Funny how you’re not seeing this story get any real airtime in the media. And imagine how much you would be seeing it if Tony were an R, not a D.
California Democratic Rep. Tony Cardenas — who has been accused of allegedly molesting a teenage girl in 2007 — has set up a legal defense fund to cover lawyers’ bills stemming from the case, according to newly filed documents.
Cardenas will now be allowed to receive contributions of up to $5,000 annually from donors to defray legal costs, although registered lobbyists and foreign agents cannot contribute to the fund. Cardenas will have to file quarterly reports to disclose the donors.
“The congressman has established a defense fund in accordance with House rules,” said Brian Svoboda of the law firm Perkins Coie, who is advising Cardenas on the fund. Svoboda noted the House Ethics Committee has reviewed and approved the move, as is required prior to the creation of such defense funds.
Perkins Coie works for the DNC. It worked for the Clinton campaign and was used to hire smear firm Fusion GPS to produce the Steele dossier that was used as the basis for the investigation and smear campaign against President Trump.
Cardenas is being sued in California state court for allegedly drugging and fondling a teenage girl in 2007, when the Democratic lawmaker was serving on the Los Angeles City Council.
In court documents, Cardenas’ accuser — who is now in her 20s — said he invited her to a golf outing. The woman was a rising young golf star at the time. After receiving a drink of iced water from Cardenas that “tasted distinctly different from both tap and filtered water,” the then-teenage girl collapsed. Cardenas took her to the hospital, but during the trip, allegedly reached under her clothes and fondled her breasts and genitals, according to court documents.
Read the full story from Front Page Mag
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