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Democratic Calif. Gov. Gavin Newsom Praises Trump Responsiveness to State’s Needs

With all the talk about President Trump politicizing the crisis and trying to help Republican states, the praise from Newsom is significant.

Out of the 40 million people who live in California, Trump is likely to get about seven votes.

It’s obvious that the president is constantly on the phone during this crisis, talking to governors and world leaders, and meeting with his staff. Whatever his inadequacies at the beginning of it — some of which were no doubt abetted or exacerbated by the impeachment — Trump is working this crisis like no other president I can imagine.

Grudgingly, I’d say the only one in recent memory who would have worked as hard and communicated as frequently with others would have been Bill Clinton, who had similar levels of stamina and intensity.

At least when he wasn’t, you know, distracted.

According to the Washington Examiner:

California Gov. Gavin Newsom said he’d by “lying” if he did not credit President Trump for adequately handling the coronavirus pandemic. 

During an interview with CNN on Wednesday, network anchor Jake Tapper asked if Newsom felt pressured to compliment the Trump administration to receive federal assistance to combat the spread of the coronavirus. 

“Do you find yourself, by necessity, tempering what you say in terms of any issues you might have with the federal response?” Tapper asked, to which Newsom said he wants to avoid partisanship during a crisis. 

“Let me just be candid with you. I’d be lying to you to say that he hasn’t been responsive to our needs. He has. And so, as a question, as a sort of an offer of objectivity, I have to acknowledge that publicly,” Newsom said. 

“The fact is, every time I’ve called the president, he’s quickly gotten on the line,” he said, noting several actions the administration has taken to mitigate the spread of COVID-19 in his state.

The False Comparison Being Made Between the Clinton and Trump Responses to Impeachment

This kind of thing is all over the place in the press. President Trump’s admittedly over-the-top remarks Tuesday in response to his acquittal in his impeachment trial are being compared to the “dignity” of Bill Clinton’s response to his own acquittal.

Any of us who covered Bill Clinton will recognize the typical fake emotion the man could summon when he needed it. In this case, it the recipe is some contrition mixed with a dash of mournful remorse. Please.

It was pretty much the way he sounded in 1992 when he so sincerely acknowledged to “the American people” that he had caused “pain in my marriage.” Watch it. Exact same tone. Then, of course, he he got right back to work causing “pain in my marriage.”

But what all the journalists peddling the “dignified” Clinton response to his acquittal are leaving out is, this, the defiant political rally Clinton held with Democrats in the Rose Garden after the House had impeachment him.

“We must stop the politics of personal destruction,” he said, going on to accuse Republicans of “poisonous venom” — I know, redundant — “obsessive animosity,” and “uncontrolled anger.”

Clinton and his people fought to vilify the Republicans at every turn for impeaching him. There was nothing dignified about it, until dignity was what Clinton decided would work best for him.

Epstein Visited Bill Clinton in the White House

President Trump suggested there was more to the story of Bill Clinton and Jeffrey Epstein, the former a noted lecher, the latter a lecher, and a pedophile.

Presumably, Trump has access to the White House visitor logs. And perhaps other information as well.

Anyway, according to the Daily Beast:

Days after Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest on sex-trafficking charges in New York, Bill Clinton distanced himself from the high-flying financier and convicted sex offender. The former president owned up to just six encounters with Epstein, starting in 2002: four flights on the billionaire’s private jet, a single trip to his Harlem office, and one “brief visit” to his New York apartment, all with staff and security detail in tow. 

Now, a Daily Beast investigation has uncovered ties between Epstein and the Clinton administration that date back to the president’s earliest days in the White House, casting doubt on the oft-circulated narrative that the two only began associating after Clinton left office.   

As early as 1993, records show, Epstein donated $10,000 to the White House Historical Association and attended a donors’ reception hosted by Bill and Hillary Clinton. Around the same time, according to a source familiar with the connection, Epstein visited presidential aide Mark Middleton several times at the White House. Two years later, businesswoman Lynn Forester de Rothschild wrote a personal letter to Clinton thanking him for their talk about the financier. 

“President Clinton knows nothing about the terrible crimes Jeffrey Epstein pleaded guilty to in Florida some years ago, or those with which he has been recently charged in New York,” Clinton’s spokesperson, Angel Ureña, told The Daily Beast. “Any suggestion to the contrary is both factually inaccurate and irresponsible.”

Bill Clinton Tries to Distance Himself from His Relationship with Jeffrey Epstein

Jeffrey Epstein? Never heard of him!

Flying around the world with a man able to procure lots of young woman? I doubt that was appealing to Bill Clinton. Of course not!

According to the Daily Mail:

Bill Clinton broke his silence on his former associate Jeffrey Epstein’s arrest for sex trafficking on Monday to distance himself from the convicted pedophile and say he knew nothing of the new charges against him.    

In 2007, he pleaded guilty to soliciting prostitution in a sweetheart deal in Florida which involved him spending a year in a low-restriction detention center. 

Before that conviction, he and Clinton had socialized together and the former president flew on one of his private jets four times. Epstein also donated to The Clinton Foundation. 

Ghislaine Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and alleged madam, was present at Chelsea Clinton’s wedding three years later.  

She has been accused in multiple lawsuits of having helped Epstein create a sex ring filled with underage girls, with one filing alleging that Epstein sexually assault victims with Maxwell’s ‘assistance and participation.’ 

This was also after a number of underage victims in Florida had stated that Maxwell promised them educational and modeling opportunities if they acquiesced to her demands, with one comparing her and Epstein to an ‘organized crime family’  in her court filing.

Meuller Report Says Russians Recorded Bill Clinton Phone Sex with Monica

Whoops, this is not what Democrats were counting on. Pretty none of the Mueller report is what they were counting on.

It’s redacted, but it’s in there, according to the Washington Examiner. The Russians had a tape of Bill and Monica loving each other via Alexander Graham Bell’s technology.

The question is begged: What did the Russians do with this information?

It’s such a farce that Democrats can moralize about Trump after uniting to a man and woman around this most irresponsible of presidents after this scandal broke and voting in 2016 to put him back inside the White House along with Hillary, who even said he’d run the economy, or something.

According to the Examiner:

Special counsel Robert Mueller’s report mentions a claim that Russians recorded President Bill Clinton having phone sex with White House intern Monica Lewinsky — but the reference was redacted from the version released to the public.

The redaction is likely to anger Republicans, because the allegation has been known since at least 2001 and the Mueller report’s reference to a claim that President Trump watched prostitutes urinating in a Moscow hotel room was not struck out.

According to the report, Center for the National Interest President Dimitri Simes sent Trump son-in-law Jared Kushner a 2016 email with recommended talking points to counter Hillary Clinton’s Russia attacks. The email referenced “a well-documented story of highly questionable connections” between Bill Clinton and Russia.

At a meeting in New York, Simes told Kushner the details: Russia allegedly recorded President Clinton on the phone with Lewinsky, opening questions of foreign leverage over the ex-president-turned-potential first spouse.

NYT’s Maggie Haberman: People Don’t Want Bill Clinton Around

Once, he was the Democrats’ greatest political asset. But then #MeToo happened, and for Bill Clinton, the response from Democrats today is #NotYou.

Bill is running around the country promoting some novel – sounds autobiographical, as you’d expect – but everyone is asking him about his sex scandals. He’s been trying to say he’s sorry again.

New York Times White House report Maggie Haberman has no sympathy:

Monica Lewinsky’s life was ruined . . . He addresses absolutely none of that, and it shows you as to why people don’t really want him around. There is just a disconnect from where voters are right now and where the conversation about the #MeToo movement is right now, and he answered with it, “But I empowered women in my office,” which does not excuse how you treated specific women.

Poor Bill. Life just isn’t fair. He wanted to have all his cake and eat it too, and for a while he did, but now he’s gotta spit it back up.

H/T Washington Free Beacon.

Video || Bill Clinton Does Not Like Being Asked About a Certain Something

In an interview on the Today show Monday, Bill Clinton got testy and said he did not owe Monica Lewinsky a private apology, arguing that he had apologized publicly 20 years ago.

By Monday night, he realized that this wasn’t too cool in the #MeToo era. “I meant it then and I meant it now. I apologize to my family, to Monica Lewinsky and her family, and the American people,” he said.

Clinton has even tried to suggest that he’s down with the #MeToo movement, which is a little like John Gotti saying it’s time to do something serious about organized crime.

Anyway, Bill was a bad boy, many times. He has even credibly been accused of rape. And he has to pay for just a tiny bit. And of course, he doesn’t like it.

Overall, the guy is doing great. But the inconvenience of the payback for having oral sex in the Oval Office with an intern still is very annoying for him.

H/T Washington Free Beacon.

In 1998, Trump Said Clinton Should Not Have Given Deposition that Got Him Impeached

President Trump may have a couple of people to learn from in mulling whether to testify before Robert Mueller’s grand jury: Himself and Bill Clinton. Back in August 1998, Trump told Chris Matthews that Bill Clinton’s lawyer Bob Bennett did a “terrible job” in allowing Clinton to testify on January 17 of that year in… Continue Reading

Dems Throw Bill Clinton on the Junk Heap

For years Democrats tolerated his mistreatment of women and Hillary Clinton’s collusion in the whole thing. But that was then. Not only did they put aside misgivings because they love Clinton, but he was also a money-raising machine guaranteed to draw crowds for Democratic candidates. Now, as Democrats try to weaponize the #MeToo movement to… Continue Reading

Video || Bill Clinton, Obama and Trump Agree?? on Immigration

Seems like President Trump might not be so radical after all . . . This was done a while ago but I just found it, maybe you haven’t seen it either. It’s especially interesting to listen to Clinton. My, how Democrats have changed. The used to, only a few short years ago, all oppose gay… Continue Reading