Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Judge Kavanaugh Confirmation Debacle

Judge Brett Kavanaugh -  Supreme Court Nominee


This is an analysis from a FB friend 
which deserves broad viewership. 
It is a succinct and lucid summary 
of the Judge Kavanaugh Senate 
hearings and issues.

Facts:

1)  Six FBI background checks over 25 years:
     No Negatives found.
2) 1,325 written questions from US Senators:
    No Negative Comments
3) 65 meetings with US Senators:
    The allegations were never mentioned
4) 32 hours of public hearings:
     No mention of the allegations
5) In US Senate Judiciary Committee Executive session:
    No reference to the allegations
Booker: aka: Spartacus 
6) Senator Cory Booker
     Made no mention the allegations
7)  At the time of this post [18SEP2918], the accuser continued to refuse to appear before the Senate Committee.
     -- No other witnesses will be allowed to appear before the Committee.

8)  The Washington Post published a hit piece mentioning a single, uncorroborated, allegation from 36 years ago, during Kavanaugh's high school days, and the Senate Committee must now delay or defeat Judge Kavanagh's nomination to the Senate for confirmation to the Supreme Court.

9)  Click here for Kavanaugh's biography

This is a disgraceful, partisan debasement of the 
US Senate and the confirmation process, and the 
fact that it was held until the eleventh-hour is 
suspicious, at best, and nefarious at worst!

To clarify, here is the Democrats timeline:

Senator Feinstein
• Dianne Feinstein, a Senior Democrat member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, had a written statement in her possession from a woman accusing Kavanaugh of misconduct when they were both teenagers, weeks before Kavanaugh ever came before Congress for hearings.

• Feinstein did not turn the letter over to the FBI, which would then have had the authority to discretely interview those involved and assess the allegation's legal ramifications for a public figure.

• Feinstein (and other Senate Dems who presumably knew about the letter) did not ask Kavanaugh about the allegations they knew had been made against him during the hundreds of hours of closed and open testimony and thousands of submitted questions.

• Feinstein held the letter until Kavanaugh's hearing was concluded and a vote for him was all-but-sure to pass nomination, and then first mentioned the letter during a press release to reporters - where the case would be litigated in the public arena, and not within the halls of investigative or deliberative bodies whose job it is to assess these claims.

• Because Kavanaugh was never asked about the accusations or his relationship with the accuser in days of questioning by the Senate, the Judge presumably had no idea what the allegations even were.
   a) The accusations lack a time, place, and circumstances
   b) making them all but impossible for Kavanaugh's defense
   c) Such accusations would never be admissible in a court of law!

Senator Grassley
• Feinstein did not cooperate with Republicans in setting up follow-up calls with the Kavanaugh accuser who accuser continues to ignore requests from Senator Grassley for a hearing.

• Feinstein and Senate Democrats refused to speak with Kavanaugh and the Senate Judiciary staff Monday after the accuser had gone public and Kavanaugh had forcibly denied the allegations.

The accuser's lawyer says it is not her client’s job to corroborate her claims against Kavanaugh
[a normal process in a court of law]

Every legitimate accuser should be  heard -- after investigation and verification;  and such cases should be  litigated to the fullest extent. However, the way Democrats have handled this claim has in no way benefitted the accuser, accused, or the greater Me Too movement.  
A court would throw out such an accusation for lack of evidence as well as the fact that the event allegedly occurred 36 years prior. The fact that the accuser is linked to the Hillary campaign and to the Steele bogus accusation degrades the accuser and the accusation. 

It smacks of political weaponization!



EDITORIAL NOTE:
Who is the accuser?
Christine: Now  --                                           36 Years Ago

Here's a summary
Judge Kavanaugh's Accuser

Notably, Christine Blasey's brother, Ralph III, worked for Baker Hostetler, the Fusion GPS law firm, for 15 years.

She is affiliated with Indivisible, an Alinsky-style Anti-Trump "Resistance Group" in Silicon Valley [their Facebook page has now been taken down].

Katz






According to Michael Collesano, her lawyer, Debra Katz, a defender of Bill Clinton's assaults on women, to include Paula Jones ["a 'one-time' incident"] is a board member of POGO, a Soros-funded organization.  She is currently representing Irwin Reiter [a Harvey Weinstein company executive]