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Tuesday, October 16, 2018

The Taint On Kavanaugh Keeps Growing

This article originally appeared on Creators.

 

By delaying a vote on Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation to the Supreme Court, pending a “supplemental FBI investigation” of his background, Senate leaders hoped a quick show of bipartisan cooperation would soothe growing public concern about both process and nominee. But that hurried investigation is unlikely to inspire confidence.

Instead, now that the FBO report is in the hands of the Senate Judiciary Committee after only six reported interviews, it will guarantee lingering questions — whether Kavanaugh is ultimately confirmed or not.

More than one observer has noted the absurdity of the Republican rush to approve Kavanaugh, considering how the Republicans used delay to kill then-President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland.…

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Bipartisan Experts Reject Fakery By Grassley’s ‘Female Assistant’

She smiled and shook hands with Christine Blasey Ford — but any sensible person knew to watch for Rachel Mitchell’s knife hand. Predictably enough the Arizona prosecutor, hired by Senate Republicans to question Ford about her alleged 1982 assault by Brett Kavanaugh, issued a report denigrating the value of Ford’s testimony. (She had nothing to say at all about Kavanaugh’s wildly inappropriate and dubious appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee.)

As a woman and a professional sex crimes prosecutor, Mitchell showed up not only to buffer the Republican senators from looking like bullies but to burnish the whole process with a veneer of fairness.…

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Ford Will Testify About Kavanaugh Before Senate Panel On Sept. 27

Lawyers for Dr. Christine Blasey Ford have reached a tentative agreement with Senate Judiciary Committee staff for her to testify on Thursday, Sept. 27 about the attempted rape she says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh inflicted on her more than 30 years ago, when both were in high school. Negotiations over various other aspects of her appearance before the committee were expected to continue over the weekend, according to a Saturday report in The Washington Post  confirmed by other news outlets.

The chosen date was a victory for Ford and her attorneys, who brushed off deadlines set by Senate Republican leaders, notably Judiciary Committee chair Chuck Grassley (R-IA), and accused them of attempting to “bully” her.…

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