While Saturday Night Live and the biased media are offering one sort of portrayal of what is going on regarding the Kavanaugh nomination, the facts and reality are different. Here are some highlights with links if you want to go more in depth.
Rachel Mitchell, the sex crimes prosecutor hired by the Senate Judiciary Committee notes:
"In the legal context, here is my bottom line: A 'he said, she said' case is incredibly difficult to prove. But this case is even weaker than that," she wrote. "Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them. For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard."
The entire memorandum is here.
As detailed in this memo from the Senate Republican Communication Center, the entire Thursday TV hearing could have been avoided per Dr. Ford’s wishes for a meeting in California, a meeting which Senator Grassley offered multiple times.
SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA), Judiciary Committee Chairman: “Dr. Ford. I’m going to correct the record but it’s not something that I’m saying that you stated wrongly because you may not know the fact that when you said that you didn’t think it was possible for us to go to California as a committee or our investigators to go to California to talk to you, we did, in fact, offer that to you and we had the capability of doing it and we would’ve done it anywhere or anytime.”
RACHEL MITCHELL: “[I]t’s been reported by the press that you would not submit to an interview with the committee because of your fear of flying. Is that true?” . . .
DR. FORD: “I just appreciate that you did offer that. I wasn’t clear on what the offer was. If you were going to come out to see me, I would have happily hosted you and had you -- had been happy to speak with you out there. I just did not -- it wasn’t clear to me that that was the case.”
Two other memoranda worth checking out by the Senate Republican Communications Center include:
Julie Swetnick: ‘She’s Not Credible At All’. “‘The [Defamation] Suit Also Alleges Swetnick “Engaged In Unwelcome, Sexually Offensive Conduct” While At Webtrends And “Made False And Retaliatory Allegations That Other Co-Workers Had Engaged In Inappropriate Conduct Toward Her”’
Search And Destroy By Any Means Necessary. "Saving the Supreme Court from Trump’s clutches has always involved a very complicated two-step: first, block Kavanaugh, then fight like hell to win back the Senate." [Brian Fallon, former spokesman for Hillary Clinton, Eric Holder, and Chuck Schumer.]
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