So how are those sexual harassment charges against President Trump progressing? Has that legion of women he is supposed to have done who knows what to been gathered up?
Well, here, buried deep within Kenneth P. Vogel’s article in yesterday’s New York Times, is at least part of the answer:
Ms. Allred’s daughter, the lawyer Lisa Bloom, seized on the political potency of sexual harassment charges against Mr. Trump not long after he clinched the Republican presidential nomination. She said she reached out to a pro-Clinton “super PAC” — though she declined to identify which one — for money to help her vet a sexual misconduct claim against Mr. Trump.
That case collapsed one week before Election Day, but as a result of the attention it generated, several donors reached out to Ms. Bloom “asking how they could help,” she said. She told them that she was working with “a few other women” who might “find the courage to speak out” against Mr. Trump if the donors would provide funds for security, relocation and possibly a “safe house.”
Ms. Bloom would not identify the donors. But two Democrats familiar with the arrangements said a nonprofit group founded by Mr. Brock, American Bridge 21st Century Foundation, gave $200,000, while the fashion entrepreneur Susie Tompkins Buell, a major donor to Mr. Brock’s suite of groups, gave $500,000 to Ms. Bloom’s firm for the last-ditch effort.
It was not productive. One woman requested $2 million, Ms. Bloom said, then decided not to come forward. Nor did any other women.
The “Ms. Allred” referenced above is, of course, Gloria Allred, a California lawyer who specializes in finding women willing to make sexual harassment claims against high-profile people – mostly, it seems, Republicans/conservatives – and who disappear as quickly as they materialized after the damage is done. If you doubt me about this, ask Herman Cain.
Evidently her daughter, Lisa Bloom, is not nearly as proficient in this technique.
Yeah, if you offer enough money and that fabled 15 minutes of fame you might come up with a few. And media which are out for the people such claims are made against might buy in.
Fascinating, though, how little success this overtly has had so far.
Evidently, Donald Trump’s bragging-rights claims – taped without his knowledge – about how receptive women were to getting felt up by him because of his “star” status, have not yielded women who he forced himself upon.
Ms. Bloom should have consulted the Clinton confidante, James Carville. If his “drag a $100 bill through a trailer park” insult was even partly true, imagine what he could have done with the kind of money she had to work with.