Rep. Blake Farenthold faces ethics probe after sexual harassment allegations

Ethics panel wants to interview Farenthold accuser

In a statement, the ethics committee said experts it interviewed determined that the information Nunes disclosed was not classified. But it resurfaced as a heightened awareness of sexual harassment has swept workplaces across the country, including USA congressional offices.

The former communications director sued in 2014 alleging that Farenthold had sexually harassed her and fired her when she complained. But while we're glad to see he's paying the money back, we note his record in this affair is deeply troubling.

"Based exclusively on the conclusion of these classification experts that the information that Representative Nunes disclosed was not classified, the committee will take no further action and considers this matter closed", it states.

The committee had already been conducting a discretionary review of the matter and has examined more than 200,000 pages of materials and interviewed multiple witnesses.

Ethics investigators said they also have been hampered in obtaining confidential documents exchanged by Farenthold and Greene leading up to their settlement, which was sealed.

Greene, appearing on CNN Monday night, said she welcomed more transparency in her case, even though she said it has set her back in her career and made it hard for her to find work.

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In a statement to HuffPost last week, Farenthold said he could not confirm that his office was behind the $84,000 settlement.

Nunes is expected to retake his position as the head of the House Intelligence Committee's investigation of Russian meddling in the USA election that was effectively stalled while the allegations were reviewed. "In addition, both Representative Farenthold and the Complainant have publicly expressed an interest in increased transparency in this matter", a committee news release stated.

The committee is chaired by Republican Rep. Susan Brooks of Indiana.

"Once all the facts are released, I'm confident this matter will once and for all be settled and resolved", Farenthold said.

An aide with knowledge of the settlement confirmed that Farenthold is the lawmaker whose office paid the settlement.

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