“Soft despotism is a term coined by Alexis de Tocqueville describing the state into which a country overrun by "a network of small complicated rules" might degrade. Soft despotism is different from despotism (also called 'hard despotism') in the sense that it is not obvious to the people."

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Jeff Sessions Has To Go

When it comes to canning Mueller, Trump should hold his fire

When it comes to canning Mueller, Trump should hold his fire
An Oscar Wilde line comes to mind: “I can resist everything except temptation,” said the famed playwright and novelist. Let’s hope President Trump is made of sturdier stuff and can resist the temptation to tell special counsel Robert Mueller, “You’re fired!”

Understandably, Trump is considering doing just that. With leaks about the expanding investigation being spoon-fed to anti-Trump media and with Mueller’s hiring spree including Democratic donors, the president has reason to suspect he’s being set up for a fall.

Yet, in the short term at least, there is a better option. Instead of firing the special counsel, which would serve as a rallying cry to the left and alienate some Republicans, Trump should wage a smart campaign to fight Mueller.

He can begin by firing two other people — Attorney General Jeff Sessions and his deputy, Rod Rosenstein.

Trump is not being served well by either man, and with his presidency possibly hanging in the balance of Mueller’s probe, he must regain control of the Justice Department. Replacing the top two officials is the first step.

As I wrote last week, Trump made a mistake in hiring Sessions. While the former Alabama senator is more than qualified for the post, the fact that he felt compelled by Justice rules to recuse himself from any investigation related to the 2016 campaign because he was a key Trump supporter set in motion a series of disastrous events.

Sessions’ decision to step aside, which Trump opposed, made Rosenstein acting attorney general for purposes of the probe into whether the campaign colluded with Russia. The result was that Rosenstein, a career prosecutor with no affiliation to Trump, unilaterally decided to appoint a special counsel and hired Mueller.

That he did so after the firing of FBI Director James Comey is especially odd. Rosenstein authored a compelling memo recommending Comey’s dismissal, but seemed to lose his nerve after Trump offered conflicting reasons and said he was going to fire Comey no matter what Rosenstein said.

If all that weren’t reason enough to replace the AG and his deputy, now comes word that Rosenstein discussed recusing himself if he becomes a witness in Mueller’s probe.

That seems a near certainty because the probe is said to be looking at the Comey firing as part of its examination of whether Trump obstructed justice. If so, Rosenstein’s memo and discussions with Sessions and Trump would be front and center.

Thus, both Sessions and Rosenstein would be sidelined for the most important issue facing the White House. That wouldn’t be acceptable to any president, and Trump should thank them for their service and show them the door.

Because Trump is being battered each and every day, it’s essential for him to install respected leaders at Justice who agree with him that Mueller’s unlimited probe and Comey’s involvement are unfair.

One potential replacement candidate is Michael Mukasey, a former federal judge and attorney general under President George W. Bush. Mukasey told Lou Dobbs on Fox Business last week that, in addition to his doubts about whether any of Trump’s actions fit the definition of criminally obstructing justice, he ­believes “somebody has got to sit down and have a conversation with Rod Rosenstein about the scope of the investigation . . . and see whether something can be done about that.”

Mukasey added another wrinkle: “The simple fact that Mueller and Comey are not just acquaintances but friends” means “Mueller ought to consider whether he should step aside.”

Mukasey, who spoke before the possibility of a Rosenstein recusal surfaced, has the experience and stature to resolve all the complex legal issues.

Because a new attorney general and deputy would require Senate confirmations, Trump needs to move quickly. He would also need to persuade Senate Republicans of the necessity of new leadership at Justice and that Mueller needs to be reined in.

The incentive for Senate leaders to agree, apart from the facts, would be that an endless, leak-driven probe of the president will damage them, too.

If Democrats succeed in blocking the president’s agenda, the GOP could lose sufficient seats in one or both houses in the 2018 midterms for Dems to take back control.

No matter what he does now, Trump retains the option to ­remove Mueller. But he should remember that, if and when he goes that route, he would face a legal battle, and might recall that the federal courts are not his friend.

The politics of such a move could also be a disaster, especially if it’s seen as premature. That’s why he should wait, and fight Mueller first.

One thing on Trump’s side is that impeachment is ultimately a political issue, and building public support for his agenda could also save his job. Most polls show he’s as weak now as he’s ever been, and sacking Mueller could make it next to impossible for him to broaden his base and keep GOP lawmakers from bolting.
Yes, Mr. President, the temptation to fire Mueller must be incredibly powerful, but now is the time to resist it. For your sake, and for America.


  1. " The entire Trump presidency, then, now hangs in the balance of an unrestrained independent investigation, instigated by the president’s enemies, all because the president picked an AG who could have no role in the most important decision of the young administration."

    Michael Goodwin

  2. Session should see this and resign or Un recuse himself and give Bob Mueller a fine salute, a hearty handshake and show him the door.

    "Here's your hat, what's your hurry? We'll do lunch, I'll call you."


    Can you be a dumb-ass and a smart-ass simultaneously?

    I believe it was just proven as Jay Sekulow, one hell of a lawyer and spokesman for Trump, just handed smart-ass, Chris Wallace, his ass for being a dumb-ass.

  4. It appear a foggy question s to whether The Donald will drain The Swamp or whether The Swamp will drown The Donald.

    1. OPINION: If Rod Rosenstein recuses himself, Robert Mueller may be next

    2. Trump Attorney: The President Is Not Under Investigation

      WASHINGTON — An attorney for President Donald Trump was adamant on Sunday that the president is not under investigation, despite the president’s tweets this week referring to one as a "witch hunt."

      “Let me be clear here,” said Jay Sekulow, a member of the president’s legal team, on NBC's “Meet The Press.” “The president is not and has not been under investigation for obstruction."....

  5. June 18, 2017
    Something is fishy about USS Fitzgerald story we are getting from the media
    By Thomas Lifson

    Under no circumstances should a US Navy vessel possibly be damaged by a container ship at sea. Multiple systems exist to prevent this. Even CNN is noticing how little we know about the catastrophe that took the lives of seven sailors and almost caused a powerful warship to founder.

    The USS Fitzgerald, an anti-ballistic missile destroyer that was part of the USS Ronald Reagan carrier strike group, will no longer be ready to defend the carrier and other ships from missile attacks launched from North Korea, should push come to shove in the current confrontation with the rogue regime on the threshold of the capability to attack New York, Los Angeles, and our power grid with nuclear missiles. This is an incident that could affect the outcome of a nuclear confrontation of historic moment.

    Brian Joondeph yesterday noted how the media have distorted what really happened, by reporting a “collision,” as if the ships randomly bumped each other in the fog or something. The truth is that the ACX Crystal, a ship with somewhat murky provenance, rammed into the Fitzgerald with calamitous results:

    [Vice Adm. Joseph P. Aucoin of the 7th fleet] described the damage as "extensive," adding that there was a big puncture and gash below the waterline on one side of the ship. He also said three compartments were severely damaged.

    1. "The ship is salvageable ... [it] will require some significant repair," Aucoin said. "You will see the USS Fitzgerald back ... It will take months, hopefully under a year."

      Retired Rear Admiral John Kirby describes for CNN the extent of the chaos unleashed:

      First, we know the crew fought heroically to save their ship and the lives of their shipmates. We know that from early reports by Navy officials but also from the images that flashed across our screens, our tablets and our phones after the incident happened early Saturday.

      One look at the crushed, twisted starboard side, the hoses flaked about, the water being discharged, the frantic work being done tells you all you need to know about the stuff you can't see in those same images: a fiercely brave crew working together to staunch the flooding, to rescue their shipmates and to save their ship.

      You can be certain they ended up drenched, exhausted, scraped and bruised -- but not broken. They kept that ship from foundering for 16 brutal hours. And they brought her back into port.

      We received an email from a Navy Mother that raises serious questions. We will redact her name, while the rumors (and that’s how they must be categorized for now) reported by her son aboard the Fitzgerald are checked out. Here is what she wrote to us:

      My son is assigned to the USS Fitzgerald. I am unable to share his rate with you.

      The information is short and not so sweet. The implications are disturbing.

      The ship is registered in the Philippines. We do not know who the owner is. The container ship neither had its running lights or transponder on. That is an action taken willfully. Furthermore, for the container ship to strike with such accuracy is troublesome. Given what some have done with cars in Europe, what a feather in the cap it would be to sink a U.S. Navy warship. Think on that.

      My son missed being washed out to sea by the blink of an eye. He was on his way to one of the berthing areas that was rammed.

      Yes, language is important. "Rammed" is the perfect word.

      Loving and Concerned Navy Mother

      If there is any substance to this – that the ACX Crystal disabled protective systems and rammed the Fitzgerald at high speed aimed at crtical facilities (evident from the damage) –


      …we have to consider the possibility of an asymmetric warfare attack designed to disable missile defense of a carrier strike group, as North Korea demonstrates the ability to make exactly such attacks on a multibillion dollar warship carrying thousands of sailors. would think though that the Fitzgerald should have easily been able to dodge a container ship....

    2. If a US warship cannot see an incoming container ship and take defensive measures, what else can it not dodge?

    3. Dumb ass ...

      By Bill Gertz - The Washington Times - Monday, November 13, 2006

      A Chinese submarine stalked a U.S. aircraft carrier battle group in the Pacific last month and surfaced within firing range of its torpedoes and missiles before being detected, The Washington Times has learned.

    4. got nothing to do with running into a cargo ship dumbass

  6. When it gets recommissioned I suggest we call it the USS Titanicus.

  7. Former Speaker Newt Gingrich, an ally of President Trump, said on Sunday there is a chance former FBI Director James Comey may be under investigation.

    “Comey may be under investigation. If you have an obstruction case, Comey's gotta be one of the major witnesses,” Gingrich told ABC’s Martha Raddatz on “This Week.”

    Gingrich, who is out with a new book “Understanding Trump,” was responding to reports Trump is under investigation by Special Counsel Robert Mueller for obstruction of justice.
    “We start over here on Russia, well they don’t have anything on Russia, but maybe there was obstruction, we may not get anything on obstruction, but maybe there’s going to be perjury. I mean you go down the list, and we’ve been here before,” Gingrich said.

    “We watched Comey appoint Patrick Fitzgerald, who was the godfather to Comey’s children, and Fitzgerald knew there was no crime, he added.

    The former Speaker went on to refer to then-Deputy Attorney General James Comey appointing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald to investigate the unauthorized disclosure of the identity of a CIA employee.

    Gingrich has been on the front lines the past week defending the president in the wake of the FBI probe into alleged ties between the Trump campaign and Russian election meddling.

    “The president cannot obstruct justice,” he said last week.


    1. When the President does it, that means that it's not illegal.

      - Richard M. Nixon

    2. .

      “The president cannot obstruct justice,”

      Said the man who led the charge to impeach Bill Clinton for 'obstruction of justice' in '98.

      Similar to Gingrich's changing opinions of Meuller.

      Things change quickly in Newt-world.

      Especially, when you are out peddling a pseudo-biographical tome about Trump that is of the 'profiles in courage/alternative history' sort.

      However, Newt 'The Jackal' Gingrich is the perpetual Washington hanger-on, a Trump sycophant today who will turn on him in an instant if it looks like he is weak and going down.





  8. This Country 'Sank' a U.S. Nuclear Powered Aircraft Carrier (Not China or Russia)

  9. USAF Shoots Down Syrian Jet

  10. "Get Back In"

    A Massachusetts woman accused of encouraging her boyfriend to kill himself before his suicide was found guilty of involuntary manslaughter Friday.

    Michelle Carter faces up to 20 years in prison after her conviction in the death of 18-year-old Conrad Roy III — who died from carbon monoxide poisoning inside his pickup truck in July 2014.

    Juvenile court Judge Lawrence Moniz said Carter was “mindful” of the toxic environment building in Roy’s pickup — yet encouraged the troubled teen to get back in the vehicle.

    “She is mindful that the process in the truck will take approximately 15 minutes,” Moniz said during Friday’s hearing in Taunton.

    Carter did that despite knowing “all of the feelings” Roy had shared with her previously, including a prior attempt to drown himself, Moniz said.

    “Instructing Mr. Roy to get back in the truck constituted wanton and reckless conduct, creating a situation where there’s a high degree of likelihood that substantial harm would result,” Moniz said.

    Carter — who spoke to Roy in a series of text messages and phone calls during his suicide bid — took no action to help Roy by calling either police or his family despite knowing of his plan and location, Moniz said.

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    Conrad Roy IIIAP
    “She did not issue a simple additional instruction: Get out of the truck,” he continued.

    Moniz also banned Carter from contacting Roy’s relatives and ordered her not to obtain or apply for a passport. Carter is scheduled to be sentenced on Aug. 3.

    Text messages between the two shown in court revealed that Carter, then 17, told Roy to “get back in” the vehicle as it filled with the lethal gas.

    “You can’t think about it,” Carter allegedly texted Roy on the day of his death. “You just have to do it. You said you were gonna do it. Like I don’t get why you aren’t.”

    Prosecutors also noted that Carter sent a text to a friend from high school about two months after Roy’s death, admitting she was to blame.

    “It’s my fault,” Carter texted to classmate Samantha Boardman. “I could have stopped him but I told him to get back in the car.”

    Carter also told Boardman she was worried about what investigators would find on Roy’s phone.

    “I’m done,” Carter wrote in one message shown in court. “His family will hate me and I can go to jail.”

    1. PS:

      You'll be dead, I'll be in jail.

      Have a good one.

    2. To see her in a more favorable light:

      She got sick of him pestering her about wanting to commit suicide.

  11. The Michelle Carter Verdict Was A Total Miscarriage Of Justice
    JAZZ SHAWPosted at 10:01 am on June 17, 2017

    ....I generally try to steer clear of most slippery slope arguments, but this case is one of the exceptions where it’s a frighteningly tangible prospect. If we allow the courts to begin absolving individuals of their personal responsibility for their own actions and lay the blame at the feet of others based solely on their thoughts, words or (in this case) text messages, the First Amendment has taken a massive broadside. From there it’s a short stroll to jailing people for expressing opinions on a host of subjects which others may find so offensive that it disconnects them from reality entirely.

    I hate being the one who comes off looking as if they are defending the monster. And to be clear, Michelle Carter’s text messages were monstrous. But she still needs to be set free.

  12. Sounds like another jihadi car attack in London - Fox News.

    1. Sounds like it happened right after the nearby mosque 'worship' service was over.


      Worshippers mowed down....?


    3. NEW LONDON VAN HORROR Finsbury Park panic as several people injured after van ploughs into Muslim worshippers leaving mosque on Seven Sisters Road after Ramadan prayers
      Police confirmed a "number of casualties" and say one person has been arrested after they were called to Seven Sisters Road in North London at 12.20am
      By Ben Leo, Gemma Mullin and Neal Baker
      19th June 2017, 1:00 am Updated: 19th June 2017, 2:16 am

      Counter-jihad ??

    4. It's now looking perhaps that Bloke, Mick, and Harry gave the moslems a taste of their own medicine.

  13. A A white man deliberately plowed a van into worshippers near a north London mosque, the Muslim Council of Britain said on Monday, citing witnesses and video from the incident which left several people injured.


    It said the incident was the most violent manifestation of islamophobia in Britain in recent months and called for extra security at places of worship as the end of the holy month of Ramadan nears.

  14. June 19, 2017
    To Serve My Turn upon Him
    By Deana Chadwell

    Does anyone else have the strange feeling that we’re caught up in some Shakespearian tragedy, some skullduggery creeping through the entourage of Henry VIII? I sense spies hiding in the curtains and hear whispers behind the potted palms. I’ve always thought of American politics as functioning in a fairly straightforward way, without the baroque, twisted nature of the old European courts. But here we are. Last week, watching Comey testify I kept hearing in my head the words of Iago in the opening act of Othello,

    I follow him to serve my turn upon him:
    We cannot all be masters, nor all masters
    Cannot be truly follow'd.

    Iago is the most evil character in all of fictional literature. Throughout the play he is referred to as “Honest Iago.” He’s really good at being bad. He looked good, competent, confident. Weren’t we told how honest Comey is? What a fine, upstanding person he is? Doesn’t he give that appearance? Tall, handsome, impeccably dressed, buttoning his suit jacket in the appropriate lawyerly manner, looking straight into the eyes of those he lies to.

    Iago is also fond of breaking the fourth wall -– he comes right down to the footlights, looks the audience right in the eye and tells us what he’s going to do to Othello. And there we sit, stuck in our seats, unable to do anything to warn him. I felt like that listening to Comey as he told us that he leaked his memos in order to get a special counsel set up to investigate Trump (This he did right after Trump fired him.), yet no one rushed out and arrested him. No audible gasps, no rolling eyes -– nothing. It was like he’d just announced that he’d had lunch.

    Last July Jim Comey shocked us all with his weird testimony about Hillary and her errant emails. Yes, she’s guilty. No, we won’t indict her. Huh? The whole nation walked around with wrinkled brows for weeks. What kind of a Janus act was this guy performing? Iago liked to swear, “By Janus!” I heard him again:

    Heaven is my judge, not I for love and duty,
    But seeming so, for my peculiar end:..

    His “end” is peculiar indeed. Is he motivated by hatred for Trump? Or by fear of Hillary? Or fear of Obama? Obama was still in office during these first two forays. Both of them are dangerous people, so fear of them is not as irrational as hatred of Trump.

    Or –- more likely yet –- is he motivated by his own ambitions, his own greed? That motivates many a villain. Comey once worked at Lockheed Martin, where in one year he earned $6 million as vice president and general counsel (It is interesting to note that Lockheed is a major donor to the Clinton Foundation.) His questionable connections to a London bank and to his brother’s real estate dealings also raise character questions. We never do know Iago’s motivations; he tells us, but he keeps changing his mind, and his wife, speaking of his jealousies, says:

    They are never jealous for the cause.

    They are jealous for they are jealous.

    1. It’s hard to tell what Comey is up to; it’s like trying to stay ahead of Thomas Cromwell. On July 5th he announces his Hillary-guilty-but decision (which was not his to make). On October 28th, he announces he’s reopening the investigation into her emails, then turns around just 48 hours before the election, and says, basically, “Never mind.” What maneuver is this? What palace intrigue?

      Never mind! On Hillary’s watch, and under her supervision classified information was left to wander the streets alone, at night, in fact ended up on the laptop of Anthony Weiner, well-known pervert and husband to Hillary’s right-hand woman, Huma Abedin, who has well-known close family ties to the Muslim Brotherhood. And the perfect, “honest” Comey is willing to look the other way. Never mind. Nothing to see here; move right along.

      This man was the head of the FBI, but we cannot tell whether he’s at all interested in the well-being of the people of the United States, or just intense about the well-being of James Comey. He certainly was interested in expressing his feelings about things, but had no factual, useful information for us. He felt strange; he was very concerned; he was even nauseous on occasion. Do any of us care how he felt? I had always thought of the FBI as a just-the-facts-ma’am kind of organization.

      To make matters even more unsettling, now that the Russia conspiracy has fizzled like cotton candy on a hot day, he’s drummed up some real serious reservations about Trump’s General Flynn comment –- which only Comey heard and which Comey only brought up after Trump had fired him. Curiouser and curiouser.

      And why is Comey’s BFF the special prosecutor trying to prove The Donald obstructed justice? How can you obstruct justice if no crime has been committed? Trump, could, if he needed to, just pardon Flynn, but the general doesn’t seem to have done anything illegal; talking to the Russians was his job. And if Comey thought Trump’s remarks were an order to circumvent prosecuting Flynn, why didn’t Comey do what he thought he was told? But he didn’t do anything until he lost his job.

      I am glad to see the President no longer trusts this man. It was good that he waited until Comey was not around to fire him –- no chance for this Judas to hide anything. I do wonder what Trump has on him and I do hope it’s good, for Comey appears to be doing the same thing Iago did to Othello:

      …practising upon his peace and quiet
      Even to madness.

      Later in the play, Iago, attempting to convince Othello of Desdemona’s infidelity, says,

      I speak not yet of proof.

      There wasn’t any because she was innocent. Then later he adds:

      And this may help to thicken other proofs
      That do demonstrate thinly.

    2. But there weren’t any other proofs -- a point Othello misses. It’s a point the media and those who pay attention to it miss as well. There are no proofs. Of anything. There’s no evidence of any behavior even slightly unethical, let alone illegal. But charge ahead they will.

      They do because all they have to accomplish is to kill Trump’s reputation and that’s not hard to do. As Iago points out to Cassio (whose reputation he has just destroyed:

      Reputation is an idle and most false
      imposition: oft got without merit, and lost without
      deserving… He (and Comey) should know.

      Yet later on in Act IV he tells Othello:

      Good name in man and woman, dear my lord,
      Is the immediate jewel of their souls:
      Who steals my purse steals trash; 'tis something, nothing;
      'Twas mine, 'tis his, and has been slave to thousands:
      But he that filches from me my good name
      Robs me of that which not enriches him
      And makes me poor indeed.

      And knowing that, he went right ahead and did everything to ruin the reputations of Othello’s wife, his best friend, and of Othello himself.

      Throughout the play, Iago knows exactly what he’s doing. Throughout the Trump presidency Comey has known what he was doing, too. I don’t think he’s as smart and sly as Iago, but he’s attempting to ruin the president and he’s using many of Iago’s methods to do so. We should remember as we watch this drama unfold that, though by the end of the play five people are dead, including Othello and Desdemona, Iago is hauled off to the dungeon to be tortured and executed. Comey will get his –- I just pray it’s before he does more damage, not after.

      Deana Chadwell blogs at She is also an adjunct professor at Pacific Bible College in southern Oregon. She teaches writing and public speaking.

    3. Robert Mueller hasn't decided whether to actually investigate Trump: Report
      by Alex Pappas | Jun 18, 2017, 2:41 PM


    Obamas Post Heartfelt Father’s Day Messages, Twitter’s Heart Breaks a Little

    Given how close-knit the Obama family seems to be, it was no surprise that both Michelle and Barack Obama would take to social media to share a Father’s Day message. What may have come as a bit of a surprise is how their Twitter fans reacted.

    Michelle Obama started the process with a loving message on behalf of herself and their daughters Sasha and Malia.

    Accompanying a throwback photo from when the Obamas’ daughters were just little girls, the former First Lady wrote, “Happy #FathersDay @BarackObama. Our daughters may be older and taller now, but they’ll always be your little girls. We love you.”

    President Obama picked up the Twitter baton from there and replied a few minutes later with his own heartfelt message, one that will surely resonate with any father on this national holiday:

    “Of all that I’ve done in my life,” wrote the 44th president of the United States, “I’m most proud to be Sasha and Malia’s dad. To all those lucky enough to be a dad, Happy Father’s Day!”

  16. Here's another Fathers Day wish. Those Clintons are some fine folks. My Goodness.

    Danney Williams is tenaciously pursuing a relationship with the man he claims is his father.
    Williams, who asserts Bill Clinton is his real father and has publicly asked the former president for a paternity test, took to Twitter on Sunday to wish his “dad” Happy Father’s Day.
    “Even though you abandoned me and only took care of Chelsea, I still want to thank you for giving me life,” Williams wrote.

    About 30 minutes later, he continued, “I’m not looking for sympathy nor welfare, I just wish you didn’t forget about me.”

    Then a few hours later, he posted a photo featuring Chelsea Clinton and Webb Hubbell, Hillary’s former law partner and the man some say is Chelsea’s real father. “We can’t end Father’s Day without the truth,” he wrote with the photos of all four of them.

    Williams’ profile shows the blue “verified” check mark next to his name and near his profile description, “I’m the son of the 42nd President of the United States- Bill Clinton. #ClintonKid #BillClintonSon.”

    Williams, who bears a striking resemblance to Clinton, lists his location as Arkansas, Clinton’s former state where he was Attorney General and governor. Just days before the 2016 presidential election, Williams held a press conference where he asked for a Bill Clinton DNA sample to disprove — or prove — his assertion.

    Appearing at the National Press Club on November 1, Danney Williams made an emotional plea to Clinton intern and lover Monica Lewinsky, but also to the people he says are his family. “I also want to take this opportunity to appeal to my step-mom, Hillary Clinton,” Williams said. “She has the power to have Bill Clinton provide a DNA sample,” which Williams is attempting to secure through threatened legal action.
    “I heard Hillary say she spent her life helping children. If black lives truly matter to her, why not mine?” he said. “Why don’t you care about me, Hillary? Are you embarrassed about me? Hillary, are you ashamed of me? I am black, I am real,” he said, appearing to fight back tears. “Hillary, please don’t deny my existence. You are my step-mother, Chelsea is my sister, Bill Clinton is my father,” Williams said. “Please just step up at this time and treat me like the equal member of your family. “I heard her say before it takes a village to raise a kid, I just want her to accept me in her village today,” Williams said.

    In a letter to her attorneys, Williams is asking for access to the notorious blue dress Lewinsky was wearing when she was with Bill Clinton in the White House. “There is one other way the question of whether Bill Clinton is my father would be by obtaining a small, complete and valid DNA sample from your blue dress, which multiple news sources reported has been preserved,” Williams wrote to Lewinsky, according to a letter posted by InfoWars.

    “I respectfully request you provide the sample of genetic matter we require so that we may match it with my own sample." In another part of the letter, Williams attempted to strike a kinship with Lewinsky. “I was not surprised to learn that Hillary called you a ‘stalker’ and much, much worse. Hillary Clinton abused us both. I call out to you for your help,” he wrote.

    No Clinton — Bill, Hillary or Chelsea — have acknowledged Williams’ existence.