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  • Hillary Clinton stands by Kavanaugh accuser: FBI investigation a 'reasonable request'

    09/19/2018 2:12:41 AM PDT · by kevcol · 24 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | September 18, 2018 | Katelyn Caralle
    "The White House could answer [Ford’s request] very quickly by asking the FBI to reopen its background check and to take into account the accusation that's been made and to gather the evidence about what can be known. So far, they haven't done that," Clinton said. "And as someone who has watched this process unfold over many years, there does have to be some direction given to the FBI to pursue an investigation."
  • Brett Kavanaugh 'Was Always a Perfect Gentleman,' Say Two Women Who Dated Him

    09/19/2018 1:51:04 AM PDT · by ZeroToHero · 3 replies
    PJ Media ^ | 09/19/18 | Tyler O'Neil
    Psychologist Christine Blasey Ford shook the political world on Sunday when she went public with an accusation that Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, sexually assaulted her in high school. On Monday, two women who dated Kavanaugh — and knew him in high school — joined the 200 other women who defended the judge's high moral character. Ford deserves to be heard, but so do these women. "He was always a perfect gentleman, and I vouch for him completely," Maura Fitzgerald said. "Brett Kavanaugh and I have been good friends since high school. I dated him in college...
  • Kavanaugh’s Wife Takes Cupcakes To Press Camped Outside Her Home

    09/19/2018 12:11:58 AM PDT · by Helicondelta · 33 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 09/18/2018
    When press and camera crews from a number of outlets gathered outside her door — as a sexual assault allegation left the Supreme Court nomination of her husband, Brett Kavanaugh, hanging in the balance — Ashley Estes Kavanaugh delivered cupcakes. According to at least one reporter, CBS’ Kathryn Watson, Kavanaugh offered up cupcakes from Sprinkles, a cupcake bakery in Georgetown. Watson’s tweet spurred several reactions. First, people asked, “why are you at his house?” and criticized the media for camping out at his house.
  • Kavanaugh's accuser and the curious George Soros links

    09/18/2018 10:38:45 PM PDT · by Marcus Licinius Crassus · 28 replies
    Washington Times ^ | 9/19/2018 | Cheryl K. Chumley
    Look at what’s going on with Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings for the Supreme Court, and the fingerprints of George Soros are all over it. First there was a report from June in the Daily Caller that found “a new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop … Kavanaugh’s confirmation has significant ties to the liberal financier” Soros. What are those ties? The group, Demand Justice, established in 2018, gets its money from the Sixteen Thirty Fund — and the Sixteen Thirty Fund received roughly $2.2 million from the Open Society Policy Center,...
  • Trump: I hope voters pay attention to Dem tactics amid Kavanaugh fight

    09/18/2018 9:27:24 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 24 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Brandon Conradis
    President Trump on Tuesday night said he hopes voters are paying attention to the Democratic "playbook" amid the tumultuous nomination process for his Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, which has recently been plagued by sexual assault allegations. "The Supreme Court is one of the main reasons I got elected President. I hope Republican Voters, and others, are watching, and studying, the Democrats Playbook," Trump tweeted.Senate Republicans have been determined to get Kavanaugh confirmed before the November midterm elections, where Democrats are hoping to ride out a "blue wave" and retake both chambers of Congress. But Kavanaugh's confirmation, which until recently...
  • Decades of 'Fancy meeting you here!' for Gorsuch, Kavanaugh

    09/18/2018 9:43:35 PM PDT · by libh8er · 12 replies
    Daily Herald ^ | 8.24.2018 | Jessica Gresko
    Neil Gorsuch and Brett Kavanaugh first crossed paths over plates of beef stroganoff, shepherd's pie and chicken cubes in a thick, yellow sauce. They weren't business meals. They shared lunch period at their elite private high school. Now, the two may dine together for decades, this time at the Supreme Court. If Kavanaugh is confirmed following hearings in September, he will join his fellow Trump nominee at the high court, where tradition is that justices lunch together on days when they hear arguments. Gorsuch and Kavanaugh's bonds go well beyond a common conservative ideology and their days at the all-boys...
  • Former classmate of Kavanaugh's denies being at party in sexual assault allegation

    09/18/2018 9:35:00 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 55 replies
    CNN ^ | September 19, 2018 | Kaitlan Collins
    In a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee, another former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh's denies attending a party like the one described in the allegation made by Christine Blasey Ford, who has accused the Supreme Court nominee of sexually assaulting her three decades ago when they were teenagers. Patrick J. Smyth attended Georgetown Prep -- an all-boys school in North Bethesda, Maryland -- alongside Kavanaugh. Both men graduated in 1983. Smyth signed a letter this summer, before the allegations against Kavanaugh were made public, testifying that Kavanaugh "is singularly qualified to be an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court,"...
  • Julia Louis Dreyfus Joins High School Pals in Support of Fellow Alum — Brett Kavanaugh's Accuser

    09/18/2018 5:08:15 PM PDT · by a fool in paradise · 62 replies
    Julia Louis-Dreyfus, a graduate of the all-girls private high school attended by Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault decades ago, has signed a letter in support of her. Louis-Dreyfus, a 1979 graduate of the Holton-Arms School in Bethesda, Maryland, tweeted Monday that she joins some 200 alumnae who stand with Ford, 51, a California research psychologist. “We believe Dr. Blasey Ford and are grateful that she came forward to tell her story,” says the draft letter, according to the Huffington Post. “It demands a thorough and independent investigation before the Senate can...
  • Senator Mazie Hirono Wants Men to ‘Just Shut Up’

    09/18/2018 6:00:17 PM PDT · by RevelationDavid · 63 replies
    JUST SHUT UP!!!....wow. As the attacks on the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford continue, and Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh repeatedly denies the allegations made against him, lawmakers are speaking out. Senator Mazie Hirono, for one, did not mince words. She held men — especially those in government — responsible for the harrowing experience of coming forward with allegations against a powerful man. “Guess who’s perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country,” she said at a press conference. “I just want to say to the men in this country: Just shut up and step...
  • Read the Letter From Christine Blasey Ford Requesting an FBI Investigation

    09/18/2018 8:03:08 PM PDT · by bitt · 96 replies
    nymag.com ^ | 9/18/2018 | Irin Carmon
    In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, which was obtained by New York, Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys say she wants the FBI to conduct an investigation into her sexual assault claim against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Ford’s attorneys say her email was hacked, and she’s been the target of “vicious harassment and even death threats,” forcing her family to move out of their home.
  • Jeff Flake: If Kavanaugh Accuser Fails To Show Up, I'll Support Move To Push Nomination Forward

    09/18/2018 5:49:01 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 86 replies
    townhall.com ^ | Sept 18
    Sen. Jeff Flake, R-Arizona, sits on the Judiciary Committee and had previously said the committee should hold off on voting until they hear from the accuser. However, Flake said Tuesday that if Ford fails to appear at the hearing scheduled for Monday, he would support his party's push to move forward on a vote on Kavanaugh. "I think we'll have to move to the markup," he told CNN. Flake said he's hopeful Ford will accept the committee's invitation and speak at the hearing. "I hope she does. I think she needs to be heard," he said.
  • Kavanaugh was asked about ‘formative’ high school years. Where was Feinstein? (Trunc)

    09/18/2018 6:42:20 PM PDT · by Enterprise · 24 replies
    https://www.bizpacreview.com ^ | September 18, 2018 | Tom Tillison
    "At the end of his time, Kennedy said he was considering asking Kavanaugh if he or his friends ever “snuck a couple of beers past Jesus” during high school, before saying he wasn’t going to go there."
  • Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore declassify until they are consulted

    09/18/2018 6:36:25 PM PDT · by Bigtigermike · 211 replies
    Showdown? In letter, Pelosi/Schumer/Schiff/Warner order intel agencies to ignore presidential order on declassification until consulting with Congres
  • Dem senator says Senate panel should subpoena Kavanaugh's ex-classmate

    09/18/2018 3:22:53 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 25 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Brett Samuels
    Sen. Doug Jones (D-Ala.) said Tuesday that the Senate Judiciary Committee should subpoena a former classmate of Brett Kavanaugh as it examines sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee. Jones weighed in shortly after the former classmate, Mark Judge, told committee leaders through his attorney that he won't testify and that he has no recollection about the alleged incident from the early 1980s. "You can count on the fact that that letter, his response, is going to be entered into the record by someone, and that needs to be tested as well," Jones, who is not a member of...
  • Sanders hits Feinstein over Kavanaugh allegations: Now it’s clear why she did nothing for months

    09/18/2018 6:57:10 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 67 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/18/18 | Megan Keller
    White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders slammed Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.) for her statements about sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. "Now clear why top Democrat on Senate Judiciary Committee did nothing with allegation for months or even ask Judge Kavanaugh about it," Sanders tweeted. "Senator Feinstein just said 'I can't say everything's truthful.'" Feinstein told reporters on Capitol Hill earlier Tuesday that she couldn't say that everything in Christine Blasey Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh was "truthful." Feinstein later clarified her comments to CNN, saying, "Based on what I know at this stage, she [Ford] is...
  • Ford wants FBI investigation before testifying

    09/18/2018 5:35:59 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 173 replies
    cnn ^ | 9/18/2018 | cnn
    CNN)The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations.
  • Ford will no testify until the FBI investigates

    09/18/2018 5:14:32 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 150 replies
    Fox News | Sept 18,201& | Hojczyk.
    Ford will not testify until the FBI investigates
  • Corker: Senate Judiciary Committee Members Should ‘Move On’ If Ford Declines Opportunity To Testify

    09/18/2018 3:04:18 PM PDT · by cotton1706 · 78 replies
    dailycaller.com ^ | 9/18/18 | Henry Rodgers
    Tennessee Republican Sen. Bob Corker said Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of high school-era sexual assault, needs to respond to Senate inquiries, and that the Judiciary Committee should “move on” if she declines. “I would hope that if someone has been given the opportunity to voice a concern that they have that they would do so,” Corker told The Daily Caller News Foundation in the U.S. Capitol Tuesday afternoon. “So that would be quite something, if she decided she did not want to testify. I would assume the committee would then move on, as they should.”...
  • Judge Kavanaugh Meets His Anita Hill

    09/18/2018 3:35:22 PM PDT · by raptor22 · 5 replies
    American Thinker ^ | September 18, 2018 | Daniel John Sobieski
    Maybe Sen. Dianne Feinstein had another cold, deciding to release a letter the author requested be kept confidential, a letter accusing Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct in high school. In what was hardly a "Spartacus moment," the cowardly Feinstein withheld its existence during public and closed-door testimony, a private meeting, and personal phone calls with Kavanaugh. After the Democrats prattled on about not having all of Kavanaugh's documents, here was the self-righteous Feinstein, withholding a document until all else failed to derail Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court. Liberals insist that all accusers be deemed credible and heard, but...
  • Grassley cancels meeting to advance nomination after hearing set for Kavanaugh and his accuser

    09/18/2018 3:26:58 PM PDT · by detective · 24 replies
    MSN News ^ | September 18, 2018 | Kevin Breuninger
    Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Tuesday canceled a crucial committee meeting where members were expected to hold a vote to advance Brett Kavanaugh's Supreme Court nomination. The announcement is a win for the committee's 10 Democrats, who called for a delay in Kavanaugh's proceedings following a bombshell allegation from Christine Blasey Ford made public over the weekend. Ford, 51, accused President Donald Trump's second high court nominee of sexual assault in the 1980s when they were teenagers, a charge Kavanaugh denies. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, R-Iowa, on Tuesday canceled a crucial committee meeting where members were...