July 02, 2010

Ethics Committee interviewed Pelosi in Massa investigation. Report expected soon.

By CREW Staff

Late this afternoon, we learned, via Politico, that the House Ethics Committee interviewed Speaker Nancy Pelosi as part of its investigation of former Rep. Eric Massa.

Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) was recently interviewed by the House ethics committee regarding the sexual harassment allegations against former Rep. Eric Massa (D-N.Y.), and the panel is expected to release its final report on the probe soon, according to sources close to the issue.

It’s not clear if the ethics investigation will reveal anything new about Massa or whether it will implicate any other lawmakers or congressional staff members, but Republicans have been pushing the committee to probe exactly when Pelosi and other Democratic leaders learned of the sordid harassment allegations about Massa.

Pelosi’s office declined to comment on any specifics about her interview with the ethics panel — which took place in her office — but said the California Democrat and her aides have cooperated fully with congressional investigators.

The speculation is that the Committee wants to know what Pelosi knew about the Massa scandal -- and when did she know it.


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