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Jeffrey Epstein’s Former Pilot Testifies Trump Flew On Epstein’s Private Plane

Larry Visoski worked as a pilot on the private plane owned by late financier and convicted sex trafficker Jeffrey Epstein, and he saw every guest that flew on that jet with Epstein, which makes the testimony he gave Tuesday in a Manhattan federal court in the trial of Ghislaine Maxwell all the more compelling.

According to CNN, Visoski confirmed that some of those who flew on Epstein’s plane were well-known public figures:

Jeffrey Epstein’s former pilot testified in Ghislaine Maxwell’s sex trafficking trial Tuesday that a who’s who of powerful men, including former Presidents Bill Clinton and Donald Trump, flew aboard Epstein’s private plane.

The pilot, Larry Visoski, said he would typically be given notice if Clinton or high-profile passengers like him would be flying.

Tuesday was the second day of Maxwell’s trial on charges of conspiracy and sex trafficking. The mention of Trump’s name was of special interest, as the failed, one-term former president was once a close friend of Epstein’s and has been accused of raping a 13-year-old with the deceased financier. The woman who made those accusations later withdrew her complaint after she said her life was threatened by Trump.

Visoski, who was first employed by Epstein in 1991, also said he never witnessed any sexual activity onboard the flights he piloted:

He testified Maxwell frequently traveled on Epstein’s private jet between 1994 and 2004 and would often facilitate travel plans with Visoski for Epstein. Maxwell was Epstein’s “number two” and was his “go-to person to handle everything else that was not business related,” the pilot testified.

He described his memory of the pair’s relationship as more personal than business-like, but more “couple-ish” than actually romantic. He didn’t remember seeing them kiss or hold hands, he said.

“I never saw any sexual activity, no,” Visoski testified. When asked if he’d seen sex acts with underaged girls he said, “Absolutely not.”

One of the most compelling parts of the trial will likely be when prosecutors introduce sections of Maxwell’s “book of contacts,” which could include the names and dates of alleged sexual liaisons between famous men and underage girls Maxwell procured and groomed for Epstein and his high-profile friends:

Prosecutors have said they will be using some parts of Maxwell’s book of contacts, which has captured the imaginations of followers of this case. Maxwell and Epstein moved in wealthy and famous circles, and there has been much speculation over whether some of their acquaintances participated in the alleged exploitation of young girls.

Trump has repeatedly said that he had no idea Epstein was engaged in sexual activity with underage girls, but he had this to say about his financier pal in 2002:

“I’ve known Jeff for fifteen years. Terrific guy. Jeffrey Epstein. He’s a lot of fun to be with. It is even said that he likes beautiful women as much as I do, and many of them are on the younger side. No doubt about it — Jeffrey enjoys his social life.”

The questions now, however, are these: How much of Epstein’s social life and illegal activities did the former president engage in? And can he be charged with any crimes as a result?


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Former White House Chief Of Staff Cooperating With Jan. 6 Committee: Report

Former White House chief of staff Mark Meadows is now cooperating with the House Select Committee investigating the January 6 insurrection at the U.S. Capitol, according to CNN.

The move represents a critical shift in the relationship between the top Trump ally and the panel, and staving off a criminal contempt referral for now.

“Mr. Meadows has been engaging with the Select Committee through his attorney,” Democratic Rep. Bennie Thompson of Mississippi who chairs the committee said in a statement. “He has produced records to the committee and will soon appear for an initial deposition. The Select Committee expects all witnesses, including Mr. Meadows, to provide all information requested and that the Select Committee is lawfully entitled to receive. The Committee will continue to assess his degree of compliance with our subpoena after the deposition.”

The fact that Meadows is now providing information and testimony to the committee is the surest sign yet that members of Trump’s inner circle are unwilling to go to jail in order to protect him and could well give the committee information that will eventually lead to criminal charges against the failed, one-term former president.

An attorney for Meadows confirmed that his client is indeed cooperating with the Jan. 6 panel:

George Terwilliger said in a statement to CNN that there is now an understanding between the two parties on how information can be exchanged moving forward, stating that his client and the committee are open to engaging on a certain set of topics as they work out how to deal with information that the committee is seeking that could fall under executive privilege.

While Meadows is providing information to the committee in order to avoid being charged with contempt, a source told CNN that he hasn’t been an open book on all matters:

“It’s not incorrect to say he has cooperated to some extent, but he hasn’t completely fulfilled his obligation and we need to see what happens. But Meadows doesn’t want to be held in contempt.”

Former White House adviser Steve Bannon has been charged with contempt of Congress by the Justice Department and faces two years in prison if found guilty.

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Marjorie Taylor Greene Humiliates Herself With Hateful, Misspelled Tweet Attacking A GOP Colleague

An attempt by Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene (R-GA) to attack a GOP House colleague went hilariously wrong when Greene posted a tweet with a blatant misspelling that wound up leaving her humiliated while simultaneously proving that her command of the English language leaves a lot to be desired.

Greene’s anger was aimed at Rep. Nancy Mace (R-SC), who had criticized Congresswoman Lauren Boebert (R-CO) for a nasty Islamophobic smear she fired at Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN), according to The Hill:

The controversy between Omar and Boebert began after a video surfaced over the Thanksgiving weekend of Boebert saying that she and a staffer were getting on a Capitol elevator when she saw a Capitol Police officer racing toward them.

She then turned and saw Omar standing nearby. “I said, ‘Well, she doesn’t have a backpack. We should be fine,’ ” Boebert recalled, drawing laughs from the audience. “And I said, ‘Oh, look. The ‘jihad squad’ decided to show up for work today.’”

Omar denied that the encounter ever happened and accused Boebert of inventing a false story to smear her.

That led Rep. Mace to remark on CNN that she condemned Boebert “100 percent.”

Mace’s comments drew Greene’s ire, and she attacked her on Twitter:

Mace was quick to call Greene out for not even knowing how to spell:

Sounds like a civil war is breaking out in the Republican Party. Here’s hoping it escalates and destroys the entire GOP. The country would be better off without them.

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Rittenhouse Has To Withdraw From College Classes After Students Demand His Dismissal

Even though he was found not guilty by a jury in Wisconsin, Kyle Rittenhouse is learning that his actions will continue to have repercussions for the rest of his life.

Rittenhouse was enrolled in nursing classes at Arizona State University. That information came out during his trial, according to The Sacramento Bee:

He testified at his recent trial that he was enrolled as an online student at ASU, where he was studying nursing, The Arizona Republic reported.

However, the university clarified that Rittenhouse is not enrolled in the nursing program and is actually a non-degree-seeking student, a status that allows students to take classes for “transfer credit, personal growth or as prerequisites for a desired program,” according to the university’s independent student news organization, The State Press.

But students at ASU weren’t exactly ready to welcome Rittenhouse into their ranks, even as an online enrollee:

Kyle Rittenhouse is no longer enrolled in classes at Arizona State University, a university spokesperson told McClatchy News.

Student groups upset that he was enrolled at one point say they still plan to push school officials to denounce white supremacy, Students for Socialism at ASU said in a Tweet.

Rittenhouse is still facing the possibility of federal charges being filed against him, and the families of the people he killed are also considering filing civil lawsuits against him that could leave him and his family penniless, according to NBC News:

If Rittenhouse were taken to civil trial for wrongful death, the teen could claim self-defense, as he did during the criminal case. He has said that he went to Kenosha to protect property from rioters but that he came under attack and feared for his life when he shot three people, two of them fatally.

But the burden of proof civil plaintiffs need to make, by a preponderance of evidence rather than beyond a reasonable doubt, is much lower than what Kenosha prosecutors faced during the criminal trial, legal experts say.

Rory Little, a professor at the University of California Hastings College of Law, noted:

“In a civil case you just have to prove negligence. Did his conduct fall below the standard of care that the average person would have?

“(Rittenhouse) could say, ‘I didn’t have the intent to kill anyone — I just panicked.’ The jury could still say, ‘We didn’t think the average person would do what you did.’ If your conduct is judged to be less than that, you lose.”

Kyle is already losing. And it appears that streak will continue.

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Ivanka Trump Brags That She Spends 30 Minutes A Day With Her Children

Now that she’s no longer busy advising her father on the best ways to screw over the American people and steal money from the U.S. Treasury, Ivanka Trump is pretending to be a good mother while she secretly schemes a way to get either her daddy or herself back in the White House.

Just how great of a mom is Ivanka? According to her, she spends a whopping 30 minutes a day with each of her three kids:

“I make sure each day I spend like 30 minutes doing something with each kid.”

30 minutes with each kid, huh? Are we supposed to be impressed with that? There are 24 hours in each day. Most of us are awake and active for 16 to 18 of those hours. And yet, Ivanka only has a measly 90 minutes of each day to give to her children? Can you say neglect? Ivanka sure as hell can, because she puts it into practice each and every day.

Vanky also showered her old man — failed, one-term former President Donald Trump with compliments, saying how great he is as a granddad:

Ivanka’s father, Donald Trump, has a close relationship with his grandchildren as they “adore” one another.

She added: “They spend a lot of time rolling around with him on golf carts.

“They adore him.”

Ivanka said her father was an “exceptional leader and “unbelievable” parent. 

She says becoming a parent to three children has made her appreciate her own parents even more.

“I think now, more than ever, having children of my own, I think, you know, when I was 15, I was a little less appreciative. 

“Now I realize, it’s really hard. It’s really hard to raise your kids with the right values and to give them the right moral compass and to instill in them a sense of drive and work ethic and passion for whatever it is that they want to do.

“So I feel very grateful to have had the parents I had. I’m amazed by him.”

She’s amazed by him? Was she amazed when she found out her father was cheating on her mother with a much younger woman? Does she allow her father to have unsupervised visits with her children even though he’s been accused of raping a 13-year-old girl with the late financier/sex trafficker Jeffrey Esptein?

As usual, Ivanka Trump proves she’s just like her old man: An empty vessel devoted to nothing but greed and self-aggrandizement.