After offering a $1 million bounty for any audio or video he deemed scandalous enough to embarrass Donald Trump last October, Hustler founder Larry Flynt has upped the ante. Flynt is reportedly taking out an advertisement in the October 15 edition of the Washington Post offering $10 million for information that leads to the impeachment of President Donald Trump.
Fox Business exclusively broke the news and provided images of the full-page advertisement. Flynt is reportedly looking for Trump’s tax returns, records from his business portfolio or a link to Trump’s “secret deals with the Russians.”
“Impeachment would be a messy, contentious affair, but the alternative—three more years of destabilizing dysfunction—is worse,” Flynt’s ad reads. “Both good Democrats and good Republicans who put country over party did it before with Watergate. To succeed, impeachment requires unimpeachable evidence. That’s why I am making this offer.”
So far, Trump has overcome over a dozen women accusing him of sexual assault, one admitted case of condoning sexual assault on tape, a federal probe of his ties to Russia, and the very real perception of him inciting a white supremacist base to violence during his tenure.
Per the Constitution, it would take “treason, bribery, and other high crimes and misdemeanors” for Trump to be removed via impeachment. Both the House and Senate would need to find such an act to proceed with articles of impeachment.
Flynt—a man who runs a magazine entitled Barely Legal—has pulled similar stunts before. He offered former First Daughter Jenna Bush $10 million to pose nude in Hustler. In 2012 Flynt dangled a $1 million bounty for anyone willing to provide information on former Massachusetts Governor and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney’s tax returns. Flynt, a Democrat, also proposed a $1 million prize for tips on the scandals that led to former House Speaker-elect Bob Livingston admitting to numerous extramarital affairs during a closed caucus in 1998.