Gavin Newsom Aide Arrested After Trying to Suffocate a Child

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Newsom aide arrested for child torture and attempted child murder

California Governor Gavin Newsom’s longtime aide has been arrested after attempting to suffocate a child to death.

51-year-old Nathan Ballard was arrested and jailed on multiple felony charges, including two felony charges of wilful child cruelty with possible injury and death.

According to the Napa County Sheriff’s Office, other charges included domestic violence, Politico reported.

Ballard is a “friend and adviser” to Democrat Governor Newsom, according to The Sacramento Bee.

He was also referred to as “longtime Newsom aide” by the San Francisco Chronicle. reports: According to Napa County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Henry Wofford, on Oct. 17, Ballard pushed a woman, then stumbled and fell, which left him bleeding from his head and nose. The woman accused him of also leaning his weight on a pillow over a 4-year-old girl’s face.

She told investigators that she pushed him off, and took the girl and a 3-year-old boy into another room and locked him out. The woman said Ballard had consumed “a large amount of alcohol and some marijuana,” and was suffering from a mental health episode.

Investigators said she suffered a bump on her head, and the child showed no physical injuries. She filed a police report the next morning, on Oct. 18. Due to the nature of the allegations, authorities are withholding the victims’ names.

Ballard surrendered to deputies on Oct. 20. He was accompanied by his attorney, Tony Brass, Wofford said. The Napa County District Attorney’s office filed a two-count felony complaint alleging domestic violence and child abuse Thursday after a delay due to the coronavirus.

Brass said he expects his client to be acquitted once prosecutors review the facts of the case.

“Nate is a well-respected professional and a member of the bar with a spotless ethical record. He has no criminal history,” he said in a statement Thursday. “In his 51 years, Nate has never been accused of, arrested for, nor charged with any crime before these unsubstantiated allegations.”

Brass said Ballard resumed drinking in April after an eight-year stretch of sobriety after the death of his father but is once again on the road to recovery.

“He is now clean and sober again, and he is currently in a residential recovery program to deal with his drinking problem in a responsible, comprehensive manner,” he said. “He is a good father, he has his children’s best interests at heart, and he wants to resolve this matter privately, quickly, and fairly for their sake.”

Brass also said his client’s ex-wife would be willing to testify under oath that Ballard had never been violent toward her or their children.

Ballard, who runs The Press Shop, a San Francisco media relations firm, has been widely praised for his achievements in the field by local and national publications, according to a collection of excerpts posted on his website. He was a spokesman for Newsom during his days as the city’s mayor.

He also advised or represented former Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry, the Democratic National Committee, California’s state Democratic Party, the Golden State Warriors and other companies and labor groups, according to his website.

Additionally, he serves on the board of the Representation Project, a women’s rights nonprofit founded by Newsom’s wife, Jennifer Siebel Newsom.

He was released on $75,000 bail after his Oct. 20 arrest and is expected to be arraigned Dec. 29, according to the district attorney’s office.


  1. Here’s a tip for internet sleuths Newsom has kept hidden:

    Who issued and signed the latest California lockdown orders? Not Newsom. He gave all the power to Dr. Eria Su Pan, MD,MPH, Acting State Health Officer. He just appointed her last July. Who is she?

    Where is her Form 700 economic interest statement? She’s required to disclose ALL financial interests to avoid conflict of interest. Is she no following the rules?

    Does she send her kids to a Mandarin language immersion charter school? Is it associated with the CCP?

    Did she attend Tufts University? Is Tufts University known for it’s Confucian Institute and the CCP?

    There’s a pattern here. Did Newsom already appoint a CCP “Thousand Talents” agent to CALPERS, the largest retirement fund, ($400 Billion) in the US? Why did Ben Meng quit when asked about his ties to the CCP? Why did Meng invest $3billion of CALPERS funds in CCP defense companies?

    Ben Meng is gone thank God, but now we have Dr. Su Pan. WHO IS SHE and why did Newsom give ALL of his power to her?

    • Is she Dr. Su Pan related to Dr. Richard Pan, the guy who gave us forced vax for children in Calif?
      I’ve lived in CA all my 66 yrs – have been wondering if we have actually been taken over by CCP?

      • I don’t know about that. I’m trying to get a copy of her 700 form. Also, i’m trying to find out what her connections are to the Confucius Institute at Tufts. She graduated from there in 96. She’s associated with Mandarin immersion school, so i’m guessing she thinks the future is Chinese if she choose that school.

    • “…Why did Meng invest $3billion of CALPERS funds in CCP defense companies?” Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa?…..???!!!!

      • I was shocked. If you listen to him speak he can barely speak Engrish. Newsom is owned by the Chinese. Newsom sent 500 million dollars to BYD, a chinese company for masks. He could have got them in the US, but he got two birds with one stone – Paid 500 million to a Chinese Company, but also gave money to hid buddy Warren Buffet who owns a chunk of BYD. Newsom wanted Buffet to buy PG and E after it went bankrupt so we know they are buds. PG and E gave his wife’s charity $300k or so. Of all the charities…..Newsom is owned by the Chinese and their US elite allies.

  2. California democrats are mostly drug addicts and child molesters. This article does not surprise me one bit.

  3. And the crooked cops arent telling that he tried to kill it after having sex with it because it threatened to tell the cops ,I’ll bet

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