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Al Sharpton Thinks He Can Get Meek Mill Out Of Jail + Rep. John Conyers Steps Down From House Judiciary Committee Amid Sexual Assault Scandal

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Rev. Al Sharpton has stepped in and is doing all he can to free jailed rapper Meek Mill. Meanwhile, Rep. John Conyers has stepped down from the House Judiciary Committee amid sexual assault allegations. But, he hasn’t given up his seat in Congress. More inside…

There was news that Meek Mill was scheduled a new bail hearing today (November 27th), but that’s apparently not the case. A Philadelphia court spokesperson addressed the reports saying reports about a rescheduled bail hearing was an “administrative error,” noting a clerk accidentally scheduled the hearing preemptively and without approval from Judge Gence Brinkley.

Well, Rev. Al Sharpton has come to the MMG rapper’s defense and he’s trying to pull all the stops to get him out of jail.

Sources tell TMZ, Sharpton has teamed up with Meek’s attorney Joe Tacopina to work on getting Judge Gence Brinkley replaced. Not only that, they’re putting the pressure on Philly authorities about the “harsh” punishment she issued to Meek for his probation violation. If you haven’t heard, she sentenced him to 2-4 years in jail. It’s also rumored she requested Meek to do a remake to Boyz II Men’s “On Bended Knee,” and specifically asked for him to give her a shoutout in it.

Sharpton believes he can help Meek just like he did for the late Tupac back in the 90s. The site reports:

Al says he helped negotiate with the warden at NY's Clinton Correctional Facility in the 90s .... to get Tupac released from solitary confinement. He believes that experience will be key to helping Meek in PA.

The Philly rapper had been in solitary due to his celebrity status, but as TMZ first reported ... he was removed at his request.

Al says job one will be making it clear to PA authorities Meek's 2-4 year prison sentence is harsh and unjust ... considering the cases behind his probation violation.

Al will reportedly meet with Meek behind bars today (November 27th).

Do you think Al Sharpton's involvement will help or hurt Meek?

In politics...

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Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) is stepping down from his leadership position in the House Judiciary Committee after several female staffers came forward with sexual harassment accusations against him, which prompted an investigation.

Congressman Conyers has vehemently denied the allegations and said he will be vindicated of all allegations made against him.

"After careful consideration and in light of the attention drawn by recent allegations made against me, I have notified the Democratic Leader of my request to step aside as Ranking Member of the House Judiciary Committee during the investigation of these matters," Rep. Conyers said in a statement Sunday afternoon.

"I deny these allegations, many of which were raised by documents reportedly paid for by a partisan alt-right blogger," the statement continued. "I very much look forward to vindicating myself and my family before the House Committee on Ethics."

He also took to Twitter to make the announcement:

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

You’ll notice, he didn’t resign from his position as a congressman. Also, it’s reported attorney Lisa Bloom will be representing a woman who filed a sexual harassment complaint against the longest serving member of Congress in 2014.

The high profile attorney is urging the congressman to release the woman from a confidentiality agreement she was “forced to sign” so she can tell her story. It's reported in the past, a female staffer was paid $27,000 to "settle" her sexual harassment case against Conyers and tax payers footed the bill. Congressman Conyers denies this.

This is a just a big old mess.

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