The investigation has been a very stressful and time-consuming process for me and my staff. Hours were spent producing documents and preparing for interviews. However, the real cost has been to my personal political capital. The lack of confidentiality has led to all eight members involved in this inquiry having our reputations irreparably damaged by the viral press coverage, he added.
It was not immediately clear whether the OCE made a similar recommendation in its case involving Rep. Joe Crowley (D-N.Y.).
Aides to those lawmakers could not provide information about the OCEs recommendation Tuesday morning.
Following the speeches from elected officials, the crowd stands at long tables as they dig into BBQ, brunswick stew, cadillac rice at the Law Enforcement Cookout at Wayne Dasher's pond house in Glennville, Ga., on Thursday, April 17, 2014.