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  • Kavanaugh accuser asks Senate to limit press access for hearing

    09/25/2018 7:06:48 PM PDT · by Texas Fossil · 115 replies
    The Washington Times ^ | September 25, 2018 (Tuesday) | Stephen Dinan and Rowan Scarborough
    Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyers have asked senators to limit the press who will be allowed in the room to cover Thursday’s hearing with her and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and sought to dictate at least some of the outlets.Coverage is one of a number of issues Ms. Blasey Ford’s lawyers are negotiating with Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.Michael Bromwich said in emails sent Tuesday afternoon that he was requesting access for three “robocams,” three specific wire services, photographers from the Associated Press, Reuters and one unspecified service, and a pool reporter for newspapers and magazines. In a follow-up...
  • Feinstein Statement on Scheduling of Kavanaugh Vote for Friday

    09/25/2018 6:50:20 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 98 replies
    Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) ^ | Sep 25 2018 | Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.)
    Washington—Senate Judiciary Committee Ranking Member Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) today released the following statement after Republicans scheduled a vote on Brett Kavanaugh for Friday morning: “For Republicans to schedule a Friday vote on Brett Kavanaugh today, two days before Dr. Blasey Ford has had a chance to tell her story, is outrageous.“First Republicans demanded Dr. Blasey Ford testify immediately. Now Republicans don’t even need to hear her before they move ahead with a vote.“It’s clear to me that Republicans don’t want this to be a fair process.”###
  • Deborah Ramirez Refuses to Testify. Here's Her Response to the Senate Judiciary Committee

    09/25/2018 6:22:26 PM PDT · by TigerClaws · 89 replies
    Judge Brett Kavanaugh's second sexual abuse accuser, Deborah Ramirez, will not testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. According to Sen. John Kennedy (R-LA), a member of the Committee, said he spoke with Ramirez. She made it very clear that she gave her story to the press, which can be found in The New Yorker article that was posted late Sunday night, The Washington Times reported. “Our counsel repeatedly tried to reach him,” Kennedy said. “They finally did reach him, and he said we are not issuing a statement. He said if you want our statement, read the New Yorker.” Ramirez...
  • Senate panel schedules Friday morning vote for Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 3:46:09 PM PDT · by mandaladon · 83 replies
    The Hill ^ | 25 Sep 2018 | JORDAIN CARNEY
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has scheduled a Friday morning vote on Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court, according to a committee notice. The vote on Kavanaugh is slated to come just one day after he is scheduled to testify in front of the panel on allegations of sexual misconduct. One of the two women who has come forward to accuse Kavanaugh of misconduct, Christine Blasey Ford, is also scheduled to testify on Thursday. “As a procedural matter, the Judiciary Committee today noticed a potential executive business meeting for Friday, September 28 at 9:30 a.m,” Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley's...
  • Sen. Feinstein: "I have no way of knowing" if Ford will show up [my title]

    09/25/2018 12:52:53 PM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 145 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/25/18 | Peter Doocy
    NEW: Sen. Feinstein, D-Ca, just told me "I have no way of knowing" if Dr. Ford is actually going to show up to Kavanaugh hearing Thursday - if outside counsel is asking the questions
  • Senate Republicans Eye Monday or Tuesday Floor Vote on Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 1:10:44 PM PDT · by Kevin in California · 66 replies
    Roll Call ^ | 09-25-2018 | Niels Lesniewski
    Senate Republican leaders want to schedule a floor vote for Monday or Tuesday on the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court “unless something derailed it along the way,” according to Senate Republican Conference Chairman John Thune of South Dakota. Thune told reporters at the Capitol on Tuesday that if all goes according to plan, Republicans could get the procedural gears turning over the weekend. That assumes Thursday’s hearing of the Senate Judiciary Committee featuring Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused him of sexual assault, does not alter the current trajectory that Senate GOP leaders have set.
  • Senate majority leader says he believes Republicans have the votes to confirm Kavanaugh

    09/25/2018 12:43:29 PM PDT · by Revel · 54 replies
    Reuters ^ | 09/25/18 | Twitter
    Reuters Politics Verified Account @ReutersPolitics Senate majority leader says he believes Republicans have the votes to confirm Kavanaugh pic.twitter.com/uBOLmslNjQ 11:39 AM - 25 Sep 2018
  • Was Avenatti the victim of a Master Troll? (Redditor says yes)

    09/25/2018 11:22:26 AM PDT · by Tea Party Terrorist · 87 replies
    The Donald ^ | Sept 25, 2018 | MAGAGonzo
    Reddit story about how 2 idiots screw w/ Avenatti claiming that Kavanaugh/Judge ran a train on her and then later smashed their burner phones and he went private. https://www.reddit.com/r/The_Donald/comments/9iugcc/avenatti_locked_his_twitter_4chan_may_have_pulled/?ref=share&ref_source=twitter
  • Deep State Unmasked, IRS Officials – “You Should Give Increased Scrutiny” to Conservative Groups,

    09/25/2018 10:55:16 AM PDT · by Red Badger · 20 replies
    www.projectveritas.com ^ | September 25, 2018 | by Staff Report
    FULL TITLE: BREAKING: Deep State Unmasked, IRS Officials – “You Should Give Increased Scrutiny” to Conservative Groups, “… I don’t give a s**t if that is a crime” ============================================================================ IRS Tax Examiner: Target Conservative Groups Because They Are “… just f***ing fronts for the Koch brothers.” Deleting IRS Emails is “… so cool… [conservatives] could not hold any evidence against… ” Former IRS Commissioner John Koskinen “…I don’t give a s**t if that is a crime.” IRS Attorney on Lerner Scandal: “All that stuff we saw in the news, yeah mistakes were made.” IRS is Comfy Gig, Democratic Socialist of...
  • Kavanaugh is short of votes, but fate hinges on upcoming testimony [Urp]

    09/25/2018 1:41:51 AM PDT · by familyop · 117 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 25, 2018 | Chad Pergram
    When it comes to the nomination of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, remember one thing: The math is the math is the math. Nothing else matters...Ten GOPers remain undecided. They are Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La.; Susan Collins, R-Maine; Bob Corker, R-Tenn.; Mike Enzi, R-Wyo.; Jeff Flake, R-Ariz.; John Kennedy, R-La.; James Lankford, R-Okla.; Jerry Moran, R-Kan.; Lisa Murkowski, R-Alaska; and Ben Sasse, R-Neb...Know this: a nominee on the verge of sailing to confirmation doesn’t appear on national television with his wife to make his case.
  • Backpedaling? Ford's Lawyer Sends a Letter to Grassley With Grave Concerns

    09/24/2018 10:43:47 PM PDT · by lowbuck · 107 replies
    Townhall ^ | 25 September 2018 | Beth Baumann
    One of the attorneys for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, Judge Brett Kavanaugh's first sexual assault accuser, sent a letter late Monday night to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley expressing concerns about the format of Thursday's hearings. In his letter, attorney Michael Bromwich expressed concern over an experienced sex crimes prosecutor coming in to help with the hearings. More than anything, Bromwich immediately demanded a copy of the prosecutor's resume after arguing that there is no need for him or her to be present. His argument: neither Ford nor Kavanaugh are on trial. Bromwich also said Ford's team is not convinced...
  • Christine Ford Demands Hearing be Held in Small Room .....

    09/24/2018 8:38:50 PM PDT · by kingattax · 205 replies
    Gateway Pundit ^ | 9-24-18 | Cristina Laila
    FULL TITLE -- Christine Ford Demands Hearing be Held in Small Room – “Doesn’t Want Hearing to Become Media TV Show” …Really? --------------------------------------------------------------- On Monday evening, the Senate Judiciary Committee officially sent out its notice for the hearing Thursday. As usual, accuser Christine Ford is being a demanding diva because she believes she runs the Senate Ford is demanding the hearing be held in the Dirksen Senate building rather than the larger Hart Senate building to limit media. The Dirksen Senate building is not TV friendly–Ford says she “doesn’t want the hearing to become a media TV show.” REALLY?? It’s...
  • Ford's lawyer: Hearing doesn't appear to be designed for 'fair', 'respectful' treatment

    09/24/2018 8:01:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 69 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/24/18 | Jordain Carney
    A lawyer for Christina Blasey Ford—the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault—raised concerns on Monday about the setup for a public hearing where Ford will testify later this week. Michael R. Bromwich, a lawyer for Ford, said in a letter to Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, that the plan for Thursday's public hearing "does not appear designed to provide Dr. Blasey Ford with fair and respectful treatment." The letter casts some doubt on the deal Ford's team made with Senate Judiciary leaders to appear at a hearing on Thursday. Bromwich in...
  • Jane Mayer: Accuser Told Ronan Farrow She Wasn’t Sure of Story

    09/24/2018 12:47:07 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 73 replies
    www.nationalreview.com ^ | September 24, 2018 9:25 AM | By Jack Crowe
    Jane Mayer said on Monday that Deborah Ramirez, who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexually harassing her, told her New Yorker colleague Ronan Farrow that she couldn’t be sure of the Supreme Court nominee’s guilt. Confronted with a New York Times report indicating Ramirez expressed doubts about Kavanaugh’s guilt to former Yale classmates, Mayer said Ramirez shared those doubts before they published their bombshell report on Sunday. “To Ronan she said she wasn’t absolutely certain, she needed to make certain before she was going to say anything publicly. She remembered the specifics, the graphic specifics, and she tried to remember for...
  • THE NEW YORK TIMES WAS UNABLE TO CORROBORATE SECOND KAVANAUGH ACCUSER’S STORY

    09/24/2018 11:38:15 AM PDT · by E. Pluribus Unum · 54 replies
    The Daily Caller ^ | 10:12 AM 09/24/2018 | Amber Athey | Media and Breaking News Editor
    The New York Times reported on Sunday that it was unable to corroborate the claims of a second accuser who says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to her in college. Deborah Ramirez alleges that Kavanaugh thrust his penis into her face while she was drunk at a Yale University dormitory party. The New Yorker ran with Ramirez’s allegation on Sunday despite being unable to produce any firsthand witnesses or confirm that Kavanaugh was at the party where the incident was said to have occurred.The New York Times noted several paragraphs deep in a report that it chose not...
  • Kavanaugh vows 'last-minute character assassination' will not force him to withdraw

    09/24/2018 10:57:44 AM PDT · by DCBryan1 · 100 replies
    CNBC Breaking ^ | 24 SEP 18 | Kevin Breuninger | @KevinWilliamB
    Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Monday lashed out at a report detailing a second allegation of sexual assault against him, calling the accusation a "grotesque and obvious character assassination" and vowing not to withdraw his nomination. This is breaking news. Please check back for updates.
  • MSNBC: Rosenstein Not Resigning

    09/24/2018 8:11:56 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 169 replies
    @PeteWilliamsNBC is reporting on @MSNBC that Rosenstein is heading to the WH. But that he *won't resign,* according to Williams' reporting. Rosenstein will demand that if the WH wants him gone, they'll have to fire him.
  • Scoop: Rod Rosenstein is resigning

    09/24/2018 7:42:59 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 266 replies
    Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has verbally resigned to Chief of Staff John Kelly in anticipation of being fired by President Trump, according to a source with direct knowledge. Per a second source with direct knowledge: “He’s expecting to be fired,” so plans to step down. Background: Rosenstein talked last year invoking the 25th Amendment and wearing a wire during Trump meetings, the N.Y. Times' Adam Goldman and Michael S. Schmidt reported last week. He denied both allegations.
  • New Yorker Publishes Account From Second Brett Kavanaugh Accuser

    09/23/2018 5:35:51 PM PDT · by Kazan · 263 replies
    Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer have released a report in the New Yorker from a second woman accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct — and this time it includes a dildo. The 53-year-old accuser Deborah Ramirez told the New Yorker that she was initially hesitant to speak out because she was drunk at the time and her memory had gaps. She spent six days “carefully assessing her memories” and consulting with her attorney before going public. Ramirez said that, when both she and Kavanaugh were freshmen at Yale, she was invited by a friend on the women’s soccer team to...
  • Sleazy Ambulance Chaser Michael Avenetti says he represents 2nd Kavanaugh Accuser

    09/23/2018 5:18:39 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 223 replies
    https://twitter.com ^ | September 23, 2018
    <p>If you ever need to find another liar to accuse Kavanaugh, “Better Call Avennati.”</p> <p>I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge. We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify. The nomination must be withdrawn.</p>