To Flee Or Not To Flee, That Is His Question … @jasonouttathehouse

a piece that needs to be read (and shared) from Friday’s dailykos

Why Is Chaffetz Resigning? It Will All Come Out in the Laundering

by Mopshell

Soon we hope to bid a gleeful farewell to Jason Chaffetz (R-Disgraced). To say that he’ll be leaving under a cloud would be to understate the case. He’s in trouble with both his religion and the Law which is quite an accomplishment for a mediocre House republican.

Let’s first take a quick look at the highlights dim bulbs of his adulterated career.

Jason Chaffetz was a member of Darrell Issa’s Oversight Committee investigating fundraising off the Benghazi tragedy. When Issa’s four years of failures were up, Chaffetz was chosen to take on the chairmanship.  He’d learned well from Issa and proceeded to follow in his predecessor’s missteps.

That he’s more conceited than competent was immediately apparent but he failed to draw much attention to himself until the Comey letter broke the surface of already turbulent waters. Of course it’s protocol that communiqués from the Intelligence agencies are kept confidential but Chaffetz was oblivious to nitpicky details like guidelines or rules.  He was far too intoxicated with a vision of the harm he could do to opposition candidate Hillary Clinton if he spun this the right(wing) way.

Thus, before any other members of the committee had seen the FBI email, Chaffetz went public and concocted a monstrous lie: he falsely declared that the FBI had reopened the Clinton email case. Comey did put the record straight but the media preferred the lie.

Though most Democrats seemed to focus exclusively on Comey’s appearance, some of us never forgot the malicious role Chaffetz had played. Within a week, several complaints were filed against him with the Office of Congressional Ethics (OCE). That was why, on the eve of the first day of the 115th Congress, the all-republican Rules Committee tried to quietly do away with the OCE. The NY Times reported:

WASHINGTON — House Republicans, overriding their top leaders, voted on Monday to significantly curtail the power of an independent ethics office set up in 2008 in the aftermath of corruption scandals that sent three members of Congress to jail.

The move to effectively kill the Office of Congressional Ethics was not made public until late Monday, when Representative Robert W. Goodlatte, Republican of Virginia and chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, announced that the House Republican Conference had approved the change. There was no advance notice or debate on the measure.

Due to an overwhelming outcry, they didn’t succeed. Desperate to escape the penalties for his ethics violations, Chaffetz scheduled his Oversight Committee to begin the new session by looking into ways of hamstringing the OCE. He at least managed to slow them down. We won’t know until an actual budget is written, but it’s probable that the republican House will attempt to severely restrict the OCE’s funding as soon as they can. 

However, those measures can no longer help the beleaguered Chaffetz. Turns out his ethics violations expanded to fill his rather large capacity for wrongdoing. 

What do Claude Taylor’s sources have to say? They should be well-placed to know what’s going on. After all, Claude worked on both of Bill Clinton’s presidential campaigns plus eight years in Clinton’s White House. He’s now a travelling photographer with expanded contacts among journalists and those working in and around the Capitol Building.

So, tell us what you’ve heard. 

1

Now that’s not going to go down well in Utah, Jason, not to mention the grief you’ll be causing your wife, Julie. 

Yet this isn’t reason enough to pre-announce your resignation, especially so early in a new congressional session. Other politicians have been caught in affairs and worse but have remained in their seats and even been re-elected. So what gives?

2

Uh huh. We don’t believe this is a family issue either because that excuse just doesn’t align with the fact of his impending resignation let alone its unseemly haste. 

3

The shorter the time between the announcement and actual resignation is inversely proportional to the seriousness of the crime, or in this case: sins and crimes. So what else are your sources telling you, Claude?

4

Oh now that is not something either the FBI or your Utahan constituents are likely to overlook, Jason. Moreover you were warned. FBI Director Comey did say in an open House Intelligence Committee hearing, that he was investigating Russian ties to Trump and co. You should’ve realised that, having crossed Comey by publicizing and lying about his letter, he would take this opportunity to scrutinize you very closely. It appears you did not disappoint.

5

The missing word at the end of the second tweet is “him”. It appears at the beginning of the following tweet which goes on to add: “Some of his current staffers may be implicated.” Was that why the former staffer (mentioned in the first of @daveberstein’s tweets) left Chaffetz’s employ? 

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Panic seems the appropriate mode for his office staff at this point, especially with the boss about to desert them so soon and under such scandalous circumstances. 

***

To recap so far: Chaffetz has, for some time, been under investigation for campaign finance fraud and he’s been indulging in a long-time affair which allegedly the Russians have used to blackmail him.

The Russians call this kompromat. Translation: compromising material.

Whaaaat? Wait a cotton-pickin’ minute… what was it he was doing for the Russians? We haven’t covered that yet.

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Chaffetz took a $10 million “donation” from Trump the same day he leaked and lied about the Comey letter? This is highly suspicious. Was it a pay-off or something else? 

7

Now I do appreciate that many people here are dismissive of Louise Mensch but she has been proven right quite spectacularly — her revelations regarding FISA warrants relating to Trump and his associates have since been proven correct in reports now carried by mainstream media. She was certainly a week ahead of everyone else with regard to Chaffetz’s potential legal problems — check the date on this tweet:

8

Time will tell for certain but the view from this present position favors her sources being reliable — of being right about the kompromat — and there’s a high probability she’s right about the money laundering too.

As Dr Dena Grayson notes, the laundering of Russian money does make a great deal of sense. Why? Because just a few days ago there was a lot of chatter about an audio tape the FBI took into evidence. This pre-election tape purports to be a recording of Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell discussing how best to wash Russian money through House and senate campaigns via dark money superPACs. Paul Ryan’s name has already been linked with the Russian hacking of voter data from swing states so money laundering on behalf of the Russians is not a big leap from there and would be entirely in character for both men. Certainly both were desperate to hold onto the power they knew was slipping through their fingers so both would have grabbed at any opportunity for big money assistance without caring much where it came from.

Mensch, a steadfast conservative, is confronting very uncomfortable revelations right now yet, in complete accord with the principles of the Resistance, she is nevertheless persisting and not excusing nor apologizing for corruption in the republican party. For example this tweet:

9

Because if the bank has a Wall Street branch (and it probably does), then AG Schneiderman can lay state charges against these corrupt congressmen which means Trump will not be able to pardon his NY-indicted comrades-in-crime. 

There will, of course, still be federal crimes to answer. Yet another on the charge sheet is very likely to be this:

10

Scott Dworkin knows this is true because he filed these complaints himself on behalf of the Democratic Coalition of which he is a co-founder. He would not take such an action lightly. Such complaints cannot be filed on the flimsy basis of mere rumor; they must be accompanied by substantial information and data. 

So what is a felonious, about-to-be-ex-congressman to do — apart from vehemently denying any possibility of scandal?

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That would explain his abrupt decision to resign. Any advice?

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That’s very sound advice. I imagine his lawyers are already taking this line with him. 

As for his own explanation, Chaffetz was pathetically disappointing. With a distinct lack of imagination and an overdose of predictability, he trotted out ye ole cliché

[I]n an interview with Utah’s KSL talk radio Wednesday, he said his decision was motivated primarily by a desire to spend more time with his family.

Fortunately, Claude Taylor was available to make the necessary tongue-in-cheek correction — 

12

Ah yes, I expect he’ll be getting to know them very well indeed. 

Friday, Apr 21, 2017 · Mopshell

Shoutout to our own drkathie (@kathieallenmd on Twitter) who will be running for this seat in the special election: Chaffetz doesn’t want to do his job but I will.


For further real AND reliable investigative reporting please click the Sarah Kendzior, Scott Dworkin and Corrupt AF links on the right hand side of this page … these people are doing solid, reliable, trustworthy and detailed reporting on these subjects … and they are fucking brave too in a time when that’s getting harder to be, so support/link/follow/read their work please …

also …
Intel community chatter: Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell caught red handed in Trump-Russia scandal

BREAKING: Paul Ryan and Mitch McConnell Both Received Campaign Money From Russia

They Lied: McConnell And Ryan Just Blocked Expanded Russia Probe To Shield Trump From Impeachment

More Republicans Caught Colluding With Russia – Guess Who This Time?

I can’t wait for the perp walks, these fuckers will look great in orange …

Great Friend Of Mine

The president concluded his remarks with “Chef Boyardee, another good friend of mine. Great, great chef. Mama Celeste. Incredible pizzas. Father Guido Sarducci … such a good friend, such a good friend. And the Mario Brothers, amazing family plumbing business, small business winners for sure. Bigly successful!  And Donatello. Raphael. Michelangelo. Leonardo. Culinary revolutionaries. Would not have known about pizza if it wasn’t for them. I know all the best people, don’t I? I love Italians. I Love ’em so much. Did I mention that I won the election. Even the Italians said I couldn’t win, but I did. Bigly. And the Italians, who I love, I really love those guys … even they voted for Trump. Well, I gotta run, Frederick Douglas and I are headed over to Donatello’s Pizzeria for a slice.”

Also worth the read: The 10 Early Signs of Alzheimer’s Disease

Breaking: New Cast Announced

The cast of this season’s ‘Dancing With The Stars – The Seeking Relevance Edition’ has been announced.

also expected to appear along side Kid Rock, Ted ‘she said she was 16!’ Nugent and Sarah the Klondike Kardashian will be Scott ‘Who?’ Baio, Kirk ‘really, I’m NOT gay” Cameron, Gary Busey (Eric Trump’s actual father-hey check the teeth on these fuckers), Toby ‘kill “em all’ Keith, Anne ‘It’s NOT an Adam’s apple’ Coulter and Charlie Daniels (yep, he’s gunna play that fucking song again). Also, expect a surprise appearance by Clint Eastwood’s chair. The show will be hosted by Billo the clown O’Really, and produced by Hannity the manatee.

 

Once A D-Bag, Always … D-bag of the Week

dbag of the week award by hip is everything

Because the douchebaggery has not abated in any way since our last d-bag award, and all the sliminess and slithering that passes for sentient behavior in the so-called corridors of power still seem to be as rampant as ever, it must be time to single out our d-bag of the week … and, as all good deeds truly deserve some kind of reward, it’s that time again. And (insert favorite deity here) knows, we certainly did have another week chock bloody full of scheming, lying politicians, incoherent, ass kissing, dog whistle blowing, incessantly blathering, windbag broadcasters, greedy, glamour glomming grifters and pointless, prevaricating and pontificating pricks. So, it’s time to answer the question that is on everyone’s mind. Just who took their act to the lowest of the low, the worst of the worst, the slimiest of the slimy, the doucheyist of the douchey? … are those even freakin’ words? … they are now i guess.
Who was the king or queen of douchebaggery in the last seven days?
Who was the grandest douche rocket of the bunch?
It was, as always, a week that was, full of some of the slimiest, sleaziest, slithering, scuzzball serpents the world of poll pandering, petulant and pithy partisan politics, fanatical, frenzied, far fetched faith freaks, and the exorbitant, exaggerated and exuberant elitist acquisitiveness, avarice and avidity that the preening power pricks(aka politics, religion and corporatocracy) has to offer. And this week was as bad as every other lately, the norm these days it seems, with more than it’s fair share of despicable, degenerate douche bag dancing, misogynistic, mean-minded and mendacious maneuvers, slimy, sickening, sleaze-ball slithering, repugnant, reprehensible, repulsive and revolting rantings and railings, and an out and out torrent of treasonous talk and treacherous temper tantrums.
Especially by the so-called “family values” gang over on the right and their bat shit crazy, bullshit bellowing, ideologically inane, greedy and groveling, greasy grifters and their prevaricating, petulant, pompous and pointlessly pious proponents. In the end, as we always do, we found our winner. And a rather deserving one, if I do say so myself.
And even though this week’s douche-off was not without a copiously crammed cornucopia of conniving, classless, clueless, crass and cretinous challengers to that majestic mantle of  mediocrity, mendacity, meandering mindlessness and missteps we like to call the ‘d-bag of the week’, we do have a distinct winner.
And who is the doucheyist of ‘em all this week?
Who took their doucherocketry to dizzying new heights, surpassing all the grease and sleeze that was raining down all around them over on Doucheville Isle?
The envelope please … 

Our winner … of  the always deserved … rarely accepted …
dbag of the week tag by hip is everything

is ……….

drum roll ……….

STEVE ‘White Power to the people’ KING (R-IA) …

Renowned d-bag low-life, racist prick and all around POS supreme Steve King (R – IA) once again showed his true colors (white only!) when he “poured a cold one” to celebrate U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s deportation of an undocumented immigrant who was legally protected under the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA) program. USA Today reported on Wednesday that in February, federal agents deported Manuel Montes despite his active DACA status.
Montes, who is 23 years old, was brought to the United States at age 9. He has lived in the country since and received deportation protections twice under the program, per USA Today. According to the report, federal agents refused to let him retrieve his ID or prove his status and deported Montes within hours of approaching him.

Welcome to Trump’s America.

also worth the read …
Not Trying To Hide It: Steve King Embraces His Inner Nazi

and who could forget these timeless ‘classics’ by Little Stevie Blunder …

Rep. Steve King Compares Immigrants To Dogs

Ivanka’s Notes for the Babysitter

lols from the newyorker.com site …

Ivanka’s Notes for the Babysitter

By Ellis Weiner

Hi Sarah,

First of all, Jared and I can’t tell you how grateful we are that you were available to babysit for us tonight on such short notice. When Alexandra called in sick and recommended you, we knew you’d be super. Jared is very honored to be receiving this year’s Friend of Friends of the Enemies of Israel’s Enemies Award, and would have been devastated if I couldn’t attend the banquet with him.

There are just a few key things to know:

My daughter is five, and should go to bed at eight-thirty. She can watch a half hour of TV beforehand, but that’s it. And you have to watch her to make sure that she actually brushes her teeth.

The three-and-a-half-year-old will go down pretty easily around seven. If he asks for Cheerios be sure to give him the plain kind, and not the apple-cinnamon ones—those are for his grandfather.

For the youngest, I’ve left a bottle of formula in the fridge, but be sure to warm it up (test it on your wrist before you give it to him). Diapers and wipes are in his room.

Donald is seventy. His normal bedtime is two or three in the morning, but don’t worry, we’ll definitely be back by then. He can watch Fox News as much as he wants. If he starts yelling at it (smh), just ignore him. The kids are used to it and their rooms are soundproofed.

But here’s the most important thing: There is to be NO TWEETING AFTER 9 P.M. When you tell him that, he’ll yell stuff like “People have said that I’m a tremendous tweeter!”; “It’s only eight—all the clocks are fake!”; and “I’m not tweeting, I’m sending a text message to 26.4 million people!” Don’t bother arguing. Just make him hand over his phone. If he whines that “you’re being very unfair,” remind him that if I find out he’s been bad he’ll be sorry.

Sometimes, while he watches Fox News, he has “really brilliant ideas,” and he thinks he can just command you to execute them. Three weeks ago, he told Alexandra—in a single night—to “order a team of skywriters to write ‘ISLAM SUCKS’ above Kabul”; to “use eminent domain to have the government take over Hollywood”; to “have the Pentagon require all U.S. servicemen to wear Trump ties and Trump combat boots”; and to “get Eric started on a Trump combat-boot line.” Alex promised she’d look into it in the morning. Of course, by then he’d totally forgotten about everything :-)

If Donald’s friend Steve calls, tell him to call back tomorrow. If Steve says that it’s urgent and concerns dismantling the administrative state, preëmpting the deep state, or hollowing out the State Department, tell him to call their friend Reince.

Kind of important: make sure that Donald reads the thirty-two-page brief “Ecosystem Breakdown and Habitat Collapse Due to Saline Incursion in Southeastern Everglades” (or at least the important parts, which I’ve highlighted) and the Fed’s “Thirty-Year Projection of M-1 Growth.” If he says he’s already read them—which he will, but he hasn’t—tell him that if he skims them one more time he can play Legend of Zelda for an extra hour and have a Nutty Buddy. They’re in the freezer. BUT JUST ONE.

We should be back around one or one-thirty. If Donald says that he wants to go out and “have some laughs,” remind him that he has a busy day tomorrow: meeting with the Ethiopian Ambassador, trying to fire the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and pitching “Live from the Oval Office” to ABC.

Thanks a ton, Sarah! If you get hungry, help yourself to anything you want to (but, whatever you do, don’t let him see you eating his Nutty Buddies).

XOXO,
Ivanka

Heir Force One

The Trumpster-fire P.R. team made sure to get this shot out there so the peeps in the red hats can feel all warm and fuzzy and believe that La Grande Orange is all tough and army like …<cough>

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and then Twitter showed up and re-captioned it …

You’re In Armani Now
U.S. Heir Force
Private Lee Owned
Banana Republicans
Operation Desert Nordstrom
Full Metal Blazer
Operation Dessert Spoon
Saving Private Ryan Care
Charge of the Light Weight Brigade
Band of Brooks Brothers
Saving Private Equity
Muslim Ray-Ban
Full Mental Racket
The Fog of Dior
Major Dick
A Few Good Emolumen
White Cuck Down
From Here to Fraternity
Seal Team Six Sigma
C.A.S.H
Less Than Less Than Zero
Commander in Pleats
J. Crews Missiles
Blazer Saddles
Kushner’s Last Stand
Apocketsquare Now
Bjorn on the 4th of July
The Jeer Hunter
The Charge of the White Brigade
Oliver Northface
Jared Head
Spas And Stripes
Flaks Fifth Avenue
Semper Finance
Good Morning, Boca Raton
Nothing Special Forces
Delta Farce
Fedora! Fedora! Fedora!
The Day of the Jackass   

Fuck You Mr. Petulant

So, Bad Touch Donnie went off last night doing his best “Hey everybody, look at me, it’s big dick swingin’ time kids!” routine. But I guess it makes sense to bomb an empty air base after everyone there had evacuated. Especially when your approval rating with the American public is dipping into the low 30% range, you can’t go outside because of all the booing and jeering, the media is finally onto your lies and obfuscation and there are several criminal investigations coming at you.
You can watch a little Faux News, read a little Hatebart.com crap, and then pretend you suddenly have empathy for the very “beautiful babies and children” you are desperately trying to ban from seeking asylum America. That way you can ‘send in the guns’ and look all tough and shit. All the while displaying an ignorance of the situation on the ground and grabbing a couple of ‘awesome and bigly’ photo-ops with what had to be the most awkward, stilted presser ever.
As for what really happened here, it seems pretty obvious. The Russia/Treason stuff is piling up fast and furious, the legislative agenda is pretty much a tire fire clusterfuck, the minions and suck-o-phants are dropping like flies and the Velveeta Raccoon needs a bigly distraction. Plus the asshat that is now Secretary of State and the wannabe Prez both said last week that “The Syrian people would decide their own future with regards to Assad, and like he would ya’ know, Assad took that to mean “go ahead, do as ya’ will buddy”. And, he did. Now suddenly after remaining silent for 9 previous chemical/gas attacks SINCE BLOTUS was sworn in, THIS was the time to go bombing for ratings.
As far as those “beautiful babies” Donnie maybe if they had been allowed to flee the mess that is Syria and go somewhere safe, like say, America, they would still be alive today. Oh no, wait, the BAN, how could I forget? Can’t have those ‘radical Islamic terrorists’ coming over here. And for the GOP and Trump to be blaming Obama on this one, when the GOP refused to allow him to strike Syria in 2013 and 2014, along with the dozen or so Tweets from the apricot asshole demanding that Obama stay out of Syria is beyond the pale. The stench of the GOP/Trump hypocrisy is thick and sickening on this one. As it usually is.
This attack did NOTHING to make anything any better. Anywhere. It was nothing but another failed attempt by the Liar in Chief to distract from all the treason and ineptitude that is the Trump presidency.
Fuck you Mr. Petulant, fuck you!

More here … Donald Trump’s Syria Airstrike Prompts Calls Of Hypocrisy As Refugee Ban Remains In Place

13 Weeks …

Wow … just, wow.

seriouslyIt’s official.
If there was ever ANY doubt left at all, it’s now safe to say that Gramps is suffering from pretty advanced dementia.
Either that or he’s an unfeeling, illiterate simpleton/sociopathic predator, with the attention span of a 4 year old on crack. Either way, this isn’t good.
Really … something is way, way mentally outta whack with this fucker.
Period.

“I think we’ve had one of the most successful 13 weeks in the history of the presidency.”

— President Trump, quoted by the Huffington Post.

D-Bag of the Week

dbag of the week award by hip is everything

Because the douchebaggery has not abated in any way since our last d-bag award, and all the sliminess and slithering that passes for sentient behavior in the so-called corridors of power still seem to be as rampant as ever, it must be time to single out our d-bag of the week … and, as all good deeds truly deserve some kind of reward, it’s that time again. And (insert favorite deity here) knows, we certainly did have another week chock bloody full of scheming, lying politicians, incoherent, ass kissing, dog whistle blowing, incessantly blathering, windbag broadcasters, greedy, glamour glomming grifters and pointless, prevaricating and pontificating pricks. So, it’s time to answer the question that is on everyone’s mind. Just who took their act to the lowest of the low, the worst of the worst, the slimiest of the slimy, the doucheyist of the douchey? … are those even freakin’ words? … they are now i guess.
Who was the king or queen of douchebaggery in the last seven days?
Who was the grandest douche rocket of the bunch?
It was, as always, a week that was, full of some of the slimiest, sleaziest, slithering, scuzzball serpents the world of poll pandering, petulant and pithy partisan politics, fanatical, frenzied, far fetched faith freaks, and the exorbitant, exaggerated and exuberant elitist acquisitiveness, avarice and avidity that the preening power pricks(aka politics, religion and corporatocracy) has to offer. And this week was as bad as every other lately, the norm these days it seems, with more than it’s fair share of despicable, degenerate douche bag dancing, misogynistic, mean-minded and mendacious maneuvers, slimy, sickening, sleaze-ball slithering, repugnant, reprehensible, repulsive and revolting rantings and railings, and an out and out torrent of treasonous talk and treacherous temper tantrums.
Especially by the so-called “family values” gang over on the right and their bat shit crazy, bullshit bellowing, ideologically inane, greedy and groveling, greasy grifters and their prevaricating, petulant, pompous and pointlessly pious proponents. In the end, as we always do, we found our winner. And a rather deserving one, if I do say so myself.
And even though this week’s douche-off was not without a copiously crammed cornucopia of conniving, classless, clueless, crass and cretinous challengers to that majestic mantle of  mediocrity, mendacity, meandering mindlessness and missteps we like to call the ‘d-bag of the week’, we do have a distinct winner.
And who is the doucheyist of ‘em all this week?
Who took their doucherocketry to dizzying new heights, surpassing all the grease and sleeze that was raining down all around them over on Doucheville Isle?
The envelope please … 

Our winner … of  the always deserved … rarely accepted …
dbag of the week tag by hip is everything

is ……….

drum roll ……….

yup, you guessed it kids, once again, it’s …
the Petulant of the United States,
BLOTUS himself,
The Pussy Grabber In Chief!,
BAD TOUCH DONNIE

I really was gunna award this week’s trophy to Billo the Clown for his role in MULTIPLE sexual assault allegations/settlements/accusations, but then, at the very last moment, never ever wanting anyone else to grab the spotlight, for any reason, along comes the Velveeta Raccoon and he drops this shit on the table …  TINY HANDS ON A  BIG ORANGE A-HOLE FTW!

Trump says sexual harassment allegations against Bill O’Reilly are all lies
Happy National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month!

In a new interview with the so-called “failing” New York Times, President Trump came to the defense of Fox News host Bill O’Reilly. According to an investigation by the Times, Fox News and O’Reilly have paid at least five women a total of about $13 million to quell sexual harassment claims. Though dozens of advertisers have abandoned the his show over the claims, Trump apparently has his back.

“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Trump told the Times. O’Reilly has interviewed Trump many times over the years. The President went on to say, “I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally I think he shouldn’t have settled. Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”
There are two ways to interpret Trump’s comments that he didn’t do anything “wrong” — and neither of them is good. It could be that Trump honestly thinks O’Reilly didn’t sexually harass the women, which inherently means that the women are all liars trying to exploit him and the network for money.
This would be in line with Trump’s own rejection of all of the sexual harassment and assault allegations against him. Trump has repeatedly insisted the woman making accusations against him are liars. He notably suggested they were all too ugly for him to have pursued.
O’Reilly isn’t even the first other person Trump has defended from sexual harassment charges. Last summer, he also came to the defense of former Fox News chairman Roger Ailes, who had also been accused by several different women. Using almost identical language as he did with O’Reilly, Trump called Ailes “a friend of mine” and a “very, very good person” and claimed that Ailes had “helped” the women accusing him. It was the allegations against Ailes that prompted Fox News to conduct the internal investigation that led to O’Reilly’s two recent settlements.
When Trump said O’Reilly didn’t do “anything wrong,” he could have also just meant that O’Reilly did do what he was accused of, but that behavior was perfectly acceptable. In other words, it could mean Trump believes it’s fine to hold back women’s careers if they don’t perform sexual favors — and that a court of law would agree with him.
And of course, it’s possible that Trump believes both of those interpretations: that O’Reilly didn’t do anything he was accused of but that even if he had, there’d be nothing wrong with it.       from Think Progress

What really sewed up the award for the Apricot Asshole though was the fact that last Friday, Trump officially declared April to be National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

BAD TOUCH DONNIE … 

YOU are this week’s douche bag of the week!
hip is everything salute

Gratz, ya’ clueless, small dicked grifter …

P.S. Donnie, ya’ really need to take a break with all this shit … there are so many other really deserving d-bag award winners in the wings out there, and yer’ hogging all the limelight … I mean, if you keep up this pace, people may start to forget what d-bags Snitch McConnell, Lyin’ Ryan, Ted “the Canuck” Cruz, Hannity the Manatee, Laura Ingrate, Greta Van Cesspool, Ann the man Coulter, Peter “thighs like fucking melons” King, Alex “the chem-trail huffer” Jones, Mikey “He seems really gay to me bois” Pence, Jefferson Beauregard Sessions, Kellyanne the Cons Way, Steve “Whitey” Bannon, The Two Pats, Robertson and Buchanan, and a host of other sleaze and miscreants we affectionately like to call the GOP are.**

And ya’ know,  we really did have some close also-rans and d-bag wannabes with:
Alex Jones: Trump May Have To Nuke China
Michele Bachmann: The Left Is Helping The Antichrist Come To Power
Bachmann: Halal Food Options A Sign Of Sharia Law 
Mary Colbert: God Will Curse Trump’s Opponents And Their Children And Grandchildren
and my personal fave …
Pat Robertson: I Have Been ‘Dominated’ By ‘Homosexuals’, which is fine, it is 2017 after all, and everybody is entitled to do who they wish, in the way they see fit.  I’m just not sure Pat wanted to let EVERYONE know what he’s been up to on his weekends …
(ha-haaaa, good luck getting that picture outta yer’ head now) 

see also:
Seriously????
Seriously???? … UPDATE

** the doucherocketry is strong with these ones …

Oops!

It should be noted that the Times fessed up to the error and quickly corrected it ― something the president seems incapable of doing when he makes a whopper.

Not to make excuses for the Times, but the mistake brings up some tasteless and bizarre things the president has said about his daughter. For instance, when he appeared on “The View” back in 2006, he said, “If Ivanka weren’t my daughter, perhaps I’d be dating her.”

Then there was the 2013 episode of “The Wendy Williams Show,” when father and daughter were asked what they had in common.

Ivanka: “Either real estate or golf.”

Trump: “Well, I was going to say sex.”

Last October, Ivanka Trump liked a tweet by HuffPost Politics promoting a story headlined, “Donald Trump: Sure, Call My Daughter A ‘Piece Of Ass’”

Seriously???? … UPDATE

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BREAKING: Pussy Grabbing D-Bag Comes To The Defense of Deviant Dirt Bag

Donald Trump Kicks Off Sexual Assault Awareness Month By Defending Bill O’Reilly

The president said the Fox News host “shouldn’t have settled” in lawsuits accusing O’Reilly of sexual harassment.

President Donald Trump said he doesn’t think Fox News host Bill O’Reilly, who has been accused of sexual harassment by several women, did anything wrong.

In an interview with The New York Times on Wednesday, Trump defended O’Reilly after the Times reported that O’Reilly or Fox News paid five women a total of about $13 million to settle claims of sexual harassment or inappropriate behavior over the years.

“I think he’s a person I know well — he is a good person,” Trump said on Wednesday.

“I think he shouldn’t have settled; personally, I think he shouldn’t have settled,” Trump added. “Because you should have taken it all the way. I don’t think Bill did anything wrong.”

O’Reilly has so far stayed silent on the scandal, despite losing at least 15 advertisers for “The O’Reilly Factor,” his primetime Fox News show.

Trump’s comments echo statements he made about former Fox News chief Roger Ailes in July 2016, amid another sexual harassment scandal at the network. Trump claimed Ailes’ accusers had received help from Ailes and then said “these horrible things about him.”

“It’s very sad. Because he’s a very good person. I’ve always found him to be just a very, very good person. And by the way, a very, very talented person. Look what he’s done. So I feel very badly,” Trump told NBC.

More than a dozen women have accused Trump himself of sexual assault. Trump called them liars and threatened to sue them after the 2016 presidential election ended, but so far has taken no legal action.

The Washington Post unearthed a video in October of Trump claiming he can grab women “by the pussy” because he is a celebrity. He dismissed the comment, which was made in 2005, as “locker room talk.”

Last week, Trump declared April National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.  

Read more at The New York Times.

 

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