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Mitch McConnell Points to the Fences: GOP Will “Absolutely” Fill Supreme Court Seat Next Year

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Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., speaks to reporters following the final vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, at the Capitol in Washington, Saturday, Oct. 6, 2018. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)

Cocaine Mitch is pretty confident that next year, everything is going to come up Republican, including in the Supreme Court where he said the GOP will be filling vacancies.

According to The Hill, McConnell pushed back against the pushback he got for rejecting Merrick Garland, Obama’s Supreme Court pick, and holding out till after the elections to fill the vacancy on the Supreme Court. With the election season coming up, the left is wondering if McConnell will give the next vacancy the same treatment.

McConnell is saying no, and when asked by Hugh Hewitt if the GOP will act next year, the Senate Majority Leader answered “absolutely,” according to The Hill. The reason is simple. Obama was a President over a divided government, and Trump is not:

“You have to go back to 1880 to find the last time, back to 1880s to find the last time a Senate of a different party from the president filled a Supreme Court vacancy created in the middle of a presidential election. That was entirely the precedent,” McConnell said on Tuesday about his decision to block Garland.

“There was nothing I did that was, would not have been done had the shoe been on the other foot had there been a … Republican president and a Democratic Senate. So look, they can whine about this all day long. But under the Constitution, there is co-responsibility for appointments,” McConnell added.

He’s not wrong. Had the parties been reversed, the left would have pulled out every dirty trick in the book to make sure a Republican appointee didn’t make it to the bench. We know that because we watched how the left pulled out all the stop in order to prevent Brett Kavanaugh from reaching the Supreme Court and were thankfully unsuccessful.

All the outrage over Garland’s rejection rings hollow in the face of all of that.

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Dave Chappelle Gets the 0% Treatment on Rotten Tomatoes at the Hands of Salty Critics

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No matter how you slice it, Dave Chappelle’s recent Netflix comedy special “Sticks and Stones” was the stand-up comedy talk of the town. The controversy surrounding it has created two camps, and as everything else does nowadays, these camps tend to be divided by political lines.

Chappelle’s stand-up routine was not politically correct, and while he says things that much of the right would disagree with, the right applauded the special as a celebration of free speech and hard truths. The left, however, hated it with the loathing of a Clinton on election night.

It’s no wonder either. When the crowd thought Chapelle was making fun of Trump, Chappelle was actually making fun of them. He also said some things about guns and abortion that the left truly didn’t appreciate.  If you have the ability to do so, I recommend that you go see it for yourself. As I detail in a previous article, all the bad things you hear about it are things said by a leftist media that is aghast that someone would dare fall outside the approved boundaries they’ve set.

(READ: Why You Should Definitely Watch Dave Chappelle’s New Stand-Up Special, And Ignore The Outrage Brigades)

In fact, the left has attempted to wreck the special’s success in any way possible, and this includes critics who are letting their bias show on Rotten Tomatoes. For some time, Chappelle’s special sported a 0% rating on the critic site, withe every critic’s judgment a bit more ridiculous than the next.

“Like dropping in on a rascally uncle who doesn’t know, or doesn’t care, how much he’s disappointing you,” wrote Inkoo Kang of Slate.

“Sticks and Stones is designed to generate inflammatory coverage… It’s a symbiotic cycle with no end in sight, and it’s become the last thing a beloved provocateur should ever want to be: predictable,” wrote Allison Herman of The Ringer.

“”Sticks & Stones” isn’t necessarily a failure, it just feels like Chappelle presenting half-formed material with few jokes that truly hit hard and stand out,” said Alci Rengifo of Entertainment Voice.

I’m not a professional movie critic, but I do make a living being a cultural critic and I can tell you that a lot of these judgments are off the mark. Only one or two of Chappelle’s jokes don’t necessarily land, and while he was being provocative, it wasn’t being provocative for the sake of it like Amy Schumer tends to do. He was doing so with a point attached, almost like a dare to become angry with him and prove him right. It’s very South Parkian.

But I don’t think Chappelle’s special needs to be defended. I think the critics need to defend their ratings. What’s more, I think it’s time that Rotten Tomatoes release the audience score, which it still hasn’t done, but I digress.

Everyone is entitled to their opinions, and critics not liking something and explaining why is fine. My problem with a lot of these reviews is that it’s clear that many of these critics are mad because Chappelle’s jokes didn’t pass the partisan smell test for the left. The funny part is that Chappelle’s jokes didn’t necessarily fall on one side or another. He said things both sides can agree on or laugh about.

But centrism can’t be tolerated in any degree, and Chappelle screwed up in their eyes by making things that they consider holy to be laughing matters.

In other words, the left is angry that Chappelle practiced comedy.

It should be noted that, as of this writing, one critic has at least given the special a positive score, boosting Chappelle’s “Sticks and Stones” up to a whopping 17 percent.

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#Journalism: Bloomberg Reporter Triumphant After Trump Official He (Falsely) Accused of Anti-Semitism Resigns

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Bloomberg Law journalist Ben Penn eagerly reported this morning that an adviser to President Trump had resigned “after anti-Semitic Facebook posts” from 2016 “surfaced”:

A recently appointed Trump Labor Department official with a history of advancing controversial conservative and faith-based causes in court has resigned after revelations that he wrote a 2016 Facebook post suggesting the Jewish-controlled media “protects their own.”

Four hours after Bloomberg Law requested comment from the White House and DOL about Leif Olson’s social media post, the department said he has resigned, without elaboration.

Olson, 43, started at the Labor Department’s Wage and Hour Division Aug. 12 as a senior policy adviser, after being cleared for the job by the White House.

[…]

Olson, an unsuccessful GOP candidate in 2012 for a Texas district court judgeship, fired off a series of late-night posts on his personal Facebook page three years ago that started as a sarcastic quip about former House Speaker Paul Ryan’s blowout primary victory. They then devolved into an exchange referencing two anti-Semitic tropes: that Jews control the media and that they look out for members of their own faith.

Here’s the problem with Penn’s “reporting.” It’s clear by looking at what Olson wrote that he was being sarcastic. Here are the comments Penn labeled as “anti-Semitic”:

Philip Klein at the DC Examiner explains:

In reality, the Facebook post in question was the opposite of anti-Semitic. It was a clearly sarcastic post from 2016 about Paul Ryan crushing alt-right challenger Paul Nehlen. If the over-the-top language isn’t a tip off, it’s a fairly dead giveaway that Olson refers to Ryan having “suffered a massive, historic, emasculating 70-point victory.”

When one of the commenters suggests Ryan must be a “neocon” and a Jew, Olson, clearly joking, responded, “It must be true because I’ve never heard the Lamestream Media report it, and you know they protect their own.”

Penn’s characterization was so over-the-top wrong that even liberal Jonathan Chait called him out over the false report:

Sadly, Penn is 100% unapologetic about the results of his erroneous reporting, and is now pretending that he is the true victim in all of this:

Olson’s friend Ted Frank, who is Jewish, ripped Penn’s reporting and correctly pointed out that he had effectively gotten a man who had just moved to DC with his family fired for no reason other than Orange Man Bad:

Should Olson and the DOL/White House have fought back against this false charge? Absolutely. Especially considering how, under the Stelter Standard, so-called “objective” journalists are feeling more free to unequivocally characterize statements as “racist” or “anti-Semitic” rather than using qualifiers like “some view as anti-Semitic” or “some say are racist”, the latter of which allows readers to decide what to think about any allegedly offensive statements.

For anyone out there who still after all this time doesn’t understand why conservatives and Republicans have such negative views about the mainstream press, you can stop wondering now.

Related –>> DNC-MSM: HOW DARE YOU SEARCH THROUGH OUR OLD TWEETS. ALSO DNC-MSM: Shameful: Trump Labor appointee forced to resign after Bloomberg portrays sarcastic 2016 Facebook post as anti-Semitic.

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Rhode Island Congressman Makes Crazy Claim About Guns and Manages to Show Ignorance of His State Laws

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Here is what happens when politicians claim superiority on an issue about which they are oblivious.

The shooting over the weekend in Odessa Texas has the liberal politicians out in force, going full anti-gun messaging in full throat before any electronic outlet they can find. It is rather telling how they are completely silent about more shootings, victims, and deaths occurring in the heavily gun-regulated Chicagoland area over the exact same time frame, but we are used to their hypocrisy on this matter.

And stumbling into the debate with all of the grace of someone crashing into a Mikasa stemware display with his shoelaces tied together is Congressional Rep. David Cicilline. The honorable Mr. Cicilline of Rhode Island decided to make a bold pronouncement on Twitter concerning the gun laws in this nation.

This is a rather impressive accomplishment; one small sentence of just 20 words, and he manages to layer the idiocy despite this dose of brevity. Just to start, to invite people to call you ‘crazy’ as you then proceed to prove your mental/emotional imbalance is not the work of a competent federal legislator. Talk about setting a personal precedent…

Next, Cicilline trots out this tired and provably false canard about it being tougher to purchase cold medicine over the counter. This asinine dose of prevarication has become a knee-jerk narrative for those who prefer to do little to zero thinking about guns. It is the kind of vacant aphorism that gun-nabbers love to volley between themselves to feel better about their lack of comprehensive knowledge.

But there is an additional dose of ignorance to shove into Cicilline’s clear backpack — he is completely showing he is unaware about the gun laws in his own state. Turns out, after conducting the type of cursory research that seems beyond the reach of a federal lawmaker, that Rhode Island actually has some of the very type of gun legislation he is calling for here. From Gunlaws.com here is the purchasing restrictions found in The Ocean State (emphasis added):

The seller must then conduct a background check of the intended buyer through the local law enforcement officials or the State Police superintendent. Various copies are made to be sent to the Attorney General, the law enforcement agency conducting the background check, and one is kept by the seller.
The person or licensed firearms dealer must keep the copy for a period of six years. Furthermore, a seven-day waiting period is also instituted by law, and the physical transaction of the weapon from the seller to the buyer may not occur until the wait-period has lapsed. The purchaser must also be at least 18 years old and compliant to the federal regulations detailing the qualifications of possession of a firearm.

Fair to speculate these are not steps taken by Walgreens if you attempt to buy some assault-Pseudoephedrine. Not only is this doltish position being taken by a politician laughable, but the way he elides his own state’s gun laws is made all the worse by the fact that David Cicilline is also a lawyer. This then takes us in the usual fashion to note that we are being served up one of two disqualifying realities: David is displaying a stark ignorance of his state law, or he is intentionally misleading his constituents with what he knows to be a fabrication.

Either the case, he has effectively dismissed himself from any further discussion on this subject. He has even gone so far as to make this entirely risible comment the pinned tweet on his feed. As divorced from reality as this comment is anyone who believes this to be a realistic representation is completely exposing themselves as an unthinking minion. I’d go so far as to even call them “crazy”.

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Ted Cruz Shuts Down Bette Midler After She Accused Him of Doing Nothing to Solve Gun Violence

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Actress Bette Midler is like many Hollywood political types who allow their blind hatred for Republicans get in the way of their reason.

In Midler’s case, she likes to openly wish for physical harm to come to Republicans such as Rand Paul and believes black Republicans are non-entities according to a now-deleted tweet.

Midler hatred for Republicans also seems to prohibit her from seeing things they do that are beneficial in any way as well. Case in point, after Texas Sen. Ted Cruz tweeted his heartbreak over the shooting that occurred in Odessa, Texas, Midler fired from the hip and put her ignorance on full display.

“Heidi and I are heartbroken by this heinous attack, and we are lifting up in prayer all the victims, their families, and the entire Midland-Odessa community,” tweeted Cruz. “We are thankful for the law enforcement officers who heroically risked their lives and acted swiftly to stop the shooter and save others. Their courage helped prevent even more senseless deaths, and we honor their tireless commitment to protecting us all.”

Midler, the woman who likes it when violence is visited upon people she disagrees with, responded by telling Cruz that he was “spineless” and “without morality.”

What’s more, she claimed that Cruz hasn’t taken any action in the Senate to prevent these gun deaths.

Actually, he had. Cruz and Sen. Chuck Grassley of Iowa created S-649, a bill that would “address gun violence, improve the availability of records to the National Instant Criminal Background Check System, address mental illness in the criminal justice system, and end straw purchases and trafficking of illegal firearms, and for other purposes.”

The bill was overwhelmingly rejected by Democrats who filibustered it.

Cruz didn’t respond with any snark and was even complimentary toward Midler as he corrected her error.

“Bette, you’re an amazing singer, but spewing hate & insults only contributes to the tragic division in our Nation. I’ve led the fight in the Senate to stop felons & those w/ serious mental illness from getting guns. In 2013, Dems filibustered that bill,” tweeted Cruz, who linked to the bill.

A classy move by Cruz that Midler seems to have zero response to. Instead, she continued raving about Trump afterward.

Midler seems to very rarely want to acknowledge any idea that could bring America back to a place of civility when it comes to politics, and I’m not holding my breath about her coming around either. Midler seems to get more pleasure out of being politically divisive and vile about it to boot.

To that, I say fine. There’s no doubt that in time, people will find themselves repulsed by her behavior, even more than they already are.

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AOC Fights the Racism of Heterosexuality, Bails Out Antifa, and Buries Her Virtue So Deep Jacques Cousteau Couldn’t Find It

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On Saturday, Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez went to bat for battiness.

As I covered on the 31st, Boston’s Straight Pride Parade flexed its feathers despite protests (here).

Oddly, some accused parade participants of bigotry.

Witness an ode to contemporary idiocy: A group of people tries to shout down a point of view as they accuse others of “bigotry,” which means “intolerance for an opposing view.”

But this is where we are — as I stated recently (here), words no longer mean anything.

Apropos, on the scene were individuals reportedly identified with Antifa.

From USA Today:

Protesters, including many who identified with the anti-fascist group Antifa, shouted “Nazi scum!”

Huh??

And as per The Boston Herald:

“We’re covered in black so when we attack these guys we can’t be prosecuted,” said Jon Crowley, an Antifa member who told the Herald that he felt violence was the only way to deal with the people marching in the parade, which went from Copley Square to City Hall Plaza. “They are fascists, 100%. How else are you going to get them to shut up?”

Some goons got pinched and thrown in the clink.

According to previously brain-bashed conservative journalist Andy Ngo (here), a number of those arrested were guilty of assault and battery on police officers:

Luckily, the ‘rested ralliers have a friend in Washington — cowfart fighter AOC is here to make it A-Okay.

Hence this:

“One way to support the local LGBTQ community impacted by Boston’s white supremacist parade? Contribute to the Bail Fund for the activists who put themselves on the line protecting the Boston community.”

I dare you to make sense of that.

Twitter tried:

Unlike Antifa, one tweeter owns a dictionary:

Sydney Watson had a question:

The Daily Caller was scratching its head, too:

The Caller reached out to Rep. Ocasio-Cortez’s office to ask why she is supporting individuals who openly planned violence and allegedly assaulted police officers, but received no comment.

Antifa groups across the United States have engaged in violence with many conservatives and journalists in general in recent years.

Aw, cut the black-masked, violent living embodiments of irony some slack; as Don Lemon’s said of Antifa, “No organization is perfect.”

Alexandria is right: It’s time for America to come together and fight the white supremacy of heterosexuality on display (which, to me — incidentally — is silly).

Thankfully, as for the “LGBTQ community impacted” by the parade, they were fully represented — by Grand Marshal Milo Yiannopoulos:

-ALEX

 

Relevant RedState links in this article: herehere, and here.

See 3 more pieces from me:

‘Feminist’ Dad Brags He’ll Scream Hate At MAGA Wearers Because They’re Hate-Mongering Racists. Black Conservative Socks It To Him

She’s Canceled? AOC Has A Young Latina And Former Trump Advisor Aiming To Take Her Place In The Politisphere

Democratic Congressman Tells His Swing District: We Need Illegal Immigrants To Mow Our Beautiful Lawns

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Actor Shames Those with Trump Derangement Syndrome Who Hoped Dorian Destroys Mar-A-Lago

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Trump Derangement Syndrom hasn’t been officially recognized by any official body of psychiatry, but the blinding rage around the presence of President Donald Trump can’t be denied. The left’s anger about Trump has driven to do some very stupid things, including wishing a hurricane would destroy an entire area just to spite him.

Hurricane Dorian has already been claiming lives, but at one point, many on the left considered it a solid trade-off so long as Trump’s Mar-A-Lago resort in Palm Beach was demolished by the high winds and floodwaters.

This includes a now-deleted tweet from former Prime Minister of Canada, Kim Campbell, who said she was rooting for the hurricane to hit Trump’s resort.

She wasn’t alone. People have been rooting for Mar-A-Lago to get hit by Dorian since the hurricane appeared. It’s veered off now, and people have expressed disappointment.

People either seem to forget or at least don’t care about the fact that Mar-A-Lago isn’t the only thing in the area. The TDS has them focused on one thing, and one thing only, and that’s their hatred for Trump and their wish that only the worst things befall him.

Living in Palm Beach and the surrounding area is a ton of innocent people, including the family of actor Allen Covert, who took to Twitter and slammed those cheering for Dorian to strike.

“My family lives about 10 miles from Mar-a-Lago so all of you people cheering the fact that Dorian might wipe it out can kindly go fuck yourselves. You have sunk so low in your hatred that you have become worse than what you hate,” tweeted Covert.

Sadly, some people responded by justifying their wish in the face of destruction and death of innocents or at least mocking Covert’s anger.

It should be comforting to know that the overwhelming response to Covert was positivity, prayers, and a denouncement of all those who were wishing for Dorian to destroy the area.

It’s ridiculous that many of these people are so blinded by their hatred that they don’t stop to think that the resort is insured, and will be rebuilt in no time. Many people that would be hit by the storm wouldn’t have such luxuries and would be in a position no one wants to be in with their homes destroyed and businesses likely suffering the same fate.

This perfectly highlights how ridiculous the hatred for Trump has gotten and how bad our rhetoric as a nation has sunken. Politics seems to have brought out the worst in so many people.

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Student Searched by School After Posting a Four-Year-Old Picture of Himself With a Gun Under Adult Supervision

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People are jumpy about firearms, especially around students. People can’t be blamed as there are a lot of reasons to be jumpy. Schools being shot up has become something America is infamous for thanks in part to a media that frenzies around shootings and glorifies the shooter with all the attention they could ever want…if that shooter falls in line with a narrative they’re trying to push.

This has caused people to become frightened whenever, and if ever a student shows him or herself with firearms.

Recently, a student at the Iola ISD in Texas posted a four-year-old photo of himself on Facebook that showed him with a firearm under adult supervision. The student put the word “school” with the photo, prompting a couple of students to report him to authorities.

“It was a young student, had a handgun in the picture and part of the wording on the picture it had the word “school” in it. So we take that stuff very seriously here. As we investigated we found out the picture was a four-year-old picture,” said Scott Martindale, Iola ISD Superintendent according to KBTX-TV.

The student was then searched upon arriving at school, but no firearm was found.

“It took us five minutes to handle this situation and handle it appropriately,” said Martindale.

“It was before school started. We had two younger students report something to our elementary principal. By 7:55 the elementary principal tracked that student down that had the posting,” he added.

The school, in my opinion, handled the situation just fine with the exception of the fact that they now plan to discipline him according to district policy. Why he needs to be punished for a private Facebook post is something that everyone should take issue with, as non-threatening Facebook posts should not fall under the category of judgment by an educational body. They are not the parent and if happening off school grounds then they should leave any disciplinary measures to the parents with no exceptions.

What’s more, what isn’t discussed is the student’s meaning of the word “school.” KBTX and those interviewed say that the student was referencing “his school,” but it’s not made clear if he was actually talking about his school. No one seems to have asked if he meant that his education with firearms under the supervision of the adults around him was “school” for him. That learning how to use a firearm at that age was part of his familial education.

The American educational system has reached its hand out of bounds a little too often, and are even interfering with the lives of students for things they do outside of its walls. For instance, a boy was recently banned from a school after video of he and his mother firing legal guns on a range surfaced. The school had police investigate the student and after a short conversation with him and his mother, found there was no reason for alarm.

Still, the school kept the ban on the student and forced the mother to prove her son’s innocence against a board of seven school officials.

(h/t: The Daily Wire)

 

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Student Searched by School After Posting a Four-Year-Old Picture of Himself With a Gun Under Adult Supervision

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People are jumpy about firearms, especially around students. People can’t be blamed as there are a lot of reasons to be jumpy. Schools being shot up has become something America is infamous for thanks in part to a media that frenzies around shootings and glorifies the shooter with all the attention they could ever want…if that shooter falls in line with a narrative they’re trying to push.

This has caused people to become frightened whenever, and if ever a student shows him or herself with firearms.

Recently, a student at the Iola ISD in Texas posted a four-year-old photo of himself on Facebook that showed him with a firearm under adult supervision. The student put the word “school” with the photo, prompting a couple of students to report him to authorities.

“It was a young student, had a handgun in the picture and part of the wording on the picture it had the word “school” in it. So we take that stuff very seriously here. As we investigated we found out the picture was a four-year-old picture,” said Scott Martindale, Iola ISD Superintendent according to KBTX-TV.

The student was then searched upon arriving at school, but no firearm was found.

“It took us five minutes to handle this situation and handle it appropriately,” said Martindale.

“It was before school started. We had two younger students report something to our elementary principal. By 7:55 the elementary principal tracked that student down that had the posting,” he added.

The school, in my opinion, handled the situation just fine with the exception of the fact that they now plan to discipline him according to district policy. Why he needs to be punished for a private Facebook post is something that everyone should take issue with, as non-threatening Facebook posts should not fall under the category of judgment by an educational body. They are not the parent and if happening off school grounds then they should leave any disciplinary measures to the parents with no exceptions.

What’s more, what isn’t discussed is the student’s meaning of the word “school.” KBTX and those interviewed say that the student was referencing “his school,” but it’s not made clear if he was actually talking about his school. No one seems to have asked if he meant that his education with firearms under the supervision of the adults around him was “school” for him. That learning how to use a firearm at that age was part of his familial education.

The American educational system has reached its hand out of bounds a little too often, and are even interfering with the lives of students for things they do outside of its walls. For instance, a boy was recently banned from a school after video of he and his mother firing legal guns on a range surfaced. The school had police investigate the student and after a short conversation with him and his mother, found there was no reason for alarm.

Still, the school kept the ban on the student and forced the mother to prove her son’s innocence against a board of seven school officials.

(h/t: The Daily Wire)

 

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Millionaire Said to Have Vital Information about Jeffrey Epstein Suddenly Disappears

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The case surrounding pedophile Jeffrey Epstein is only getting stranger as now as a millionaire said to have vital information to the investigation has suddenly vanished “without a trace.”

The millionaire in question is a model agency boss is 72-year-old Jean-Luc Brunel whose agency had girls that were seen Epstein’s mansion, according to the Daily Mail:

Brunel – who founded New York’s MC2 – denies any involvement with crimes committed by Epstein.

A Paris legal source told the Daily Mirror: ‘He is a ghost who has disappeared without trace.’

It comes after former model Svetlana Pozhidaeva, who was signed to MC2, was pictured at convicted paedophile Epstein’s mansion in New York back in 2016.

One of Epstein’s underage girls, Virginia Roberts, claims that she also slept with Brunel “many times” when she was between the ages of 16 and 19.

Brunel is being searched for by authorities in Paris, whom they believe is where Epstein found a lot of his girls. Brunel lived in Paris, and with his girls appearing in Epstein’s mansions, it’s only natural to want to ask some questions. However, Brunel has vanished like a ghost and authorities cannot find him as the Daily Mail reports that Brunel has no address, internet accounts or social media.

The last confirmed location Brunel was in was Brazil before the start of the summer, where he was searching for new talent.

A list of odd things continues to build surrounding Epstein. Be it the strange circumstances of his suicide, the cameras around his cell cutting out, and his cellmate being threatened into silence, conspiracies have been erupting into the public left and right, but this time, for a good reason.

Epstein was a well-connected billionaire who ran an underage sex ring that was allegedly trafficked by the rich and powerful. A lot could be lost by the information Brunel has.

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