An attorney hired by Minnesota Democrats to investigate domestic abuse allegations against Minnesota Democratic Rep. Keith Ellison reportedly concluded the accusers claim was “unsubstantiated.”
Ellisons ex-girlfriend, liberal activist Karen Monahan, accused Ellison of physically and emotionally abusing her during their years-long relationship.
Ellison, the deputy chair of the Democratic National Committee, has been dogged by Monahans accusations in his campaign for Minnesota attorney general. (RELATED: Minnesota Democrats Own Lawyers Partner Handling Independent Keith Ellison Investigation)
Monahans refusal to produce a video she claimed proved Ellisons alleged abuse led Minnesota attorney Susan Ellingstad “to conclude that the allegation is unsubstantiated,” according to a draft version of Ellingstads report obtained by The Associated Press.
“An allegation standing alone is not necessarily sufficient to conclude that conduct occurred, particularly where the accusing party declines to produce supporting evidence that she herself asserts exists,” Ellingstad wrote, according to The AP.
“She has thus repeatedly placed the existence of the video front and center to her allegations, but then has refused to disclose it.”
Ellingstad is the legal partner of Minnesota Democrats own attorney, Charlie Nauen.
Ellisons Republican opponent, Doug Wardlow, previously cast doubt on the validity of Ellingstads investigation.
“Keith Ellison is being investigated by the party that endorsed his candidacy after multiple allegations of domestic violence. Any claim that this is an independent investigation is laughable,” Wardlow previously told The Daily Caller News Foundation.
This is a developing story that will be updated as more information becomes available.
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