Friday, December 15, 2017

Alt-Right Spread Sex Harassment Hoax to Smear Schumer

A forged document accusing the top Democrat in the Senate of sexual harassment copied language verbatim from a real sexual-harassment complaint filed against Rep. John Conyers. On Tuesday afternoon, right-wing social media personalities Charles Johnson and Mike Cernovich boasted of obtaining a document that would put a senator out of a job. "Michael Cernovich & I are going to end the career of a U.S. Senator," Johnson posted on Facebook on Monday. The senator was Minority Leader Charles Schumer of New York, Axios first reported. But the document was fake. A copy of the document, obtained by The Daily Beast, purports to be draft lawsuit complaint against Schumer by a former staffer. It accuses him of sexual harassment. Schumer's office told The Daily Beast the document and her signature are forgeries. Schumer's office said the senator was not in Washington, D.C. or the United States during several dates in the document when he is said to have harassed the staffer.

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"The document is a forged document and every allegation is false," Schumer spokesperson Matt House told The Daily Beast. "We have turned it over to the Capitol Police and asked them to investigate and pursue criminal charges because it is clear the law has been broken. We believe the individual responsible for forging the document should be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law to prevent other malicious actors from doing the same."

The former staffer, who spoke on the condition of anonymity, confirmed the document was a forgery.

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After Cernovich claimed credit for bringing down Conyers, the longest-serving member of the House, he predicted bringing down an even bigger Democrat.

When a journalist criticized Cernovich's sourcing on Twitter, Cernovich replied that the media was "already doing damage control! It doesn't matter. I already have legal documents, exact dates, same as with Conyers."

Cernovich quickly backtracked once it was reported Schumer's office had gone to police on Tuesday. (Under D.C. law, forging a document filed in a public office is punishable by up to 10 years in jail or a $25,000 fine.)

#1 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-13 08:14 PM

Haha

Where is that bag of dicks rightoe?
He should be here telling us about the breathless reporting and arm flapping his accomplices are performing

#2 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-12-13 08:28 PM

Looks like the trolls got trolled:

Fake News Story About Chuck Schumer Implodes After Pro-Trump Conspiracy Theorists Claim Source Went Dark

Jack Posobiec, who with Cernovich was involved in pushing the so-called #Pizzagate conspiracy, a fake news story that linked Democrats to a completely made up pedophile ring, wrote on Twitter: "If you thought the media was outraged over the flawless Conyers takedown, wait until [it's] a sitting U.S. Senator." He was referring to Representative John Conyers, who recently stepped down amid sexual misconduct allegations.

By Wednesday morning, however, it became apparent that there would be no takedown of a U.S. senator. Cernovich deleted his tweet, and Johnson wrote on his website that he was offering up a reward in exchange for answers about what went haywire with the promised scoop.

www.newsweek.com

Posobiec, Cernovich and Chuck Johnson: remember those names because you probably haven't heard the last of them.

#3 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-13 08:39 PM

This is getting out of hand:

In November, Johnson and Cernovich offered an entirely different kind of reward -- $20,000 for credible information detailing sexual harassment allegations against "any sitting United States Senator or swing-district Representative," according to a post on GotNews.com.

#4 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2017-12-13 08:49 PM

These asshats go from gloating about their part to denial of ever taking part without hesitation

These people have no morals

#5 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-12-13 09:02 PM

But they told their listeners they were "set-up" by soros and the "deep state"

Craven

#6 | Posted by ChiefTutMoses at 2017-12-13 09:04 PM

They are news entertainment shock jocks. What did you expect?

#7 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2017-12-13 10:11 PM


This is my concern.

It appears that these types of allegations have been weaponized for political purposes.

The fear that was recently expressed in a National Review editorial (a link to which I posted here) seems to have occurred.

The pendulum has swung too far.

#8 | Posted by LampLighter at 2017-12-13 10:34 PM

#Pizzagate conspiracy,

A pedophile sex slave ring run out of the basement of a pizza shop that has no basement.

Just another example of the fake news from the right.

#9 | Posted by 726 at 2017-12-14 11:21 AM

But all the accusations against republicans are true beyond a shadow of doubt.

#10 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-14 01:30 PM

But all the accusations against republicans are true beyond a shadow of doubt.

#10 | POSTED BY SNIPER

This was proven false immediately.
1. It was plagiarized.
2. He wasn't even in the country when it allegedly happened.
3. The person who allegedly signed the letter said none of it is true.

Now about those accusations against Republicans, they have the following flaws:
1. none.
2. none.
3. none.

See the difference?

#11 | Posted by Sycophant at 2017-12-14 02:09 PM

Damn syc, You have a lot of facts presented there.

#12 | Posted by Sniper at 2017-12-15 06:28 PM

Maybe they should pool their resources with that great America hero Larry Flint.

#13 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-12-16 02:30 AM

#13 | POSTED BY VISITOR_

You forgot the part where they created a false statement and forged it.

#14 | Posted by memyselfini at 2017-12-16 02:45 AM

#14

VISITOR thinks that was the best part.

#15 | Posted by Zed at 2017-12-16 06:19 AM

Maybe they should pool their resources with that great America hero Larry Flint.

#13 | POSTED BY VISITOR_ AT 2017-12-16 02:30 AM | FLAG: | FUNNY: 1

They kept the afterbirth. God-damn, get some help.

#16 | Posted by lfthndthrds at 2017-12-16 07:27 AM

But all the accusations against republicans are true beyond a shadow of doubt.

#10 | POSTED BY SNIPER

One doesn't need accusations to know Republicans are shameless douchebags, their actions speaks for itself.

• admitting that the tax cuts are for their rich donors
• continually trying to keep Americans from having healthcare
• blatantly ignoring the rules to pack the supreme court
• admitting to obstructing Obama's agenda solely for political gain
• almost electing a racist pedophile to tbe US Senate
• shamelessly exploiting America's white supremacist tendacies
• in Trump having a President who picks personal fights with private citizens

These are real things that have happened -- the Republican Party of Abraham Lincoln, Theodore Roosevelt, and Dwight D. Eisenhower has been transformed from a dignified political party into a cult like goon squad.

#17 | Posted by PinchALoaf at 2017-12-16 08:08 AM

It's all pretty obvious...the "Russia collusion" mantra ain't working and folks are getting tired of all the racism accusations so our little friends are all falling back on the "war against women" strategy with sex assault accusations. It's starting to backfire though and I'm finding it hilarious. They're even making a business about it now...

"A well-known women's rights lawyer sought to arrange compensation from donors and tabloid media outlets for women who made or considered making sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump during the final months of the 2016 presidential race, according to documents and interviews.

California lawyer Lisa Bloom's efforts included offering to sell alleged victims' stories to TV outlets in return for a commission for herself, arranging a donor to pay off one Trump accuser's mortgage and attempting to secure a six-figure payment for another woman who ultimately declined to come forward after being offered as much as $750,000, the clients told The Hill.

The women's accounts were chronicled in contemporaneous contractual documents, emails and text messages reviewed by The Hill, including an exchange of texts between one woman and Bloom that suggested political action committees supporting Hillary Clinton were contacted during the effort."

thehill.com

Is there no limit to the corruption these Clintonite Democrats will go to?

#18 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2017-12-16 12:53 PM

Oooops...

"Rep. Ruben Kihuen (D-NV) is the latest member of Congress to be hit with allegations of sexual misconduct. BuzzFeed News reported on Friday that the Nevada Democrat made repeated unwanted sexual advances toward a 25-year-old woman named Samantha during his 2016 campaign. The woman became so uncomfortable with the situation that she quit her job."

www.vox.com

Double oooops...

"Democrat Andrea Ramsey has dropped out of the race to take on GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas after The Kansas City Star began questioning Ramsey about accusations made against her in a 2005 sexual harassment lawsuit.

Ramsey was accused of making sexual advances towards a former employee of LabOne, a company where she worked in human resources. The complaint filed against LabOne claimed that Ramsey made "unwelcome sexual advances as well as unwelcome, unwanted and offensive sexual comments and innuendos during his employment" and that Ramsey moved the employee's desk, criticized him and eventually fired him after he declined the advances.

The lawsuit was dismissed in 2006. Multiple sources told the Kansas City Star that the employee received a settlement."

www.politico.com

#19 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2017-12-16 01:01 PM

Apparently, talking to a woman, flirting, asking her out are all forms of harassment.

#20 | Posted by visitor_ at 2017-12-16 01:23 PM

"Apparently, talking to a woman, flirting, asking her out are all forms of harassment."

Unless you're Bill Clinton.

#21 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2017-12-16 01:30 PM

Apparently some people don't think that words can constitute sexual harassment.
And that is a good barometer of how deluded you have to be to be a Trump voter!

#22 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-16 01:33 PM

"And that is a good barometer of how deluded you have to be to be a Trump voter!"

LOL...it appears to me that it's all you Hillabeast voters that are suffering from delusion these days.

#23 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2017-12-16 01:45 PM

Knock, knock, knock. This is the FBI, we have a warrant, we'll be taking all your electronic devices, and records of your texts, FB DMs, Snap Chat chats, etc. There will be a record, Cernovich and Johnson are idiots, and hopefully they'll be going to prison over this. Cernovich should have gone to prison over Pizzagate, somebody almost got killed.

Jest and Visitor might mock the Me Too movement, it's been messy and has taken down some Dems (I think Franken was set up by Roger Stone, but he'll make an excellent Governor) but in the end it will lead to more women in politics and that's a good thing! It will also lead to more women voting for Dems, because EVERY woman has been sexually harassed at some point in her life, and they see that its Dems who are trying to drain that swamp while Republicans elected an admitted sexual predator to POTUS and worked their tails off to elect a PEDOPHILE to the Senate.

GrOPers, you can call them the party of Gross Old Pedophiles. Plus we got rid of that phat ----- Farenhold and douchebag 5 million dollars to be my mistress Franks.

And Jest, the Russia story is still a thing. Mueller is still coming. Next up in the barrel likely Kush or JR. We'll see how loyal they are to BLOTUS when faced with prison in NY state.

#24 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-12-16 01:59 PM

Gay, Or Pedophile?

#25 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-16 02:29 PM

"LOL...it appears to me that it's all you Hillabeast voters that are suffering from delusion these days."

So mere words... can't be sexual harassment?
Is that your Final Answer?

#26 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-16 02:30 PM

"Jest and Visitor might mock the Me Too movement, it's been messy and has taken down some Dems'

Yepper...gonna take some more too. DRAIN that swamp!

"An investigative reporter with The Daily Caller News Foundation (DCNF) announced on Friday that Congress' human resources scandal is about to break wide-open and predicted that over a dozen members of the House of Representatives will resign.

DCNF reporter Luke Rosiak tweeted on Friday: "Congress' human resources scandal is just getting started. I anticipate we will see the resignation of more than a dozen House members over harassment and secret settlements, and soon."

"The first congressmen to go down in the post-Weinstein era of sexual misconduct was Michigan Democrat Rep. John Conyers, who eventually resigned after accusations against him snowballed.

Other notable politicians on Capitol Hill caught up in sexual misconduct cases:

Democrat Rep. Alcee L. Hastings (FL) -- The Treasury paid $220,000 to settle allegations against him made by a former congressional staffer that claimed he "touched her, made unwanted sexual advances, and threatened her job."
Republican Rep. Blake Farenthold (TX) -- The congressmen announced on Thursday that he was "retiring" after former staffers accused him of making "sexually graphic jokes" and berating his aides. He previously settled a sexual harassment claim made by an employee in 2014.
Democrat Rep. Ruben Kihuen (NV) -- Multiple women have accused the Pelosi-backed congressman of sexual harassment.
Democrat Sen. Al Franken (MN) -- Franken announced that he would resign last week after multiple women accused him of sexual assault. Franken has still not resigned despite his promise to do so.
Republican Rep. Trent Franks (AZ) -- Resigned after he reportedly made women uncomfortable by asking"

And let's not forget these two latest ones just announced:

""Democrat Andrea Ramsey has dropped out of the race to take on GOP Rep. Kevin Yoder in Kansas after The Kansas City Star began questioning Ramsey about accusations made against her in a 2005 sexual harassment lawsuit."

"RENO -- U.S. Rep. Ruben Kihuen, D-Nev., is facing calls from top Democratic leaders to resign amid allegations he sexually harassed a woman who worked on his 2016 congressional campaign."

I LOVE IT!

#27 | Posted by jestgettinalong at 2017-12-16 03:05 PM

"DRAIN that swamp!"

Oddly we are draining that swamp. It's not the swamp anybody had in mind but I'll take it.

#28 | Posted by eberly at 2017-12-16 03:22 PM

I LOVE IT!

Of course you do because to you it's about partisan politics and not how are grandmas and moms and wife and daughters and granddaughters are expected to deal with. You pos.

#29 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-12-16 03:24 PM

I'm not a threat to the grandmas, moms, wives, daughters, and granddaughters because I don't support letting all those sex assaulting males who identify as "females" into women's showers and bathrooms. Perhaps it's YOU and the others like you who think they should have access and who are pos's.

Posted by jestgettinalong at 2017-12-16 03:38 PM | Reply

Whatever Felicia.

#31 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-16 03:48 PM

#30

That's what you got from my post?

#32 | Posted by bruceaz at 2017-12-16 03:53 PM

"all those sex assaulting males who identify as "females"

Who exactly are you referring to?

Trump?

#33 | Posted by snoofy at 2017-12-16 04:18 PM

Jest, none of those Dems are accused of PEDOPHILIA. Your party and BLOTUS went ALL-IN to elect an accused PEDOPHILE to the Senate. BLOTUS himself is an accused PEDOPHILE and based on the multiple creepy photos of him feeling Ivanka up since around the time she reached puberty, I tend to think there's fire to that smoke. Not to mention the Gross Old Pedophiles are also the party of Denny Hastert and Mark Foley. The swamp will be drained, and some Dems will be forced to resign, but so will the GrOPers. The difference is that Dems will find quality candidates to step in, while the GrOPers will run racist Trumublicans like the white nationalist trying to win the GrOPer nod for Ryan's seat.

#34 | Posted by _Gunslinger_ at 2017-12-16 04:21 PM

Lot of deflections from the topic of the thread, ie the proven fake accusation against Schumer.

#36 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-16 06:30 PM

Jest clearly hasn't figured it out yet. Neither has visitor.

#37 | Posted by BruceBanner at 2017-12-16 07:16 PM

I clicked on the title in hopes to read a foiled plan to frame Amy Schumer.
Rather, I received a Chuck nothingburger.

#38 | Posted by GOnoles92 at 2017-12-16 08:08 PM

Oh look... another deflection.

#39 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-16 08:09 PM

賢い人は、
シンクに流れ込むお湯
彼は食器洗い機を始める前に。

A wise man lets
The hot water run into the sink
Before he starts the dishwasher.

#40 | Posted by madscientist at 2017-12-16 09:33 PM

#40 - you are an interesting individual.

Like this attempt on Schumer, the Alt-Right is running around with a hot water hose wondering how and why it won't work on the dishwasher.

(Little known fact: Dishwashers aren't hooked up to the hot water line. They're hooked up to the cold water line only. They contain their own heating element for water.)

#41 | Posted by YAV at 2017-12-17 09:26 AM

"A pedophile sex slave ring run out of the basement of a pizza shop that has no basement"

Maybe the pizza shop is actually a Tardis, run by Clara Oswald and Arya Stark. Clara lures them their with the children she kidnapped from Coal Hill school, and then Arya deals with them.

#42 | Posted by sentinel at 2017-12-17 04:38 PM

Dishwashers aren't hooked up to the hot water line. They're hooked up to the cold water line only.

That's debatable.

#43 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-17 05:45 PM

#43 - I rather enjoyed that "debatable" comment, Redial. You sent me off on an "Alice in Wonderland" journey into arguments over hot or cold water lines to dishwashers. I amend my statement, removing "only" and "aren't hooked up to the hot water line" basically destroying my entire post 😳

#44 | Posted by YAV at 2017-12-17 06:46 PM

Hehe. Thread was pretty well shot anyway. :-)

#45 | Posted by REDIAL at 2017-12-17 06:52 PM

(Little known fact: Dishwashers aren't hooked up to the hot water line. They're hooked up to the cold water line only. They contain their own heating element for water.)

Posted by YAV at 2017-12-17 09:26 AM | Reply

WRONG Dishwashers are supposed to be hooked to the Hot side because even though it has a heating element(Used to boost water temp and to dry the dishes) It doesn't actually heat the water.

#46 | Posted by LauraMohr at 2017-12-17 07:34 PM

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