Thursday, May 30, 2024

Ex-FBI Informant Says Kevin McCarthy’s Roomie, Frank Luntz, Hit on Him

'Uh, that Luntz thing is weird, right? What’s that all about?...'

(Ken Silva, Headline USA) The man who outed billionaire ex-Trump backer Peter Thiel as an FBI informant has now accused RINO pollster and former Kevin McCarthy housemate Frank Luntz of hitting on him at a Los Angeles hotel.

“[It’s really] interesting how @FrankLuntz has dodged all those very credible sex predator accusations,” said Charles Johnson, a former FBI informant himself, said Tuesday on Twitter. “So I’ll start. Luntz made a pass at me when I was in the Luxe Hotel.”

Johnson did not provide any more details, and Luntz didn’t respond to his allegation—nor did he respond to a Headline USA email seeking comment.

In the past, Johnson’s allegations as to unrelated matters have been independently corroborated.

With Thiel, for instance, Business Insider said it independently verified that the billionaire was on the FBI’s formal roster of registered informants.

FBI special agent Jonathan Buma has also vouched for the veracity of Johnson, who was once Buma’s informant under the codename “Genius.”

Thiel himself was notably outed as gay in 2007 by the gossip website Gawker. He went on to bankroll a libel lawsuit against the site for publishing a sex tape of wrestler Terry “Hulk Hogan” Bollea, which forced the site into bankruptcy.

Luntz, for his part, was thrust into the conservative media spotlight when Tucker Carlson began airing damning allegations against the pollster in 2021.

Among those were that Luntz is paid by well-heeled clients such as Google to falsely represent and/or attempt to manipulate Republican attitudes.

Most recently, he worked with the Biden administration in an effort to persuade vaccine-hesitant individuals to subject themselves to the experimental shots by making it seem as if it was a popular GOP position.

Even more peculiar, however, is Luntz’s relationship with former House Speaker Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif.

According to a May 2021 report by Carlson, McCarthy, 57, was the 61-year-old Luntz’s roommate. Neither man is openly gay or bi-sexual. McCarthy is married, but Luntz is not, according to reports.

The California congressman typically rents hotel rooms or sleeps in his office at the U.S. Capitol when he is in town, but “because of the pandemic, McCarthy ha[d] rented a room in Washington at a fair market price from Frank,” a spokesman told Carlson’s show in 2021.

“So actually the top Republican in the House does live with somebody who lobbies for Google,” Carlson observed in his Fox News monologue. “Not only are they friends, they’re roommates. So now you know why they listen to Frank Luntz, but they don’t listen to you.”

The relationship led Donald Trump to wonder aloud during an interview with The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway.

“Uh, that Luntz thing is weird, right? What’s that all about?” Trump asked.

“I don’t think it’s a romance. I think it’s just, they know each other or something,” he continued, according to Hemingway. “I can’t imagine. I don’t think—I mean, if you’re thinking it—but it is weird … You know, we’re past the age of roommates. You don’t do that.”

Bizarelly, both Luntz and Carlson were revealed to have corresponded with Hunter Biden after his laptop messages became public.

While Carlson sought a college recommendation for his son, Buckley, Luntz’s close ties with the family appear to have extended back to his college days, when he was a friend of Hunter’s now-deceased brother, Beau.

The series of interpersonal connections raised serious questions about whether McCarthy would have been conflicted in overseeing a House investigation of Hunter if his landlord were pressuring him to drop it.

However, he was ousted from the leadership role last month after Rep. Matt Gaetz, R-Fla., forced a motion to vacate following McCarthy’s capitulation to Democrats on a massive federal spending resolution.

Ken Silva is a staff writer at Headline USA. Follow him at twitter.com/jd_cashless.

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