On Monday, if things go as planned, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault will testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee.
As it stands now, the accuser’s lawyer is attempting to put conditions on the committee. Her
lawyers wrote to Grassley that “an FBI investigation of the incident should be the first step in addressing her allegations,” rather than a Senate hearing before politicians “who appear to have made up their minds.”
The attorneys, Lisa Banks and Debra Katz, asserted that her family “was forced to relocate out of their home” and that “her email has been hacked, and she has been impersonated online.”
They also criticized Grassley for proposing to put Ford at “the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in front of two dozen U.S. Senators on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident.”
No matter their motivation, perhaps to delay the confirmation process until after the next session of the Supreme Court begins, or even until after the mid-term elections, the accused and her lawyers should be careful what they demand.
Although it appears that the FBI will not conduct an investigation into these allegations, if the FBI should do so, then the first step would have to be a thorough interview with the accuser herself.
If we’ve learned nothing else from the Mueller investigation, it’s that not telling the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth to the FBI is a crime. Even getting dates mixed up can lead to 14 days in the slammer!
How else but by thoroughly interviewing the accuser will the FBI, or any investigative team, know where or how to begin?
So far, the accuser has not named a date, a location, a time, or even all potential eye witnesses. How could anyone investigate, even if the alleged incident had occurred last week, much less decades ago?
So first, an interview with the FBI, and then testimony before Congress, under oath. Then a careful comparison of all prior statements (to anyone–Feinstein, friends, neighbors, husband, therapist, media), what was said to the FBI, and what was said under oath to Congress.
Is this really how the accuser’s lawyers want this to play out?
Senator Grassley says that congressional staff are currently “gathering facts.” Grassley has also sent a letter to the accuser’s lawyers, pointing out the usual confirmation process and again inviting the accuser to testify, as her lawyers have said many times that she wishes to do.
In his letter, Grassley advised the accuser that she must supply a biography and the text of her planned testimony to the committee by Friday.
The committee is being very accommodating, by offering the accuser her choice of setting (public or private) and even the ability to speak without the presence of Judge Kavanaugh.
The latter seems to be an extraordinary offer, in that it’s fundamental to our justice system that a person has the right to confront his accusers.
It’s bad enough that Democrat politicians are all over the airwaves and social media, expressing their belief in the accusations and, by default, then, their belief in the guilt of Judge Kavanaugh, even though nobody has yet even seen the accuser, much less heard her story under oath.
Obviously, it’s also fundamental to our justice system that all accused persons, even Supreme Court nominees, even straight white males, are
innocent until proven guilty.
At this point, we don’t know whether the accuser will appear before the committee.
After all that Judge Kavanaugh, his family, Congress, and We the People have been put through by these last-minute allegations, the committee should consider issuing a subpoena to compel her appearance.
do your job.
They owe it to ALL OF US, to our Republic, to fight this tooth and nail to the bitter end. Collins, Murkowski, and Manchin should be absolutely ashamed of themselves if they allow this smear to stand and if they hide behind it to protect their own hides from potentially insane, rabid feminists and progressives. IF they succeed here, they will do it EVERY TIME. Use your own wild imagination to come up with what they will smear the next one with, and the next, and the next. No matter how wild you think you’re getting, it won’t be as wild as what the DemoncRATS will do to win. Even if it’s a woman, they will find something. This WORKED on Roy Moore whom they persist in saying WAS guilty, even though all the stories were full of holes. Nobody cared because he was kooky. Well, Kavanaugh is no kook but they’re trying to destroy him by lies anyway. They MUST stand up to this now. Take a page from POTUS, who knows how to fight this evil.
I fear, after reading Brett”s letter, I know the reason the Alternative Government is making these accusations and it is not to disqualify him but to insure he gets in before The Deplorables see he is a closet (well, “was” in the Deep State closet before letter). Timing is everything. When people started mentioning his Bush associations and other stuff, boom, we are defending him over Ford, and then started making justifications for each warning sign. Now, he tells us, in our faces, and we will still fight for him and the cause because we are responding exactly as the psy-ops used on us intended.
“Dear Chairman Grassley and Ranking Member Feinstein: When I testified in front of the Senate three weeks ago, I explained my belief that fair process is foundational to justice and to our democracy.”
I know ALL I need to know about Kavanaugh. Can not and will not trust him. Wolf in sheep’s clothing. We are not a democracy and, of course he knows that, but in his America the USA is indeed a democracy. That is just it, the Deep State is out of the closet and we insist they are not what they are.
Here we are praising the guy for having balls and he deneid our nation and could not stand beside her and say, “ When I testified in front of the Senate three weeks ago, I explained my belief that fair process is foundational to justice and to our REPUBLIC.”
Just read all the comments ar TCT. All so proud of him fighting and not one, NOT ONE, will say what they would have said about anyone else calling us a democracy. Nope. And then, they will be dazed and hurt and disillusioned when he votes unconstitutionally.
WE ARE NOT A F%#@$& democracy!
Good catch. I didn’t see that one. It’s something to consider–about the psy op. Ever since what? 9/11? Things have been going sideways and NOTHING, literally nothing, seems to be as it seems. Especially these past 10 years.
I had posted same comment, without tinfoil stuff on other site and had two responses:
“Are you serious facekwallflower or being facetitious?”
What other “wolf” things did he do?”
I responded with:
Deep ties to GW, both he and wife. Both appear to have been groomed by Bush, particularily wife. I overlooked this and other history (Starr Report , Anyone?). Looked at each as the exception, even let pass the strangeness of GW actually coming out and endorsing Brett. I mean, GW? The guy who kept his mouth shut all through Obama and then sporadically would trash talk Trump, speaks up? I have been defending Brett, as he should be defended against false accusations but ………
….Trump patriots did the predictable, right when Brett’s GOPe, Uniparty, Deep State loyalties were coming to light, Ford appears. It is right we defend against false accusations but……
Are the accusations to get Brett eliminated or to get Trump supporters on board via defending him (before the negative gets in the brain)? We are predictable and are not immune to psyops.
Remember when people first tried to point out Ted Cruz’s Goldman ties and other ties of his wife to prove he was not free to go rogue? Oh, how the naysayers were lambasted, mocked, banned from comment sections, etc.. Right when the info was spreading, out comes a story of Ted in sex scandal. We sure this was not put out by his powers-at-be? Everyone rallied around Ted so much they committed to #nevertrump. They made the promise, and being of sound character, will not go back on their word, to the point of undermining the president at every turn and by default, become resistance soldiers for Deep State.
Tinfoil hat stuff? Maybe, but Kav is going for being on the Supreme Court and calls us a democracy? This is way more serious than a president refering to America as such because Brett will be weighing decisions viewing the Constitution as a tool for democracy. Democracy is in direct conflict with our Constitution. Direct conflict.
So, yes, I am serious, not factitious.
So THIS is how it’s done.
It’s what I would do and HAVE DONE in the past. Women are NOT victims.
here’s CHRISSY” …..
Now the media are fighting amongst themselves, as well as Rosenstein and McCabe. It’s a beautiful thing to behold. The center is no longer holding.
Don’t you love the part about Ramirez calling former classmates and asking THEM what happened and whom they remember did it? So that’s really something that goes to her credibility, huh? And Ronan brags about how they have another person who claims to have heard the exact same story at the time that Ramirez tells. Well, is she among the people she called to ask them to refresh her memory about what happened? Might that be why this ear witness (second hand, btw, HEARD IT FROM SOMEONE ELSE) tells the same story, more or less?
About …..FACE ….
If they have an up/down vote and the result is “no,” then Trump should get McConnell to adjourn the Senate and he should make a recess appointment. That will, Judge Napolitano says, put him on the SCOTUS for the next four years. I don’t know what happens then. I don’t know if at some point he could then be confirmed for a full appointment. I don’t even know if the Judge is correct about this, but it would mean Kavanaugh gives up his life-time appointment (?) on the Court of Appeals. At least, that’s what I read. If Republicans hold the Senate and maybe pick up seats, then he might get confirmed. It’s worth mentioning.
http://www.michellesmirror.com/2018/09/we-live-in-interesting-times.html#.W6lq0GhKiUk ….. ha’
There was some “interesting” stuff in the media this week about Ronan’s “father,” Woody Allen, his wife and former stepdaughter, and his former squeeze and Ronan’s mother, Mia Farrow. And today we hear that Mia has chimed in, saying that Clarence Thomas ought to resign! This from a woman who may have been passing off one man’s child as another’s lo these many years. Now that’s upstanding character for ya! Soon Yi claims (and who doesn’t these days?) that she was abused or at least neglected by Mia. I didn’t read the whole thing, just skimmed it. Woody’s been smeared as a pedophile, as we know. Soon Yi is casting doubt about who’s at fault in all this drama.
Kavanaugh: I was a virgin through high school and college
9/24/2018, 3:48:07 PM · by springwater13 · 41 replies
The Hill ^
Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday defended himself against the sexual assault allegations roiling his nomination by saying he was a virgin through high school and college. “We’re talking about an allegation of sexual assault,” Kavanaugh said in a clip released from his interview on Fox News Channel’s “The Story with Martha MacCallum.” “I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone,” Kavanaugh said. “I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter … The girls from the schools I went to, and I, were friends.” “Through all these years that were…
Wow. That’s some admission. Not surprising for someone raised Catholic. It’s interesting.
http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/3690340/posts ….^^^^^ ???
Why would that thread have been pulled?
https://butterdezillion.wordpress.com/ interesting follow UP!
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