Model Julia Fox claims ex-Kanye West

Julia Fox has shared more details about her relationship with Kanye West in her upcoming memoir, Down the Drain.

The model, 33, claimed the rapper, whom she briefly dated in early 2022, ‘weaponized’ her against his ex Kim Kardashian.

‘I thought ultimately I’d be helping a precarious situation, but I learned very quickly that I was being weaponized,’ she explained to The Los Angeles Times.

Although she ‘really understood him on a visceral level’ and believed their pairing ‘could be something real,’ Julia said Kanye ultimately didn’t treat her the way she expected.

‘I just felt like his little puppet.’


Model Julia Fox claims ex-Kanye West

Julia said she ‘went lightly’ in describing her time with Kanye in the book, even though she didn’t sign an NDA.


‘I’m not signing a f****** NDA just on principle. I never have, and I never will,’ she explained, before adding, ‘Unless it’s a professional opportunity, then sure.”

She also hinted that she may have been blacklisted from projects because of her association with the controversial star, who was dropped by several brands following his anti-Semitic comments.

‘I know for a fact I’ve been up for certain things and couldn’t do it because of dating Kanye. It’s kind of wild.’

Julia also said she never had too much invested in the romance, despite all the attention.

‘It really wasn’t that big of a deal, but other people made it such a big deal.’

After the falling out with Kanye, Julia swore off men for a while, admitting she still doesn’t ‘see the point’ in dating.

‘That romanticized idea of men doesn’t exist anymore.’

For now, the main man is her life is her adorable son Valentino, two, whom she welcomed with her ex-husband, Peter Artemiev.

‘All the validation I could ever get, I get from my son — the love, the intimacy, the closeness. We co-sleep at night. I have all of that. I wouldn’t want anyone to come in and take my attention or time away from my son.’

Julia’s memoir Down the Drain drops on Tuesday.


As he awaits possible indictment by the Manhattan district attorney and remains under scrutiny in multiple other criminal investigations, former President Donald J. Trump has regularly railed against a justice system that he contends has been deployed against him by his political opponents.

“The Biden regime’s weaponization of our system of justice is straight out of the Stalinist Russia horror show,” he told a rally in Texas on Saturday night.

But as is often the case with Mr. Trump, his accusations — widely repeated by other Republicans — reflect his own pattern of conduct: his history of threatening or seeking to employ the expansive powers of the presidency to go after his enemies, real and perceived.

“He was always telling me that we need to use the F.B.I. and I.R.S. to go after people — it was constant and obsessive and is just what he’s claiming is being done to him now,” said John F. Kelly, Mr. Trump’s second White House chief of staff.

“I would tell him why it was wrong, and while I was there I did everything I could to steer him away from it and tell him why it was a bad idea,” Mr. Kelly said. “I thought we were successful, but he would often ask a lot of people to do a lot of things that he didn’t want to do himself in the hopes that someone would do it and he could claim he did nothing wrong.”

Some of his demands were public, and to some degree a political performance, like his calls, never acted upon, for the prosecution of Hillary Clinton, his defeated rival in the 2016 campaign.

Other actions were personal, and more petty. He blocked then-Speaker Nancy Pelosi from using a military plane in 2019 to visit troops in Afghanistan. Andrew McCabe was temporarily denied his federal pension upon retiring as deputy director of the F.B.I., after intense criticism from Mr. Trump for his role in the Russia investigation.

In some instances, Mr. Trump acted more quietly and persistently. Among those he wanted to see prosecuted was John F. Kerry, the former senator, Democratic presidential nominee and secretary of state under President Barack Obama.

Mr. Trump maintained that Mr. Kerry had broken the law by staying in touch with Iranian officials with whom he had negotiated a nuclear deal that Mr. Trump was unwinding. As president, Mr. Trump repeatedly pressed senior officials behind closed doors about using the Justice Department to target Mr. Kerry, according to two people familiar with the matter.

Ultimately, federal prosecutors in New York were pushed by senior Justice Department officials in Washington to investigate Mr. Kerry, according to the U.S. attorney in Manhattan at the time.

John R. Bolton, who served as Mr. Trump’s national security adviser, said the former president is now clearly playing to a base that has increasingly embraced his claims of “weaponization” about a range of investigations, and responded to his portrayal of himself as its victim. But, Mr. Bolton said, “The idea that he’s a paragon of virtue who didn’t do this to other people and is now a victim of this unfairness really is laughable.”

Asked to comment about Mr. Trump’s use of the levers of power to go after his enemies, including Mr. Kerry, a senior consultant to Mr. Trump’s campaign, Chris LaCivita, spoke only of Mr. Kerry and reiterated the call for his prosecution, calling him “a threat to national security.”

For decades, Mr. Trump has generally viewed institutions and systems as entities that reward friends and allies of those leading them and that punish their enemies. It was how he perceived the world of machine politics that surrounded him in New York City as he was growing up. He has long made clear that he believes every system and every person is corruptible.

“Anyone will say anything if you pay them enough. I know that, and you know that,” the former C.I.A. director, John Brennan, recalled Mr. Trump saying at their first meeting, in reference to his distrust of human intelligence sources.

Mr. Trump has insisted that he would not be facing the possibility of an indictment in Manhattan on charges related to hush-money payments to a porn star if times were different. He has described Robert M. Morgenthau, who died in 2019 and was a predecessor of the current Manhattan district attorney, Alvin L. Bragg, as a “friend of mine” who would not have tolerated a prosecution.

While Mr. Trump did little to hide his desire to use his power against his foes — he often blasted it out on his Twitter account or discussed it publicly — it is unclear how much impact his demands had in the face of the reluctance to act on them on the part of aides, prosecutors and others.

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Mr. Trump privately pushed aides like Mr. Kelly to revoke the security clearances of former top intelligence officials who were critical of him. “Yes someone wrote an op-ed criticizing you, but that doesn’t mean you should go and do that,” Mr. Kelly recounted telling Mr. Trump.

Mr. Trump’s desire to order the Justice Department to prosecute Mrs. Clinton and James B. Comey, whom he had fired as F.B.I. director, was rebuffed by his White House counsel at the time, Donald F. McGahn II.

“Consensus has emerged that a key component of ensuring fair criminal proceedings is avoiding even the appearance of political motivation for prosecution or criminal investigation,” Mr. McGahn wrote. That notion, he added, had solidified in the years after the Watergate scandal, when it was revealed how Richard M. Nixon had tried to target his rivals.

But legal experts say the mere knowledge that Mr. Trump tried to use them for his own purposes damages public confidence that the Justice Department and the F.B.I. will follow the law, and the facts, rather than go in a political direction.

In the case of Mr. Kerry, the U.S. attorney for the Southern District of New York at the time, Geoffrey Berman, has said there was a direct link between Mr. Trump’s desires and the pressure put on his office to prosecute Mr. Kerry. In a book published in September, Mr. Berman said that two days after Mr. Trump said on Twitter that “the United States does not need John Kerry’s possibly illegal Shadow Diplomacy,” in May 2018, Justice Department officials in Washington referred a case to Mr. Berman’s office to determine whether Mr. Kerry had broken the law by being in contact with Iranian officials after he left office.

Mr. Berman’s office investigated Mr. Kerry in the months that followed. A little less than a year later, Mr. Trump again spoke out on Twitter about Mr. Kerry, repeating the allegation that he had broken the law by remaining in contact with the Iranians.

That afternoon, Mr. Berman said, his office received a call from David Burns, a top national security prosecutor at the Justice Department in Washington, “who wanted to know why we were delaying” the inquiry, and why his office had not taken a step that would have given investigators access to parts of Mr. Kerry’s electronic communications.

“They were asking us, basically, what’s taking so long?” Mr. Berman wrote in his book. “Why aren’t you going harder and faster at this enemy of the president? There was no other way for me to look at it.”

A spokesman for Mr. Burns’s law firm, Gibson Dunn, where Mr. Burns is now the co-chairman of its national security practice, declined to comment.

Mr. Berman’s office ultimately decided against prosecuting Mr. Kerry. Shortly after the office told senior Justice Department officials in Washington of that decision, the chief of staff for Attorney General William P. Barr told Mr. Berman that national security prosecutors in Washington were likely to take Mr. Kerry’s case to another U.S. attorney’s office.

In April 2020, Mr. Berman said that the U.S. attorney in Maryland, Robert K. Hur, called him to discuss the case, which had been reassigned to Mr. Hur’s office. Like Mr. Berman, Mr. Hur declined to prosecute Mr. Kerry. In January 2023, Attorney General Merrick B. Garland appointed Mr. Hur as a special counsel, to investigate whether President Biden and his aides had mishandled classified documents found at Mr. Biden’s home and in an office he used in Washington.

Conservative author Matt Palumbo, who is responsible for such titles as “The Man Behind the Iron Curtain: Inside the Secret Network of George Soros” and “Debunk This! Shattering Liberal Lies,” is now taking readers behind the world of the fact-checking industry, a section of the media world which is not as objective nor trustworthy as the average person on the street may think.

In fact, quite the opposite.

Given the near-religious reverence by liberal journalists and politicians alike, Palumbo takes a hammer to their golden calves and reveals to Americans across all party lines how certain “reputable” organizations are actually weaponizing liberal narratives to make them appear as truths instead of objectively giving people the straight answers.

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The Mission

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Palumbo’s book has two goals he wishes to accomplish—expose the fact-checking industry for the “fraud that it is” as he refers to it, and secondly, archive some of the most egregious “fact-checks” of our modern age by boldly fact-checking the fact-checkers.

From distorting the truth to help elected Democrats push radical agendas to purposefully spreading lies which damage our republic’s trust in our civil institutions, Palumbo breaks down case by case many of the instances liberal fact-checkers used their roles and the reputations of their outlets in order to manipulate the truth in order to shame the opposition for disagreeing with them, and sway outcomes culturally and politically.

Situations discussed include some examples of what Palumbo calls in one section of his book, “Adventures in Mental Gymnastics.” This portion shows numerous examples of liberal journalists taking situations, such as PolitiFact’s defense of Obama’s 2012 campaign “Apology Tour” and FactCheck.org’s shielding of perennial-loser Stacy Abrams’ connections to defund the police efforts. Laid bare are the efforts to distort the facts in order to create an entirely different take on what actually happened.

The author’s passion for exposing the truth and dragging these media vampires into the light is felt from the very beginning, letting readers know that from the start, Palumbo means business.

“In the past year, mostly out of frustration from seeing the most incompetent people in politics be heralded as truth-tellers, I began actively documenting every example of fact-checker incompetence I could find to eventually present and expose the industry in the book you’re now reading,” Palumbo explains in the opening chapter.

For more than 300 pages, Palumbo goes as far as he can per story to ensure that no stone went unturned in his pursuit of what was real, false, and the murky in-between.

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This Isn’t Just a Book, It’s a Weapon of Self-Defense

It isn’t just important to know specific instances of when the self-appointed elitists choosing what is false and what is true messed up, it is also vital to understand who they are and who put them there.

From the usual suspects at CNN and the Washington Post, to others masquerading (poorly) as “moderates” such as Snopes and PolitiFact, Palumbo’s research into these organizations and the major players inside of them opens a Pandora’s box that once opened, you’ll never see certain news outlets or the fact-checkers the same ever again.

Much like his previous books, Palumbo writes in a style that is direct, easy to comprehend, and doesn’t require too much prior knowledge. He sets the stage, lays out the stakes, and walks readers through the entire book from beginning to end without leaving them confused or behind at any point.

Whether you want to bone up on your own knowledge, share with another curious friend or family member, or even pass it along to someone who might be too scared to question the holy fact-checkers out loud, this new book and the information contained inside is a weapon of self-defense in a world where the news is propaganda, the truth misses key details, and those we are told to trust have anything but our best interests at heart.

Who fact-checks the fact-checkers? Palumbo’s book gives that power to you, the reader.

“Fact Checking the Fact Checkers: How the Left Hijacked and Weaponized the Fact-Checking Industry” by Matt Palumbo will be available this July wherever books are sold.

Be sure to check out The Political Insider’s last interview with Matt Palumbo discussing his previous book “The Man Behind the Curtain.”

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