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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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Bombshell report confirms Trump ‘repeatedly pressed’ Ukrainian leader to probe Joe Biden’s family

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A new report from the Wall Street Journal confirms that President Donald Trump over the summer "repeatedly pressed" Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky to investigate Hunter Biden, the son of former Vice President Joe Biden.

According to WSJ, Trump asked Zelensky an estimated eight different times to launch a probe of Hunter Biden in a move aimed at crippling Joe Biden's presidential campaign.

"He told him that he should work with [Trump attorney Rudy Giuliani] on Biden, and that people in Washington wanted to know," one of WSJ's sources claims. According to this source, however, Trump on this phone call made no mention of foreign aid and didn't offer Zelensky an explicit quid-pro-quo for his cooperation in investigating Biden.

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Yale psychiatrist on what the whistleblower scandal reveals about Trump’s ‘self-defeating pathology’

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On Thursday, information emerged that a whistleblower in the intelligence community had officially submitted a complaint suggesting that President Donald Trump had had a compromising discussion with a foreign leader.

As the news circulated Friday, commentators raised the possibility that Trump had offered the president of Ukraine a stronger relationship in exchange for dirt on Joe Biden.

Raw Story spoke with Yale psychiatrist Bandy X. Lee, who has studied the president's erratic behavior.

Lee is a forensic psychiatrist and violence expert at Yale School of Medicine. She has been consulting with the World Health Organization since 2002, has taught at Yale Law School since 2003, and is author of the textbook, “Violence.” In 2017, she held an ethics conference that led to the public-service book, “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump,” and the World Mental Health Coalition. She also convened a panel to assess the president’s mental capacity and chairs a working group on a panel for performing presidential fitness-for-duty tests. She is hosting discussions on the need to speak about a president’s mental health at the Yale Law School and the School of Medicine this week.

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‘Impeachment time’: Conservative columnist says Pelosi must end her caution if Trump-Ukraine scandal is true

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Conservative columnist Max Boot, like fellow anti-Trump conservative Rick Wilson, had long supported House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's (D-CA) cautious approach when it comes to impeaching President Donald Trump.

But in his latest column, Boot argues that Pelosi cannot simply ignore the latest Trump scandal that involves allegedly strong-arming the Ukrainian government to help him dig up dirt on former Vice President Joe Biden.

"If the new scandal involving President Trump and Ukraine is as bad as it seems -- and that is, of course, a very big if at this early stage -- the House will have no choice but to impeach, consequences be damned," he writes.

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