Aum Shinrikyo

 

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Tokyo subway sarin attack and related incidents[edit]

Main article: Tokyo subway sarin attack

On the morning of 20 March 1995, Aum members released a binary chemical weapon, most closely chemically similar to sarin, in a coordinated attack on five trains in the Tokyo subway system, killing 13 commuters, seriously injuring 54 and affecting 980 more. Some estimates claim as many as 6,000 people were injured by the sarin. It is difficult to obtain exact numbers since many victims are reluctant to come forward.[46]

Prosecutors allege that Asahara was tipped off by an insider about planned police raids on cult facilities and ordered an attack in central Tokyo to divert police attention away from the group. The attack evidently backfired, and police conducted huge simultaneous raids on cult compounds across the country.[47]

Over the next week, the full scale of Aum’s activities was revealed for the first time. At the cult’s headquarters in Kamikuishiki on the foot of Mount Fuji, police found explosives, chemical weapons, and a Russian Mil Mi-17 military helicopter. While the finding of biological warfare agents such as anthrax and Ebola cultures was reported, those claims now appear to have been widely exaggerated.[48] There were stockpiles of chemicals that could be used for producing enough sarin to kill four million people.[49]

Police also found laboratories to manufacture drugs such as LSDmethamphetamine, and a crude form of truth serum, a safe containing millions of U.S. dollars in cash and gold, and cells, many still containing prisoners. During the raids, Aum issued statements claiming that the chemicals were for fertilizers. Over the next six weeks, over 150 cult members were arrested for a variety of offenses. The media was stationed outside Aum’s Tokyo headquarters on Komazawa Dori in Aoyama for months after the attack and arrests waiting for action and to get images of the cult’s other members. On 30 March 1995, Takaji Kunimatsu, chief of the National Police Agency, was shot four times near his house in Tokyo and was seriously wounded. While many suspected Aum involvement in the shooting, the Sankei Shimbun reported that Hiroshi Nakamura is suspected of the crime, but nobody has been charged.[citation needed]

On 23 April 1995, Hideo Murai, the head of Aum’s Ministry of Science, was stabbed to death outside the cult’s Tokyo headquarters amidst a crowd of about 100 reporters, in front of cameras. The man responsible, a Korean member of Yamaguchi-gumi, was arrested and eventually convicted of the murder. His motive remains unknown. On the evening of 5 May, a burning paper bag was discovered in a toilet in Tokyo’s busy Shinjuku station. Upon examination it was revealed that it was a hydrogen cyanide device which, had it not been extinguished in time, would have released enough gas into the ventilation system to potentially kill 10,000 commuters.[45] On 4 July, several undetonated cyanide devices were found at other locations in the Tokyo subway.[50][51][52]

During this time, numerous cult members were arrested for various offenses, but arrests of the most senior members on the charge of the subway gassing had not yet taken place. In June, an individual unrelated to Aum had launched a copycat attack by hijacking All Nippon Airways Flight 857, a Boeing 747 bound for Hakodate from Tokyo. The hijacker claimed to be an Aum member in possession of sarin and plastic explosives, but these claims were ultimately found to be false.[citation needed]

Asahara was finally found hiding within a wall of a cult building known as “The 6th Satian” in the Kamikuishiki complex on 16 May and was arrested.[45] On the same day, the cult mailed a parcel bomb to the office of Yukio Aoshima, the governor of Tokyo, blowing off the fingers of his secretary’s hand. Asahara was initially charged with 23 counts of murder and 16 other offenses. The trial, dubbed “the trial of the century” by the press, ruled Asahara guilty of masterminding the attack and sentenced him to death. The indictment was appealed unsuccessfully. A number of senior members accused of participation, such as Masami Tsuchiya, also received death sentences.[citation needed]

The reasons why a small circle of mostly senior Aum members committed atrocities and the extent of personal involvement by Asahara remain unclear, although several theories have attempted to explain these events. In response to the prosecution’s charge that Asahara ordered the subway attacks to distract authorities, the defense maintained that Asahara was not aware of events, pointing to his deteriorating health. Shortly after his arrest, Asahara abandoned his post as the organization’s leader, and since then has maintained silence, refusing to communicate even with lawyers and family members.[citation needed]

Asahara faced 27 counts of murder in 13 separate indictments.[31] The prosecution argued that Asahara gave orders to attack the Tokyo Subway in order to “overthrow the government and install himself in the position of Emperor of Japan“.[32]

Later, during the trial which took more than seven years to conclude, the prosecution forwarded an additional theory that the attacks were ordered to divert police attention away from Aum. The prosecution also accused Asahara of masterminding the Matsumoto incident and the Sakamoto family murder.[33] According to Asahara’s defense team, a group of senior followers initiated the atrocities and kept them a secret from Asahara.[citation needed]

During the trials, some of the disciples testified against Asahara, and he was found guilty on 13 of 17 charges, including the Sakamoto family murder; four charges were dropped. On February 27, 2004, he was sentenced to death by hanging.[34] The trial was called the “trial of the century” by the Japanese media.[35] Meanwhile, Asahara resigned from his position as the Aum Shinrikyo representative in an attempt to prevent the group from being forcefully dissolved by the state.[citation needed]

The defence appealed Asahara’s sentencing on the grounds that he was mentally unfit and psychiatric examinations were undertaken. During much of the trials, Asahara remained silent or only muttered to himself.[36] However, he communicated with the staff at his detention facility, which convinced the examiner that Asahara was maintaining his silence out of free will.[37] Owing to his lawyers’ failure to submit the statement of reason for appeal,[citation needed] the Tokyo High Court decided on March 27, 2006, not to grant them leave to appeal.[38] This decision was upheld by the Supreme Court of Japan on September 15, 2006.[39]

Two re-trial appeals were declined by the appellate court.[40] In June 2012, Asahara’s execution was postponed due to arrests of several fugitive Aum Shinrikyo members.[2]

Asahara was executed by hanging on July 6, 2018, at the Tokyo Detention House, 23 years after the sarin gas attack, along with six other cult members.[3][4][41] Relatives of victims said they approved of the execution.[42] Asahara’s final words, as reported by Detention Center officials, assigned his remains to the fourth daughter, who is unsympathetic to the cult and plans to dispose of the ashes at sea; this is being contested by the wife, third daughter, and other family members, who are suspected of wanting to enshrine the ashes where believers can honor them. As of March 2020, the ashes were still at the Tokyo Detention Center.[43]

Ruth Bader Ginburg

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The right and left are now fighting about who and when the next justice should be confirmed. They are both rapid firing sound bites about Merrick Garland (the Obama nominee during the 2016 election who ended up being replaced by Neil Gorsuch, CO, a Trump nominee) from the opposite side making the opposite argument they are all making now. But no one is facing the fact that the arguments are all irrelevant. The real motivation is to win everything all the time no matter what. There doesn’t seem to be consideration for the future. The only thing they ever want is what’s in front of them at the time. Reason and rhetoric doesn’t matter. Pundits are also discussing the whether or not the next justice

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Shelby County

In a 2013 decision out of the court, Chief Justice John Roberts led a majority invalidating a key provision in the Voting Rights Act that required certain jurisdictions with a history of descrimination to undergo federal oversight before enacting any changes in voting procedure.

Ginsburg penned a fiery dissent in the case, pointing out that Congress passed the latest installment of the Voting Rights Act with “overwhelming bipartisan support,” saying the representatives legitimately exercised their constitutional powers in doing so.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg worked through her fifth bout of cancer to help shape a blockbuster Supreme Court term

“The sad irony of today’s decision lies in (the court’s) utter failure to grasp why the (law) has proven effective,” Ginsburg wrote.

It is the dissent in the Shelby case that grew Ginsburg’s following in pop culture in recent years — spurring the “Notorious RBG” moniker that morphed into a celebration of the justice’s legal career.

She wrote that “[t]hrowing out preclearance when it has worked and is continuing to work to stop discriminatory changes is like throwing away your umbrella in a rainstorm because you are not getting wet.”

Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co.

Some of Ginsburg’s most blistering dissents came from cases involving gender discrimination and civil rights — an issue she pioneered throughout her legal career.

In one such case, Lilly Ledbetter sued her employer, Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company, in 1999 for gender discrimination after discovering that over the course of her 19-year career at the company, she had received lower compensation than her male counterparts. She won the case in federal court in 2003 and was awarded $3.8 million in back pay and damages.

The tire giant appealed and the case eventually made its way to the Supreme Court. In 2007, the Supreme Court upheld a reversal of the federal court decision, ruling that because Ledbetter’s claim was made after a 180-day charging period, she could not sue her employer under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.

Railing against the all male, 5-4, majority, Ginsburg delivered a scathing dissent from the bench, a rare act by justices intended to demonstrate the strength of their disagreement. She accused the eight male justices of being indifferent to the gender pay gap.

“The court does not comprehend or is indifferent to the insidious way in which women can be victims of pay discrimination,” she said, calling upon Congress to act where the court had not.

In 2018, Ledbetter recalled the role Ginsburg played in her landmark case in 2006, saying the justice’s dissent from the majority gives her chills to this day.

“I get chills and goosebumps today just thinking about it … knowing how fierce she was,” Ledbetter said.

Obamacare’s contraceptive mandate

In one of her more recent dissents, Ginsburg lambasted the court for “(leaving) women workers to fend for themselves,” in a case where the justices struck down the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.

In July 2020, the court cleared the way for the Trump administration to expand exemptions for employers who have religious or moral objections to complying with the Affordable Care Act’s contraceptive mandate.

“Today, for the first time, the Court casts totally aside countervailing rights and interests in its zeal to secure religious rights to the nth degree,” Ginsburg wrote in dissent.

“This court leaves women workers to fend for themselves, to seek contraceptive coverage from sources other than their employer’s insurer, and, absent another available source of funding, to pay for contraceptive services out of their own pockets,” she said and noted that the government had acknowledged that the rules would cause thousands of women — “between 70,500 and 126,400 women of childbearing age,” she wrote — to lose coverage.

When the case’s oral arguments were being heard, Ginsburg participated from a hospital bed because of a gall bladder condition. Ginsburg also announced weeks after her dissent in the case that a scan the February before revealed lesions on her liver and she had begun bi-weekly chemotherapy.

Bush v. Gore

In the election of 2000, Florida was the key to presidential victory on both sides of the aisle. The voting process in the state was a mess — with poorly designed ballots and counting irregularities abound. Both George W. Bush and Al Gore both declared victory in the state before election night was over, kicking off one of the most drawn-out election results in the nation’s history.

The election quickly went from a decision steered by vote counts to one steered by the courts.

The bitter court battle first escalated up to Florida’s Supreme Court, where a manual recount of ballots was issued. The order was appealed up to the US Supreme Court, where it was reversed and Florida’s 25 electoral votes, along with the presidency, was handed to Bush.

Though Ginsburg was not on the winning side, she did not go gentle into that good night.

”I might join the chief justice were it my commission to interpret Florida law,” Ginsburg wrote. ”The extraordinary setting of this case has obscured the ordinary principle that dictates its proper resolution: federal courts defer to state high courts’ interpretations of their state’s own law. This principle reflects the core of federalism, on which all agree.”

”Were the other members of this court as mindful as they generally are of our system of dual sovereignty,” Justice Ginsburg concluded, ”they would affirm the judgment of the Florida Supreme Court.”

But while colleagues wrote they dissented “respectfully,” as Ginsburg typically does, she said only: “I dissent.”

On November 8, 2000, the Florida Division of Elections reported that Bush won with 48.8% of the vote in Florida, a margin of victory of 1,784 votes.[10] The margin of victory was less than 0.5% of the votes cast, so a statutorily-mandated[11] automatic machine recount occurred. On November 10, with the machine recount finished in all but one county, Bush’s margin of victory had decreased to 327.[12]

According to legal analyst Jeffrey Toobin, later analysis showed that a total of 18 counties—accounting for a quarter of all votes cast in Florida—did not carry out the legally mandated machine recount, but “[n]o one from the Gore campaign ever challenged” the notion that the machine recount had been completed.[13] Florida’s election laws[14] allow a candidate to request a county to conduct a manual recount, and Gore requested manual recounts in four Florida counties: VolusiaPalm BeachBroward and Miami-Dade, which are counties that traditionally vote Democratic and would be expected to garner more votes for Gore. Gore did not, however, request any recounts in counties that traditionally vote Republican. The four counties granted the request and began manual recounts. However, Florida law also required all counties to certify their election returns to the Florida Secretary of State within seven days of the election,[15] and several of the counties conducting manual recounts did not believe they could meet this deadline.

By December 8, 2000, there had been multiple court decisions regarding the presidential election in Florida.[18] On that date the Florida Supreme Court, by a 4–3 vote, ordered a statewide manual recount.[19] On December 9, ruling in response to an emergency request by Bush, the U.S. Supreme Court stayed the recount. The Court also decided to treat Bush’s application for relief as a petition for a writ of certiorarigranted that petition, requested briefing from the parties by 4 pm on December 10 and scheduled oral argument for the morning of December 11.

Although opinions are rarely issued in connection with grants of certiorari (a minimum of four of the nine justices must vote in favor of the grant), Justice Scalia filed an opinion concurring in the Court’s decision, noting that “a brief response is necessary to [Justice Stevens’] dissent”. According to Scalia,

It suffices to say that the issuance of the stay suggests that a majority of the Court, while not deciding the issues presented, believe that the petitioner has a substantial probability of success. The issue is not, as the dissent puts it, whether “counting every legally cast vote can constitute irreparable harm.” One of the principal issues in the appeal we have accepted is precisely whether the votes that have been ordered to be counted are, under a reasonable interpretation of Florida law, “legally cast vote[s].” The counting of votes that are of questionable legality does in my view threaten irreparable harm to petitioner Bush, and to the country, by casting a cloud upon what he claims to be the legitimacy of his election. Count first, and rule upon legality afterwards, is not a recipe for producing election results that have the public acceptance democratic stability requires.[20]

Justice Stevens filed a dissenting opinion, in which Justices Souter, Ginsburg and Breyer joined. According to Stevens,

Counting every legally cast vote cannot constitute irreparable harm […] Preventing the recount from being completed will inevitably cast a cloud on the legitimacy of the election.[20]

The four dissenting justices argued that stopping the recount was an “unwise” violation of “three venerable rules of judicial restraint”, namely respecting the opinions of state supreme courts, cautiously exercising jurisdiction when “another branch of the Federal Government” has a large measure of responsibility to resolve the issue, and avoiding making peremptory conclusions on federal constitutional law prior to a full presentation on the issue.

A number of legal scholars have agreed with the dissenters’ argument that Bush failed to carry the “heavy burden” of demonstrating a “likelihood of irreparable harm”. [21]

The subsequent analysis revealed that black-majority precincts had three times as many rejected ballots as white precincts. “For minorities, the ballot survey found, a recount would not have redressed the inequities because most ballots were beyond retrieving. But a recount could have restored the votes of thousands of older voters whose dimpled and double-voted ballots were indecipherable to machines but would have been clear in a ballot-by-ballot review.”[76] The ballot review later conducted by a consortium of news organizations did not have access to these decisive ballots, which in many cases had disappeared and could not be produced.[77]

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Agent 355 and The Culper Ring

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Agent 355 (died after 1780) was the code name of a female spy during the American Revolution, part of the Culper Ring. Agent 355 was one of the first spies for the United States, but her real identity is unknown. The number, 355, could be de-crypted from the system the Culper Ring used to mean “lady.”

The only direct reference to Agent 355 in any of the Culper Ring‘s missives (1778-1780) was from Abraham Woodhull (“Samuel Culper Sr.”), to General George Washington. Woodhull described her as “one who hath been ever serviceable to this correspondence.”

The true identity of Agent 355 is still unknown, but some facts about her seem clear. She worked with the American Patriots during the Revolutionary War as a spy. She would have been recruited by Woodhull into the spy ring. The way the code is constructed indicates that she may have had “some degree of social prominence.” She was likely living in New York City, and at some point had contact with Major John André and Benedict Arnold. One person who may have been Agent 355 was Anna Strong, Woodhull’s neighbor. Anna Strong helped by signaling to the Ring the location of Caleb Brewster who raided British shipments in his whaleboat around the Long Island Sound after he was given a secure location by Anna Strong. Another theory is that Agent 355 may have been Robert Townsend’s common-law wife. Stories about Townsend state that he was in love with Agent 355. John Burke and Andrea Meyer have made a different case for 355’s involvement in the spy ring using circumstantial evidence that she may have been close to Major John André and also to Benjamin Tallmadge, thereby protecting Woodhull from accusations of being a spy. Other possible candidates for 355 include Sarah Horton Townsend and Elizabeth Burgin.

It is also occasionally believed that there was no Agent 355, but rather that the code indicated a woman who had useful information, but wasn’t “formally connected to the ring.” The code itself may have referred to “a woman,” not an agent who was a woman.

Agent 355 is thought to have played a major role in exposing Arnold and the arrest of Major John André, who was hanged in Tappan, New York. She may have been member of a prominent Loyalist family which would put her within easy reach of British commanders.

Agent 355 was arrested in 1780 when Benedict Arnold went to the Loyalists. She was imprisoned on HMS Jersey, a prison ship, where she may have given birth to a boy named Robert Townsend, Jr. She later died on the prison ship. However, Alexander Rose disagrees with this narrative, stating that “females were not kept aboard prison ships,” and that “there’s no record whatsoever of a birth.” Strengthening the idea that Agent 355 may have been Anna Strong is the fact that her husband Selah Strong was imprisoned on Jersey and she was supposedly allowed to bring him food. Her presence on the ship may have led to the legend that Agent 355 was imprisoned there.

 

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Corey Feldman Part 3: The System

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The thesis of this episode is that some of people whom we have entrusted to protect our children against predators are predators themselves. And because they have the legal power, nay, the expertise, they have been able to set up a legal system that allows people who are sufficiently savvy to get away with, and continue to abuse children.

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Again this episode details sometimes violent sexual crimes against children. Avert your ears if you need to.

Dennis Hastert

Born January 2, 1942) is an American former politician and convicted felon who represented Illinois’s 14th congressional district from 1987 to 2007 and served as the 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007,[1] the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history. After being convicted of financial crimes related to repeated incidents of child molestation,[2] he became the highest-ranking elected official in U.S. history to have served a prison sentence.[3]

From 1965 to 1981, Hastert was a high school teacher and coach at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois.

He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1986, and was re-elected every two years until he retired in 2007.

On May 28, 2015, Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals to evade bank reporting requirements and making false statements to federal investigators. Federal prosecutors said that the funds withdrawn by Hastert were used as hush money to conceal past sexual misconduct by Hastert. In October 2015, Hastert entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors. Under the agreement, Hastert pleaded guilty to the structuring charge (a felony); the charge of making false statements was dropped.[4] In court submissions filed in April 2016, federal prosecutors alleged that Hastert had molested at least four boys as young as 14 years of age during his time as a high school wrestling coach.[5] At a sentencing hearing, Hastert admitted that he had sexually abused boys whom he had coached.[6] Referring to Hastert as a “serial child molester”, a federal judge imposed a sentence of 15 months in prison, two years’ supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.[7][3] Hastert was imprisoned in 2016 and was released 13 months later.[8]

In 2016 Hastert pleaded guilty to child molestation, 10 years after leaving Congress. In 2006, Hastert declined to run for office again. He was indicted in 2015, served 13 months in prison and was released in 2017.

Hastert had sexual contact with five underage male students when he was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School in the 1960s and ’70s before entering politics, according to federal prosecutors.

The statute of limitations to bring sexual abuse charges had long run out, and prosecutors have said their best option for holding Hastert accountable was indicting him for federal banking violations. Hastert pleaded guilty in October of 2015 to one count of illegally structuring bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements. The charges are related to payments to the man behind the lawsuit.

Hastert, who a federal judge called a “serial child molester,” served 13 months in a Minnesota federal prison. Now 77, he has kept a low profile since being freed in the summer of 2017. Neither he nor the now middle-aged man who sued him has ever appeared in court in the three years since the suit was filed.

But, in the Sept. 25, 2018, deposition, Hastert backpedaled on his admissions in the federal court case that he mistreated some former student-athletes, including the man who filed suit. Hastert said he did not object to a statement in federal court that was fed to him by his attorneys so he could “get it over with.”

In the deposition, Hastert said he simply worked on a “groin pull” at the boy’s request.

As to why he would pay millions if he did nothing wrong, Hastert said he wanted to avoid the media coverage he had seen occur in other scandals involving well-known state and federal politicians.

Hastert began making cash payments in mid-2010 in exchange for the man not disclosing that Hastert molested him while the two stayed overnight in a hotel room during a wrestling camp in the 1970s, according to the lawsuit and documents filed by federal prosecutors.

The victim was 14.

The payments stopped in late 2014 as the FBI investigated Hastert’s suspicious cash withdrawals. The recipient, a standout high school wrestler whose parents had been close friends with Hastert, is suing for the remaining $1.8 million plus interest in a breach-of-contract claim.

Hastert has countersued. His attorney, John Ellis, argues the verbal agreement is unenforceable because, among other legal issues, the man failed to keep up his end of the deal when he talked about it with relatives, a longtime friend and to federal authorities.

In his deposition, the man admitted that he disclosed the hush-money pact in general terms but said his understanding of his obligation was “not to go to a lawyer, not to go to law, police and not to go to media of any kind.”

According to his deposition, the man gave $5,000 to a down-on-his-luck friend in late 2012 after telling the friend that “something had happened between Hastert and I and I sort of motioned toward my crotch. And I said, so we have an agreement and I know you can use some financial help and I can help you.”

The man’s attorney, Kristi Browne, argues the comments were immaterial and did not violate the agreement. She said her client fulfilled his obligation under the pact, which she said only became public because Hastert violated banking laws and triggered an FBI investigation

According to his lawsuit, the man said he has suffered panic attacks for years that led to “periods of unemployment, career changes, bouts of depression, hospitalization and long-term psychiatric treatment.”

 

 

Jim Jordan

born February 17, 1964) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district since 2007. A member of the Republican Party, he is a former collegiate wrestler and collegiate wrestling coach.

Jordan was the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee from January 2019 to March 2020, a position he left to become the ranking member of the United States House Committee on the Judiciary.

also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law enforcement entities. The Judiciary Committee is also the committee responsible for impeachments of federal officials. Because of the legal nature of its oversight, committee members usually have a legal background, but this is not required.

Which means that he is in an extremely exceptional position to manipulate the enforcement of law.

Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach with the Ohio State University‘s (OSU) wrestling program from 1987 to 1995.[69] Ohio State University began an independent investigation in April 2018[70] into allegations of sexual misconduct by former wrestling team physician Richard Strauss; Strauss was the team physician during Jordan’s tenure as assistant coach.[71][72] Strauss committed suicide in 2005.[73]

In early June 2018, at least eight former wrestlers said that Jordan had been aware of, but did not respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by Strauss.[74][75] Jordan’s locker was next to Strauss’s, and Jordan spent so much time in the locker room that he created and awarded a “King of the Sauna” certificate to the member of the team who spent the most time in the sauna “talking smack”.[76]

Former wrestling team members David Range,[78] Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts asserted that Jordan knew of Strauss’s misconduct. Yetts said “For God’s sake, Strauss’s locker was right next to Jordan’s and Jordan even said he’d kill him if he tried anything with him”.[79] No wrestlers have accused Jordan of sexual misconduct; however, Jordan was named as a defendant in a lawsuit against the university by four former wrestlers.[80][81][82] Several former wrestlers, including ex-UFC fighter Mark Coleman, allege that Hellickson contacted two witnesses in an attempt to pressure them to support Jordan the day after they accused the congressman of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse.[83][84]

Jordan has refused to cooperate with investigations into Strauss.[85] Jordan described his accusers as “pawns in a political plot”[86] and stated that he did not even hear any locker room talk about Strauss or sexual abuse at OSU.[87] In response to Jordan’s denials, Mike DiSabato said: “I considered Jim Jordan a friend. But at the end of the day, he is absolutely lying if he says he doesn’t know what was going on.”[85][88]

On July 13, 2018, the editorial board of the Cleveland Plain Dealer asserted that “Jim Jordan must acknowledge what he knew”.[89]

In May 2019, DiSabato filed a Title IX lawsuit against OSU. In one count of the court papers, DiSabato claimed that a second cousin of Jordan’s attempted to “intimidate and retaliate” against DiSabato.[90][91] In 2019, DiSabato shared text messages with NBC News that were corroborated by another former wrestler[92] indicating that Jim Jordan, Russ Hellickson, and high school wrestling coach Jeff Jordan (Jim Jordan’s younger brother)[93] conspired to engage in witness tampering and intimidation when they called Coleman and Coleman’s parents to pressure Coleman to recant his earlier accusation that Jordan was aware of the abuse.[92]

In November 2019, a retired wrestling referee filed a lawsuit alleging that he had warned Jordan and Hellickson about Strauss’ misconduct.[94][95] Jordan promptly dismissed the referee as “another person making a false statement”.[96]

In February 2020, Adam DiSabato—the brother of Mike DiSabato—testified before the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee that “Jim Jordan called me crying, crying. Groveling. On the 4th of July, begging me to go against my brother. Begging me. Crying for a half hour. That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there”.[88][97][98]

Donald John Trump

Filed on 10/03/2016

In the United States District Court Southern District of New York – Jane Doe, proceeding under a pseudonym, Plaintiff v. Donald J Trump and Jeffery E. Epstein, Defendants

This is a complaint for rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse, forcible touching, assault and battery, intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress, duress, false imprisonment, and defamation.

And they are accused of:

threats of death and/or serious bodily injury by the Defendants that took place at several parties during the summer months of 1994. The parties were held by Defendant Epstein at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Epstein at 9 E. 71st St. in Manhattan. During this period, Plaintiff was a minor of age 13 and was legally incapable under New York law of consenting to sexual intercourse and the other sexual contacts detailed herein. The rapes in the first, second, and third degrees; sexual misconduct; criminal sexual acts in the first, second, and third degrees; sexual abuse in the first, second, and third degrees; and forcible touching, detailed herein are unlawful under New York law, and constitute the torts of, inter alia (which is latin for ‘among other things’), assault, battery, false imprisonment, and intentional or reckless infliction of emotional distress, including threats of force and serious bodily harm, under New York law. In addition, U.S. Code provides Plaintiff with a civil remedy for personal injuries because Plaintiff, while a minor, was a victim of violations of [statutes] she suffered personal injury as a result of such violations. Declaration of Plaintiff Jane Doe, Exhibit A hereto; Declaration of Tiffany Doe, Exhibit B hereto; Declaration of Joan Doe, Exhibit C hereto; Jane Doe, Tiffany Doe, and Joan Doe are each pseudonyms as each woman wishes anonymity. Tiffany Doe, a witness, was an employee of Defendant Epstein. Exh. B. Joan Doe, a witness, was a childhood classmate of Plaintiff who, in the 1994-95 school year, was told by Plaintiff that Plaintiff was subject to sexual contact by the Defendants at parties in New York City during the summer of 1994. Exh. C.

Plaintiff was enticed by promises of money and a modeling career to attend a series of parties, with other similarly situated minor females, held at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Jeffrey Epstein. At least four of the parties were attended by Defendant Trump. Exhs. A and B. On information and belief, by this time in 1994, Defendant Trump had known Defendant Epstein for seven years (New York, 10/28/02, “’I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,’’ Trump booms from a speakerphone. ‘He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.’”), and knew that Plaintiff was then just 13 years old. Exhs. A and B.

Defendant Trump initiated sexual contact with Plaintiff at four different parties. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a bed, exposed himself to Plaintiff, and then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but with no effect. Defendant Trump responded to Plaintiff’s pleas by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted. Exhs. A and B. 11. Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened Plaintiff that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse of her by Defendant Trump, Plaintiff and her family would be physically harmed if not killed. Exhs. A and B.

Defendant Epstein had sexual contact with Plaintiff at two of the parties. The second sexual encounter with Defendant Epstein took place after Plaintiff had been raped by Defendant Trump. Defendant Epstein forced himself upon Plaintiff and proceeded to rape her anally and vaginally despite her loud pleas to stop. Defendant Epstein then attempted to strike Plaintiff about the head with his closed fists while he angrily screamed at Plaintiff that he, Defendant Epstein, rather than Defendant Trump, should have been the one who took Plaintiff’s virginity, before Plaintiff finally managed to break away from Defendant Epstein. Exhs. A and B. 13. The threats of violence against Plaintiff and her family continued, this time from Defendant Epstein, who again reiterated that Plaintiff was not to reveal any of the details of his sexual and physical abuse of her or else, specifically, Plaintiff and her family would be seriously physically harmed, if not killed. Exhs. A and B. 14. While still under threats of physical harm by coming forward and having no reason to believe that the threats have ever been lifted or would ever be lifted, Plaintiff, who has suffered from stress, emotional distress, mental pain and suffering, among other problems, ever since the assaults, was subjected to daily painful reminders of the horrific acts of one of the perpetrators, Defendant Trump, via mass media coverage of him starting on or about June 16, 2015 that, over a short period of time, became continuous and unavoidable. Exh. A

As a direct and proximate result of the sexual assaults and rapes perpetrated by Defendants upon her, Plaintiff has suffered stress, emotional distress, and mental pain and suffering, as well as adverse physical consequences.

Plaintiff was unrelentingly threatened by each Defendant that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse caused to her by Defendants, Plaintiff Case  and her family would be physically harmed if not killed. The duress has not terminated and the fear has not subsided. The duress is an element of or inherent in the underlying causes of action complained of herein. The duress and coercion exerted by Defendants has been such as to have actually deprived Plaintiff of her freedom of will to institute suit earlier in time, and it rose to such a level that a person of reasonable firmness in Plaintiff’s situation would have been unable to resist. Exhs. A and B

Both Defendants let Plaintiff know that each was a very wealthy, powerful man and indicated that they had the power, ability and means to carry out their threats. Indeed, Defendant Trump stated that Plaintiff shouldn’t ever say anything if she didn’t want to disappear like Maria, a 12-year-old female that was forced to be involved in the third incident with Defendant Trump and that Plaintiff had not seen since that third incident, and that he was capable of having her whole family killed. Exhs. A and B. 24. The duress had prevented Plaintiff from starting litigation before this year. However, as soon as she surfaced, she received threats. More specifically, shortly after her first complaint was filed in California on April 26, 2016, she started receiving threatening phone calls on her cell phone. Exh. A

In November 2016, just days before the presidential election, Bloom suddenly announced a press conference with Jane Doe had been canceled, saying Doe had become frightened after receiving death threats. Two days later, Doe’s lead attorney, Thomas Meager, filed to dismiss the case. Jane Doe has not been heard from since.

Thanks:

Thank you Dean Albenze for help with website and posting.

Outro:

Corey Feldman Part 3: The System

Darby’s Script

 

Sources:

cdn.factcheck.org; newsweek.com; chicagotribune.com; snopes.com; Wikipedia.org

Pod Thesis:

The thesis of this episode is that some of people whom we have entrusted to protect our children against predators are predators themselves. And because they have the legal power, nay, the expertise, they have been able to set up a legal system that allows people who are sufficiently savvy to get away with, and continue to abuse children.

Warnings:

Again this episode details sometimes violent sexual crimes against children. Avert your ears if you need to.

Dennis Hastert

Born January 2, 1942) is an American former politician and convicted felon who represented Illinois’s 14th congressional district from 1987 to 2007 and served as the 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007,[1] the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history. After being convicted of financial crimes related to repeated incidents of child molestation,[2] he became the highest-ranking elected official in U.S. history to have served a prison sentence.[3]

From 1965 to 1981, Hastert was a high school teacher and coach at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois.

He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1986, and was re-elected every two years until he retired in 2007.

On May 28, 2015, Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals to evade bank reporting requirements and making false statements to federal investigators. Federal prosecutors said that the funds withdrawn by Hastert were used as hush money to conceal past sexual misconduct by Hastert. In October 2015, Hastert entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors. Under the agreement, Hastert pleaded guilty to the structuring charge (a felony); the charge of making false statements was dropped.[4] In court submissions filed in April 2016, federal prosecutors alleged that Hastert had molested at least four boys as young as 14 years of age during his time as a high school wrestling coach.[5] At a sentencing hearing, Hastert admitted that he had sexually abused boys whom he had coached.[6] Referring to Hastert as a “serial child molester”, a federal judge imposed a sentence of 15 months in prison, two years’ supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.[7][3] Hastert was imprisoned in 2016 and was released 13 months later.[8]

In 2016 Hastert pleaded guilty to child molestation, 10 years after leaving Congress. In 2006, Hastert declined to run for office again. He was indicted in 2015, served 13 months in prison and was released in 2017.

Hastert had sexual contact with five underage male students when he was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School in the 1960s and ’70s before entering politics, according to federal prosecutors.

The statute of limitations to bring sexual abuse charges had long run out, and prosecutors have said their best option for holding Hastert accountable was indicting him for federal banking violations. Hastert pleaded guilty in October of 2015 to one count of illegally structuring bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements. The charges are related to payments to the man behind the lawsuit.

Hastert, who a federal judge called a “serial child molester,” served 13 months in a Minnesota federal prison. Now 77, he has kept a low profile since being freed in the summer of 2017. Neither he nor the now middle-aged man who sued him has ever appeared in court in the three years since the suit was filed.

But, in the Sept. 25, 2018, deposition, Hastert backpedaled on his admissions in the federal court case that he mistreated some former student-athletes, including the man who filed suit. Hastert said he did not object to a statement in federal court that was fed to him by his attorneys so he could “get it over with.”

In the deposition, Hastert said he simply worked on a “groin pull” at the boy’s request.

As to why he would pay millions if he did nothing wrong, Hastert said he wanted to avoid the media coverage he had seen occur in other scandals involving well-known state and federal politicians.

Hastert began making cash payments in mid-2010 in exchange for the man not disclosing that Hastert molested him while the two stayed overnight in a hotel room during a wrestling camp in the 1970s, according to the lawsuit and documents filed by federal prosecutors.

The victim was 14.

The payments stopped in late 2014 as the FBI investigated Hastert’s suspicious cash withdrawals. The recipient, a standout high school wrestler whose parents had been close friends with Hastert, is suing for the remaining $1.8 million plus interest in a breach-of-contract claim.

Hastert has countersued. His attorney, John Ellis, argues the verbal agreement is unenforceable because, among other legal issues, the man failed to keep up his end of the deal when he talked about it with relatives, a longtime friend and to federal authorities.

In his deposition, the man admitted that he disclosed the hush-money pact in general terms but said his understanding of his obligation was “not to go to a lawyer, not to go to law, police and not to go to media of any kind.”

According to his deposition, the man gave $5,000 to a down-on-his-luck friend in late 2012 after telling the friend that “something had happened between Hastert and I and I sort of motioned toward my crotch. And I said, so we have an agreement and I know you can use some financial help and I can help you.”

The man’s attorney, Kristi Browne, argues the comments were immaterial and did not violate the agreement. She said her client fulfilled his obligation under the pact, which she said only became public because Hastert violated banking laws and triggered an FBI investigation

According to his lawsuit, the man said he has suffered panic attacks for years that led to “periods of unemployment, career changes, bouts of depression, hospitalization and long-term psychiatric treatment.”

 

 

Jim Jordan

born February 17, 1964) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district since 2007. A member of the Republican Party, he is a former collegiate wrestler and collegiate wrestling coach.

Jordan was the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee from January 2019 to March 2020, a position he left to become the ranking member of the United States House Committee on the Judiciary.

also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law enforcement entities. The Judiciary Committee is also the committee responsible for impeachments of federal officials. Because of the legal nature of its oversight, committee members usually have a legal background, but this is not required.

Which means that he is in an extremely exceptional position to manipulate the enforcement of law.

Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach with the Ohio State University‘s (OSU) wrestling program from 1987 to 1995.[69] Ohio State University began an independent investigation in April 2018[70] into allegations of sexual misconduct by former wrestling team physician Richard Strauss; Strauss was the team physician during Jordan’s tenure as assistant coach.[71][72] Strauss committed suicide in 2005.[73]

In early June 2018, at least eight former wrestlers said that Jordan had been aware of, but did not respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by Strauss.[74][75] Jordan’s locker was next to Strauss’s, and Jordan spent so much time in the locker room that he created and awarded a “King of the Sauna” certificate to the member of the team who spent the most time in the sauna “talking smack”.[76]

Former wrestling team members David Range,[78] Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts asserted that Jordan knew of Strauss’s misconduct. Yetts said “For God’s sake, Strauss’s locker was right next to Jordan’s and Jordan even said he’d kill him if he tried anything with him”.[79] No wrestlers have accused Jordan of sexual misconduct; however, Jordan was named as a defendant in a lawsuit against the university by four former wrestlers.[80][81][82] Several former wrestlers, including ex-UFC fighter Mark Coleman, allege that Hellickson contacted two witnesses in an attempt to pressure them to support Jordan the day after they accused the congressman of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse.[83][84]

Jordan has refused to cooperate with investigations into Strauss.[85] Jordan described his accusers as “pawns in a political plot”[86] and stated that he did not even hear any locker room talk about Strauss or sexual abuse at OSU.[87] In response to Jordan’s denials, Mike DiSabato said: “I considered Jim Jordan a friend. But at the end of the day, he is absolutely lying if he says he doesn’t know what was going on.”[85][88]

On July 13, 2018, the editorial board of the Cleveland Plain Dealer asserted that “Jim Jordan must acknowledge what he knew”.[89]

In May 2019, DiSabato filed a Title IX lawsuit against OSU. In one count of the court papers, DiSabato claimed that a second cousin of Jordan’s attempted to “intimidate and retaliate” against DiSabato.[90][91] In 2019, DiSabato shared text messages with NBC News that were corroborated by another former wrestler[92] indicating that Jim Jordan, Russ Hellickson, and high school wrestling coach Jeff Jordan (Jim Jordan’s younger brother)[93] conspired to engage in witness tampering and intimidation when they called Coleman and Coleman’s parents to pressure Coleman to recant his earlier accusation that Jordan was aware of the abuse.[92]

In November 2019, a retired wrestling referee filed a lawsuit alleging that he had warned Jordan and Hellickson about Strauss’ misconduct.[94][95] Jordan promptly dismissed the referee as “another person making a false statement”.[96]

In February 2020, Adam DiSabato—the brother of Mike DiSabato—testified before the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee that “Jim Jordan called me crying, crying. Groveling. On the 4th of July, begging me to go against my brother. Begging me. Crying for a half hour. That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there”.[88][97][98]

Donald John Trump

Filed on 10/03/2016

In the United States District Court Southern District of New York – Jane Doe, proceeding under a pseudonym, Plaintiff v. Donald J Trump and Jeffery E. Epstein, Defendants

This is a complaint for rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse, forcible touching, assault and battery, intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress, duress, false imprisonment, and defamation.

And they are accused of:

threats of death and/or serious bodily injury by the Defendants that took place at several parties during the summer months of 1994. The parties were held by Defendant Epstein at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Epstein at 9 E. 71st St. in Manhattan. During this period, Plaintiff was a minor of age 13 and was legally incapable under New York law of consenting to sexual intercourse and the other sexual contacts detailed herein. The rapes in the first, second, and third degrees; sexual misconduct; criminal sexual acts in the first, second, and third degrees; sexual abuse in the first, second, and third degrees; and forcible touching, detailed herein are unlawful under New York law, and constitute the torts of, inter alia (which is latin for ‘among other things’), assault, battery, false imprisonment, and intentional or reckless infliction of emotional distress, including threats of force and serious bodily harm, under New York law. In addition, U.S. Code provides Plaintiff with a civil remedy for personal injuries because Plaintiff, while a minor, was a victim of violations of [statutes] she suffered personal injury as a result of such violations. Declaration of Plaintiff Jane Doe, Exhibit A hereto; Declaration of Tiffany Doe, Exhibit B hereto; Declaration of Joan Doe, Exhibit C hereto; Jane Doe, Tiffany Doe, and Joan Doe are each pseudonyms as each woman wishes anonymity. Tiffany Doe, a witness, was an employee of Defendant Epstein. Exh. B. Joan Doe, a witness, was a childhood classmate of Plaintiff who, in the 1994-95 school year, was told by Plaintiff that Plaintiff was subject to sexual contact by the Defendants at parties in New York City during the summer of 1994. Exh. C.

Plaintiff was enticed by promises of money and a modeling career to attend a series of parties, with other similarly situated minor females, held at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Jeffrey Epstein. At least four of the parties were attended by Defendant Trump. Exhs. A and B. On information and belief, by this time in 1994, Defendant Trump had known Defendant Epstein for seven years (New York, 10/28/02, “’I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,’’ Trump booms from a speakerphone. ‘He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.’”), and knew that Plaintiff was then just 13 years old. Exhs. A and B.

Defendant Trump initiated sexual contact with Plaintiff at four different parties. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a bed, exposed himself to Plaintiff, and then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but with no effect. Defendant Trump responded to Plaintiff’s pleas by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted. Exhs. A and B. 11. Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened Plaintiff that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse of her by Defendant Trump, Plaintiff and her family would be physically harmed if not killed. Exhs. A and B.

Defendant Epstein had sexual contact with Plaintiff at two of the parties. The second sexual encounter with Defendant Epstein took place after Plaintiff had been raped by Defendant Trump. Defendant Epstein forced himself upon Plaintiff and proceeded to rape her anally and vaginally despite her loud pleas to stop. Defendant Epstein then attempted to strike Plaintiff about the head with his closed fists while he angrily screamed at Plaintiff that he, Defendant Epstein, rather than Defendant Trump, should have been the one who took Plaintiff’s virginity, before Plaintiff finally managed to break away from Defendant Epstein. Exhs. A and B. 13. The threats of violence against Plaintiff and her family continued, this time from Defendant Epstein, who again reiterated that Plaintiff was not to reveal any of the details of his sexual and physical abuse of her or else, specifically, Plaintiff and her family would be seriously physically harmed, if not killed. Exhs. A and B. 14. While still under threats of physical harm by coming forward and having no reason to believe that the threats have ever been lifted or would ever be lifted, Plaintiff, who has suffered from stress, emotional distress, mental pain and suffering, among other problems, ever since the assaults, was subjected to daily painful reminders of the horrific acts of one of the perpetrators, Defendant Trump, via mass media coverage of him starting on or about June 16, 2015 that, over a short period of time, became continuous and unavoidable. Exh. A

As a direct and proximate result of the sexual assaults and rapes perpetrated by Defendants upon her, Plaintiff has suffered stress, emotional distress, and mental pain and suffering, as well as adverse physical consequences.

Plaintiff was unrelentingly threatened by each Defendant that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse caused to her by Defendants, Plaintiff Case  and her family would be physically harmed if not killed. The duress has not terminated and the fear has not subsided. The duress is an element of or inherent in the underlying causes of action complained of herein. The duress and coercion exerted by Defendants has been such as to have actually deprived Plaintiff of her freedom of will to institute suit earlier in time, and it rose to such a level that a person of reasonable firmness in Plaintiff’s situation would have been unable to resist. Exhs. A and B

Both Defendants let Plaintiff know that each was a very wealthy, powerful man and indicated that they had the power, ability and means to carry out their threats. Indeed, Defendant Trump stated that Plaintiff shouldn’t ever say anything if she didn’t want to disappear like Maria, a 12-year-old female that was forced to be involved in the third incident with Defendant Trump and that Plaintiff had not seen since that third incident, and that he was capable of having her whole family killed. Exhs. A and B. 24. The duress had prevented Plaintiff from starting litigation before this year. However, as soon as she surfaced, she received threats. More specifically, shortly after her first complaint was filed in California on April 26, 2016, she started receiving threatening phone calls on her cell phone. Exh. A

In November 2016, just days before the presidential election, Bloom suddenly announced a press conference with Jane Doe had been canceled, saying Doe had become frightened after receiving death threats. Two days later, Doe’s lead attorney, Thomas Meager, filed to dismiss the case. Jane Doe has not been heard from since.

Thanks:

Thank you Dean Albenze for help with website and posting.

 

Corey Feldman Part 3: The System

Darby’s Script

 

Sources:

cdn.factcheck.org; newsweek.com; chicagotribune.com; snopes.com; Wikipedia.org

Pod Thesis:

The thesis of this episode is that some of people whom we have entrusted to protect our children against predators are predators themselves. And because they have the legal power, nay, the expertise, they have been able to set up a legal system that allows people who are sufficiently savvy to get away with, and continue to abuse children.

Warnings:

Again this episode details sometimes violent sexual crimes against children. Avert your ears if you need to.

Dennis Hastert

Born January 2, 1942) is an American former politician and convicted felon who represented Illinois’s 14th congressional district from 1987 to 2007 and served as the 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007,[1] the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history. After being convicted of financial crimes related to repeated incidents of child molestation,[2] he became the highest-ranking elected official in U.S. history to have served a prison sentence.[3]

From 1965 to 1981, Hastert was a high school teacher and coach at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois.

He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1986, and was re-elected every two years until he retired in 2007.

On May 28, 2015, Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals to evade bank reporting requirements and making false statements to federal investigators. Federal prosecutors said that the funds withdrawn by Hastert were used as hush money to conceal past sexual misconduct by Hastert. In October 2015, Hastert entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors. Under the agreement, Hastert pleaded guilty to the structuring charge (a felony); the charge of making false statements was dropped.[4] In court submissions filed in April 2016, federal prosecutors alleged that Hastert had molested at least four boys as young as 14 years of age during his time as a high school wrestling coach.[5] At a sentencing hearing, Hastert admitted that he had sexually abused boys whom he had coached.[6] Referring to Hastert as a “serial child molester”, a federal judge imposed a sentence of 15 months in prison, two years’ supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.[7][3] Hastert was imprisoned in 2016 and was released 13 months later.[8]

In 2016 Hastert pleaded guilty to child molestation, 10 years after leaving Congress. In 2006, Hastert declined to run for office again. He was indicted in 2015, served 13 months in prison and was released in 2017.

Hastert had sexual contact with five underage male students when he was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School in the 1960s and ’70s before entering politics, according to federal prosecutors.

The statute of limitations to bring sexual abuse charges had long run out, and prosecutors have said their best option for holding Hastert accountable was indicting him for federal banking violations. Hastert pleaded guilty in October of 2015 to one count of illegally structuring bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements. The charges are related to payments to the man behind the lawsuit.

Hastert, who a federal judge called a “serial child molester,” served 13 months in a Minnesota federal prison. Now 77, he has kept a low profile since being freed in the summer of 2017. Neither he nor the now middle-aged man who sued him has ever appeared in court in the three years since the suit was filed.

But, in the Sept. 25, 2018, deposition, Hastert backpedaled on his admissions in the federal court case that he mistreated some former student-athletes, including the man who filed suit. Hastert said he did not object to a statement in federal court that was fed to him by his attorneys so he could “get it over with.”

In the deposition, Hastert said he simply worked on a “groin pull” at the boy’s request.

As to why he would pay millions if he did nothing wrong, Hastert said he wanted to avoid the media coverage he had seen occur in other scandals involving well-known state and federal politicians.

Hastert began making cash payments in mid-2010 in exchange for the man not disclosing that Hastert molested him while the two stayed overnight in a hotel room during a wrestling camp in the 1970s, according to the lawsuit and documents filed by federal prosecutors.

The victim was 14.

The payments stopped in late 2014 as the FBI investigated Hastert’s suspicious cash withdrawals. The recipient, a standout high school wrestler whose parents had been close friends with Hastert, is suing for the remaining $1.8 million plus interest in a breach-of-contract claim.

Hastert has countersued. His attorney, John Ellis, argues the verbal agreement is unenforceable because, among other legal issues, the man failed to keep up his end of the deal when he talked about it with relatives, a longtime friend and to federal authorities.

In his deposition, the man admitted that he disclosed the hush-money pact in general terms but said his understanding of his obligation was “not to go to a lawyer, not to go to law, police and not to go to media of any kind.”

According to his deposition, the man gave $5,000 to a down-on-his-luck friend in late 2012 after telling the friend that “something had happened between Hastert and I and I sort of motioned toward my crotch. And I said, so we have an agreement and I know you can use some financial help and I can help you.”

The man’s attorney, Kristi Browne, argues the comments were immaterial and did not violate the agreement. She said her client fulfilled his obligation under the pact, which she said only became public because Hastert violated banking laws and triggered an FBI investigation

According to his lawsuit, the man said he has suffered panic attacks for years that led to “periods of unemployment, career changes, bouts of depression, hospitalization and long-term psychiatric treatment.”

 

 

Jim Jordan

born February 17, 1964) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district since 2007. A member of the Republican Party, he is a former collegiate wrestler and collegiate wrestling coach.

Jordan was the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee from January 2019 to March 2020, a position he left to become the ranking member of the United States House Committee on the Judiciary.

also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law enforcement entities. The Judiciary Committee is also the committee responsible for impeachments of federal officials. Because of the legal nature of its oversight, committee members usually have a legal background, but this is not required.

Which means that he is in an extremely exceptional position to manipulate the enforcement of law.

Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach with the Ohio State University‘s (OSU) wrestling program from 1987 to 1995.[69] Ohio State University began an independent investigation in April 2018[70] into allegations of sexual misconduct by former wrestling team physician Richard Strauss; Strauss was the team physician during Jordan’s tenure as assistant coach.[71][72] Strauss committed suicide in 2005.[73]

In early June 2018, at least eight former wrestlers said that Jordan had been aware of, but did not respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by Strauss.[74][75] Jordan’s locker was next to Strauss’s, and Jordan spent so much time in the locker room that he created and awarded a “King of the Sauna” certificate to the member of the team who spent the most time in the sauna “talking smack”.[76]

Former wrestling team members David Range,[78] Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts asserted that Jordan knew of Strauss’s misconduct. Yetts said “For God’s sake, Strauss’s locker was right next to Jordan’s and Jordan even said he’d kill him if he tried anything with him”.[79] No wrestlers have accused Jordan of sexual misconduct; however, Jordan was named as a defendant in a lawsuit against the university by four former wrestlers.[80][81][82] Several former wrestlers, including ex-UFC fighter Mark Coleman, allege that Hellickson contacted two witnesses in an attempt to pressure them to support Jordan the day after they accused the congressman of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse.[83][84]

Jordan has refused to cooperate with investigations into Strauss.[85] Jordan described his accusers as “pawns in a political plot”[86] and stated that he did not even hear any locker room talk about Strauss or sexual abuse at OSU.[87] In response to Jordan’s denials, Mike DiSabato said: “I considered Jim Jordan a friend. But at the end of the day, he is absolutely lying if he says he doesn’t know what was going on.”[85][88]

On July 13, 2018, the editorial board of the Cleveland Plain Dealer asserted that “Jim Jordan must acknowledge what he knew”.[89]

In May 2019, DiSabato filed a Title IX lawsuit against OSU. In one count of the court papers, DiSabato claimed that a second cousin of Jordan’s attempted to “intimidate and retaliate” against DiSabato.[90][91] In 2019, DiSabato shared text messages with NBC News that were corroborated by another former wrestler[92] indicating that Jim Jordan, Russ Hellickson, and high school wrestling coach Jeff Jordan (Jim Jordan’s younger brother)[93] conspired to engage in witness tampering and intimidation when they called Coleman and Coleman’s parents to pressure Coleman to recant his earlier accusation that Jordan was aware of the abuse.[92]

In November 2019, a retired wrestling referee filed a lawsuit alleging that he had warned Jordan and Hellickson about Strauss’ misconduct.[94][95] Jordan promptly dismissed the referee as “another person making a false statement”.[96]

In February 2020, Adam DiSabato—the brother of Mike DiSabato—testified before the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee that “Jim Jordan called me crying, crying. Groveling. On the 4th of July, begging me to go against my brother. Begging me. Crying for a half hour. That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there”.[88][97][98]

Donald John Trump

Filed on 10/03/2016

In the United States District Court Southern District of New York – Jane Doe, proceeding under a pseudonym, Plaintiff v. Donald J Trump and Jeffery E. Epstein, Defendants

This is a complaint for rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse, forcible touching, assault and battery, intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress, duress, false imprisonment, and defamation.

And they are accused of:

threats of death and/or serious bodily injury by the Defendants that took place at several parties during the summer months of 1994. The parties were held by Defendant Epstein at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Epstein at 9 E. 71st St. in Manhattan. During this period, Plaintiff was a minor of age 13 and was legally incapable under New York law of consenting to sexual intercourse and the other sexual contacts detailed herein. The rapes in the first, second, and third degrees; sexual misconduct; criminal sexual acts in the first, second, and third degrees; sexual abuse in the first, second, and third degrees; and forcible touching, detailed herein are unlawful under New York law, and constitute the torts of, inter alia (which is latin for ‘among other things’), assault, battery, false imprisonment, and intentional or reckless infliction of emotional distress, including threats of force and serious bodily harm, under New York law. In addition, U.S. Code provides Plaintiff with a civil remedy for personal injuries because Plaintiff, while a minor, was a victim of violations of [statutes] she suffered personal injury as a result of such violations. Declaration of Plaintiff Jane Doe, Exhibit A hereto; Declaration of Tiffany Doe, Exhibit B hereto; Declaration of Joan Doe, Exhibit C hereto; Jane Doe, Tiffany Doe, and Joan Doe are each pseudonyms as each woman wishes anonymity. Tiffany Doe, a witness, was an employee of Defendant Epstein. Exh. B. Joan Doe, a witness, was a childhood classmate of Plaintiff who, in the 1994-95 school year, was told by Plaintiff that Plaintiff was subject to sexual contact by the Defendants at parties in New York City during the summer of 1994. Exh. C.

Plaintiff was enticed by promises of money and a modeling career to attend a series of parties, with other similarly situated minor females, held at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Jeffrey Epstein. At least four of the parties were attended by Defendant Trump. Exhs. A and B. On information and belief, by this time in 1994, Defendant Trump had known Defendant Epstein for seven years (New York, 10/28/02, “’I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,’’ Trump booms from a speakerphone. ‘He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.’”), and knew that Plaintiff was then just 13 years old. Exhs. A and B.

Defendant Trump initiated sexual contact with Plaintiff at four different parties. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a bed, exposed himself to Plaintiff, and then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but with no effect. Defendant Trump responded to Plaintiff’s pleas by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted. Exhs. A and B. 11. Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened Plaintiff that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse of her by Defendant Trump, Plaintiff and her family would be physically harmed if not killed. Exhs. A and B.

Defendant Epstein had sexual contact with Plaintiff at two of the parties. The second sexual encounter with Defendant Epstein took place after Plaintiff had been raped by Defendant Trump. Defendant Epstein forced himself upon Plaintiff and proceeded to rape her anally and vaginally despite her loud pleas to stop. Defendant Epstein then attempted to strike Plaintiff about the head with his closed fists while he angrily screamed at Plaintiff that he, Defendant Epstein, rather than Defendant Trump, should have been the one who took Plaintiff’s virginity, before Plaintiff finally managed to break away from Defendant Epstein. Exhs. A and B. 13. The threats of violence against Plaintiff and her family continued, this time from Defendant Epstein, who again reiterated that Plaintiff was not to reveal any of the details of his sexual and physical abuse of her or else, specifically, Plaintiff and her family would be seriously physically harmed, if not killed. Exhs. A and B. 14. While still under threats of physical harm by coming forward and having no reason to believe that the threats have ever been lifted or would ever be lifted, Plaintiff, who has suffered from stress, emotional distress, mental pain and suffering, among other problems, ever since the assaults, was subjected to daily painful reminders of the horrific acts of one of the perpetrators, Defendant Trump, via mass media coverage of him starting on or about June 16, 2015 that, over a short period of time, became continuous and unavoidable. Exh. A

As a direct and proximate result of the sexual assaults and rapes perpetrated by Defendants upon her, Plaintiff has suffered stress, emotional distress, and mental pain and suffering, as well as adverse physical consequences.

Plaintiff was unrelentingly threatened by each Defendant that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse caused to her by Defendants, Plaintiff Case  and her family would be physically harmed if not killed. The duress has not terminated and the fear has not subsided. The duress is an element of or inherent in the underlying causes of action complained of herein. The duress and coercion exerted by Defendants has been such as to have actually deprived Plaintiff of her freedom of will to institute suit earlier in time, and it rose to such a level that a person of reasonable firmness in Plaintiff’s situation would have been unable to resist. Exhs. A and B

Both Defendants let Plaintiff know that each was a very wealthy, powerful man and indicated that they had the power, ability and means to carry out their threats. Indeed, Defendant Trump stated that Plaintiff shouldn’t ever say anything if she didn’t want to disappear like Maria, a 12-year-old female that was forced to be involved in the third incident with Defendant Trump and that Plaintiff had not seen since that third incident, and that he was capable of having her whole family killed. Exhs. A and B. 24. The duress had prevented Plaintiff from starting litigation before this year. However, as soon as she surfaced, she received threats. More specifically, shortly after her first complaint was filed in California on April 26, 2016, she started receiving threatening phone calls on her cell phone. Exh. A

In November 2016, just days before the presidential election, Bloom suddenly announced a press conference with Jane Doe had been canceled, saying Doe had become frightened after receiving death threats. Two days later, Doe’s lead attorney, Thomas Meager, filed to dismiss the case. Jane Doe has not been heard from since.

Thanks:

Thank you Dean Albenze for help with website and posting.

 

Corey Feldman Part 3: The System

Darby’s Script

 

Sources:

cdn.factcheck.org; newsweek.com; chicagotribune.com; snopes.com; Wikipedia.org

Pod Thesis:

The thesis of this episode is that some of people whom we have entrusted to protect our children against predators are predators themselves. And because they have the legal power, nay, the expertise, they have been able to set up a legal system that allows people who are sufficiently savvy to get away with, and continue to abuse children.

Warnings:

Again this episode details sometimes violent sexual crimes against children. Avert your ears if you need to.

Dennis Hastert

Born January 2, 1942) is an American former politician and convicted felon who represented Illinois’s 14th congressional district from 1987 to 2007 and served as the 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007,[1] the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history. After being convicted of financial crimes related to repeated incidents of child molestation,[2] he became the highest-ranking elected official in U.S. history to have served a prison sentence.[3]

From 1965 to 1981, Hastert was a high school teacher and coach at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois.

He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1986, and was re-elected every two years until he retired in 2007.

On May 28, 2015, Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals to evade bank reporting requirements and making false statements to federal investigators. Federal prosecutors said that the funds withdrawn by Hastert were used as hush money to conceal past sexual misconduct by Hastert. In October 2015, Hastert entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors. Under the agreement, Hastert pleaded guilty to the structuring charge (a felony); the charge of making false statements was dropped.[4] In court submissions filed in April 2016, federal prosecutors alleged that Hastert had molested at least four boys as young as 14 years of age during his time as a high school wrestling coach.[5] At a sentencing hearing, Hastert admitted that he had sexually abused boys whom he had coached.[6] Referring to Hastert as a “serial child molester”, a federal judge imposed a sentence of 15 months in prison, two years’ supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.[7][3] Hastert was imprisoned in 2016 and was released 13 months later.[8]

In 2016 Hastert pleaded guilty to child molestation, 10 years after leaving Congress. In 2006, Hastert declined to run for office again. He was indicted in 2015, served 13 months in prison and was released in 2017.

Hastert had sexual contact with five underage male students when he was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School in the 1960s and ’70s before entering politics, according to federal prosecutors.

The statute of limitations to bring sexual abuse charges had long run out, and prosecutors have said their best option for holding Hastert accountable was indicting him for federal banking violations. Hastert pleaded guilty in October of 2015 to one count of illegally structuring bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements. The charges are related to payments to the man behind the lawsuit.

Hastert, who a federal judge called a “serial child molester,” served 13 months in a Minnesota federal prison. Now 77, he has kept a low profile since being freed in the summer of 2017. Neither he nor the now middle-aged man who sued him has ever appeared in court in the three years since the suit was filed.

But, in the Sept. 25, 2018, deposition, Hastert backpedaled on his admissions in the federal court case that he mistreated some former student-athletes, including the man who filed suit. Hastert said he did not object to a statement in federal court that was fed to him by his attorneys so he could “get it over with.”

In the deposition, Hastert said he simply worked on a “groin pull” at the boy’s request.

As to why he would pay millions if he did nothing wrong, Hastert said he wanted to avoid the media coverage he had seen occur in other scandals involving well-known state and federal politicians.

Hastert began making cash payments in mid-2010 in exchange for the man not disclosing that Hastert molested him while the two stayed overnight in a hotel room during a wrestling camp in the 1970s, according to the lawsuit and documents filed by federal prosecutors.

The victim was 14.

The payments stopped in late 2014 as the FBI investigated Hastert’s suspicious cash withdrawals. The recipient, a standout high school wrestler whose parents had been close friends with Hastert, is suing for the remaining $1.8 million plus interest in a breach-of-contract claim.

Hastert has countersued. His attorney, John Ellis, argues the verbal agreement is unenforceable because, among other legal issues, the man failed to keep up his end of the deal when he talked about it with relatives, a longtime friend and to federal authorities.

In his deposition, the man admitted that he disclosed the hush-money pact in general terms but said his understanding of his obligation was “not to go to a lawyer, not to go to law, police and not to go to media of any kind.”

According to his deposition, the man gave $5,000 to a down-on-his-luck friend in late 2012 after telling the friend that “something had happened between Hastert and I and I sort of motioned toward my crotch. And I said, so we have an agreement and I know you can use some financial help and I can help you.”

The man’s attorney, Kristi Browne, argues the comments were immaterial and did not violate the agreement. She said her client fulfilled his obligation under the pact, which she said only became public because Hastert violated banking laws and triggered an FBI investigation

According to his lawsuit, the man said he has suffered panic attacks for years that led to “periods of unemployment, career changes, bouts of depression, hospitalization and long-term psychiatric treatment.”

 

 

Jim Jordan

born February 17, 1964) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district since 2007. A member of the Republican Party, he is a former collegiate wrestler and collegiate wrestling coach.

Jordan was the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee from January 2019 to March 2020, a position he left to become the ranking member of the United States House Committee on the Judiciary.

also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law enforcement entities. The Judiciary Committee is also the committee responsible for impeachments of federal officials. Because of the legal nature of its oversight, committee members usually have a legal background, but this is not required.

Which means that he is in an extremely exceptional position to manipulate the enforcement of law.

Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach with the Ohio State University‘s (OSU) wrestling program from 1987 to 1995.[69] Ohio State University began an independent investigation in April 2018[70] into allegations of sexual misconduct by former wrestling team physician Richard Strauss; Strauss was the team physician during Jordan’s tenure as assistant coach.[71][72] Strauss committed suicide in 2005.[73]

In early June 2018, at least eight former wrestlers said that Jordan had been aware of, but did not respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by Strauss.[74][75] Jordan’s locker was next to Strauss’s, and Jordan spent so much time in the locker room that he created and awarded a “King of the Sauna” certificate to the member of the team who spent the most time in the sauna “talking smack”.[76]

Former wrestling team members David Range,[78] Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts asserted that Jordan knew of Strauss’s misconduct. Yetts said “For God’s sake, Strauss’s locker was right next to Jordan’s and Jordan even said he’d kill him if he tried anything with him”.[79] No wrestlers have accused Jordan of sexual misconduct; however, Jordan was named as a defendant in a lawsuit against the university by four former wrestlers.[80][81][82] Several former wrestlers, including ex-UFC fighter Mark Coleman, allege that Hellickson contacted two witnesses in an attempt to pressure them to support Jordan the day after they accused the congressman of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse.[83][84]

Jordan has refused to cooperate with investigations into Strauss.[85] Jordan described his accusers as “pawns in a political plot”[86] and stated that he did not even hear any locker room talk about Strauss or sexual abuse at OSU.[87] In response to Jordan’s denials, Mike DiSabato said: “I considered Jim Jordan a friend. But at the end of the day, he is absolutely lying if he says he doesn’t know what was going on.”[85][88]

On July 13, 2018, the editorial board of the Cleveland Plain Dealer asserted that “Jim Jordan must acknowledge what he knew”.[89]

In May 2019, DiSabato filed a Title IX lawsuit against OSU. In one count of the court papers, DiSabato claimed that a second cousin of Jordan’s attempted to “intimidate and retaliate” against DiSabato.[90][91] In 2019, DiSabato shared text messages with NBC News that were corroborated by another former wrestler[92] indicating that Jim Jordan, Russ Hellickson, and high school wrestling coach Jeff Jordan (Jim Jordan’s younger brother)[93] conspired to engage in witness tampering and intimidation when they called Coleman and Coleman’s parents to pressure Coleman to recant his earlier accusation that Jordan was aware of the abuse.[92]

In November 2019, a retired wrestling referee filed a lawsuit alleging that he had warned Jordan and Hellickson about Strauss’ misconduct.[94][95] Jordan promptly dismissed the referee as “another person making a false statement”.[96]

In February 2020, Adam DiSabato—the brother of Mike DiSabato—testified before the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee that “Jim Jordan called me crying, crying. Groveling. On the 4th of July, begging me to go against my brother. Begging me. Crying for a half hour. That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there”.[88][97][98]

Donald John Trump

Filed on 10/03/2016

In the United States District Court Southern District of New York – Jane Doe, proceeding under a pseudonym, Plaintiff v. Donald J Trump and Jeffery E. Epstein, Defendants

This is a complaint for rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse, forcible touching, assault and battery, intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress, duress, false imprisonment, and defamation.

And they are accused of:

threats of death and/or serious bodily injury by the Defendants that took place at several parties during the summer months of 1994. The parties were held by Defendant Epstein at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Epstein at 9 E. 71st St. in Manhattan. During this period, Plaintiff was a minor of age 13 and was legally incapable under New York law of consenting to sexual intercourse and the other sexual contacts detailed herein. The rapes in the first, second, and third degrees; sexual misconduct; criminal sexual acts in the first, second, and third degrees; sexual abuse in the first, second, and third degrees; and forcible touching, detailed herein are unlawful under New York law, and constitute the torts of, inter alia (which is latin for ‘among other things’), assault, battery, false imprisonment, and intentional or reckless infliction of emotional distress, including threats of force and serious bodily harm, under New York law. In addition, U.S. Code provides Plaintiff with a civil remedy for personal injuries because Plaintiff, while a minor, was a victim of violations of [statutes] she suffered personal injury as a result of such violations. Declaration of Plaintiff Jane Doe, Exhibit A hereto; Declaration of Tiffany Doe, Exhibit B hereto; Declaration of Joan Doe, Exhibit C hereto; Jane Doe, Tiffany Doe, and Joan Doe are each pseudonyms as each woman wishes anonymity. Tiffany Doe, a witness, was an employee of Defendant Epstein. Exh. B. Joan Doe, a witness, was a childhood classmate of Plaintiff who, in the 1994-95 school year, was told by Plaintiff that Plaintiff was subject to sexual contact by the Defendants at parties in New York City during the summer of 1994. Exh. C.

Plaintiff was enticed by promises of money and a modeling career to attend a series of parties, with other similarly situated minor females, held at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Jeffrey Epstein. At least four of the parties were attended by Defendant Trump. Exhs. A and B. On information and belief, by this time in 1994, Defendant Trump had known Defendant Epstein for seven years (New York, 10/28/02, “’I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,’’ Trump booms from a speakerphone. ‘He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.’”), and knew that Plaintiff was then just 13 years old. Exhs. A and B.

Defendant Trump initiated sexual contact with Plaintiff at four different parties. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a bed, exposed himself to Plaintiff, and then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but with no effect. Defendant Trump responded to Plaintiff’s pleas by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted. Exhs. A and B. 11. Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened Plaintiff that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse of her by Defendant Trump, Plaintiff and her family would be physically harmed if not killed. Exhs. A and B.

Defendant Epstein had sexual contact with Plaintiff at two of the parties. The second sexual encounter with Defendant Epstein took place after Plaintiff had been raped by Defendant Trump. Defendant Epstein forced himself upon Plaintiff and proceeded to rape her anally and vaginally despite her loud pleas to stop. Defendant Epstein then attempted to strike Plaintiff about the head with his closed fists while he angrily screamed at Plaintiff that he, Defendant Epstein, rather than Defendant Trump, should have been the one who took Plaintiff’s virginity, before Plaintiff finally managed to break away from Defendant Epstein. Exhs. A and B. 13. The threats of violence against Plaintiff and her family continued, this time from Defendant Epstein, who again reiterated that Plaintiff was not to reveal any of the details of his sexual and physical abuse of her or else, specifically, Plaintiff and her family would be seriously physically harmed, if not killed. Exhs. A and B. 14. While still under threats of physical harm by coming forward and having no reason to believe that the threats have ever been lifted or would ever be lifted, Plaintiff, who has suffered from stress, emotional distress, mental pain and suffering, among other problems, ever since the assaults, was subjected to daily painful reminders of the horrific acts of one of the perpetrators, Defendant Trump, via mass media coverage of him starting on or about June 16, 2015 that, over a short period of time, became continuous and unavoidable. Exh. A

As a direct and proximate result of the sexual assaults and rapes perpetrated by Defendants upon her, Plaintiff has suffered stress, emotional distress, and mental pain and suffering, as well as adverse physical consequences.

Plaintiff was unrelentingly threatened by each Defendant that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse caused to her by Defendants, Plaintiff Case  and her family would be physically harmed if not killed. The duress has not terminated and the fear has not subsided. The duress is an element of or inherent in the underlying causes of action complained of herein. The duress and coercion exerted by Defendants has been such as to have actually deprived Plaintiff of her freedom of will to institute suit earlier in time, and it rose to such a level that a person of reasonable firmness in Plaintiff’s situation would have been unable to resist. Exhs. A and B

Both Defendants let Plaintiff know that each was a very wealthy, powerful man and indicated that they had the power, ability and means to carry out their threats. Indeed, Defendant Trump stated that Plaintiff shouldn’t ever say anything if she didn’t want to disappear like Maria, a 12-year-old female that was forced to be involved in the third incident with Defendant Trump and that Plaintiff had not seen since that third incident, and that he was capable of having her whole family killed. Exhs. A and B. 24. The duress had prevented Plaintiff from starting litigation before this year. However, as soon as she surfaced, she received threats. More specifically, shortly after her first complaint was filed in California on April 26, 2016, she started receiving threatening phone calls on her cell phone. Exh. A

In November 2016, just days before the presidential election, Bloom suddenly announced a press conference with Jane Doe had been canceled, saying Doe had become frightened after receiving death threats. Two days later, Doe’s lead attorney, Thomas Meager, filed to dismiss the case. Jane Doe has not been heard from since.

Thanks:

Thank you Dean Albenze for help with website and posting.

 

Corey Feldman Part 3: The System

Darby’s Script

 

Sources:

cdn.factcheck.org; newsweek.com; chicagotribune.com; snopes.com; Wikipedia.org

Pod Thesis:

The thesis of this episode is that some of people whom we have entrusted to protect our children against predators are predators themselves. And because they have the legal power, nay, the expertise, they have been able to set up a legal system that allows people who are sufficiently savvy to get away with, and continue to abuse children.

Warnings:

Again this episode details sometimes violent sexual crimes against children. Avert your ears if you need to.

Dennis Hastert

Born January 2, 1942) is an American former politician and convicted felon who represented Illinois’s 14th congressional district from 1987 to 2007 and served as the 51st Speaker of the United States House of Representatives from 1999 to 2007,[1] the longest-serving Republican Speaker of the House in history. After being convicted of financial crimes related to repeated incidents of child molestation,[2] he became the highest-ranking elected official in U.S. history to have served a prison sentence.[3]

From 1965 to 1981, Hastert was a high school teacher and coach at Yorkville High School in Yorkville, Illinois.

He was first elected to the United States House of Representatives in 1986, and was re-elected every two years until he retired in 2007.

On May 28, 2015, Hastert was indicted on federal charges of structuring bank withdrawals to evade bank reporting requirements and making false statements to federal investigators. Federal prosecutors said that the funds withdrawn by Hastert were used as hush money to conceal past sexual misconduct by Hastert. In October 2015, Hastert entered into a plea agreement with prosecutors. Under the agreement, Hastert pleaded guilty to the structuring charge (a felony); the charge of making false statements was dropped.[4] In court submissions filed in April 2016, federal prosecutors alleged that Hastert had molested at least four boys as young as 14 years of age during his time as a high school wrestling coach.[5] At a sentencing hearing, Hastert admitted that he had sexually abused boys whom he had coached.[6] Referring to Hastert as a “serial child molester”, a federal judge imposed a sentence of 15 months in prison, two years’ supervised release, and a $250,000 fine.[7][3] Hastert was imprisoned in 2016 and was released 13 months later.[8]

In 2016 Hastert pleaded guilty to child molestation, 10 years after leaving Congress. In 2006, Hastert declined to run for office again. He was indicted in 2015, served 13 months in prison and was released in 2017.

Hastert had sexual contact with five underage male students when he was a teacher and wrestling coach at Yorkville High School in the 1960s and ’70s before entering politics, according to federal prosecutors.

The statute of limitations to bring sexual abuse charges had long run out, and prosecutors have said their best option for holding Hastert accountable was indicting him for federal banking violations. Hastert pleaded guilty in October of 2015 to one count of illegally structuring bank withdrawals to avoid federal reporting requirements. The charges are related to payments to the man behind the lawsuit.

Hastert, who a federal judge called a “serial child molester,” served 13 months in a Minnesota federal prison. Now 77, he has kept a low profile since being freed in the summer of 2017. Neither he nor the now middle-aged man who sued him has ever appeared in court in the three years since the suit was filed.

But, in the Sept. 25, 2018, deposition, Hastert backpedaled on his admissions in the federal court case that he mistreated some former student-athletes, including the man who filed suit. Hastert said he did not object to a statement in federal court that was fed to him by his attorneys so he could “get it over with.”

In the deposition, Hastert said he simply worked on a “groin pull” at the boy’s request.

As to why he would pay millions if he did nothing wrong, Hastert said he wanted to avoid the media coverage he had seen occur in other scandals involving well-known state and federal politicians.

Hastert began making cash payments in mid-2010 in exchange for the man not disclosing that Hastert molested him while the two stayed overnight in a hotel room during a wrestling camp in the 1970s, according to the lawsuit and documents filed by federal prosecutors.

The victim was 14.

The payments stopped in late 2014 as the FBI investigated Hastert’s suspicious cash withdrawals. The recipient, a standout high school wrestler whose parents had been close friends with Hastert, is suing for the remaining $1.8 million plus interest in a breach-of-contract claim.

Hastert has countersued. His attorney, John Ellis, argues the verbal agreement is unenforceable because, among other legal issues, the man failed to keep up his end of the deal when he talked about it with relatives, a longtime friend and to federal authorities.

In his deposition, the man admitted that he disclosed the hush-money pact in general terms but said his understanding of his obligation was “not to go to a lawyer, not to go to law, police and not to go to media of any kind.”

According to his deposition, the man gave $5,000 to a down-on-his-luck friend in late 2012 after telling the friend that “something had happened between Hastert and I and I sort of motioned toward my crotch. And I said, so we have an agreement and I know you can use some financial help and I can help you.”

The man’s attorney, Kristi Browne, argues the comments were immaterial and did not violate the agreement. She said her client fulfilled his obligation under the pact, which she said only became public because Hastert violated banking laws and triggered an FBI investigation

According to his lawsuit, the man said he has suffered panic attacks for years that led to “periods of unemployment, career changes, bouts of depression, hospitalization and long-term psychiatric treatment.”

 

 

Jim Jordan

born February 17, 1964) is an American politician serving as the U.S. representative for Ohio’s 4th congressional district since 2007. A member of the Republican Party, he is a former collegiate wrestler and collegiate wrestling coach.

Jordan was the ranking member of the House Oversight Committee from January 2019 to March 2020, a position he left to become the ranking member of the United States House Committee on the Judiciary.

also called the House Judiciary Committee, is a standing committee of the United States House of Representatives. It is charged with overseeing the administration of justice within the federal courts, administrative agencies and Federal law enforcement entities. The Judiciary Committee is also the committee responsible for impeachments of federal officials. Because of the legal nature of its oversight, committee members usually have a legal background, but this is not required.

Which means that he is in an extremely exceptional position to manipulate the enforcement of law.

Jordan was an assistant wrestling coach with the Ohio State University‘s (OSU) wrestling program from 1987 to 1995.[69] Ohio State University began an independent investigation in April 2018[70] into allegations of sexual misconduct by former wrestling team physician Richard Strauss; Strauss was the team physician during Jordan’s tenure as assistant coach.[71][72] Strauss committed suicide in 2005.[73]

In early June 2018, at least eight former wrestlers said that Jordan had been aware of, but did not respond to, allegations of sexual misconduct by Strauss.[74][75] Jordan’s locker was next to Strauss’s, and Jordan spent so much time in the locker room that he created and awarded a “King of the Sauna” certificate to the member of the team who spent the most time in the sauna “talking smack”.[76]

Former wrestling team members David Range,[78] Mike DiSabato and Dunyasha Yetts asserted that Jordan knew of Strauss’s misconduct. Yetts said “For God’s sake, Strauss’s locker was right next to Jordan’s and Jordan even said he’d kill him if he tried anything with him”.[79] No wrestlers have accused Jordan of sexual misconduct; however, Jordan was named as a defendant in a lawsuit against the university by four former wrestlers.[80][81][82] Several former wrestlers, including ex-UFC fighter Mark Coleman, allege that Hellickson contacted two witnesses in an attempt to pressure them to support Jordan the day after they accused the congressman of turning a blind eye to alleged sexual abuse.[83][84]

Jordan has refused to cooperate with investigations into Strauss.[85] Jordan described his accusers as “pawns in a political plot”[86] and stated that he did not even hear any locker room talk about Strauss or sexual abuse at OSU.[87] In response to Jordan’s denials, Mike DiSabato said: “I considered Jim Jordan a friend. But at the end of the day, he is absolutely lying if he says he doesn’t know what was going on.”[85][88]

On July 13, 2018, the editorial board of the Cleveland Plain Dealer asserted that “Jim Jordan must acknowledge what he knew”.[89]

In May 2019, DiSabato filed a Title IX lawsuit against OSU. In one count of the court papers, DiSabato claimed that a second cousin of Jordan’s attempted to “intimidate and retaliate” against DiSabato.[90][91] In 2019, DiSabato shared text messages with NBC News that were corroborated by another former wrestler[92] indicating that Jim Jordan, Russ Hellickson, and high school wrestling coach Jeff Jordan (Jim Jordan’s younger brother)[93] conspired to engage in witness tampering and intimidation when they called Coleman and Coleman’s parents to pressure Coleman to recant his earlier accusation that Jordan was aware of the abuse.[92]

In November 2019, a retired wrestling referee filed a lawsuit alleging that he had warned Jordan and Hellickson about Strauss’ misconduct.[94][95] Jordan promptly dismissed the referee as “another person making a false statement”.[96]

In February 2020, Adam DiSabato—the brother of Mike DiSabato—testified before the Ohio House Civil Justice Committee that “Jim Jordan called me crying, crying. Groveling. On the 4th of July, begging me to go against my brother. Begging me. Crying for a half hour. That’s the kind of cover-up that’s going on there”.[88][97][98]

Donald John Trump

Filed on 10/03/2016

In the United States District Court Southern District of New York – Jane Doe, proceeding under a pseudonym, Plaintiff v. Donald J Trump and Jeffery E. Epstein, Defendants

This is a complaint for rape, sexual misconduct, criminal sexual acts, sexual abuse, forcible touching, assault and battery, intentional and reckless infliction of emotional distress, duress, false imprisonment, and defamation.

And they are accused of:

threats of death and/or serious bodily injury by the Defendants that took place at several parties during the summer months of 1994. The parties were held by Defendant Epstein at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Epstein at 9 E. 71st St. in Manhattan. During this period, Plaintiff was a minor of age 13 and was legally incapable under New York law of consenting to sexual intercourse and the other sexual contacts detailed herein. The rapes in the first, second, and third degrees; sexual misconduct; criminal sexual acts in the first, second, and third degrees; sexual abuse in the first, second, and third degrees; and forcible touching, detailed herein are unlawful under New York law, and constitute the torts of, inter alia (which is latin for ‘among other things’), assault, battery, false imprisonment, and intentional or reckless infliction of emotional distress, including threats of force and serious bodily harm, under New York law. In addition, U.S. Code provides Plaintiff with a civil remedy for personal injuries because Plaintiff, while a minor, was a victim of violations of [statutes] she suffered personal injury as a result of such violations. Declaration of Plaintiff Jane Doe, Exhibit A hereto; Declaration of Tiffany Doe, Exhibit B hereto; Declaration of Joan Doe, Exhibit C hereto; Jane Doe, Tiffany Doe, and Joan Doe are each pseudonyms as each woman wishes anonymity. Tiffany Doe, a witness, was an employee of Defendant Epstein. Exh. B. Joan Doe, a witness, was a childhood classmate of Plaintiff who, in the 1994-95 school year, was told by Plaintiff that Plaintiff was subject to sexual contact by the Defendants at parties in New York City during the summer of 1994. Exh. C.

Plaintiff was enticed by promises of money and a modeling career to attend a series of parties, with other similarly situated minor females, held at a New York City residence that was being used by Defendant Jeffrey Epstein. At least four of the parties were attended by Defendant Trump. Exhs. A and B. On information and belief, by this time in 1994, Defendant Trump had known Defendant Epstein for seven years (New York, 10/28/02, “’I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy,’’ Trump booms from a speakerphone. ‘He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.’”), and knew that Plaintiff was then just 13 years old. Exhs. A and B.

Defendant Trump initiated sexual contact with Plaintiff at four different parties. On the fourth and final sexual encounter with Defendant Trump, Defendant Trump tied Plaintiff to a bed, exposed himself to Plaintiff, and then proceeded to forcibly rape Plaintiff. During the course of this savage sexual attack, Plaintiff loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop but with no effect. Defendant Trump responded to Plaintiff’s pleas by violently striking Plaintiff in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted. Exhs. A and B. 11. Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened Plaintiff that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse of her by Defendant Trump, Plaintiff and her family would be physically harmed if not killed. Exhs. A and B.

Defendant Epstein had sexual contact with Plaintiff at two of the parties. The second sexual encounter with Defendant Epstein took place after Plaintiff had been raped by Defendant Trump. Defendant Epstein forced himself upon Plaintiff and proceeded to rape her anally and vaginally despite her loud pleas to stop. Defendant Epstein then attempted to strike Plaintiff about the head with his closed fists while he angrily screamed at Plaintiff that he, Defendant Epstein, rather than Defendant Trump, should have been the one who took Plaintiff’s virginity, before Plaintiff finally managed to break away from Defendant Epstein. Exhs. A and B. 13. The threats of violence against Plaintiff and her family continued, this time from Defendant Epstein, who again reiterated that Plaintiff was not to reveal any of the details of his sexual and physical abuse of her or else, specifically, Plaintiff and her family would be seriously physically harmed, if not killed. Exhs. A and B. 14. While still under threats of physical harm by coming forward and having no reason to believe that the threats have ever been lifted or would ever be lifted, Plaintiff, who has suffered from stress, emotional distress, mental pain and suffering, among other problems, ever since the assaults, was subjected to daily painful reminders of the horrific acts of one of the perpetrators, Defendant Trump, via mass media coverage of him starting on or about June 16, 2015 that, over a short period of time, became continuous and unavoidable. Exh. A

As a direct and proximate result of the sexual assaults and rapes perpetrated by Defendants upon her, Plaintiff has suffered stress, emotional distress, and mental pain and suffering, as well as adverse physical consequences.

Plaintiff was unrelentingly threatened by each Defendant that, were she ever to reveal any of the details of the sexual and physical abuse caused to her by Defendants, Plaintiff Case  and her family would be physically harmed if not killed. The duress has not terminated and the fear has not subsided. The duress is an element of or inherent in the underlying causes of action complained of herein. The duress and coercion exerted by Defendants has been such as to have actually deprived Plaintiff of her freedom of will to institute suit earlier in time, and it rose to such a level that a person of reasonable firmness in Plaintiff’s situation would have been unable to resist. Exhs. A and B

Both Defendants let Plaintiff know that each was a very wealthy, powerful man and indicated that they had the power, ability and means to carry out their threats. Indeed, Defendant Trump stated that Plaintiff shouldn’t ever say anything if she didn’t want to disappear like Maria, a 12-year-old female that was forced to be involved in the third incident with Defendant Trump and that Plaintiff had not seen since that third incident, and that he was capable of having her whole family killed. Exhs. A and B. 24. The duress had prevented Plaintiff from starting litigation before this year. However, as soon as she surfaced, she received threats. More specifically, shortly after her first complaint was filed in California on April 26, 2016, she started receiving threatening phone calls on her cell phone. Exh. A

In November 2016, just days before the presidential election, Bloom suddenly announced a press conference with Jane Doe had been canceled, saying Doe had become frightened after receiving death threats. Two days later, Doe’s lead attorney, Thomas Meager, filed to dismiss the case. Jane Doe has not been heard from since.

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