are you better off now than one year ago? HELL NO!!!!!)
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To: dead

Because to punch a homosexual who makes deliberate physical contact with your personal anatomy is considered a “hate crime”. Not self-defense against sexual harassment and molestation.


34 posted on 03/09/2010 12:43:10 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

He was probably gonna vote “Yes” for “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” tho.


35 posted on 03/09/2010 12:43:29 PM PST by GrannyK
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To: pissant
Grab ass? What's wrong with that?!??!?!


36 posted on 03/09/2010 12:44:21 PM PST by abb ("What ISN'T in the news is often more important than what IS." Ed Biersmith, 1942 -)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

These actions make him sound like the perfect Dem. Kennedy’s Patrick and Ted did far worse. Why kick him out now? Answer: Healthcare.


37 posted on 03/09/2010 12:45:34 PM PST by Upstate NY Guy
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To: rightwingintelligentsia
Bill Clinton did FAR worse.

But with him it was just about sex so didn't count.

38 posted on 03/09/2010 12:46:36 PM PST by what's up
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To: freespirited
That comes from the time he mailed a dead fish to someone he was mad at.

That is against postal regulations.

http://pe.usps.com/text/DMM300/601.htm#wp1064962

9.0 Perishables

9.1 Time Factor
Mailable perishable matter may be sent through the mail only if it can reach its destination in good condition in the normal transit time between the mailing and address points. Mailable perishable foods that do not rapidly decay or generate obnoxious odors in the mail may be sent at the mailer's risk.


39 posted on 03/09/2010 12:48:55 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Gerry Studds, on the other hand, actually buggered a minor Page, and got a standing ovation on his return to the House.


40 posted on 03/09/2010 12:49:39 PM PST by DuncanWaring (The Lord uses the good ones; the bad ones use the Lord.)
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To: rightwingintelligentsia; Revolting cat!

CENSURE AND MOVE ON!


41 posted on 03/09/2010 12:49:48 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: rightwingintelligentsia

Excuse ME....BARNEY FRANK?


42 posted on 03/09/2010 12:50:49 PM PST by Marty62 (former Marty60)
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To: DuncanWaring

And the Democrats saw no irony in paying tribute to the late Studds (who had the unfortunate timing of dying in fall 2006, years after he’d left office) during the Foleygate “scandal” where Pelosi’s troops accused him falsely of molesting minors.


43 posted on 03/09/2010 12:52:09 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: Upstate NY Guy

This isn’t about his after hours behavior. That is normally celebrated among democrats.

It does however fit the emerging pattern of democrat leadership to eliminate opposition from within and reward those who go along.


44 posted on 03/09/2010 12:52:25 PM PST by cripplecreek (Remember the River Raisin!)
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To: DuncanWaring

That was because the page was not complaining but a willing, of-age participant ... and in good part due to the Republican leader, Bob Michel asking the disciplinary action be toned down from expulsion to censure.


45 posted on 03/09/2010 12:53:05 PM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: skeeter

Rush himself said that Massa is a looney leftist. Which is why Rush wants Massa to remain in office (in addition to his voting NO on Obamacare, a stance which Massa holds because it DOESN’T have single payer provisions).


46 posted on 03/09/2010 12:53:53 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: skeeter
This guy may be a complete DB, but there are a suspicious number of caller to talk shows today giving the ‘inside scoop’ on how messed up Massa is.

I've noticed this as well.

47 posted on 03/09/2010 12:55:32 PM PST by MozarkDawg
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To: MozarkDawg
Studds' victim was NOT of-age.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gerry_Studds

He was 17. What was the age of consent to abnormal sexual relations back in 1973? Was same sex sodomy legal in Massachusetts in 1973? Between a minor and an adult?

48 posted on 03/09/2010 12:56:42 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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To: a fool in paradise
If true, then Massa is criminally stupid.

Only the truly deranged don't understand that a yes vote on this bill is the necessary first step in a process that will culminate in a single payer system.

49 posted on 03/09/2010 12:57:08 PM PST by skeeter
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To: MozarkDawg

In 2006, the Mark Foley page scandal brought Studds’s name into prominence again, as media pundits compared the actions of Foley and Congress in 2006 to Studds and Congress in 1983. Studds died on October 14, 2006 in Boston, at age 69, several days after suffering a pulmonary embolism...

(and Congress mourned his passing at the same time they were railing against the Republicans’ culture of corruption going into 2006’s November Democrat sweep of Congress).


50 posted on 03/09/2010 12:58:47 PM PST by a fool in paradise
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