VEN (WASHINGTON) — Three anonymous Washington insiders told VEN’s Senior Political Correspondent Mae Brussell Saturday, that the Leeann Tweeden sexual harassment allegations (complete with groping photograph) against former SNL unfunny man and current Minnesota Senator Al Franken is a cynical, carefully crafted Uniparty plot to unseat Alabama’s Judge Roy Moore, should he overcome the dirty-tricks smear campaign leveled against him in recent weeks and prevail in the special election in December to fill Jeff Sessions vacant Senate seat.
The seat is currently held by Uniparty-favorite Luther Strange, whom Judge Moore soundly defeated in the primary.
After issuing a series of apologies and being forgiven by Ms Tweeden the same day she exposed his sexual assault on her, Mr Franken — in an unprecedented (and some say self-serving) move — called for a Senate Ethics Committee hearing into his own behavior.
But is he risking anything?
Our experts say probably not.
Owing to the balanced bipartisan makeup of the Ethics Committee (three Republicans and three Democrats who tend to vote along party lines), the hearing carries almost no risk to Mr Franken, and despite muted, obligatory calls for his resignation, he is all but guaranteed a favorable outcome.
Why do it then?
Because — our anonymous sources contend — Mr Franken’s Kabuki Theater “hearing” will establish a much-needed precedent for the ethics committee to investigate Roy Moore for his alleged sexual indiscretions 40 years ago, should he be elected to the Senate, a hearing that Judge Moore will likely lose, since at least one Republican Senator (probably Chairman Johnny Isakson or Pat Roberts) will vote with the three Democrats to censure and expel Judge Moore from the Senate.
And even if Judge Moore should somehow prevail and keep his Senate seat, the hearing itself will prove to be a sensational distraction from the President’s MAGA agenda and further impede the Republican-controlled Congress from passing any key legislation before midterm elections in November 2018, when party leaders hope to lose the majority to the Democrats so they will no longer be under pressure to address the America First expectations of their constituents.
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