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The madness surrounding Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing leapt into overdrive this weekend with news that an “anonymous” accusation of sexual improprieties from 35 years ago became all of a sudden much less anonymous:

After allegations of decades-old sexual improprieties first surfaced last week, it looked as if Kavanaugh would easily surmount this obstacle. But we have to give the Democrats credit: They have lined up their dominoes perfectly. And on Sunday, they set their plan in motion when the Washington Post published an in-depth interview with Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. The story detailed a blow-by-blow accounting of Ford’s allegations, as well as her explanation for why she neglected to share her experience until decades later. Tellingly, the story also noted that Democrats have been sitting on the story since July, and that Ford only decided to out herselfafter some unscrupulous members of the Judiciary Committee shared her identity with the press – or at least that’s what California Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s office alleges.

This last minute “Hail Mary” attempt to derail Kavanaugh’s confirmation is eerily similar to what was done to Roy Moore – an “anonymous” accuser came forward shortly after Moore won his primary with salacious (and unconfirmed) allegations from over three decades ago about alleged sexual assaults by Moore. Feinstein must have figured – if it worked then, why not try again?

However, Kavanaugh’s record is virtually unassailable, while Roy Moore had a long list of strikes against him, as I previously covered:

It is important to note that Roy Moore himself deserves a lot of the blame. He was suspended from the Alabama Supreme Court twice; after his removal from office on ethics grounds in 2004, he was re-elected in 2012, only to be suspended again in 2016. He refused to debate Jones, a cowardly maneuver in any campaign. And there were clearly plenty of people in the state who despised Moore enough to undermine the “Christian” credentials which won him the primary, regardless of the merit of the accusations against him.

And it is important to have some context on the accuser herself, Christine Blasey Ford, a woman who appears to be intimately connected with the “Never Trump”movement:

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Kavanaugh accuser checklist:

-Protest Trump's immigration policy
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-Donate to "Friends of Bernie Sanders"

Who do you think she likes less - Kavanaugh, or Trump?

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Breaking:
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Memory improved after 30 years

Kavanaughs mother was the judge who presided over the
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This delay is not likely to matter – I expect Kavanaugh to get confirmed, even if Feinstein is somehow able to delay his nomination. However, I think their ultimate goal has less to do with Kavanaugh than it does with the upcoming midterm elections, for one reason:

Any vote on Kavanaugh prior to the midterm election is a lose-lose for vulnerable Senate Democrats in “Red” states.
(Note: I had hoped to publish part two of FMShooter’s midterm election coveragethis week, but Kavanaugh’s confirmation hearing is essential to describe first – at the very least, Feinstein will get one delay.)

For Red state Democrats, a vote on Kavanaugh is a disaster waiting to happen. A “nay” vote angers Republicans and motivates them to get to the polls, and a “yea” vote is disheartening to the Democratic base, likely causing poor turnout in the states in question. Which is extremely pertinent, when a closer look is taken at these specific “at-risk” Democrats:

Bill Nelson, Florida
Claire McCaskill, Missouri
Joe Donnelly, Indiana
Heidi Heitkamp, North Dakota
Jon Tester, Montana
Ultimately, I don’t expect the Democrats to come anywhere close to the 51 required votes to control the chamber, with or without a confirmation hearing delay. However, the Democratic party is clearly doing everything it can to cover for the races it needs to win if they have any hopes of being able to continue to obstruct President Trump‘s agenda.

For the time being, at least, it appears they’ve accomplished their goal:

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President Donald Trump says “a little delay” may be needed on an upcoming Senate Judiciary Committee vote on the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. But the president is predicting that it will “work out very well.”

Trump says he wants a “full process” to investigate the allegations. But the president says Kavanaugh’s nomination is “on track. I think he’s very much on track.”

Trump is praising Kavanaugh as one of the finest people he’s known. And he called a question about whether Kavanaugh should withdraw “ridiculous.”

From both a judicial and a personal perspective, there is nothing disqualifying about Kavanaugh as a SCOTUS Justice – the man has an impeccable record, authoring hundreds of opinions, and has been highly regarded by his colleagues for decades. The Supreme Court would likely have no one sitting on the bench if unconfirmed, uncorroborated allegations 30+ years in the past from a nominee’s high school days could derail a confirmation.

The same can be said about nearly all of the justices serving on the Supreme Court for the last 30 years – all with impeccable judicial records, years of experience judging cases on US Circuit Courts – with one notable exception.

Justice Elena Kagan’s most extensive experience as a judge was as a clerk for appeals courts judges. In the 20 years proceeding her nomination, she was the Solicitor General, and before that, she was the Harvard Law School Dean, worked as counsel to the Clinton administration to defend it from its many scandals, and was an assistant in several “Domestic Policy” roles.

No judicial experience anywhere.
The same cannot be said about Merrick Garland, who was passed over for Kagan in 2010 in spite of his decades serving on the same court as Kavanaugh. While he is a left-leaning judge and I don’t agree with many of his rulings (especially regarding the 2nd amendment), there was nothing disqualifying about his nomination – he was simply nominated at the wrong time. The truth is, he should be sitting on the SCOTUS bench, not Kagan.

Kavanaugh could indeed suffer the same fate as Garland, succumbing to politics and possibly having his nomination denied if Republicans lose control of the Senate. However, Trump likely understands the gravity of the situation, and how important it is to have a Kavanaugh confirmation hearing on the books before the elections.



While I expect to see Kavanaugh sitting on the Supreme Court sooner rather than later, the possibility has to be acknowledged that he could face Roy Moore’s fate (in spite of his far stronger record), and become the latest casualty of the #MeToo movement.

If Kavanaugh’s nomination is throttled, the precedent will effectively be set for the nation that no one is off limits to baseless allegations, even our nation’s best and longest-serving.

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Debra Katz, the attorney hired by Christine Blasey Ford to represent her and her claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh attacked her at a high school party three decades ago, is a longtime Democratic activist and donor. Katz has, in the past, defended men accused of sexual assault by multiple women, including former President Bill Clinton and disgraced former U.S. Senator Al Franken (D-MN).
And she is a part of the “resist” movement, the anti-President Donald Trump crowd. In an October 2017 interview posted on the National Women Law Center’s website, Katz was asked about sexual misconduct cases.

“Today, in your practice, have you noticed an increase in these kinds of cases or complaints? Why do you think that is?” Emily Martin, vice president for Education and Workplace Justice, asked Katz in 2017.

“Unfortunately, these kinds of cases do not go away. In times of economic uncertainty when people feel vulnerable on many levels, it is easy for them to blame other ‘outside’ groups, including women, African-Americans, and national origin minorities, for their lost opportunities,” Katz said. “Part of President Trump’s appeal is apparently that he reinforces those fears and resentments.”

“We are seeing a large uptick in sexual, racial, and religious harassment cases since the election,” Katz said. “Unfortunately, President Trump’s misogynistic, anti-immigrant, anti-Muslim conduct and comments have radically lowered the bar and have normalized abusive and assaultive conduct in the workplace.”

However, when asked about men who have been accused of sexual assault by numerous women — Clinton who was impeached and Franken who resigned — Katz has defended them.

In Clinton’s case, Katz took his word over that of Paula Jones, who claimed that the president exposed himself and pressured her to commit a sexual act, according to a report in Townhall:

Katz dismissed Jones’ assertions on March 30th, 1998 on CNN’s “Talkback Live” saying that, “Paula Jones’ suit is very, very, very weak. She’s alleged one incident that took place in a hotel room that, by her own testimony, lasted 10 to 12 minutes. She suffered no repercussions in the workplace.”

Likewise, Katz again said on CBS’ Evening News on April 2nd, 1998 that Jones’ allegation could not hold up in court because, “Clearly a one-time incident that took place in 10 to 12 minutes, she was not forced to have sex, she left on her own volition, the courts increasingly are finding that that is not enough to create a sexually hostile work environment claim.”



In 1998, Katz told the media that, “If a woman came to me with a similar fact pattern, that is someone in the company above her propositioned her but only once and she suffered no tangible job detriment. I would probably tell her that I’m sorry, it’s unfair, but you don’t have a case.’ Katz said that courts have generally held that a one-time proposition does not constitute harassment. If it’s one time, it has to be severe, almost a sexual assault, not just a touching of somebody’s breast or buttocks or even forceful kissing.”

Katz also defended Franken when several women accused him of sexual misconduct.

“Context is relevant,” Katz said of the scandal. “He did not do this as a member of the U.S. Senate. He did this in his capacity of someone who was still functioning as an entertainer.”

Katz has also been a longtime financial supporter of Democrats, according to Open Secrets. She donated more than $8,000 to both former President Barack Obama’s presidential campaigns.

At an event to raise money for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2015, Katz is credited with raising $29,000.

She also has ties to George Soros, according to the Washington Times, through her involvement with the Project on Government Oversight (POGO), an organization that has been directly funded by Soros’s Open Society Foundation.

POGO co-signed a letter to Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and Chuck Grassley (R-IA) with a variety of leftist groups demanding Kavanaugh records, according to FrontPageMag.

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The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations.

In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and obtained by CNN's "Anderson Cooper 360," Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys argue that "a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions."
Read: Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys' letter requesting FBI investigation
Read: Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys' letter requesting FBI investigation
The letter from Ford's lawyers notes that despite receiving a "stunning amount of support from her community," Ford has also "been the target of vicious harassment and even death threats" and has been forced to leave her home.
"We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and Ranking Member Feinstein to discuss reasonable steps as to how Dr. Ford can cooperate while also taking care of her own health and security," the letter from Ford's lawyers said.
Ford's attorney Lisa Banks told Cooper that Ford will talk with the committee but added, "She is not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday."
"She will talk with the committee," Banks said. "She is not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday. This just came out 48 hours ago."
"Asking her to come forward in four or five days and sit before the Judiciary Committee on national TV is not a fair process. If they care about doing the right thing here and treating this seriously as they have said, then they will do the right thing and they will properly investigate this, and she will work with them in that investigation and also to share her story with the committee," Banks said Tuesday night.
Grassley said in a statement Tuesday night that there were never any plans to sit Ford and Kavanaugh together at the witness table, as Banks told Cooper during the interview. He said there is no reason for more delay:
"Immediately after learning of Dr. Ford's identity from news reports Sunday, committee staff started working to gather facts related to her claims. We've offered Dr. Ford the opportunity to share her story with the committee, as her attorney said yesterday she was willing to do. We offered her a public or a private hearing as well as staff-led interviews, whichever makes her most comfortable. The invitation for Monday still stands."
"Dr. Ford's testimony would reflect her personal knowledge and memory of events," Grassley said. "Nothing the FBI or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further delay."
A Justice Department spokesperson said the FBI had forwarded the initial letter from Sen. Dianne Feinstein on September 12 to the White House counsel's office in accordance with guidelines for conducting background checks.
The spokesperson noted that the allegation "does not involve any potential federal crime," and said if the FBI becomes aware of new information that raises suitability questions about a nominee or appointee, the agency will inform the White House, which is an existing agreement.
According to the spokesperson, the FBI "does not make any judgment about the credibility or significance of any allegation."
The letter comes after a day of uncertainty about whether the hearing scheduled for Monday would even take place, as Republicans continued to emphasize their repeated efforts to reach out to Ford.
Last week, news surrounding a private letter that had been sent to Feinstein, Democrat of California, raised potential questions about Kavanaugh's nomination. Feinstein later announced she had given the letter to the FBI. On Sunday, The Washington Post published a story that detailed Ford's personal account of an incident that Ford said took place when she and Kavanaugh were both in high school.
Ford alleges that while at a party, Kavanaugh pushed her into a bedroom along with his former classmate Mark Judge, and attempted to remove her clothes. She also alleges that Kavanaugh put her hand over her mouth when she attempted to scream. Kavanaugh has denied the incident, and he and Judge both deny being at the party in question.
"This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes -- to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday," Kavanaugh said in a statement. "I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity."
The public accusation led Grassley on Monday to announce that the committee would convene next Monday to give both Kavanaugh and Ford the opportunity to publicly testify, as both had indicated a willingness to do so.
But as of Tuesday afternoon, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Republicans had yet to hear from Ford or her lawyer regarding their request for her to testify.
"What we're saying is there should be an investigation because that's the right thing to do," Banks said.
"She is prepared to cooperate with the committee and with any law enforcement investigation," she added.
Democrats have pushed back on the hearing. All 10 Democrats on the Senate Judiciary Committee sent a letter on Tuesday to FBI Director Christopher Wray and White House counsel Don McGahn arguing that the FBI should conduct an investigation prior to a hearing.
"The Committee should have the completed report before any hearing occurs and we ask that you take immediate steps to make sure that we have the FBI's report before we proceed," the senators wrote.
Feinstein said in a statement she supported Ford's proposal.
"We should honor Dr. Blasey Ford's wishes and delay this hearing. A proper investigation must be completed, witnesses interviewed, evidence reviewed and all sides spoken to. Only then should the chairman set a hearing date," Feinstein said in a news release.
"I hope that each and every one of us will immediately denounce the horrific treatment of Dr. Blasey Ford. That this brave woman is receiving death threats and has been forced to flee with her family is appalling and heartbreaking. This abuse must stop. We're better than this."
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer, a New York Democrat, also supported Ford's proposal.
"Dr. Ford's call for the FBI to investigate also demonstrates her confidence that when all the facts are examined by an impartial investigation, her account will be further corroborated and confirmed," Schumer said in a statement. "Senate Republicans and the White House should drop their inexplicable opposition to an FBI investigation, allow all the facts to come out, and then proceed with a fair process in the Senate. Dr. Ford's life has already been badly disrupted by death threats and other intimidation. She deserves to be treated with respect and fairness by the Senate."
However, Sen. Orrin Hatch, a Utah Republican, countered Ford's proposal on Twitter Tuesday night, arguing, "The FBI does not do investigations like this."
"The responsibility falls to us," Hatch tweeted. "Chairman @ChuckGrassley has moved our committee vote to accommodate Dr. Ford's lawyer's offer on TV yesterday to have her client testify before the Judiciary Committee. We should proceed as planned."
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President Trump in an exclusive interview with Hill.TV said Tuesday he ordered the release of classified documents in the Russia collusion case to show the public the FBI probe started as a “hoax,” and that exposing it could become one of the “crowning achievements” of his presidency.

“What we’ve done is a great service to the country, really,” Trump said in a 45-minute, wide-ranging interview in the Oval Office.

“I hope to be able to call this, along with tax cuts and regulation and all the things I’ve done… in its own way this might be the most important thing because this was corrupt,” he said.

Trump also said he regretted not firing former FBI Director James Comey immediately instead of waiting until May 2017, confirming an account his lawyer, Rudy Giuliani, gave Hill.TV earlier in the day that Trump was dismayed in 2016 by the way Comey handled the Hillary Clinton email case and began discussing firing him well before he became president.

“If I did one mistake with Comey, I should have fired him before I got here. I should have fired him the day I won the primaries,” Trump said. “I should have fired him right after the convention, say I don’t want that guy. Or at least fired him the first day on the job. ... I would have been better off firing him or putting out a statement that I don’t want him there when I get there.”

Trump has offered different reasons in the past for his firing of the FBI chief, blaming Comey’s handling of the Clinton case but also linking it to Comey’s actions in the Russian investigation.

The president also called into question the FBI’s handling of the Russian investigation, again criticizing it for surveilling his campaign.

He criticizing the Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) court’s approval of the warrant that authorized surveillance of Carter Page, a low-level Trump campaign aide, toward the end of the 2016 election, suggesting the FBI misled the court.

“They know this is one of the great scandals in the history of our country because basically what they did is, they used Carter Page, who nobody even knew, who I feel very badly for, I think he’s been treated very badly. They used Carter Page as a foil in order to surveil a candidate for the presidency of the United States.”

As for the judges on the secret intelligence court: “It looks to me just based on your reporting, that they have been misled,” the president said, citing a series of columns in The Hill newspaper identifying shortcomings in the FBI investigation. “I mean I don’t think we have to go much further than to say that they’ve been misled.”

“One of the things I’m disappointed in is that the judges in FISA didn’t, don’t seem to have done anything about it. I’m very disappointed in that Now, I may be wrong because, maybe as we sit here and talk, maybe they’re well into it. We just don’t know that because I purposely have not chosen to get involved,” Trump said.

The president spared no words in criticizing Comey, former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe, counterintelligence agent Peter Strzok, lawyer Lisa Page and other FBI officials who started the probe. He recited specific text messages Page and Strzok traded while having an affair and investigating his campaign, arguing the texts showed they condoned leaks and conducted a bogus probe.

Those texts are to be released as a result of Trump’s announcement on Monday.

“It’s a hoax, beyond a witch hunt,” he said.

Trump cited one text released recently in which Strzok and Page appear to discuss getting McCabe to approve an expansion of the Russia case right after Comey is fired.

“Comey was a bad guy. He gets fired. They only have Andy left because they know they’re doing wrong,” the president said in describing how he felt wronged by the FBI.

He denounced the FBI for leaking to create what he said was a false narrative against him, saying it appeared to be an “insurance policy” to destroy his presidency if he won.

“Number one how illegal is it? And number two, how low is it,” he said.

“What we have now is an insurance policy,” the president said. “But it has been totally discredited, even Democrats agree that it has been discredited. They are not going to admit to it, but it has been totally discredited. I think, frankly, more so by text than by documents.”

Trump said he had not read the documents he ordered declassified but said he expected to show they would prove the FBI case started as a political “hoax.”

“I have had many people ask me to release them. Not that I didn’t like the idea but I wanted to wait, I wanted to see where it was all going,” he said.

In the end, he said, his goal was to let the public decide by seeing the documents that have been kept secret for more than two years. “All I want to do is be transparent,” he said.

Asked what he thought the outcome of his long-running fight with the FBI, the president said: “I hope to be able put this up as one of my crowning achievements that I was able to ... expose something that is truly a cancer in our country.”
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Fox News senior political analyst Brit Hume stated that the woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault is delaying her appearance in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee to stall for the Democrats while on “Tucker Carlson Tonight” on Fox News Tuesday.

Hume was on the show minutes after Lisa Banks, Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer, said she would not be testifying on Monday. (RELATED: Kavanaugh Accuser’s Lawyer Calls For Investigations Before Senate Hearing)

“It’s pretty transparent though, it all points in one direction — delay, delay, delay. Now we know, based on what we’ve been told at least, that Christine Blasey Ford was reluctant to come forward and was induced somehow to do so,” Hume stated. “Chuck Schumer was saying the other day that she should be able to come forward and whatever it is on her timetable to do so, but it looks to me like the Democrats managed to accelerate the timetable, perhaps not in her best interest.”

He continued, “The whole idea of this is to postpone the vote as long as possible. Obviously I think the Democrats had some hope that perhaps what they thought were explosive allegations would sink the nomination. That pretty clearly isn’t going to happen, at least at this stage. So then the second best thing to happen was to stall it as long as possible, and that is unmistakably, in my judgment, what this is all about.”

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Leading congressional Democrats are looking to stall the process to release documents related to the Russia investigation, which President Donald Trump ordered declassified on Monday.

Reps. Nancy Pelosi and Adam Schiff and Sens. Chuck Schumer and Mark Warner, sent a letter Tuesday asking Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, FBI Director Christopher Wray and Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats to provide an “immediate briefing” to the Gang of Eight before declassifying and releasing the documents.

The four Democrats expressed “profound alarm” at Trump’s order to declassify the records. Trump ordered the Justice Department and Office of the Director of National Intelligence to begin the process to declassify 21 pages from a June 2017 Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act (FISA) application taken out against former Trump campaign adviser Carter Page. (RELATED: Here’s What You Need To Know About Trump’s Declassification Order)

Trump also ordered the declassification of FBI notes from interviews used in connection with the Page FISAs as well as notes from interviews with Bruce Ohr, the Justice Department official who met numerous times with Christopher Steele, the author of the anti-Trump dossier.

Trump also demanded the release of Russia-related text messages from former FBI officials James Comey, Andrew McCabe, Peter Strzok, and Lisa Page. He also ordered the release of Ohr’s text messages.

A small group of House Republicans have pressed Trump to declassify and release the documents. Led by House Intelligence Committee Chairman Devin Nunes, the Republicans claim that the documents show that the FBI abused the FISA process in order to surveil the Trump campaign.

The Democrats argue that Trump’s action is a “brazen abuse of power” aimed at undermining the special counsel’s investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russian government.

They further claimed that “absent an indictment,” the subjects of federal investigations “should not be able to access law enforcement or related national security information for any reason.”

In the requested briefing, Democrats want to find out what review process will be undertaken during declassification.

They also want to inquire about proposed redactions in the documents as well as “plans to protect investigative equities and sources and methods, including efforts to mitigate harm that may result from these disclosures.”

It is unclear whether the Democrats’ effort will delay the declassification process. A Justice Department spokeswoman said Monday that the agency was “already working” with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence on the declassification process.

Nunes said Monday that the release of most of the records should take only a few days at most. He said in an interview on Fox News that the process to release the Carter Page FISA was “very, very simple.”

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The attorney for the Palo Alto, California, psychology professor who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault while they were high school students said on Tuesday evening that her client, Christine Blasey Ford, is “not prepared” to appear before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday for a hearing without a full FBI investigation into her allegations.
Lisa Banks, one of Ford’s lawyers, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that though Ford is “prepared to cooperate with the committee and any law enforcement investigation… in whatever form that takes,” she is “not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday” and “can’t focus on having a hearing” after receiving “death threats” and “harassment” in recent days.

Ford’s lawyers reportedly sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Tuesday evening indicating that Ford wants to testify after an FBI investigation is conducted. In the letter, Ford’s lawyers wrote that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.”

“We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and Ranking Member Feinstein to discuss reasonable steps as to how Dr. Ford can cooperate while also taking care of her own health and security,” the letter continued.

On CNN’s Anderson Cooper 360, Banks said Ford is dealing with “hate mail,” “harassment,” and “death threats,” and “she can’t focus on having a hearing that hasn’t been investigated and where nobody has talked to her.”

“Asking her to come forward in four or five days and sit before the Judiciary Committee on national tv is not a fair process,” Banks continued. “Any talk of a hearing on Monday is premature because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago.”

When Cooper pressed Banks on multiple occasions about whether Ford would appear on Monday if the FBI concluded an investigation by then, Banks claimed that “no legitimate investigation is going to happen between now and Monday” and “nothing of substance and nothing legitimate can happen by Monday.” Banks also deflected after Cooper asked whether Democrats are just trying to stall and obstruct.

Banks, repeating that Ford was “deflecting death threats and harassment,” said “rushing forward into a hearing when she is under this much pressure” is not the right thing to do.

“There is no reason we should have a public hearing on Monday given what has occurred and when it has occurred,” Banks continued. “This is being rushed through. And it’s too important to be rushed through. This is not a game. This is a serious situation.”
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Far-left activist Christine Blasey Ford has gone into hiding, according to a report from the New York Times.
Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell said as of 6:40 PM ET that he still had not heard back from Ford’s lawyer regarding Monday’s hearing.

It is now believed Christine Blasey Ford has moved out of her residence, is arranging for private security and in hiding.

The New York Times reported:

Dr. Blasey, thrust suddenly into a spotlight that she never sought, has been inundated with vulgar email and social media messages, and even death threats, according to a person close to her, who spoke on the condition of anonymity to discuss a private matter. “From what I’ve heard you have 6 months to live, you disgusting slime,” one message said.

Dr. Blasey, who has two teenagers, has moved out of her house, is arranging for private security for herself and her family, and is effectively in hiding, the person said. But Dr. Blasey has also been buoyed by a flood of supportive messages from friends and strangers.

Last Thursday, Senator Dianne Feinstein referred a mysterious letter about Kavanaugh to the FBI after holding onto it for months.

Now Feinstein is claiming that she “can’t say that everything is truthful” about the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh brought forth by far-left activist Christine Ford.

Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor and far left activist, wrote a letter to a Democrat lawmaker earlier this summer claiming she was sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh while they were at a high school party in Maryland over three decades ago.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh said Monday to Senator Orin Hatch that he wasn’t even at the party in question.

President of Judicial Watch Tom Fitton said this whole thing a circus and called for the vote to commence on Thursday as originally planned.
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Democrats hate men-especially white men.
On Tuesday, Democrat Senator Mazie Hirono told American men to shut up and do the right thing for a change when it comes to Kavanaugh’s sexual assault allegations.

Senator Hirono: “Guess who’s perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It’s the men in this country. I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up! And step up. Do the right thing for a change.”

The grotesque statement made by Senator Hirono was in response to reporters asking questions about the firestorm surrounding Kavanaugh and his accuser Christine Blasey Ford.

“We have to create an environment where women can come forward and be heard and be listened to…I believe her [Christine Ford]” said Hirono.

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Sen. Hirono: “Guess who's perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It's the men in this country. I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up! And step up. Do the right thing for a change.”

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James Woods had the perfect response to Senator Hirono’s sexist statement wherein she attacked American men and told them to shut up and do the right thing for a change.

“There are hallowed American cemeteries around the globe filled with men who did the right thing, you sexist witch. Go fuck yourself,” Woods said in a viral tweet.



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There are hallowed American cemeteries around the globe filled with men who did the right thing, you sexist witch. Go fuck yourself.

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Sen. Hirono: “Guess who's perpetuating all of these kinds of actions? It's the men in this country. I just want to say to the men in this country, just shut up! And step up. Do the right thing for a change.”


8:37 AM - Sep 19, 2018
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James Woods is on point as usual.

Over 1 million American men have died fighting in wars for America’s freedoms.

Democrat Senator Hirono is a disgrace to this country for disparaging American men.

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Christine Blasey Ford now says she wants the FBI to conduct an investigation of the incident before Senators hold a hearing on the sexual assault allegations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
Ford’s lawyer finally responded to Republican Senators late Monday after requests about Monday’s hearing went unanswered.

This 11th hour “me too” ambush of Kavanaugh is an attempt to delay and or completely derail his confirmation.

CNN reported:

In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa, and obtained by CNN’s “Anderson Cooper 360,” Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys argue that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.”
The letter from Ford’s lawyers notes that despite receiving a “stunning amount of support from her community,” Ford has also “been the target of vicious harassment and even death threats” and has been forced to leave her home.
“We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and Ranking Member Feinstein to discuss reasonable steps as to how Dr. Ford can cooperate while also taking care of her own health and security,” the letter from Ford’s lawyers said.
“What we’re saying is there should be an investigation because that’s the right thing to do,” Ford’s attorney Lisa Banks told Cooper.
“She is prepared to cooperate with the committee and with any law enforcement investigation,” she added.
Christine Blasey Ford, a California professor and far left activist, wrote a letter to a Democrat lawmaker earlier this summer claiming she was sexually assaulted by Brett Kavanaugh while they were at a high school party in Maryland over three decades ago.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh said Monday to Senator Orin Hatch that he wasn’t even at the party in question.

Now Feinstein is claiming that she “can’t say that everything is truthful” about the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh brought forth by far-left activist Christine Ford.

Earlier Tuesday Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) said if Ford doesn’t come or balks at the timetable of a Monday hearing:
We’re running the committee. Not her lawyer.

Update: A US official told Tucker Carlson Tuesday evening the FBI will not investigate the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh brought forth by Christine Ford.

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