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October 28, 2016

Presidential Candidate a P*Grabber and a Justice Who is an A*Grabber

 Clarence Thomas describes how big it was

An Alaska lawyer has accused Justice Clarence Thomas of groping her at a dinner party in 1999, a claim that Justice Thomas called “preposterous.”

The lawyer, Moira Smith, who was a 23-year-old Truman Foundation scholar at the time, told The National Law Journal that Justice Thomas had “sort of cupped his hand around my butt and pulled me pretty close to him” as she was making final preparations for the party, in a Washington suburb.

Justice Thomas, continuing to squeeze her buttocks, urged her to sit next to him at the dinner, Ms. Smith said. She declined. He asked if she was sure, Ms. Smith recalled. “I said yes, and that was the end of it,” she said.

Through a court spokeswoman, Justice Thomas told The National Law Journal that the episode “never happened.” The spokeswoman, Kathleen L. Arberg, said she had nothing to add to that statement.

Justice Thomas, 68, took his seat on the court 25 years ago after a searing confirmation battle that also featured accusations of sexual harassment.

Ms. Smith, who is now general counsel of Enstar Natural Gas, declined a request for an interview. But in a statement, she said that while she had felt powerless at the time of the groping, “17 years later, it is clear that sexual harassment, misconduct and assault continue to be pervasive, having an impact on all women.” She added, “I choose to speak out now in the hope that this will change.”

In the National Law Journal article, Ms. Smith said her public accusation was prompted by the disclosure this month of a 2005 recording in which Donald J. Trump boasted about kissing women without their consent and groping them.

She said she might have been flattered by the attention of a Supreme Court justice had he not been so aggressive. “But it felt somewhat menacing, and I felt vulnerable,” she told Marcia Coyle, a reporter.

Three of Ms. Smith’s former housemates and her ex-husband said Ms. Smith had told them about the episode soon after it happened, according to The National Law Journal. But several guests at the dinner — held by the head of the Truman Foundation, which awards scholarships to young people who plan to pursue a career in public service — said they had no recollection of any inappropriate behavior. 

In Justice Thomas’s confirmation hearing in 1991, Anita Hill, a law professor who had worked for Justice Thomas before he became a judge, said he had tried to date her, used sexual innuendo and described pornographic movies in vivid detail.

Justice Thomas, then a federal appeals court judge, responded to the accusations with fury. “This is a circus,” he said. “It’s a national disgrace. And from my standpoint, as a black American, it is a high-tech lynching.”

The new accusation is not plausible, said Carrie Severino, a former law clerk to Justice Thomas.

“A justice of the U.S. Supreme Court was the guest of honor at a tiny event, surely attracting the sort of swarm the justices tend to attract, yet not a single witness can corroborate Smith’s outlandish story,” Ms. Severino said.

Mark Paoletta, who worked in the White House Counsel’s Office during Justice Thomas’s confirmation hearings, said the accusations were motivated by politics.

“Justice Thomas has hired more than 30 women law clerks over the years, has worked closely with them day in and day out, and none of them has ever accused him of any inappropriate conduct,” he said. “In fact, they hold him in the highest regard. I do not consider it a coincidence that this Democratic smear on Justice Thomas comes as he celebrates 25 years on the court, and in the heat of a presidential election.”

On Wednesday, after hearing of Ms. Smith’s accusations but before they were made public, Justice Thomas was interviewed at the Heritage Foundation. He was generally upbeat and expansive, but he turned serious when asked about his confirmation hearings.

“I think that we have decided that rather than confront the disagreements and the differences of opinion, we’ll simply annihilate the person who disagrees with us,” he said. “I don’t think that’s going to work in a republic, in a civil society.”

By Adam Liptak [Twitter @adamliptak.]

October 21, 2016

Do Sexual Predators start at pre-Puberty? This one Did

 We see a big shadow but we don’t know the sex or age of the  predator in this illustration. Keeping in m ind that rape is not about sex but about gratification through power. So much study is needed on this field. Because of hush hush attitudes towards sex, this has kept crimes attached to it also in the hush. Close attitudes toward sex and sexual attractions incubate not only misinformation but also diseases and crimes. What victim is going to talk about their experience if they are ashamed? In the story below we have a nine year old that was repeatedly violated yet he kept quiet and in contact with the aggressor.  [adamfoxie]

A boy who was 11 when he raped a nine-year-old searched the internet for "gay rape", "gay porn" and "gay rape porn", a court has heard.
Now aged 13, the boy also sexually assaulted two other boys aged seven and 11.
A judge told the youngster he was concerned he "may have been affected by material available to you [online]".
The boy, from Blackpool, was given a four-year sentence at Preston Crown Court.
Judge Mark Brown said the boy, who earlier pleaded guilty to rape and sexual assault, would have received a considerably longer sentence if he had been an adult.
He said the boy was not "experimenting sexually" but rather was "obtaining sexual gratification or pleasure" by assaulting the children.
The nine-year-old victim had been sexually assaulted in his bedroom "on a number of occasions over a period of some time" and rapes had also taken place, the court was told.
Judge Brown told the boy it was "a terrible and dreadful thing you did to him and I hope you appreciate it should never have happened."

'Desire outweighed remorse'

The court was told that while on bail, the boy had committed another assault.
The court heard that a pre-sentence report indicated the boy was a "high" risk for committing further offences and he would be subject to notification requirements under the Sexual Offences Act upon release.
Virginia Hayton, defending, said her client "clearly needs help and support" but had been using his time in custody productively.
She said there were "concerns about his upbringing" but conceded he was aware of his actions and his "desire outweighed the knowledge and remorse of what he was doing".
Judge Brown said he would be "failing" in his "public duty" if he did not send the boy into custody for his "terrible crimes" but hoped people would understand he must have regard for the boy's future and welfare.
"I must have in mind all that I know about you - your capabilities as a young person, and in particular your future, your welfare and the prospects of reform and rehabilitation", he said.

October 15, 2016

Biden on B.Clinton: “He’s Paid” Unlike Trump

Bill Clinton’s sexual improprieties shouldn’t matter in this election because the former president has already “paid the price,” Vice President Joe Biden said Friday.

Throughout his campaign, Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump has broached Clinton’s infidelities in attacks on Hillary Clinton, even going so far as to host a pre-debate discussion with some of Bill Clinton’s accusers, whom he also invited to attend last Sunday’s presidential debate.
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“No, it shouldn’t matter,” Biden told NBC’s Chuck Todd in an excerpt of a “Meet the Press” interview.

“Look, I can’t make any excuses for Bill Clinton’s conduct, and I wouldn’t attempt to make any excuses for the conduct,” Biden continued. “But he paid the price for it. He paid the price. He was impeached, and he was — he expressed his deep sorrow and acknowledged what he did.”
But Trump, Biden said, has conceded that he’s been a sexual predator who’s abused his power — though in Sunday’s debate Trump maintained that his lewd rhetoric only consisted of words and no action. Even so, three women accused Trump this week of having either forcibly kissed them or groped them, allegations the GOP nominee vigorously denied Thursday and has claimed to show evidence “very soon" to debunk those accusations.

“This guy, as I said, has acknowledged that he has been a sexual predator,” Biden said of Trump. “He’s acknowledged that he’s abused his power. And, as I said, the textbook definition of what constitutes sexual assault.”

Trump threatened this week to continue slinging mud at the Clintons if more damaging videos like the 2005 “Access Hollywood” clip of the real estate mogul boasting about forcibly kissing and groping women with impunity because of his celebrity surface.

“If they wanna release more tapes saying inappropriate things, we’ll continue to talk about Bill and Hillary Clinton doing inappropriate things,” Trump warned at a Pennsylvania rally Monday. “There are so many of them, folks.”

October 14, 2016

10 Donald Trump Accusers “The Groper”

All of Donald Trump’s Accusers: A Timeline of Every Alleged Grope and Assault

At least 10 women, including his first wife, have accused Donald Trump of forcibly kissing, inappropriately touching or looking at them or worse. 

In the days since a video emerged showing Donald Trump bragging about his ability to get away with sexually assault, several women have stepped forward to allege the Republican presidential nominee touched them inappropriately. Together, their allegations amount to a substantial list of alleged sexual harassment and assault dating back to the early 1980s. Trump has denied every allegation against him. 
Early 1980s: Jessica Leeds claims she was groped on a flight: Leeds, now 74, told The New York Times on Wednesday that shortly after her flight took off to New York, over three decades ago, Trump raised the armrest separating them and grabbed her breasts and tried to put his hands up her skirt. “He was like an octopus,” she said. “His hands were everywhere.” TY
1989: Ivana Trump, his first wife, claims that she felt “violated” during sex: As The Daily Beast reported last year, Ivana Trump said in a court deposition about their divorce that he “violated” her during sex following a violent attack. Ivana reportedly described the incident as “rape” to several confidantes. She later said she wouldn’t describe the act as rape in a “criminal sense,” adding: “As a woman, I felt violated, as the love and tenderness, which he normally exhibited towards me, was absent. I referred to this as a ‘rape,’ but I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense.”  

Early 1990s: Kristin Anderson claims he touched her genitals: The Washington Post reported on Friday that Anderson was at The China Club in Manhattan when Trump, without introducing himself or speaking to her, reached his hand up her skirt while they were seated. "This is the vivid part for me: The person on my right, unbeknownst to me was Donald Trump, put their hands up my skirt. He did touch my vagina through my underwear, absolutely." At the time, Anderson got up and told her friends but did nothing about the incident. She added that, over the years, her opinion has changed: "It's actually not nothing, and it really sends an awful message to women that they are nothing." The bus tape was “nauseating” to Anderson and that the story of Trump allegedly groping a woman on an airplane motivated her to come forward to "back these girls up."  

1993: Makeup artist Jill Harth accuses Trump of attempted rape: Harth alleged in a Guardian interview that Trump had cornered her and groped her in his daughter Ivanka’s bedroom. “He pushed me up against the wall, and had his hands all over me and tried to get up my dress again,” Harth told The Guardian, “and I had to physically say: ‘What are you doing? Stop it.’ It was a shocking thing to have him do this because he knew I was with George [Harth’s boyfriend at the time], he knew they were in the next room. And how could he be doing this when I’m there for business.

1997: Miss Teen USA contestants say Trump walked in on underage girls dressing backstage: Four women who competed in the contest alleged to BuzzFeed News that Trump walked into the dressing room while they were changing. Tasha Dixon, who competed as Miss USA Arizona—not in the teen competition—in 2001 said: “He just came strolling right in. There was no second to put a robe on or any sort of clothing or anything. Some girls were topless. Other girls were naked.” Some of the contestants in Miss Teen USA were as young as 15. “Don’t worry, ladies, I’ve seen it all before,” Trump allegedly said.
Trump would later admit that he did these sorts of things during an appearance on Howard Stern’s radio show.
1997: Temple Taggart McDowell said Trump Kissed Her Without Her Consent: As a 21-year-old Miss USA contestant, Temple Taggart McDowell was introduced to Trump during a pageant rehearsal in Shreveport, Louisiana. She says Trump embraced her and then immediately kissed her. “He kissed me directly on the lips. I thought, ‘Oh my God, gross.’ she told The New York Times. “He was married to Marla Maples at the time. I think there were a few other girls that he kissed on the mouth. I was like ‘Wow, that’s inappropriate.’” 

2003: Mindy McGillivray claims he groped her at Mar-a-Lago: The woman, then 23, told the Palm Beach Post on Wednesday: “All of a sudden I felt a grab, a little nudge. I think it’s Ken’s camera bag, that was my first instinct. I turn around and there’s Donald. He sort of looked away quickly.” McGillivray said she recalls telling the photographer, Ken Davidoff, “Donald just grabbed my ass.” 
2005: Rachel Crooks said he forcibly kissed her at Trump Tower: Crooks, who was working at the real-estate company Bayrock Group at Trump Tower, told The New York Times on Wednesday that after a handshake, Trump began kissing her on the cheeks and then directly on the mouth. “It was so inappropriate,” Crooks said. “I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that.” 

2005: Trump admits he looks at naked beauty-pageant contestants: During one of his many appearances on the Howard Stern show, CNN reported Trump said he would go backstage while women were dressing for his Miss USA and Miss Universe pageants. “Well, I’ll tell you the funniest is that before a show, I’ll go backstage and everyone’s getting dressed, and everything else, and you know, no men are anywhere, and I’m allowed to go in because I’m the owner of the pageant and therefore I’m inspecting it,” Trump said. “You know, I’m inspecting because I want to make sure that everything is good.”  
2005: Trump brags he can get away with sexual assault: On a tour bus with Access Hollywood co-host Billy Bush, Trump claims on a hot-mic that his fame allows him to do almost anything to women. “You know I’m automatically attracted to beautiful women—I just start kissing them. It’s like a magnet. Just kiss. I don’t even wait,” he said on a video first obtained by The Washington Post. Trump explained: “And when you’re a star, they let you do it. You can do anything... Grab them by the pussy.” During this exchange, Trump says he tried to have sex with Access Hollywood’s Nancy O’Dell. Trump was already married to his third and current wife, Melania, who was pregnant with their son at the time.
2005: People reporter Natasha Stoynoff alleges Trump pushed her against a wall and forced a kiss on her: Stoynoff, who writes that she had a developed a friendly relationship with Trump and Melania while on the Trump beat for People, had come to Mar-A-Lago to report on the couple’s first wedding anniversary. When pregnant Melania went upstairs to change clothes, Stoynoff writes, Trump said he had a “tremendous” room to show her and led her into another room and shut the door. There, she writes, “within seconds, he was pushing me against the wall, and forcing his tongue down my throat.” The alleged incident ended when Trump’s butler entered the room to say Melania was on her way down. “You know we’re going to have an affair, don’t you?” Trump allegedly said when the butler left.
2010: Trump allegedly tries to kiss woman in a boardroom: CNN anchor Erin Burnett told a story relayed to her from a friend about Trump attempting an unprompted kiss. “Trump took Tic Tacs, suggested I take them also. He then leaned in, catching me off guard, and kissed me almost on lips. I was really freaked out,” Burnett quoted her friend as saying. Afterward, the friend said Trump told her how “special I am” and asked her to call him.
2013: Cassandra Searles alleges that Trump groped her: Cassandra Searles, a former Miss Washington who participated in the Miss USA contest while Trump was an owner, posted on Facebook saying, “he continually grabbed my ass and invited me to his hotel room,” reported Seattle’s KING-TV.
Hillary Clinton reacted to the latest allegations in a single tweet:
“We have to win this election”
The Daily Beast

October 13, 2016

Recent Sexual Allegations and Grouping of Women by Trump

Four Women Accuse Trump of Sexually Touching Them Years Apart


The New York Times quoted two women as describing public encounters during which Trump grabbed or kissed them inappropriately. 
Separately, the Palm Beach Post quoted a Palm Springs, Fla., woman as saying Trump groped her 13 years ago at Mar-a-Lago, his estate in Palm Beach. 
And a People magazine staff writer reported Wednesday that at Mar-a-Lago in 2005, Trump pushed her against a wall and was soon "forcing his tongue down my throat." 
Meanwhile, five former contestants in the Miss Teen USA pageant were quoted Wednesday as saying Trump deliberately walked in to dressing rooms while teenage contestants were naked in 1997 and 2001, when Trump owned the pageant.
Two other women came forward earlier this week to accuse Trump of similar behavior. 
The allegations are emerging in the final weeks of an unprecedented presidential campaign during which Trump has been beset by accusations that he has behaved insensitively toward woman for much of his adult life. 
NBC News has confirmed none of the allegations. 
Trump's presidential campaign denied the new accusations. It called The Times article "fiction" Wednesday night and specifically accused the newspaper of "coordinated character assassination" in an attempt to swing the race to his Democratic opponent, Hillary Clinton. 
Trump and his campaign have denied that he has ever behaved toward women in a way reflected in an 11-year-old video in which he was recorded bragging about having made sexually inappropriate advances to married women.  

Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump campaigns Wednesday in Ocala, Fla. Evan Vucci / AP

"When you're a star, they let you do it," Trump says in the 2005 video, which was recorded by "Access Hollywood" and obtained last week by NBC News and The Washington Post. 
In statements and in Sunday night's presidential debate, Trump characterized the remarks as "locker room" banter and said he never actually did what he boasted about. 
Here's who has brought accusations against Trump this week: 
* The Times quoted Jessica Leeds as saying Trump accosted her as they sat next to each other on a first-class airline flight more than 30 years ago. Trump, she said, lifted the armrest, grabbed her breasts and tried to put a hand up her skirt. 
"He was like an octopus. His hands were everywhere," The Times quoted Leeds as saying. 
* Rachel Crooks told The Times that in 2005, when she was a receptionist for a company with offices in Trump Tower in New York City, Trump approached her outside an elevator and began kissing her on the cheek and then "directly on the mouth." 
"It was so inappropriate," Crooks said, according to The Times. "I was so upset that he thought I was so insignificant that he could do that." 
The Times reported that Trump grew agitated when a reporter called him for comment. "None of this ever took place," he shouted, according to the newspaper, which said Trump accused it of making up the allegations to hurt him and threatened to file a lawsuit. 
* The Palm Beach Post reported that the 2003 Florida incident occurred during a performance at Mar-a-Lago by musician Ray Charles, when the woman, Mindy McGillivray, said she "felt a grab, a little nudge." 
"I turn around and there's Donald. He sort of looked away quickly. I quickly turned back, facing Ray Charles, and I'm stunned," McGillivray said, according to the newspaper. 
Asked whether it might have been an accident, she said no, the newspaper reported. 
"This was a pretty good nudge. More of a grab," it quoted her as saying. "It was pretty close to the center of my butt. I was startled. I jumped." 
* People magazine published an account by staff writer Natasha Stoynoff alleging that at Mar-a-Lago in 2005, when she was on what she called "the Trump beat," Trump shut the door behind her, push her against me and "forc[ed] his tongue down my throat." 
"Now, I'm a tall, strapping girl who grew up wrestling two giant brothers. I even once sparred with Mike Tyson. It takes a lot to push me," Stoynoff wrote. "But Trump is much bigger—a looming figure—and he was fast, taking me by surprise, and throwing me off balance. 
"I was stunned," she wrote. "And I was grateful when Trump's longtime butler burst into the room a minute later, as I tried to unpin myself." 
A spokesperson for Trump told People: "This never happened. There is no merit or veracity to this fictional story. Why wasn't this reported at the time? Mr. Trump was the biggest star on television and surely this would have been a far bigger scoop for People magazine. She alleges this took place in a public space with people around. This is nothing by politically motivated fictional pile-on." 
* The British newspaper The Guardian quoted a Miss USA 2001 contestant who didn't want to be identified as saying Trump deliberately walked in to a dressing room during a rehearsal at the pageant while she and another contestant were naked. Unlike the women quoted in the other articles, she did not accuse Trump of having touched anyone. 
* BuzzFeed quoted Mariah Billado, who represented Vermont, as saying Trump did the same thing during the 1997 pageant. It said three other contestants who asked not to be named verified Billado's account. 
BuzzFeed said 11 other contestants didn't recall seeing Trump in the dressing room, with some saying they didn't believe he could have been there. 
"These accusations have no merit and have already been disproven by many other individuals who were present," said Jessica Ditto, a spokeswoman for the Trump campaign. 
"When you see questionable attacks like this magically put out there in the final month of a presidential campaign, you have to ask yourself what the political motivations really are and why the media is pushing it," she said 
CBS Los Angeles quoted Tasha Dixon, who represented Arizona, as accusing Trump of similar behavior during the 2001 Miss USA pageant. 
Trump owned the pageant from 1996 to 2015. 
"I'm telling you Donald Trump owned the pageant for the reasons to utilize his power to get around beautiful women," Dixon told the station. "Who do you complain to? He owns the pageant. There's no one to complain to. Everyone there works for him." 
Earlier this year
* In May, Temple Taggart McDowell, who represented Utah, told The New York Times that Trump "kissed me directly on the lips" during the 1997 pageant. 
McDowell confirmed the account in an interview with NBC News on Wednesday night. 
"My dad was very confident, and he really admired Donald Trump, and so he went over and introduced himself first, and then he introduced me," McDowell said. "And it was at that time that he turned to me and embraced me and gave me a kiss on the lips. 
"And I remember being shocked, because I would have just thought to shake somebody's hand, but that was his first response with me," she said. "I remember feeling kind of embarrassed, like wanting to turn and bite my mouth, like, 'What just happened?'" 
In a statement, Trump said: "I don't know anything about her. I don't even know who she is. She claims this took place in a public area. I never kissed her. I emphatically deny this ridiculous claim." 
Jill Harth Houraney — filed a $125 million lawsuit against Trump alleging that at Mar-a-Lago in 1993, Trump "forcibly removed plaintiff to a bedroom, whereupon defendant subjected plaintiff to defendant's unwanted sexual advances, which included touching of plaintiff's private pars in an act constituting attempted 'rape.'" 
Harth made the allegation in the midst of a contract dispute between the company for which she worked and Trump. 
The suit was later withdrawn, but in an interview with The Guardian in July, Harth — the name she uses now — said: "I had to physically say: 'What are you doing? Stop it.' It was a shocking thing to have him do this. ... How could he be doing this when I'm there for business?" 
In his unauthorized biography "Lost Tycoon: The Many Lives of Donald J. Trump," former Newsweek reporter Harry Hurt III disclosed a deposition from Trump's 1990 divorce. In it, Ivana Trump alleges that Donald Trump forced her to have sex with him against her will in 1989, which she characterized as "rape." 
Donald Trump denied the rape allegation. Ivana Trump confirmed that she used the word in the deposition, but later said: “I do not want my words to be interpreted in a literal or criminal sense."



December 31, 2015

Bill Cosby’s Arraignment: His Accusers and Sexual Assault Trial (In Interactive form)

                                                                 ??All These Years??                                                                                                                                                

Bill Cosby was arraigned Wednesday on a felony assault charge resulting from a sexual encounter with former Temple University employee Andrea Constand 12 years ago. Cosby posted bail and left the courthouse shortly after his arraignment. 

May 29, 2015

ExGOP House Speaker Hastert Agreed to Pay Male Student $3.5Mil to keep Quiet on Sexual Assault


Indicted former House Speaker Dennis Hastert was paying a former student from Yorkville, Ill., to conceal his alleged sexual abuse of the youth that took place while Hastert was a teacher and wrestling coach at a high school there, federal law enforcement officials said Friday.

A top official, who would not be identified speaking about the federal charges in Chicago, said investigators also spoke with a second person who raised similar allegations that corroborated what the student said.

The second person was not being paid by Hastert, the official said.

 Former House Speaker Dennis Hastert indicted

Federal prosecutors have announced bank-related charges against former U.S. House Speaker Dennis Hastert.
The disclosures followed Thursday’s federal indictment against Hastert on  suspicion of lying to the FBI about the reasons he made large cash withdrawals, which were allegedly used to buy the man’s silence.

A top federal law enforcement official, who would not be identified speaking about the federal charges, said “Individual A” — as the unnamed acquittance is described in the indictment — was a male whom Hastert knew prior to his tenure in Congress. 

“It goes back a long way, back to then,” the official said. “It has nothing to do with public corruption or a corruption scandal. Or to his time in office.” Thursday’s indictment described the misconduct “against Individual A” as having “occurred years earlier,” noting that Hastert had known the person “most of Individual A’s life.”

When asked about the nature of Hastert’s alleged misconduct, the law enforcement official said, “It was sex.’’

Hastert has not responded to requests for comment. A representative of the lobbying firm where he had worked, Dickstein Shapiro, declined to comment.

Former colleagues expressed surprise at the charges. “Anyone who knows Denny is shocked and confused by the recent news,” Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) said Friday. “The former speaker should be afforded, like any other American, his day in court to address these very serious accusations.”

 Hastert, 73, of Plano, Ill., was charged with one count each of structuring currency transactions to evade currency transaction reports and making a false statement to the FBI, counts that each carry a maximum penalty of five years in prison and a $250,000 fine if convicted. He will be arraigned later at U.S. District Court in downtown Chicago.

Hastert was House speaker for eight years and has been working as a consultant and Washington lobbyist since stepping down from office in 2007.

According to the seven-page indictment, Individual A met multiple times in 2010 with Hastert but brought up the allegations of past misconduct during at least one of the meetings. During that discussion and later meetings, Hastert agreed to pay $3.5 million to Individual A to conceal the wrongdoing, the indictment alleged.

From June 2010 to April 2012, Hastert made 15 withdrawals of $50,000 each from bank accounts he controlled and paid Individual A that cash about every six weeks, according to the charges.

After bank representatives questioned Hastert about the withdrawals in 2012, he began illegally structuring the cash withdrawals in increments less than $10,000 to evade bank reporting requirements, the indictment said.

The FBI began investigating the cash withdrawals in 2013. According to the indictment, agents were interested in whether Hastert was using the cash "for a criminal purpose" but were also investigating the possibility that Hastert "was the victim of a criminal extortion related to, among other matters, his prior positions in government."

When questioned by the FBI about the withdrawals last December, Hastert, who as speaker was once second in line to take over the Oval Office if the president was incapacitated, said he was trying to store cash because he didn't feel safe with the banking system, according to the charges.

"Yeah ... I kept the cash. That's what I'm doing," Hastert was quoted as saying to the agents.

The Chicago Tribune contributed to this report.

December 8, 2014

Bill Cosby, the Predator of Hollywood and that is an Honest Reality

 If you still have any doubt about Bill Cosby and what a sexual predator he has been throughout his life, not because he had to get sex because is never about sex but about power.  Having sex with an unconscious person or one that is at a disadvantage and is saying no together with the one that cannot say no is not sex. Is a power trip for one that has his wiring badly connected, be because of what he saw with his mom or his disrespect from women he learned from his dad he separated his life with his wife with that of a predator that wanted to degrade women and have a total control.  It did not matter if the woman was turned on by him and had sexual sex with him he wanted more and more was never enough. Total control means not just to be able to say yes or no, but nothing at all.
Below is a video that relates the story as told in the media and also the link where a friend of Cosby’s comes out and tells the story of how he drugged a friend of hers which was having an affair with him yet that was not enough. She stayed quiet throughout the years knowing that story but having it separated from the man as something that happened to someone else who did not yelled rape after words. If was her friend the one who had to tell the story and if she didn’t she was not going to come out in from of Sherman tank and say halt.
However when all these stories hit the media she knew it was just not a one time thing because may be that could be forgiven? ignored? But the bastard was doing it to everywoman he could that trusted to be with him alone even a few minutes.
This story and the story of a happy comedian that commits suicide might again reinforced the message that Hollywood, reality shows and everything that comes out of our TV is a show and it’s never an honest reality. The only times humans are real with other humans is in private with another human.
Nothing that we see no matter where we see it is the honest truth. No one should be shocked when they learn that their pretty young sister, niece, father is screwing someone on the side. Something that people should have learn from the gay rights movement is that the people closest to us and something us are gay.
We should hear what people say to us, our family say to us but we should always separate reality from truth. Reality is what’s going on with us now. A headache, no sex in our relationship. The truth could be a tumor or an illness with your partner or his/her sexing someone else.
We think we are all the things we accomplish but keep forgetting that we are still part of the animal kingdom and our past is violent and animalistic. Were  can see it on our history and even books that we call holly. They are full of violence and injustice  when the sentence for consuming a food calls for the death sentence. It takes an everyday examination that very few are willing to do to keep that animal at check.  But if we have a magnetism to something that continually hurt others even realizing who we are wont be enough to stop us.
 Adam Gonzalez
Charlotte Laws
“See my article about Bill Cosby and drugging, published on November 30, 2014 in Salon” or   

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