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Garcetti probably knew about the top assistant’s alleged misdemeanor, Grassley’s office concludes

“Several people told investigators that Mayor Garcetti was aware of this behavior, and based on the reported frequency and conspicuous nature of the behavior, it is more likely than not that Mayor Garcetti either had personal knowledge of the sexual harassment or should have been aware. on it, ”the report states.

Garcetti won the ambassadorship after serving as a prominent Biden surrogate during the 2020 campaign. Senate Foreign Relations Committee.

But Grassley grabbed the nomination after hearing from whistleblowers. Former Garcetti Communications Director Naomi Seligman has called on Senate officials to make further allegations that Garcetti was aware of Jacobs’ alleged misconduct.

Both Garcetti and the White House pushed back on the report, and Garcetti Representative Dae Levine said in a statement that it “was based only on false, repackaged claims that have been proven false by several objective investigations and reviews.” A Biden representative noted that the mayor under oath had said he had never witnessed dishonesty, dismissing Grassley’s report as a “party assault job” whose underlying allegations had been largely “refuted” and reiterating Biden’s confidence in Garcetti.

“The President trusts Mayor Garcetti and believes he will be an excellent representative of India at a critical time and urges the Senate to swiftly confirm him,” spokesman Chris Meagher said in a statement.

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