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US Capitol Police have announced the conclusion of their investigation into a sex video involving a former Senate staffer, stating that no charges will be filed.

Despite the video’s circulation in December, which depicted lewd acts within a Senate committee room, authorities determined the actions, while potentially violating Congressional policy, did not constitute a criminal offense. This decision came after a thorough review of the evidence and consultations with federal and local officials.

The inquiry was sparked by the distribution of a video on social media, initially reported by the Daily Caller, showing two individuals engaging in sexual activities in Hart 216—a room notable for its use by the Senate Judiciary Committee and as a venue for significant events such as the 9/11 Commission and Supreme Court nomination hearings. The involved staffer, once employed by Senator Ben Cardin (D-MD), resigned following the video’s spread. Senator Cardin expressed his dismay at the incident, describing it as a “breach of trust” and a source of frustration and anger.

In their statement, Capitol Police acknowledged the lack of cooperation from the individuals of interest, noting the former staffer’s invocation of the Fifth Amendment right against self-incrimination. Despite this, the police expressed their openness to examine any new evidence if it emerged.

In response to the investigation’s closure, Senator Cardin’s office expressed gratitude towards the Capitol Police for their efforts in addressing the matter.


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