Democrats tried to start the #MeToo movement early by attempting to get accusers to come forward against then-candidate Donald Trump in late 2016. They weren’t just seeking brave women. They were willing to pay for the efforts:
Hillary Clinton backer paid $500G to fund women accusing Trump of sexual misconduct before Election Day, report says
Susie Tompkins Buell, the founder of Esprit Clothing and a major Clinton campaign donor for many years, gave the money to celebrity lawyer Lisa Bloom who was working with a number of Trump accusers at the time, according to the paper’s bombshell report.
Bloom solicited donors by saying she was working with women who might “find the courage to speak out” against Trump if the donors would provide funds for security, relocation and possibly a “safe house,” the paper reported.
Former Clinton nemesis turned Clinton operative David Brock also donated $200,000 to the effort through a nonprofit group he founded, the paper reported in an article entitled, “Partisans, Wielding Money, Begin Seeking to Exploit Harassment Claims.”
Despite the results, it was a smart move. We can cry foul all we want, but this was a desperate woman who was watching her dreams slip away. Many of Hillary Clinton’s closest supporters knew she had challenges going into election day, so attempting to derail the Trump campaign was understandable.
I’m not defending her. All I’m saying is that compared to the Steele Dossier, email scandal, and dozens of other alleged crimes the Clintons have committed over the decades, this ranks far below most of them.