V-Log: A Deepdive Into FOTUS Affair Events In Late 2017

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I have all but decided that I’ve made a fool out of myself in a very conspicuous manner and that Elliot Broidy is Shera Bechard’s babydaddy and I need to shut up. But my subconscious mind has decided its Donald Trump for some reason, so I keep talking about it.

Let’s get down to the cold hard facts and logic of what’s going on.

What We Know
We know Bechard had an affair with someone between late 2015 and late 2017.
We know that Trump’s schedule and Bechard’s Instagram placed him in proximity (NYC) to Bechard in the mid-to-late September 2017 timeframe.

We know a child was conceived around mid-to-late September of 2017 and later aborted.
We know Trump has, at least once, “raw dogged” with a woman he was having and affair with (Stormy Daniels.)
We have photographic evidence on Instagram that Bechard was at least outward ok with being pregnant at some point.
We know Bechard at one point had a dog named Ellie.

We know Bechard at some point was referred to Keith Davidson.
— Davidson was the lawyer who represented two other women who signed NDAs with Trump.
We know Broidy used Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer to represent him.

We know Bechard got $1.6 million (hardly Stormy Daniels’ ‘nuisance” money.)
We know Broidy was actively seeking access to the Trump Adminstration about this time in the guise of various Arab states.

We know that the day after the first installment of the $1.6 million to Bechard, Broidy gained access to Trump directly.
We know Bechard is interested in the #MeToo movement.

What We Don’t Know.
Anything to do with Trump directly being connected to Bechard other than Cohen and Davidson.
Anything to do with Broidy being directly connected to Bechard other than the NDA, Davidson and Cohen.
Anything in cold hard fact terms about Bechard’s exact state of mind at the time of the abortion.
— Was there a direct quid pro quo?
Anything about how many Playboy Bunnies (Playboy itself?) knew anything about an affair with either Broidy or Trump.

In fact, we have no evidence that Broidy even knows Bechard other than the things directly connected to the NDA.

Outstanding questions:
How come $1.6 million from Broidy of all people? He’s a rando. Why would he give a shit. Or why would he give $1.6 million worth of shit.
How could Donald J. Trump bang Bechard while also running for president and being in the Oval Office.
How could all of this be kept secret if Trump was the babydaddy? Is that proof that it didn’t happen?
How did the WSJ learn of the affair? Why did Bechard’s name only come out later in the day once the story broke?

Existential Questions
Why no comment from Peter K. Stris, Bechard’s lawyer?
Why no comment from Cooper Hefner?
Will it even matter if we prove it was Trump? Is there nothing that will ever hurt him politically, especially on the character side. He would not have done anything illegal and he can just keep babbling about the “Criminal Deep State” and “Spygate” while liberals burst into flames over the hypocrisy of a otherwise “pro-life” president.

My FOTUS Affair Cognitive Dissidence Is Severe

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Everything we know points towards Donald J. Trump being Shera Bechard’s babydaddy. Everything we don’t know points to Elliot Broidy. It’s really a struggle at this point to hold on to either theory long enough to say for sure if it’s true or not.

I honestly just want to know one way or another who the babyddy dadday was. That’s it. If it was Broidy, then this is a non-issue and we can go back to being angry at what a bad president Trump is. If it’s Trump, OH MY GOD.

Let’s get down to the cold hard facts and logic of what’s going on.

What We Know
We know Bechard had an affair with someone between late 2015 and late 2017.
We know that Trump’s schedule and Bechard’s Instagram placed him in proximity (NYC) to Bechard in the mid-to-late September 2017 timeframe.

We know a child was conceived around mid-to-late September of 2017 and later aborted.
We know Trump has, at least once, “raw dogged” with a woman he was having and affair with (Stormy Daniels.)
We have photographic evidence on Instagram that Bechard was at least outward ok with being pregnant at some point.
We know Bechard at one point had a dog named Ellie.

We know Bechard at some point was referred to Keith Davidson.
— Davidson was the lawyer who represented two other women who signed NDAs with Trump.
We know Broidy used Michael Cohen, Trump’s personal lawyer and fixer to represent him.

We know Bechard got $1.6 million (hardly Stormy Daniels’ ‘nuisance” money.)
We know Broidy was actively seeking access to the Trump Adminstration about this time in the guise of various Arab states.

We know that the day after the first installment of the $1.6 million to Bechard, Broidy gained access to Trump directly.
We know Bechard is interested in the #MeToo movement.

What We Don’t Know.
Anything to do with Trump directly being connected to Bechard other than Cohen and Davidson.
Anything to do with Broidy being directly connected to Bechard other than the NDA, Davidson and Cohen.
Anything in cold hard fact terms about Bechard’s exact state of mind at the time of the abortion.
— Was there a direct quid pro quo?
Anything about how many Playboy Bunnies (Playboy itself?) knew anything about an affair with either Broidy or Trump.

In fact, we have no evidence that Broidy even knows Bechard other than the things directly connected to the NDA.

Outstanding questions:
How come $1.6 million from Broidy of all people? He’s a rando. Why would he give a shit. Or why would he give $1.6 million worth of shit.
How could Donald J. Trump bang Bechard while also running for president and being in the Oval Office.
How could all of this be kept secret if Trump was the babydaddy? Is that proof that it didn’t happen?
How did the WSJ learn of the affair? Why did Bechard’s name only come out later in the day once the story broke?

Existential Questions
Why no comment from Peter K. Stris, Bechard’s lawyer?
Why no comment from Cooper Hefner?
Will it even matter if we prove it was Trump? Is there nothing that will ever hurt him politically, especially on the character side. He would not have done anything illegal and he can just keep babbling about the “Criminal Deep State” and “Spygate” while liberals burst into flames over the hypocrisy of a otherwise “pro-life” president.

A Deep Dive Into Evidence Trump Was Shera Bechard’s Baby Daddy

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Honestly, my continued interest in this theory is moot. Trump is getting better at the autocrat shtick and any endgame for this investigation in which we “prove” Trump was Shera Bechard’s baby daddy is not going to do what I want it to do: bring down the Trump Administration.

If anything, it will simply make American political life more corrosive than it already is, with libtards like me screaming at the top of our lungs that Trump’s a hypocrite, while his supporters will hunker down for a extended fight whereby the simply want to run out the clock so they can start thinking about 2020, 2024 and ultimately Trump’s successor.

But having said all that, let’s just for fun do another deep dive into the evidence we have that Trump raw dogged Bechard, resulting in her pregnancy that she later terminated.

What started all of this was debate on Reddit that eventually jumped to the pages of New York Magazine. I initially had some confusion over when the affair was supposed to have happened, but when I realized it was 2015-2017, I started to get really interested really fast. This is because it means Trump would have had conceived the fetus with Bechard while he was in office.

Now, let me stress that I am not really doing much of the work. My friend is and I’m just his hype man. But let’s walk through the evidence he has of this and try to rehash some analysis one last time. At least, that is, until something breaks and either makes this prescience, or comical. The evidence my friend found on social media is
extremely tentative, extremely circumstantial evidence that if does not prove the affair at least provides some evidence that it was at least possible.

The above imagine gives us at least some indication that Bechard was floating around NYC during the period of time the affair was alleged to have begun. It allegedly began sometime in mid-to-late 2015 when Trump was making his transition from Right wing celebrity Twitter troll to serious presidential candidate. A little later, Bechard shows up again at a Trump branded property in NYC.

That she was in NYC about this time come very well mean nothing. NYC is a enormous city and just because two people are in proximity to each other, doesn’t mean they’re actually, you know, doing it. And, yet, this is Trump we’re talking about. But here is some more evidence that, if nothing else, at least these two potential love birds were near each other.

This next image is significant because though we don’t know for sure when she was due had she carried the fetus to term, it definitely is about the time she would have needed to have been near Trump for him to be the baby daddy. I suggest you take a look at this image and keep in the back of your mind as events progress. If somehow magically we learn that Trump is the baby daddy, this is one of those datapoints where we will look at each other and go, “Wow!” If it’s Broidy, the, well, meh. We simply whipped ourselves into a frenzy over nothing.

Bechard is Trump’s type — a hot blonde — and so it does give one pause for thought from a logic standpoint. Broidy is a long-time resident of LA and compared to Trump not only a rando, but something of a fat fuck. (I’m not fat shaming him, but it is amusing how hefty Broidy is, even though Trump is not exactly svelte himself.) Take a look at this comparison of women and it definitely seems as though Trump would be digging Bechard if they ever met.

Again, let me stress that one datapoint connecting Bechard to Broidy, and all of this is comical. All of this is moot. So please take this with a grain of salt, at least for now. This could easily fade as quickly as it popped up and I’ll just use this to entertain myself while I’m rotting away inside a Trump-branded concentration camp. So, now is where we enter into some nebulous aspects of this theory in an already nebulous theory to begin with.

So, the above is a datapoint which either is us way, way overthinking things or some insight into her mind. Is this someone upset over a perceived threat to a lover, or just the general outrage that a lot of people felt at the time?

Ok, now we get to a serious issue: what was Shera Bechard’s mindset at the time of the abortion? What the WSJ and their ilk want us to believe is, “You know, broads. Always getting pregnant and then wanting $1.6 million to shut up and go away.” But what if that wasn’t the case at all? What if she was chill to having a baby and only had an abortion as part of a quid pro quo between herself and Trump? Now, it’s my impression that the NDA gives Trump people some wiggle room. But what if there was a spoken agreement between the two parties whereby she HAD to get an abortion to get the $1.6 million? Isn’t that horrible? Wouldn’t that make someone, somewhere — even in Trumplandia — feel unhappy with the man we’ve elected president with the help of a hostile foreign power?

She doesn’t look like she was eager to get an abortion to me. But, MAGA, right? Lulz, nothing matters. So then this happens. She becomes interested in the #MeToo movement. Again, this is wild speculation on my part. It could mean something, it could mean nothing. But it’s at least interesting.

So, did it happen or not? Is Trump the baby daddy or is Broidy. Good question.

Analysis And Conclusion
I honestly have vacillated back and forth on this matter so many times as to lose all credibility when it comes to my opinion. The reason this happens is I keep learning information that makes me believe it’s obviously Broidy. Then I learn information that definitely makes one think the logic of the Trump theory is strong, if nothing else.

One the Broidy side, we don’t have much proof that Bechard even knows him. Or, put another way, we definitely have ZERO evidence that they were lovers in the context of a $1.6 million settlement. We do have this image of her with a dog named “Ellie” which could very well have been given to her by Elliot. But, then again, this could be way too much overthinking this issue.

Meanwhile, on the Trump side, we have logic, logic, logic. First and foremost, we have the surreal situation whereby Keith Davidson — who represented two former lovers of Trump — and Trump’s personal “fixer” Michael Cohen were directly involved in the NDA. Hell, they virtually used the same wording as the one used between Trump and Stormy Daniels as I understand it. I mean, what the what? Of all the shady lawyers in a nation of 335 million they happen to pick two directly connected to Trump? The writers of the 2018 season of the Trump show are hacks. Meanwhile, Broidy wanted — and got — access to Trump about the time the NDA was signed and the money started going to Bechard, as this tweet indicates.

And, of course there’s the fact that while Trump is “big boned” Broidy is just plain old fat. (Not fat shaming, but his girth is amusing.)

But many Bechard likes big guys and all of this speculation will seem comical to say the least once we have some semblance of the “truth.”

So, again, what do I think? Who’s the baby daddy?

I going to punt. I don’t know. Given that Peter K. Stris, Bechard’s current attorney is completely mum on this, I just don’t know. All I want him to do is put out a statement saying it wasn’t Trump and for me to fuck off. It is, however, interesting that he at least knows about me, as indicated by this screenshot.

As I started this off by saying, I’m wasting my time writing about all of this. Trump’s never going down and even if magically we got cold, hard proof he was the baby daddy, we’re so divided as a nation it won’t matter. I would like to think that all of this is the run-up to a national debate and investigation of this matter, but I could be fooling myself. It could be that this is just going to fade in the early summer sun. I just want to know one way or another.

Logic says it’s Trump, but stranger things have happened. It could very well be Broidy and we can all go back to cursing the bread and worrying about Mexican children being put in concentration camps. May God have mercy on our souls.

Shelton Bumgarner is a writer and photographer living in Richmond, Va. He may be reached at migukin (at) gmail (dot) com. He has lots of interests including writing song lyrics and daydreaming about a social media startup based on the concepts of Usenet. He is writing his first novel.

I Have Questions For Playboy’s Cooper Hefner About Trump, Bechard & Broidy

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Of all the people who could clear this situation up, Cooper Hefner is high on the list. I say this because as I understand it, Playboy is a pretty tight-knit group of people and I can’t imagine Hefner wouldn’t know something about any kind of contact Trump may have had with Shera Bechard in about 2015.

And here’s something that my sleuthing friend noticed: apparently when Trump first started his campaign for president, Hugh Hefner was all for it. But that written endorsement was later taken down by Playboy.

What gives?

If you want to see if this theory gets some traction, share this video with your friends. Maybe it might get someone in the MSM to something about all of this.

The issue at this point is that I sound very much like I’m making shit up. I don’t mean to be, but as my sleuthing friend also said: “It’s good to ask questions.”

Really, all I want is proof from Playboy and Cooper Hefner that Bechard knows Elliot Broidy. Give me that and I’ll shut up. But right now, we got squat. We got nothing. No publicly known proof that Bechard knows either Broidy or Trump. I have a little bit of information which on the face of it would indicate this is all just my ranting speculating, but the source has, shall we say, a monitory reason or $1.6 million to lead us astray.

So, if I had the resources to investigate all of this, I would start with Playboy and work my way out. I say this because Playboy at least purports to have enough political wherewithal that they might believe they have a vested interest in fessing up what they know. It definitely would be great PR for the magazine if they helped if not bring down the Trump Administration, at least mortally wounded it.

Here’s what we know for the time being about all of this:
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Of Elliot Broidy, Influence Peddling, Shera Bechard & A Possible Proxy Payoff

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I only write this because Elliot Broidy is back in the news. I used to think there was a decent shot that it was Donald Trump and not Elliot Broidy who had an affair with Shera Bechard, but I learned a little bit of information that seemed to make it less likely.

And then THIS popped up.

From BusinessInsider:
Elliott Broidy a top fundraiser for President Donald Trump, and George Nader, Broidy’s business partner, pitched themselves and pushed the interests of Saudi Arabia and the UAE to the White House.
Broidy and Nader tried to persuade the US government to sanction Qatar and move a key military base from Qatar to another location in the Gulf.

I still don’t think it was Trump, but damn if the logic for Broidy taking the fall for Trump when it comes to an affair with Shera Bechard isn’t even stronger. Doesn’t it make sense that it would be worth $1.6 million to Broidy to get access to Trump in exchange for cleaning up Trump’s pretty enormous screw up of getting Shera Bechard pregnant and then paying her $1.6 to be quiet and (maybe) have an abortion as well. We know she had an abortion, but we don’t know her state of mind at the time of it. We are lead to believe she was like, “Oh noes, I’m pregnant, gotta have an abortion.” When in fact all evidence points to her being pretty copacetic about being pregnant and being pregnant long enough to show.

So even though the known facts don’t support Trump as the baby daddy, the logic is getting stronger all the time. We still have no photographic evidence that Broidy even knows Bechard. There’s a whole lot we don’t know about what happened between Broidy and Bechard and yet I don’t get the sense that anyone really cares in the MSM.

But if you could prove that Trump got Shera Bechard pregnant and then pressured her through Michael Cohen to have an abortion in exchange for $1.6 million…that would be a oof moment if nothing else. I don’t think it would bring down Trump’s Administration because, well, nothing can do that it seems, but it definitely would be more than just a blip.

Here’s what we know for the time being about all of this:

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The Hill & Its Trollish Clickbait, ‘Stopping Robert Mueller’

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

The Hill, what Capitol staffers read on the john when they are done reading Politico, should be ashamed of itself for publishing the complete and total bullshit article “Stopping Robert Mueller to protect us all.” This article, written weirdly by former Clintonite Mark Penn, is obviously a stalking horse for the current political strategy of Trump and his demon spawn Rudy Giuliani. It is embarrassing to read something that is so comical in its effort to make us believe that the evil “Deep State” is “desperate” to bring down Trump. Penn writes:

With this report on the way and congressional investigators beginning to zero in on the lack of hard, verified evidence for starting the Trump probe, current and former intelligence and Justice Department officials are dumping everything they can think of to save their reputations.

A quick Google search belies this dumb accusation. If anything, Mueller has been quite successful in the last year and he has plenty of reason to keep going in the days, weeks and, if need be, years ahead.

Here’s some more.

But it is backfiring. They started by telling the story of Alexander Downer, an Australian diplomat, as having remembered a bar conversation with George Papadopoulos, a foreign policy adviser to the Trump campaign. But how did the FBI know they should talk to him? That’s left out of their narrative. Downer’s signature appears on a $25 million contribution to the Clinton Foundation. You don’t need much imagination to figure that he was close with Clinton Foundation operatives who relayed information to the State Department, which then called the FBI to complete the loop. This wasn’t intelligence. It was likely opposition research from the start.

To quote Hillary Clinton during the Bengazhi hearings, “What difference does it make?”

So what if it was oppo. That doesn’t change the fact that Trump may have colluded with a hostile foreign power to rig a presidential election. It makes me apoplectic that this trash that was spewed out of the FOX News Bullshit Mountain even got written. This is all part of a concerted effort on the part of the Trump – Giuliani nexus to prepare us all for God-only-knows-what.

Even more bullshit:

Time and time again, investigators came up empty. Even several sting operations with an FBI spy we just learned about failed to produce a Delorean-like video with cash on the table. But rather than close the probe, the deep state just expanded it. All they had were a few isolated contacts with Russians and absolutely nothing related to Trump himself, yet they pressed forward. Egged on by Steele, they simply believed Trump and his team must be dirty. They just needed to dig deep enough.

If the fate of the Republic wasn’t at stake, I would laugh. But the time for us to laugh about Trump’s corruption and obstruction is very much over. What’s weird to me is people are willing to engulf themselves in the flames of the Trump pier for, what? Access to power? I mean, really, it’s not like VP Mike Pence is going to really change anything. In fact, if you’re all that concerned about “owning libs,” Pence has an actual ideology that Trump lacks. As Jim Comey confidant Benjamin Wittes famously quipped Trump is “malevolence mitigated only by his incompetence.” Pence is competent and would have an ideology beyond whatever he happened to spew in a tweet that morning.

Here more from the piece that leaves me astonished at its tone-deafness.

This process must now be stopped, preferably long before a vote in the Senate. Rather than a fair, limited and impartial investigation, the Mueller investigation became a partisan, open-ended inquisition that, by its precedent, is a threat to all those who ever want to participate in a national campaign or an administration again.

I am not the type of person to protest. But I can tell you for a fact that if “this….process…stopped” in the guise of Trump firing Robert Mueller without cause I will hit the streets. I would like to think other like-minded people would join me. I am not so naive as to think it would really matter in the end — even well-heeled people are apologists for Trump and the system is so broken that the book The Plot Against America is starting to look more like a documentary as opposed to a counter-factual novel. But this bullshit by Penn doesn’t exactly help the situation.

This part is spews so directly from the dark recesses of the surreal bullshit factory that runs the country right now that I feel astonished it was published.

The president’s lawyers need to extend their new aggressiveness from words to action, filing complaints with Justice Department’s Office of Professional Responsibility on the failure of Mueller and Rosenstein to recuse themselves, and going into court to question the tactics of the special counsel, from selective prosecutions on unrelated matters, illegally seizing Government Services Administration emails, covering up the phone texts of FBI officials Peter Strzok and Lisa Page, and operating without a scope approved by the attorney general. (The regulations call for the attorney general to recuse himself from the investigation but appear to still leave him responsible for the scope.)

The emails between Peter Strzok and Lisa Page are widely seen as a non-issue by anyone who hasn’t drunk the Trump Koolaide and it’s embarrassing that The Hill would allow a writer to even mention it. Maybe the “secret society” was off the day they decided to publish it.

Mueller has done more than enough in the last year to prove he has earned the right to be left alone for the foreseeable future. Let’s just see where this leads. If we are still a Republic and not a “managed democracy” like they have in Russia, we have to do that. Trump may want to be an American Caligula, but I’d like to think we haven’t reached that point yet. I still have hope that America’s over two centuries of experimenting in self-rule hasn’t failed yet.

If we follow Penn’s advice, we are little more than a banana republic where rules and laws change at the whim of the Dear Leader. So, if anything, we have to protect Robert Mueller to protect ourselves, not the opposite.

Shelton Bumgarner is a writer and photographer living in Richmond, Va. He can be reached at migukin (at) gmail (dot) com.

V-Log: The Left Doesn’t Take The Insanity Of The Right Serious Enough

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

I go into a lot of detail about my thoughts on this matter in this video.

Enjoy.

Of The Mad King: We’re In A Constitutional Crisis

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Stupid Watergate has finally reached a level of seriousness where we have to stop making fun of it and sit up and take notice at the gravity of the situation. For some time now, there has been talk of this or that dumb thing Trump has done causing us to be in a Constitutional Crisis.

Today’s insane tweet on the part of Trump “demanding” an investigation into what may or may not have happened during the 2016 presidential campaign is the final straw. We’re in a Constitutional Crisis now. The logic of Trump’s legal team is so completely twisted and bonkers that it gives me a headache.

The point is not to determine the facts of the case, the point is to give the Trump base talking points they can use to “own” liberals. This, even though they’ve finally veered off any connection to the facts and now are dealing almost exclusively in lies and misinterpretations.

If the Deep State was so eager to hurt the Trump campaign, why would they keep things quiet via the use of an informant when it came to Trump while they released the second Comey letter just days before the November election. Why is this so difficult to understand.

It’s so difficult to understand for some — if not all — Trump supporters because they are comfortable with Trump’s policies, the economy is humming and in real terms they’re more concerned about their kid’s soccer scores than they are as something as complex as a Constitutional Crisis. They just don’t care. And not until they have a personal interest in all of this will they have an opinion on way or another.

So, I have a bad feeling about this. I suspect Trump is going to do serious damage to Constitutional norms, or democracy and our country. This all goes back to who is going to be Trump’s successor and how he or she addresses all this damage. Are they going to go back to what we expect in all these things, or are they going to use the damage Trump has done has an excuse to redefine what is acceptable behavior on the part of our leaders?

Of Peter K. Stris, Donald Trump, Elliot Broidy, Shera Bechard & The WSJ

Editor’s Note: While the logic of it being Trump and not Broidy holds up, new evidence has come to light that I’m not able to disclose that makes at least more likely that it was Broidy after all. But as I keep saying, the SDNY may have the proof one way or another.

by Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

Unless something happens, I’m getting about ready to stop talking about this and move on to the more pressing issues of working on a novel and looking for a new job. The reason is, even though Peter K. Stris, Shera Bechard’s attorney, keeps looking at my Periscopes, in real terms, the evidence that it was Trump and not Elliot Broidy who had the affair with Bechard is so muddled and nebulous that it kinda feels like I’m wasting my time talking about it.

As I keep saying, I think if it ever comes out, it’ll come out because of the Southern District of New York’s investigations and nothing else. I think it’s all kind of a moot point for the time being. It’s fun to speculate and talk about, but I would need something a lot closer to a smoking gun like a picture, or a Little Blue Dress before I got too excited.

I think all of this is more about me struggling to get some closure, at least for the time being, more than anything else. Unless something big happens, I have more pressing issues in front of me than worrying about a theory I can’t prove. What’s worse, even if it’s proven it doesn’t mean anything will happen. The Religious Right, the people who would bring Trump down if they got fed up with him, don’t seem like they’re going to do that even if Trump pressured someone into having an abortion. Not that I have any evidence that he did, but I do have suspicions.

I have no credibility and no one listens to me, so, really, what’s the point. I really admire my friend’s ability to dig up clues on social media when it comes to Shera Bechard, but he continues to find stuff that could either prove or disprove the theory we’re thinking about. It’s really fun-interesting watching him work, but I have got to start working on my novel and looking for a job. I really hope he finally proves his theory to be correct, but it may take a while even if someone else gets involved.

What gets me is that the Wall Street Journal broke the story a few months ago without any evidence that Elliot Broidy even knows Shera Bechard. That’s weird. It wasn’t under later in the day after they released the story that they added the name to the story. But they didn’t release any evidence that it was Bechard that Broidy had the affair with. If one wanted to be really paranoid, you could say that was the plan all along — get the story out there then a little later release the name to deflect attention from the fact that there was no proof to back up the connection.

Let’s get a little Ready Player One on this statement released after the Wall Street Journal article. Why did he mention that she was a Playboy Playmate? One could speculate he was stroking the ego of Trump. That this statement was more for Trump’s consumption than anyone else’s.

Ok, why does Keith Davidson pop up AGAIN. There are at least two other women connected to TRUMP — Stormy Daniels being one of them — who’s lawyer was at one point Keith Davidson. This connection is just really, really weird. Strange. Spooky.

That Cohen–Davidson connection is really off-the-chart odd. Why is no one else a little rattled by this connection? Isn’t it odd? I wish someone with a little bit more resources than me and my friend might do so digging on this matter. But because of the sorry state of political reporting — not to mention how lazy bloggers have become — I think for the time being there’s not much to see here. The whole thing is tantalizing, yes, but like I said, it’s all so nebulous that while logic says it’s Trump, we lack so much hard information that it could be Broidy as well. When Bechard locked down and scrubbed her social media, she may been eliminating evidence of any connection not to Trump, but of Broidy.

 

While New York Magazine did a great job laying out the theory that it was Donald Trump and not Elliot Broidy who had an affair with Shera Bechard, because of the research of a friend of mine, I have lingering questions about what may or may not have allegedly happened between Trump and Ms. Bechard.

Take, for instance, the basic question of what her state of mind was when she had the abortion. Did she in any way fell pressured or coerced into it in exchange for $1.6 million? Was there a direct quid pro quo for the abortion? In other words, was the only way she could get $1.6 million was having an abortion? We know Trump likes to raw dog his lovers because of Stormy Daniels, so it would make sense that that adds to the likelihood that it was Trump, not Broidy who got her pregnant.

There are other questions. Why is there no evidence that Broidy and Ms. Bechard even know each other? Wouldn’t make sense for that to have leaked out with her name when the Wall Street Journal reported on the affair? One enormous issue with the affair if it was Trump is how they kept it a secret while Trump was running for president and even into his administration.

We have extremely circumstantial evidence that puts Ms. Bechard in at least the same city as Trump and in some cases even property that he owns. One thing this raises for me is, is Trump even smart enough to pull something like this off? The level of secrecy required to do all of this not only in the middle of a presidential campaign but as a modern president is staggering. One thing is clear — she was definitely Trump’s type and as I’ve said before, logically, it makes a lot of sense that she and Trump had affair, not Broidy.

But factually, we are left grasping at straws. We have tantalizing evidence here and there from her social media activity, but that’s about it. Nothing that would be like a the little blue dress of the Clinton Administration. So, given how lazy I fear most MSM reporters are and how beholden they are to access journalism, I fear that we may never know the answers to these questions, and if we do they will either be met with a shrug by the very people who would otherwise be the most upset, or the whole thing will be so muddled because of negative-polarization that it will be very moot indeed.

And, yet, I’d like to think maybe someone, somewhere with some gumption and access to the resources needed to follow up on my questions as well as the New York Magazine article in general, might save the day. Only time will tell, I guess.

Continue reading “Of Peter K. Stris, Donald Trump, Elliot Broidy, Shera Bechard & The WSJ”

Circumstantial Evidence Of A Donald Trump — Shera Bechard Affair #Resist #MeToo

Editor’s Note: While the logic of it being Trump and not Broidy holds up, new evidence has come to light that I’m not able to disclose that makes at least more likely that it was Broidy after all. But as I keep saying, the SDNY may have the proof one way or another.

By Shelton Bumgarner
@bumgarls

New York Magazine recently came out with an article that proposed the theory that it was not Republican mega contributor Elliot Broidy who had an affair with Playboy Bunny Shera Bechard, but rather President of the United States, Donald J. Trump.

This is significant because if it was, indeed Trump, the affair would have occurred at some point between 2015 and 2017 when Trump was running for president and actually in office as well. A friend of mine who is really good into snooping into social media has found extremely tentative, extremely circumstantial evidence that if does not prove the affair at least provides some evidence that it was at least possible.

Now, the above doesn’t prove anything at all. But it is interesting that she was having fun at a Trump property pool in NYC, while her alleged lover Broidy is a long-time resident of LA.

The only reason why any of this matters is the internal logic of her affair with Broidy is nowhere near as strong as that of her having an affair with Trump. Broidy has all the makings of a proxy fall guy for a significantly more powerful and wealthy individual who didn’t want a messy end of an affair to harm his political career. Add to this that Broidy would use Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen and things are very curious indeed. Here is a bit more circumstantial evidence. Again let me stress that this could mean anything, but it is weird.

Next up we have some evidence that if nothing else Trump and Bechard were within proximity of each other at some point about the time of when they were supposed to be having an affair. This could mean nothing, it could mean everything.

Now we enter even murkier waters. That of her state of mind at the time she was to have an abortion. This is where things are the most barely holding on to what might be real, and yet if you hold that it was Trump not Broidy then this is definitely interesting if nothing else.

Then the following happens. Things change. She becomes interested in the MeToo movement. What does this mean? Anything? Nothing? Don’t know.

Finally, we have this situation. This is interesting, but we’re really grasping at straws unless something happens that gives us a lot more information.

Trump has long been compared to former Italian Prime Minster Silvio Berlusconi. Berlusconi was impossible to bring down until he wasn’t. He would have been in power forever until he was connected to an underage prostitution ring. The thing about Trump is, as it stands, Trump is a king. As Benjamin Wittes has quipped, Trump is “malevolence only mitigated by incompetence.”

There has been a lot of talk about what could possibly bring down Trump. People keep telling The Resistance to talk about policy instead of Trump’s many scandals. But there comes a point when the scandals get so grievous — like in the instance of Berlusconi — when they finally break the back of his support.

So, right now, the only thing I can think of that come anywhere close to bringing down Trump would be proving he, not Elliot Broidy, had an affair with former Playboy Playmate Shera Bechard. The thing that really bugs me about the New York Magazine piece about the theory that this is the case, is it didn’t really either get into the details of how this might have been the case nor tell us what the political implications would be.

But if we could prove it was Trump and not Broidy then we would have a scandal so devastating that I’d like to think it would give the most oblivious, hardened deplorable pause for thought. Because once you prove Trump had the affair, then what we know of what happened to Bechard becomes significant indeed.

Apparently she had the affair sometime between late 2015 and late 2017. It ended with her having an abortion and getting a $1.6 million payoff from Broidy through Trump’s personal lawyer Michael Cohen. So, Trump would be implicated in not only an affair and a payoff like with Stormy Daniels, but an abortion as well. And there is at lest extremely circumstantial evidence that whatever happened with the affair left Bechard with an interest in the #MeToo movement. So, it’s at last possible that she felt pressured or coerced into having the abortion in exchange for the $1.6 million.

Now, it’s highly unlikely that we’ll ever know one way or another. But it is telling that the SDNY did raid Cohen’s office and as such might have acquired proof one way or another of what really happened between Trump, Bechard and Broidy.

The really interesting thing is that logic tells us it was Trump, we just don’t know enough of the logistics to figure out how Trump could have possibly have pulled off an affair with Bechard while he was in office. The level of secrecy required to pull of the affair is difficult to comprehend.

But I don’t know. I want to believe that the deporables might care if if Trump pressured a woman into having an abortion, but they’ve invested so much into the long con that is Trump that there’s a good chance that even that wouldn’t phase them. And given that Trump has no shame, will never resign and has immunity by way of a Republican majority in Congress, it seems Trump may have achieved a level of power that even Berlusconi would be envious.

Shelton Bumgarner is a writer and photographer living in Richmond, Va. He may be reached at migukin (at) gmail (dot) com.