Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Jeff Sessions started gay affair with Bill Pryor while the latter was in college, explaining Pryor's ascendancy to the federal bench and his falling star as SCOTUS pick


Bill Pryor and Jeff Sessions in a
1996 photograph
Trump Attorney General and former U.S. Sen. (R-AL) Jeff Sessions commenced a homosexual affair with federal judge Bill Pryor while the latter was in college, according to a recent report from a D.C.-based investigative journalist. That probably is the No. 1 reason Pryor sits on the Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals and has been mentioned twice as a possible nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court (SCOTUS).

It also might explain why, when Donald Trump last night announced Brett Kavanaugh as his nominee to replace retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, Pryor's name was nowhere to be found. When Trump had to fill the late Antonin Scalia's seat, Pryor initially was seen as the favorite. But as word spread that he had posed nude for photographs that wound up at the gay-porn site badpuppy.com in the late 1990s, Pryor's star seemed to fade -- and he finished a distant third, with Neil Gorsuch, of Colorado, getting the nod.

When the Kennedy seat recently became open, Pryor's name again surfaced as a candidate, in some quarters. But he quickly fell off the leader board, and reportedly was not among the seven candidates that Trump interviewed.

Is that, in part, because of our reporting -- which has spread to sites across the nation -- about Pryor's ties to gay porn via badpuppy.com? That seems likely. But it's also possible that political insiders, including some on Team Trump, are learning that the Pryor/Sessions relationship is disturbing -- even perverse. And we now are learning that the perversity goes back much farther than originally thought.

Nothing in Pryor's background suggests he is, or ever will be, an outstanding judge or legal thinker. But as journalist Wayne Madsen points out, Pryor has enjoyed the consistent support of Sessions, and that has little, if anything, to do with Pryor's legal qualifications. It appears to have almost everything to do with Sessions and Pryor being closeted gays -- with Sessions willing to take advantage of a young man when he was barely out of high school.

It all raises this ugly question: Did Jeff Sessions commit acts with Bill Pryor that come close to defining him as a child sexual abuser?

Pryor grew up in Mobile, while Sessions has spent much of his professional life in that coastal Alabama city. We have reported on nude photographs of Pryor that wound up on the gay-porn Web site badpuppy.com in 1997. We have reported that Alabama law enforcement -- because of concerns that Pryor's hidden lifestyle could make him vulnerable to blackmail as the state's attorney general (or as a federal judge, a position for which Pryor already was angling) -- conducted surveillance that showed Sessions making frequent late-night visits to Pryor's apartment in Montgomery. We also reported that the Obama administration threatened to use information about Sessions' secret life to make sure he did not block the U.S. Supreme Court nomination of Sonia Sotomayor.

But Madsen's latest report adds important new insight to the peculiar Sessions-Pryor relationship, which is particularly timely as Sessions remains near the center of the Robert Mueller investigation, and evidence grows that Pryor lied to Congress during his confirmation hearing to the federal bench. Our reporting tied the Session-Pryor sexual relationship to the late 1990s, but Madsen reports that it started much earlier than that -- when Pryor was a student at Northeast Louisiana University (now University of Louisiana Monroe), from 1980-84.

All of this is ironic, of course, because Sessions and Pryor have taken ardently anti-gay, conservative positions in their right-wing political lives. From a 2017 Atlanta Journal-Constitution article, by reporter Bill Rankin:

Pryor, 54, has called Roe v. Wade, the 1973 case legalizing abortion, the “worst abomination in the history of constitutional law.” And he once wrote that the right to engage in same-sex relationships would “logically extend to activities like prostitution, adultery, necrophilia, bestiality, possession of child pornography and even incest and pedophilia.”

As for Madsen, this is from his article, published June 28-29, at Wayne Madsen Report (a subscription-only Web site), which focuses primarily on the Anthony Kennedy retirement and his possible successor:

Another potential Kennedy replacement is William Pryor, Jr., now serving on the Eleventh Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals. Pryor is subject to blackmail, something that Trump would find to his own advantage. Pryor is a close personal friend and longtime apprentice of Attorney General Jeff Sessions.

Several Alabama sources claim that in 1980, Sessions, who was 34 at the time, began a gay relationship with Pryor, then an 18-year old student at Northeast Louisiana University in Monroe. Pryor also allegedly posed nude for a gay magazine during his college years. In 1997, as Alabama Governor Fob James was announcing Pryor's appointment as Attorney General of Alabama, replacing Sessions who was elected to the U.S. Senate, the photos appeared in a gallery of college-aged boys, titled "WizardBoy Pix," on a gay website called badpuppy.com.

Sessions was pushing for Pryor to be nominated to the Supreme Court to fill the vacancy left by the 2016 death of Antonin Scalia. Scalia died while participating in a Valentine's Weekend hunting and orgy fest at the Cibolo Creek Ranch in Texas. Trump, instead, opted for Gorsuch.

Pryor has denied the photos on the gay website are of him, however, they were salacious enough to have caused the Alabama Bureau of Investigation to report their existence to Governor James after he appointed Pryor to fill the Attorney General vacancy left by Sessions. There were enough doubts about Pryor's past to cause 45 senators to vote against his 2005 nomination to the U.S. Court of Appeals.

We sought comment from Pryor and Sessions' spokesperson, Sarah Isgur Flores. They did not respond to our queries.

Meanwhile, we have tracked down multiple individuals who knew Pryor at Northeast Louisiana, mainly from participation in the band and work-study jobs. They say the badpuppy.com photos definitely are of the Bill Pryor -- and one describes Pryor as "flamboyant" in his homosexuality while in college. Several posts on this topic are coming soon.

29 comments:

Anonymous said...

Schnauzer is back on the Bad Puppy beat. I love it.

Anonymous said...

Before you know it, Pryor will be off the list of 25 altogether.

Anonymous said...

Jeff Sessions is a seriously messed up dude.

Anonymous said...

What a cute picture of the lover boys.

Anonymous said...

I take it that Pryor is on the federal bench mainly because he has a sizable schlong that Jeff Sessions finds attractive.

Good God!

Anonymous said...

You can see the acne scars on Pryor's face, just as in the Bad Puppy pics.

Anonymous said...

Did you really think Pryor and Sessions spokes lady were going to reply to questions about this?

legalschnauzer said...

@9:16 --


You don't know if you don't try. I had an obligation to try. It's called journalism.

Anonymous said...

The "Sessions is queer" story is well known in Washington.

Anonymous said...

Trump is going to have a hard enough time pushing Kavanaugh through. No way he would try to push "closet queen" Bill Pryor, with all of his baggage.

Anonymous said...

@9:45 said “hard” heh heh

Anonymous said...

What a great photo from yesteryear. Sessions has such a loving look on his face.

He's thinking: "Oooh, what a fine piece of . . . I mean, a fine your man."

Anonymous said...

This suggests to me that Sessions probably pulled strings to help Pryor get into Tulane law school.

Anonymous said...

Is there any truth to the stories about Bill's neighbors reporting on loud screaming sounds coming from inside Bill's atp? It was said that Bill told everyone that he was remodeling his kitchen with help from a friend named Jeff. The neighbors said they couldn't understand some of the terminology that they were hearing used during this rehab project but guessed it had something to do with the many tools they were using. The neighbors did say one tool they heard alot about was a "oversize rod rammer" That each night as soon as Jeff got there he would start calling for the rod rammer but then soon after start screaming about not ramming that damn rod so deep. It was also said they were sure Bill was the boss of the job because he was always screaming at Jeff to hold still so that he could insert the rod rammer. The neighbors felt it had to have been a major rehab job due to the two becoming totally exhausted from working that oversize rod rammer. They said that you could hear the ramming sounds and Jeff's warning not to go so deep throughout the whole neighborhood each night. Don't know if the ABI reported any of this but I damn sure would like to know if they had the proper permits in place for using that oversize rod rammer.

legalschnauzer said...

@10:24 --

Great stuff, made me LOL. An "oversized rod rammer"? Hah, you definitely need a special permit for that.

Anonymous said...

Pryor has no business on the 11th Circuit. He certainly has no business on SCOTUS.

Anonymous said...

Litigants must find it comforting to know they are going before a judge who is only there because of his "well-endowed pickle."

Anonymous said...

Wasn't it Pryor who called Roe v. Wade an "abomination"? Maybe he should look at his own legal career, boosted by his willingness to hop in the rack with a perv like Jeff Sessions, to find a real "abomination."

Anonymous said...

What if Sessions started making eyes at Pryor during the summer before Bill entered NE Louisiana. What if Pryor was under-aged at that point.

Is there a statute of limitations on child molestation? Maybe Jeff Sessions needs to be investigated for it.

Anonymous said...

So, you've tracked down people who knew Pryor as a "flamboyant" gay at Northeast Louisiana? There are going to be stories about that?

legalschnauzer said...

Yes, the stories will be coming shortly. I've interviewed at least two former classmates, and I think more interviews are forthcoming.

Word is that Pryor was very openly gay at NE LA.

Anonymous said...

Both of these frauds have been compromised and vulnerable to blackmail for years.

Anonymous said...

I wonder who played what role in their sexy play.

No, I take that back. I don't wonder because the mere thought of it makes me want to puke.

Anonymous said...

@11:30 --

I'm guessing Sessions was the sucker, and Pryor was the suckee.

Anonymous said...

The big story here is that both Sessions and Pryor probably lied to Congress to get their current federal positions. And I'm not talking about Sessions obviously lying to Al Franken about meeting with Russians. I'm talking about Sessions failing to disclose the nature of his relationship with Pryor.

Anonymous said...

Didn't Madsen break the Dennis Hastert story -- that he had been a perv with high school wrestlers -- long before anyone else.

legalschnauzer said...

@4:43 --

Yes, Madsen broke the Hastert story 8 years or so before the mainstream press picked up on it. And I'm not exaggerating -- at least not much. It was 8 or 9 years, I'm pretty sure. Amazing how right Madsen was on the Hastert story and how far he was in front of the pack.

Madsen has excellent sources in Alabama, and I've yet to find him off target on anything about our state.

Anonymous said...

Would love to see Joseph Siegelman win the AG race in Alabama and launch and investigation that would send both Pryor and Sessions (and Rob and Bob Riley, and Doug Jones) to prison.


What a public service that would be!

e.a.f. said...

Pryor didn't get nominated but the person who did is no prize and if confirmed will turn the U.S.A. back over a 100 years. Not a good thing. Those Trumpsters, gay or straight are all a fine mess and have taken a once good country down the toilet. Now if they could just get some nice pictures of Trump and Miller we'd be good to go.

As I understand it the problem is Pryor and Sessions are closeted gays and come on as, homophobic. we have leaders all over the world who are Presidents, Premiers, P.M.s, lawyers, judges, you name it, they're in the job and they're all gay/lesbian. So who cares, beyond a few demented evangelicals or the American version of the Christian Taliban.

These guys need to get out of the closet or risk having problems.