Trump Heads To Vegas As Shooter's Girlfriend Returns To US

Marylou Danley, a former high-limit hostess and longtime girlfriend of Mandalay Bay shooter Stephen Paddock, landed in Los Angeles late last night and is meeting with local and federal authorities today to try and provide some insight into what motivated Paddock to carry out the deadliest mass shooting in modern US history, an attack that it appears was meticulously planned by Paddock.

Video footage published by NBC News shows Danley, 62, traveling through Los Angeles International Airport in a wheelchair, accompanied by three law enforcement officers.

Danley traveled to Manila from Tokyo on Sept. 15, more than two weeks before the mass shooting in Las Vegas, Reuters reported. She then flew to Hong Kong on Sept. 22 and returned in Manila on Sept. 25. She was there until she flew to LAX on Tuesday night. Mangrobang added Danley had arrived in the Philippines from Tokyo on September 15. There has been communication between authorities in the Philippines, the FBI and the US Department of Homeland Security, the spokeswoman said.


 

Reuters reported that US authorities were eager to question Danley about whether Paddock encouraged her to leave the United States before going on his rampage. In an interview with a local television station, Danley’s sisters, both of whom live in Australia – where Danley also has citizenship – say Paddock abruptly “sent her away.”

Paddock met Danley several years ago while she was working as a high-limit hostess for Club Paradise at the Atlantis Casino Resort Spa in Reno, Nev., his brother Eric said, according to the Washington Post.

“They were adorable — big man, tiny woman. He loved her. He doted on her,” Eric said.

According to court records, Danley may have been living with Paddock as early as August 2013, while she was still married to another man, named Geary Danley.

Danley’s sisters said Paddock bought her tickets to the Philippines and sent her on the trip so she wouldn’t interfere with his plans, adding that they are “thankful” Paddock decided to spare her life, a local news station reported.

"I know that she don't know anything as well like us. She was sent away. She was away so that she will be not there to interfere with what he's planning," one of Danley's sisters told 7 News from their home in Australia's Gold Coast region.

 

"In that sense, I thank him for sparing my sister's life," she said, adding her sister was "really in love with Steve."

Danley was stunned when Paddock called to tell her he had found a “cheap ticket to the Philippines”, her sisters said.

The other sister said Danley, who arrived back in the US from the Philippines on Tuesday, "didn't even know that she was going to the Philippines, until Steve said, 'Marilou, I found you a cheap ticket to the Philippines.'"

 

She added Danley was likely "even (more) shocked than us" by his actions.

 

"No one can put the puzzles together, no one, except Marilou, because Steve is not here to talk anymore. Only Marilou can maybe help," the sister said.

 

"If Marilou was there, this maybe as well didn't happen because she won't let it happen."

Danley, who was born in the Philippines, has a daughter and grandchildren who live in the Los Angeles area.

Meanwhile, as investigators interview Danley, hoping to glean some information that might provide more clues about his motives, President Donald Trump is heading to Las Vegas to meet with victims and their families.

As Bloomberg reports, the president is heading to Vegas to pay his respects with victims families and offer condolences. But there's one topic in particular that the president will seek to avoid entirely as he answers questions from reporters and victims families: gun control. Before leaving for Puerto Rico on Tuesday, Trump said gun-control measures would be discussed “as time goes by," but didn't elaborate on whether the shooting has changed his views on the second-amendment. During the campaign, Trump had promised to oppose any and all gun-control measures, even joking at a campaign rally in Alabama two weeks ago that, if Hillary Clinton had won the election, gun owners would be lining up to turn over their firearms.

 

While Democratic lawmakers have insisted that a bill authorizing stricter background checks and other limits on citizens' ability to purchase firearms be considered immediately, Republican lawmakers have said taking action before the investigation is finished would be "premature".

However, any suggestion by the president - who has a well-document predilication for speaking off-the-cuff, and for telling his audience what they want to hear - that he might consider supporting a gun-control bill would be anathema to his base, his supports have said.

Former White House Chief Strategist Steve Bannon told Axios that any softening of Trump’s gun-control stance would be “the end of everything.” The voters who backed him feel more strongly about the issue than any other, Bannon said.

Comments

BennyBoy Gaius Frakkin'… Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:58 Permalink

 The asshole was on prescription valium and probably others, had chemical allergies, a potential murder/suicide cocktail if there ever was one.If he recently converted to the Insane religion that may have been the OK from "authorities" he needed to commit murder/suicide. Unless the CIA shot everyone, shot him and dumped his fatass there...Maybe that's why the cops waited 72 minutes to break down the door.

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aurum4040 man of Wool Wed, 10/04/2017 - 11:37 Permalink

Lol, pretty amazing ZH has become important enough to have paid trolls post diametrically opposed garbage. Do they not realize how obvious it is? It's like someone being out of town, showing up a 'members' only dive bar for a drink and they end getting their ass beat for talking funny. Welcome to the jungle. Er..Fight Club

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khnum Mr Pink Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:17 Permalink

From 4 chan,he did have evidence to back up his claim that Marilou Donley immigrated to the US as Marilou Ocampo Nativisio in the Phillipines she was into muay thai and escrima before entering politics in the 1980's as a Mayor she was involved in trying to bring down Marcos and was involved in the American development aid programme,a CIA operation,her sponsor to the US was a Carl W Ford could this be the same Carl W Ford that was a secretary of state for intelligence?Thanks for the graphic CNN O and I loved the wheelchair but could you post pictures of her passport entries thanks.

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HRH Feant2 khnum Wed, 10/04/2017 - 13:02 Permalink

She left the house in Mesquite, NV, in the middle of August according to a neighbor who thought "she was going camping" because there was stuff on the roof of the car. Hadn't been back to the house since then. When did she leave the US? What day? That information isn't in the info graphic.

I still think this guy was a patsy. I think he was laundering money, for someone, at the casinos. Story here on ZH about how laundering money at casinos is lucrative: http://www.zerohedge.com/news/2017-10-01/behind-vancouvers-housing-bubb…

For someone that was cheap this guy had a helluva lot of money to throw around. Between laundering dirty CIA money at casinos, and running guns, that explains why this guy had so much money.

As I said in another thread, this was a twofer. Someone was able to get rid of someone that was no longer needed and they were able to start the second amendment debate to take away long guns. Same thing that was in Matt Bracken's first book, "Enemies Foreign and Domestic" where a patsy was set up, and suicided, and a rifle was fired into a football stadium which resulted in a rifle ban. Of course the government still had guns.

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Philo Beddoe LawsofPhysics Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:42 Permalink

I was thinking the same thing last night. But, you know something...there is a reason why every succesful (ticket sales) movie has a sequel and then becomes a franshise. It is becasue people are fucking morons and can be entertained by the same thing for years. Like kittens with balls of string or one of those laser light gizmos. Oh, the bread circuses will keep coming and it will be easy for them. One day the kittens will figure it out.

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shimmy Handful of Dust Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:55 Permalink

I bet there are numerous posters here at ZH that have a bunch of guns and a lot of ammo. Should I assume they are going to go do a mass shooting then?Furthermore if there weren't guns that she knew of, it is not hard for someone to oh I don't know, go rent a storage unit and store stuff there or in their other properties like this guy had. But hey, there MUST be something else to this and this woman had to have known or been in on it. Just like people who were married to some of the wost serial killers for decades must have known. Or how people are able to be cheated on for years ebfore they find out, if they even do.Just no way people can keep things secret from their signifcant others.

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1777 Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:43 Permalink

That sure is a lot of flying around before this tragedy and a $100,000 being wired to boot....Hmmmmm.....Where there's smoke.....Isnt Indonesia and parts of the Philippines a hot bed of extremism?

HRClinton sheikurbootie Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:23 Permalink

How can you not like Bacon, Breakfast Sausage, Lobster, Clams, Oysters, Genoa Salami or Prosciutto? Inconceivable! Just tell the Rabbi that the brands you eat, all underwent Kosher observance (but not Kosher Microtax) , for hygiene and the prevention of parasites.God and the Rabbi know that His Chosenites won't tolerate parasites feeding off them. As Penance, the Rabbi may ask you to pay your weekly Kosher Tax at the Sinagog. Just to keep things... (K)osher.;-)

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shimmy Wed, 10/04/2017 - 08:46 Permalink

But people who refuse there can actually be a legit shooting told me she snuck out of the country on Sunday night after this! Clearly then it can't be true that she has been out of the country for at least a few weeks and probably longer.  

HRH Feant2 shimmy Wed, 10/04/2017 - 12:49 Permalink

Article in the LA times interviewed a neighbor who said both of them had left the house in August. Guy left his house and the woman left a week later. Had a bunch of stuff on the car roof and the neighbor said she thought "she was going camping." This was mid-August. Neighbor said neither had been back to the house.

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Grimaldus lester1 Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:14 Permalink

The shooter, Paddock was a registered Democrat.As for the liberal progressives, they want to disarm law abiding American citizens to control them and be able to take their stuff without resistance.From an American Thinker article:http://www.americanthinker.com/articles/2017/10/the_left_pulls_the_trig… "Once again, Democrats are screaming that the ones who must pay the price for a lunatic’s evil are those who had nothing to do with that evil. Knowing that almost all the guns in this country are owned by their political opposition, they see every mass shooting as an opportunity, a gift, if you will, by which they can achieve something truly immoral and unjust: the forcible eradication of the right of self-defense against enemies, foreign and domestic, though mostly domestic. They still haven’t forgotten that they will never fully overthrow this country if its citizens are armed and can resist totalitarian fascism, which is always preceded by disarmament of the populace. Disarmament is a unique trait of the political left."The shooter, Paddock was a registered Democrat.The progressive left cannot advance their agenda with out killing people, breaking laws. Bill Ayers, Barrack Obirdbrain's domestic terrorist mentor, would be proud.To have a crime, you must first have a progressive.    Grimaldus

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A. Boaty Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:15 Permalink

The future time line for this story will follow a similar plot line to Sandy Hoax, i.e., lots of talk about guns, but, eventually, things return to "normal."

SummerSausage Wed, 10/04/2017 - 09:23 Permalink

Democrat lawmakers need to stop spreading their hatred and lies, making it open season to kill, maim or attack any normal, patriotic American while praising and normalizing the perverted.