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Tuesday News Roundup: Ghislaine has the Tapes, and the Deafening Silence of Kaepernick Defenders
DB Daily Update ^ | David Blackmon

Posted on 07/07/2020 5:12:47 AM PDT by EyesOfTX

Have you noticed how the corrupt news media is not covering the arrest and charging of Ghislaine Maxwell? – Remember when Trump associate Roger Stone was arrested, how the FBI and Mueller goons had notified CNN in advance of the raid on his home?

Remember that CNN’s cameras were present when those 39 FBI agents wearing full armor, carrying semi-automatic rifles and backed up by actual tanks pounded Stone’s door in during the wee hours of the morning, took the elderly man into custody frightened his elderly wife half to death? I certainly do.

Roger Stone was accused of the heinous crime of … wait for it … lying to the FBI. For that, he got the full-on American Gestapo treatment televised live on national TV from the U.S. government.

How about all those films CNN and other corrupt media outlets have shown you of the arrest of Ghislaine Maxwell, who is facing multiple felony counts of sex-trafficking and child abuse over a span of 25 years? Remember them?

Yeah, neither do I. There was no pounding down the door of Ghislaine Maxwell’s multi-million dollar, 40-acre estate. There were no tanks present at her arrest. Nor were there any CNN cameras present to televise the proceedings live. In fact, we have seen no film of any aspect of Ms. Maxwell’s arrest, arraignment or federal custody thus far.

Just reports like this one from The Hill today:

Accused Jeffrey Epstein accomplice Ghislaine Maxwell has been moved to the Metropolitan Detention Center in Brooklyn, the Federal Bureau of Prisons confirmed to The Hill on Monday.

Maxwell, Epstein’s former girlfriend and longtime associate, faces a six-count indictment alleging she lured and groomed underage girls so that Epstein could sexually abuse them in the mid-1990s. The indictment that was unsealed last week accuses Maxwell of participating in the abuse sometimes herself.

The 58-year-old was arrested Thursday in New Hampshire and was kept over the weekend at the Merrimack County Jail, a medium-security facility about 20 miles from the home in which prosecutors found her, Reuters reported. The U.S. Marshals transferred Maxwell to New York.

Maxwell, the daughter of the late British media magnate Robert Maxwell, is being detained without bail as prosecutors declared her a flight risk. She faces up to 35 years in prison if convicted on four counts related to procuring and transporting minors for illegal sex acts and two counts of perjury for allegedly lying about her involvement.

Maxwell is expected to first appear in federal court in Manhattan on Friday as prosecutors requested in a letter to a judge Sunday.

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To be clear, this is how the American system of justice is supposed to work – quietly, systematically, grinding slowly but finely towards the ultimate outcome.

The difference between the Stone case and the Maxwell case is the difference between having the case run by a power-and-media-hungry special counsel’s office supervised by a corrupt Deputy Attorney General and having it run by a real, live, ethical Attorney General who is focused on doing his damn job.

Thank you, William Barr for restoring proper order and a bit of dignity to the Department of Justice.

Oh, my; oh, my; oh, my, my, my... – Speaking of Ghislaine Maxwell, one of her good friends says she has possession of the collection of sex tapes that Jeffrey Epstein’s allegedly used to blackmail his clients.

From a piece at the New York Post:

Christopher Mason, a TV host and journalist who has known Maxwell since the 1980s, has said he was told that Epstein rigged his multiple homes with cameras and kept surveillance tapes of everyone and everything that went on in them.

Mason said she has access to the potentially compromising tapes.

And now, Maxwell’s former pal told the Daily Mail that she will use those recordings as a way to beat the rap.

“Ghislaine has always been as cunning as they come. She wasn’t going to be with Epstein all those years and not have some insurance,” the ex-friend told the news outlet.

“The secret stash of sex tapes I believe Ghislaine has squirreled away could end up being her get-out-of-jail card if the authorities are willing to trade. She has copies of everything Epstein had. They could implicate some twisted movers and shakers,” the former friend said.

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Now do you understand why Maxwell’s expected life span can now be measured in days unless AG Barr surrounds her with an army?

This is another reason why it is absolutely, utterly imperative that Donald Trump be re-elected in November. Because if the Democrats win the presidency, then whatever corrupt clown who becomes attorney general will hold a public bonfire of the evidence in this case.

Hey, JJ Watt and Brett Favre, why so quiet all of a sudden? – Football heroes JJ Watt and Brett Favre famously defended national anthem-kneeler Colin Kaepernick in recent weeks. Watt excoriated fans who criticize Kaepernick’s kneeling, claiming that his antics are “not about the flag,” even though they obviously are.

Favre actually said Kaepernick would be remembered as a “hero,” going so far as to compare him to the truly heroic Pat Tillman, who was killed in action while serving his country in Afghanistan.

But both JJ and Brett have remained studiously silent about Kaepernick after the former mediocre 49ers QB said over the weekend that fireworks celebration on July 4th are a symbol of “white supremacy.”

From a piece at Breitbart:

Watt insisted that “you aren’t listening,” if you still believe the anthem protests are about the flag or the military.

But Watt has been completely silent about Kaeprnick’s July 4 tweet calling our Independence Day holiday a “white supremacist” celebration.

As to who is “not listening,” it could be argued that Watt is the one refusing to listen to Colin Kaepernick. After all, as far back as 2016, Kaepernick himself said that he could never “stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses Black people and people of color.”

Kaepernick has repeatedly made it clear that he has contempt for America and all it stands for.

Early in his protests, Kaepernick specifically said that anti-Americanism was what his protest was all about. In August of 2016, he said, “I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football, and it would be selfish on my part to look the other way. There are bodies in the street and people getting paid leave and getting away with murder.”

Also, in 2016, Kaepernick wore a shirt praising Cuban dictator and mass murderer Fidel Castro. In another instance, Kaepernick wore socks that portrayed all police officers as pigs.

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C’mon, JJ. Let’s go, Brett: Defend your heroic Marxist now. Your silence is truly deafening.

That is all.


TOPICS: Conspiracy; Humor; Politics; Society
KEYWORDS: fakenews; mediabias; trump; trumpwinsagain

1 posted on 07/07/2020 5:12:47 AM PDT by EyesOfTX
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To: EyesOfTX

regarding: “To be clear, this is how the American system of justice is supposed to work – quietly, systematically, grinding slowly but finely towards the ultimate outcome.”

most people now know James Comey’s daughter, Maurene, is handling the Maxwell case, so looking at ALEX ROSSMILLER!

2 Jul: Law and Crime: Ghislaine Maxwell’s Case Being Handled by SDNY Public Corruption Unit Could Spell Trouble for U.S. Elites
by Colin Kalmbacher
According to a DOJ press release, Assistant U.S. Attorneys ALEX ROSSMILLER, Alison Moe, and Maurene Comey (James Comey’s daughter) are the personnel in charge of the prosecution.
https://lawandcrime.com/high-profile/ghislaine-maxwells-case-being-handled-by-sdny-public-corruption-unit-could-spell-trouble-for-u-s-elites/

29 Sept 2016: American Bar Association: Federal Prosecutor Mentors Bosnian Prosecutor through Justice Sector Education Program
ALEX ROSSMILLER: “I attended Middlebury College (in Vermont), where I studied political science with a focus on the Middle East, including studying in Istanbul, Turkey. After graduating, I worked for the Department of Defense as an intelligence analyst, focusing on issues relating to terrorism and counterinsurgency, including a six-month deployment to Iraq. Following my time at the Defense Intelligence Agency, I worked at a small national security think tank. Next (came) New York University law school, after which I spent a few years at a litigation firm and clerking for a federal district judge. I’m currently a federal criminal prosecutor in the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, in the public corruption unit, which investigates and prosecutes a wide range of official misconduct.”...
https://www.americanbar.org/advocacy/rule_of_law/newsroom_events/general_news/news-staff-volunteer-profile-alex-rossmiller-0916/

25 May 2011: HuffPo: Model for Democratic Foreign Policy, Elections, and Activism
by ALEX ROSSMILLER
This past weekend I had the honor of participating in the YearlyKos panel, “War, Foreign Policy & Activism.” It was a pleasure to discuss a variety of foreign policy issues with an informed panel and audience, and Ms. Huffington was kind enough to ask me to post my opening remarks on this site. It’s not quite the same in pixels as with an audience, but I hope this helps explain why the Democratic Party is the one to trust with our nation’s foreign policy.

Good morning. My name is Alex Rossmiller, and I am a former Intelligence Officer for the Department of Defense...

Markos Moulitsas, an inspiration for this conference, is a former enlisted soldier. John Aravosis of AmericaBlog has a Masters degree in Foreign Affairs and spent years working for the State Department. And I’ve learned more about international trade from Atrios of Eschaton than I ever did from Econ classes
https://www.huffpost.com/entry/model-for-democratic-fore_b_23003

4 Aug 2007: Politico: YearlyKos debate endnotes
By BEN SMITH
Garance Franke-Ruta wonders why there weren’t any women bloggers at a private Obama session that included “The Atlantic’s Matthew Yglesias, ... Ezra Klein and his roommate Brian Buetler, of the Media Consortium, The New Yorker’s Hendrik Hertzberg [and] Huffington Post foreign policy blogger ALEX ROSSMILLER.”
https://www.politico.com/blogs/ben-smith/2007/08/yearlykos-debate-endnotes-002526

apparently all the same guy.


2 posted on 07/07/2020 5:20:51 AM PDT by MAGAthon (h)
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To: MAGAthon

followup: note journOlist boss, Ezra Klein, on the panel with Rossmiller, per Politico article.

20 Feb 2008: Prospect: STILL BROKEN.
by Ezra Klein
I’ve been waiting to post on Alex Rossmiller’s Still Broken till I could peg it to TAP’s conversation around the book. The talk, which features SPENCER ACKERMAN interviewing Alex, is now up, and well worth a read. As for the book (and full disclosure: Alex is a friend, and I’m in the acknowledgements), it records Alex’s time working with the Defense Intelligence Agency on Iraq issues...
Ezra Klein is a former Prospect writer and current editor-in-chief at Vox.
https://prospect.org/article/still-broken./

(SHORT LIST) The list of known members of the left-wing now-defunct JournoList listserv
A Free Republic poster has compiled the list of known members to date of the left-wing now-defunct JournoList listserv. Spread the word.
1. EZRA KLEIN
5. SPENCER ACKERMAN
25. ALEX ROSSMILLER
https://www.facebook.com/notes/mark-levin/the-list-of-known-members-of-the-left-wing-now-defunct-journolist-listserv/413168890945/

all MSM swamp creatures:

Wikipedia: Spencer Ackerman: In 2017, Ackerman became the senior national security correspondent for The Daily Beast. In 2019, he is co-hosting, with Laura Hudson, the “Citadel Dropouts,” a Wired podcast about the final season of Game of Thrones...
From 2013 to 2017, Ackerman held the role of national security editor at the Guardian US. In 2017, Ackerman became the senior national security correspondent for The Daily Beast...
He next wrote for The American Prospect (which offered him a job within a day of his firing from TNR) and Talking Points Memo...
Ackerman blogged and reported on national security issues at The Washington Independent from the paper’s creation in 2008 until 2010, when he left for Wired...
Ackerman was a member of the private Google Groups forum JournoList...
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spencer_Ackerman


3 posted on 07/07/2020 5:22:12 AM PDT by MAGAthon (h)
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To: EyesOfTX

It depends of what tapes she kept and what tapes she destroyed.
She kept tapes of the low hanging fruit pedos.
Destroyed the tapes of Bill Clinton, Bill Gates and others.


4 posted on 07/07/2020 5:23:15 AM PDT by tennmountainman (The Liberals Are Baby Killers)
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To: MAGAthon

comment #52
The public documents are signed by Audrey Strauss.
http://freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3862552/posts?q=1&;page=51

21 Jun: NYT: Trump Fired Her Boss. Now She’s Taking Cases That Incensed White House.
Audrey Strauss has been a behind-the-scenes force in the U.S. attorney’s office in Manhattan as it pursued cases against people connected to President Trump
By Benjamin Weiser, Nicole Hong and Ben Protess; Jack Begg contributed research
She will lead politically sensitive investigations into people in Mr. Trump’s orbit in the run-up to a hotly contested election, and her decisions will be scrutinized...
Ms. Strauss’s appointment happened with dizzying speed...
In that role, she will oversee a number of investigations that have upset the president, including the inquiry into whether Rudolph W. Giuliani, Mr. Trump’s lawyer, broke lobbying laws in his dealings in Ukraine...

But Ms. Strauss is likely to remain the acting U.S. attorney until at least the election. The Senate goes out of session in August and is unlikely to hold a nomination hearing for any permanent replacement before November...
When Mr. Berman took over as U.S. attorney in 2018, he brought Ms. Strauss out of retirement to become his senior counsel and later his deputy...
Ms. Strauss and Mr. Berman have known each other for at least three decades. They worked together in the late 1980s on the independent counsel’s investigation into the Iran-contra scandal...

Ms. Strauss’s husband, John “Rusty” Wing, a prominent white-collar defense lawyer, is a registered Republican, according to the most recent records from the New York State Board of Elections. Their son, who previously worked as Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo’s press secretary, is married to a senior aide to Mr. Cuomo.

Campaign finance records show that Ms. Strauss is a longtime donor to Democratic candidates, including Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2007 and Barack Obama’s re-election campaign in 2012. She contributed in 2006 to Joe Biden’s presidential campaign...

Lindsey Graham, the Republican Senator from South Carolina, praised Ms. Strauss, saying she was “widely viewed as a highly competent, highly capable deputy U.S. attorney with the knowledge and experience to hit the ground running.”
On Friday, Mr. Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had signaled that he would allow New York’s Democratic senators to block Mr. Trump’s first choice, Mr. Clayton, to replace Mr. Berman...

Ms. Strauss has already supervised sensitive cases from which Mr. Berman had been recused, including an ongoing investigation into Stephen Calk, a Chicago bank executive who served as an economic adviser to Mr. Trump’s campaign.
Mr. Calk was indicted in the Southern District last year after he was accused of giving millions of dollars in high-risk loans to Paul Manafort, Mr. Trump’s former campaign chairman, in an effort to obtain a senior position in the administration. Mr. Calk has pleaded not guilty, and his trial is scheduled to begin in September.
Ms. Strauss was the one who signed the indictment against Mr. Calk.
https://www.nytimes.com/2020/06/21/nyregion/us-attorney-trump-audrey-strauss.html


5 posted on 07/07/2020 5:25:10 AM PDT by MAGAthon (h)
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To: EyesOfTX
....She has copies of everything Epstein had.....

Point of order: everything Epstein had didn't help him one bit.

6 posted on 07/07/2020 5:27:45 AM PDT by JParris
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To: MAGAthon

Thanks for posting this. I expect an October surprise from Ms. Strauss that will result in a Biden landslide.


7 posted on 07/07/2020 5:34:04 AM PDT by nwrep
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To: EyesOfTX

Roger Goodell, the truly spineless Clown heading the NFL, needs to directly answer:

Colin K says the 4th of July celebration is all about White Supremacy. Do you believe all NFL fans who celebrate the 4th are White Supremacists? Colin has made it clear he is NOT a fan of America. Do you share his view on America? Would you call America Great? If not, what would you call it?
Just “OKAY”?


8 posted on 07/07/2020 5:56:05 AM PDT by LeonardFMason (Lou Dobbs)
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To: MAGAthon

That is disheartening. Is there any chance that this is an opportunity to entrap Rossmiller & any other partisan leftists on the team when they try & play fast & loose?


9 posted on 07/07/2020 5:56:18 AM PDT by JayGalt (You can't teach a donkey how to tap dance. Nemo me impune lacessit!)
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To: tennmountainman

You will have to assume there were no tapes made of Bill Clinton or Bill Gates. Theirs were professional courtesy events.


10 posted on 07/07/2020 5:57:39 AM PDT by odawg
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To: MAGAthon
On Friday, Mr. Graham, chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had signaled that he would allow New York’s Democratic senators to block Mr. Trump’s first choice, Mr. Clayton, to replace Mr. Berman...

Graham's pictures make me think he needs a new photographer. Too many of them make him look like he has ped0gheyface.

11 posted on 07/07/2020 6:19:10 AM PDT by grey_whiskers (The opinions are solely those of the author and are subject to change with out notice.)
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To: EyesOfTX

What I can’f figure out is why someone implicated in the Epstein web didn’t put out a hit on Maxwell before she was arrested. It would have been much easier and quieter to knock her off before she was arrested. Now that she is behind bars, everyone is watching.


12 posted on 07/07/2020 6:26:56 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: MAGAthon
Lindsey Graham, the Republican Senator from South Carolina, praised Ms. Strauss, saying she was “widely viewed as a highly competent, highly capable deputy U.S. attorney with the knowledge and experience to hit the ground running.”

Lindsay, it is time. It is time for you to go.

13 posted on 07/07/2020 6:34:07 AM PDT by gogeo (It isn't just time to open America up again: It's time to be America again.)
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To: Dan in Wichita

She has likely been in custody for a lot longer than publicly admitted too. in the 70’s The FBI was famous for having a pigeon under wraps for months before going public in 100’s of RICO cases which is what this will likely end up being.


14 posted on 07/07/2020 7:49:41 AM PDT by ping jockey (The only difference between the Federal government and organized crime is one's legal and one ain't)
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To: ping jockey

If true, that would be really good. Gawd, I hope some of the truth gets out before November 3.


15 posted on 07/07/2020 7:56:46 AM PDT by Dan in Wichita
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To: EyesOfTX

What I don’t get is how Stone was given the hard criminal treatment under the Trump Administration. It was FBI agents, correct? Did the Trump Administration know the raid was going to take place?


16 posted on 07/07/2020 10:03:48 AM PDT by Sam Gamgee
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To: nwrep

“I expect an October surprise from Ms. Strauss...”

Such as...?


17 posted on 07/07/2020 10:35:23 AM PDT by MplsSteve
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