Democrats, who have for weeks been trying to kill the Supreme Court nomination of Brett Kavanaugh over unsupported claims that he assaulted a woman when both were in their teens 36 years ago, have a growing problem with one of their own.
Amid claims of domestic abuse, news outlets are trying to unseal the divorce records of Keith Ellison, a Muslim Democratic congressman and the deputy chairman of the Democratic National Committee, who is now running for attorney general Minnesota.
Ellison’s accuser, Karen Monahan, has charged that while Democrats insist they “believe women’s stories,” they have ignored hers, and she has been a target of threats and smears.
WND reported when Monahan, a former girlfriend, came forward alleging Ellison sent her threatening text messages and once screamed obscenities at her as he dragged her off a bed by her feet. Another former girlfriend, Amy Alexander, filed a police report in 2005 claiming Ellison pushed, shoved and verbally abused her, and had a lawyer intimidate and threaten her.
Ellison has declared he “never behaved this way.”
The Star-Tribune now reports its own effort to unseal Ellison’s divorce records. He was divorced from Kim Ellison in 2012.
The newspaper said: “The Star Tribune’s motion to intervene and unseal the records follows a similar action by Alpha News, a right-leaning online news and opinion site.”
The newspaper said Monahan tweeted to Ellison: “This is not going away and you are making it worse for you, your family and district by lying, smearing, getting others to do your dirty work, victim shaming, etc.”
The report said she “referred again to a video she says she has of Ellison dragging her off a bed, which he has said did not happen.”
“She has declined to show the video, saying it is traumatizing. She also told CNN she misplaced it. Monahan also recently released a medical record that shows she told a doctor in 2017 that she had been in an abusive relationship with Ellison.”
Minnesota Democrats said they are investigating, but their report isn’t ready.
“The Star Tribune argued that, given the public interest around that situation and Kim Ellison’s public support of her ex-husband, the divorce records are a matter of concern to voters. Divorce records are typically public, but judges will often agree to seal them if both parties to the case agree and no one else objects,” the newspaper said.
A Hennepin County judicial officer will determine whether the divorce file should be made public. A hearing on the Alpha News motion has been scheduled for Oct. 9, and the Star Tribune requested to have its motion heard then as well.
Reported anti-Islam activist Pamela Geller: “Flashback in 2004, when up until then, Barack Obama couldn’t win an election. But during his 2004 campaign for the Senate, Obama and his corrupt party in Chicago somehow managed to unseal the divorce records of his opponent Jack Ryan, who was leading by a large margin. The Ryan divorce records were sealed at their mutual request of both Mr. and Mrs. Ryan. But the Democrat machine got them unsealed anyway. Barack Obama’s backers emailed reporters about the divorce controversy. The divorce records were not pretty. Ryan resigned. Obama took the field.
“Different rules for the lawless party.”