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Keith Ellison Called Ex-Girlfriend a ‘Bitch’ Once — That’s It, He Says
Ellison considering stepping down from DNC to focus on attorney general race

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has denied that he physically or emotionally abused his former girlfriend. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Keith Ellison admitted that he once called his ex-girlfriend a “bitch” during an argument about finances in 2013 — but that’s it, according to a report compiled by outside investigator Susan Ellingstad.

Ellingstad was hired by the Minnesota Democratic party in August to investigate claims from Ellison’s former girlfriend, Karen Monahan, that he physically and emotionally abused her during their relationship.

Police Stuck on Keith Ellison Abuse Case Until Accuser Files Report
Independent lawyer hired by Dems concludes claim is ‘unsubstantiated’

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has denied allegations that he emotionally or physically abused his ex-girlfriend. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Local Minnesota law enforcement cannot initiate an investigation into a claim of domestic abuse levied against Rep. Keith Ellison until his accuser and former girlfriend, Karen Monahan, files a report, officials made clear Tuesday.

The Minnesota Democratic party is handing over to authorities the final report for its own internal investigation into Monahan’s allegation that Ellison physically and emotionally abused her while they were dating in 2016, chairman party Ken Martin announced Monday.

Keith Ellison Calls for House Ethics Investigation Into Allegations Against Him
“I am innocent and eager to see this entire matter resolved,” Minnesota Democrat says

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., is calling for a House Ethics investigation into domestic abuse allegations against him. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Keith Ellison is calling for a House Ethics Committee inquiry into allegations of abuse against him made by a former girlfriend.

“I am taking this step now because I am innocent and eager to see this entire matter resolved,” the Minnesota Democrat said in a statement Wednesday.

Minnesota Democrats Near Issuing Report on Ellison Investigation
Ellison is running forstate attorney general this November

The Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party is close to issuing its report on its investigation into abuse claims against Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The chairman of the Minnesota Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party said investigators have concluded their investigation into abuse allegations against Rep. Keith Ellison by his former girlfriend, and it will issue its final report soon.

“I’m starting to get a little frustrated because it’s been a long time now, almost two months,” Ken Martin told The Associated Press. “I hope soon. I hope any day here.”

Second Kavanaugh Accuser Should Testify Thursday, Sanders Says
Trump spokeswoman: Democrats have ‘exploited’ women ‘for political gain’

White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders says both of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's accusers should testify on Thursday. (Sarah Silbiger/CQ Roll Call file photo)

A second woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misdeeds should be allowed to testify alongside Christine Blasey Ford, the first to come forward, during a high-stakes Senate hearing on Thursday, President Donald Trump’s top spokeswoman says.

Deborah Ramirez, 53, who was at Yale University at the same time as Kavanaugh in the 1980s, told the New Yorker in an article published Sunday evening that he exposed himself at a party while extremely intoxicated. Ford, 51, says the federal appellate judge pinned her to a bed in high school and covered her mouth so forcefully she worried he might kill her while groping her against her will. Kavanaugh denies all the allegations.

Keith Ellison’s Ex-Girlfriend Posts Medical File Alleging Abuse
Karen Monahan told a doctor in 2017 she had suffered ‘emotional and physical’ abuse by Dem congressman

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., has denied allegations that he physically or emotionally abused his former girlfriend. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Keith Ellison’s ex-girlfriend, who accused him last month of abuse during their relationship in 2016, posted to Twitter a medical memo in which she told her doctor that Ellison had abused her emotionally and physically.

Karen Monahan, 44, the Minnesota Democrat’s former girlfriend, shared the patient progress report on Twitter on Tuesday and again Wednesday.

DNC Looking Into Ellison Allegations
Comes as he wins Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., faces allegations he abused his ex-girlfriend. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call file photo)

The Democratic National Committee said it is looking into charges of domestic abuse by Rep. Keith Ellison, who serves as deputy chairman of the organization.

“These allegations recently came to light and we are reviewing them,” the committee said in a statement to NPR. “All allegations of domestic abuse are disturbing and should be taken seriously.”

Keith Ellison Easily Wins Primary for Minnesota AG Despite Abuse Allegations
Six-term congressman accused days before election of abusing ex-girlfriend

Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., easily won the Democratic primary for Minnesota attorney general Tuesday. He has been accused of abusing a former girlfriend. (Bill Clark/CQ Roll Call file photo)

Rep. Keith Ellison won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor primary for Minnesota attorney general Tuesday night, despite allegations that he abused an ex-girlfriend surfacing just days before the election.

With 71 percent of precincts reporting, Ellison led a five-way field with 51 percent of the vote, according to The Associated Press. His closest challenger, state Rep. Debra Hilstrom, trailed with 18 percent. 

Minnesota’s Ilhan Omar Poised to Become First Somali-American in Congress
First-term state representative wins DFL nomination to replace Ellison

State Rep. Ilhan Omar won the Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party nomination for Minnesota’s 5th District on Tuesday night. (Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images for Tribeca Film Festival file photo)

State Rep. Ilhan Omar is the likely new member from Minnesota's 5th District, setting her up to be the first Somali-American in Congress.  

With 91 percent of precincts reporting, Omar led the six-way Democratic-Farmer-Labor Party field with 48 percent of the vote, when The Associated Press called the race.