As more and more women came out with accusations against Trump of sexual assault, we were not given the information we needed about whether he was temperamentally fit to be President.

This was the media’s main bias and timidity  — that it didn’t demand from him the two main sources of information that would answer for us this critical question. The media never pressed him with the demands:

“When will you release – and what have you got to hide in — your tax returns?”

And

“After the “sex tapes” came out, why don’t you remove doubt about your fitness and authorize NBC and “The Apprentice” to release the rest of the tapes?

In short, why did the major media allow us to stay uninformed on the two most crucial caches of information for the public about him— just days before the election, and even throughout Election Day? And even through, apparently, Dec. 19th, when the Electoral College decides?

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Oct. 12

This appeared in The Guardian
Trump lawyers given court date over lawsuit alleging rape of 13-year-old’

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Meanwhile, author and moralist Salman Rushdie wrote in Facebook:  

“He is a sexual predator, hasn’t released his tax returns, and has used his foundation’s money to pay his legal fees. He has abused the family of a war hero and … oh, but let’s talk about some emails Hillary didn’t send from someone else’s computer, that weren’t a crime anyway, because that’s how to choose a president.”

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Oct. 12

In the New York Times,Columnist Charles Blow wrote in 

Emails, Genitalia and the F.B.I.

‘Who would have thought that the final leg of this election cycle would be dominated by crowing about violating vaginas and by probes into penis pictures?

‘But even that frame is problematic because it creates an equivalency that doesn’t exist. One scandal is about a man boasting of predation and the other is about a woman weary of people’s prying….

‘And yet an utterly irresponsible media, thirsty for a scoop and ignoring the consequences of its scope, has egged on a public with a scandal lust, aiding and abetting Republicans in turning an email mistake into a colossal crime.’

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Nov. 2

The Huffington Post pointed out, only a few days before the election,

Donald Trump is Accused of Raping A 13-Year-Old. Why Haven’t The Media Covered it?

But finally a frightened accuser, anonymous Jane Doe, was going to give her name and tell what happened publicly in a Press Conference:

Nov. 2

And then the Law Firm of Jane Doe, who she says Trump raped her as a child, issued a statement:

BREAKING: woman who sued Donald Trump for child rape breaks her silence today

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

WOMAN WHO SUED DONALD TRUMP FOR CHILD RAPE WILL APPEAR FOR THE FIRST TIME AND SPEAK OUT WITH HER NEW ATTORNEY LISA BLOOM TODAY

More than four months ago a woman using the pseudonym “Jane Doe” sued Donald Trump for a series of sexual assaults that she alleges occurred at parties in New York in 1994. Jane Doe was just thirteen years old at the time. Her operative amended federal court complaint is available here.

The mainstream media has failed to cover the story, though Lisa Bloom posted an article in June 2016 entitled “Why The New Child Rape Case Filed Against Donald Trump Should Not Be Ignored” which has received over one million social media “likes.”

Jane Doe will break her silence today and speak out about her allegations at the following place and time.

The Bloom Firm

20700 Ventura Blvd., Suite 301

Woodland Hills, CA 91364

3pm Pacific Time

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Nov. 2

The Raw Story publicizes the upcoming press conference:

Woman accusing Trump of horrific child rape to come forward publicly today

But as we will see, Trump supporters’ death threats frightened the child-rape accuser into cancelling her press conference and lawsuit. So later, moments before the 3:00 Pacific Time Los Angeles Press conference was due to begin, a new headline:
Press conference called off for woman accusing Trump of horrific child rape due to “threats”
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Nov. 3

Then the UPI (United Press International goes into detail:
Trump rape accuser cancels press conference after death threats
‘Jane Doe accused Donald Trump of raping her at several parties when she was 13 years old.’

‘LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3 (UPI) — A woman accusing Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump of raping her 22 years ago cancelled a press conference Wednesday afternoon because she’d been receiving death threats and was concerned for her safety.

‘Lisa Bloom, the woman’s attorney, stepped in front of the press Wednesday to tell them Jane Doe would not be appearing because she was “too afraid to show her face” after receiving numerous death threats just in the hours before the press conference.

‘”She is living in fear,” Bloom told reporters who gathered at her office. “She has decided that she’s too afraid to show her face. She’s been here all day ready to do it. But unfortunately she’s in terrible fear. So we’re going to have to reschedule.”

‘Jane Doe has accused Donald Trump of raping her repeatedly at parties hosted by Jeffrey Epstein during the summer of 1994 in New York City when she was 13 years old.

‘”I loudly pleaded with Defendant Trump to stop, but he did not,” Jane Doe wrote in a document included with recent lawsuits filed in New York and California. “Defendant Trump responded to my pleas by violently striking me in the face with his open hand and screaming that he would do whatever he wanted… Immediately following this rape, Defendant Trump threatened me that, were I ever to reveal any of the details of Defendant Trump’s sexual and physical abuse of me, my family and I would be physically harmed if not killed.”

‘Trump, who has been accused by several women of sexual assault in the last several months, has denied the allegations repeatedly through his attorney.’

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In short, more than 12 women accused him of sexually assaulting them,  he boasted of sexual assaults on tape, and he has chronically lied about his own behavior throughout the campaign– such as that Hillary Clinton started the birtherist movement and that it was he, Trump, that ended Birtherism–, and many other dozens and dozens more unequivocally and completely and documented absolute lies.

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Nov. 3

New York Times.

Times columnist Charles M. Blow, furious, wrote another column, Donald Trump is an Existential Threat, in which, after the death threats shielded an accused child-rapist from his accuser’s press conference and lawsuit, exploded with outrage and indignation:

‘Donald Trump.. .who brags about sexually assaulting women…. Donald Trump… who has been sued nearly 1,500 times and is currently being sued for Trump University deceptions and the rape of a 13-year-old girl.’

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The Electoral College needs to act on its Constitutional duties. Alexander Hamilton wrote Federalist Paper #68:

“The process of election [by the Electoral College] affords a moral certainty, that the office of President will never fall to the lot of any man who is not in an eminent degree endowed with the requisite qualifications.”

Will that moral certainty be sustained– or unconstitutionally ignored?

Trump is a chronic and cruel liar and accused serial rapist (including  accused child-rapist), who (also) won’t release his tax returns – the only modern American candidate who been afraid to.

What is he hiding? Non-payment of taxes? Worse? Foreign influence?

But tomorrow, Monday, when the Electoral College votes, it should choose to take the side of the truth, the Constitution, and justice.

It should make the totally non-partisan choice to elect–instead– Republican Vice-Presidential candidate Mike Pence to be the next President. Such a decision is actually Constitutionally required and mandated, in order to ensure the candidates’ requisite qualifications, that is, their basic temperamental competence and moral fitness to become the President of the United States.

Pence’s politics are not mine. But he has the qualifications and fitness and above all is not an accused serial rapist and –if anyway judged by the number of lawsuits past and present against him– corrupt, and a narcissistic and never-served-in-office (hardly qualifying for the presidency) and chronic liar and cruelest slanderer and demagogue.