You have to wonder, how is it that Democrats are relatively confident they stand any chance at all with these flimsy establishment candidates they are rallying behind here in DC? What do they know… that “we” in more moderate and even rightwing parts of the country, not yet know?
Well, I’m relieved to figure out the Trump camp and GOP Freedom Caucus wanted nothing to do with FULCRUM, because we were too aggressive about covering the Epstein/Podesta underage trafficking super scandal — the same reason they failed to stand up for InfoWars in the days after its de-platforming from essentially every Big Tech platform at once.
The same reason they now fail to stand up for lifelong Trump associate Roger Stone, who is currently under a complete social media and media interview gag order by an Obama-appointed federal judge. And the same reason they fail to do anything for WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange, in solitary confinement in a UK supermax prison awaiting possible extradition to the US.
Trump is too close to the Epstein scandal, if NBC inferences are to be believed. The tape is distasteful at a minimum, makes me think less of Trump, makes me understand why he hasn’t tackled the Epstein/Podesta child trafficking allegations head-on in his usual overt aggressive fashion, and makes me think the 2020 election season is already essentially here.
We’re getting a storm, alright, just not the one many of Trump’s base expected. Buckle up and strap in.
NBC presumably has a whole trove of early 1990s embarrassing Trump clips they are now willing to air in a last ditch, grand finale style effort to scuttle the Trump train. This theory is immediately supported by MSNBC’s release of a cringy similar clip, also from 1992, in which Trump describes kissing a married television host.
What’s the journalistic purpose and impact of releasing the 1992 Trump/Epstein party tape now? According to NBC News:
The footage shows two wealthy men laughing and pointing as they appear to discuss young women dancing at a party.
Today, one of the men is president of the United States. The other is in federal lockup awaiting a bail decision as he fights sex trafficking and conspiracy charges.
The November 1992 tape in the NBC archives shows Donald Trump partying with Jeffrey Epstein at Trump’s Mar-a-Lago estate, now a private club, more than a decade before Epstein pleaded guilty to felony prostitution charges in Florida.
At one point in the video, Trump is seen grabbing a woman toward him and patting her behind.
The president says that he hasn’t spoken to Epstein since his guilty plea, and that his relationship with him was no different than that of anyone else in their elite circle.
“I knew him like everybody in Palm Beach knew him,” Trump said last week. “I was not a fan.”
But on the tape, Trump gives Epstein plenty of personal attention
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