Prior to the 2016 presidential election, multiple women suddenly started coming forward with allegations of sexual misconduct against the leading GOP candidate, Donald Trump, who emphatically denied the stories.
Instead of derailing his campaign, the coordinated launch of attacks only confirmed to supporters that this was instead an effort from the left to prevent Trump from winning the presidency.
Friday, an exclusive report came out from The Hill that high profile California lawyer Lisa Bloom had worked furiously prior to the election to pay women to come forward with their stories.
According to the report, Bloom arranged for a donor to pay off one Trump accuser’s mortgage, and offered another woman as much as $750,000 just two days prior to the election, if she would come forward with a story against Trump.
Bloom was reportedly representing four women who were considering making allegations against Trump – two ultimately went public, and two declined.
Bloom started a GoFundMe.com account to raise money for one accuser, but it only raised a little over $2,300. She then arranged for donors to contribute to the effort.
“Donors reached out to my firm directly to help some of the women I represented,” said Bloom, adding that her goal in collecting money for the accusers was “not to pressure the women to come forward, but rather to help them relocate or arrange security if they felt unsafe.” She refused to identify any of the donors.
One woman Bloom was communicating with was first offered a $10,000 donation to her favorite church if she would come forward with a story.
By early November, the woman said, Bloom’s offers of money from donors had grown to $50,000 to be paid personally to her, and then even higher.
“Another donor has reached out to me offering relocation/security for any woman coming forward. I’m trying to reach him,” Bloom texted the woman on Nov. 3, 2016. Later she added, “Call me I have good news.”
The offers for cash then increased periodically – all the way up to $750,000 – just two days prior to the presidential election. The woman turned it all down.
We want your opinion. Should Bloom be forced to reveal the identity of the donors behind all this cash, which was being offered as bribes to entice women to come forward with allegations against Trump?
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