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DC Madam Pamela Martin escorts are not run-of-the-mill hookers

Cheney is implicated, bigtime!!

April 11-13, 2008 -- Pamela Martin escorts are not run-of-the-mill hookers

As the trial of accused "Washington Madam" Deborah Jeane Palfrey got underway in earnest at the US District Court in Washington, DC, the Justice Department's witnesses not only showed that prosecutors were compelling testimony from erstwhile hostile witnesses in return for immunity from prosecution but that the identities of the escorts of the defunct Pamela Martin & Associates escort agency were top flight professional women with much at stake if their moonlighting activities were discovered.
Identified escorts now include Navy Lieutenant Commander Rebecca Dickinson, 38 [who used the escort name "Renee], a former Annapolis Naval Academy Supply Officer who, with over 19 years in the Navy, is just of eligibility for retirement, and Dr. Rhona Reiss, 63, who was an escort at age 56. Reiss, of Gaithersburg, Maryland, has a doctorate in higher education. Another PhD who worked as a Pamela Martin escort, Dr. Brandy Britton, 43, an Associate Professor at the University of Maryland Baltimore Campus who used the escort name "Alexis," was found hanging in her Ellicott City, Maryland home in January 2007. It is not known if the Justice Department prosecutors had pressured Britton into testifying in the Palfrey case before her alleged "suicide." Britton's identity was made known to Howard County, Maryland police after an "anonymous" tip was received in a phone call to the department.

Dickinson worked as an escort for Pamela Martin from October 2005 to April 2006.

Britton's work for the agency may have directly into the Annapolis office of Maryland Republican Governor Bob Ehrlich. It was a link that US Attorney for Maryland Tom DiBiagio was following before he was fired by the Justice Department.

Another Pamela Martin escort was a legal secretary for Washington's influential Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld. Akin Gump's clients include Saudi Arabia.

Based on prosecutor Richard Butler's line of questioning on April 10 in the federal courtroom yesterday, it seems he was more interested in the type of sex escorts had in clients rather than whether they had sexual intercourse or not. Judge James Robertson cut off Butler as he asked Dickinson the type of questions that could be found in the heavy-breathing telephone transcripts of any male caller to a sex hot line. Dickinson faces dismissal from the Navy after her identity was revealed by Justice prosecutors.

Although the Justice Department wants to out over 100 Pamela Martin escorts, it has no such desire to see the same for hundreds of clients. The already-named clients, many top GOP officials, including Senator David Vitter (R-LA); Randall Tobias, former US Agency for International Development chief; and Harlan Ullman, Vice President Dick Cheney's close friend and author of the "Shock and Awe" doctrine, are just the iceberg.

One might ask why LCDR Dickinson's career was destroyed by the Justice Department while another named Pamela Martin client, Ron Roughead of SAIC, the large intelligence and military contractor, remains unscathed so far. Is it because Ron Roughead's brother also happens to be Dickinson's top boss, Chief of Naval Operations Admiral Gary Roughead? The answer, of course, is yes.

The intersection of SAIC, USAID, Akin Gump, and the US Navy is not a coincidence. In fact, WMR has learned that most of the activity of Pamela Martin escorts occurred in and around McLean, Virginia, home of the CIA and top Republican politicians. It is also the real home town of Vice President Dick Cheney. The Navy connections of Pamela Martin escorts and clients leads right to the Madison of McLean front door of Cheney while he served as Halliburton's CEO in the 1990s. In addition, another top Navy admiral was also a client of Pamela Martin, according to information received by WMR.

Since the beginning of the selective prosecution of Palfrey, common with the Bush Justice Department, it has been revealed that Pamela Martin escorts were highly-prized as assets for both the CIA and companies like Halliburton that were trying to leverage escorts to either obtain information from clients, particularly foreign leaders and businessmen visiting the Washington, DC area.

Halliburton was, according to WMR' sources, a top client of the Pamela Martin agency, known for its discretion. It is precisely the top clients of the agency and its discretion over some 13 years of doing much of its business in the mansions and five star hotels of Washington that has earned Palfrey and her escorts a trial and public humiliation at the feet of the Bush-Cheney administration.

At the trial on April 10, prosecutor Butler was interested in the type of sex performed by Dickinson on her clients. WMR has, in the past, hinted at the type of sex requested by one top escort agency client but, based on the government's harassing of escort witnesses, we feel that it is time to present all what we now know. It is no secret that many of the escorts brought whips and handcuffs to trysts with clients. It is also known that Vitter enjoyed escorts changing his diapers after he defecated in them.

Although it appears that Cheney first became aware of Pamela Martin escorts though their work for Halliburton and its subsidiary Kellogg, Brown & Root (the latter now known to have employed a number of rapists in Iraq), what is not known is that Cheney personally contracted in some of their services. In fact, Cheney reportedly was so fond of one that he arranged a political appointment for her in the Department of Agriculture shortly after the 2001 inauguration.

Cheney, according to knowledgeable sources involved in the Palfrey trial, paid at least one escort to straddle a glass top table and defecate on it while Cheney peered at the bowel "evacuation" from underneath. Will prosecutor Butler subpoena the Vice President to testify about that encounter? It might give Butler instant sexual gratification while giving the public an idea of what makes Dick Cheney tick.