BREAKING: Clinton Bag Man Flips, Implicates Boss in Pedophile Ring

Bill Clinton’s aide Doug Band has flipped on his former boss and implicated Clinton in a federal pedophile ring investigation.

Bill Clinton’s former bag-man-turned-aide Doug Band has turned whistleblower in the federal sex trafficking investigation involving Ghislaine Maxwell and Jeffrey Epstein. Band, 48, provided Justice Department officials with evidence that implicates his one-time boss.

Band was recently interviewed by Gabriel Sherman for Vanity Fair‘s December issue. In addition to detailing his ties to the pedophile billionaire and Epstein’s child fixer Ghislaine Maxwell, he also confirmed that the 42nd president of the United States visited Epstein on “Pedophile Island.”
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Clinton travelled to Little St. James With Epstein in January 2003, Band confirmed – just weeks after the two men spent 10 days touring Africa.

Radaronline.com reports: The timing of Band’s interview was a bit confounding; it landed a week after his juicy tell-all hit newsstands and he later announced that he was stepping down from the consulting firm he founded to devote more time to his family, teaching, and some private investing projects.

Radar has now learned that is was also around this time that Clinton’s “bagman” for close to two decades spoke with criminal investigators from the Southern District of New York.
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This makes him the first Epstein/Maxwell associate who is known to have cooperated with authorities in the most recent probes into the accused pedophiles.

Band became fast friends with Epstein and Maxwell back in 2002, a time when he was at the height of his powers due to his role as the key architect of Clinton’s carrier post-White House.

Band first showed up on Epstein’s flight manifest in March of that year, when he flew from John F. Kennedy Airport in New York to London with his boss, Epstein, Maxwell, Sarah Kellen, and three secret service agents.

Kellen would later be identified as both a recruiter and a victim of Epstein, but unlike most victims, she was over the age of 18 when she first met the pedophile.

The same group returned to JFK two days later on the private jet, infamously called the “Lolita Express.”

They were joined for that trip by an additional seven secret service agents and Band’s one-time girlfriend, British supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Later, Band and Clinton flew around Asia with Epstein, country-hopping from Japan to Hong Kong, China to Singapore and to Thailand over the course of four days.

The men did not stay on with Epstein as he then traveled to Brunei, Indonesia, Sri Lanka, and Dubai. Kellen and Maxwell again joined the men.

The most infamous of these trips however came in September of 2002, when Band joined Epstein and Clinton as they made their way through Africa.

Much has been made of the fact that Hollywood stars Kevin Spacey and Chris Tucker were also on that trip, but it is likely the four other guests who were of interest to federal prosecutors: Kellen, Cindy Lopez, Chauntae Davies, and Andrea Mitrovitch.

Davies, though not underage, was another of Epstein’s victims. She would eventually recruit her younger sister for the pedophile and grew close to Clinton on the trip as evidenced by a photo of her providing the former leader of the free world with a shoulder massage during an airport layover.

Mitrovitch was a ballerina who was in her very early twenties, at the time. She too made a memorable impression on Band and his boss, as just a few years later she went on to work with her new friends at the Clinton Foundation.

Lopez was the youngest of the four women on the trip, and would become a fixture on Epstein’s flight manifests in the years after this trip.

Band has claimed that he spent years begging the Clintons to cut ties with Maxwell after Epstein’s arrest but to no avail.  He also has no issue cozying up to Maxwell at a party on Valentine’s Day 2007 in New York.

Hillary and Bill’s daughter, Chelsea, in particular, grew close to Maxwell, with Band noting: “Ghislaine had access to yachts and nice homes. Chelsea needed that.”

There were certainly plenty of opportunities for Band to speak with officials about Epstein in recent years. What’s more, there is no love lost between the two men after their very acrimonious split back in 2015.

He met with former Secretary of state Mike Pompeo in September 2019 to discuss a possible post in President Donald Trump’s administration — and on July 11 of that same year registered as a foreign agent with the Justice Department — just days after Epstein’s arrest.

That registration was tied to his work in Saudi Arabia on Neom, the $500 billion effort to build a new city in that country that is being spearheaded by Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman.

That is the same country Epstein — the convicted sex offender and wealthy financier who was found dead in a Manhattan federal jail cell — was discovered to have entered multiple times using a fake passport.

It is unclear however if Band was being altruistic or if officials forced him to come in and speak with prosecutors. He was one of the 70 people named by Virginia Roberts in a 2016 court filing that named people who said had knowledge or might have knowledge of Epstein’s sex trafficking.

 

Baltimore HS student passes three classes in four years, has 0.13 GPA, gets sent back to 9th grade. His mother says she never knew.

Despite failing almost all of his courses, the student somehow is ranked near the top half of his class: ‘He didn’t fail, the school failed him’

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Tiffany France figured her son would receive his diploma in June after four years of attending Augusta Fells Savage Institute of Visual Arts in west Baltimore,WBFF-TV reported.

But the station said France was shocked to learn that her 17-year-old passed only three classes in four years, has a 0.13 grade point average, and now is getting sent back to the 9th grade.

Yet he’s still ranked near the top half of his class of 120, the station added.

What that says about students rankedlowerthan him is beside the point. France told WBFF’s Project Baltimore she never knew how her son was performing until last month and assumed all was well since he kept getting promoted to the next grade — but now he has to start over.

“He’s stressed, and I am, too,” France noted to the station. “I told him I’m probably going to start crying. I don’t know what to do for him. … He didn’t fail, the school failed him. The school failed at their job. They failed. They failed, that’s the problem here. They failed. They failed. He didn’t deserve that.”

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What are the details?

Her son’s transcripts show, for instance, that he failed Spanish I, Algebra I, and English II — but was promoted to Spanish II, Algebra II, and English III, WBFF said.

“I’m just assuming that if you are passing, that you have the proper things to go to the next grade and the right grades, you have the right credits,” France told the station.

In addition to failing 22 classes, her son was late or absent 272 days — yet no one from the school told France her son was failing and not going to class, WBFF reported.

In all this time, only one teacher requested a parent conference — but France said it never happened, the station said.

“I feel like they never gave my son an opportunity, like if there was an issue with him, not advancing or not progressing, that they should have contacted me first, three years ago,” she added to WBFF.

Incredibly, transcripts show France’s son is ranked No. 62 out of 120 students — nearly in the top half of his class, the station said. This means nearly half his classmates — 58 of them — are doing worse academically, WBFF said.

What did school officials have to say?

A Baltimore City Public Schools administrator who asked not to be identified for fear of retaliation told the station the school system failed France’s son.

“I get angry. There’s nothing but frustration,” the administrator told WBFF. “We see on the news the crime that occurs, the murders, the shootings, we know that there are high levels of poverty in Baltimore. Things like this are adding to that. His transcript is not unusual to me. I’ve seen many transcripts, many report cards, like this particular student.”

The administrator noted to the station that the district failed because it has protocols and interventions set up to help students who are falling behind or have low attendance — but that they didn’t happen in the case of France’s son.

WBFF said City Schools CEO Sonja Santelises wouldn’t consent to an interview, but the station noted that it received a two-page statement explaining what should happen when a student is chronically absent or failing.

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The district says students received a letter about their academic status this past summer, and records can be accessed through the campus portal. When a student is absent, an automated call is placed to the number on file. The statement also said the school conducted recent home visits and the student’s parent visited the school. France says none of that happened.

What the statement does not address, is why France’s son was promoted despite failing classes. It doesn’t discuss his class rank, or the 58 other students with a GPA of 0.13 or lower. But it does say North Avenue is “reviewing actions that impacted student outcomes” at the school prior to this year.

The district administrator who spoke to the station on the condition of anonymity said he would tell France that “I didn’t have a hand on this student, but I worked for City Schools. So, he is one of my kids. I would hug her, and I would apologize profusely.”

Now what?

France told WBFF her son “feels embarrassed, he feels like a failure. I’m like, ‘You can’t feel like that. And you have to be strong and you got to keep fighting. Life is about fighting. Things happen, but you got to keep fighting.’ And he’s willing, he’s trying, but who would he turn to when the people that are supposed to help him are not? Who do he turn to?”

France — who has three children and works three jobs — added to the station that her son is “a good kid. He didn’t deserve that. Where are the mentors? Where is the help for him? I hate that this is happening to my child.”

She pulled her son out of Augusta Fells and enrolled him in an accelerated program at Francis M. Wood school in west Baltimore, WBFF said, adding that if her son works hard, he could graduate by 2023.

A new wrinkle

A subsequent story from the station reported that the district has known for almost two years about problems at Augusta Fells Savage Institute for Visual Arts — and that documents show there has been an ongoing investigation into “improper staff conduct” at the school dating back to at least 2019.

The two documents — a memo about the investigation and a letter from Santelises — are on official Baltimore City Public Schools letterhead and were shared Wednesday and Thursday with elected officials from Baltimore City Council and some state legislators, WBFF reported.

In light of the Project Baltimore investigation into a City high school, here’s a look at what was offered as “talking points” to some elected officials in Baltimore & a letter from @BaltCitySchools CEO that is going out today to the City Schools community.

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The station said the note to officials provided “talking points” for reference since questions were being asked about the concerns at Augusta Fells Savage.

WBFF reported that the investigation was sparked by a discovery of “irregularities in course scheduling and inconsistencies in enrollment and grading” during a routine review of seniors at the school, which led to leadership changes, though few details were provided.

The district told the station that the letter from Santelises also was sent Thursday to families and staff.

 

Myths and Facts About Your Bladder

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Myth: Small Bladder, Big Problems

Some people blame a small bladder for frequent leaks, but your body’s normal “capacity” is rarely the true cause of such a problem. In healthy people, that capacity ranges from 1 to 2 cups. The real culprit is more likely to be weak muscles, medication side effects, infection, or nerve damage. Treatments are available.

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Fact: Twice a Night Isn’t Right

One bathroom trip during the night may be acceptable, but for two or more — called nocturia — and it’s time for a checkup. To determine if it’s caused by a treatable condition, your doctor will want more information: a bathroom diary, a record of fluids you drank, and a list of medications and known illnesses. Some possible causes include drinking a lot just before bed, an enlarged prostate, underlying medical conditions (such as hypertension, arthritis, depression/anxiety, diabetes mellitus), certain medications, and overactive bladder.

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Myth: You Need 8 Glasses a Day

Fluid needs differ, depending on your size and activity. You may not need eight glasses of water a day. The best advice for healthy people is to drink when you’re thirsty and stay hydrated. This keeps urine from becoming too concentrated and lowers the risk of getting kidney stones.

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Fact: Anyone Can Have Bladder Trouble

Bladder problems can affect both men and women at different stages of life. They’re more common in certain groups — including women who are sexually active, have had children, or are menopausal; older adults; men with a history of prostate trouble; and people with spinal cord injuries. If you’re having problems, you should seek advice from a doctor.

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Myth: Drinking Less Is Best

Waving off the waiter when they try to refill your glass may help a little. But doctors say a healthy bladder should be able to handle a normal amount of fluid. You might want to think more about what you drink. Caffeine is a bladder stimulant. Consider downsizing that morning cup of joe or skipping the cola.

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Fact: It’s Not Always a Prostate Problem

A frequent need to go can be caused by an enlarged prostate, but it can also be caused by an overactive bladder (OAB). The conditions have similar symptoms, but the causes and treatments are different. An enlarged prostate puts pressure on your urethra, OAB is a muscle control problem. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and find out testing you may need.

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Fact: Kegels Are for Men, Too

You may have heard of women doing these bladder-control moves, but doctors recommend them for men, too. The muscles of the pelvic floor control how you stop and start your urine stream. On an empty bladder, try contracting these muscles for 3-5 seconds and then release. Keep the stomach, buttocks, and legs relaxed. Work up to three sets of 10 repetitions each day. You can do Kegels anywhere, anytime, without anyone noticing. Practice when lying down, standing and sitting.

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Fact: A System and Schedule May Help

Bladder training is a first step that helps some people with overactive bladders. You set a schedule for bathroom breaks and try to resist the first urge to go in between. Gradually, you can try holding it longer. Together with Kegels, these two methods can cut overactive bladder episodes in half.

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Fact: Shaping Up for Bladder Control

A healthy lifestyle may help prevent and lessen some bladder problems. Doctors say getting regular exercise and doing Kegels can curb stress incontinence, the leakage caused by coughing, laughing, or sneezing. And because carrying a lot of extra weight causes bladder troubles, slimming down may help, too.

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Myth: Bladder Problems Are a Fact of Life

If bladder problems are bothering you, talk with your doctor. Incontinence is a medical problem — not an inevitable part of aging. Treatment can help with symptoms and your day-to-day life. Your treatment plan will depend on your specific problem and your overall health.