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  • The Washington Post Sandbagged The Story That Might Have Cleared Brett Kavanaugh

    09/23/2018 11:36:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 2 replies
    RedState ^ | September 23, 2018 | Streiff
    Yesterday, there were two steps forward on the road to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh. The lawyers for Christine Ford, she’s the California woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of groping her at a party 37 years ago, and the Senate Judiciary Committee agreed that Ford would testify on Thursday. This represents a walkback for Chuck Grassley and makes one queasey at what else he may give away in order to propitiate the angry, hairy goddesses of #MeToo. The second item was that another person Ford had named as a witness, Leland Ingham Keyser, provided a statement...
  • Dr. Ford, I Don’t Believe You and I Am Livid

    09/23/2018 5:14:19 AM PDT · by SmokingJoe · 74 replies
    Townhall ^ | Sep 23, 2018 12:01 AM | Bruce Bialosky Bruce Bialosky
    While sitting in Yom Kippur services, I was focused on the essence of the holiday -- Jews atoning for their sins. The (10) Days of Awe conclude with Yom Kippur – a joyful beginning to the remainder of the year. Despite that, I, like many Americans, was seething about the charges lodged by Christine Blasey Ford against Brett Kavanaugh that became public a week prior to the Senate committee vote on his Supreme Court nomination. I am a dedicated supporter of women. When I started my political involvement, I was mentored by a woman. Patty Cafferata, from Reno, Nevada, was...
  • Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

    09/23/2018 2:27:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | September 23, 2018 | The Associated Press
    The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee's request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the Republican-run Senate Judiciary Committee would agree to more talks with Ford's team. Also unclear was when she might come to Capitol Hill and she was offering to speak in a public session or a private one. The committee wanted her to appear Wednesday, but she prefers her earlier request...
  • Letter: Kavanaugh hearing

    09/23/2018 1:34:46 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 10 replies
    The Courier ^ | September 23, 2018 | Chris Simenson
    DUNKERTON — I traveled to Cambodia two times recently. Each time I visit the “Killing Fields” of the murderous Khmer Rouge to pay homage to the innocent. They were all accused of crimes against the government. Confessions were obtained either voluntarily or through brutal coercion. These were used as “evidence” to convict the innocent and condemn them to a brutal death by bludgeoning after which their bodies were thrown in mass graves. The #Metoo movement has been weaponized in a similar manner to its detriment. The accused are assumed guilty and accusations are placed on par with evidence. Likewise anyone...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee contacts Ford’s friend about party; She has no recollection of incident

    09/22/2018 7:51:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 91 replies
    KTVQ ^ | 09/22/2018
    As the Senate Judiciary Committee staff negotiates with attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, over a potential hearing on Thursday, Republican staffers are working to interview those who may have information about the alleged incident. CNN has learned that the committee has reached out to a longtime friend of Ford named Leland Ingham Keyser. On Saturday night, her lawyer, Howard Walsh, released a statement to CNN and the Senate Judiciary Committee.. “Simply put,” Walsh said, “Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no...
  • Report: Grassley Accepts Kavanaugh Accuser’s Demand to Testify Thursday

    09/22/2018 6:44:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 156 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Attorneys for Ford and aides to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley are said to have reached a tentative agreement for the professor to testify Thursday during a “brief” phone call on Saturday and plan to speak again Sunday to flesh out additional details of her testimony. Members of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) staff were also a part of Saturday’s negotiations. “Negotiations could still falter over those details, which include who will question the woman, Christine Blasey Ford. But in tentatively agreeing to a Thursday hearing, Republicans made a significant concession that suggested they were working to ensure that the session...
  • Why Blasey Ford's Accusations Against Kavanaugh Are Not Credible

    09/22/2018 6:24:34 PM PDT · by nerdgirl · 71 replies
    09/22/2018 | nerdgirl
    I'm 3 years younger Christine Blasey Ford. I grew up in an elite Seattle neighborhood, hanging around country club type places, going to tennis camps, and living in the culture of a girl coming to age in a wealthy enclave in the 1980's. That is not said to impress anybody. It just goes to show that I have an idea what kind of circles she walked in. Having read through the Holton-Arms yearbook pages from that era, I can say that the level of partying among those girls makes the Seattle 80's scene look mellow by comparison. They seemed to...
  • Senate panel reaches tentative deal for Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday

    09/22/2018 5:40:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 173 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/18 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has reportedly reached a tentative agreement for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, to testify next week. The deal, struck hours after Ford's lawyer responded to an early afternoon deadline saying that she would testify before the panel, would have her testify on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The person briefed on talks between the Judiciary Committee and Ford's lawyers told the AP that talks would continue into Sunday. Tweet: Nicholas Fanos: NEW: Per multiple sources familiar, lawyers for Blasey Ford, Grassley and Feinstein have tentatively agreed to...
  • Hillary: It Would Be ‘Very Easy’ For FBI To Investigate Brett Kavanaugh Sex Assault Allegations

    09/22/2018 3:57:25 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 115 replies
    Hollywood Life ^ | September 22, 2018 | Beth Shilliday, Senior Evening Writer
    Hillary Clinton stopped by CBS’ ‘The Late Show’ on Sept. 21. She’s slamming the GOP and FBI for refusing to investigate sexual assault allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Hillary Clinton is going hard on the FBI and GOP Senators for refusing to investigate sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, 53. She stopped byThe Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Sept. 21 to promote the paperback copy of her 2016 presidential election memoir What Happened. The former Secretary of State said it would be “very easy” for the Feds to investigate sexual assault allegations made by Professor...
  • Busy Philipps, Sophia Bush, More Call on Ivanka Trump to Support Kavanaugh Accuser Blasey Ford

    09/22/2018 2:51:12 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 30 replies
    Us Weekly ^ | September 22, 2018 | Kathy Campbell
    Celebrities including Busy PhilippsOpens a New Window. , Sophia BushOpens a New Window. and Chelsea HandlerOpens a New Window. have taken to social media to ask Ivanka Trump to support Christina Blasey Ford, who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. Using the hashtag #DearIvanka stars including Alyssa MilanoOpens a New Window. , Debra MessingOpens a New Window. and Melanie GriffithOpens a New Window. posted a message to the eldest daughter of President Trump. “#DearIvanka,” the shared post reads. “You don’t follow me on social media. But as a public servant, you work for me. You’ve proclaimed...
  • Democrats have abandoned the presumption of innocence

    09/22/2018 11:43:27 AM PDT · by centurion316 · 37 replies
    The New York Post ^ | Sep 20, 2018 | Rich Lowrey
    Christine Blasey Ford deserves a hearing, although at the moment she doesn’t seem to want one. What she doesn’t deserve is to be believed automatically because she’s a woman making an accusation. When our system of justice is at its best, it judges each individual — the accuser and the accused — fairly, on the basis of the evidence, and with an adversarial process that has proved over the centuries the best way to ascertain the truth. Ford’s charge is serious by any standard, and despite the shameful way it was handled — Dianne Feinstein sat on it for weeks,...
  • Bluff Called: Grassley Gives Debra Katz & Co. One More Day("Moron" grassly cave in)

    09/22/2018 9:02:23 AM PDT · by rktman · 89 replies
    townhall.com ^ | 9/22/2018 | Timothy Meads
    Yesterday evening, Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) gave attorney Debra S. Katz an ultimatum - agree to reasonable testimonial terms for her client and alleged sexual assault survivor Professor Christine Blasey Ford by 10:00 PM Friday or the Senate would go ahead and vote on Monday to confirm Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. In return, Katz accused the senator of establishing an "arbitrary" deadline and flatly declined to comply with his request and instead asked for one more day. Shortly after midnight, Sen. Grassley agreed to give Katz and her client one more day.
  • Memory’s frailty may be playing role in Kavanaugh matter (More excuses for Blasey-Ford)

    09/22/2018 5:35:50 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 69 replies
    The Seattle Times ^ | Malcolm Ritter, The Associated Press
    She says he sexually assaulted her; he denies it. Is somebody deliberately lying? Not necessarily. Experts say that because of how memory works, it’s possible that both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford — the woman who says a drunken Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed and groped her at a party when they were teenagers in the early 1980s — believe what they say. And which one of them believes his or her version more strongly is no tipoff to what really happened. “Confidence is not a good guide to whether or not someone is telling...
  • Susan Collins 'appalled' by Trump's tweet about Christine Blasey Ford

    09/21/2018 11:29:30 PM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 59 replies
    CNBC Politics ^ | September 21, 2018 | Clare Foran and Jim Acosta
    Sen. Susan Collins said she is "appalled" by a tweet from President Donald Trump disparaging the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault. The Maine Republican called the statement from the President "inappropriate and wrong." "I was appalled by the President's tweet," Collins said Friday, according to audio obtained by CNN of an event where she spoke with local reporters. RELATED: Senate Judiciary Committee likely proposing Wednesday hearing with Ford testifying first The senator, who is a crucial swing vote on Kavanaugh's nomination, was responding to a question on what she thought of a tweet...
  • Dr. Ford’s lawyer asks Senate Judiciary for another day to consider counteroffer

    09/21/2018 6:36:34 PM PDT · by LittleSpotBlog · 192 replies
    Twitter ^ | 9/21/18 | Peter Alexander
    “Your cavalier treatment of a sexual assault survivor who has been doing her best to cooperate with the Committee is completely inappropriate.”
  • Senate Republicans, offering Wednesday hearing, give Kavanaugh accuser a few more hours to respon

    09/21/2018 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21,2018 | Alex Pappas
    Fox News was told that the Republican senators want an answer “by the end of the day.” In a statement released Friday evening, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley extended the deadline for a response to 10 p.m. If there's no response, or a rejection of the offer, Grassley said in a statement, the committe may set a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Monday. “I’m extending the deadline for response yet again to 10 o’clock this evening," Grassley said. "I’m providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford’s attorneys don’t respond or Dr....
  • Grassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal

    09/21/2018 3:57:21 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing a high-stakes hearing set for early next week on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee announced on Friday that the Monday hearing — where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had been invited to speak — was being called off. Instead, Grassley said in a statement Friday that he is giving Ford’s lawyers until 10 p.m. on Friday to respond to the GOP request for her to testify on Wednesday. If they do not, or if Ford declines to testify, Grassley said the Judiciary Committee will...
  • Dr. Ford says Monday is a bad day for her to testify because she is afraid of flying

    09/21/2018 12:12:59 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 267 replies
    POLITICO ^ | September 21, 2018 | Burgess Everett
    Dr. Ford has indicated to Republicans she doesn't want to fly, in part revealing why she doesn't want the hearing to be on Monday.
  • YouGov/HuffPost Poll: One In Four Find Kavanaugh Allegation Credible

    09/21/2018 11:03:10 AM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 24 replies
    HotAir ^ | September 21, 2018 | Ed Morrissey
    Perhaps this measures just how different life is outside of the political/media bubble. While senators and political observers have quickly settled into fixed positions on the question of allegations against Brett Kavanaugh, nearly half of the American public has yet to determine whether it has any credibility, according to a new YouGov/HuffPost poll. Only 26% of all respondents find Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of sexual assault in 1982 credible, a number that goes up among registered voters — but so does the number who don’t find it credible:
  • CNN Hosts Women’s Panel On Kavanaugh Accusations And It Doesn’t Go As Planned(HAHA)

    09/21/2018 9:47:59 AM PDT · by sickoflibs · 25 replies
    RedState ^ | September 21, 2018 | Brandon Morse
    CNN isn’t exactly known for presenting a balanced view of things, and the hearings regarding Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh are no different. However, a recent attempt at a women’s panel likely meant to further drive opinion of Kavanaugh down, given CNN’s history, did not go the way it was supposed to. Instead of speaking out against Kavanaugh, the CNN panel of women not only defended him but said they have no sympathy for his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. The women first discussed how it’s hard to believe the word of a woman who is talking about something that happened...