Skip to comments.Show How You Feel, Kavanaugh Was Told, and a Nomination Was Saved
Posted on 10/07/2018 9:03:42 AM PDT by reaganaut1
WASHINGTON Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh sat in the anteroom of Room 216 in the Hart Senate Office Building, a sterile, living-room-like space with a couch and a couple of armchairs and a large television on the wall. His chances of joining the Supreme Court seemed to be vanishing. Disaster, read the text message from one Republican.
Christine Blasey Ford had just finished testifying that he had tried to force himself on her as a teenager, and nearly everyone in both camps found her credible, sincere and sympathetic. President Trump called Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, and they agreed she was impressive. Were only at halftime, Mr. McConnell said, trying to be reassuring.
Mr. Trump thought it was time to bring in the F.B.I. to investigate, as many opponents of Judge Kavanaugh had urged, but when he called the Hart Building, Donald F. McGahn II, his White House counsel, refused to take the call. Instead, Mr. McGahn cleared the room and sat down with Judge Kavanaugh and his wife, Ashley Kavanaugh. The only way to save his nomination, Mr. McGahn said, was to show the senators how he really felt, to channel his outrage and indignation at the charges he had denied.
Judge Kavanaugh did not need convincing. He was brimming with rage and resentment, so when he went before the Senate Judiciary Committee, he did not hold back. His fire-and-fury performance you have replaced advice and consent with search and destroy suddenly turned the tables. While Democrats thought he went too far, demoralized Republicans were emboldened again. In their war room, White House aides watching on television cheered and pumped their fists.
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NYT - go away.
Kinda makes you think that McGahn may be one of the leakers in the White House. How else does a story like this get out?
nearly everyone in both camps found her credible, sincere and sympathetic. President Trump called Senator Mitch McConnell, the Republican leader, and they agreed she was impressive. What bullsh##
Nyt and other insane leftists cant let go.
How else does a story like this get out?
The site is a liberal propaganda channel run by the deep state. I gave up reading it before I got to the end of the first paragraph.
You make a good point, if there were only 3 people in the room at that time. It's also possible that this is Trump approved leaking. He seems to be a natural at using the media.
Because Leftists created a society where feelings count more than facts.
Irony:The Mark of Quality Literature
Donald F. McGahn II, his White House counsel, refused to take the call [from his boss, President Trump].
If it hadn't gone well, I think we'd all be saying that the counsel was Deep State and deliberately sabotaged Kavanaugh by cutting the President out of the process.
As I say, I'm really glad the counsel gave good advice. But he took a risk.
TERROR OF THE COMMUNIST STATE
If the next few elections go wrong, it’s coming to AMERICA!
The most dangerous phrase in ANY language is
Why, that could NEVER happen HERE!
You bet your life it can!
I guess they missed the hearings.
“Mr. Trump thought it was time to bring in the F.B.I. to investigate, as many opponents of Judge Kavanaugh had urged, but when he called the Hart Building, Donald F. McGahn II, his White House counsel, refused to take the call.”
“Hey! The President’s on the line!”
“Tell him I’m busy.”
I found her to be a transparent fraud from the start.
She wasn’t credible. She was a liar and a fraud.
And NOT ONE PERSON backed her fairytale.
I can’t fly, but I fly everywhere..on and on her lies.
ONLY out of FEAR of APPEARING INSENSITIVE to the #MeToo movement, BUT IN REALITY, FEW IF ANYONE believes Ford was sexually assaulted let alone assaulted by Kavanaugh.
Ford is a LIAR. THAT is what many believe and it's a SHAME that we have to LIE ourselves when we say she was "CREDIBLE" in order to AVOID RECEIVING DEATH THREATS FROM THE TERRORIST MOVEMENT KNOWN AS #METOO. She wasn't credible in the least bit.
The #MeToo movement has become a SOCIAL TERRORIST movement and you better give in to their DEMANDS, OR ELSE.
“They are just blasting through one rule and one tradition after another, said Senator Richard J. Durbin of Illinois, the Democratic whip. If that does not change, it is going to be hard to repair the institutional damage here.”
Democrats are the most accomplished liars on the face of the planet ... and their best technique is to accuse the other guy of what they themselves are doing ... with a straight face ...
Someone talked about this last night on judge Jeannine just before she talked to trump.
Yeah, I am not buying that line either. She had that little girl crackling voice but there were no tears or even much emotion in her face. She was a bad actor. Not credible to anyone but completely gullible fools. My wife who spent most of her career supervising women immediately rolled her eyes and declared that Christine was full of it. She had seen this type of act dozens of times previously and every time the woman was lying her butt off.
Sod off, Peter Baker and Nicholas Fandos.
Why does a sitting President in the Oval Office get a free grope, but a mere high-school kid does not?
Keep talking about it your fanatic lying clowns at the NYT
You will see in Nov what the US People think of your lawless freckleess political tactics and insatiable lust for political power
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