[Marxism] trumping Trump
knhiebert at shaw.ca
Sat Oct 15 08:57:22 MDT 2016
Gary MacLennan said (in part):
I am also intrigued, though, about the tape's journey from obscurity in
2005 to world wide status in 2016. I have speculated before that the Bush
clan must have done a deal, surely, with the Clintons. I haven't seen any
commentary anywhere on how or why the tape surfaced. It is like *deus ex
machina*, we are supposed to take it on faith. Like a leader in the old UK
Tory Party, we are being asked to believe it just emerged.
Ken Hiebert replies:
How many people would have had access to the tape since 2005?
I don't think it's a stretch to think that ten people would have knowledge of the tape. It could easily be more.
When you consider how many millions of people in the US have been angered or alarmed by Trump, it is not implausible that one of those who had access to the tape decided to pass it along to a news organization.
Given what Trump himself said on the tape and what he has said on the Howard Stern show, I won't be surprised to learn that he has assaulted and demeaned a great many women. It is in no way surprising that some of these women have come forward after Trump has very publicly denied that he has engaged in such behaviour.
I haven't turned on my TV yet this morning, so I am some hours behind, but none of these women has reported that they contacted the Clinton campaign. I don't find it hard to believe that many of them contacted news organizations and in one case (I think) contacted a lawyer.
How many people in government and in accounting firms had access to Trump's tax returns? 10? 20? 50?
All it took was for just one of those people to contact a news organization.
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