David Brock and Lisa Bloom are well known Hillary Clinton supporters. In the months before the 2016 election, they gave $700,000 to women who were accusing Trump of impropriety. This news discredits the accusers even further.
The Hill reports:
NYT: Clinton supporters donated $700K to help Trump accusers
Prominent Democratic donors gave at least $700,000 to women’s rights lawyer Lisa Bloom in the final stretch of the 2016 presidential race as she sought to publicize sexual misconduct allegations against Donald Trump, according to The New York Times.
American Bridge, a group associated with Democratic operative and longtime Clinton ally David Brock, gave $200,000 to the effort, sources told the Times. Fashion entrepreneur Susie Tompkins Buell, who has donated to Brock’s groups, gave Bloom another $500,000.
The efforts did not result in any women coming forward, according to the Times. Bloom told the paper that one woman requested as much as $2 million for her story, a sum she was unwilling to offer.
Democratic donors familiar with Bloom’s efforts say that Bloom kept the $200,000 from American Bridge but refunded the $500,000 from Buell.
In a statement, Bloom denied that the Hillary Clinton campaign had any knowledge of her efforts or that she had collaborated with Clinton’s team “on any of this.” She also denied that payments were needed before the women would come forward.
Are we really supposed to believe no one at the Hillary campaign knew anything? Really?