Initially only about a fat slob rustling up some pussy behind his position of influence in the movie biz, the HARVEY WEINSTEIN case has now exploded in an entirely new realm. Political campaign financing has always been a problem in the world’s greatest democracy because let’s face it. Campaign contributions are all about buying influence and affecting that democracy. And people like Harve and the current president of the United States have both been exposed as part of the hustle thanks to the Weinstein case.
In an odd turn of events, CYRUS VANCE Jr., New York County’s current District Attorney, is now in the spotlight for having received campaign contributions (directly or indirectly) from both the aforementioned parties. All of which is democracy as we know it except that what some people viewed as slam dunk cases against Weinstein and Donald Jr. and Ivanka Trump went mysteriously unprosecuted by Vance after lawyers close to the accused parties had made – or did make shortly after the case was dropped – contributions to Vance’s campaign fund. Funny thing about that! The appearance of impropriety is now staring American democracy in the face. At very close range.
The lawyers who ostensibly donated to Vance on behalf of Weinstein cite that they were indeed, not the law firm defending him in 2015 when their client was up on charges in New York County for feeling up and putting his hands under the skirt of a gorgeous Italian beauty queen (an act he admitted to on a wire). Nice try! Sounds like they were claiming to be his bagmen – and not his lawyers. Whichever way, I view this as just one degree of separation.
To the point! Will Cyrus Vance Jr. ever answer legally for any of this? I seriously doubt it. Lawyers don’t become New York County District Attorneys because they’re stupid. If there were to be anything illegal in all of this, a NY DA would certainly know how to cover his booty. But that doesn’t change the appearance of impropriety – which is filling my horizon as I write.