(Natural News) Jeffrey Toobin, the CNN legal analyst best known for getting fired by the New Yorker after masturbating on a Zoom call with colleagues, expressed concern Monday that a forthcoming Supreme Court ruling could limit his right to bribe a mistress to terminate her pregnancy.
(Article by Andrew Stiles republished from FreeBeacon.com)
“What this means is that a constitutional right that [individuals with a uterus] have had in this country for 50 years, pushing three generations, is gone. It is gone overnight, and it is now up to the politicians,” Toobin said after Politico published a leaked opinion draft suggesting the Supreme Court has voted to overturn Roe v. Wade, the landmark abortion rights decision. “This is a constitutional earthquake if it stands.”
Toobin previously argued that state laws banning abortion after six weeks were unfair to married men seeking to pressure their much younger mistresses to end the pregnancy. The CNN legal analyst found himself in a similar situation years ago as the result of a prolonged extramarital affair with Casey Greenfield, the twenty-something daughter of Toobin’s then-colleague Jeff Greenfield.
After knocking up his mistress in 2008, Toobin “questioned the paternity, balked at submitting to a test, and vowed to take no responsibility for a baby he wasn’t sure was his,” according to the New York Times. (It was.) He also offered Greenfield “money if she’d have an abortion,” a source told the New York Daily News. Another source claimed that “when Casey wouldn’t have an abortion, Jeff told her she was going to regret it, that she shouldn’t expect any help from him.”
Greenfield emailed Toobin after giving birth to his son, but he didn’t reply. She was ultimately forced to sue for child support. Toobin eventually complied under threat of legal action. “[Toobin] said he was going to leave his wife for her,” a knowledgeable source told the Daily News in 2010. “But, by then, Casey had begun to distrust him. She suspected he had several other mistresses.”
FACT CHECK: The leaked Supreme Court opinion, if it stands, would have no bearing on existing state abortion laws. In 2019, for example, legislators in Toobin’s home state of New York passed the Reproductive Health Act, which explicitly legalized abortion up to 24 weeks of pregnancy, and implicitly legalized the procedure beyond that timeframe. Toobin would still be free to bang his coworkers’ daughters and pressure them to get abortions.
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Former Goldman CEO Warns of Potential Recession: ‘Very, Very High Risk Factor’
Appearing on CBS’s Face the Nation, former Goldman Sachs CEO Lloyd Blankfein warned the United States could plunge into a recession.
“Do you think we’re headed towards recession?” @margbrennan asks Goldman Sachs Senior Chairman Lloyd Blankfein amid U.S. inflation.
“It’s definitely a risk…If I were a consumer, I’d be prepared for it, but it’s not baked in the cake.” pic.twitter.com/IehxU4wSo6
— Face The Nation (@FaceTheNation) May 15, 2022
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MARGARET BRENNAN: Do you think we’re headed towards recession?
LLOYD BLANKFEIN: We’re certainly heading — it’s a very, very high risk factor. There’s a path, a narrow path, but I think the Fed has very powerful tools. It’s hard to finely tune them and hard to see the effects of them quickly enough to alter it. But I think they are responding well. It’s definitely a risk. If I was running a big company I would be very prepared for it. If I was a consumer, I would prepared for it. But it’s not baked in the cake.
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The White House claimed President Joe Biden’s administration made the baby formula shortage crisis a top priority as early as February, even though the president claimed ignorance of the problem on Thursday.
“This is something he is focusing on very acutely and again I said 24/7 we’ve been working on this since we have learned about this back in February,” White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said during the daily briefing about Biden, calling the issue “one of the presidents top priorities.”
Biden bristled when asked by reporters on Friday if he could have acted sooner to fix the crisis.
“If we had been better mind readers, I guess we could’ve, but we moved as the problem became apparent to us,” Biden said.
The president did not even personally mention the crisis until Friday, despite weeks of reports highlighting the problem.
“I’ll answer the baby formula question because, all of a sudden, it’s on the front page of every newspaper,” Biden grumbled on Friday.
He announced the launch of a new government website to help parents locate baby formula in stores, but it was beset by extremely long hold times and unhelpful information.
Jean-Pierre alluded to a comment from Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Bacerra claiming the Biden administration had been working on the issue since February and even as early as last year in 2021.
CNN: “You are satisfied with the government’s response throughout [the baby formula shortage]?”
HHS Sec. Xavier Becerra: “FDA has kept me apprised of this from LAST YEAR. We have been moving as quickly as we can” pic.twitter.com/5WRZa5chYg
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 16, 2022
“You’ve heard us talk about this, you’ve heard colleagues talking about what we have done since February,” Jean-Pierre said. “We’ve been working on this 24/7.”
Jean-Pierre refused to offer a timeline for when supplies of baby formula would return to normal.
“What I can say is there are a lot of dates floating around out there,” she said.
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“We pay tribute to all law enforcement officers and their families who understand what it takes, what’s at risk, to save and protect all of us,” Biden said. “That includes paying tribute to the Buffalo police officer Aaron Salder — Slater, excuse me — who gave his life trying to save others.”
Biden spoke about Salter during a Public Safety Officer Medals of Valor ceremony at the White House for law enforcement and public safety officials.
Salter was a Buffalo police officer for 30 years before retiring in 2022 and taking a security job at the Tops Friendly Market where the shooting took place.
Salter hit the alleged shooter with at least one round from his pistol, but it was blocked by the alleged shooter’s bulletproof armor. Salter was later shot and killed during the attack.
“You’re the heart and soul and very spine of this country and communities,” Biden continued, praising the public safety officials in the room.
During the ceremony, Biden also botched the name of Rep. Adriano Espaillat, a Democrat congressman from New York.
“Excuse me. You can call me ‘Bidden,’” Biden joked, mispronouncing his own name. “We’ve known each other so long and I still stumbled. I apologize.”
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