After writing this post, I learned that Julian Assange has promised to reveal something on Tuesday that will end Hillary Clinton's White House bid. It's October; here's your surprise
. Unsurprisingly, Roger Stone plays a huge role here.
Stone tweeted early Sunday morning, “Wednesday@HillaryClinton is done. #Wikileaks.”
As Media Matters notes -- and as I have noted in previous posts -- there is a high likelihood that Assange will release documents that have been modified by the Russians, as has occurred before.
Just minutes ago, Assange cancelled the planned Tuesday "balcony announcement," citing security concerns
. However, he may still be making an announcement via satellite
-- for now. Please be advised that I am still predicting a Trump victory. Below the asterisks, I give you my original post, which may well be related to the above.
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Trump has made it quite clear that he plans to make Bill Clinton's infidelities
the main topic of the next debate. This, despite the fact that the country learned all and forgave all many years ago: Republicans talk about the Clintonian wee-wee when none of their inane conspiracy theories pan out.
When Trump "goes there," he won't just be talking about Monica. He'll bring up a whole basket ('tis the season for baskets) of greasy allegations, only some of which have a basis in reality. His Bible will be the Roger Stone/Robert Morris volume, The Clintons’ War on Women
We've talked about Stone at great length in previous posts. No need to rehash all of the reasons why so many people consider him a human tapeworm.
We've also paid some attention to the ever priapic Robert Morris -- in fact, he once contributed to the comments section of this humble blog. He tends to wear a jester's cap these days. (Roger Stone, an alleged expert in men's fashion, has also shown a tendency toward clownish couture
.) Although Morrow claims to be bisexual, his obsession with large-breasted women is embarrassing even by my
standards -- and I'm the guy who watched the roller-skating sequence in Career Opportunities
so many times, I wore out the tape.
brings us up to speed on Morrow:
Morrow Has Hoped For Hillary Clinton’s Death. In his posts on social media, Robert Morrow, the co-author of The Clintons’ War on Women, has hoped for “angry bull dyke” Hillary Clinton’s death, saying “the Taliban was created to deal with people” and that “I hope” both Hillary and Bill Clinton “die.” Morrow has also reportedly received a visit from the Secret Service. [Facebook, 4/18/14, 1/16/13; Tampa Bay Times, 2/29/08; Media Matters, 9/3/15]
Morrow Has Written Bizarre Sexual Posts About Hillary Clinton. Morrow’s writings include bizarre sexual posts about the Democratic presidential nominee, once asking on Facebook whether anyone needed to borrow his “Hillary Clinton blow up doll” since he was “finished with it for tonight.” On May 23, 2015, he asked his Facebook followers “What is a greater threat to the USA: ISIS or Hillary Clinton’s vaginal odor?” Similarly, he said Fox’s Bill O’Reilly “should have to lick Hillary Clinton’s pussy” for being “a lying piece of shit” and “untrustworthy.” Morrow also said that Clinton has “maggots ... coming out of her pussy” and has posted a “Hillary Clinton masturbation update.” [Facebook, 4/24/15, 5/23/15, 3/2/15, 4/17/14, 11/13/13; Media Matters, 9/3/15]
Tampa Bay Times: Morrow "Pretty Much Devotes His Life To Hating The Clintons And Spreading Wild, Unsubstantiated Allegations About Them."From a 2008 profile:
"Chelsea is the seed of Web Hubbell and not Bill Clinton. Would I bet my life on it? No. I would bet my pickup truck," he declares between bites of salmon. "Hillary Clinton was sleeping with both of her law partners, Webb Hubbell and Vince Foster. And she's a lesbian, too."
Believe it or not, the above-quoted article piece does not go far enough. It gets weirder. Yes, even weirder
You see, Robert Morrow has (allegedly) broken with Trump and Stone because Morrow champions the "rape" lawsuit brought against Donald Trump
The Austin Chronicle reported that Robert Morrow — chairman of the Travis County Republican Party — will join the ranks of protesters expected outside the appearance at Austin’ Luedecke Arena.
“Donald Trump’s psychopathy has been on full display on the national political stage for over a year,” said Morrow in a press release. “I want folks to know that Trump is a child rapist and that he is currently being sued in a civil action in NY federal courts for raping, slapping an 13-year-old girl at a Jeffrey Epstein party in 1994. Trump also threatened to murder the girl, now age 35 and a Jane Doe plaintiff, and also murder her family if she ever told how he (Trump) sexually abused her.”
Savor it, folks. If Trump cites anything in the Stone/Morrow book, he will be acknowledging the "scholarship" of Robert Morrow, a man who also
says that Donald Trump is guilty of raping a child.
As it happens, this humble blog has devoted several posts to the Trump rape allegations: See here
. Although the plaintiff is called "Jane Doe" in recent filings, she was originally named as "Katie Johnson." As it happens, Obama used to have an attractive assistant named Katie Johnson, who just happens to be the same age as the plaintiff in the suit against Trump.
So far, I've seen no evidence that "Jane Doe" (and her friend "Tiffany Doe") actually exist. The story told in the Complaint strikes me as unpersuasive and lacking in the kind of personal detail one finds in actual
legal complaints. It's all just too pat, too melodramatic, too stereotypical. My suspicion -- which I cannot prove -- is that this whole lawsuit is an elaborate con, the purpose of which is explained here
I also think that the originators of this hoax (if hoax it is) picked the name "Katie Johnson" as a kind of inside joke.
Moreover, I posit that Stone and Morrow themselves came up with this whole "Trump as rapist" angle in order to send pro-Clinton researchers down a false trail. Why do I suspect Stone and Morrow? Many reasons. Bottom line, those two guys love sleaze and dirty tricks. There is also the disquieting fact that a Miami gossip columnist named Jose Lambiet
was flogging the "Trump as rapist" story at a time when everyone else had decided to ignore it it. Lambiet, coincidentally enough, has written positively about Roger Stone in the past. They seem to be friendly.
Please note that Trump has not sued Morrow, even though Morrow openly calls Trump a rapist, and even though Trump has
threatened legal action against David Cay Johnston and other critics who have made less spectacular accusations.
The "Rapist Trump" story was also pushed by RT
, which is otherwise in the tank for Trump. Once again: Telling. To me, this whole "child rapist" allegation is obviously part of some master plan concocted by the dirty tricksters working for Team Trump.
Bottom line: Whether or not "Katie Johnson" actually exists, it is still the case that Trump cannot cite the Stone/Morrow book, because doing so would bestow credibility on a writer who calls Donald Trump a child rapist.
On the other hand, maybe something even worse is a-brewin'.
Trump and Epstein are friends. They may have worked up a smear against Bill Clinton. As we've seen in a previous post
, there were a flurry of stories that Clinton went on some sort of "sex vacation" on Epstein's island -- stories based on a deliberate falsification of Virginia Roberts' testimony.
Given the relationship between Trump and Epstein, I don't see how Trump can use this kind of dirt without encasing himself in filth. On the other hand, it is possible that Trump and Epstein have come up with one doozy
of a scheme...
On another note:
Many of you are probably wondering what I think about the 1995 Trump tax return acquired by the NYT
. To be honest, I'm queasy about this story. The Times probably should not have published tax material acquired under shady circumstances.
That said, I think that the best response came from Micah Zenko, republished by Digby
How does a business genius lose $916M in a year the stock market returned 37%?
To which Digby added: "Seriously, people. This business genius lost money in the biggest economic expansion of our lifetime."