Sexual harassment investigation could delay Chuck Hagel confirmation Vote
Ah, now we know another reason why Obama is such a fan of Chuck Hagel. There’s a sexual harassment investigation allegation being investigated by the Senate Armed Services Committee by a former Hagel staffer. The unnamed staffer has been interviewed by the committee about an incident that took place in 2007 when Hagel was in the Senate.
The staffer, whose allegation was found credible by committee staff, does not involve Hagel directly. Instead, the investigation appears to center on whether Hagel knew of the incident and whether it was handled appropriately.
Hagel’s former chief of staff Lou Ann Linehan, who oversaw the disciplinary process now being reviewed, dismissed the allegation and denied that the misconduct was “actually sexual harassment”