Developing: Top Senate Dem Chuck Schumer Targeted With Fake Sex Scandal

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Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer was recently the target of a phony operation designed to implicate him in a sex scandal using forged documents that were made to look like a federal lawsuit.

The staffer named in the suit says her signature is forged, and she never sued Schumer.

The phony suit was pushed to multiple media outlets, and after Schumer’s office became aware of the issue, they asked police to investigate.

According to Axios:

“Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said he was the victim of a fake news hit on Tuesday, and has turned over to Capitol Police a document that purports to detail lurid sexual harassment accusations by a former staffer.

┬áThe former staffer told me in a phone interview that she did not author the document, that none of the charges ring true, and that her signature was forged. She said she had never heard of the document before Axios took it to Schumer’s office for comment on Tuesday.
Matt House, Schumer’s communications director, told me: “The document is a forged document and every allegation is false. We have turned it over to the Capitol Police and asked them to investigate and pursue criminal charges because it is clear the law has been broken.”House continued: “We believe the individual responsible for forging the document should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law to prevent other malicious actors from doing the same.”