Former New York congressman Eric Massa wrote a $40,000 check to his chief of staff shortly before resigning his seat last month under a sexual harassment cloud.http://www.usatoday.com/news/washington/2010-04-16-massa-payment_N.htm
Federal campaign finance records show the March 4 check to Joe Racalto from Massa's campaign account was a "campaign management fee."
Racalto's lawyer, Camilla McKinney, said Friday the check was a "deferred payment" for Racalto's work on Massa's 2010 re-election campaign and on Massa's transition after the 2008 election.
The payment came as allegations about his boss sexually harassing male staffers in his office were becoming public. Racalto has filed a sexual harassment complaint against Massa.
What did Nancy Pelosi (the head of the both House and House Democrats) and Rahm Emanuel (who recruited Massa to run for office) know, and when did they know it?