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More on Beckel and Hooker Extortion case - including police reports and pictures
The Smoking Gun ^ | 9/13/02

Posted on 09/13/2002 8:38:21 PM PDT by PJeffQ

Meet Maryam Massihi. The 21-year-old hooker recently stole political consultant Bob Beckel's heart--at least for a few hours, at $300 per. Then Massihi (who used the names Tiffany and Cindy professionally) and her cohorts allegedly tried to extort $50,000 in hush money from the Democratic heavyweight (he ran Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign). Beckel's recent run-in with Massihi & Co. is detailed in this search warrant affidavit filed August 23 in Alexandria, Virginia's Circuit Court. Beckel discovered his young consort via the Internet (Massihi's electronic come-on is below) and paid her by check, which proved helpful when cops began probing who was trying to shake down the 53-year-old Beckel. With Massihi currently imprisoned and facing extortion and conspiracy charges, her D.C. answering machine message needs an update: "Hi. I'll be back around September. Thank you." (6 pages)



TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Miscellaneous; News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: District of Columbia; US: Maryland; US: Virginia
KEYWORDS: beckel; bob; consultant; democrat; escort; hooker; police; prostitute; pundit

1 posted on 09/13/2002 8:38:21 PM PDT by PJeffQ
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To: PJeffQ
the Democratic heavyweight (he ran Walter Mondale's 1984 presidential campaign)

Heavyweight? Mondale's campaign? Hmmmmm....

2 posted on 09/13/2002 8:41:55 PM PDT by Ruth A.
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To: PJeffQ
She's a little chunky. Terrible judgment on Beckel's part.
3 posted on 09/13/2002 8:42:07 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: PJeffQ
BUMPITY BUMP...
4 posted on 09/13/2002 8:43:36 PM PDT by tubebender
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To: PJeffQ
Why do the Democrats have such bad taste in women?

No money!

5 posted on 09/13/2002 8:48:06 PM PDT by Lockbox
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To: PJeffQ
Hey cant you read this isnt really sex ...its oral sex....it doesnt count when Democrats have oral sex
6 posted on 09/13/2002 8:49:00 PM PDT by woofie
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To: BCrago66
Yeah, if she's 5'4", she's definitely more than 115 lbs. My girlfriend is 5'3 1/2" and 115 lbs, and she doesn't look nearly as big as the whore in the picture.
7 posted on 09/13/2002 8:57:32 PM PDT by Thane_Banquo
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To: PJeffQ
I'm LOL folks!
Bob Beckel gets mixed up with an Arab pimp and prostitute.
(Or maybe Maryam Massihi and Abudullah Hamid are aliases too?)
8 posted on 09/13/2002 9:15:13 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: Thane_Banquo
Yeah, no kidding man. My better smelling half is a little shorter and about ten pounds lighter and looks so much more fit than this particular hooker. $300 and hour for that pig...forget the cops, the guy needs a few money management sessions with Greenspan. Or maybe some pointers from Gary Hart.
9 posted on 09/13/2002 9:19:37 PM PDT by SandfleaCSC
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To: PJeffQ
Hmmm, a Dem consultant is worth 50k for bad acts.

Imagine what you could extort out of a president for the same.

Beckel is pond scum for rent to the highest bidder, but I'll give him a bit of credit for doing the standup thing and going to the cops.
10 posted on 09/13/2002 9:28:12 PM PDT by TC Rider
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To: YaYa123
Anyone have a pic of Beckel and Clinton together. Imagine the germs on those two.
11 posted on 09/13/2002 9:31:42 PM PDT by Callahan
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To: SandfleaCSC
Maybe Beckel had a fantasy of wanting her to snap that thong and deliver him a pizza before she gave him...you know.
12 posted on 09/13/2002 9:34:16 PM PDT by SkyPilot
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To: Callahan
I don't have a picture of Beckel and Clinton, but this is an interesting reminder of just who Beckel is.

http://www.wilderness-cry.net/tcn/2000tcns/dec9.html

" "Forget The Chads...Intimidate The Electors

Realizing he lost the battle of the chads as one court decision after another weighed against him, the Gore strategy has shifted from the very public, "I want every vote to be counted," to the very surreptitious attempts to either intimidate or entice the electors in the Bush-won States which do not have laws mandating that the electors vote for the candidates elected by the citizens of those States.

As it stands at this moment, George W. Bush has 271 electorial votes. Al Gore has 267. If three of Bush's electors cast their ballots for Al Gore instead, Gore would theoretically win the election with 270 votes to Bush's 268...just enough to claim the office of the President of the United States.

At least, that appears to be the strategy according to Gore strategist Bob Beckel (Walter Mondale's former campaign manager). And, as shocking as it may seem, Beckel has not been silent about what he is doing--proving once again that in the eyes of a Democrat, there is nothing wrong with stealing if you get what you want.

Beckel, when asked by the media after rumors that he had authorized deep background checks on electors in the Bush-won States, boasted that he was "...trying to kidnap these electors in States that Bush won that are not legally bound to him, and that have a right to vote how they want." In other words, the Gore hustle for votes continues. When the Washington Times contacted Gore, the Vice President said he would "...not accept their votes under those circumstances." Of course, Gore's actions belie his words.

At least one Florida elector has already from Beckel, and shudders at the sound of his name. Marsha Nippert said when she came home on election night, she found her phone lines cut. She said she has already received faxes, phone calls and letters with threatening tones saying she is not being patriotic if she is not willing to switch.

The same thing is happening to Berta Moralejo. She is getting up to 25 calls a day, and she is being flooded with mail from all over Florida asking her to "do the right thing" and cast her Bush-committed vote for Al Gore. Surprisingly, all of the letters Moralejo gets are from people who claim to be "independents," not Democrats. In reality, they are Gore campaign workers.

While the Democrats think Berta Moralejo is just a little old lady they can intimidate, Berta is a tough old bird who was raised in communist Cuba and escaped in 1962. In 1998 she worked on Jeb Bush's campaign when he finally defeated the Democratic machine that controlled all of the big-vote voting precincts in southeastern Florida.

Once again, Al Gore and his "steal the vote" thugs have crossed the line, proving that Gore will do anything to steal the White House...and there is not one stolen vote he will not accept since he is convinced he was destined for greatness."

13 posted on 09/13/2002 9:45:36 PM PDT by YaYa123
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To: BCrago66
This girl was lucky to get off with her life.
Chandra Levy didn't.
14 posted on 09/13/2002 9:48:35 PM PDT by Robert_Paulson2
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To: Robert_Paulson2
Sad.
15 posted on 09/13/2002 9:57:20 PM PDT by chnsmok
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To: PJeffQ
Did he lose his TV job over this?
16 posted on 09/13/2002 10:00:44 PM PDT by Pushi
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To: Pushi
He hasn't been on CNN since this happened.
17 posted on 09/13/2002 10:08:35 PM PDT by BCrago66
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To: BCrago66
Good! But I had no way of knowing. I haven't watched CNN for a year. I was out of the country on 9-11-01 and could only get CNN where I was. I had my wife tape Fox for hours and hours so I could watch it when I came home.
18 posted on 09/13/2002 10:13:39 PM PDT by Pushi
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To: PJeffQ
34-25-24? Couldn't he read? Her hips were smaller than her waist?
19 posted on 09/13/2002 10:16:23 PM PDT by xJones
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To: PJeffQ
Thanks for the update. I figured the RAT media would hush this up, and the RAT justice system would flush the whole thing down the memory hole. Has Tony Snow been on TV defending his "buddy"?
20 posted on 09/13/2002 10:17:02 PM PDT by ozzymandus
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To: YaYa123
A Ping for Draft-Dodging Bob...couldn't happen to a nicer guy...

As for tiffany looking chunky, that remains to be seen: you need better camera angles.

21 posted on 09/13/2002 10:22:08 PM PDT by Norwell
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To: PJeffQ
MIDI - CAMP GRENADA

How's it hanging…Robert Beckel…you will be so fun to heckle
You were seeking out some action…you are lucky your wife's not put you in traction

You were surfing…evening's boring…Tiffany showed off her whoring
She was dressed provocatively…lately your thing had been seeming rather shrively

An appointment you were setting…would there be some heavy petting
At three hundred bucks an hour…you were hoping something would rise like a tower

She arrived and got right to it…oh, yes, Robert…she could do it
You need more than electoral…she would teach you a few tricks about things oral

So you paid six hundred dollars…and your neighbors heard you holler
It was great…but if your wife found out she surely would be quite irate

Just one night's not satisfying…I want more, you started crying
She came back…it's thirteen hundred bucks for Tiffy in the sack

Wait a minute…she's been writing…suddenly it's not exciting
Fifty thousand she's demanding…and the problem for you really is expanding

You had fallen to temptation…now prepare for litigation
But it gets much more exquisite…you heard your wife say Ms. Bobbitt's gonna visit

22 posted on 09/13/2002 10:28:27 PM PDT by doug from upland
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To: PJeffQ
$300 an hour? For that? He must be really desperate. Pitiful.
23 posted on 09/13/2002 10:34:05 PM PDT by BlackJack
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To: PJeffQ
Guess Beckel has the same kind of special room, that billclinton said he had on Letterman-where he goes and just blows .
24 posted on 09/13/2002 10:41:25 PM PDT by Wild Irish Rogue
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To: BlackJack; BCrago66; Lockbox; Thane_Banquo; SandfleaCSC; xJones; Norwell
This is sadly enlightening: Here is a story about corruption, crime, hypocrisy, sleaze, and all of you have spent time oogling the photos, then using the excuse of "comparing them to your girlfriends," and complaining about the criminal's LOOKS (in your bug-eyes) and not the crimes. You may be Freepers, but you are also pigs.
25 posted on 09/13/2002 11:13:53 PM PDT by linton59
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To: linton59
"You may be Freepers, but you are also pigs."

And you are an idiot. This story has been covered numerous times before here, and Beckel has been raked over the coals. But you didn't bother to look, did you? Stupid is as stupid does...

26 posted on 09/13/2002 11:29:08 PM PDT by xJones
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To: xJones
common freepers... in two days no pictures of Beckel...what does he look like so i can phone in and give him a hard time next time he's on TV.
27 posted on 09/13/2002 11:37:13 PM PDT by spyone
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To: PJeffQ
can't even trust a call girl. I thought there was honor among thieves? Oh, not liberal or Arabic ones.
28 posted on 09/13/2002 11:41:34 PM PDT by justsomedude
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To: spyone
Beckel's photos have been posted on FR in regard to this, which was the point of my post #26. Do an FR search and you'll see. (Barf alert, he's a real pig.)
29 posted on 09/13/2002 11:45:27 PM PDT by xJones
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To: PJeffQ
I am not personally familiar with negotiating prostitution, but it stuns me that Beckel actually paid $1,900 for so little. It also stuns me that he told her he was going to be on TV. it also stuns me that a pimp would have a vanity license plate that reads "SOPAFLY". Okay, that last one doesn't really stun me. But still ...
30 posted on 09/13/2002 11:58:10 PM PDT by TheMole
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To: spyone

Dem Op Bob Beckel grapples with Arianna "ex-wife of now-gay onetime California senatorial candidate Michael" Huffington.

As you can see, the left-side blowhard is rather obese. This may have something to do with the rather passive nature of the sexual activities described by TheSmokingGun.com.

Here's a recent Beckel update from http://www.pittsburghlive.com/x/tribune-review/opinion/s_90203.html.

PROSTITUTION SHAKEDOWN ENDS CONSULTANT'S CAREER. Bob Beckel's political career is over. Even he admits that.

The Democrat campaign consultant and frequent guest on political talk shows said he's giving up politics in the aftermath of a scandal involving a prostitute and two cohorts who tried to shake him down for $50,000.

"I think I need to go and start over with something else," Beckel told the congressional newspaper Roll Call. "It's getting close to the time to fold up my political tent."

According to a police affidavit, Beckel contacted an escort service and had sex with a 20-year-old prostitute named Tiffany. Beckel paid the woman $300 an hour for "massages," according to police. Later, Beckel received a message demanding $50,000 and warning him that his blackmailers had photos as well as an audio tape of him soliciting sex.

Beckel, who managed the ill-fated presidential campaign of Walter Mondale, told Roll Call that he had frequented prostitutes in the past. "I was a bachelor for 42 years before getting married," he said. "Did I use my share of escort services? Yes."

Beckel is divorced. He teaches a class in politics at George Washington University called Campaign Management and Strategy. Wonder if spin control is part of the curriculum?

Personally, I find this story to be a howler. This is/was a professional left propagandist. He and his kind have done major damage to society, in the process smearing many honorable people. Why feel sorry for him? This is an appropriate time for a good horselaugh.

31 posted on 09/14/2002 12:16:24 AM PDT by TheMole
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To: TheMole
Too bad she wasn't a boy. He wouldn't have had to give up his Democrate friends that way. He could of run for congress in Massachusetts. Ted Kennedy would of handled "the problem" differntly.
32 posted on 09/14/2002 12:46:45 AM PDT by Leisler
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To: PJeffQ
One interesting aspect of this case that I haven't seen discussed on the various threads:

Beckel made the decision to take this matter to the police, rather than either pay the blackmailers or not pay and take his chances that they wouldn't make good on their threats to reveal his activities.

In doing so, he knew that all the sordid details would become public.

Does Beckel deserve some credit for courage in doing so?
33 posted on 09/14/2002 3:29:42 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: PJeffQ
It wasn't so long ago that Blowjob Bob wanted to extort electors votes. The Democratic Crime Syndicate pitchman asked for help from law enforcement? Isn't it moronic?
34 posted on 09/14/2002 4:02:27 AM PDT by PGalt
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To: Leisler
True enough!
35 posted on 09/14/2002 4:41:00 AM PDT by oldironsides
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Credit? Beckel doesn't deserve any credit. Beckel is a sleazy, traitorous pig who ought to be forcobly deported to Cuba to serve his spiritual master- Castro.

Why doesn't he "deserve credit"? Because, he wants to be seen as "the victim". Some whore tries to blackmail the whale and his response is to whine to the cops. If his own pathetic actions aren't seen as a prime source of his troubles, he skates the resonsibility. Bottom-feeders like Beckel and "Tiffany" feed on each other. That's the way of life. Beckel needs to either keep his weiner in his pants or find a normal woman and have a normal relationship with the persuasion of his choice.

Actually, it's hilarious and fitting that Beckel had this 'trouble'. He deserved it.

36 posted on 09/14/2002 5:24:23 AM PDT by Thumper1960
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To: linton59
Thanks for the reply, but according to your former leader, Bill Clinton, sex between two consenting adults is not a crime. So put some ice on it and get a life.
37 posted on 09/14/2002 5:54:01 AM PDT by Lockbox
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To: Thumper1960
I was infuriated during the 2000 Presidential debacle by Beckel's goal of undermining the Constitution by cajoling electors to switch to Gore.

I do find it interesting though that he chose to take his case to the police, knowing that it would inevitably lead to his public disgrace. Sounds to me that he had been on a self-destructive course for some time.
38 posted on 09/14/2002 6:15:55 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I don't see Beckel being disgraced. To those whom it matters, disgrace is a badge of honor. Beckel will always be sought after for his abilities, nefarious though they are. To a Liberal perversion, illegality and amoral behavior is considered normal. The former fornicator-in-chief hasn't suffered very much. Barney Fag is still in Congress, despite having his squeeze running a queer call-boy operation out of his apartment. Kennedy is still in the Senate, despite his alcoholism, skirt chasing and involvement in at least one death. Algore's boy still drives drunk, but Algore hasn't suffered or been called upon as a "bad parent". Tipper is still "tipper" and a reputed drug addict.

Don't cry for Beckel. He's a Liberal. Liberals do will, wallowing in the gutters of American politics.

39 posted on 09/14/2002 6:25:12 AM PDT by Thumper1960
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To: Thumper1960
I agree with much of what you say, but at least in the short run Beckel seems to be paying a price.

An article posted earlier in the thread mentions that as a result of the scandal, Beckel is shutting down his political consulting firm.

Not to get too psychological about this, but I have a gut feeling that in some way Beckel was disgusted with himself and looking to bottom out (no pun intended!) in some way.
40 posted on 09/14/2002 6:42:50 AM PDT by governsleastgovernsbest
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Does Beckel deserve some credit for courage in doing so?

I thought so on another thread, but it seems to be a minority opinion around here. Apparently the way to view this is that the law is the law, break it by so much as overstaying your welcome at a parking meter, and you might as well start handing over your cash to blackmailers because you will get no sympathy here.

Its hard to stay Republican with some of these attitudes, real hard.

41 posted on 09/14/2002 6:58:27 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: Thumper1960; governsleastgovernsbest
Some whore tries to blackmail the whale and his response is to whine to the cops

Thumper has just proved my point, and I can agree with him not one wit. Legally there is a world of difference between the tow. Extortion is a felony and we send rackateers to jail for a long long time for it and you lose a lot of your civil rights, including sitting on juries, voting, and bearing arms. Prostitution is a misdemeanor. You pay a fine and go home, unless you are a repeat offender in which case you might do a short stint in jail.

42 posted on 09/14/2002 7:06:27 AM PDT by AndyJackson
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Beckel can never be disgusted with himself. Well....maybe only in that he got caught in an extortion plot. But remember, Beckel was the one "quietly gathering intelligence" on electors during the attempted Demoncrat theft of the presidency in 2000. What was he gathering? Evidence to possibly blackmail electors into voting for Algore? One has to wonder.

Beckel is no more than a common traitorous criminal who has become offended when one of his amoral co-sub-species tried to blackmail him.

While the bimbo and her accomplices will no doubt serve time for their crimes, Beckel will go on, celebrated for his loyalty to his party and his anti-American beliefs.

43 posted on 09/14/2002 7:10:59 AM PDT by Thumper1960
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To: AndyJackson
What was your point? That she's a whore or that Beckel's a whale?
44 posted on 09/14/2002 7:13:48 AM PDT by Thumper1960
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To: Thumper1960
I'm still waiting for the NY Times or CNN to come out and say that 'Tiffany' is an RNC undercover operative!

Since I neither read or follow either the Times or CNN, I'll wait to hear about it on FreeRepublic.

45 posted on 09/14/2002 7:36:57 AM PDT by Night Hides Not
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
I'm with you. A microscopic sliver of class.
46 posted on 09/14/2002 12:03:01 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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To: governsleastgovernsbest
Robert Beckel (B.S., Ph.D. [hon.] Wagner College) was deputy assistant to President Carter 1977-1980, and chief administration coordinator for the Panama Canal and SALT II Treaties. He was national campaign manager for Walter Mondale's Presidential Campaign, 1982-1984. Currently he is an on-air political analyst for CNN and CBS. He teaches courses in campaign management.

http://www.gwu.edu/~gspm/academics/pm/faculty/beckel.htm

F***ing scariest thing I've read in a while.

47 posted on 09/14/2002 12:10:25 PM PDT by NativeNewYorker
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