Dayton Congressman Mike Turner wants California Congressman Darrell Issa deposed in his divorce proceedings, according to POLITICO.
Turner filed for divorce from his wife Majida Mourad after a year and a half of marriage.
Issa was a groomsman at the wedding in Dayton in 2015.
UPDATE: Turner settles divorce
POLITICO says Turner gave Issa a letter in the Capitol last week asking him to give a deposition, according to unnamed sources.
We have reached out to Congressman Turner’s office for a response.
Mourad’s attorney, Sanford Ain, said in a statement to POLITICO Monday that Turner “may have” told “third parties” that she was unfaithful, “thinking it would advantage him in the divorce.” But any claim of infidelity by Mourad “has no basis in fact,” Ain said.
“Because it has been raised, Ms. Mourad was never unfaithful to Congressman Turner during the marriage, before or after Congressman Turner filed for divorce. Any allegation of her being unfaithful to Congressman Turner is simply false and defamatory,” Ain said.
POLITICO reports that Mourad and Issa have been friends for 20 years, but there is nothing more to their relationship, according a a source close to Mourad.
“There is no truth whatsoever to these allegations,” Issa said in a statement.
Turner filed for divorce in May and asked that Mourad be restrained from taking any of their assets, according to a divorce filing made in the Montgomery County Court of Common Pleas.
“Ms. Turner is guilty of a fraudulent contract,” according to the filing, which does not elaborate on what that means.
Mourad was a registered lobbyist for the liquid natural gas export company Cheniere Energy Inc.