Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Trump’s multiple sex scandals endanger U.S. national security By Andrew Kreig and Wayne Madsen

Trump’s multiple sex scandals endanger U.S. national security
By Andrew Kreig and Wayne Madsen
Recent claims that Donald Trump paid hush money before the 2016 election to porn star Stormy Daniels to cover up a 2006 affair underscore far more sinister events.
Such a payoff would show not simply Trump’s low morals and high arrogance —but also his propensity for outright crime.
These grim possibilities are especially relevant to our recent exposé “Welcome to Waterbury,” which drew on 2016 lawsuit allegations that Trump and his billionaire friend Jeffrey Epstein in 1993 raped “Maria,” age 12, and “Jane Doe,” age 13, also known as Katie Johnson, in a New York City luxury townhouse then being used by Epstein. Details are here in the Wayne Madsen Report and the Justice Integrity Project (JIP,
Today, we compare those claims by underage girls with the ones by Stormy Daniels, as reported by In Touch magazine in column last week based on her recollections years ago of sleeping with Trump. Insight published the material to follow up the Wall Street Journal’s report that Daniels received $130,000 shortly before the 2016 election from Trump attorney Michael Cohen.
Cohen and Daniels (born Stephanie Clifford) have denied an affair or hush money. More generally, Trump and his representatives have issued blanket denials against all those nearly 20 women who have alleged sexual harassment or assault. “They’re all lying” Trump famously said during the 2016 campaign about his accusers, who then numbered about a dozen victims. 
To explore this further, we examine more closely the Daniels and Maria/Jane Doe stories.
In each instance, Trump allegedly used his celebrity status (much like he described in the “Access Hollywood” tape that surfaced during the presidential campaign) to do what he wanted. The stories demonstrate that Trump has an established system whereby his minions can threaten and/or bribe his targets to cover up crimes or infidelity.
Another commonality in the accounts are two biggies:  One is the utter immorality of each scandal, which should concern any decent observer and not just the evangelicals and other “family values” proponents he currently courts. Another similarity is the pure recklessness of the alleged behavior. Any activity with underage girls is supposedly harshly punished by the legal system. And relations by a married new father with a porn star, while not illegal, would be less than prudent.
Any activity with underage girls, as alleged in the Katie Johnson lawsuits, would place Trump in a highly- blackmailable position. The fact that the blackmailing of the President of the United States is the most-prized gem for any foreign intelligence agency, the sex scandals surrounding Trump place the national security of the United States in extremis.