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Senate Ethics Committee Confirms Franken Probe

In a rare public acknowledgement, the Senate Ethics Committee on Thursday confirmed that it is investigating Sen. Al Franken (D-MN) over allegations of sexual misconduct. “While the Committee does not generally comment on pending matters or matters that may come before it, in this instance, the Committee is publicly confirming that it has opened a preliminary inquiry into Senator Franken’s alleged misconduct,” the committee said in a statement. Franken has said he would cooperate with any probe. Multiple women have come forward alleging that he groped and forcibly kissed them over the years.