by Shelton Bumgarner
There’s a scene in The Bill Chill where one character turns to another and says something along the lines of, “I have the feeling people are having sex all around us.”
Now, I have no solid datapoints that give me any indication if this theory is gaining any traction within serious MSM circles. None. Zip. Zilch. I have my gut, which tells me that if, say, a New York Times editor picked up a phone and called a peer at Playboy this could all be wrapped up one way or another within a few hours.
I say this because if anyone knows enough about Shera Bechard’s lovelife between 2015 and 2017 to be able to give us confirmation that it was Elliot Broidy all along who fathered the aborted fetus it would be them. As I understand it, Playboy is a tight-knit, if nebulous community of gorgeous women and the men who want to bang them. So, really, all you need is someone who has the backing of a major media name behind them to ask a very simple question: Do you have proof Shera Bechard was dating Elliot Broidy between 2015 and 2017. If they say yes, then all of this is moot if still tragic.
But if they say, “Uh, guess what, we talked to a few girls and they say it was Trump.”
Then you got yourself an enormous scandal.
In my fevered imagination, Playboy would panic as it sunk in how bad it would look if it was proven they knew something about #FOTUS and did noting about it. In my imagination Playboy is really two different things: there’s the publishing side and the party side. I could imagine that the corporate media people — who are probably all what were once referred to as liberal Republicans — would be aghast that the entire enterprise could be put in danger by the screw ups on the party side.
I’m just daydreaming on that one. I have no idea what the truth is.
Such a scandal as this, if is proven true, would dwarf anything we’ve seen since Watergate because of the abortion angle. We simply have no idea why Shera Bechard got an abortion, but if you wan to veer off into tinfoil hat land, the argument could be made that she had to get an abortion for the $1.6 million.
Which brings up an odd aspect of this scandal. Why would Broidy of all people pay the enormous sum of $1.6 million to a woman unless he really got something of it. I thought he was a big-wing in strict pro-life party. What an odd thing to do. You’d think Broidy — who apparently is still quite happily married despite this event — might have been able to lowball Bechard and even still get an abortion.
It’s just really odd. It’s enough to make you cock and eye and mull things for a moment.
But just like at the end of The Usual Suspects, we may learn that everything we think about this story is wrong and she really did know Broidy, she got the abortion without any pressure and Keith Davidson along with Michael Cohen popped up out of happenstance.
I really want to believe that. I want to believe I’ve got this all wrong and I can go back to working on my novel and feeling bad about not really having done anything with my life in six years.
One thing I’ve been thinking about the last day or so for no other reason than, well, I’m extremely bored and anxious that this might turn out to be a significantly bigger deal than I ever imagined, is what would happen to me if news broke that Trump was the FOTUS babydaddy.
In my fevered imagination, things would get bonkers pretty quick. Like, within minutes of the story being published, Twitter would figure out I’d been writing about it and hilarity would ensue. The most likely outcome of that is I would become just another Ken Bone. I’d go from hero to zero in matter of hours and people poured over my background and picked apart every dumb thing I’ve ever said or done on the Internet. Trust me, there’s a lot get upset about. I’m not innocent and, to be frank, I can come off as rather bonkers for no other reason than I’m something of an obsessive.
Throw in Trump being a caged animal tweeting thinly veiled death threats at me, and well, things get really interesting really quick.
I’m not saying this is going to happen. I could very well just be not even enough of an astorick in all of this to merit a Wikipedia page, even if it is Trump. The actual reporters who would break this story are the ones who deserve the attention, not me. Hell, I’m not even doing the real work when it comes to finding out stuff on social media.
In the end, I’ll just be glad to if not see Trump run out of office, at least the entire FOX News bullshit factor come to a grinding halt for a day while it processes the magnitude of this screw up on the part of POTUS. But again, we have no proof of any of this. Trump could, for once, be in the clear.
As I keep saying, I just want to know one way or another who it is. I want proof Broidy knows Bechard enough for her to sign an NDA. If all this speculation is proven to be incorrect, that’s fine. I’ve embarrassed myself in public online before, many times.
Meanwhile, here is what we know and don’t know at this point.
1. Why did Shera Bechard pick Keith Davidson to represent her?
It has been suggested that she just “asked around” and someone mentioned Keith Davidson. The only way you can believe that is if Davdison is like the go-to guy for women in Bechard’s situation. You would have to believe that this is independent of his connection to two other women directly connected to Donald Trump. If you prove that Davidson in this specific incidence was just a right-time right-place kind of guy, then you get a lot closer to the truth.
2. Why did Trump give Elliot Broidy what he craved — direct access to the White House the day after the first installment of Bechard’s $1.6 million pay off was deposited in her bank account?
If that’s just random happenstance, then, ok, there you go, it’s more likely Broidy was the babydaddy.
3. What was Bechard’s state of mind at the time of her abortion?
We know she was pretty chill about it, at least at one point, so why get an abortion at all? Doesn’t it sound like Trump — who is known to raw dog lovers — to look up from his paperwork and snap at Michael Cohen to “fix it” and go back to tweeting and eating his cheeseburger?
4. How complicit is Playboy in all of this?
Does Playboy know anything? And if they do, what? Seems like that would be the quickest, easiest way to answer the question of the babydaddy once and for all. If Broidy is the father, then Playboy could easily prove it. If Trump is the father, then, well, there you go. You got yourself the biggest Trump news since the Access Hollywood Tape.
I just want to know one way or another. That’s it. Just give me more evidence that Broidy and Bechard know each other beyond that which is needed to draw up an NDA.
Here are additional questions and situations.
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.
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?
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.