NEW YORK, NY - JANUARY 17: NY Senator Kirsten Gillibrand attends the 25th annual Brooklyn tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. at BAM Howard Gilman Opera House on January 17, 2011 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. (Photo by Astrid Stawiarz/Getty Images)
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Did Gillibrand lie about knowledge of group that brands women and her father’s former role in sex cult?


Chele Farley plans to take on Kirsten Gillibrand.


Yesterday, a formidable opponent to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand emerged officially to oppose her.

Chele Farley was nominated to be the Republican candidate to run against Gillibrand, a tax and spend liberal who loudly advocates for women’s rights.

Kirsten Gillibrand has demonstrated time and again she is capable of doing the hard part – the talking. When it comes to action she is less capable.

Manhattan Republican Chairman Andrea Catsimatidis criticized Gillibrand saying “She has built her career through political convenience at the expense of New Yorkers.”

Part of that convenience is that Gillibrand is the daughter of Albany political fixer Doug Rutnik.

Fatther Doug Rutnik and daughter Kirsten Gillibrand. She never heard of NXIVM she claims. Her dad did.

Papa Rutnik once worked for Nxivm — a secretive group headquartered in Albany —led by pedophile and sex abuser Keith Raniere.

Raniere made headlines recently after Artvoice broke the story of his cattle branding women on their pubic region as his slaves. The story was followed up in the New York Times and other media outlets worldwide.

When asked by the New York Post, if she cared to comment on her dad’s former affiliation with Raniere and the latter’s practice of branding women on their pubic area with a hot iron cattle brand to mark them as slaves, Gillibrand declined comment.

A spokesman for the senator may have lied for Gillibrand, telling the Post, “Sen. Gillibrand had never heard of this group [NXIVM] until she recently read about them in the newspaper.”

This does strain the boundaries of reasonable credulity. Gillibrand’s hometown is Albany and everybody [and I mean everybody] in Albany knows about their local sex cult – NXIVM. It has been featured in scores of front page stories by the local newspaper, the Albany Times Union.


Is it true that Kirsten Gillibrand never heard of NXIVM?

If Gillibrand can read, she could not have missed the stories starting in 2003 and continuing to the present.

She would have had to have lived under a rock not to have heard of NXIVM — even if her father never worked for them!

Her father not only worked for NXIVM, but wound up being sued by them. He paid a $100,000 settlement to the sex abusing cult after a group of NXIVM women alleged Rutnik sexually harassed one of the NXIVM women – Nancy Salzman.

In addition, NXIVM’s biggest financial supporter, Seagram heiress Clare Bronfman, contributed $2,400 to Gillibrand’s 2010 special-election campaign, records show.

While declining to criticize the branders and abusers of women in her hometown Albany, Gillibrand was quick to go after her former friend and supporter Bill Clinton this year for his past abuses of women.

“Sen. Gillibrand went after Bill Clinton for something that happened decades ago, but she’s done nothing about the women who are being branded and tortured right now, and right in her hometown,” Frank Parlato, a NXIVM whistle blower, and publisher of Artvoice, told the New York Post.

Artvloice has written several stories about the relationship Gillibrand’s father had with the sex and female abusive cult

Sen. Gillibrand’s father worked for NXIVM, quit after 4 months, then Salzman falsely accused him of sexual harassment

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand’s ‘out your pig but don’t touch my pig’; out front on DC sex harassment: silent on Raniere in hometown Albany

Paladino: All Aboard the 2020 Gillibandwagon

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  • Oh no, you mean Kirsten may be conveniently telling a lie to further her political career. Say it ain’t so! Gee, we all know politicians are pristine and honest individuals, don’t we? Duh!