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2019-08-12 Home Front: Politix
Bill Clinton Wanted To Appoint A Lawmaker Caught In The Epstein Scandal To The Supreme Court
[Daily Caller] An alleged sex slave of the disgraced financier Jeffrey Epstein accused several powerful men of misconduct in a newly unsealed deposition, including a powerful Democratic lawmaker who turned down an appointment to the Supreme Court.

Virginia Giuffre said Epstein directed her to perform erotic massages and sexual intercourse with former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell of Maine, an elder statesmen in the Democratic Party whom former President Bill Clinton asked to succeed Justice Harry Blackmun in 1994. Mitchell denied any wrongdoing.

"I have never met, spoken with or had any contact with Ms. Giuffre," Mitchell told the Portland Press Herald. "In my contacts with Mr. Epstein I never observed or suspected any inappropriate conduct with underage girls. I only learned of his actions when they were reported in the media related to his prosecution in Florida. We have had no further contact."

Blackmun, one in a succession of Republican appointees who drifted leftward during his tenure, announced his retirement in 1994. Mitchell was the immediate favorite for the nomination ‐ even his Republican Senate colleagues predicted a swift confirmation, according to a contemporary article in The New York Times.

Mitchell held a string of legal posts before his entrée into national politics. A graduate of the Georgetown University Law Center, Mitchell was an antitrust lawyer at the Department of Justice, U.S. attorney for the District of Maine, and a federal trial judge in Bangor. He entered the Senate in 1980, filling a vacancy created when Edmund Muskie became secretary of state.

As Senate majority leader, Mitchell was the chief legislative advocate of Clinton’s health care reform efforts, which were well underway when Blackmun announced his retirement. Though the prospect of a seat on the Supreme Court was enticing, Mitchell feared the nomination would impede Clinton’s historic ‐ and ultimately quixotic ‐ bid to pass a reform package.

The senator privately conveyed that assessment to Clinton. The former president asked Mitchell to sleep on the matter, but his views remained unchanged. (RELATED: Second Amendment Looms Over Supreme Court After Back-To-Back Massacres)
Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-12 05:54|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [6461 views ]  Top

#1 Epstein’s death comes a day after documents detailing alleged sexual abuse were unsealed.

Timing really is everything.
Posted by Besoeker 2019-08-12 05:58||   2019-08-12 05:58|| Front Page Top

#2 Mitchell was an enormous gob of slime who was routinely called one of the "true statesmen" of the dem party. Remember that everytime they tell you who the next "up and comer" or "rising star" is...
Posted by M. Murcek 2019-08-12 07:40||   2019-08-12 07:40|| Front Page Top

#3 I am flummoxed by both Ken Starr and Bill Clinton abusing the same young girl on the island.
Posted by 3dc 2019-08-12 10:06||   2019-08-12 10:06|| Front Page Top

#4 It's starting to look like it's time for Madame DeFarge to knit.
Posted by 3dc 2019-08-12 10:07||   2019-08-12 10:07|| Front Page Top

#5 #4 LOL
Posted by g(r)omgoru 2019-08-12 10:32||   2019-08-12 10:32|| Front Page Top

#6 #2 Mitchell was an enormous gob of slime who was routinely called one of the "true statesmen" of the dem party.

When you have no standards, everything and everybody looks good.
Posted by JohnQC 2019-08-12 12:31||   2019-08-12 12:31|| Front Page Top

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