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Trump Accuser First Lobbied to be his Makeup Artist

Makeup artist or con artist? According to The Hill:

A New York cosmetics executive who publicly alleged Donald Trump sexually assaulted her in the 1990s repeatedly solicited the future president to become his campaign makeup artist and to pitch her new product line in the months before her story roiled the 2016 race, according to the woman and her contemporaneous emails.

“Hi Donald, you are doing a tremendous job of shaking things up in the United States. I am definitely on Team Trump as so many others are,” Jill Harth wrote the future president in an Oct. 1, 2015, email sent to him through his New York company’s headquarters.

“I can’t watch television without seeing you or hearing your name everywhere! It’s a good thing for sure but PLEASE let me do your makeup for a television interview, a debate, a photo session, anything!” Harth wrote.

“It kills me to see you looking too orange and with white circles under the eyes . . .

In another email seeking to meet Trump personally, Harth offered to be a campaign surrogate willing to tell voters how the future president “helped me with my self-confidence and all positive things about how he is with women.”

The emails use starkly different language than the words Harth used in both a withdrawn 1997 federal lawsuit and a series of late 2016 campaign interviews in which she accused Trump of sexually assaulting her more than two decades ago. Harth is one of 19 women who have reportedly accused Trump of sexual misconduct.

The article goes on to note that Harth’s business profited from the exposure she got as a Trump accuser.

So it seems Trump could have killed two birds with one stone by hiring her. He could have had one less sexual misconduct accuser, and he might have looked less orange.

Moore Accuser Admits She Forged Part of Yearbook Inscription

From Fox News:

Beverly Young Nelson told ABC News she wrote part of the disputed note in her high school yearbook that she and famed attorney Gloria Allred presented as proof the then-30-something Moore sought an inappropriate relationship with her in the late 1970s. Nelson still insisted that Moore wrote most of the message and signed the inscription, but said she made “notes” to it.

“He did sign it,” Nelson told ABC’s Tom Llamas.

How Mueller May be Trying to Get Trump

It seems it’s becoming clearer what Special Counsel Robert Mueller is after.

It’s President Trump, of course, but you knew that. What is coming into focus is how he plans to get Trump. And the charge would be obstruction of justice, not collusion.

It’s unlikely, as I and many other conservatives have noted, the original allegations that the Trump campaign colluded with the Russians to subvert the election has any basis. There never was any evidence at all to support such a claim other than some Trump aides talked to Russians. If we investigated people because of whom they talked to, we’d all be under investigation because for all you know your neighbor is a hit man for the Mafia.

Democrats didn’t care much about whether there was actual collusion. They wanted an investigation, and they got one. Because who knows where that might lead?

And where it appears to be leading, as Sen. Dianne Feinstein said Sunday, is toward charges that Trump obstructed justice, specifically by firing Mueller’s good friend James Comey as FBI director after suggesting that Comey might consider dropping the case against Trump National Security Advisor Michael Flynn, whom Trump had kicked out of the White House.

Flynn had lied about his contacts with the Russians. We know that, but what’s significant now is information emerging that other Trump aides, and perhaps Trump himself, asked Flynn to make contact with the Russians. So this would suggest that by firing Comey, Trump was not trying to protect Flynn, but to protect himself. And so, obstruction of justice.

But Mueller would have to prove that this is why Trump fired Comey. And he would need to show that Trump was seriously worried about legal jeopardy for making contact with the Russians, which is something any incoming administration would do, despite an almost never-enforced law, the Logan Act, which might prohibit such discussions.

But thin case or not, he will probably go after Trump. Because the great Robert Mueller, friend of Comey and longtime cog in the administrative state, is not going to just walk away and say, “Oh well.”

Clinton Planned Retribution Against Government Watchdog Over Emails

The Hillary Clinton campaign put out word that a federal inspector general who was handling the Clinton email case would have been fired had Clinton taken office as president. According to Fox News: A government watchdog who played a central role in the Hillary Clinton email investigation during the Obama administration told Fox News that… Continue Reading

White House: Manafort Charge, Papadopoulos Plea Have Nothing to Do With Trump

According to White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders: Today’s announcement has nothing to do with the President, has nothing to do with the President’s campaign or campaign activity. The real collusion scandal, as we’ve said several times before, has everything to do with the Clinton campaign, Fusion GPS, and Russia. There’s clear evidence of… Continue Reading

Ex-Clinton Aide: Hillary “May have Known” About Trump Dossier Funding

Former Hillary Clinton campaign spokesman Brian Fallon Wednesday said Hillary Clinton may have known that her campaign helped hire Fusion GPS to research the “Russian dossier”  that was collected on then-candidate Donald Trump. Fallon acknowledged that a “select group” within the campaign knew that Fusion GPS had been hired to do the research against Trump… Continue Reading

Obama Interior Secretaries Spent $1M on Non-Commercial Travel

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is under fire for spending some $73,000 over the first eight months of the Trump administration on non-commercial travel. That actually puts him below the pace of such spending by Barack Obama’s Interior Secretaries, who spent about $1 million over seven years. So why didn’t we hear about it then? Because… Continue Reading

Video || Bernie Gets Hot in the Hot Seat

When you’re holier than thou, it must be awful to have your holiness questioned. A couple of years now of constant praise and wild crowds applauding this irresponsible, angry Socialist who would bankrupt our country. I mean, that is, well before we’re scheduled to go bankrupt. And now it appears his wife is under investigation,… Continue Reading

Sanders: My Wife is So Honest! This is Politically Motivated!

Aww, the shoe goes on the other foot, a leading Democrat is under investigation, and what do we hear? The same excuses Democrats love to castigate President Trump for making. Asked by CNN’s Erin Burnett about this little matter of a possible federal investigation into whether his wife committed financial fraud, Sen. Bernie Sanders got… Continue Reading

Senate Judiciary Committee Investigating Loretta Lynch

The Senate Judiciary Committee has opened a bipartisan investigation into whether former Attorney General Loretta Lynch interfered politically in the criminal probe of Hillary Clinton’s use of a private email server as secretary of state. From a statement by Judiciary panel Chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa: Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Ranking Member Dianne… Continue Reading

Why Did Samantha Power Need the Unmasked Names of Trump Aides?

Okay, now this is getting exceedingly interesting. The House Intelligence Committee Wednesday issued subpoenas for unmasking requests made by former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, former CIA Director John Brennan, and former U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Samantha Power. Brennan and Rice while partisans, at least have a reasonable defense against accusations they sought… Continue Reading