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  • Ford's lawyer: Hearing doesn't appear to be designed for 'fair', 'respectful' treatment

    09/24/2018 8:01:06 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 35 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 · 59 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 · 53 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 · 168 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 · 262 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 · 260 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>
  • Drudge Says Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer Set to Break Report on Kavanaugh: ‘Another Woman?’

    09/23/2018 3:33:53 PM PDT · by C19fan · 569 replies
    Mediate ^ | September 23, 2018
    <p>Insiders claim Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer are set to report a new twist in Brett Kavanaugh's confirmation... Developing...</p>
  • Kavanaugh to Give Senate Calendars From 1982 to Back Up Denial

    09/23/2018 2:36:20 PM PDT · by Raebie · 259 replies
    The New York Times ^ | September 23, 2018 | Pete Baker
    WASHINGTON — Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh has calendars from the summer of 1982 that he plans to hand over to the Senate Judiciary Committee that do not show a party consistent with the description of his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, according to someone working for his confirmation. The calendars do not disprove Dr. Blasey’s allegations, Judge Kavanaugh’s team acknowledged. He could have attended a party that he did not list. But his team will argue to the senators that the calendars provide no corroboration for her account of a small gathering at a house where he allegedly pinned her to...
  • About Ford's Letter to Feinstein

    09/23/2018 7:29:46 AM PDT · by Raebie · 143 replies
    The Federalist ^ | September 22, 2018 | Sean Davis
    Very interesting. https://twitter.com/seanmdav/status/1043697136049766401?s=19
  • Sunday Morning Talk Show Thread 23 September 2018

    09/23/2018 3:12:31 AM PDT · by Alas Babylon! · 246 replies
    Various driveby media television networks ^ | 23 September 2018 | Various Self-Serving Politicians and Big Media Screaming Faces
    The Talk Shows September 23rd, 2018 Guests to be interviewed today on major television talk shows: FOX NEWS SUNDAY (Fox Network): Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C. The panel will be Juan Williams and Gillian Turner of Fox News; Jason Miller, former Trump for President senior communications adviser; and Bob Woodward of The Washington Post and author of “Fear: Trump in the White House.” The program salutes Wayne Rooney of D.C. United soccer team.MEET THE PRESS (NBC): Secretary of State Mike Pompeo; Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash.; Sen. David Perdue, R-Ga.; Marvin Kalb, author of “Enemy of the...
  • Thread by @KimStrassel: "1) More big breaking news, which further undercuts the Ford accusation

    09/22/2018 9:40:56 PM PDT · by ding_dong_daddy_from_dumas · 234 replies
    Thread Reader ^ | 09/22/2018 | Kimberley Strassel
    1) More big breaking news, which further undercuts the Ford accusation, as well as media handling of it. A source has given me the email that WaPo reporter Emma Brown sent to Mark Judge, one person Ford claims was at the party. This email is dated Sunday, Sept. 16, 2018.... 7) So first, huge problem: This was just a week ago, and we have Ford giving two different accounts of who was present. Four boys. No, three boys, one girl. Either way, therapist notes from 2012 definitively say four boys, which Ford didn't dispute. But now... a girl! 8) Other...
  • BREAKING: Christine Blasey Ford's Female Witness Doesn't Remember Anything

    09/22/2018 6:36:41 PM PDT · by TheLurkerX · 235 replies
    The maven ^ | Sept. 22, 2018 | Erick Erickson
    Christine Blasey Ford has named several people who would be witnesses to, or have knowledge of, what she says happened to her. Patrick Smyth denies it. Mark Judge denies it. Brett Kavanaugh denies it. People have claimed these are all men who went to school together, so they must be protecting themselves. What about any female witnesses? Christine Blasey Ford said there was one. Her name is Leland Keyser. She was Ford's classmate. She was not an eye witness, but Ford said she had knowledge of the party and assault. I have obtained Keyser's attorney's letter to the Senate Judiciary...
  • Senate panel reaches tentative deal for Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday

    09/22/2018 5:40:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 175 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...
  • Christine Ford, accuser of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, agrees 2 Senate testimony re sex..

    09/22/2018 11:38:50 AM PDT · by tinyowl · 358 replies
    cnbc ^ | Sept 22, 2018 | J David
  • Democrats float more Kavanaugh investigations, impeachment even if he is confirmed

    09/22/2018 9:10:12 AM PDT · by gattaca · 78 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 22, 2018 | Adam Shaw
    As the political fight over the sexual assault allegation made against Brett Kavanaugh intensifies, Democrats are indicating that -- even if confirmed -- they intend to drag the fight over his Supreme Court nomination past November, raising the possibility of an impeachment push.
  • Grassley agrees to give Ford more time to decide on Senate testimony (2:30 PM Saturday)

    09/22/2018 8:00:59 AM PDT · by jstolzen · 243 replies
    Washington (CNN)Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley agreed late Friday night to allow the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault more time to decide whether to testify before Congress. Apparently (per the article) the new deadline is 2:30 PM Saturday. God only knows if Grassley and the committee actually mean it this time.
  • Women Supporters Of Brett Kavanaugh Hold Press Conference 9/21/18

    09/22/2018 6:47:53 AM PDT · by Freedom'sWorthIt · 57 replies
    youTube ^ | 9/21/18 | Women who support Kavanaugh
    Didn't see this posted. Watch the video...and see this crowd of women who support Brett Kavanaugh totally.
  • Grassley Crazy in Midnight Tweetstorm

    09/21/2018 11:10:09 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 168 replies
    Breitbart ^ | 21 Sep 2018 | Ian Mason
    UPDATE: Approximately 90 minutes after the expiration of the 10:00 p.m. deadline, Chairman Grassley took to Twitter, where he made clear that, despite his repeated extensions, he is offering yet another extension to Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team, presumably until Saturday, for her to decide whether to testify, in line with attorney Deborah Katz’s demands: