Monday, August 24, 2015

Cotter Says "Troubling Evidence Of Misconduct" In Courser/Gamrat Drama (But Will Dems Back Expulsion?)

By Brandon Hall
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After meeting with House Business Office leader Tim Bowlin for nearly two hours this morning, Speaker of the Michigan House Kevin Cotter released a statement saying there was "troubling evidence of misconduct" by State Representatives Todd Courser and Cindy Gamrat. Some sources also allege the two ;legislators could be charged criminally.

According to WOOD TV 8:

"Sources close to the case told 24 Hour News 8 on Sunday that criminal charges are being considered for both representatives, but statements from Bowlin and Cotter, R-Mt. Pleasant, did not mention that. However, in his afternoon statement, Cotter did indicate that he was looking into possible disciplinary action:
“I have received a draft report to review, and there is troubling evidence of misconduct. I am directing my legal counsel to review the preliminary findings for the purposes of any further disciplinary actions.”

The statement from Bowlin said that a report on the findings was being forwarded to outside counsel for review, which Bowlin said was typical practice “to protect the privacy and confidentiality of affected individuals and ensure compliance with Human Resources regulations.” He said the findings would be made public after the legal review was finished."

In a statement responding to the announcement of the report, Cindy Gamrat said:

"This job is a privilege and a duty and I owe it to the people in my life and in the 80th house district to review the report and study my options," Gamrat said. "I will talk it over with my family before making any decisions on what steps might be next. As of this time, I have not ruled out any options and I am still listening carefully to input from the people of the 80th district because they are, after all, who I serve in this position."

Todd Courser did not comment.

Some veteran political observers like Rick Albin believe that  Courser and Gamrat may be expelled before the Mackinaw Republican Leadership Conference September 18...

However, If House Dems leader Tim Greimel can hold his caucus together and he demands an Attorney General (or special prosecutor) investigation into the Courser/Gamrat controversy that includes "what the Speaker and House leadership knew and when they knew it," Todd and Cindy won't be going anywhere anytime soon because Cotter needs Dems votes to expel.

Stay tuned...

>>>Read more below: 

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WMP In Buzzfeed 

WMP Featured On Fox 17 For Helping Break Courser/Gamrat Scandal 

Read The House Resolution Sanctioning Courser/Gamrat Investigation

Courser And Gamrat Must Resign 

RUDE: Cotter Tells Gamrat To Get Lost As Greimel Reads Her Apology To House Dems

Confirmed: Courser+Gamrat Met At Lansing Radisson For Dozens Of Sexual Trysts

Read Todd Courser's Full False Flag Email Uncensored (Warning: Explicit Content)

Breaking: Detroit News Confirms WMP's Courser Email Story, Reveals Affair With State Rep. Cindy Gamrat

False Flag? Sources: Courser Sent Controversial Email+House GOP Leadership Knows, No Longer Attends Caucus Meetings


Detroit News: Recordings: State rep asked aide to hide relationship

Tea Partier who invented gay scandal about himself also smeared self as a child molester in flyer: blogger

Breaking: Courser Accused HIMSELF Of Child Molestation To Help Win 2014 State House Race

Mary Whiteford Leads Gamrat Replacement Buzz

Breaking: Courser Claims Graham, Allard and Cline Spied On Him+Blackmailed Him, Won't Resign

Brandon Hall is a lifelong political nerd from Grand Haven, and is the Managing Editor of West Michigan Politics.
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Photo By Darlene Dowling Thompson

1 comment:

  1. From the article below:

    [According to a statement from House Business Office Director Tim Bowlin, preliminary findings from his office’s investigation into the pair indicate “both misconduct and the misuse of taxpayer resources by both representatives.” ….
    There are two main issues at hand in the investigation into the alleged misconduct: whether Courser and Gamrat had staff members lie on their behalf to help cover up the affair and whether they campaigned for elected office while on state property. The second issue is said to be of most concern.]

    I have a few questions:

    The first question is, just what constitutes campaigning for elected office while on state property.

    Second question; are not state parks also state property and just how many of our beloved elected officials have not partied and campaigned in state parks?
    I can come up with several in the last 6 years.

    Third question; if an elected official is on state property (say at the capitol building), and is asked by a reporter if they are going to run for office again next term, if the answer is yes, is that not campaigning?

    Fourth question; I wonder if Speaker of the House Kevin Cotter or any of the can house or senate elected officials can survive an investigation to see if they have ever “campaigned for elected office while on state property”?

    Fifth question (two really); if an elected official is known to have an account like those with the Ashley Madison sites, and they attempt to keep it a secret, is not that a cover up?
    Is not that a moral problem that they attempt to keep secret?

    Stephen Young
    Allegan County TEA Party Chairman.