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Rep. John Conyers hospitalized as sexual harassment allegations continue to pile up

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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI), who has been accused by multiple women of serial sexual harassment, has been hospitalized due to what a spokesman is describing as “stress.”

As Click On Detroit reports, the 88-year-old Conyers was admitted to a Detroit-area hospital on Thursday morning.

“I just spoke with Monica Conyers on the phone and we want you to know that the congressman is resting comfortably in an area hospital,” political consultant Sam Riddle told Click On Detroit. “He’s doing OK, as well as he can be expected for a gentleman that’s approaching 90 years of age… the congressman’s health is not what it should be and lot of that is directly attributable to this media assault.”

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Conyers on Sunday stepped down from his post as ranking Democrat on the House Judiciary Committee amid multiple allegations of sexual harassment leveled against him. The allegations against Conyers first became public after a BuzzFeed report revealed that he had used taxpayer dollars to settle a harassment complaint made by a former staffer.

Marion Brown, with whom Conyers settled a sexual harassment claim in 2015, went on NBC’s “Today” on Thursday to recount his behavior during her time working as a staffer in his office.

“Some of the things that he did, it was sexual harassment,” she told the show. “Violating my body, propositioning me, inviting me to hotels with the guise of discussing business, and then propositioning for sex. He just violated my body. He has touched me in different ways, and it was very uncomfortable and very unprofessional.”

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GOP counsel Steve Castor ripped for ‘drowning’ during impeachment: ‘Someone find a lifeguard’

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The Republican staffer charged with cross-examining witnesses in the televised House impeachment inquiry hearings was roundly blasted online for his incompetence in questioning Deputy Assistant Secretary of State George Kent and Ambassador Bill Taylor.

Federalist Society contributor Steve Castor, who has worked for Republicans on the Intelligence Committee since 2005, was hoped to be a hero for Republicans.

“From Tom Davis to Darrell Issa to me to Jim Jordan to Trey Gowdy, he’s always had everybody’s confidence and we are an eclectic group of oversight chairs and ranking members,” former Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT) told The Daily Beast. “And the fact that he’s had all of our confidence is saying something.”

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‘It’s not working’: Ari Fleischer baffled by House GOP questions in impeachment inquiry

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George W. Bush's former press secretary Ari Fleischer was mystified by the questions House Republicans posed to the first two public impeachment inquiry witnesses.

GOP lawmakers tasked Stephen Castor with questioning Bill Taylor, the acting ambassador to Ukraine, and George Kent, a State Department deputy who covers Ukraine, and the staunch Republican Fleischer wasn't impressed.

"Whatever the GOP counsel is doing, it's not working," Fleischer tweeted. "I don't undertand where he's going."

Taylor and Kent told lawmakers that Trump and his associates set up a separate diplomatic channel that appeared to be aimed at pressuring Ukraine to assist the president's re-election campaign, but Castor's questions focused on establishing a conspiracy theory the witnesses had already debunked.

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‘Aimed squarely at Rube Nation’: Former Republican stunned by GOP lawmakers spouting Ukraine conspiracy theories

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Tom Nichols, a former Republican and a current professor at the Naval War College in Rhode Island, found himself utterly stunned by Rep. Devin Nunes's (R-CA) questioning of impeachment inquiry witnesses Bill Taylor and George Kent during Wednesday's hearings.

During his questioning, Nunes regularly befuddled both Taylor and Kent when he brought up issues related to the Crowdstrike conspiracy theory that claims that the Ukrainian government, not Russia, interfered in the 2016 presidential election.

Reacting to this, Nichols said that Nunes's performance wasn't aimed at persuading the general public, but only Fox News-watching Trump supporters.

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