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Posted By: MissMolly, 6/23/2019 5:17:23 AM

E. Jean Carroll, a longtime women’s advice columnist, has accused President Trump of sexually assaulting her more than two decades ago in the dressing room of a department store. Carroll, who was 52 years old at the time of the alleged assault, makes this allegation in a book she has just published. I have no trouble believing that Trump has improperly and forcefully touched women in the past. For one thing, he said he has (to Billy Bush). For another, more than a dozen women have accused him of this. Maybe they are all lying, but coupled with his admission, I think some of them are probably telling the truth.

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Reply 1 - Posted by: raspberry 6/23/2019 5:34:02 AM (No. 104547)
Trying to sell a book is she? The timing alone makes this charge suspicious. Anyway, where is the proof? Where are the witnesses?
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Reply 2 - Posted by: PChristopher 6/23/2019 5:42:39 AM (No. 104549)
Is Avenatti her advocate?
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Reply 3 - Posted by: Highlander 6/23/2019 5:55:53 AM (No. 104557)
Even if there’s anything there, in that farce of a book, getting through all that thick, turgid, purple prose would be like sipping molasses through a straw in January. Fuhgeddaboudit!
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Reply 4 - Posted by: lostinmassachusetts 6/23/2019 6:05:58 AM (No. 104559)
There is NOTHING there. Same old false accusations the opposition recycles periodically for best effect.
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Reply 5 - Posted by: Pepper Tree 6/23/2019 6:53:38 AM (No. 104583)
Good one, #3. Thick, turgid, purple prose is right. Ms. Carroll (I coulda been a contendah, dahling) is imagining herself first lady. Also, the author got it 170 degrees wrong. Trump admitted nothing of the kind. He never said he did anything. He said being rich, these New York broads would allow you do anything to them. Not the same.
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Reply 6 - Posted by: anniebc 6/23/2019 6:55:54 AM (No. 104586)
"I have no trouble believing that Trump has improperly and forcefully touched women in the past." Really? Did President Trump say he improperly and forcefully touched women? Me thinks you're lying, Mr. Paul Pot. You can't even criticize Carroll without being yourself a lying hypocrite.
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Reply 7 - Posted by: udanja99 6/23/2019 6:59:40 AM (No. 104590)
Didn’t get past the fourth sentence where Paul throws in the old lie. Trump never said to Billy Bush that he grabbed women’s p-words. He said that if one was wealthy and famous, they would let you. Not remotely “sexual assault”.
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Reply 8 - Posted by: Donna M 6/23/2019 6:59:43 AM (No. 104592)
You. Must. Be. Kidding. Yeah. All to sell this old dinosaur's book. Have you seen some if her self help or advice books anyway? Cringeworthy. And yes, really I am a woman.
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Reply 9 - Posted by: cobieone 6/23/2019 7:31:53 AM (No. 104609)
FTA... "For one thing, he said he has (to Billy Bush). " The Leftist media either lies or has no ability to understand context. President Trump DID NOT tell Billy Bush he improperly touched women! How many times have they said something similar??? Geez!!!! The MSM IS the enemy!
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Reply 10 - Posted by: jj1319 6/23/2019 7:43:19 AM (No. 104612)
This "guilty until proven innocent" thing may be the new normal. That former FBI broad, beach friend of Blasey Ford, removed all the social media and criminal history stuff (evidence) to enhance the accusations against Kavanaugh. Mueller couldn't find evidence of collusion/obstruction, but refused to rule it out. This kooky trollop concocts a scenario which is free of any back-up and expects to be believed. Against the President. If we're voting, I'm in for returning to innocent until proven guilty.
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Reply 11 - Posted by: jeffkinnh 6/23/2019 8:00:42 AM (No. 104619)
I find it offensive to discuss "rape" because someone might have been touched sexually. Rape, while a proper definition can include touching, is not generally not thought of that way. It is thought of as forced sexual intercourse. There is a lot of justified emotion summoned up with rape. A touch or a grope is not of the same nature and is commonly part of dating behavior. This is the idiocy that feminists peddle the almost all women are "raped" because they might have been touched without specifically inviting it. I'm not going to say it's OK to touch someone when they don't want to be, just that it is fairly common and far from forced sexual intercourse. Further, Trump has not admitted to doing even this and there has been no proof that he has. We need to be careful when using emotionally charged words. One clarity that has come out of the #MeToo movement is that we know that women can lie about this. The lie is almost as destructive as an actual rape.
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Reply 12 - Posted by: 3XALADY 6/23/2019 8:06:35 AM (No. 104625)
A friend, who has CNN and MSNBC on all day, says there is a photo or photos of the two of them. I have heard nothing of this. Has anyone else?
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Reply 13 - Posted by: mizzmac 6/23/2019 8:15:27 AM (No. 104632)
"Book hustler" is a generous assessment.
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Reply 14 - Posted by: LC Chihuahua 6/23/2019 8:24:26 AM (No. 104642)
This isn't news. This isn't even opinion. Mirengoff is just whispering in the ears of all the Trump haters telling them what they want to hear. It makes them all tingley inside. He gets paid for it too. This is nothing more than a case of journalistic prostitution. Speaking of prostitutes. Will Congress call on E. Jean Carroll to testify? She has certainly given all the prostitutes running for the Democratic Presidential nomination something to talk about.
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Reply 15 - Posted by: Strike3 6/23/2019 9:07:06 AM (No. 104683)
"I think" "probably" "Carroll is a Democrat who supported Hillary Clinton." Why is it that only democrat women suffer rape? You would think that most of them would be rejected on looks alone.
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Reply 16 - Posted by: jar 6/23/2019 9:10:00 AM (No. 104685)
Yes, #12, there is a photo of "the two of them," actually four of them, ex-wife Ivana being one of the four, Carroll's ex-husband (I think his name was John Johnson or something like that) being in the group, with Trump's back turned, so that while it is probably he, it could also be anybody. Carroll is smiling broadly, and is probably around 40 years old in the picture. (She's pushing 76 now, born in 1943).
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Reply 17 - Posted by: earlybird 6/23/2019 9:18:33 AM (No. 104690)
Mirengoff has always disliked Donald Trump. Before and after he became President. Never fails to tell a story where he can get something nasty in. John Hinderaker is the only one at PowerLine who is worth reading.
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Reply 18 - Posted by: earlybird 6/23/2019 9:23:19 AM (No. 104694)
So there are photos? What are they doing in the photos. Were they taken at celebrity events or on a surveillance camera somewhere. There are photos and then there are photos. We saw exactly one photo of Donald Trump standing with Stormy Daniels, who was a paid hostess at a celebrity golf tournament in Las Vegas. He was a participant in the tournament. Do you know how many similar photos are taken at celebrity golf tournaments? Zillions. They tell us absolutely nothing except it was pretty trashy of the tournament organizer to use a porn star as a hostess. That’s all ….
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Reply 19 - Posted by: DVC 6/23/2019 9:28:18 AM (No. 104698)
Just like the evil, lying hatchet job attempted on Kavanaugh, another vague, ancient, unprovable, undisprovable, claim by some random broad - who cannot even ever prove that she was EVER in the same room with Trump in the last 50 years. Lies, pure and simple. Zero facts, zero proof - just laugh at them and say "Really? Another liar?" Without even the barest hint of proof this is just a fantasy.
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Reply 20 - Posted by: little guy 6/23/2019 10:13:31 AM (No. 104736)
Ain't it kinda funny that any kind of a passing reference to wrong-doing by any Republican --- but especially Trump --- no matter how minor or long ago gets beaten like a rented mule by the media. But real, first-hand testimony verified by witnesses against any Dem is quickly swept away. Whether it's Biden, Menendez, Booker, Clinton, any Kennedy, etc. Actually ... it ain't funny. It stinks!
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Reply 21 - Posted by: earlybird 6/23/2019 10:33:22 AM (No. 104748)
Have a look at some samples of her twitter account…
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Reply 22 - Posted by: earlybird 6/23/2019 11:07:14 AM (No. 104786)
She was married to this well-known guy: John Johnson (born June 20, 1938) is an American television news anchorman/senior correspondent and documentary filmmaker. He had been a fixture in New York City television news for many years. Johnson joined ABC News in 1968, ultimately becoming the first African American documentary producer, director and writer at a broadcast network. He won distinction for his documentaries Welfare Game and Strangers in Their Own Land: The Puerto Ricans. He was one of the first black filmmakers in the prestigious Directors Guild of America. Johnson then became a network correspondent and covered such stories as the Attica prison uprising.
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Reply 23 - Posted by: Marjbaldwin 6/23/2019 11:08:54 AM (No. 104788)
I dunno, I think there's a helluvalotta women who are secretly just jealous that they weren't Karen McDougal...
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Reply 24 - Posted by: vesparado1 6/23/2019 11:19:14 AM (No. 104796)
"For one thing, he said he has (to Billy Bush)." You have to be unhinged to believe that what he alledgedly said to Billy Bush was an admission of improperly and forcefully touching women.
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Reply 25 - Posted by: earlybird 6/23/2019 11:19:18 AM (No. 104797)
Excuse the additional Reply, but with just a little research one finds that this woman has spent her life trying to be the sexiest, prettiest, most outrageous woman ever. She is the star of her own stories, even if she has to fancifully recreate herself in a new image. This article about her living in the woods and shooting her bow and arrow (2015) is just one example. No wonder no one believes her. Ms. Carroll has been divorced twice, but she has no regrets about her past relationships. She says she’s simply not meant for marriage. “You’re on this earth to have as many chaps as you want,” Ms. Carroll told me. She is, mostly out of curiosity, on Tinder, even though her new game, Damn Love, is a send-up of the app, and Tawkify, her matchmaking service, is positioned as an answer to the impersonal aspects of online dating. “There’s nobody in my vicinity, because I’m the oldest woman on Tinder,” she said. “But that’s great.” Right now she is feeling and looking her age….and not gracefully. Graceful has obviously never been her thing. If this photo was taken in 2015, only four years ago, she has really aged rather badly.
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Reply 26 - Posted by: HisHandmaiden 6/23/2019 11:42:09 AM (No. 104810)
No need to read PL again, no need to remind us, especially on a Sunday...
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Reply 27 - Posted by: Arby 6/23/2019 11:57:55 AM (No. 104821)
Show me evidence or shut up.
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Reply 28 - Posted by: RenoVet68 6/23/2019 11:59:26 AM (No. 104822)
Talk about Chutzpah. DJT wouldn't touch her with a 10 foot pole.
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Reply 29 - Posted by: Laotzu 6/23/2019 12:11:19 PM (No. 104831)
At a time when 98% of African Americans vote for the party of slavery, Jim Crowe, the Ku Klux Klan and Segregation, I don't think the truth matters, does it?
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Reply 30 - Posted by: bythegates 6/23/2019 12:59:53 PM (No. 104868)
She talks about the 20+ men, most of them famous, who have sexually assaulted and abused her. She also talks about how absolutely boy crazy and sex hungry she has been her whole life, implying that she has bedded hundreds of men. She claims that since the Trump incident, which even in her telling seems minor compared to everything else, she has never had sex again. Not adding up. Is there a name for a psychological disorder where a woman fantasizes about the kind of sex life Carroll claims to have lived and convinces herself that she has?
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Reply 31 - Posted by: bighambone 6/23/2019 1:16:48 PM (No. 104875)
Well since Stormy Daniels by going public with Democrat operatives, closed out the covert direct blackmail option to suck a lot of money out of Donald Trump by shakedown artists making claims of having some sort of past sex with Trump, either consensually or otherwise. So such shakedown artists who pop up must take a more indirect approach to making money from old and unprovable claims of having sex with Trump sometime in the distant past, like writing and hawking a fictional book.
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Reply 32 - Posted by: RedWhite&Blue2 6/23/2019 1:34:13 PM (No. 104883)
They ACT. We REACT. I prefer GOOD news about my prez. Not fake Not lies Not gossip..... More WINNING stories please! Veterans for Trump 2020 KAG!
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Reply 33 - Posted by: ARKfamily 6/23/2019 3:36:01 PM (No. 104956)
If I remember correctly, Donald Trump had told Billy Bush something along the lines of "you would be surprised what you can get away with when you are rich." Doesn't mean he actually did. . .
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Reply 34 - Posted by: Lawsy0 6/23/2019 6:48:22 PM (No. 105054)
It is easy to see why E. Jean Carroll made her claim. I just can't figure out Paul Mirengoff's reason for piling on to a deflated balloon. Either way, it is so skeevy to kiss and tell. That used to apply to gentlemen. Now egotist women are crowding onto the trolley, not even one of the modern buses with dead and dying democrats under it.
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Reply 35 - Posted by: tom7 6/23/2019 10:18:44 PM (No. 105158)
Mirengoff repeats the slander that Trump said that he "inappropriately and forcefully touched women". Totally untrue, and Mirengoff, a lawyer, must know that it is untrue. Trump did choose a colorful way to make the observation that most women seem to be more agreeable to advances by celebrities than they are regular guys. Pretty obvious to an honest person.
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Former Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) offered some praise for President Trump, saying he’s energized a base of Republican voters who didn’t previously participate in politics. “What I think people get excited about is he's not taking any crap,” Ryan said Sunday in a wide-ranging interview with PBS NewsHour’s Judy Woodruff. “I mean, he’s taking on political correctness, he’s taking fights that a lot of people want to see fought. The forgotten man that he speaks to is a person that finally feels like they’re being taken seriously, they’re being paid attention to. And he’s concerned about their issues.”
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