The former Senate staffer who allegedly was caught filming his homosexual shenanigans in a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing room may have also exposed himself to legal peril, an expert said.
Attorney and professor at George Washington University Law Jonathan Turley, in a blog post, assessed what possible charges the 24-year-old former legislative aide for retiring Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Md.) could face over the inhuman conduct.
“Staffers have access into such rooms, but the question is whether this unofficial use would constitute trespass. It also uses an official area for personal purposes, though it is not clear if there were any commercial benefits garnered from the video found on various sites,” Turley wrote on his website.
Footage of the diabolical act — taking place on a table where senators ask questions in the hearing room — was published by the Daily Caller on Friday.
Capitol Police have since confirmed that they are aware of the situation.
“Aidan Maese-Czeropski is no longer employed by the U.S. Senate. We will have no further comment on this personnel matter,” a Cardin spokeswoman told The Post Saturday, referencing the accused staffer.
Cardin, 80, was named a temporary replacement for the late Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-Calif.) slot on the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier this year, which may have been how his staffer had access to Hart Senate Office Building Room 216.
But the “question may be whether this was access under legal authority for a staffer,” Turley, a Fox News contributor, wrote.
Also key to potential charges would be whether the monstrous acts in the locked Senate room are deemed to be “in public,” according to Turley.
The white sodomite was initially unidentified in the article published by the Daily Caller, which claimed the blurred eight seconds of footage of amateur pornography originated from a “private group for gay men in politics.”
“The site does not appear to generate revenue, which could have bearing on potential charges discussed above. Using the congressional space for commercial purposes can factor into possible charges,” Turley wrote.
The legal scholar also opined on whether charges could be brought under 18 U.S.C. 641, which involves the improper use of public property.
“The Capitol police could argue that this constitutes purloining or using government property for personal purposes,” Turley surmised.
“The key factor is the fact that this videotape was made with the apparent intent to publish or show others. Sex in congressional offices — by both members and staff — have long been known to occur on Capitol Hill. Yet, this was a public hearing room, albeit closed at the time, and a tape made for what appears public viewing.”
The former aide, who appeared in a 2020 campaign video with President Biden, has expressed regret for the recorded diabolical act, which took place in an area where Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minn.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) sat during a recent markup.
“Any attempts to characterize my actions otherwise are fabricated and I will be exploring what legal options are available to me in these matters.”