Trump Calls for Names of Lawmakers Who Have Settled Sex ClaimsBy
President Donald Trump called on Congress to release the names of lawmakers who have settled sexual harassment claims.
“I do” think Congress should disclose settlements details, Trump told reporters Tuesday.
Democratic Representative John Conyers, the longest-serving member of the U.S. House, acknowledged settling a sexual harassment complaint against him but denied the accusation in the case, saying his office acted to avoid “protracted litigation.”
Conyers, 88, had been accused by a former House employee, who said she was fired after she rejected his "sexual advances,” according to BuzzFeed News, which cited documents and four affidavits from former members of his staff. The complaint, filed in 2014, resulted in a settlement of $27,000 and a confidentiality agreement that kept the matter from becoming public, according to BuzzFeed.