38 thoughts on “News/Politics 7-6-19

  1. First up, what your conservative kids are learning in college today.

    https://www.powerlineblog.com/archives/2019/07/what-a-conservative-learns-in-college.php

    “My youngest daughter graduated from college a few weeks ago. She wrote this piece for The College Fix. I am taking the liberty of posting it in its entirety.

    I just graduated from St. Olaf College after receiving an education I didn’t expect. That’s because as a conservative at my small, Minnesota-based liberal arts institution, I’ve spent the last four years defending myself against personal and political attacks from professors and peers alike.

    The most recent example came in late April as the St. Olaf College Republicans hosted scholar Heather Mac Donald for a talk on her new book, “The Diversity Delusion: How Race and Gender Pandering Corrupt the University and Undermine Our Culture.”

    As chair of the group, I fielded many angry emails, including this from a theater professor: “This speaker is dangerous. It’s not about a difference in idealogical [sic] perspectives. This rhetoric is dangerous and puts my Black body in danger. This is antithetical to the St. Olaf mission statement. I’m not okay with this… and you all shouldn’t be either.” Several more professors emailed similar sentiments.

    This example is no outlier. In early 2018, college administrators shot down an effort to bring Ben Shapiro to campus for a speech. The officials denied the request by saying Shapiro was too divisive to bring to St. Olaf on the date in question. (It was the one-year anniversary of a racial protest on campus). They promised Shapiro could come at some unknown future date, but months of student organizing and planning were essentially wasted. Shapiro never made it to St. Olaf College.”

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  2. Now some good news. 🙂

    Again! 🙂

    Record 157,005,000 Employed; 19th Record of Trump Era

    The unemployment number jumped slightly, but only because more workers are rejoining the work force and the labor participation rate has increased. 🙂

    https://www.cnsnews.com/news/article/susan-jones/157005000-employed-june-19th-record-trump-era

    “After the Fourth of July fireworks, the fifth of July brings another reason for Americans to celebrate.

    A record 157,005,000 people were employed in June, the most since February and the 19th record of Trump’s presidency, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported on Friday.

    And the economy added a strong 224,000 jobs in June, well above the estimate of 160,000.

    The unemployment rate, the lowest in 50 years, ticked up a tenth of a point to 3.7 percent.

    In June, the nation’s civilian noninstitutionalized population, consisting of all people age 16 or older who were not in the military or an institution, reached 259,037,000. Of those, 162,981,000 participated in the labor force by either holding a job or actively seeking one.

    The 162,981,000 who participated in the labor force equaled 62.9 percent of the 259,037,000 civilian noninstitutionalized population. That’s up a tenth of a point from May’s 62.8 percent participation rate. The payroll taxes paid by people who participate in the labor force help support those who do not participate, so the higher this number, the better.”

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  3. This clown from RevCom (Revolutionary Communists) is the one arrested in front of the White House and facing several charges that I posted on Thurs..

    https://www.stamfordadvocate.com/news/article/Activist-at-center-of-landmark-case-allowing-flag-14074645.php

    “Prosecutors in Washington on Friday dropped the most serious criminal charge filed against a California man whose burning of two American flags outside the White House on the Fourth of July sparked a melee between ideologically opposed groups.

    Gregory Lee “Joey” Johnson, 62, of San Francisco, had faced a felony charge of assault on a police officer after two officers said they were doused with an accelerant from the burning flag that made them ill and sent them to a hospital for treatment. That charge was not pursued on Friday.

    Johnson still faces other charges of inciting violence, disorderly conduct and violating the fire code, all misdemeanors.

    “It was a righteous thing to do in the face of a fascist regime,” Johnson said Friday outside D.C. Superior Court after being freed until his next hearing Aug. 1. He was still wearing his group’s black T-shirt with the slogan “Revolution – nothing less.”

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    This is the left today, anti-American.

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  4. Who wants to tell Creepy Joe that it DID in fact happen under his watch, and under Barry’s guiding hand? All of it happened while you two clowns were in charge.

    https://news.grabien.com/story-biden-russia-election-interference-wouldnt-have-happened-my

    “BIDEN: “Look at what’s happening with Putin. While Putin is trying to undo our elections, he is undoing elections in Europe. Look at what’s happening in Hungary, look what’s happening in Poland, look what’s happening. You think that would happen on my watch or Barack’s watch? You can’t answer that, but I promise it wouldn’t have, and it didn’t.””

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    Yes Joe it did, all of it, everything you mentioned, while you and Barry ignored and encouraged it. Until it backfired.

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  5. Again, you’ve represented these people since the nineties, and it’s you and your policies that are responsible. You are the problem, and never part of any solutions.

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    Self awareness and reflection are not Maxine’s strong points.

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  6. First Beto, then Cory Booker, now another. Keep in mind t’s a crime to do what they are doing. Time to make an example of someone.

    https://www.dailywire.com/news/49204/democrat-congresswoman-secretly-sending-staff-ryan-saavedra

    “Democrat Congresswoman Secretly Sending Staff To Mexico To Coach Migrants How To Beat System, Report Says”

    “Democrat Rep. Veronica Escobar (TX) is secretly sending staff to Mexico to find and coach migrants who are trying to enter the United States and is instructing them how to “exploit a loophole” to game the asylum process, multiple U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officials allege.

    The Washington Examiner reports that, according to the National Border Patrol Council’s El Paso chapter and several CBP agents, Escobar’s staff is trying to find migrants that have been returned from El Paso, Texas to Mexico “under the ‘remain in Mexico’ policy, then coaching them to pretend they cannot speak Spanish to exploit a loophole letting them return to the U.S.”

    A senior union official shared evidence supporting their claims with the Examiner and said, “What we believe is happening is Veronica Escobar’s office is going … to basically second-guess and obstruct work already done by the Border Patrol.”

    Under the “remain in Mexico” policy, “anyone returned must be fluent in Spanish because they may have to reside in Mexico up to five years until a U.S. federal judge decides their asylum claim.”

    Officials claim that Escobar’s aides, who have sought interviews with thousands of migrants who were sent back to Mexico, are escorting the migrants back to the port of entry and are lying to CBP officials, telling them the migrants don’t speak Spanish despite the fact that they spoke Spanish to the officials at an earlier date.

    “What we’re hearing from management is that they’re attempting to return people, and the story was changed in Mexico, where a person who understood Spanish before now doesn’t understand — where a person who didn’t have any health issues before now has health issues,” a union official said. “They went through and interviewed everybody, cherry-picked them, brought them back, and now are using them as tag lines. They’re going over there and manufacturing a lot of these issues.”

    Mark H. Metcalf, a former federal immigration judge, told the Examiner that a criminal case could be brought against Escobar if she is found to be involved in the alleged scheme, which amounts to fraud and making false statements to U.S. officials.”

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    They’re no better than the human traffickers, and they’re aiding in the breaking of our laws.

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  7. Yeah, sure, swing further left…. let’s do that! 🙂

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  8. I am reading a book called “Dark Agenda” by David Horowitz. It’s a difficult read because it contains the various attempts (many successful) to reduce, even eliminate, the influence of Christianity in American society.
    There is an entire chapter of the rulings that Obama and the Supreme Court have made during his presidency. One single example is the persecution of the baker who wouldn’t make a homosexual wedding cake. That is only one. Too numerous to list here.

    It is not a fun book to read. But enlightening. OTOH, we had a sensation that it was headed this way.
    I’m glad we got a fighter like Trump in the White House now. Someone like one of the Bush’s, though good men, would let it slide.
    Trump is a hard man to like. But I’m respecting him more all the time.

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  9. I read the Salon article mentioned at 8:51am, referred to as “the left hating America.” The headline was an exaggeration, as many headlines are these days, and not exactly what the article was saying.

    “It is painful to write about the shortcomings of the Declaration of Independence. The historic document was officially approved by the Second Continental Congress in Philadelphia on July 4, 1776 — a mere two days after the Lee Resolution formally declared the American colonies to be independent of the British Empire. Because the American colonists ultimately prevailed in their revolution against King George III, the document has been immortalized as one of the opening salvos in the ongoing fight for human freedom that continues to this very day. Without this seminal text, every social justice movement that has followed would never have come to pass.

    Yet despite its overwhelmingly positive impact on history, the Declaration of Independence was also a product of its time — and bears some of the shortcomings of its era, including sexism, racism and prejudice against Native Americans. Here is a look at the events leading up to the creation of that document, as well as involved in its actual signing, which one must inspect for a more rounded look at this period in history: . . .

    . . .Is any of this intended to suggest that we should not take pride in the Declaration of Independence? Not even remotely: It was — and continues to be — one of the most eloquent and morally moving political documents ever penned. That said, we must also remember that our Founding Fathers were not the living gods that many believe them to be. They were fallible human beings, and some of their flaws had terrible consequences for people who were not fortunate enough to be born into privileged groups. When we celebrate the Declaration of Independence, we should embrace its underlying spirit — as well as the courage of the men who were willing to risk “our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor” — and simultaneously learn from its shortcomings. This alone can make the spirit of 1776 relevant to the conditions of 2019 — or any other year, for that matter.”

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  10. And that’s where we’re getting so caught up — it was a “product of its time.” Today, so many critics are bent on judging the past strictly by present day standards and yes, some events/movements/people/quotes fall short, big surprise, if we insist on viewing everything rigidly through the lens of hindsight.

    What will future generations see about us that falls so grievously short? Much, probably.

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  11. Kizzie,

    I too read the entire Salon piece before I posted that. It’s leftist tripe and hand wringing over the failings of the past and rains judgement on men who merely upheld the standards of their times. Sure some were wrong, and we’ve corrected many of those.

    The Salon writer makes the case against himself with editorialized revisionist history, or if you prefer, leftist tripe like this from the article.

    When you make statements like these, that’s exactly what you’re saying.

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    “These words were cruelly ironic coming from Jefferson, who was an unrepentant racist and a slave owner — more on that in a moment. Nevertheless, even he acknowledged that slavery was an “abominable crime” and ultimately wished to see it purged from the new country. However, since southern support for the American Revolution was critical to its success, Jefferson ultimately scrapped that passage in order to keep the colonies united against their common enemy.

    Yet the story is not quite as simple as Jefferson succumbing to political expedience; he had selfish and bigoted motives for supporting slavery that, in the end, outweighed his moral and logical reasons for opposing it. In 1782, only six years after drafting the Declaration of Independence, he offered these thoughts on the differences between whites and African-Americans:”

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    He’s a leftist professor with revisionist “interpretations.”

    “That said, there is another interpretation of why “happiness” was replaced with “property” — one that has less to do with Enlightenment philosophy and more with ensuring that specific marginalized groups could not assert their rights. As historian Peter Garnsey wrote in his book “Thinking about Property: From Antiquity to the Age of Revolution,” Jefferson’s excision of the word “property” might have been partially driven by a desire to avoid legitimizing the institution of slavery — which would have certainly been a good reason — but he might have also been motivated by a less seemly sentiment.”

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    Kinda like the author.

    Notice the motivation of the founders was always for the worst possible reason according to this guy.

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  12. I agree, DJ, and as you can see, is mentioned in the article.

    That article is another example of why we can’t judge an article by its headline, because so many of them are over-the-top, and/or don’t accurately convey what a piece actually says.

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  13. AJ – You may not agree with some of what he wrote, but he still made it clear that he respects the Declaration and our Founding Fathers.

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  14. Kizzie,

    As he should. But you don’t get to post revisionist “interpretations” on July 4th and think no one will call you on it. That might work in his circles, get you nods of approval, not so much with the general public.

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  15. My point was that it wasn’t an example of “the left hating America”. He may have oversold his case, but he makes it clear that he thinks the Declaration of Independence was/is “one of the most eloquent and morally moving political documents ever penned” and refers to “the courage of the men who were willing to risk ‘our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor’.”

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  16. Oh, well then good for him for admitting the obvious.

    Now he needs to work on his “interpretations.”

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  17. This will tick off some very powerful individuals with deep pockets.

    Let the cries of “This will stifle innovation!” commence. Same old playbook.

    https://www.cnbc.com/2019/07/05/trump-administration-preparing-drug-price-executive-order.html

    “President Donald Trump said Friday he’s preparing an executive order declaring a “favored nations clause” for drug prices, where the U.S. will pay no more than the country with the lowest prescription drug prices.

    “As you know for years and years other nations pay less for drugs than we do,” Trump told reporters on the South Lawn of the White House. “We’re working on a favored nations clause, where we pay whatever the lowest nation’s price is. Why should other nations — like Canada — why should other nations pay less than us? ”

    The SPDR S&P Pharmaceuticals ETF, which tracks the pharma industry’s biggest companies, was down 1.4% after Trump’s announcement.

    The Trump administration and Democrats in Congress are both trying to bring more transparency to drug prices and, ultimately, lower costs for consumers.

    The Trump administration is trying to shed more light on the health-care industry’s opaque pricing practices by requiring Big Pharma to include drug prices in TV ads starting this month. It proposed new rules in January that would cut out the middlemen and force drugmakers to pass drug rebates directly to consumers. The president also issued an executive order last month requiring hospitals and insurers to disclose negotiated rates for services, as well as provide patients with out-of-pocket costs before their procedures.”

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  18. Someone posted 1 Cor. 6:9-10 on one of our community FB pages (no additional words, just the biblical quote in a box). You can imagine (or maybe not) the blowback in the comments that followed. Calls for the post to be removed were resisted by the (liberal and openly atheist) administrator, rather surprisingly, since he’s often fast at removing posts with which he disagrees personally. But he did openly hint that the poster was guilty of ignorance (as was his religion) and that the social media public would hold him to account for that.

    I’m again reminded of how out of sync Christianity currently is with much of our culture. Many cannot bear to see or hear of it.

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  19. This is huge news, which could have political ramifications for several office holders known to associate with him, as well as the Trump appointed Sec. of Labor Alexander Acosta (who I’ve already called on Trump to fire). He’s the guy who let Epstein off easy the first time around. These victims are on him too.

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/jeffrey-epstein-arrested-for-sex-trafficking-of-minors-source

    “Billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein was arrested for allegedly sex trafficking dozens of minors in New York and Florida between 2002 and 2005, and will appear in court in New York on Monday, according to three law enforcement sources. The arrest, by the FBI-NYPD Crimes Against Children Task Force, comes about 12 years after the 66-year-old financier essentially got a slap on the wrist for allegedly molesting dozens of underage girls in Florida.

    For more than a decade, Epstein’s alleged abuse of minors has been the subject of lawsuits brought by victims, investigations by local and federal authorities, and exposés in the press. But despite the attention cast on his alleged sex crimes, the hedge-funder has managed to avoid any meaningful jail time, let alone federal charges.

    The new indictment—which, according to two sources, will be unsealed Monday in Manhattan federal court—will reportedly allege that Epstein sexually exploited dozens of underage girls in a now-familiar scheme: paying them cash for “massages” and then molesting or sexually abusing them in his Upper East Side mansion or his palatial residence in Palm Beach. Epstein will be charged with one count of sex trafficking of minors and one count of conspiracy to engage in sex trafficking of minors—which could put him away for a maximum of 45 years. The case is being handled by the Public Corruption Unit of the Southern District of New York, with assistance from the district’s human-trafficking officials and the FBI.

    Several of the billionaire’s employees and associates allegedly recruited the girls for Epstein’s abuse, and some victims eventually became recruiters themselves, according to law enforcement. The girls were as young as 14, and Epstein knew they were underage, according to details of the arrest and indictment shared by two officials.”

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  20. Speaking of re-writing history…..

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  21. Reparations, Kamala style. Tryin’ to sew up that black vote.

    https://www.foxnews.com/politics/kamala-harris-announces-100b-plan-for-black-homeownership-tackling-racial-wealth-gap

    “Kamala Harris announces $100B plan for black homeownership, tackling racial wealth gap”

    “Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., announced Saturday that she would invest $100 billion of federal money into housing assistance for black families as part of an effort to close the racial wealth gap in the United States if elected president.

    “After generations of discrimination, it’s time to give Black families a real shot at homeownership,” Harris tweeted on Saturday.

    While appearing at Essence’s Global Black Economic Forum, she emphasized the role of homeownership in driving the growth of wealth in the U.S. According to Harris’ campaign, she would help 4 million homebuyers through down payment and closing-cost assistance — granting up to $25,000 from the Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    “If we eliminate racial wealth disparities in homeownership rates, median Black wealth would grow $32,113 per household, and the wealth gap between Black and white households would shrink 31 percent,” her campaign said.

    The program would target residents in red-lined communities — areas the Home Owners’ Loan Corporation has dissuaded lenders from investing in — which her campaign identified as a culprit behind wealth disparities.

    “Redlining has resulted in households of color receiving just 2% of the [Federal Housing Administration] loans expanded between 1934-1962, and formerly redlined neighborhoods are sites of deep racial disparities in home value and lending activity,” an information sheet from her campaign read.

    Her plan would also seek to increase credit access by alter crediting reporting standards to include payments on credit cards, student loans, auto loans, and mortgage payments.

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  22. Yikes. Like I said, some ramifications for some prominent people……

    And more details on how SofL Acosta aided and enabled his continued assaults on minor girls.

    https://www.forbes.com/sites/lisettevoytko/2019/07/03/jeffrey-epstein-documents-could-expose-powerful-politicians-businessmen/#45a3a7225ac9

    “Topline: A federal appeals court Wednesday ordered that 167 documents in a lawsuit that alleges famously well-connected financier Jeffrey Epstein participated in a sex-trafficking ring should be unsealed—and that many of his powerful friends could be named.

    In its 27-page decision, the court cited the public’s right to access the case information outweighed the privacy of certain individuals, “including numerous prominent American politicians, powerful business executives, foreign presidents, a well‐known Prime Minister, and other world leaders.”

    Virginia Guiffre (now Roberts) filed the lawsuit against Ghislane Maxwell, alleging that she had used her as part of a sex trafficking network of underage girls to Epstein and a number of his famous friends, including his lawyer Alan Dershowitz and Prince Andrew. Both men denied the accusations.”

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    “Key background: Epstein had previously been charged in 2007 in a 53-page indictment. As the Miami Herald revealed in its investigative series “Perversion of Justice,” Epstein managed to escape all federal charges through a plea deal that gave him and all of his coconspirators immunity, with all documents being sealed. Epstein ended up pleading guilty to one state prostitution charge in Florida. He then registered as a sex offender and paid unspecified restitution to three dozen victims identified by the FBI.

    The contentious plea deal was orchestrated by U.S. attorney Alexander Acosta, now President Trump’s secretary of labor. The Miami Herald’s reporting prompted calls for Acosta to resign, but he has remained in his Cabinet post.

    In February, a U.S. district judge determined federal prosecutors, including Acosta, broke the law by failing to notify victims before Epstein pleaded guilty to the Florida prostution charge. That decision could potentially nullify Epstein’s plea deal, opening him up to new federal charges. But prosecutors are challenging this ruling. ”

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    Maybe this new info will be enough for Trump to finally dump this chump.

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  23. How do they figure that homeownership increases wealth? In most places, it is more expensive to own than to rent.

    I get annoyed when I see real estate agents advertising that we can own a home for as little as we could rent. Yeah, maybe the monthly mortgage could be around the same as a monthly rent, but there is also homeowners insurance, property taxes, and expensive repairs. Not to mention that if the washer or water heater or other appliance goes out, you are the one who has to pay to repair or replace it.

    Remember the show Extreme Makeover: Home Edition? Some of those families ended up losing those homes because they couldn’t afford the higher tax rate.

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  24. That’s the part I don’t really get either. You’re increasing your debt for 20-30 years, but you gain no real monetary wealth from it until you sell or own it free and clear. But in most cases by then, with interest, you already paid twice what you’ll get at sale. Not to mention what you’re down 20-30 years later for repairs, upgrades, and upkeep along the way. I see it more as a necessary evil than a wealth building opportunity.

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  25. She’s also advocating the same kind of free money, ACORN type nonsense Obama, Frank, and Dems pushed with Fannie and Freddie. We all know how that ended. There’s a reason those areas were red lined you know. That’s not accidental.

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  26. Re: rent vs buy.
    It depends on the location and your age.
    I bought a house in Falls Church, Va. in 1965 for $15,400, Lots of money for me at that time. But I bought it on the GI Bill. No down payment.
    In 1972, I bought another house in Annandale, Va. for $42,000 (approx., don’t remember exactly). But I kept the Falls Church house and rented it out.
    There were expenses and repairs associated with this, but, generally, the rent paid for the upkeep.
    I didn’t buy it for an investment. I bought it because I knew that my parents would someday need a place to live. (Same situation we have with Chuck, only I pay my own way here.)
    My parents came up and lived in a year, but insisted on moving back to Charleston.
    I moved them back and sold the house.
    For a little over $129,000.
    Best investment I’ve ever made. But I didn’t keep it for an investment.

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  27. Ah yes…. the old guilt by association. I knew the media would ignore the obvious guilty parties to pursue one they have no proof on, other than a photo of Trump and Melania with him. No mention of Clinton or the dozen or so Dem politicians and celebrities who used to hang with Epstein and the young girls. Note Trump was photoed with Melanie and Epstein and his girlfriend, not some underage girls. There’s no evidence Trump ever participated in his “parties” as there is with some of the others as well. There are also no allegations against Trump that suggest otherwise. Epstein was simply another rich customer of Mar-a-Lago.

    Everyone’s known for decades he’s a perv. Trump stated the obvious. While you could make the argument he shouldn’t have let the guy into his establishment, Trump isn’t even part of the story.

    Yet there’s Business Insider with Trump as the center piece of their Epstein story. Now why do you suppose that is?

    Hint: Hit piece, the bias and intent is obvious, and exactly what I expected. 🙂

    More details that Business Insider apparently missed. Or ignored.

    https://www.politico.com/story/2017/05/04/jeffrey-epstein-trump-lawsuit-sex-trafficking-237983

    “Epstein, a well-connected Manhattan money manager and philanthropist, was once a regular at Mar-a-Lago and an active supporter of the Clinton Foundation—repeatedly lending his 727 jet to Clinton for trips overseas. Dershowitz defended Epstein amid an investigation into his involvement with underage girls more than a decade ago, and it was Acosta—then the U.S. attorney overseeing south Florida—who allowed Epstein’s case to be resolved in state court in 2008.

    The scandal has spawned a series of drawn-out civil suits, including Giuffre’s.

    Giuffre, formerly Roberts, claims she was 15 and working as a towel girl at Trump’s posh Palm Beach club when she was recruited nearly two decades ago into sexual slavery by socialite Ghislaine Maxwell, then Epstein’s girlfriend.

    A lawyer for Trump says the president was unaware of any wrongdoing by Epstein.”

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    “Trump Organization attorney Alan Garten said Trump had no relationship with Epstein. “As I have previously explained, he had no relationship with Mr. Epstein and had no knowledge whatsoever of his conduct,” Garten said Tuesday. “This has all been reported countless times in the press.”

    Maxwell’s lawyers appear likely to try to discredit Giuffre by painting her as a fabulist and serial liar—and have signaled they may drag other prominent figures into the proceedings.

    Over the years, Giuffre has claimed that while traveling with Epstein she saw Clinton on Epstein’s private island and once ate with Vice President Al Gore and his then-wife Tipper. Maxwell’s attorneys have signaled plans to explore both claims at the trial.”

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  28. Since this will be a thing now, here’s some more facts right out front.

    One time he took a flight back to NY on Epsteins plane with Epsteins brother, the pilot, and co-pilot.

    No women, especially under age. It’s all in the depositions.

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    https://www.documentcloud.org/documents/1508967-deposition-excerpts.html

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  29. Let’s just squash this nonsense right off. Which is rather easy.

    And the first time around Trump was the only famous person willing to help the victims attorney to nail Epstein. But Bill Clinton and Dershowitz saw to that.

    https://www.thegatewaypundit.com/2019/07/prosecutor-in-2009-epstein-case-said-donald-trump-was-the-only-one-who-helped-him/

    “An attorney who represented the victims of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s sexual assault said that in 2009, the only person that helped him was then citizen Donald Trump.

    Prosecuting attorney Bradley Edwards was interviewed in December 2018 in Palm Beach, Florida shortly after settling a court case he had with billionaire Jeffrey Epstein.”

    …….

    “After the settlement was announced, attorney Edwards was interviewed outside the courthouse. He shared much about the case and then answered the interviewer’s question about whether Donald Trump was somehow related to the case since Epstein was a reportedly a friend of Trump (at the 5:00 mark – emphasis added) –

    Question from reporter: Our current President has had relationships with Epstein in the past and there are those, Katy Johnson and maybe other victims who’ve accused Trump of being involved in things like this.

    In my experience, Trump supporters will not listen to anything along those lines. Obviously we’re not in the court of law here right now, but are those claims, although that case was dropped, it was dropped before it went to court. In your opinion as a lawyer, in your experience is there anything you can say as to the validity of those claims and whether there will be anything more about that?

    Edwards: Nothing at all. The only thing that I can say about President Trump is that he is the only person who, in 2009 when I served a lot of subpoenas on a lot of people, or at least gave notice to some pretty connected people, that I want to talk to them, is the only person who picked up the phone and said, let’s just talk. I’ll give you as much time as you want. I’ll tell you what you need to know, and was very helpful, in the information that he gave, and gave no indication whatsoever that he was involved in anything untoward whatsoever, but had good information. That checked out and that helped us and we didn’t have to take a deposition of him in 2009.

    Reporter: Do you have any information on James Patterson’s claims that Trump had Epstein kicked out of Mar-a-logo?

    Edwards: I definitely have heard that. I definitely have heard that and I don’t know if it was Trump himself as opposed to a manager…”

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    Trump was the only one who helped, and is also said to have tossed Epstein from his place once it became known what he was up to.

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  30. More.

    https://pagesix.com/2007/10/15/sex-case-victims-lining-up/

    “Meanwhile, the Mar-a-Lago Club in Palm Beach last night confirmed a Web site report that Epstein has been banned there. “He would use the spa to try to procure girls. But one of them, a masseuse about 18 years old, he tried to get her to do things,” a source told us. “Her father found out about it and went absolutely ape-[bleep]. Epstein’s not allowed back.” Epstein denies he is banned from Mar-a-Lago and says, in fact, he was recently invited to an event there.

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  31. You would think there is sufficient evidence out there to dispute these ideas. But Dems and the media are desperate, so all this will be ignored.

    https://radaronline.com/exclusives/2016/04/jeffrey-epstein-sex-slave-lawyer-donald-trump-accusations/

    “Epstein Sex Slave Lawyer: Donald Trump ‘No Way Involved In Any Untoward Activity’

    Far from preying on underage girls, Trump banned pervert Jeffrey Epstein.”

    “Donald Trump once barred child molester Jeffrey Epstein from his famed Mar-a-Lago club after the presidential candidate caught him hitting on young girl, RadarOnline.com has learned.

    The bombshell revelation about the fractured relationship between the two billionaires casts more doubt over the rape allegations made against Trump in an explosive lawsuit filed by a model in California court.

    As Radar broke, the alleged victim – identified as Katie Johnson – claims in $100 million lawsuit that she was subjected “to extreme sexual and physical abuse” starting at age 13.

    In fact, Trump’s lawyers have insisted that the presidential candidate and Epstein have “no relationship” and they would only deal with each other because the convicted perv was once a member of the Mar-a-Lago Club.

    According to an investigation by Radar, Trump was among dozens of renowned New Yorkers who knew Epstein socially but ostracized him after Palm Beach police uncovered the financier’s sleazy double life.”

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  32. Now as to who may guilty…… and who didn’t lie about his lone flight on Epsteins plane….

    https://www.foxnews.com/us/flight-logs-show-bill-clinton-flew-on-sex-offenders-jet-much-more-than-previously-known

    “Former President Bill Clinton was a much more frequent flyer on a registered sex offender’s infamous jet than previously reported, with flight logs showing the former president taking at least 26 trips aboard the “Lolita Express” — even apparently ditching his Secret Service detail for at least five of the flights, according to records obtained by FoxNews.com.

    Clinton’s presence aboard Jeffrey Epstein’s Boeing 727 on 11 occasions has been reported, but flight logs show the number is more than double that, and trips between 2001 and 2003 included extended junkets around the world with Epstein and fellow passengers identified on manifests by their initials or first names, including “Tatiana.” The tricked-out jet earned its Nabakov-inspired nickname because it was reportedly outfitted with a bed where passengers had group sex with young girls.

    “Bill Clinton … associated with a man like Jeffrey Epstein, who everyone in New York, certainly within his inner circles, knew was a pedophile,” said Conchita Sarnoff, of the Washington, D.C. based non-profit Alliance to Rescue Victims of Trafficking, and author of a book on the Epstein case called “TrafficKing.” “Why would a former president associate with a man like that?”

    Epstein, who counts among his pals royal figures, heads of state, celebrities and fellow billionaires, spent 13 months in prison and home detention for solicitation and procurement of minors for prostitution. He allegedly had a team of traffickers who procured girls as young as 12 to service his friends on “Orgy Island,” an estate on Epstein’s 72-acre island, called Little St. James, in the U.S. Virgin Islands.”

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  33. And if guilt by association is the game, perhaps now would be a good time to ask Robert Mueller why his FBI is rumored to have taken it easy on Epstein because he was an informant.

    And then there’s this one too, if we’re asking about associations and all.

    These two guys (Mueller and Comey) seem to be connected to everything that let’s guilty Clintons off easy. So will his daughter actually be prosecuting, or looking to protect Bill and the FBI’s asset?

    https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/guess-whose-daughter-is-reportedly-a-prosecutor-in-jeffrey-epstein-case/

    “Guess Whose Daughter Is Reportedly a Prosecutor in Jeffrey Epstein Case”

    “Maurene Comey is an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the SDNY.

    She’s worked on cases involving alleged racketeering, drugs and weapons offenses, embezzlement, obstruction of justice, and robbery.

    Like father, like daughter. Her dad was U.S. Attorney for the same office before becoming U.S. Deputy Attorney General under President George W. Bush. Despite being a Republican, at least at the time, he became FBI Director under President Barack Obama, and controversially handled the Clinton email investigation. He stayed into the next administration, and President Donald Trump fired him. It was a whole thing.

    Law&Crime reached out to the Southern District of New York about the Epstein case, and the detail about Maurene Comey. Spokesman Nicholas Biase declined to comment.”

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