Girls and women deserve higher than being dominated by rapists and their legal facilitators
Women and girls deserve so much better. We deserve better than being ruled by rapists and their criminal facilitators.
Wednesday’s Senate Justice hearing echoed the devastating testimony of US gymnasts who said the FBI lied to cover up sexual abuse by now-convicted sex offender Larry Nassar.
In 2018, Judge Janice Cunningham told the small Michigan courtroom that they had identified more than 265 girls and young women that Nassar had sexually assaulted around the world. This is what happens when sex offenders are activated: They further harm the innocent. They don’t stop on their own.
Maggie Nichols and her family were urged to remain silent after reporting the sexual assault. Maggie Nichols testified on Wednesday, “The FBI betrayed me and the people who were molested by Larry Nassar after I came forward. It is well documented in the OIG report. After I reported my abuse, my family and I were told by their former president to keep quiet and not say anything that could interfere with the FBI investigation. We now know that there was no real FBI investigation. “
With the same FBI responsible for another botched investigation into the sexual assault allegations, FBI Director Wray was barely able to escape the other elephant in the room: the mock investigation into attempted rape and sexual abuse allegations against Brett Kavanaugh.
It was only this July that we learned from Senator Whitehouse (D-RI) that Kavanaugh’s Senate endorsement tip:
received “over 4,500 tips, including phone calls and electronic submissions”. The FBI does not appear to have followed up any of these tips. Instead, according to the FBI, it only gave “all the relevant tips” to Trump’s White House legal counsel, the very office that restricted and directed the limited investigation.
The 4,500 tips on Brett Kavanaugh, a credibly accused sex criminal, have just been sent to former President Trump Predator, who has appointed the Beer King as Supreme Court Justice – because of course. Where did this information go? It was sent to the only place the FBI knew would hide – the Trump White House. This hides evidence, albeit passively, by passing the buck.
A predator club is far more invested in maintaining cover-ups and the status quo than ever in using laws to protect women – unless, of course, they can use the most dubious allegations to political advantage against a political opponent.
During Wednesday’s hearing, Senator Whitehouse again urged FBI Director Wray for the documents he and Senator Coons (D-Del) released two years ago into the FBI’s “investigation” into Donald Trump’s Supreme Court election, Brett Kavanaugh, had requested.
“It hits me very hard as we sit here today and heard the powerful statement this morning that the last time a woman came up on this committee to testify her childhood sexual assault allegations. The witness was Christine Blasey Ford.
It appeared to me then, and it seems to me now, that her testimony was swept under the rug in a rush of confirmation. It is very possible that the FBI’s investigation into your allegations was just as flawed, just as narrow, as inadequate as the investigation into this case.
The same FBI that covered up Nassar’s many crimes has not only ignored 4,500 leads to a Supreme Court judge, but has also spent the past two years covering up their cover-up by cover-up by not providing the information on which the senators are entitled in their capacity to oversee the FBI. This is an obstruction to justice in its most basic form.
I can hear you laughing from here because while obstruction of justice used to be a crime, after Trump it is more of a special card that certain elites have access to. In the dark ages when law was important, Martha Stewart went to federal prison for lying to investigators.
What happens if the investigators themselves obstruct the judiciary? Destroying evidence can be an obstacle for ordinary Janes. According to JDSupra, it’s all about intent:
“In relation to investigations, 18 USC § 1503 criminalizes the” corrupt “attempt to” influence, intimidate or impede “an official process.
Prosecution for obstruction of justice is very factual. Often this is behavior that is otherwise not illegal. For example, it is not illegal for a company to destroy old files (provided there is no separate legal obligation to keep records). However, if the company director uses the same behavior to destroy documents relevant to an SEC investigation, the shredding is an illegal obstruction to justice. The question arises on “intent”, that is what the person had in mind at the time and whether the measures were taken to obstruct the investigation. “
The FBI buried the most heinous crimes against girls and women. Rape is a crime. Obstructing an investigation into a crime is a crime. None of the people involved in these cover-ups should be in law enforcement, let alone the FBI or the Supreme Court.
As it stands now, girls and women in the United States are ruled by a criminal cabal of rapists and their facilitators. The concept of law and order is attacked and undermined until law enforcement agencies are the criminals.
All of this from the party that just made abortion illegal in Texas before women knew they were pregnant, even in the case of rape and incest, is exactly the point and by no means accidental.
Women and girls are supposed to be protected under the same protection of the law, but that doesn’t happen when it comes to rape and sexual assault. We deserve to tackle crimes against ourselves. We deserve these crimes to be taken seriously.
We’re a ignoble land that serves our daughters to mighty men and all
Years later, the men they were supposed to protect still wield FBI agent powers.
We cannot allow our children to grow up believing that it is acceptable to be ruled by men who spend more energy covering up horrific crimes that destroy lives than protecting the innocent.
Ms. Jones is the Co-Founder / Editor-in-Chief of PoliticusUSA and a member of the White House Press Pool.
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