CNN And WaPo Working On 20-40 Sexual Misconduct Stories

CNN and Washington Post are working on exposing "20-30 congressional members" for sexual harassment, claims Michael Trujillo, former LA City Commissioner and Hillary Clinton's California Field Director during her 2008 bid for the White House. 


Michael Trujillo

Former Wall St. Journal reporter Neil King adds to Trujillo's figure, saying he hears the number "may top 40"

Trujillo - a political advisor who has worked on over 39 political and legislative campaigns across the country, and was dubbed part of the "Clinton's Dream Team" by MSNBC, made the claim late last week. If true, this would implicate over 10% of male members of congress - unless woman are on the list - which, in any event, would likely lead to a massive self-draining of at least part of the swamp.


Rep Al Franken (D-MN)

Word of the potential new allegations comes on the heels of several high profile retirements in the wake of sexual misconduct claims. Last Thursday, Senator Al Franken announced his resignation:

Franken denied the validity of the eight allegations against him, stating "some of the allegations against me are simply not true. Others I remember differently." 

The day before Franken announced his resignation, 88-year-old Rep. John Conyers (D-MI) "retired" as the longest serving House member and founding member of the Black Caucus. House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi had encouraged the House Ethics Cmte to "proceed expeditiously" as it investigates accusations against Conyers. The review began after reports Conyers reached a $27k settlement with a former aide who said she was fired for rejecting his sexual advances; since then, Conyers has been accused of harassment by other women. Conyers has acknowledged the settlement but denied sexual harassment claims.

Republican Congressman Trent Franks (R-AZ) also announced his resignation last week while under threat of an ethics probe for a sexual harassment allegation lodged by a woman in his office after Franks who says he offered her $5 million to be a surrogate mother for his children, and that she and another female employee were worried that he wanted to have sex as a means of impregnating them. 

Andrea Lafferty, the executive director of the Traditional Values Coalition, said that one of the women approached by Mr. Franks told her about the encounter last year, and said that Mr. Franks entreated her repeatedly to be a surrogate mother, at one point offering $5 million.

 

“She rebuffed him many times,” Ms. Lafferty said. -NYT

The allegations against Franks caused Speaker Paul Ryan to meet with him and ask for his resignation.

Meanwhile, Senator and former Clinton running mate Tim Kaine (D-VA) thinks Franken's resignation sets a new precedent. As Vanity Fair notes:

Given that Congress’s Office of Compliance—the only recourse staffers have to report abuse—is all but explicitly designed to protect lawmakers, a reckoning over sexual harassment on Capitol Hill is long overdue. Democrats, unlike Republicans, are mostly cheering the sea change, even as some wonder whether Franken’s resignation may have set a harsh new precedent. “This does establish a new standard for this body,” Senator Tim Kaine told reporters on Thursday. “And that standard is: behavior before you were elected is fair game for determining whether you should be here.” He added, “If that’s the standard, we have to be committed to trying to apply that in an evenhanded way.”

An interesting comment by Kaine... Now that the Russiagate investigation appears to be stalling out and Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team revealed to be highly politicized and stacked with several anti-Trump investigators, it's apparently time for the President's enemies to shift the narrative again - as several Trump accusers are holding a press conference Monday morning to call for a congressional investigation into sexual misconduct. 

The women are uniting for the first time to demand the probe and share details of their allegations against the President, according to the release. The press conference will be hosted by a documentary group that previously released a film about allegations against Trump.

Eight Trump Accusers

The President has denied the allegations, while the White House said in October that its official position is that all of the women are lying. Trump called the allegations "total fiction" when they emerged in October, 2016 - weeks before the election - the first such claims against Trump in his 50 year career. 

"These are stories that are made up, these are total fiction. You'll find out that, in the years to come, these women that stood up, it was all fiction," Trump said. "They were made up. I don't know these women, it's not my thing to do what they say."

So - it appears we're in for quite the show; with CNN and WaPo rumored to have 20-40 stories in the works against members of congress, while a gaggle of Trump accusers assemble to rehash claims which first surfaced weeks before the 2016 election. Time for more popcorn and a barrage of very angry Trump tweets. 

Comments

shitshitshit Richard Chesler Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:50 Permalink

looking at these females pictures in the article makes most of them appear not as poor unwilling victims but rather as calculating bitchez that prepared their coup well in advance. And of course these idiot congressmen fell for it.I think this is just the natural selection doing its job here. Soon we'll be freed from those corrupted politicians, but on the other hand we give these congregated females much too much power for what follows next.brace.  

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macholatte a Smudge by an… Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:59 Permalink

 Because women never lie and never make a mistake....Men need to fear women.Men cannot avoid hiring them because that would be discrimination.Men cannot stop a woman from flaunting her sexuality in the work place because that would be harassment.Unless they are queer, Men cannot look at or touch women in the work place.33 Teachers Caught Off Guardhttp://www.moviepredators.com/movie-articles/teachers-so-over-this-seme…

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shivura macholatte Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:08 Permalink

can't wait til it's announced that it's all democrats and all the right wing hypocrites switch from "women are liars" to lefties are pervs...y'all are the most predictably stupid people in the world besides Islamic terrorists, who funny enough, hold similar views on religion , freedom of speech, guns, women, gays, etc... as y'all do.

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GUS100CORRINA WillyGroper Mon, 12/11/2017 - 13:33 Permalink

All of this sexual harassment stuff is coming from the PIT of HELL.UNBELIEVABLE!!!WAPO and CNN are now the judges of MORALITY and ministers of TRUTH??? ROFL!!!!!PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS are indeed DESPOTS with REPROBATE MINDS who are realizing that they are defeated and scratching like a trapped cat looking to destroy the republic by any evil means possible.MSM looking to raise ratings using any means possible even if it means selling their souls to SATAN.Observation: President TRUMP is America's Nineveh moment. This is not going to end well for anyone if this CRAP from the ESTABLISHMENT (MARXIST PROGRESSIVE LIBERALS and RINOS) continues.

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TruthHammer shitshitshit Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:56 Permalink

Unlikely they think they can get the president out, but I am sure the secondary affect of "perptual scandal" is an added bonus.More likely they want to try and break Republican majorities in house and senate, and a couple dozen targeted attacks can sway the majority.  Also sets up blackmail potential, ie, we'll run this if you dont tow the line.Many of Republican RINO scum in congress and house would vote to impeach Trump.  They definitely have a running tally, and every vote counts.  That is why Roy Moore is such a big deal.  Even one more Pro-Trump in the Senate has a huge affect on their schemes

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Not Too Important TruthHammer Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:24 Permalink

The NWO under cover of Dems/RINO's using blackmail material to eliminate those whose seats in Congress they want, only in a more public forum.

On the other side, Trump has the Montgomery hard drives plus who knows what else, and can easily start spilling some horrific things about the opposition.

The only way this country is going to get fixed is to spill it all, on all sides, and let the American public see exactly what and who is really running things.

Assange, Binney and Snowden are true patriots for exposing the filth they did. Now it's your turn, Trump.

And fix those g-d damn Baphomet stars on the GOP logo!!! And while you're at it, tell us who turned them upside down in the first place! Fucking Satanists.

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The Wizard IH8OBAMA Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:23 Permalink

 Is all of this sexual harassment reporting to cover over the pedo, child sex trafficking, and child sex slavery. Or, is it preparing us for what is coming down the pike?https://supreme.justia.com/cases/federal/us/477/57/U.S. Supreme CourtMeritor Savings Bank v. Vinson, 477 U.S. 57 (1986)Meritor Savings Bank v. VinsonNo. 84-1979Argued March 25, 1986Decided June 19, 1986477 U.S. 57Syllabus Respondent former employee of petitioner bank brought an action against the bank and her supervisor at the bank, claiming that, during her employment at the bank, she had been subjected to sexual harassment by the supervisor in violation of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, and seeking injunctive relief and damages. At the trial, the parties presented conflicting testimony about the existence of a sexual relationship between respondent and the supervisor. The District Court denied relief without resolving the conflicting testimony, holding that, if respondent and the supervisor did have a sexual relationship, it was voluntary, and had nothing to do with her continued employment at the bank, and that therefore respondent was not the victim of sexual harassment. The court then went on to hold that, since the bank was without notice, it could not be held liable for the supervisor's alleged sexual harassment. The Court of Appeals reversed and remanded. Noting that a violation of Title VII may be predicated on either of two types of sexual harassment -- (1) harassment that involves the conditioning of employment benefits on sexual favors, and (2) harassment that, while not affecting economic benefits, creates a hostile or offensive working environment -- the Court of Appeals held that, since the grievance here was of the second type, and the District Court had not considered whether a violation of this type had occurred, a remand was necessary. The court further held that the need for a remand was not obviated by the fact that the District Court had found that any sexual relationship between respondent and the supervisor was a voluntary one, a finding that might have been based on testimony about respondent's "dress and personal fantasies" that "had no place in the litigation." As to the bank's liability, the Court of Appeals held that an employer is absolutely liable for sexual harassment by supervisory personnel, whether or not the employer knew or should have known about it. Held: 1. A claim of "hostile environment" sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination that is actionable under Title VII. Pp. 477 U. S. 63-69. (a) The language of Title VII is not limited to "economic" or "tangible" discrimination. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Guidelines fully support the view that sexual harassment leading to non-economicPage 477 U. S. 58injury can violate Title VII. Here, respondent's allegations were sufficient to state a claim for "hostile environment" sexual harassment. Pp. 477 U. S. 63-67. (b) The District Court's findings were insufficient to dispose of respondent's "hostile environment" claim. The District Court apparently erroneously believed that a sexual harassment claim will not lie absent an economic effect on the complainant's employment, and erroneously focused on the "voluntariness" of respondent's participation in the claimed sexual episodes. The correct inquiry is whether respondent by her conduct indicated that the alleged sexual advances were unwelcome, not whether her participation in them was voluntary. Pp. 477 U. S. 67-68. (c) The District Court did not err in admitting evidence of respondent's sexually provocative speech and dress. While "voluntariness" in the sense of consent is no defense to a sexual harassment claim, it does not follow that such evidence is irrelevant as a matter of law in determining whether the complainant found particular sexual advances unwelcome. Pp. 477 U. S. 68-69. 2. The Court of Appeals erred in concluding that employers are always automatically liable for sexual harassment by their supervisors. While common law agency principles may not be transferable in all their particulars to Title VII, Congress' decision to define "employer" to include any "agent" of an employer evinces an intent to place some limits on the acts of employees for which employers under Title VII are to be held responsible. In this case, however, the mere existence of a grievance procedure in the bank and the bank's policy against discrimination, coupled with respondent's failure to invoke that procedure, do not necessarily insulate the bank from liability. Pp. 477 U. S. 69-73. 243 U.S.App.D.C. 323, 753 F.2d 141, affirmed and remanded. REHNQUIST, J., delivered the opinion of the Court, in which BURGER, C.J., and WHITE, POWELL, STEVENS, and O'CONNOR, JJ., joined. STEVENS, J., filed a concurring opinion, post, p. 477 U. S. 73. MARSHALL, J., filed an opinion concurring in the judgment, in which BRENNAN, BLACKMUN, and STEVENS, JJ., joined, post, p. 477 U. S. 74.Page 477 U. S. 59 

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Future Jim The Wizard Mon, 12/11/2017 - 14:03 Permalink

That is the case where the Supreme Court blind sided businesses by inventing sexual harassment. As businesses continue to get blinded side by ever more extreme political activism by the courts, businesses must take extreme preventative measures internally to prevent lawsuits from destroying them.Here is an relevant excerpt from James Damore -- PC Fascism Has Been The norm For Decades:

"It should be clear that for those who would climb the corporate ladder, this PC fascist pressure to be an actor, forfeit their integrity, and occasionally destroy the lives of good people ... would give a HUGE advantage to psychopaths . Psychopaths are all already great actors, already have no integrity, already have no conscience to stop them from destroying the lives of others, and actually enjoy saying anything that manipulates others into rewarding them."

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Not Too Important The Wizard Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:30 Permalink

"Is all of this sexual harassment reporting to cover over the pedo, child sex trafficking, and child sex slavery."

This is the 'Secret That Must Not Be Named'. The occult use of children in horrific occult murder ceremonies for calling demons. The 'One Secret To Rule Them All'.

The greatest secret in the history of this planet. The only question is, how far will they go to prevent being held accountable? The killing of millions? Billions? We're going to find out.

Whoever phished Podesta's email account is a true Servant of God.

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Future Jim detached.amusement Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:55 Permalink

Yes, it seems like they are trying to get to get a string of resignations so that if Trump doesn't also resign, he will look bad and would at least loose the next election and not be able to help others get elected--they think.Given the millions who succumbed to Roy Derangement Syndrome, I'm sure they can find dozens who will lie because anyone who can make you believe absurdities can make you commit atrocities..However, although they all compete with eachother, the yare competing to be the front man for the same people, so they are on all the same side, and this must therefore be mostly theatre.

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Loose Caboose Future Jim Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:56 Permalink

Trump doesn't care if he "looks bad" by not following the resignations of others for what he allegedly did himself.  Trump is too smart to fall for such a transparent scheme.  They have thrown just about everything they have at him and he's still getting up everyday as POTUS.  Trump isn't perfect but he is head and shoulders more of a decent man than the average swamp creature.  He will prevail.   

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land_of_the_few HockeyFool Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:36 Permalink

That would seem logical, Jim. In that case it should be sauce also for Mr Gander on the blue side .... perhaps he will get mightily cooked. What will sort it out, an actual execution for a DNC or Clinton Foundation member, can they do that to them for RICO or FARA? A few could probably get deported pretty easily.Sedition is a real federal offense, sadly it is only worth several years in the big house and a fine, but it might keep a few of them out of trouble for a while :D

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jeff montanye Future Jim Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:03 Permalink

and the thing that keeps just killing me is that the opposition to trump still centers around hillary clinton, certainly one of the most bloodthirsty (listen to the cackle again about gaddafi), corrupt (clinton foundation, uranium one, how she beat bernie), bad at it (donald trump beat her with half the money and none of the endorsements) politicians in the world.it's not like she's the only female democrat in existence.  get over it.  move on.tulsi gabbard in 2020.

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Future Jim NumberNone Mon, 12/11/2017 - 11:54 Permalink

They will have Bill Clinton take a dive too (he would be rewarded) if that is what it takes to get women in charge, and they want women in charge because women are genetically programmed to be more conformist. This is a pretty obvious result of evolution because if a woman were kicked out of the tribe, then she would certainly have died; whereas, a man would have had a decent chance of surviving. Men kicked out may or may not have been able to get kids into future generations outside the tribe, but one can easily imagine the good girls in the tribe wondering to the outskirts where those independent minded bad boys could find them and have their way with them.

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Not Too Important Thought Processor Mon, 12/11/2017 - 12:38 Permalink

Take down Bill and all roads lead to the Bushes. Bill is the wall, the Bushes are the castle. The wall must be defended at all costs.

Trump and Co. appear to be moving up the catapults and readying the battering rams.

This will be the greatest fight in the history of this country, short of the Civil War - which is exactly what the NWO is willing to risk. Only this time the bad guys have biological weapons.

Buckle up.

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