This article was originally published by Michael Snyder at The Economic Collapse
The left is willing to use any means necessary to get rid of Donald Trump, and so it should be no surprise that they are now using the #metoo movement as a weapon in their crusade against him. Personally, I have been a big fan of the #metoo movement, and I have been thrilled to see so many sexual predators exposed in recent months. I applauded the exposure of Hollywood giants such as Harvey Weinstein and Kevin Spacey, and I believe that the resignations of Al Franken and John Conyers will be followed by many others as the truth about what has been happening on Capitol Hill continues to come out.
But we need to be very careful, because this kind of a thing can become a feeding frenzy, and in this type of environment it can be way too easy for false accusers to seem like they are telling the truth.
Every claim of sexual misconduct should be taken extremely seriously, and we should also never jump to conclusions. A single false allegation can permanently ruin someone’s life, and those that are wealthy or famous are easy targets.
On Monday, Megyn Kelly interviewed three women that had formerly made allegations against President Trump. The following comes from CNN…
On Monday morning, a trio of women — Rachel Crooks, Samantha Holvey and Jessica Leeds — went on Megyn Kelly’s NBC show to reiterate allegations of sexual misconduct against President Donald Trump that they first aired during the 2016 presidential campaign.
“We’re private citizens and for us to put ourselves out there to try to show America who this man is and especially how he views women and for them to say, we don’t care … it hurt,” Holvey told Kelly about how the allegations against Trump were handled during the 2016 campaign. “It’s just like, all right, let’s try round two. The environment’s different. Let’s try again.”
Millions of Americans are going to assume that since three women are all making allegations against Trump that they must be true.
But we already knew that the story that Jessica Leeds is telling is not accurate. It turns out that there is an eyewitness that was sitting directly across the aisle from Leeds and Trump on the plane ride where the misconduct allegedly took place, and he says that it never happened.
The eyewitness is a British man named Anthony Gilberthorpe, and according to People magazine, he says that Trump didn’t do any of the things that Leeds is claiming…
“I have only met this accuser once and frankly cannot imagine why she is seeking to make out that Trump made sexual advances on her. Not only did he not do so (and I was present at all times) but it was she that was the one being flirtatious,”claimed Gilberthorpe, who is British.
And during an extended interview with Breitbart, Gilberthorpe gave an account of the flight from beginning to end…
“It was back in the days. I’d only visited America one time previous to that. I’m not familiar, as I’m sure with respect to a lot of American listeners tonight wouldn’t be familiar with a lot of our British businessmen,” he explained. “But he was nice. We were talking, we were laughing, he was reading, I was reading, et cetera. She came on, and she hogged the limelight. She wanted to talk to him in a most animated, exaggerated way. About 45 minutes after she had taken her seat and we had taken off, he went to use the toilet.”
Gilberthorpe said that during Trump’s absence, Leeds told him who his fellow passenger was, excitedly explaining that he was “one of the richest men in the world.”
“And her quote, not mine: ‘Oh, I can’t believe that I’m sitting next to him. I can’t believe it! This is the man I want to marry!’ Okay, it was all said in jest and joke, but she was so excited about having the chance, the opportunity, of sitting next to this man. I attempted to talk over to Trump, but she wasn’t really having much of it. I was talking to her, to him, for the remaining two-and-a-half hours of the journey. We landed in New York. Having landed, he politely said, ‘Goodbye,’ shook my hand, and shook hers. He didn’t kiss her, didn’t kiss her. And she and I left the plane together. She and I exchanged kisses. I went for my luggage. She did not go for her luggage. That’s another marker I’m putting down tonight,” he said.
After examining the evidence, I have come to the conclusion that Leeds is simply lying. And that is a horrible thing to do, because she is discrediting the entire #metoo movement.
But the fact that Leeds is not telling the truth is not stopping Democratic lawmakers from using these allegations to hammer President Trump. In fact, on Monday Senator Kirsten Gillibrand called for Trump to resign.
But that isn’t going to happen, and the White House is fighting back hard against these false allegations…
The White House released a fresh statement early Monday decrying the “false” claims of the women at the press conference.
“These false claims, totally disputed in most cases by eyewitness accounts, were addressed at length during last year’s campaign, and the American people voiced their judgment by delivering a decisive victory,” a White House spokesperson said in a statement. “The timing and absurdity of these false claims speaks volumes and the publicity tour that has begun only further confirms the political motives behind them.”
It is funny how the mainstream media never even wanted to address the very serious allegations of sexual misconduct against Bill and Hillary Clinton that kept arising, and yet anyone with any sort of a claim against Trump gets front page coverage.
Once again, every single allegation of sexual misconduct needs to be taken extremely seriously, and when there is a contested claim it is absolutely imperative that we take the time to figure out who is telling the truth and who is lying.
In our legal system, everyone is innocent until proven guilty, and we should apply the same approach in the court of public opinion as well.
Michael Snyder is a Republican candidate for Congress in Idaho’s First Congressional District, and you can learn how you can get involved in the campaign on his official website. His new book entitled “Living A Life That Really Matters” is available in paperback and for the Kindle on Amazon.com.
Michael T. Snyder is a graduate of the University of Florida law school and he worked as an attorney in the heart of Washington D.C. for a number of years.Today, Michael is best known for his work as the publisher of The Economic Collapse Blog and The American Dream.
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These mental midgets all need to be dealt with and put an end to this fake ass nonsense talk.
#Metoo – Yeah, “me too” wants to end the fascism of the left.
To make it look fair the left has thrown several liberals under the bus to get to Trump. This was their intention from day one to get to this point.
I am going to laugh so hard when Moore of Alabama gets elected tonight.
Watch what happens next.
The democrats will freak out and demand that he not be seated in the senate.
So much for democracy.
We started out as a Republic, not a Democracy.
I submit we are now an Oligarchy.
If we were a Democracy, I submit all
Blacks, Moslems, Japanese, and Liberals
in America would be dead.
soory but the laff is on us “R’s” Looks like the “D” won, and you know why, right……….
So congrats Alabama, I’m sure Bloomberg is doing a happy dance, get ready for more gun control, get ready for the same we are getting here in VA.
I’ve told GOA to just stop sending me emails to “take action” and send my reps their usual letter, I told them my “reps” could care less, and its a waste of my time.
When a true molestation takes place there are several ways to
prove it happened. Without proof….it is just a story.
If it happens to you….immediately..record it, report it, save evidence,
save witnesses, save specimens, save doctor report….. otherwise,
you have no case.
To wait fourty years to “report it” is beyond ridiculous. Waiting that long,
even if true, might likely be viewed, as just a “story” or even with proof…
nothing but a “concented affair”….. since no immediate action was taken before
the claim. Just more muddy water.
Freedom of speech was enforced until about 50 years ago…before “sexual
harassment” cases hit the courts. It is hard to prove. When somone claims
such things, go to superiors immediately, before it goes to court.
I love it. Everytime the democrats think up a new scheme to get rid of Trump it blows up in their face.
First it was sexual accusers attacking Trump so Trump brought the victims of Bill Clinton to the presidential debate. (best one ever)
Then Hillary Clinton dreamed up the term Fake News in her day after losing the election speech. They back fired.
Then the democrats dreamed up all this “he touched me” bullshit but it was Senator Frankin that suffered the most. Ha Ha Ha.
The list is endless. Trump is beating them at their own game and it is killing them. The democrats are like a 2 year old throwing a temper tantrum.
They used to call this hysteria the Salem Witch Trials I think?
“”This was their intention from day one to get to this point””. That is true.
And I say that thinking Trump is a buffoon. He is a classless moron. I started out thinking he might be OK believing he might really do some good, but he is a POS just like every other President we have had since…. forever.
“Drain the swamp” LOL!!! what a joke… he may have drained it, but he filled it with people just as bad or worse.
We need someone who is a good person to be POTUS!!
We had NO CHOICE in 2016… or in 2008!!!
Bernie would be President if Hitlery and her cheating scumbags crew had not cheated the election process.
GIVE ME A BREAK WITH ALL THIS SEXUAL ALLEGATIONS CRAP!! It has become clear that most of the wealthy powerful people in this world are a bunch of psychopathic perverts.
It is a fact that Bill Clinton is a sex pervert worse than most humans on this planet. Just one part of that fact are his trips on Lolita Express with his convicted pedophile BFF Jeffrey Epstein. There are flight logs, it is a fact… without even going into visits to he pervert island.
It is all sickening!
BUT!!! What we should all be focusing on is 2020 and finding REAL LEADERS! BUT NO!!!!!!!! THEY WANT TO STAY FOCUSED ON TRUMP!
We need to admit the problems we have and fix them.
We need to admit we made mistakes in 2016, and focus on not making them again in 2020.
We need some REAL candidates in 2020.
It is probably best to let Trump play out his term and focus on 2020.
I wish Trump could at least “act” Presidential!!
He needs to get off TWITTER!!! Too many of the stupid things he says on social media are fkg embarrassing!
We need some real leaders, some real candidates in 2020.
I think we have a priority/fall back list of Items that the Anti-Trump Left (and the Never Trump Estab Rs)would like to see.
1.) Trump dies before dark Tonight (natural causes)
1 a.)Trump dies from an assassination.
2.) Trump becomes sick/disabled and can no longer serve (25th Amendment)
3.) Trump resigns because of the Threat of Impeachment
4.) Trump is removed from Office via Impeachment/Conviction
… Fill in the Blanks
18.) Trump’s Legislative and Executive Agenda is completely derailed.
19.) Trump is so damaged by all this effort that he cannot try for a Second Term and is rejected by the GOP.
20.) Trump is so frustrated by all that has gone on that he does not want to try for a Second Term.
Die right now or begone however in between now and the 2021 inauguration day as the worst case.
“never in the field of human politics has so much hysteria been done by so few, to so many, for so long”.
I can hear it on this side of the Pacific!
Apologies to WSC!
Leftist feminists has 10 questions for you before you date her, https://www.dailywire.com/news/24547/feminist-lists-10-questions-you-should-ask-first-amanda-prestigiacomo?utm_medium=email&utm_content=121217-news&utm_campaign=position1#
Dear Feminazi – my answers to your questions:
1. Do you believe that Black Lives Matter?
I think black lives should matter to the MEN WHO SIRE these children; that they should kneel at the alter and MARRY the mother of their children, given that the biggest predictor of social pathology is the lack of a father, as Dr. Ruth Dafoe Whitehead wrote about in her article Dan Quayle Was Right. Or aren’t you intellectually honest enough to have read that?
2. What are your thoughts on gender and sexual orientation?
I have no thoughts. Only science. Bruce Jenner, for example, has EVERY single chromosome in his body as XY. If I identify as a dolphin, does that make me one, even if I like taking baths? Is Rachel Dolzeal really “black?” But I do think if the gay-uber-alles cakes Nazis want to force someone to bake them a gay wedding cake, they should go to the Somali section of Minneapolis or Muslim section of Dearborn, MI and try their antics there.
3. How do you work to dismantle sexism and misogyny in your life? The biggest oppressors in the world right now are the gay-uber-alles Nazis and the feminazis. I work every day to stop their fascism
4. What are your thoughts on sex work?
I have a wonderful wife, and committed spouses have the best sex life. Sorry, don’t need prostitution. Sex was created by God, and He knows how it best should be “used.” And yes, He. We are all feminine in response to the initiating work of God.
5. Are you a supporter of the BDS movement?
Answer. I am in technology. I have enough TLAs to last a lifetime, thanks.
6. What is your understanding of settler colonialism and indigenous rights?
When the Cree got guns first, they massacred all kinds of opposing tribes. Custer had Pawnee and Crow scouts. The Maya and Aztec may have murdered MILLIONS of other Indians. Indians murdered Inuit – which you probably stupidly call Eskimos – on sight. Truth is, the line between good and evil runs through each of our own INDIVIDUAL hearts, and, e.g., the Sioux were also violent and murderous towards other tribes. They were not, as you in your ignorance might suppose, vaguely pacifistic pro-hippies. Indians were also not pro-feminist or pro-gay, so I guess by your measure they SHOULD have been wiped out, right? Or aren’t you smart enough to have figured that one out? Even today, if you go thru upstate NY, state police (last time I was thru) were on every corner, as there were inter-Indian wars going on.
7. Do you think capitalism is exploitative? Not as exploitative as your communists, who, according the Black Book of Communism, Harvard Univ. Press, MURDERED around 100 freaking MILLION last century. Something I’m sure you are very proud of, right? Given that capitalism has provided the most good for the most people in the history of the word, I am very proud of it. Just as you are proud of the exemplars of your socialism, Venezuela, Zimbabwe, the USSR, Greece, ad nauseam
8. Can any human be illegal?
Apparently infants in their mothers womb, even if partially born, can be illegal enough in your disgusting eyes by ripped limb from limb by a doctors forceps, or burned to death by saline solution.
9. Do you support Muslim Americans and non-Muslim people from Islamic countries?
I support Muslims beating their wives, just as Mohammed said in Sura 4:34. Surely you aren’t so intellectually dishonest you don’t know what verse says, are you? I support the implementation of Sharia law precisely on people like you.
10. Does your allyship include disabled folks?
We spent every week supporting mentally handicapped in our church. Do you? I regularly contribute to Special Olympics. Do you? Do you support ABORTING Down’s Syndrome babies? Do you support leftist Dr Peter Singer’s proposal that children up to 2 years old should be able to be killed by society? Dr. Arthur Brooks, Syracuse Univ., in his book Who Really Cares, documents what you leftists do, vis-a-vis conservatives, for compassion. Basically, you leftists do ZILCH. In fact, if you leftists gave blood (as one example) at the same rate as conservatives, we would have TWICE the blood supply in our national blood bank. e to be killed by society?
Men are tried twice for this kind of thing. Once in the media and once in the courtroom. Even if you acquitted, your reputation is shot.
Make somebody a outlaw. Make somebody lose respect society and it’s institution’s. Then that society is no longer valid in the individuals eyes and if they make more outlaws. Then the rulers and the rule makers and then enforcers become the isolated and the minority living in fear.
That is why they want to take the guns.
They don’t fear the law abiding (they’re pushovers)
They don’t fear criminals ( they have the same mindset)
But the outlaws with take their pound of flesh if they can get it.
ALL sexual harassment allegations need to be taken with more than a grin of salt. If they cannot be proven/verified, then they need to be dropped. It’s interesting that sex harassment allegations about Donald Trump first came up only last year during the last month of the presidential campaign. They were debunked then and he won the election. Now similar allegations come up again only a year after the election? These will also be debunked. You don’t go and punish someone over unproven and unverified allegations. You either show a legitimate basis for what you’re trying to do or drop the whole thing altogether.
This is God’s judgement on America. We have abused our male leadership role in America, filled w/ pedophiles and sexual abusers. On the surface, the exposure appears righteous and good, but in reality, in that vacuum of leadership you will see radical feminism and more feminized men fill that gap. We at reaping what we have sown.
The “Court of public Opinion”, be damned. It has no legal status, and is frequently both wrong, and hypocritical. It is just what it is, Opinion, nothing more. Rubbish. When some one is accused of sexism or racism, they rush to the microphones and cameras to gush their apologies. They are then promptly destroyed. Yet, those that, when accused of the same, never apologize, nothing happens to them. What is your opinion of that, comrade?