Trump accusers & Lisa Bloom

December 15, 2017

The Hill newspaper has uncovered documents, emails and text messages showing that lawyer Lisa Bloom (daughter of Gloria Allred) sought to arrange donor cash for women willing to make public sexual harassment allegations against Donald Trump.  The deals also included offers of paying off one woman’s mortgage, a six-figure payment for another, and an offer to sell the alleged victims’ stories to TV outlets in exchange for a commission. 

Bloom acknowledged the documents were real, but claimed she wasn’t trying to pressure or entice women to make false claims, just to help them move or hire security if they felt unsafe.  Also, the commission deal is just a standard thing lawyers do to help cover office expenses.

Maybe you don’t buy that and suspect you smell a rat, perhaps a politically-motivated one chasing an ambulance.  Or maybe you started to get that feeling in the first paragraph, when I mentioned Gloria Allred.  But if you want to read all the details, they’re at the link.  One very interesting quote is saved for the second to last paragraph.

 

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California is China Dreaming

December 7, 2017

When Paul Begala expressed his admiration of President Obama for abusing executive orders to circumvent the Constitution, the Congress and the will of the voters, he famously summed it up as “Stroke of the pen, law of the land. Kinda cool.” That could easily replace California’s state motto...