Michelle Malkin: Democratic donors’ sex-creep club
“Follow the facts,” Democratic strategist Christine Pelosi advises in the wake of billionaire Jeffrey Epstein’s child sex trafficking indictment . Some of “our faves” could be implicated, she warned, so it’s time to “let the chips fall where they may.”
Too bad Ms. Pelosi’s mommy hasn’t adopted that same attitude of accountability. While serving as the highest-ranking elected woman in America for decades, Nancy Pelosi has downplayed, whitewashed or excused the sleazy habits and alleged sexual improprieties of a long parade of Democrats.
Since the woke-ty woke Democrats are now gung-ho on undoing special treatment of wealthy liberal sex creeps, perhaps they will soon be revisiting the matter of two of their other “faves,” Oregon real estate mogul and deep-pocketed left-wing White House donor Terry Bean and West Hollywood Clinton pal Ed Buck.
Bean is a prominent gay rights activist who had a penchant for rubbing elbows with the powerful. Upon doling out more than $500,000 for President Barack Obama and the Democrats in 2012, he was rewarded with a much-publicized exclusive Air Force One ride with Obama.
Like Epstein, Bean also had a thing for young minors. In 2014, a grand jury charged him with horrifying sexual abuse allegations involving multiple victims — including a 15-year-old boy. After a sweeping investigation, authorities charged Bean with two felony counts of third-degree sodomy and one misdemeanor count of third-degree sex abuse. His 20-something boyfriend, Kiah Lawson, was indicted on third-degree sodomy and third-degree sexual abuse.
Police say the pair enticed the 15-year-old to a hotel in Eugene, Ore., after meeting him through the iPhone app Grinder.
Bean wriggled out of prosecution by publicly dangling a $220,000 cash “compromise” with the alleged victim, who then suddenly refused to testify against him.
In January, government investigators filed new charges after the victim revealed that he had been ripped off by his attorney, who reportedly never delivered Bean’s payoff. The criminal trial is scheduled to begin in August. In May, a second alleged juvenile victim came forward with a civil lawsuit alleging the Dem donor sexually abused him three times when he was 17.
Then there’s Buck, another Democratic gay rights leader and moneyman whose West Hollywood den was the scene of not one but two overdose deaths of black men he allegedly paid for sex and drugs. An independent journalist/blogger, Jasmyne Cannick, who has investigated Buck’s sordid activities for several years, warned authorities that the influential campaign contributor was a “predator” who lured vulnerable minority men into his filthy orbit.
This month, the mother of one of the dead men alleged Buck violated federal human trafficking laws and “knowingly utilized interstate commerce” to entice the victim to California “for the purpose of engaging in commercial sex acts.”
Buck has donated more than a half million dollars to top California Democrats including current Gov. Gavin Newsom, former Gov. Jerry Brown, LA Mayor Eric Garcetti and LA District Attorney Jackie Lacey.
That’s a lot of chips falling in the coffers of the party that claims to care most about sex assault and human trafficking victims.
Will Pelosi “follow the facts,” like her daughter recommends, or continue to cover up?
Michelle Malkin is a syndicated columnist. Learn more at michellemalkin.com.