McAllister backs off request for FBI probe

McAllister backs off request for FBI probe

Credit: Margaret Croft / The News-Star

A pastor says a staffer for Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, leaked the video of him kissing another woman.

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Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:24 AM

Updated Wednesday, Apr 9 at 1:14 PM

Greg Hilburn / Monroe News-Star

U.S. Rep. Vance McAllister, R-Swartz, is backing off his request for an FBI investigation into who leaked a security video to media that showed the congressman in a passionate embrace and kiss with a former married staffer.

McAllister’s office issued this statement: “Congressman McAllister's office will not pursue an FBI investigation at this time regarding the distribution of a video filmed in leased federal office space. Congressman McAllister is focused on earning back the trust of those he has disappointed, and he reiterates his request for privacy for his family during this difficult period.”

On Monday, McAllister’s office said the congressman would send a letter to House Speaker John Boehner, R-Ohio, asking for an investigation into the video, which was from a security system in the congressman’s Monroe District Office.

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