The long awaited, much anticipated Christine Ford vs. Judge Brett Kavanaugh hearing finally came to fruition before the Senate Judiciary Committee and what an emotional roller coaster ride of a hearing it was. Starting at 10:00 am, it lasted until 6:45 pm.
The republican hired an independent prosecutor Rachel Mitchell of Arizona who has prosecuted many sexual assault cases to question both parties. I felt she was more sympathetic to Ford and tougher with Kavanaugh. Each senator had five minutes to cross-examine each party.
First appearing was the accuser Dr. Christine Ford who is accusing Judge Kavanaugh of assaulting her 36 years ago by having him and another boy who was totally drunk at a house party push her into a room threw her down on a bed, put his hands over her mouth and tried to undress her. She says he feared for her life when his friend Mark Judge pounced on both of them was when they toppled over and she escaped.
Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. Judge Brett Kavanaugh, has denied all of this. Both his family and Ford and her family have been the target of death threats and she has to go into hiding living from house to house of different friends.
Senate Judiciary Committee staff spoke separately to two men who believe that they, and not Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, had “the encounter” with Christine Blasey Ford that is the basis of her accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.
The information was released by the committee on Wednesday night, but the committee did not name the men or state if it felt their information was credible or would conduct a follow-up investigation.
The committee said that staff interviewed “a man who believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Dr. Ford in 1982 that is the basis of his complaint” on September 24.
At Thursday’s hearing, Ford showed a lot of tearful emotion reminding me of a witness in a Perry Mason type of court show. She’s obviously been through some sort of assault that keeps coming back to haunt her, but she’s had plenty of time to consult with her lawyers one who is a radical feminist who went with her to the women’s march and wore a pink p***y hat. There is a picture of Ford at the march holding a “Not My President” sign. She insisted it was Brett Kavanaugh who did the act even though she couldn’t remember where the house was what day it was or how she got here or how she left.
Many of Ford’s witnesses claim Blasey Ford is mistaken and that they know nothing of the claims she is making Including her own FAMILY which hasn’t signed off on her allegations. Her husband has said she is an attention seeker.
Since the beginning, there have been questions of how many people were attending the party that Ford was at during the alleged assault.
Just yesterday, we learned from Ford’s lie detector test results that she contradicted the original account she gave The Washington Post. She initially told Senator Feinstein that she was with four others. But her polygraph test says she was with four boys and a couple of girls. Now Ford says there may have been more boys or girls in the house during the time of the party.
Ford: “I can’t guarantee there weren’t a few other people there” in addition to the four I remember.
“4 boys” (typed letter to Feinstein)
“4 boys in the room” (therapist)
“3 boys & a girl” (WaPo)
“4 boys & a couple of girls” (letter)
“5 boys, one I didn’t know” (today)
None of whom seem to live in house she doesn’t know the location of on the street she ran away on
There is something really wrong here. She can claim that she doesn’t know how many people were in the house. But, until this point, she has given detailed numbers of how many people were at the party and said there was no chance of mistaken identity.
When the liberal members of the Judiciary committee interviewed her they kept fawning over her saying over and over how brave she was to come forth etc. so much so that it was getting sickening after a while. Diane Feinstein said this was not a trial but a job interview for Judge Kavanaugh, but you could have fooled me when the allegations started flying and with a prosecutor asking questions.
After Ford’s testimony, Judge Kavanaugh entered the room. He read his opening statement that he said he wrote himself yesterday afternoon and went in with very hard emotion and with guns blazing. He accused Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday of leveraging anti-Trump sentiment following the bruising 2016 presidential election into a smear campaign designed to tarnish his reputation and sink his confirmation.
“This whole two-week effort has been a calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election. Fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons, and millions of dollars in money from outside, left-wing opposition groups,” Kavanaugh said during opening remarks before the panel.
He told how his family has been hurt and even destroyed immensely by this accusation. How he’s always honored women and never assaulted anyone. He said how he loved coaching girls basketball because it gave them encouragement lessons for life, “but after what you unleashed I’ll probably never be able to do that again,” he said to the senators. Kavanaugh went on to say how he’s sent more women law clerks to the bench than any other lawyer in history, “but after what you have unleashed today I’ll probably never do that either,” he said very tersely. You could tell this was a man who has a great mind and is a good man who was deeply wronged.
The liberals on the court like Cory Booker and Kamla Harris who we were so fawning over Ford suddenly came onto Kavanaugh like gangbusters, Sen. Dick Durbin like most of the senators suggested Kavanaugh look at Trump’s lawyer who was sitting down from him and ask him to halt the hearing and ask for an investigation by the FBI. This was obviously a trap by Durbin to stall the hearing. Brett responded that all the FBI does is ask questions and it is up to the committee to find answers which is why we’re here today, but these senators kept bringing up an FBI investigation and Brett always answered the same way. This was clearly a stalling tactic by the Dems because an investigation would take past the mid-terms which is what they are hoping for.
Brett has been investigated by the FBI six times every time he went for a new judicial position. In an FBI investigation, they not only interview him but his friends, family and past employers. If he did anything wrong like he is being accused of it would have come up and he would not have been allowed a seat.
After Sen. Dick Durbin, (D-MI) asked Kavanaugh to request an F.B.I. investigation into charges of sexual assault to try to clear his name, Sen,.Lindsey Graham broke from the agreement among Republican senators to have prosecutor Rachel Mitchell ask their questions for them, and fired off his own view on whether an investigation should be launched.
“If you wanted an FBI investigation you could have come to us. What you want to do is destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open, and hope you win in 2020. You’ve said that, not me,” Graham said, before turning back to Kavanaugh. “You’ve got nothing to apologize for. When you see [Justice Sonia] Sotomayor and [Justice Elena] Kagan, tell them that Lindsey said hello, because I voted for them.”
“I would never do to them what you’ve done to this guy. This is the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics,” Graham shouted. “And if you really wanted to know the truth, you sure as hell wouldn’t have done what you’ve done to this guy.
“I cannot imagine what you and your family have gone through,” Graham continued. “Boy, you all want power. God, I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham. You belong on the Supreme Court and I intend to vote for you,” Graham said”
This speech deserved a round of applause and was Lindsey’s “You can’t handle the truth” moment to the committee.
Brett said he had great compassion for Ford and said: “she might have been assaulted by someone, but it wasn’t me.”
I believe Him!!!