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WASHINGTON • A Senate investigating committee investigating sex trafficking on the Internet may recommend criminal contempt charges against a website where the majority of online advertising for sex a... read more

McCaskill threatens sex ad website with contempt

McCaskill and Ohio Sen. Rob Portman, the subcommittee chairman, will ask the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs to hold Backpage in contempt of Congress. "We began this ... read more

Senators weigh criminal contempt charge after CEO skips hearing

The senators also opened the door to asking the Justice Department to examine the case for a possible charge of criminal contempt ... of the full committee and the Senate, USA Today reported. The lawm... read more

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Backpage CEO Skipped Sex-Trafficking Hearing, May Face Criminal Contempt Charges

Rob Portman (R-Ohio) and Claire McCaskill ... of contempt" that "may justify a referral" to the Justice Department for criminal contempt charges, according to The Hill. "Defiance of a congressional su... read more

Heitkamp rips sex ads that make 'filthy rich'

Heidi Heitkamp blasted the CEO of Backpage ... criminal contempt, an action the committee has not taken in 30 years, according to Portman. "If Backpage thinks they're going to go quietly into the nigh... read more

Portman, McCaskill, pushing contempt of Congress for Web site that advertises sex

Portman, R-Ohio, is the chair of the committee and McCaskill, D-Mo., is its top-ranking Democrat. They are looking into whether sex traffickers try to use Backpage for illegal ... had threatened more ... read more

Flynn takes the Fifth but fights over testimony are just beginning

“This case marks the first time in more than 20 years that the Senate has enforced a subpoena in court,” said the committee’s leaders, Republican Sen. Rob Portman of Ohio and Democratic Sen. Claire Mc... read more

Commentary: First Amendment may protect shady sex ads, too

The committee suspects that ... to the Supreme Court in a very unusual way. After Backpage refused to comply with the subpoena, Portman and McCaskill convinced the Senate to vote to hold the company i... read more

Senate report says online ad site hid child sex trafficking

The Senate Permanent Committee on Investigations released its ... In Monday's report, the Senate investigation found that for years, officials had “sanitized” ads for criminal offenses li... read more

Senators advance contempt resolution in trafficking investigation

Claire McCaskill Claire Conner McCaskill Government ... asked the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee to sign off on a resolution holding and its CEO in civil cont... read more

Backpage CEO could face harsh backlash for missed Senate hearing

Those were the words written by a father in an email to ... and McCaskill noted that this refusal to comply with a subpoena to appear before PSI is a clear act of contempt that may justify a referral ... read more

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