Democrat Stalwart Representative John Conyers Admits Settlements But Refutes Sexual Harassment Claims…

This one is going to be a tough call for the Democrat apparatus.  88-year-old Representative John Conyers is the longest serving member of the house, and generally insulated from criticism by the congressional black caucus and identity politics.

Initially on Tuesday Conyers denied ever paying for sexual harassment claims against him. A few hours later his office reversed position and admitted paying.

(VIA NBC) Rep. John Conyers admitted Tuesday to reaching a financial settlement with a former staffer who had accused him of sexual misconduct but the lawmaker denied having done anything improper.  The House Ethics Committee announced several hours later it had opened an investigation.

“I expressly and vehemently denied the allegations made against me, and continue to do so,” Conyers, a Michigan Democrat, said in a statement. “My office resolved the allegations — with an express denial of liability — in order to save all involved from the rigors of protracted litigation. That should not be lost in the narrative.”

“It is important to recognize that the mere making of an allegation does not mean it is true,” Conyers added.

His statement came in response to a Buzzfeed story, published Monday night, that alleged Conyers had settled a wrongful dismissal complaint in 2015 with a ex-staffer who claimed she’d been fired after refusing Conyers’ “sexual advances.”

Conyers, who is 88, paid out a $27,000 settlement to the woman in exchange for a confidentiality agreement from her, Buzzfeed reported.  (read more)

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157 Responses to Democrat Stalwart Representative John Conyers Admits Settlements But Refutes Sexual Harassment Claims…

  1. Jennie P. says:

    I can’t believe the peanuts these claims get settled for

    Liked by 4 people

    • WSB says:

      Just trying to make sense of all of this.

      “Conyers, who is 88, paid out a $27,000 settlement to the woman in exchange for a confidentiality agreement from her, Buzzfeed reported.

      Conyers, in his statement Tuesday, admitted having reached a settlement for an amount that “equated to a reasonable severance payment.”

      What was the staffer making? Most of them make very little, so that actually might be a large amount.

      And then, the deniability:

      ‘The Associated Press made an unannounced visit to the home of Congressman Conyers this morning. Congressman Conyers was under the impression the reporter was speaking of recent allegations of which he was unaware of and denied,” the statement read.”

      Ha! What recent allegations?

      Liked by 8 people

      • H.R. says:

        WSB:“Ha! What recent allegations?”

        Unnamed sources close to the matter reported the rumor that he may have been seen molesting pigeons in the park. The squirrels interviewed are reluctant to confirm or deny the rumor, although they may have been paid peanuts to remain silent.
        😜

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      • Badabing says:

        Let’s do the math – $27K/150 per hour = 180 hours of pleasure. Let’s say 1 hr per day = 6 months for the price of 3. What a deal!

        Liked by 2 people

      • G. Combs says:

        $27,000 forty-five or fifty years ago was a heck of a lot of money. Dad in a good paying job back then was earning $3,000 a year as the top salesman for a big company.

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    • lftpm says:

      I think the “progressives’ ” notion of “progress” is reinstituting practices of the declining Roman Empire, under emperors like Nero, who watched Rome burn, (arguably) after his followers ignited the fires.

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  2. Bitcoin & Stock Market Timing says:

    Folks, the Lord Jesus Christ Is calling all America to repent of our sexually immoral, adulterous, divorcing lifestyles. If u are unjustly taking child support when u cheated on you’re spouse, this message is for u.

    Let us make restitution so courts don’t have to!

    In Christ JEsus Alone.

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  3. milktrader says:

    What a way to end a career.

    Liked by 6 people

  4. milktrader says:

    “It is important to recognize that the mere making of an allegation does not mean it is true,” Conyers added.

    Unless you’re Roy Moore, the media added.

    Liked by 32 people

    • M. Mueller says:

      In my little (non-elite) world, paying someone off is an admission of guilt. Am I wrong?

      Liked by 7 people

      • Minnie says:

        No, you are not wrong.

        All this depraved sex crap is truly stunning.

        Liked by 5 people

        • jackphatz says:

          It’s all about the promiscuity. This is how they love Bill Clinton for what he is and not who he is.

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        • I’m sure it is for most people. Me? Nah – doesn’t surprise me in the least. I worked in NOVA for almost 30 years, many for the beltway bandits. Quite common, believe me!

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          • G. Combs says:

            NebraskaFilly,
            It is common where ever there is power and is proportional to the amount of power held. It is not just about sexual harassment but about any and all wrong doing by the upper ranks. In industry, if the company is large enough, they will black list you and you will never ever get a job again. Happened to my uncle and is the reason I ‘retired’ at age 54.

            In this day and age HONESTY DOES NOT PAY! And whistle-blowing gets you a lifetime of grief. Just look at the scientists whistle-blowers in the Global Warming Con-game who lost their jobs.

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            • Unfortunately, too true. But isn’t that when the rubber meets the road and one has to make a decision within themselves as to their values, character and honor? One has to decide: which is more important: keeping the job or maintaining your honor and integrity? It can be a very difficult choice.

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      • jrapdx says:

        We automatically tend to think so so, but in real-world business, claims are settled all the time just to eliminate nuisance value. So it’s conceivable a Congressman would seek to quickly settle a claim, just to keep it out of the news. Of course that may have been possible in the distant past, but in the current climate it won’t wash.

        Democrats may believe they get a free pass on harassment charges, but the hunt is on, no one in the public eye is safe anymore. As for Conyers, it’s very natural to assume he’s guilty, the odds favor it. What’s interesting is that the case was settled recently, in 2015 so it’s not ancient history. It could have been a shakedown, notice the customary “no blabbing to the media” clause in the settlement alluded to in the report.

        I don’t know if I buy “it was only to make the nuisance go away”, the whole thing makes me suspicious too. (Cue the cat…)

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      • wheatietoo says:

        Businesses have been so quick to pay off accusers, that it is hard to really know anymore if it’s always an admission of guilt.

        Not just businesses…famous people, wealthy elites and royalty, have had a history of “throwing money at” an accuser to buy their silence.
        Even when there’s no proof.
        Even when it’s a lie.

        It’s a mess.

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      • dayallaxeded says:

        Sorry, yes you’re wrong. It’s unfortunate but it really is usually cheaper & faster to settle a case for a modest sum than it is to litigate. Legal costs for a wrongful termination and sex harassment case would probably be @ $75k if it was very simple and didn’t linger. So $27k is cheap. If Moore’s accusers were even slightly real, they’d have gone for the $ long ago.

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      • Badabing says:

        If you look at the charges of Racism which are later debunked – over 90%, it is right to expect that these charges could be fabricated. You have to accept both, however to be credible. There should, however, be a restriction on the use of NDA (Non-disclosure Agreements). A complete debate on the pros and cons needs to be opened. This is not a statement of support for Rep Conyers, who must stand before the well of God.

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  5. Frank says:

    Push me / and then just touch me / ’til I can get my / confidential financial settlement
    *cue pounding techno music* untss untss untss untss untss

    It never stops with these libbie perverts, does it? The establishment scumbags wanted to start this game with Roy Moore, and now they’re in full-on panic mode as the game backfired monumentally. Woohoo!

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  6. citizen817 says:

    The guy who approves the settlements is under investigation as well.

    CONGRESSMAN OVERSEEING SEXUAL HARASSMENT SETTLEMENTS INVESTIGATED BY FBI FOR CAMPAIGN FRAUD

    Brady, a Democrat, is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, which gives him power over settlement payments with taxpayer dollars. The office also works to prevent sexual harassment in Congress.

    http://www.newsweek.com/house-fraud-fbi-bob-brady-sexual-harassment-718954

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  7. citizen817 says:

    The guy who approves the settlements is under investigation as well.

    CONGRESSMAN OVERSEEING SEXUAL HARASSMENT SETTLEMENTS INVESTIGATED BY FBI FOR CAMPAIGN FRAUD

    Brady, a Democrat, is a ranking member of the Committee on House Administration, which gives him power over settlement payments with taxpayer dollars. The office also works to prevent sexual harassment in Congress.

    http://www.newsweek.com/house-fraud-fbi-bob-brady-sexual-harassment-718954

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  8. Ghostrider says:

    Rep. John Conyers settled charges of sexually harassing staffers during the time his wife was in prison for taking bribes on the Detroit City Council.

    My oh my…The perfect Democrat power couple.

    Liked by 23 people

  9. rumpole2 says:

    88 years old…. I wonder if there is a cartel dealing in Viagra in Congress?

    Liked by 6 people

  10. Looks like WH corespondent Gizzi thinks he is out.

    Liked by 5 people

    • sassymemphisbelle says:

      What’s really sad is that Conyer’s heir apparent will be elected by the deluded people of Detroit, a city that their “leaders” have abandoned for years to stuff their own backpockets.

      Liked by 17 people

    • kpm58 says:

      Hook me up bro.
      I gots to get paid.

      Liked by 4 people

    • wheatietoo says:

      Another Conyers?
      That will probably not be an improvement.

      Only good thing will be that the grandnephew won’t have the seniority that the elder Conyers has.

      Liked by 2 people

      • CBNC says:

        My goodness – I’m so tired of this aristocracy BS that our govt. has become. There are soooo many relatives that take over from each other.
        I’m not so sure that votes even matter in a lot of these cases anymore.
        TERM LIMITS NOW AND I MEAN NOW – 50 plus years in government is insane – I do believe the founders would be sickened – govt. was to be a temporary job for citizen servants to do their duty and then go home.
        Change it or BURN IT DOWN and start fresh

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  11. bassplayer says:

    At my gig last night two musicians shared separate stories of sexual misconduct at the Juillard Jazz program, gruesome stuff similar to Weinstein by faculty taking advantage of students. At Berklee in Boston a very well known alto sax player and teacher was just fired for sexual misconduct, allegations similar to Cosby. It’s everywhere.

    Liked by 5 people

  12. Ghostrider says:

    This overwhelming outburst of sexual misconduct is just getting started. Stay tuned for reactions to Conyers and for more leaks from angry Capitol Hill staffers who watched bribes paid to female colleagues to buy their silence. The anger these young women have felt for years is at a tipping point and is now cascading out.

    Is it realistic to suspect that far more Dems will be implicated than Republicans? One party celebrates liberalism and was granted a famous pass to Bill Clinton’s abuse because he supports abortion. The other party is home to social conservatives and forces abusers out when their misdeeds become known. The feminists fail to understand that they are being played by the Democrats and are nothing more than useful tools.

    Liked by 5 people

    • webgirlpdx says:

      And with a chuckle, today the President pardoned the Turkey and headed off for family time at Mar-a-Largo while the Swamp is beginning to drain itself…..

      Liked by 10 people

      • Webgirl, I know this is all very serious. But, don’t you like to imagine that President Trump
        and First Lady Melania get up in the mornings, have their orange juice and consult, then giggle
        for a minute about how they can cause these people to melt down everyday?

        Liked by 4 people

    • sunnydaze says:

      Also, I really am starting to believe that Lib women are more likely to stay silent and not confront the situation directly as it’s happening and put a stop to it. Which leads to it becoming an ongoing, festering situation.

      I know that’s a generalization. But just from conversations I’ve had lately, it *does* seem like Dem women are more likely to fall into “victim” mode.

      Which would make sense, since that’s a large part of the Dem Party appeal to people of all stripes (victim mentality).

      If that is indeed true, then look for there to be more of this crap from the Dems than the Repubs.

      Not because Repub men are “better”. But just because Repub. women are better at taking the situation in hand and shutting it down before it’s out of control.

      Liked by 4 people

  13. Minnie says:

    Oh how pathetic the are, taking us for fools.

    If accusations are false, why a “settlement”?

    Time to release names of all the slime critters involved in the “hush fund”, bankrolled by We The People.

    Liked by 7 people

  14. rumpole2 says:

    Maybe they could have a “Perverts Caucus” in Congress?

    Liked by 6 people

  15. fleporeblog says:

    Boy oh boy this one is the 3rd rail for the Democrats! You have an 88 year old black male who has served the longest in Congress being accused by two female victims. One that he paid $27K to and another that has decided the hell with the small change and has come forward breaking a possible agreement.

    April Ryan must be besides herself! You have the white man, Democrat Senator Al Franken, caught in a photo touching Tweeden’s breasts. There is no way April and her cast of characters will allow Franken to remain while Papa Bear is taken out.

    I found the following to be so delicious when we think about how they have gone after Roy Moore:

    “It is important to recognize that the mere making of an allegation does not mean it is true,” Conyers added.

    The Democrats and Rhinos just can’t take this anymore! You have black democrats attacking white democrats while black and white women want all the Democrats dead!

    I have to get another box of popcorn bags!

    Liked by 14 people

  16. citizen817 says:

    Liked by 9 people

  17. POP says:

    It seems the US is becoming ungovernable. Anyone who ever propositioned a woman for sex is either 1. a criminal or 2. unfit for office.

    Growing up might be an alternative for the nation.
    (And if any Democrat Aliniskyist scum bag Congressman gets triaged due to to creepiness no-one will be happier than I).

    Liked by 1 person

  18. BobBoxBody says:

    The Democrat party is going to implode. Just watch. The chickens are coming home to roost.

    Liked by 6 people

  19. Brant says:

    Demographic of this one will be another attempt at Trump. He might have some sort of underlying medical issue and thus “expendable”…….resign or not run again in 2018. He might have been planning to not run again in 2018 anyway and this is a, “well, lets just use my not running as a tactic”. In any event, bowing out. Taking one for the team. And then it will be, “so, Trump, the white guy………(you fill in the end of the sentence).

    Liked by 1 person

  20. citizen817 says:

    Demorats…lowest form of life on the planet.
    So this is what progressive means.

    https://twitter.com/_Makada_/status/933187459281752064

    Liked by 2 people

  21. **“It is important to recognize that the mere making of an allegation does not mean it is true,” Conyers added.**

    Shouldn’t the same be applied to Judge Roy Moore?

    Liked by 9 people

  22. Midwest Mom says:

    All I can say is if he was a republican we’d never be hearing the end of it.

    Liked by 3 people

  23. JimWVa says:

    I understand that the US Senate Ethics Committee will investigate whether it was within ethical standards for Senator Al Franken to grope a female constituent in front of her husband at the Minnesota State Fair. I also understand that the Senator’s defense is that he’s been in similar situations over a thousand times and he doesn’t remember this particular encounter.

    Will the Ethics Committee find that it’s within appropriate standards if a US Senator only assaults one Minnesota voter during the State Fair? IMO, Franken needs to go back to Saturday night on NBC.

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  24. citizen817 says:

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  25. citizen817 says:

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  26. citizen817 says:

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  27. Apfelcobbler says:

    Mrs. Conyers: Just another day at the office

    Liked by 3 people

    • Dekester says:

      That Detroit city council is a incompetent and looking infantile group.

      I would not want to be a property owner in that town. It is interesting, but predictable that a deep expose is not done on cities like Detroit.

      Of course the lefties in the MSM and elsewhere would never expose the truth. But my goodness, so many of your inner cities may be worse than some third world countries.

      Imagine if the welfare money just dried up., and the States could not take care of the basics like sewer and water. It would be Venezuela on steroids.

      If I remember correctly, when PDJT won Michigan the county where Detroit is in had something like 511,000 folks vote for HRC. Down from the high five hundred thousands that voted for P44. That one dump of a county holds so much sway is very sad.

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  28. Founding Fathers Fan says:

    It wasn’t me, I wasn’t there, besides I wore gloves.

    Liked by 2 people

  29. oldschool64 says:

    What a beautiful and fascinating city Detroit was before this evil bastard was elected!

    It’s no accident that the deterioration of this great city began almost to the day this filthy animal was elected.

    Liked by 5 people

  30. joshua says:

    “Dear Lord, would you please help Donald Trump get rid of these filthy Godless bastards in Washington DC?”

    Liked by 5 people

  31. SnapperCheeks says:

    “It is important to recognize that the mere making of an allegation does not mean it is true,” Conyers added. A true statement… you guys over there on the left, i.e., Maxine Waters, HRC, Chuck Schumer, Nancy Pelosi, to name a few, remember that statement when you start yapping again about President Trump doing or saying crap that can’t be proven accordingly. (And really this man is 88? RETIRE ALREADY!!

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  32. TeaForAll says:

    We really need TERM LIMITS. We need someone to lead the charge, full steam ahead. I am serious. Any Politician guilty of ANY crime should lose all their benefits, everything. Pension, healthcare etc……………..

    Liked by 2 people

    • G. Combs says:

      We really need TERM LIMITS.

      NO we do NOT!
      Think about the Lame Duck sessions when all the nasty laws get passed because the Congress Offals voted out of office don’t give a hoot about keeping up appearances. (The Food Safety Modernization Act that allows international corps to poison us and gives WTO control over our farms comes to mind.)

      Then think of ~1/3 of the Senate as lame ducks for SIX LONG YEARS, not to mention a lot of the House lame ducks for two years.

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    • G. Combs says:

      TeaForAll,

      We need to address the root cause. In the John Podesta WIKILeaks Bill Ivey, of Global Cultural Strategies, gives us a big clue.

      “And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking”

      That is from an e-mail to John Podesta

      Bill Ivey to John Podesta

      From:bi@globalculturalstrategies… [Bill Ivey]
      To: john.podesta@….
      Date: 2016-03-13 17:06
      Subject: From Bill Ivey

      Well, we all thought the big problem for our US democracy was Citizens United/Koch Brothers big money in politics. Silly us; turns out that money isn’t all that important if you can conflate entertainment with the electoral process. Trump masters TV, TV so-called news picks up and repeats and repeats to death this opinionated blowhard and his hairbrained ideas, free-floating discontent attaches to a seeming strongman and we’re off and running….

      Secretary Clinton is not an entertainer, and not a celebrity in the Trump, Kardashian mold; what can she do to offset this? I’m certain the poll-directed insiders are sure things will default to policy as soon as the conventions are over, but I think not. And as I’ve mentioned, we’ve all been quite content to demean government, drop civics and in general conspire to produce an unaware and compliant citizenry. The unawareness remains strong but compliance is obviously fading rapidly. This problem demands some serious, serious thinking – and not just poll driven, demographically-inspired messaging.

      ….I fear we are all now trying to navigate a set of forces that cannot be simply explained or fully understood, so it is and will reamin interesting! Sent with a handshake, Bill

      https://wikileaks.org/podesta-emails/emailid/3599

      Bill Ivey BIO

      ….From 1998 through 2001 Ivey served in the Clinton-Gore administration as Senate-confirmed chairman of the National Endowment for the Arts, and in that capacity is credited with both increasing the agency’s budget and restoring good relations between the NEA and Capitol Hill.
      Bill Ivey is a trustee of the Center for American Progress, and was a Team Leader in the Barack Obama presidential transition….
      Ivey has extensive experience in the music industry.  He was director of Nashville’s Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum for more than two decades, and was twice elected chairman of the National Academy of Recording Arts & Sciences. He is a four-time Grammy Award nominee. He is past president of the American Folklore Society, and today serves the Society as Senior Advisor for China.
      http://globalculturalstrategies.com/bio/

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  33. All American Snowflake says:

    Looks exactly like that other dirty old man who played a doctor on TV so long that he got to thinking he was a doctor and started giving out date rape drugs. Just so, Conyers has played a Congressman so long he thought he could play hanky-panky and taxpayers pay the bills.

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