WHAT? Minnesota Democrats Investigate Keith Ellison Abuse Claims Using Party Attorney’s Legal Partner

DNC Deputy Chair Keith Ellison has multiple accusations of domestic abuse against him by more than one woman. Democrats in Minnesota are conducting a supposedly ‘independent’ investigation by using an attorney with close connections to their own party.

The Daily Caller reports:

MINNESOTA DEMOCRATS’ ‘INDEPENDENT’ ELLISON INVESTIGATION HANDLED BY THEIR OWN LAWYER’S PARTNER

Minnesota Democrats’ self-described “independent” investigation into domestic abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison is being handled by the party attorney’s legal partner.

Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee and nominee for Minnesota attorney general, is accused of physically and emotionally abusing his ex-girlfriend, liberal Sierra Club activist Karen Monahan. Ellison has repeatedly denied Monahan’s accusations.

Minneapolis lawyer Susan Ellingstad took over the Ellison investigation from the state party’s attorney following Ellison’s primary victory in August, the Associated Press reported Tuesday.

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Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party Chairman Ken Martin told the AP they hired Ellingstad to make sure the investigation “wouldn’t be colored by people with associations with the party.”

Ellingstad is a legal partner with the state party’s attorney, Charlie Nauen, who the AP reported handled the early stages of the investigation. Ellingstad and Nauen are partners at Lockridge Grindal Nauen P.L.L.P., which bears the DFL attorney’s name.

Doesn’t that seem like a slight conflict of interests? Do you think they’ll find Ellison did anything wrong?

 

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