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Saturday, May 14, 2005

Larry Flint Sets Sights on John Bolton

Posted by Bob Brigham

The John Bolton mess has been causing quite a rift in the Republican Party.

But I'm more interested in Raw Story's exclusive on Larry Flint joining the battle. During the impeachment fiasco, you might remember that Flint placed a bounty on the heads of GOP members with hypocrisy liability when it came to infidelity. Flint took down Speaker Livingston and exposed many a secret that the Republicans were hoping to keep between God and their mistresses. Now Flynt is striking again.

The controversial Hustler Magazine publisher Larry Flynt has waded into the conflict surrounding the nomination of Bush hawk John Bolton to a UN post by revealing Bolton's divorce records and unanswered questions about his sexual past, RAW STORY has learned.

The following release was issued early this afternoon. RAW STORY will provide more details as they become available.

The records show that Bolton's wife left him during a trip to Vienna in two weeks in 1982 and never returned.

From the release:

Corroborated allegations that Mr. Bolton’s first wife, Christina Bolton, was forced to engage in group sex have not been refuted by the State Department despite inquires posed by Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt concerning the allegations. Mr. Flynt has obtained information from numerous sources that Mr. Bolton participated in paid visits to Plato’s Retreat, the popular swingers club that operated in New York City in the late 1970s and early 1980s.

“The first Mrs. Bolton’s conduct raises the presumption that she fled out of fear for her safety or, at a minimum, it demonstrates that Mr. Bolton’s established inability to communicate or work respectfully with others extended to his intimate family relations,” said Mr. Flynt. “The court records alone provide sufficient basis for further investigation of nominee Bolton by the Senate.” These court records are enclosed here as an attachment. Mr. Flynt continued, “The U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations must be free of any potential source of disrepute or blackmail.”

The blackmail potential is something that should be considered by the Senate as they advise and do not consent.

As happened in the 90's, once Flynt gets the ball rolling, it empowers people to step forward:

Mr. Flynt has personal knowledge about sources corroborating the allegations of nominee Bolton’s misconduct, and he has called upon these persons to publicly come forward with their information.

“First wife Christina Bolton has understandably remained silent on what led her to flee her husband of 10 years and to take the family belonging with hers. A full inquiry would necessarily involve meetings with Mrs. Bolton to uncover the circumstances of her flight and the Committee should subpoena her in private session,” Mr. Flynt said.

I'm sure Raw Story will have more.

Posted at 10:36 AM in Republicans | Technorati