Late breaking developments tonight from The Politico:
A week after announcing he was retiring from Congress for health reasons, New York Democrat Eric Massa finds himself in the midst of a fast-growing sex scandal involving allegations that he had improper physical contact with several men who worked for him — including at least one intern.
In a widely anticipated interview on Glenn Beck’s Fox News show Tuesday night, Massa acknowledged that he had “groped” and “tickled” a male staffer at the congressman’s 50th birthday party.
He also said he’d used rough language when he shouldn’t have and that he had jokingly told a male staffer at a wedding reception that he’d rather have sex with him than with one of the bridesmaids.
But, Massa told Beck, “I did nothing sexual.”
Now does he mean “sexual” in the Bill Clinton definition?
The House ethics committee has received allegations that former Rep. Eric Massa groped at least three male staffers and conducted himself improperly with interns as well as full-time aides, a source familiar with the matter tells POLITICO.
One incident allegedly occurred when Massa traveled to San Francisco with an aide for a fundraising trip, a second source said.
I have been made aware of other rumors that put the Massa scandal into a whole new orbit. I cannot print them until I get confirmation. But I can assure you that this man has some serious criminal charges in his future.