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A woman has accused Donald J Trump of brutally raping her when she was the 13-year-old sex slave of billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein.
How the MSM missed her story and
Why we should believe it
Days before the 2016 presidential election, Katie Johnson [an alias]had been scheduled to give a major press conference, where she was expected to tell her story of being brutally raped by Trump, while she was being kept as a sex slave by billionaire pedophile Jeffrey Epstein
Voldemort of Lawsuits
Referring to the television news, Savan described a nexis search, assisted by Media Matters, that revealed only one television mention of the case, which occurred on MSNBC’s The Last Word, with Lawrence O’Donnell bit.ly/2ehNAyu
The case had been mentioned in a discussion about Trump and rape culture with playwright Eve Ensler of the Vagina Monologues. #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
Johnson’s claims were consistent with her previous statements, and the claims were also consistent with known and verified facts about Trump, Epstein and their overlapping lifestyles. #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool bit.ly/2hqKRXP
"sexual assault claims are rarely supported by a first-hand witness but Johnson’s lawsuit was accompanied by a powerful declaration from a first-hand witness, who had been in a position to describe with great clarity the alleged rape, along with the circumstances surrounding it.
"The final version of the lawsuit, filed Sept 30 in NY, contained a declaration by Joan Doe, a longtime friend of Katie Johnson’s, who swore that Johnson told her contemporaneously about the rape and its details, thus corroborating her story #SoJustTrump
"Bloom concluded her argument for broader and deeper news coverage of the rape case, including the major television networks with a question: What do you call a nation that refuses even to look at sexual assault claims against a man seeking to lead the free world? Rape culture.”
The mainstream media had motives for self-censorship regarding the Katie Johnson rape lawsuit. Rolling Stone magazine had recently gone to trial over defamation lawsuits related to a discredited rape story. #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
Gawker Media had recently been sued into bankruptcy by Charles Harder the same attorney that was representing Melania Trump in her September 2016 defamation suit against The Daily Mail bit.ly/2O7SMse #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
Charles Harder, who represented Hulk Hogan in the defamation lawsuit against Gawker, was backed by Silicon Valley venture capitalist billionaire Peter Thiel.
#SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
Msm Self-Censorship
In recent history, when faced with the choice of exposing or accommodating the fraudulent claims of wealthy and powerful people, the USA’s flagship news media have consistently taken the path of accomodation.
#SoJustTrump #SoJustMedia
2016 Presidential Election
Epstein and Trump together again
Epstein’s prosecutor elevated to Trump Cabinet
Epstein’s Non-Prosecution Agreement (The Mackerel in the Moonlight)
Katie Johnson press conference
#SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
Hot Mic
In October of 2016, Republican nominee Donald J. Trump faced a raft of credible allegations of a range of sexual misconduct, up to and including sexual assault. #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
Trump, himself, had bragged on a “hot mic” incident that he “didn’t even wait” before kissing the women, who were exposed to the future president’s alleged predations. He “just moved in.” He “grabbed them by the pussy.” nyti.ms/2A0uYDc #SoJustTrump
Other women come forward
Rachel Maddow reported that after the Access Hollywood taped circulated, a dozen women came out as having been groped, etc. by Donald Trump. on.msnbc.com/IEfG7H #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
In 2007, serial child molester and trafficker in child sex slaves Jeffrey Epstein had received a “Sweetheart” Non-prosecution Agreement from charges that Epstein had molested at least 40 underage girls at his South Palm Beach home. wapo.st/2NBUcdp
A Mackerel in the Moonlight--it shines and stinks.
The NPA had violated the rights of Epstein's victims under the Crime Victims Rights Act. This led to numerous CVRA lawsuits against the federal government, which were working their way through the courts.
"During the 2016 presidential campaign, Trump was ensnared in the scandal when a woman filed suit claiming he raped her when she was underage during at one Epstein’s parties." bit.ly/2LCtiRZ #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
"The plaintiff dropped her case hours before she was due to appear at a news conference in California with her lawyer, Lisa Bloom. bit.ly/2A8ZBoE #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
Katie Johnson had finally arrived at the destination she had worked so hard for: excellent representation and a voice in the mainstream media but she backed out at the last minute. Why? lat.ms/2zl0PcM #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
“She was here in this very space and she couldn’t do it...We got a lot of death threats called into the office that day and she overheard some people talking about some of them.” bit.ly/2fVKZ4e
Later, in Spring of 2017, Lisa Bloom would represent Kathy Griffin in Griffin’s ‘Severed Head Controversy’ against Trump’s retaliatory attack. thebea.st/2A0LzqS #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
Griffin characterize the representation negatively, saying Bloom and the lawyer's husband/business partner had made the experience very difficult for Griffin. thebea.st/2A0LzqS #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
“If you want my Lisa Bloom statement, anybody, OK, here it is. Yes, I got Bloomed. Yes, I did not have a good experience with her. I felt that she and her husband exacerbated my personal situation. That horrible press conference was a disaster.” pge.sx/2yDcJSw
Many--perhaps most--of the details of what took place in the offices of Bloomfirm, between one p.m. when the press conference was announced and five p.m. when it was cancelled, is and will remain a mystery. #SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
However, one very relevant fact about that situation became known a year later when The New Yorker broke the story of Harvey Weinstein’s serial sexual harassment and assault of women, along with his network of corporate enablers bit.ly/2lXGNn3
During that crucial period of time when KJ decided to drop the press conference and the lawsuit--when she 'overheard' death threats being repeated in Bloomfirm's offices--Lisa Bloom was secretly working for HW bit.ly/2Lrv5fS #SoJustTrump
What does Weinstein have to do with #SoJustTrump? After all, Weinstein was a Hilary supporter.
For 1 thing, HW and DJT are 2 of 3 known members of a tiny, elite group of abusers known as Untouchable FOP (Friends of Peckers)
#SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool wapo.st/2LtTyRI
Abusers Protect Abusers
Dylan Howard, Pecker's right-hand-man at AMI, did the catch-and-kill on the Karen McDougald story. It was also Howard who first reported the KJ rape lawsuit in Radar Online, an AMI media outlet. bit.ly/2O9Gorz
Jezebel's Anna Merlan described the coverage as "uncharacteristically skeptical." bit.ly/2zVnwZx
#SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
Grab and Gag
The lawyer who manipulated Stormy Daniels into an NDA w/Trump is the same one who manipulated Karen MacDougald into the “Catch and Kill” w/Howard. bit.ly/2mEIKCk
#SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
In both cases--Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougald-- Michael Cohen negotiated Non-Disclosure Agreements through their mutual attorney Keith Davidson in a process that has been described as highly unethical.
#SoJustTrump #SaturdaySchool
Did Lisa Bloom do for Katie Johnson what Keith Davidson did for Stormy Daniels and Karen McDougald?
Was Katie Johnson sold out to the Friends of Pecker just before that news conference--the one that didn't happen?
Does Michael Cohen have it on tape?
Remember those SARS that went missing from FINCEN?
How much of that $3 million was paid to silence Katie Johnson?
Lordy, I hope there are tapes
Acosta's staff had recommended a federal indictment.
#SoJustTrump #Trufficking
An attorney representing one of the victims says he “can’t believe it is purely coincidental that Acosta, who signed off on a non-prosecution agreement that kept Epstein from spending years behind bars, was tapped by Trump to be U.S. Labor Secretary bit.ly/2GpHyyP
‘Former Palm Beach police chief Michael Reiter, whose department conducted the initial investigation into Epstein’s behavior, said in a civil lawsuit deposition that Epstein got off easy.
“That wasn’t an appropriate resolution of this matter,” Reiter said
“Reiter, argued that the charges leveled against Epstein were “very minor,” compared with what the facts called for. In a letter to parents of Epstein’s victims, Reiter said justice had not been served. #SoJustTrump #Trufficking
Epstein was allowed to plead guilty to a single charge of soliciting prostitution from girls as young as 14. He ultimately served only 13 months in prison, and only for 8 hours at night. He was released during the day so that he could work. #SoJustTrump
Epstein was defended by a gang of America’s top criminal lawyers, including Jay Lefkowitz, Kenneth Starr, Alan Dershowitz, Roy Black, and Gerald Lefcourt.”
#SoJustTrump #Trufficking
"Ken Starr was Acosta's mentor at Kirkland and Ellis in the 1990s.
A former prosecutor suggested Epstein’s addition of Starr to his defense team was key to Acosta’s decision to putting the kibosh on the federal prosecution."
bit.ly/2LCtiRZ #SoJustTrump #Trufficking
“Acosta is pretending the failure to prosecute was routine,” the former prosecutor told Newsweek, asking for anonymity because of the sensitivity of the matter. “But that’s bullshit.'
#SoJustTrump #Trufficking
"What happened here was completely and totally out of the main. Prosecutors wanted badly to prosecute this guy because he was an unrepentant perpetrator and child molester who was not going to stop absent significant incarceration." #SoJustTrump #Trufficking
“That Acosta overruled his prosecutors and didn’t notify the victims cannot be justified.”
#SoJustTrump #Trufficking
Ken Starr would later in disgrace from Baylor University for his enabling role in another rape scandal.
#SoJustTrump #Trufficking
The former president of Baylor University went over the heads of other administrators in 2011 to help a troubled football player who would go on to commit sexual assault stay on the team. bit.ly/2v0QSR6 #SoJustTrump
Keep riding that white horse," head coach Art Briles wrote in an email thanking Starr.
nyti.ms/2OimcUz #SoJustTrump #Trufficking
Abusers Protect Abusers
Alan Dershowitz led Epstein's defense bit.ly/2NOclVk #Trufficking
“The lawyer led a scorched-earth attack on the girls and, with a team of high-priced lawyers, cut a plea deal for Mr. Epstein that the local police said was too lenient." nyti.ms/2rUzYSf #Trufficking #SoJustTrump
“Last month, demonstrators at Johns Hopkins University interrupted Alan M. Dershowitz as he was giving a fiery speech defending Israel…. The protesters, however, were not challenging his Middle East politics. Instead, they held up a sign reading, “You Are Rape Culture.”
“Dershowitz ... recruited private investigators to carry out inquiries on the girl while acting for Epstein’s defence team and sent police printed copies of her MySpace page, claiming it displayed a “fascination with marijuana”'. bit.ly/2KxwOM1 #Trufficking #SoJustTrump
"Attorneys for multimillionaire Jeffrey Epstein are dredging up the most intimate details of the lives of more than a dozen women who are seeking millions from the sex offender." bit.ly/2NyYzWu #Trufficking #SoJustTrump
"The women claim he [Epstein] lured them to his Palm Beach mansion for sexually charged massages when some were as young as 14." pbpo.st/2ONWck8
Victims were harassed at trial, with Epstein's lawyers using abusive questioning techniques that the victims were supposed to be protected from by the Crime Victims Rights Act. #Trufficking pbpo.st/2ONWck8
'In the 2011 letter explaining his decision in the Epstein case, Acosta said he backed off from pressing charges after “a year-long assault on the prosecution and the prosecutors” wapo.st/2M6Jka5 #Trufficking
by “an army of legal superstars” who represented Epstein, including Harvard Law professor Alan Dershowitz; Kenneth Starr, who as independent counsel led the investigation that brought about President Bill Clinton’s impeachment. #Trufficking
“The defense strategy was not limited to legal issues,” Acosta wrote. “Defense counsel investigated individual prosecutors and their families, looking for personal peccadilloes that may provide a basis for disqualification.” #Trufficking
Conchita Sarnoff, author of “TrafficKing,” a book on the Epstein case, said in an interview that Acosta told her a few years after his decision not to prosecute that “he felt incapable of going up against those eight powerful attorneys. He felt his career was at stake.”
'On the day the deal was signed, an attorney for Epstein sent an email to the prosecutor handling the case which read, “Please do whatever you can to keep this from becoming public.”' bit.ly/2LCtiRZ #Trufficking
“This agreement will not be made part of any public record,” the deal between Epstein and Acosta says. The document was unsealed by a federal judge in a civil lawsuit in 2015. wapo.st/2M6Jka5 #Trufficking
Dershowitz, who represented Epstein, has vehemently denied allegations by Jane Doe No. 3 that she had sex multiple times with Dershowitz as described in court papers filed last week by Doe’s attorneys Bradley Edwards and Paul Cassell. bit.ly/2M8SRh8 #Trufficking
Victims' attorneys Edwards and Cassell allege that Dershowitz "had knowledge of and participated in Epstein's criminal conduct." #Trufficking
Jack Scarola, representing Edwards and Cassel, says that multiple witnesses have placed Dershowitz in Epstein's company, on multiple occasions, when underage girls were present. #Trufficking
"Multiple individuals have placed you in the presence of Jeffrey Epstein on multiple occasions and in various locations when Jeffrey Epstein was in the company of underage females, subsequently identified as victims of Mr. Epstein’s criminal molestations,” Scarola wrote.
Epstein's Other Sex Slave
Virginia Roberts alleges that she has sex with Dershowitz 6 times. She was 16 at the time. #Trufficking
Virginia Roberts was trafficked through Mar-a-lago, where she had worked in the locker room as a "towel girl." She was 15 years old. #Trufficking bit.ly/2pvuGid
Virginia Roberts Giuffre claims in court records that [Ghislane] Maxwell introduced her to Epstein and that Epstein turned her into his international sex slave." bit.ly/2pvuGid
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