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Ghislaine Maxwell Arrested Just 11 Days After Geoffrey Berman was Fired

There are no coincidences here, folks. – FBI agents working under the auspices of the DOJ’s Southern District of New York (SDNY) office arrested long-time associate of and procurer for convicted pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, Ghislain Maxwell. Maxwell has somehow managed to remain on the lam for the last year, since Epstein himself was arrested and then likely killed a few weeks later in a New York prison. She has done that despite a supposed FBI-directed manhunt managed out of the SDNY.

Hey, guess what other big news was made out of the SDNY just 11 days ago? That’s right: Attorney General William Barr fired the lead, court-appointed U.S. Attorney in that office, Geoffrey Berman. He also ordered DOJ Inspector General Michael Horowitz to conduct aggressive oversight of the activities of current acting US Attorney Audrey Strauss and her staff. If you think these events are unrelated and a mere coincidence, well, you might just be naive.

Maxwell, who allegedly spent 20+ years procuring the services of under-aged girls to service Epstein and his high-flying Lolita Express clientelle, was charged with multiple counts of sex-trafficking and other heinous offenses:

“In particular, from at least in or about 1994, up to and including at least in or about 1997, Maxwell assisted, facilitated, and contributed to Jeffrey Epstein’s abuse of minor girls by, among other things, helping Epstein to recruit, groom, and ultimately abuse victims known to Maxwell and Epstein to be under the age of 18,” the 18-page indictment states. “The victims were as young as 14 years old when they were groomed and abused by Maxwell and Epstein, both of whom knew that certain victims were in fact under the age of 18.”

Prosecutors describe what they call Maxwell’s grooming process in detail.

“Maxwell’s presence during minor victims’ interactions with Epstein, including interactions where the minor victim was undressed or that involved sex acts with Epstein, helped put the victims at ease because an adult woman was present,” the indictment states. “For example, in some instances, Maxwell would massage Epstein in front of a minor victim. In other instances, Maxwell encouraged minor victims to provide massages to Epstein, including sexualized massages during which a minor victim would be fully or partially nude. Many of those massages resulted in Epstein sexually abusing the minor victims.”

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Strauss told reporters in New York that ““Maxwell lied because the truth, as alleged, was almost unspeakable. Maxwell got them to trust her and delivered them into the trap that she and Epstein had set for them.”

From a report at the Boston Globe:

The government also alleges that she committed perjury in 2016 when questioned under oath in a civil lawsuit then pending in US District Court in Manhattan. “In an effort to conceal her crimes, Maxwell repeatedly lied when questioned about her conduct,” the indictment said.

The indictment includes specific exchanges during the deposition the government alleges qualify for prosecution for lying under oath..


Q. Did Jeffrey Epstein have a scheme to recruit underage girls for sexual massages? If you know.

A. I don’t know what you’re talking about.

Q. List all the people under the age of 18 that you interacted with at any of Jeffrey’s properties?

A. I’m not aware of anybody that I interacted with, other than obviously [the plaintiff] who was 17 at this point.

Q. List all the people under the age of 18 that you interacted with at any of Jeffrey’s properties?

A. I’m not aware of anybody that I interacted with, other than obviously [the plaintiff in the civil lawsuit] who was 17 at this point.

Maxwell has repeatedly denied wrongdoing and called some of the claims against her “absolute rubbish.”

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Guess what else related to this happened in congress this week? That’s right: Utterly corrupt Tennessee Democrat Stephen Cohen introduced an impeachment resolution targeting AG Barr.

Again, if you believe these events are unrelated, you might just be naive. Either that, or you are an self-deceiving Democrat. There are no other possibilities.

So, Maxwell is now ensconced in a New York City jail, holding the keys to directly establishing the connections between Epstein – who most assuredly did not kill himself – and alleged clients ranging from Bill Clinton to Prince Andrew and a vast array of other very powerful people around the world.

If I were operating the sports book at a Vegas casino, I would put the over/under betting line on how many days she has left before her looming “suicide” at 21 days. We have seen this play before.

That is all.

Today’s news moves at a faster pace than ever. Whatfinger.com is my go-to source for keeping up with all the latest events in real time.

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Ricky Gervais Only Said What we all Were Thinking

Today’s Campaign Update
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

Ricky Gervais has had a nice, long career and obviously doesn’t care if he never works in Hollywood again. That became evident Sunday evening when, while serving as host of the Golden Globe Awards ceremony, he gave the pedophiles and financial exploiters in the nation’s most depraved and despicable community a tongue-lashing of a completely different sort than most of them have become accustomed to, if you know what I mean.

Early in Gervais’s monologue, he said this:

Transcript: “No, no, we got ta drag it out for 3 hours. You could binge watch the entire first season of Afterlife instead of watching this show. That’s a show about a man that wants to kill himself because his wife dies of cancer, and it’s still more fun than this. Ok? [audience laughs] Spoiler alert: Season 2 is on the way, so in the end, he obviously didn’t kill himself, just like Jeffrey Epstein. [more laughs] Shut up! I know he’s your friend, but I don’t care. [audience groans and uncomfortable looks around the tables] But seriously, most films are awful. Lazy. Remakes. Sequels.”

Yes, he obviously just doesn’t care. He doesn’t care about these people, their lifestyles, their ill-earned fame, or if he ever gets to host this program again (this was his 6th time in the role of host of the Golden Globes). That became very evident late in his monologue in another 48-second clip during which he takes vicious shots at Apple, Disney and many other Hollywood institutions. He even goes after Global Church of Climate Change poster child Greta Thunberg in the process. Amazing.

Here’s the clip:

Transcript: “That’s a superb drama about the importance of dignity and doing the right thing, made by a company (Apple, whose CEO Tim Cook is at the ceremony) that runs sweat shops in China. [more groans mixed with nervous laughter] So – well, you say you’re woke, but the companies you work for, I mean, Apple, Amazon, Disney – if ISIS started a streaming service, you’d call your agent. [more groans, very few laughs] Wouldn’t you?

“So, if you do win an award tonight, don’t use it as a platform to make a political speech, right? You’re in no position to lecture the public about anything. You know nothing about the real world, and most of you spent less time in school than Greta Thunberg. [more groans and nervous laughter] So, if you win an award, thank your agent and your God and f*ck off. [tepid applause]”

Man, that is epic right there. In a mere 89 total seconds, Gervais stood right there in front of an assembly of Hollywood’s most notorious grifters, abusers and pedophiles and said to them what about 200 million Americans would sacrifice an arm to be able to say to them. There was more truth and real human drama contained in those 89 seconds than in all the films produced by Hollywood combined in 2019.

Good for him. The entertainment community could use a lot more truth-tellers, and a lot fewer pedophiles.

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P.S.:  For those who missed it and care, here is the full monologue:

That really is all.

 

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All that Post-Election Panic in 2016 Begins to Make Sense

Today’s Campaign Update, Part II
(Because The Campaign Never Ends)

[Editor’s Note: The Campaign Update will be silent from July 11 through July 23 because Dave needs some down time.]

Is it all starting to make sense to you now? – Are you starting to understand why the election of Donald J. Trump – a non-swamp creature with no ties to the Deep State – put the Democrats and establishment Republicans into such a state of outright panic?

In the wake of the arrest and charging of pedophile Jeffrey Epstein, does the focused campaign over the last three years by our fake news media and entertainment industry to normalize pedophilia in the public consciousness begin to make sense? As you discover all of Epstein’s relationships to not just the Clintons, but also to all manner of famous Democrats and media and entertainment figures, do you now understand why Hillary, after she was asked a few “tough” questions by disgraced sex abuser Matt Lauer during the 2016 campaign, scolded him that “we will all hang” if Trump were to win the election?  Which, incidentally, he did?

Are you now starting to understand why Slick Willie issued that classic Clintonian butt-covering statement to the press last night? Because everyone needs to understand that an ex-President would not have issued such a statement unless he knows some truly serious, damaging information is now in the hands of investigators.

Think about it: He already has 90% of the news media feverishly scrambling to cover for him. WikiPedia has already altered its page on Jeffrey Epstein to eliminate all mention of the Clintons. So there was no reason to issue that statement solely based on the information that is already public. The Clintons know that Slick’s name is all over the flight logs of the Lolita Express, and they know what Bill – and Hillary – did with Epstein over the years.

Now, they also know all of that information is in the hands of federal prosecutors, and they no longer have Eric Holder or Loretta Lynch or Robert Mueller or James Comey in power to cover for them. That’s why you saw Slick issue that statement last night. It’s the setting of a favorable narrative that is now being parroted all across our fake news media landscape, providing cover in preparation for the storm they know is coming.

This is no different than when, in 1998, Slick, then POTUS, wagged his crooked index finger at the cameras and said “I did not have sex with that woman, Miss Lewinsky.” It’s the setting of a damage control narrative. It’s what the Clintons do, and what they have always done.

And here’s the thing: It’s always worked for them before, but before, they’ve always had fellow swamp creatures in positions of high power to help cover for them.

How absurd is the claim of “I know nothing! Nothing!” by Sgt. Schulz, er, ex-President Clinton?  So ridiculous that reporter Conchita Sarnoff, who has spent the last decade investigating the case, outright called him a liar on national television Monday night. Watch:

Ouch.

The Campaign Update, as noted above, will be silent for the next couple of weeks as I go to recharge my batteries and get a little R&R. Some readers are scolding me that now is a bad time to be doing that because so much is going on. But think about the last few years and tell me when we had two weeks during which there was not a bunch of really important stuff going on.

The fact is, there are no longer any good times to do this, which is why I’m doing it now. See you in a couple of weeks!

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