“Poontranage” or just venial ‘Patronage’ – The Mayor Willie Brown, Kamala Harris hookup?
Former San Francisco Mayor Willie Brown addressed his past relationship with Sen. Kamala Harris in a letter to the San Francisco Chronicle on Saturday and acknowledged giving her appointments that furthered her career.
“Yes, we dated. It was more than 20 years ago,” wrote Brown, who said he had “been peppered with calls from the national media about my ‘relationship’ with Kamala Harris, particularly since it became obvious that she was going to run for president.”
Brown was married at the time he and Harris dated, but – because he had been “estranged from his wife” Blanche Brown since 1981, according to People magazine –the relationship was not kept secret. A Sacramento Bee reporter told People that Brown “had a succession of girlfriends” and would “go to a party with his wife on one arm and his girlfriend on the other.”
Or from American Greatness, “‘Poontronage’: When Kamala Met Willie.“
And Mayor Rahm is Pissed…the ‘fix’ was in.
In a stunning move, prosecutors in Chicago dropped all charges against “Empire” actor Jussie Smollett on Tuesday despite acknowleging Smollet fabricated a street attack on himself in an attempt to get a pay raise.
“We stand behind the investigation and the facts revealed,” said Joe Magats, the first assistant state attorney in Illinois, who took over the case when his boss, State Attorney Kim Foxx, recused herself from the probe after it surfaced that she had been in touch with Smollett’s family.
“We believe he did what he was charged with doing,” Magats said in an interview with ABC station WLS-TV in Chicago.
Asked again whether he believes Smollett fabricated the incident, Magats replied, “yes.”
Here are a few of our favorite Jussie Smollett memories.