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Straight Lawmaker Claims He Faked Gay Sex Scandal As A Ploy To Smoke Out His ‘Mafia’ Blackmailers



A married Michigan state lawmaker who made national headlines last week for creating a fake gay sex scandal to drive attention away from his affair with a female colleague refuses to resign, apologizes to God, claims the Lansing “mafia” was blackmailing him.

If you thought the Todd Courser fake gay sex scandal story couldn’t get any stranger, it can, and it just did.

Rep. Courser is the anti-gay Michigan freshman Tea Party state lawmaker who tried to get his top aide to send an email blast to his fellow Republicans that claimed he had been caught having sex with a male prostitute behind a Lansing nightclub.


To divert attention away from his real sex scandal.

Courser is married to a woman and has four children. He is (or was) having an affair with another state lawmaker, Rep. Cindy Gamrat, who is married to a man and has three children. 

Courser’s aide secretly taped him asking to take a day off from work and send through a fake email account the provocative email slandering Courser, which Courser had written. The aide, Ben Graham, refused, and was shortly thereafter fired.

Now, in a nearly half-hour audio recording, Courser claims he concocted the gay sex scandal not to hide his affair, but to smoke out his blackmailers.

Yes, now the state lawmaker is claiming he was being blackmailed by an anonymous person texting him.

Rather than obey his oath to the Michigan Constitution and report the alleged blackmailing, Courser is blaming Graham and two other former staffers for colluding with the Lansing “mafia,” as the Detroit Free Press reports.

“The e-mail was put in motion to disrupt the blackmailer and give me some clues as to the surveillance of my life. It was all done in a pressure cooker and … it put me in a situation where a bad choice was the choice that I made,” he said.

And Courser is refusing to resign, because he has now vowed to stand up to the corrupt forces that are trying to bring him down.

In his audio statement, Courser says, “to change the country, men and women must be able to stand unafraid even when they’re a broken messenger. And I’m a certainly a broken messenger.”

“I have chosen to stay and make them play their hand. I think it is absolutely necessary to have these clandestine operations to control public officials be exposed. So I have refused to leave quietly and have decided that these efforts really need to come out.”

“I see this as the establishment machine getting everyone to do what they’re told to do and no one dare question their authority,” Courser explains. “I will attempt to continue to resolve this issue and find out who the person is, but without police involvement and willingness to track the person do, it’s nearly impossible to do so.”

Of course, Courser could actually go to the police – and the FBI, since blackmail is a federal offense – for assistance, but he is refusing to take that route, or to resign.

“I could have resigned, this is really the option that the anonymous texter wanted and done so quietly. But that would have allowed my personal issues to rule the day,” he said. “I essentially would have submitted to the authority of the establishment machine and in doing so to protect myself and my family. And most of you would say this is the right decision. But I really thought that this would allow them to win.”

Courser and Gamrat have both used their Christian faith as political tools, and advocated against same-sex marriage and abortion. Courser called the Supreme Court’s same-sex marriage decision “an absolute tragedy for our nation and its future,” “a decision that will embolden and expand the tyrannical hammer of the secular progressive left,” and a “crushing day for those who believe in traditional marriage and traditional morality.”

Courser also says in his audio statement that he has asked for forgiveness from God.


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Ted Cruz ‘Just Pumped Nonsensical Disinformation Into American Air Waves’: Former FBI Special Agent



During his turn to question Inspector General Michael Horowitz today, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) didn’t really ask many questions, and instead chose to use his time to rant about what he believes are the corrupt origins of the investigation into Russia’s alleged collusion with the Trump campaign.

In a tweet, MSNBC’s Clint Watts wrote that Cruz “just pumped several minutes of nonsensical disinformation into American air waves.”

Watch Cruz’s rant in the video below:

Related: Lindsey Graham Explodes in Anger Demanding to Know Why FBI ‘Didn’t Tell Trump’ His Campaign Was Under Investigation



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Lindsey Graham Explodes in Anger Demanding to Know Why FBI ‘Didn’t Tell Trump’ His Campaign Was Under Investigation



Senate Judiciary Chairman Lindsey Graham exploded in anger as he questioned Inspector General Michael Horowitz, demanding to know why the FBI did not notify then-candidate Donald Trump and his campaign in 2016 that they were the subjects of a counterintelligence investigation to determine how Russia was attacking the U.S. and if any members of the Trump campaign were involved.

Chairman Graham appeared to ignore all the signs that Donald Trump and his campaign may have been conspiring with Russia to win the 2016 presidential election, including Trump’s infamous “Russia, if you’re listening” remarks.

The FBI “never made any effort to brief Donald Trump about suspected problems within his campaign,” Graham lamented, again, ignoring the FBI was working to determine if Trump or anyone else was colluding with Russia.

The FBI did warn the Trump campaign Russia was working to undermine the election. Trump appears to have taken that warning as an invitation to an opportunity to win the election rather than to protect the nation.

“Why did they not tell him that” people like Carter Page and George Papadopoulos might be working wirh Russia, Graham asked.

Graham later says, “I hope all of us would appreciate if you really believe there may be somebody in my campaign working with a foreign power, please tell me. Why didn’t they tell Trump?”

Again, the FBI likely had reason to suspect Trump was that somebody.

Despite all this, the RNC opted to immediately post a clip of Graham defending Trump on YouTube and Twitter (below).


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Watch: Lindsey Graham Falsely Claims FBI Stopped Russia’s Attacks on Clinton Campaign During Election



Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Lindsey Graham opened up Wednesday morning’s hearing with Inspector General Michael Horowitz by falsely claiming the FBI was able to stop Russia’s attacks against the Hillary Clinton campaign, and suggested it did so early on, well before the November 2016 election.

That’s blatantly false.

Chairman Graham also appeared to imply that the FBI did so merely by contacting the Clinton campaign to warn them of Russia’s actions – and he made that claim to support his false theory that the Bureau should have told the Trump campaign it and its officials were subjects or even targets of a counterintelligence investigation to determine if they were conspiring with Russia to win the election.

“I want the American people to know there was an effort to affect Hillary Clinton’s campaign by foreign actors,” Graham says, not even mentioning Russia. “The FBI picked up that effort, they briefed her about it, and they were able to stop it.”

The FBI has not been able to stop Russian interference and attacks on the U.S. elections, which began according to the consensus of all 17 U.S. Intelligence agencies in 2013, and has to this day have not ended.


Former chief DOJ spokesperson Matthew Miller offers this insight:


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