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Blank Checks Show System Rigged Against Trump

Blank Checks Show System Rigged Against Trump
President Donald Trump speaks during an event to honor the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., in the Roosevelt Room of the White House, on Friday, Jan. 12, 2018, in Washington, D.C. (Evan Vucci/AP)

By with Michael R. Shannon Tuesday, 16 January 2018 11:39 AM Current | Bio | Archive

Back when Bill Clinton was president and female accusers were not to be believed, one of his factotums said after the president had been accused of sexual assault, "Drag a hundred-dollar bill through a trailer park, you never know what you'll find."

Implying that Paula Jones was not only without credibility, she was also white trash.

Now it seems that Trump’s enemies are trolling for cash using the same strategy to get the president.

California lawyer Lisa Bloom and her mother Gloria Allred might be characterized, to coin a pun, as "skirt chasers" since their legal specialty appears to be women allegedly done wrong by various men. In 2016 as the presidential campaign drew to a conclusion, Bloom was auctioning off women’s stories as long as they would go public with an attack on Donald Trump.

One woman was New York City makeup artist Jill Harth. According to The Hill, "The former beauty contestant manager filed a sexual harassment lawsuit against Trump in 1997 and then withdrew it under pressure." When the decades-old suit became known Harth asked Bloom to represent her. It was a very profitable relationship.

Before it was all over Bloom arranged for Harth to be paid for photos, set up a GoFundMe.com campaign and then persuaded another Clinton supporter to pay off the remainder of the mortgage on Harth’s Queens apartment.

Harth explained, ". . . the payments did not affect the merits of her allegations." Bloom justifies the windfall thusly, "And as a New York City makeup artist, Jill lost jobs after she came out publicly against Donald Trump."

This doesn’t pass the laugh test or the smell test.

The New York City vote in the presidential election was a complete wipeout for the Trump campaign. Hillary Clinton broke the record for most votes set by Lyndon Johnson when Johnson ran against Barry Goldwater.

Unless Harth was the exclusive makeup artist for Fox News, I doubt she had a single Trump voter among her clientele. Going public against Pubic Enemy #1: Donald Trump was probably a business bonanza for her.

Yet even at that, Harth sold out cheap.

Another woman who told her story to The Hill went back and forth — is it sexist to call it playing hard-to-get? — with Bloom over a period of weeks.

Bloom’s final offer to her from public spirited citizens who just happen to want Hillary to win was an eye-popping $750,000. The woman turned her down.

The lesson for us here is not negotiate harder when you’re trying to sell a story to a publicity-mongering lawyer. The lesson is this is just another example of the opposition media’s double standard for reporting the news.

Had the situation been reversed, and it was Republicans paying women to accuse Hillary of say forcing them to handwash her pantsuits, the uproar would have been immediate. The opposition media would have relentless in its pursuit of the donor’s names. Disbarment procedures no doubt would have been instituted against the lawyer. And the controversy would have been kept boiling for weeks.

None of that happened here, which should tell you Trump may have something when he says the system is rigged against him.

Michael Reagan, the eldest son of President Reagan, is a Newsmax TV analyst. A syndicated columnist and author, he chairs The Reagan Legacy Foundation. Michael is an in-demand speaker with Premiere speaker’s bureau. Read more reports from Michael Reagan — Go Here Now.

Michael R. Shannon is a commentator, researcher for the League of American Voters, and an award-winning political and advertising consultant with nationwide and international experience. He is author of "Conservative Christian’s Guidebook for Living in Secular Times (Now with added humor!)." Read more of Michael Shannon's reports — Go Here Now.

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The lesson for us here is not negotiate harder when you’re trying to sell a story to a publicity-mongering lawyer. The lesson is this is just another example of the opposition media’s double standard for reporting the news.
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