One of the strongest voices advocating for a Trump impeachment, Al Green (D-TX), reportedly had sex with a drug-addicted employee in 2008, then sued her when she threatened to go public with claims of ahostile work environment and sexual harassment– stating at the time he “will not be extorted or blackmailed.”
Lucinda Daniels, his onetime district director, claimed she suffered a hostile work environment, claimed sexual harassment and demanded $1.8 million. Green sued her, saying she was using their sexual relationship to shake him down at the behest of other unnamed conspirators.
“Daniels has threatened to go public with her complaints if the Congressman does not per [sic] her money. Green has done nothing wrong and refuses to pay ‘hush money’ just for political expediency. Green will not be extorted or blackmailed by Daniels. He will not be the victim of a shakedown by Daniels and her agents. Green demands vindication of his actions and now sues Daniels for declaratory judgment relief relating to her workplace allegations and her quest for money,” documents Green filed in federal court in 2008 say.
Daniels also reportedly left a voicemail on Green’s phone on accident while trying to reach her cocaine dealer, which Green submitted as sealed evidence in the lawsuit.
Daniels can be heard snorting cocaine in the recording, asking if it was ‘cut’ with some other substance before someone else reassures her it was “straight off the ki[lo].” She then asks for her ‘Tuesday Special’ price, after which her dealer sold her the drugs for $40.
Green claims that Daniels “act[ed] sluggish at work as through under the influence of drugs” and “slurr[ed] her speech as if under drug influence,” before adding that she fell “asleep on the phone in the middle of telephone conversations with staff and the Congressman” and had “a general appearance of incoherence at times due to apparent drug use.”
After Green confronted Daniels over the drug use, she began claiming “the Congressman retaliated against her in the workplace because of her gender and because she refused additional romantic requests.” Green has denied Daniels’ claims.
In a Monday statement, Green claimed that the issue was resolved:
In the present climate, we wish to jointly quiet any curious minds about our former and present relationship with one another. We are friends, and have long been friends.At an unfortunate time in our lives, when both of our feelings were hurt, we hastily made allegations and charges against one another that have been absolutely resolved.
This matter has been resolved without payment of any money or transfer of any consideration of any kind by either of us to the other.As friends, we have both agreed that we see no need to make further statements regarding this absolutely resolved matter.
In September, Green threatened to force a vote on the House floor to impeach President Trump following attacks on NFL players kneeling during the National Anthem, exclaiming “I rise tonight to make one point…a president need not be convicted of a criminal offenes to be impeached.”
And last month Green claimed that, “[Trump] has undermined the integrity of his office, has brought disrepute onto the presidency, has betrayed his trust as president to the manifest injury of the people of the United States of America and as a result is unfit to be president.”
“He warrants impeachment, trial and removal from office,” Green added.
I wonder if banging a drugged out staffer undermined the integrity of Green’s office?