Hillary Clinton supporter David Brock‘s American Bridge 21st Century Foundation gave attorney Lisa Bloom‘s firm $200,000 to help support a sexual misconduct case against Donald Trump, according to The New York Times.
Law and Crime are reporting that two sources, described as “two Democrats familiar with the arrangements,” also said that fashion designer Susie Tompkins Buell gave $500,000 for the same purpose.
This is a huge discovery for President Trump and essentially shuts down any sexual harassment claim that is put up against him. Now that it is known that Democratic donors have been bribing women to lie about sexual harassment charges against Trump, it questions everything that has come up against him since the election.
Bloom has declined to say who the donors are but sources have said that Bloom returned money to Buell, but kept the cash from Brock.
She said that donors reached out to her, and asked how they could help. She told them that she was working with several women who could “find the courage to speak out” if funds were given for security and the like, even a “safe house.”
One woman, however, wanted $2 million and declined to talk.
Bloom has said that she only kept some of the money to handle “out-of-pocket expenses” and refunded the rest. She did not take legal fees, she said, and did not talk to Hillary Clinton or the Clinton campaign about this.
Bloom also denies the idea that she used cash to entice clients and insisted that she only worked with people whose stories she double-checked.
“It doesn’t cost anything to publicly air allegations,” she said. “Security and relocation are expensive and were sorely needed in a case of this magnitude, in a country filled with so much anger, hate, and violence.”
Brock also declined to comment when the NYT reached out and Buell would not speak about the reported donation. Clinton campaign representatives said they didn’t know Brock was working with Bloom.
The NYT article also nicely lays out how partisan players across the spectrum used sexual misconduct allegations to hurt political opponents.
Brock, a former Republican operative who turned staunch Clinton-ally, took notice when several women made on-the-record allegations against Trump in October 2016 for sexual misconduct.
“We would pay for the legal defense of Trump accusers,” Brock, who presides over a constellation of pro-Hillary Clinton political groups, told Politico at the time.
Buell has complained that Trump did not face responsibility like others who have been alleged perpetrators of sexual misconduct. Which still doesn’t mean you can bribe women into saying whatever you want for you so it fits your narrative.
Women like Bloom and the women she bribed to lie are exactly the kind of women who may be even worse than the men who actually do assault women.