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  • Congresswoman Anna Eshoo first to hear Blasey Ford’s story: ‘I told her I believed her’

    09/24/2018 1:44:27 AM PDT · by EVO X · 15 replies
    The Mercury News ^ | September 18, 2018 | Casey Tolan
    Eshoo’s involvement began when Blasey Ford, a constituent in her Peninsula district and a professor of psychology at Palo Alto University, called her congresswoman’s office requesting a meeting. A staffer talked to her in advance, but Eshoo said she didn’t realize the magnitude or significance of Blasey Ford’s allegations until the two met in person for more than an hour and half on July 20.
  • Fight for Kavanaugh

    09/24/2018 12:37:51 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 20 replies
    National Review ^ | September 24, 2018 12:03 AM
    The cynics — or, perhaps more precisely, the realists — believed that the Democrats were playing for time in the hopes of finding another accusation against Brett Kavanaugh. The cynics were right. The New Yorker stooped to publish a shoddy story alleging that Kavanaugh exposed himself to a woman while he was at Yale. The alleged incident occurred at a drunken party when both were in their freshman year. What’s extraordinary is that the woman making the charge, a fellow Yale student named Deborah Ramirez, admits that she hesitated to come forward because there were such large gaps in her...
  • Reports: Kavanaugh Has Found 1982 Calendar, Detailed Entries Help Clear His Name

    09/23/2018 10:33:21 PM PDT · by kingattax · 58 replies
    Western Journal ^ | SEPTEMBER 23, 2018 | BENJAMIN ARIE
    The last-minute attempt to derail Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation as the next Supreme Court justice has just hit a serious snag. Facing damaging but almost completely unsubstantiated claims that he acted improperly with a girl back when he was a teenager, the conservative nominee has dug into his personal archives to defend himself. Up until now, the vague accusations made by Christine Blasey Ford had only resulted in a “he said, she said” stalemate. Liberals insisted that Blasey Ford’s story of a bad encounter at a drunken party be believed, while conservatives have pointed out that the nearly 40-year-old claim is...
  • New Yorker Publishes Account From Second Brett Kavanaugh Accuser

    09/23/2018 5:35:51 PM PDT · by Kazan · 241 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...
  • Senate Democrats Investigate a New Allegation of Sexual Misconduct from Kavanaugh’s College Years

    09/23/2018 5:01:27 PM PDT · by Trump20162020 · 193 replies
    The New Yorker | 09-23-2018 | Staff
    https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/senate-democrats-investigate-a-new-allegation-of-sexual-misconduct-from-the-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaughs-college-years-deborah-ramirez
  • C Ford's '2 Afraid 2 Fly 2 DC' But She Plotted Move 2 NZ After 2016 Election & Attended U. Of HI

    09/23/2018 2:53:29 PM PDT · by Syncro · 44 replies
    informationliberation.com ^ | Sep. 22, 2018 | Chris Menahan
    Christine Ford's 'Too Afraid to Fly to DC' But She Plotted Move to New Zealand After 2016 Election & Attended U. Of HawaiiChris Menahan In a bid which further delayed a vote on Judge Kavanaugh, Christine Blasey Ford's associates claimed earlier this week that Ford's too afraid to fly to Washington DC from California and instead needs to drive. As ABC News reported on Friday: [L]awyers for Ford are asking the Senate Judiciary Committee to schedule a hearing for her to be heard on Thursday, allowing time for Ford to make the drive from California to Washington D.C. Ford's friend,...
  • Paul Gosar: Siblings savage congressman in attack advert

    09/23/2018 1:11:15 PM PDT · by BackRoads775 · 58 replies
    https://www.bbc.com ^ | 23 Sep 2018 | BBC
    Fearing for the future, his siblings have thrown their weight behind their choice of candidate in a powerful new TV advert. The striking part? It's not their brother. Nope - six of Mr Gosar's siblings have spoken out to endorse his rival, Democrat David Brill. If that sounds brutal on paper, the execution is even more savage. To maximise its impact, the ad doesn't name the six speakers until the end - they're just presented as normal Arizona folks.
  • Christine Blasey Ford Reaches Deal to Testify at Kavanaugh Hearing (not really)

    09/23/2018 10:59:28 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 82 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 23, 2018 | Sheryl Gay Stolberg
    The woman who has accused Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when they were teenagers has committed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday, her lawyers said on Sunday. The lawyers said some details — including whether an outside lawyer will question her — still needed to be resolved, but that those issues would not impede holding a hearing. The agreement, reached after an hourlong negotiating session Sunday morning between the lawyers and committee aides, is the latest step in a halting process toward a potentially explosive hearing that will pit the woman, Christine Blasey Ford,...
  • GOP heading for midterm wipeout as Blue Wave scenario gives Democrats 12-point generic ballot lead

    09/23/2018 8:47:37 AM PDT · by tcrlaf · 159 replies
    CNBC ^ | 10-22-2018 | John Harwood
    The new NBC News-Wall Street Journal survey, taken six weeks before Americans head to the polls, shows Democrats leading Republicans by 52 percent to 40 percent for control of Congress. If it holds, that 12 percentage point margin would suggest a "blue wave" large enough to switch control of not just the House but also the Senate.
  • Hold The Damn Vote Already

    09/22/2018 10:59:55 PM PDT · by Helicondelta · 63 replies
    Townhall.com ^ | Sep 23, 2018 | Derek Hunter
    It was a week of pure political theater, a disgrace to everything this country used to stand for, and Democrats loved every minute of what they’d created. Between the faux outrage and the pearl-clutching across liberal Washington, there wasn’t a fainting couch that wasn’t engaged. It was all garbage. We will never know happened to Christine Blasey Ford in the early 80s, even after she tells her story. Frankly, I don’t care anymore. When she first came forward I was willing to hear her out. It quickly became clear, whatever her story was, that her story didn’t matter. By Monday...
  • Christine Ford Meets Deadline By Not Agreeing To Terms

    09/22/2018 3:13:33 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 115 replies
    Hot Air ^ | September 22,2018 | JAZZ SHAW
    The deadline in question was not an offer to extend negotiations. We’ve already heard the answer that Ford is busy, dealing with intrusions and all the rest. She has had plenty of time to prepare for a trip to provide testimony that she requested. The meeting is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Washington, D.C. Given the way the committee has bent over backward, offering her multiple settings, including flying out to hear her testimony in California, with no need to travel, this is preposterous. The way things have been going thus far, I wouldn’t be shocked to see Grassley wind...
  • Game-Changer: Kavanaugh Accuser Linked to Anita Hill Hit Job on Clarence Thomas

    09/22/2018 1:35:07 PM PDT · by Mariner · 57 replies
    Conservative Tribune ^ | September 21st, 2018 | By Cillian Zeal
    When NeverTrump pundit Erick Erickson suggested that the accusation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey Ford was the result of a PR job, there was both laughter and disdain from the left. There isn’t much mirth or contempt now that it’s been revealed who Judge Kavanaugh’s accuser has retained. According to Politico, Christine Blasey Ford — the 51-year-old California psychologist who says the Supreme Court nominee sexually assaulted her while they were in high school in Maryland — is receiving advice from Democrat activist Ricki Seidman. “Seidman, a senior principal at TSD Communications, in the past worked...
  • Grassley: If there's no agreement on Ford testifying, committee will vote Monday

    09/21/2018 6:34:42 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 84 replies
    cnn ^ | September 21, 2018 | Phil Mattingly, Dana Bash, Manu Raju, Devan Cole and Sunlen Serfaty,
    Washington (CNN)The Senate Judiciary Committee has proposed holding a hearing next Wednesday where they will hear testimony from both Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing him of sexual assault, according to a source with knowledge of the matter. A deadline for Ford's legal team to respond to Senate Republicans' proposal for the hearing has been extended from 5 p.m. ET Friday to 10 p.m., Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley said in a statement. If Ford's lawyers do not respond to the proposal or Ford decides not to testify by the deadline, Grassley said, the...
  • Judiciary Committee Continues Effort to Accommodate Testimony from Dr. Ford Next Week

    09/21/2018 5:48:15 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 52 replies
    Judiciary senate.gov ^ | September 21, 2018 | Judiciary Committee
    WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today offered to move next week’s hearing to receive testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Wednesday, in order to accommodate one of several requests made by Ford’s legal team. The Committee also offered to accommodate certain other terms while respecting fairness, due process and the senators’ ability to fulfill their constitutional duties. Chairman Grassley issued the following statement: “Despite the fact that the July 30th letter remains hidden, my committee has been investigating the allegations and has heard from multiple witnesses since Sunday. Ms. Katz has discussed Dr....
  • LIVE: President Trump Holds MAGA Rally Springfield, MO, 6:30 p.m. CT

    09/21/2018 3:33:01 PM PDT · by Reno89519 · 84 replies
    Donald J Trump ^ | September 21, 2019 | Reno89519
    President Trump holds his MAGA Rally in Springfield, Missouri, today, Friday, September 21, 2018, at 6:30 p.m. Central Time (That's 7:30 p.m. Eastern and 4:30 p.m. Pacific).Lots of news today, great fodder for the rally, and fantastic Friday live blogging opportunity for us on FR. Join the fun!
  • President Donald J. Trump Secures Funding to Care for Our Veterans, Rebuild Military

    09/21/2018 3:29:20 PM PDT · by MarchonDC09122009 · 7 replies
    Whitehouse.gov ^ | 9/21/2018 | President Donald Trump
    https://www.whitehouse.gov/briefings-statements/president-donald-j-trump-secures-funding-care-veterans-rebuild-military-invest-infrastructure/ President Donald J. Trump Secures Funding to Care for Our Veterans, Rebuild Our Military, and Invest in Our Infrastructure VETERANS Issued on: September 21, 2018 menuALL NEWS QUOTE My pledge to you, our noble warriors, is that my Administration will support you, and your loved ones, and your amazing families every single day, now and always. President Donald J. Trump CARING FOR OUR VETS: President Donald J. Trump is signing legislation that provides historic funding to care for our Nation’s veterans. President Trump is signing appropriations legislation that will provide $86.5 billion in funding for the Department of Veterans...
  • Rosenstein Suggested He Secretly Record Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment

    09/21/2018 11:00:27 AM PDT · by rumrunner · 188 replies
    The New York Times ^ | Adam Goldman adn Michael Schmidt
    WASHINGTON — The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.
  • Papadopoulos: British Govt. Was Spying on Trump Campaign by April 2016 – Obama Knew

    09/21/2018 9:40:19 AM PDT · by xzins · 83 replies
    The Gateway Pundit ^ | 21 Sep 18 | Jim Hoft
    George Papadopoulos, the Trump campaign volunteer targeted by the Deep State and foreign spies let loose on Twitter this week and claimed he was targeted by US allies and “Obama knew!” Papadopoulos tweeted on September 13th that the Brits met with him often before the 2016 campaign – While I have never met a Russian official in my life knowingly, the British government liked to meet me quite often throughout the campaign. Including Tobias Ellwood, who was right under Boris Johnson, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs.— George Papadopoulos (@GeorgePapa19) September 14, 2018 Papadopoulos notified the FBI that he thought...
  • The Unrelenting Left: If Kavanaugh Is Confirmed, This Is What Democrats Will

    As soon as one playbook looks to be falling apart, the Left is drafting a new one—and it speaks to their unhinged disposition regarding this Supreme Court nomination. Judge Brett Kavanaugh was already facing a solid Democratic opposition. The two days of frenetic and drawn out hearings showcased a party who knew deep down that the game was up. The GOP had the votes—they still do—and his nomination would sail through. They tried the transparency pivot, asking for time to review scores of documents from his time as the White House Staff Secretary under Bush. None of those documents were...
  • The Case for Impeaching Kavanaugh (NYT alert)

    09/20/2018 12:22:11 PM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 62 replies
    New York Times ^ | September 20, 2018 | Ronald J. Krotoszynski Jr.
    Charles Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, and Mitch McConnell, the Senate majority leader, seem determined to call a vote next week on the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be an associate justice of the Supreme Court, even in the face of this week’s sexual assault allegations against him. Senate Republicans assume, correctly, that if they can hold the party line, his installation on the Supreme Court is a sure thing. This is certainly true — even if the Democratic caucus in the Senate holds firm against Mr. Kavanaugh, they simply lack the votes to block him....