Our self-admitted sexual-assaulter-in-chief has hired an interesting fellow to be an assistant chief of visits, which I guess is sort of a protocol assistant. Steve Munoz will be in charge of organizing the visits of foreign heads of state, which includes setting up meetings with Hair Führer himself.
So, you ask, why is this interesting?
Silly, it’s because Munoz is (allegedly) something of a (alleged) sexual assaulter hisself (allegedly). But not to be competitive with his boss, he (allegedly) assaults other men:
At The Citadel, five male freshmen alleged that Munoz used his positions as an upperclassman, class president and head of the campus Republican Society to grope them. In one incident, a student reported waking up with Munoz on top of him, kissing him and grabbing his genitals. In another, on a trip to the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington, D.C., a student said that Munoz jumped on him in bed and he “felt jerking and bouncing on my back.”
An investigation by The Citadel later found that “certain assaults likely occurred.” A local prosecutor reviewed the case and declined to seek an indictment.
Gosh, what kind of vetting is the 4th Reich doing that would let a serial groper in through the cracks?
Munoz, a Miami native, worked as a political consultant in South Carolina [Ed. SC, seething hotbed of unbridled lust. — TG] after graduating from The Citadel in 2011. He was publicly reported to be under investigation the following year around the time he was working for Rick Santorum’s presidential campaign. Stories from that time, which outline some but not all of the allegations against Munoz, are easy to find via a simple Google search.
Oh, I see: because he was working for a notorious scold like Frothy, no one thought that there could be any closets, let alone skeletons? Clearly Munoz has some issues, and if you read the article you will learn that he was alleged to groping and more by at least 5 different men. But it gets stranger:
Upon graduation, The Citadel gave Munoz an award for “leadership, sound character and service to others.” The citation said he could “always be counted upon to help classmates who need assistance and to mentor younger cadets adjusting to life at The Citadel.”
A Citadel spokeswoman, Kim Keelor, said the committee that gave the award would not have known about the 2010 allegation because of privacy law. Keelor said of the case overall: “The college proceeded thoughtfully in addressing the reports in accordance with its policy and related processes, and with great concern for those involved and the protection of their privacy.”
When more students came forward the year after Munoz graduated, The Citadel banned him from campus and referred the case to state police, who did an extensive investigation.
When The Citadel later conducted its investigation, it interviewed complainants and witnesses and concluded in 2014 that assaults occurred “based upon a ‘preponderance of evidence,’” according to a statement from the school to ProPublica.
…Since Munoz graduated, he has been president of a Charleston-based political consulting firm called American Southern Group, according to his LinkedIn profile. The Trump campaign paid the firm tens of thousands of dollars for “event consulting,” according to disclosure filings.
Munoz was then hired to work on Trump’s inaugural committee.
He joined the State Department on Jan. 25, a spokesperson confirmed. The agency declined to comment further.
There’s all sorts of blame to go around here, including to the culture in SC (seething hotbed of unbridled lust, remember) that seemingly kept Munoz from dealing with his problems (clarification: the problem is assault, not orientation), the Citadel for keeping and rewarding an assaulter, Santorum for not vetting him closely (really, no Google search. Oh, wait. Frothy and Google?…), and Trump for not vetting him at all. Somewhere along the line a SC prosecutor declined to bring charges (and though the article doesn’t say it, you can bet part of the calculation was that it would damage the reputation one of SC most beloved institutions), and somewhere out there exist five young men who were (allegedly) assaulted that no one believes.
Welcome to a woman’s world, boys.
And meanwhile, Munoz has been rewarded and will be making sleeping arrangements for heads of state and their entourages.