New Twist in Chicago area Dem Rep’s Bribery Scandal: Negotiating Anti-Israel Positions

JTA
Pro-Palestinian influence at center of congressional bribery allegations
by Ron Kampeas
February 3, 2022

An alleged bid to get a freshman congresswoman to adopt pro-Palestinian stances is at the center of a bribery scandal dating back to 2018. Rep. Marie Newman, a Chicago-area Democrat, is under investigation by the Office of Congressional Ethics for allegedly promising Iymen Chehade, a Palestinian-American academic, a job on her congressional staff if he agreed not to run against her in a primary. The Daily Beast on Thursday reported on an email from Chehade in which he outlines his conditions for assuming a role on her staff, should she be elected in 2020. READ MORE

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