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Brett Kavanaugh sworn in as Supreme Court Justice!

UPDATE (Oct. 9):

Justice Brett Kavanaugh is already at work! He hired his clerks — all women — and will participate in oral arguments before the Supreme Court today.

This afternoon, Brett Kavanaugh, 53, was sworn in as 114th Supreme Court justice, hours after the Senate voted 50-48 to confirm him.

Chief Justice John Roberts administered the constitutional oath and retired Justice Anthony Kennedy administered the judicial one.

The quick swearing-in enables Kavanaugh to begin work immediately in advance of arguments at the court Tuesday.

Kavanaugh’s wife, children and parents were in attendance. (New York Post)

The Senate voted today to confirm U.S. District Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh to be the next Associate Justice on the Supreme Court, replacing pro-abortion Justice Anthony Kennedy following his retirement.

Kavanaugh was confirmed on a 50-48 vote:

  • All Democrat senators, except Joe Manchin (WV), voted “no” against Kavanaugh’s nomination.
  • All Republican senators voted “yes,” except pro-abort Lisa Murkowski (Alaska), who voted “present”, and pro-life Steve Daines (Montana), who supported Kavanaugh but was absent due to his daughter’s wedding.

Dianne Feinstein badgering Lisa Murkowski

Kavanaugh secured enough votes yesterday when Senators Susan Collins (R) and Joe Manchin (D) agreed to support him.

Last night, Sen. Collins delivered an extended defense of Kavanaugh’s record and announced her intention to vote in favor of his confirmation. Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) took to Twitter to praise Collins’ “strongly held principles” and to denounce the Left’s threats against Collins:

“Most will never know the full extent of the efforts to intimidate & threaten @SenatorCollins on the #Kavanaugh vote. I am not talking about political pressure or people screaming at her in an elevator. I am talking about vicious, vile & dangerous actions.”

On Twitter, deranged Leftists call Collins a “traitor to women”, a “rape apologist”, and demand she be forever harassed in public as a punishment for her vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

Yesterday, when Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell filed for cloture on Kavanaugh’s nomination, he said:

“This evening, the Senate will receive the results of the FBI’s supplemental background investigation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh. This is now the seventh time the FBI has looked into Judge Kavanaugh’s background. And this information comes on top of what has already been one of the most thorough, most exhaustive Senate reviews of any Supreme Court nominee in our nation’s history.

Five days of public hearings. Sixty-five private meetings with Senators. More than 1,200 responses to written questions from members. More than 500,000 pages of documents for review — the most produced for any Supreme Court nomination in history. And the 300-plus opinions Judge Kavanaugh has issued during his 12 years on the D.C. Circuit. And now, Senators will have the evidence collected by this additional [FBI] background investigation for their consideration as well.”

Source: LifeNews.com; Breitbart

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Dianne Feinstein in tears after reading FBI report on Kavanaugh

Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), whose personal driver of 20 years is a Chinese spy, received Christine Blasey Ford’s letter accusing Supreme Court nominee U.S. District Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh on July 30, 2018, but made no mention of the letter nor questioned Kavanaugh about Ford during the Senate Judiciary Committee’s 4-day hearing on the nomination, Sept. 4-7.

Feinstein sat on the letter and waited until September 12 — the day when the Committee had been scheduled to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination — to forward the letter to the Justice Department.

On September 27, Kavanaugh and his accuser appeared before the Judiciary Committee, after which Feinstein and other Democrats demanded an FBI investigation into the accusations against Kavanaugh, although the FBI had already thoroughly investigated him six times.

On October 3, the FBI completed its 7th investigation of Kavanaugh and submitted its report to the White House and the Senate Judiciary Committee. The FBI’s supplemental background report on Kavanaugh, to which all senators have access, concluded that there is no corroboration for the allegations made by Ford or a second Kavanaugh accuser, Deborah Ramirez.

On October 4, Feinstein and Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) held a press conference on the FBI report. Feinstein complained that the FBI had not interviewed either Kavanaugh or Ford (both, of course, had already testified under oath to the Senate Judiciary Committee), and accused the Trump White House of “blocking” the FBI “from doing its job” and “tying its hands”.

Then it was Schumer’s turn to speak. Standing behind Schumer, Feinstein was visibly distraught, fighting back tears.

The following is an analysis of Feinstein’s body language during the press conference by Mandy O’Brien, who calls herself “Dr. Bombard”:

  • Feinstein was showing “extreme stress” as seen in how she held her head and shoulders and her hands in a tight grip, and her strained smile.
  • Deception, when Feinstein said “I had to leave” before she could read the entire FBI report.
  • “Putting on an act of strength” as Schumer began talking.
  • Fear, as her eyes pulled in in some inner thought unrelated to what Schumer was saying.
  • With her mouth tightly closed, her eyes glistened. She fights back tears, holding her head higher so that the tears won’t drain outward. All her movements are unrelated to what Schumer is saying, but have to do with her personal thoughts.

Meanwhile, the number of sealed indictments as of September 30, 2018 is a whopping 55,677, as President Trump beefs up Gitmo (the U.S. Navy base at Guantanamo Bay, Cuba) with more than $200 million in new construction this year and next, including $115 million for a new 848-troop barracks.

See “Sen. Lindsey Graham’s curious questions to Judge Kavanaugh on military tribunals for U.S. citizens

UPDATE (Oct. 7):

A FoxNews poll finds that 75% of Americans, across party lines, blame Dianne Feinstein for the Kavanaugh fiasco:

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Kathy Griffin wants to f*ck these senators

Yesterday, the unfunny and violent comedienne Kathy Griffin, who had threatened to decapitate President Trump, tweeted this charming message (h/t Tony Whitcomb):

Chuck Grassley (IA), Orrin Hatch (UT), John Cornyn (TX), Thom Tillis (NC), Mike Lee (UT), Ben Sasse (NE), Ted Cruz (TX), Mike Crapo (ID), John Kennedy (LA), and Lindsey Graham (SC) are all Republican members of the Senate Judiciary Committee who will vote to confirm U.S. District Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court.

The remaining Republican, the 11th, on the committee is RINO Jeff Flake (AZ).

The three tweets below are the best responses to Griffin’s charming tweet:

@RebeccaMbula: “I don’t think anyone would want to do that with you.”

Vive Charlie‏ @ViveCharlieMag:

Meanwhile, moms are speaking out for Kavanaugh:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fBq-t5Oswag

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Your tax dollars at work: Planned Parenthood threatens senators if they vote to confirm Judge Kavanaugh

Planned Parenthood, the largest abortion business in America, kills 320,000 unborn babies every year, 900 babies every day. Its most recent annual report showed a record income of $1.46 billion — $400 million of which came from taxpayers. As Senator Rand Paul said in his speech on August 23 on the Senate floor:

“Planned Parenthood received over 400 million dollars of taxpayer money [a year], the government with a wink and a nod tells us that Planned Parenthood doesn’t spend the money on abortions but everybody knows that the taxpayers are really cross-subsidizing Planned Parenthood’s abortion mills.”

This is what Planned Parenthood Abortionhood is doing with your tax dollars.

Fearing that if confirmed, Kavanaugh would be the 5th Supreme Court vote to overturn Roe v. Wade, Planned Abortionhood has spent nearly $1 million in a campaign to “#StopKavanaugh”.

Yesterday, the abortion mill took a step further and is now threatening to go after senators (“we’re coming for you”) who’ll vote to confirm Supreme Court nominee U.S. District Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh. (Daily Wire)

This is what Planned Abortionhood tweeted yesterday morning:

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Vote NO on #Kavanaugh
Or else we’re coming for you

Commenter Qackerjak on Voat has the best response to Planned Parenthood’s threat:

What’s PP think they’re going to do? Shove a pair of scissors into their skulls? Rip off their arms & legs? Cut up their bodies and sell them for parts? If they think they can, let them try. Conservatives are not tiny little defenseless babies… we’ll kick their asses from here to China.

Pro-aborts don’t just kill defenseless unborn babies.

They also assault adults.

Micaiah Bilger reports for LifeNews.com that on Sunday, Sept. 30, 2018, at the annual Life Chain — a peaceful, prayer-filled event to publicly witness to the tragedy of abortion — in downtown Toronto, Canada, a pro-abort man wearing a pentagram necklace high-kicked a pro-life young woman, Campaign Life Coalition’s youth coordinator Marie-Claire Bissonnette.

Bissonnette said that the man first took out markers and defaced two of Campaign Life Coalition’s signs. Bissonnette took out her cell phone and began to record him, telling him that his defacing and destruction of private property was against the law. The man then roundhouse-kicked Bissonnette; her phone drops to the ground as she asks for someone to call the police.

After the video went viral and an appeal was made to the public to identify the pro-abort assailant, Toronto hair salon Noble Studio 101 posted a message on Instagram identifying the man as their employee Jordan Hunt, whom the salon had fired after seeing the video.

In the event that YouTube censors the video by removing it, I had this GIF made of Jordan Hunt’s assault on Bissonnette:

The Washington Free Beacon reports that Jordan Hunt also scribbled on several pro-lifers’ clothes, including those of a 10-year-old girl.

Bissonnette said she was not the only person targeted Sunday during the Life Chains. In Mississagua, someone walked up to a pro-life advocate from behind and poured paint over his clothes while he was praying. She wrote for LifeSiteNews:

“I’ve participated in many public pro-life activities throughout my life. This isn’t the first time I’ve been attacked. Rocks have been thrown at me. I’ve been spat upon multiple times and pushed. Men have aggressively asked how I would like it if they raped me and forced me to have an abortion. There is a media-driven narrative that pro-life activists are violent and a danger to women. This is a bald-faced lie. The only violence or aggression I’ve witnessed in my many years in the pro-life movement comes entirely from pro-abortion activists, and yet it’s rarely, if ever, reported.

You should know that on August 23, 2018, a pro-life amendment sponsored by Sen. Rand Paul to revoke taxpayer funding for Planned Parenthood failed in the U.S. Senate by a narrow 45-48 vote.

Taxpayers and the 320,000 babies who are killed by Planned Parenthood every year have these four senators to thank, whose “no” votes ensure that the abortion mill continues to be subsidized by our tax dollars.

H/t Big Lug and Flanders

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Boom! FBI has completed investigating Kavanaugh!

This afternoon, two senior Senate sources told Fox News the FBI has completed its investigation on sexual allegations against Supreme Court nominee U.S. District Court Judge Brett Kavanaugh.

The FBI’s supplemental background report on Kavanaugh concluded, “There is no corroboration for the allegations made by Dr. Ford or Ms. Ramirez”. The report will be sent to the White House before it goes to the Senate Judiciary Committee. The report will be secured in a Capitol Hill basement room for all 100 senators and 9 staffers to come and read.

It is not clear whether any part of the FBI report will be made public, but Thune acknowledged “some of it will probably make its way out into the public and into the mainstream. But most importantly, at least right now, is that all senators who are going to have the responsibility to vote on this nomination have an opportunity to review it, assess it and come to their own conclusions about what’s in there.”

In a letter today to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa), Kavanaugh’s accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team said she has not yet heard from the FBI about scheduling an interview with her.

The FBI has not interviewed either Kavanaugh or Ford. Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) said there is no need to interview either Kavanaugh or Ford, who have each given one media interview and faced questions from the Judiciary Committee, because the FBI “pretty well know what both of them are going to say.”

Sen. John Thune (R-SD), the third-ranking Republican in the Senate, told Fox News’ “The Daily Briefing with Dana Perino” that “obviously,” the FBI report “will enable the process to move forward and we hope that we’re going to have the votes to get [Kavanaugh] confirmed when it’s all said and done.”

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky) set up a procedural vote for as early as Friday on the Kavanaugh nomination. McConnell has filed a petition for a  cloture vote, which if successful would limit debate on the nomination and start the clock ticking on a final 30-hour waiting period before the Senate votes to confirm the nominee. McConnell said, “It’s time to put this sickening display behind us. The Senate will vote on this nomination this week.

Assuming at least 50 senators agree to end debate, Kavanaugh’s final confirmation vote will come Saturday.

Republicans hold a narrow 51-49 advantage in the Senate and can only afford to lose one vote before Kavanaugh’s nomination would be scuppered. Vice President Mike Pence can cast a tiebreaking vote. Thune said, “It’s an audience of three that we have to win over, at least at the moment,” referring to the three RINO senators Jeff Flake (Arizona), Susan Collins (Maine) and Lisa Murkowski (Alaska). No Republicans, however, have said they will vote against Kavanaugh.

Sources: Fox News; Washington Examiner; Reuters

Dianne Feinstein badgering Lisa Murkowski

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House Judiciary Committee subpoenas AG Sessions for McCabe, FISA and Russian investigation documents

A week ago on September 27, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Rep. Bob Goodlatte (R-VA) subpoenaed Attorney General Jeff Sessions for three documents. The deadline for Sessions to produce those documents is tomorrow.

In his letter notifying Sessions of the subpoena, Goodlatte wrote:

Given the [Justice] Department’s ongoing delays and/or refusal to produce these documents, I am left with no choice but to issue the enclosed subpoena to compel their production.

The Subpoena states that on October 4, 2018, at 12:00 p.m., Sessions is “hereby commanded to be and appear before the Committee on the Judiciary of the House of Representatives” to produce three documents “in un-redacted form”:

(1) The McCabe Memos: “All documents and communications” written by former FBI deputy director Andrew McCabe “to memorialize discussions, meetings, or correspondence he had with senior government officials, including the President of the United States.

The McCabe Memos include:

  • Real-time debriefs from former FBI Director James Comey after his meetings with Trump.
  • A memo on the May 16, 2017 meeting where Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein allegedly suggested he would wear a wire to secretly tape President Trump, which would then be used to enlist Cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Trump from office. McCabe and former FBI counsel Lisa Page were among several people in the room. (Fox News)

Note: Michael Bromwich, who is now an attorney representing Christine Blasey Ford, Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, was Andrew McCabe’s attorney.

(2) The Woods File: includes (a) the application for a FISA (Foreign Intelligence Surveillance Act) order authorizing surveillance on Carter Page; and (b) “any document concerning or relating to any attempt to verify the accuracy of any alleged facts stated in the FISA applications for Mr. Page.”

Carter Page is a petroleum industry consultant and a former foreign-policy adviser to Donald Trump during the 2016 presidential campaign. He has been a focus of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s two-year investigation into alleged links between Trump and Russia to interfere in the 2016 election.

(3) Russian interference: “All documents and communications shared with the Gang of Eight in May 2018 related to the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.”

On May 24, 2018, FBI and Justice Department officials briefed the bipartisan group of lawmakers known as the “Gang of 8” on classified documents related to Special Counsel Mueller’s Russia investigation. The “Gang of 8” are:

  1. Sen. Richard Burr (R-NC), Chair of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence.
  2. Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Majority Leader.
  3. Rep. Devin Nunes (R-CA), Chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence.
  4. Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-CA), House Minority Leader.
  5. Rep. Paul Ryan (R-WI), House Speaker.
  6. Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA), ranking member of the House Intelligence Committee.
  7. Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY), Senate Minority Leader.
  8. Sen. Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chair of the Senate Intelligence Committee.

H/t maziel

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Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell rips apart Christine Ford’s allegations against Judge Kavanaugh

Rachel Mitchell, 50, is a public prosecutor in Arizona since 1993, currently serving as Deputy County Attorney and chief of the Special Victims Division in the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office.

In 2003, Mitchell was recognized by Governor Janet Napolitano and Attorney General Terry Goddard as the Outstanding Arizona Sexual Assault Prosecutor of the Year. In 2006, Mitchell was named Prosecutor of the Year by the Maricopa County Attorney’s Office. The Maricopa County Commission on Trial Court Appointments has recommended her to be one of several candidates for Maricopa County Superior Court judge.

Mitchell was retained by the Senate Judiciary Committee to serve as the Nominations Investigative Counsel questioning Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh at the Committee hearing on September 27, 2018.

Christine Blasey Ford

Mitchell submitted to Senate Republicans her legal analysis of Ford’s allegations in the form of a 10-page Memorandum, dated September 30, 2018, which contains a detailed Timeline.

Mitchell begins her Memorandum by stating what she calls the “bottom line”:

A “he said, she said” case is incredibly difficult to prove. But this case is even weaker than that. 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.

Mitchell then provides the reasons why Ford’s allegations are not credible:

(1) Ford has given inconsistent accounts of when the alleged assault happened, including the mid-1980s, early 1980s, the 1980s, summer of 1982, when she was 15, and when she was in her “late teens” (age 15 is not “late teens”).

(2) Ford did not name her assailant in her marriage therapy in 2012, and in her individual therapy in 2013 — as shown in the therapists’ notes — but her husband, Russell Ford claims she identified Kavanaugh by name in the 2012 marriage therapy session.

(3) Ford was inconsistent in describing the alleged incident to her husband, from a “sexual assault” before the two were married, to “physical abuse” when they were first married.

(4) Although Ford remembers “small, distinct details” from the party unrelated to the alleged assault — that she had exactly beer and was taking no medication at the time — she cannot remember key details of the night in question which could help corroborate of her account:

  • Who invited her to the party or how she heard about the party.
  • How she got to the party.
  • What house in which the alleged assault took place.
  • Where specifically the house was located, other than that it was “near” the Columbia County Club.
  • How she got home from the party after the alleged assault, or who drove her home. No one has come forth identifying him/herself as the driver.

(5) Ford has no corroborating witnesses. In fact, all three of the individuals she had named as having attended the party — Mark Judge, Patrick “PJ” Smyth, and Ford’s lifelong friend Leland Keyser (née Ingham) — submitted statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee denying any memory of the party whatsoever.

(6) Ford has given inconsistent accounts of the alleged assault:

  • About whether she heard Kavanaugh and Judge talking to other partygoers while she was hiding in a bathroom after the alleged assualt:
    • She said she’d heard the boys talking in her letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
    • She said just the opposite in her testimony before the Senate committee — that she could not hear the boys talking, but “assumed” they were.
  • About who was at the party:
    • Ford’s therapy notes said 4 boys were in the bedroom where she was assaulted.
    • Ford told the Washington Post there were 4 boys at the party, but only two (Kavanaugh and Judge) were in the bedroom.
    • Ford told the Senate committee there were 4 boys and a girl (Leland Keyser) at the party, but she can’t remember the name of the fourth boy, nor has any one come forward claiming to be the fourth boy.
    • Ford called Patrick Smyth a “bystander” in her polygraph statement and to the Washington Post, but denied Smyth was a “bystander” in her Senate testimony.

(7) Ford’s memory of more recent events is inconsistent and hazy, which “raises further questions about her memory”:

  • About whether she showed the Washington Post a full or partial set of her therapy notes, or whether she showed the reporter only her summary of those notes. But Ford has refused to provide any of the therapy notes to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
  • She could not remember whether she was audio- or video-recorded when she took the polygraph test. [Eowyn’s note: Ford is a professional psychologist, with three degrees in psychology, who has coached people in taking polygraph exams.]
  • She could not remember when she took the polygraph test — whether it was on the same day or a day after her grandmother’s funeral.

(8) Questions concerning Ford’s claims to suffer psychological effects (anxiety, claustrophia, PTSD) from the alleged assault:

  • She demanded delays in the date of the Senate hearing, claiming her symptoms prevented her from flying, but she said in her Senate testimony that she flies “frequently” for her hobbies and work — to the mid-Atlantic, Hawaii, French Polynesia, and Costa Rica. In fact, she flew to Washington, DC, for the hearing.
  • She said she struggled academically in college because of the alleged assault, but not in her last two years in high school.
  • In describing to the Washington Post the psychological effects of the alleged assault, Ford used the word “contributed” instead of “caused”, which suggests other factors might have accounted for her psychological symptoms. But in her Senate testimony, she called the impact of the alleged assault “striking”.

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Tuesday Funnies: More Kavanaugh accusers come forward!

This is the world in the demented minds of the malicious Left.

H/t GiGi

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The Hounding of Judge Kavanaugh: A Synopsis

Beverly Ann Barnum is a longtime Facebook reader of Fellowship of the Minds.

She wrote this essay to inform “all those clamoring for an FBI investigation into the Ford/Kavanaugh situation.”

WHO: Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, accuser; Judge Bret Kavanaugh, defendant; Mark Judge, witness; Patrick J. Smyth, witness; Leland Ingham Keyser, witness.

WHAT: All named witnesses declare, under oath of committing felony perjury, it never happened. Ford’s best friend Leland, said Ford never ran in the same crowd as Kavanaugh. Dr. Christine Blasey Ford claimed that in the early 80s, perhaps the summer of 1982, she attended a party somewhere near Columbia Country Club in Montgomery County, Maryland. She neither remembers how she got there, nor how she returned home. She does remember it was before she obtained her driver’s license. She mentions four boys and two girls were there, or maybe more. She was only able to provide names for four: Brett, Mark, PJ, and Leland. Although she was never asked why she was upstairs in the first place, since most nearby homes have at least a powder room on the first floor, she claims she was in an upstairs bedroom with Mark and Brett.  Here, she was thrown onto the bed and Brett attempted to take off her clothing, ground himself against her and put his hand over her mouth. She feared for her life. Mark threw himself onto the bed and they all fell onto the floor. She recalls the boys laughing hysterically at her expense. She escaped into the bathroom and later went downstairs and outside, returned home and no police report was filed. In order for any investigation to occur, either then or now, plaintiff must file a police report and Ford did not. Recent requests by Democrats to investigate were met with a refusal because it was a 1982 misdemeanor and the statute of limitations expired after one year. She was too afraid to mention the incident to anyone until 2012, when she first divulged it in couples therapy. The emergent memory was so strong she claims she had to install a second front door in her home in order to have an additional way to escape in case of another attack. But the building permit for this door was issued in 2008, reportedly to connect to a room she rents out.

WHEN: Time unknown, date unknown, probably in the summer of 1982 prior to Ford obtaining a driver’s license.

WHERE: Place unknown, some home in Montgomery County, Maryland, probably near the Columbia Country Club.

WHY:

Motive One: To use the newly minted phrase, “create a moral panic”. Democrats would have you believe it is because Brett Kavanaugh is being hired for a lifetime job and for this, should have a totally unblemished character. This 11th hour allegation should provide, beyond any reasonable doubt, an adequate reason to reject his application, despite being totally unprovable and totally opposed to an otherwise spotless reputation. Kavanaugh passed six previous FBI investigations. This motive is relatively improbable because more than 100 friends, classmates and coworkers have written and spoken to the quality of his character. Mark Judge has agreed to testify to the FBI.

Motive Two: Brett Kavanaugh’s mother was a judge with ties to a foreclosure of the Blasey Maryland residence and this is REVENGE. This motive is also improbable because the home was not actually foreclosed and his mother’s ties were distant to the case.

Motive Three: Some Republicans would have you believe Democrats, the Deep State and Nevertrumpers within the Republican Party want to use any possible means to delay the Kavanaugh confirmation beyond the 2018 Midterm elections, hoping they will reclaim the majority necessary to prevent a conservative judge from being appointed to the Supreme Court.

Motive Four: As payback for what the Republican majority did to President Obama’s nomination of Merrick Garland in 2016. Probably another contributing factor for motive three.

HOW: This is where it gets interesting, with evidence pointing to Motive Three as the most logical answer. Since high school yearbooks entered the discussion re. Kavanaugh, with allegations that he habitually partied, got drunk and even might have passed out with no recollection of events, it is only fair to also point out Ford’s yearbook records. Holton Arms, the private girls’ school Ford attended, might be a role model for “Fast Times at Ridgemont High.” Girls partied, got drunk and bragged about being sexual predators. Logic and knowing most teens frequently do things of a questionable nature, might indicate the alleged sexual assault, if it actually happened, would be plausible for either Kavanaugh or Ford. Kavanaugh’s online yearbooks were not scrubbed from the Internet; Ford’s have been. Pages from hard copy remain and have been shared.

Kavanaugh was blindsided by the accusations. His family receives death threats. He has no GoFundMe website to pay for legal expenses. Ford has pro bono attorneys, she testified she does not know who paid for her polygraph and her GoFundMe donations are nearing one million dollars at this writing.

Ford sent an accusatory letter to Senator Dianne Feinstein in July, after having previously contacted her congressional representative who initially suggested a course of action. This letter has been examined and found to have typographical inconsistencies. It does not mention Kavanaugh by name. Writing experts furthermore claim it could not have been written by someone with a Ph.D. There were at least 14 glaring elementary mistakes that a published author with a Ph.D. should not have made. Rumor has it that the same or very similar letter has been seen before, prior to the Justice Gorsuch confirmation.

Feinstein suggested hiring attorneys she knew. Ford also requested Feinstein keep information confidential. During a lengthy confirmation process, Kavanaugh was asked nothing about this incident, by either Feinstein or any of the other nine Democratic senators on the Judicial Committee. Instead, Feinstein sat on the letter for more than a month, saving it to use at a later critical juncture. That critical juncture was September 12, when the Judiciary Committee was scheduled for a vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination.

There are procedures specified by the Senate Judiciary Committee for having investigators handle affairs quietly. But Feinstein forwarded the letter to the Justice Department, which someone from her office or Ford herself leaked to the Washington Post. What ensued was a very public planned or unplanned media circus.

The choice of attorneys is interesting. Kavanaugh’s lawyer, Beth Wilkinson, is a high-powered, Washington, D.C. lawyer who represented multiple top Clinton aides involved in the FBI email investigation during the campaign. She’s also a long-time Democratic booster, and is married to CNN contributor David Gregory. As for Dr. Ford’s attorneys, Debra Katz was a campaign fundraiser for Clinton during her 2016  campaign; Michael Bromwich resigned from his law firm because the partners objected to his decision to represent Ford. Bromwich was also the face of fired FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe’s legal team.

Brett Kavanaugh and his life are an open book, documented by his written judicial record. In contrast, there are many red flags in Christine Ford’s life and connections, pointing to a left-wing political agenda:

(1) Ford’s ties to George Soros: According to The Washington Times:

Look at what’s going on with Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation proceedings for the Supreme Court, and the fingerprints of George Soros are all over it.

First there was a report from June in the Daily Caller that found “a new political advocacy group that vowed to put $5 million behind an effort to stop … Kavanaugh’s confirmation has significant ties to the liberal financier” Soros

What are those ties?

The group, Demand Justice, established in 2018, gets its money from the Sixteen Thirty Fund — and the Sixteen Thirty Fund received roughly $2.2 million from the Open Society Policy Center, one of Soros’ outlets, between the years of 2012 and 2016.

And Demand Justice’s entire mission is to advance a progressive agenda through the courts.

“[Our goal is to] sensitize rank-and-file progressives to think of the courts as a venue for their activism and a way to advance the progressive agenda,” DJ’s executive director, Brian Fallon, said to The New York Times.

But that’s not all.

Debra Katz, the attorney representing Kavanaugh’s accuser — Christine Blasey Ford — is vice chair of the Project on Government Oversight, an organization that has been directly funded by Soros’ Open Society Foundation.

Katz is also a hefty Democratic donor, giving thousands of dollars over the years to Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton and other leftist candidates, as Front Page Mag reported.

(2) Ford’s ties to the CIA:

According to Michael Savage:

Well, besides being a “professor” at the off-brand university, she also works at a major university down the street from Palo Alto. She just so happens to head up the CIA undergraduate internship program at Stanford University. Christine Blasey Ford’s brother, Ralph the third, used to work for the international law firm of Baker Hostetler. The firm created fusion GPS, the company who wrote the Russian “dossier”. They later admitted it was only a collection of field interviews. Baker Hostetler is located in the same building where the CIA operates three companies called Red Coats Inc, Admiral Services and Datawatch. They are operated by Ralph Blasey II. He is the father of Christine and Ralph III. Christine and Ralph III’s grandfather was Nicholas Deak. Former CIA director William Casey acknowledged Deak’s decades of service to the CIA.

(3) Ford’s ties to the abortion industry: She has profited from an abortion drug. Natural News reported:

Ford works for a pharmaceutical company that manufacturers an abortion pill drug, whose profits could be strongly impacted by future Supreme Court decisions on abortion rights. Corcept Therapeutics (Corcept.com) manufacturers and markets an abortion pill drug called mifepristone, and Christine Blasey Ford is a co-author of at least eight published scientific papers produced by the pharmaceutical giant to promote its pills. You can see Blasey’s name listed on several publications at this Corcept.com web page detailing their research papers. Corcept Therapeutics, Inc., a $166 billion market cap company (stock symbol CORT) reportedly has current annual sales of $216 million. The company offers just one drug, mifepristone, which is widely known as an “abortion pill” or RU-486. The controversial site Gateway Pundit first broke this story. It seems to have all its facts straight. And it leaves out a key one: Ford actually worked as “director of biostatistics for Corcept Therapeutics in Menlo Park,” according to the San Francisco Chronicle. (H/T Tiger Droppings.)

So the one person with a remotely plausible story attacking Kavanaugh, whose story Democrats saved as a Hail Mary pass, turns out to have profited directly from an abortion drug. Imagine if an anti-gun SCOTUS appointee were just about to be confirmed, then some right-wing woman came out with vague, unprovable charges. Then we learned that the accuser had worked for a company that made AR-15s. How much credence would the media give her?

Even though Roe v. Wade is established abortion law and it would take another case brought before the Supreme Court to change anything, Democrats, Planned Parenthood and radical feminists are so protective of the right for unrestricted abortion, they use this as a perceptive wedge against the Pro-Life segment of the population. The Supreme Court, according to Constitutional provisions does not and can not legislate on its own. By stacking the court with liberal judges, the left wants to enable the court to legislate as well as rule.

A forensic accountant should be appointed to ”Follow the money!”

Ford as a political activist: Ricki Seidman, a Democratic operative and former Clinton White House official who is now an advisor to Mrs. Ford, said in July (at roughly the same time as the letter was submitted) that she predicted a “strategy” forming to destroy Brett Kavanaugh.

She suggested a “strategy will emerge” to destroy Trump’s nomination for the Supreme Court in a conference call with the American Constitution Society in July. “I do think that over the coming days and weeks there will be a strategy that will emerge, and I think it’s possible that strategy might ultimately defeat the nominee,” Seidman said in audio that was recorded by the Republican National Committee’s War Room. “And whether or not it ultimately defeats the nominee it will, I think, help people understand why it’s so important that they vote.”

Blasey Ford is cited in a San Jose Mercury News article as opposing President Donald Trump, including a science march in California last year where she donned a version of the “pussy hats” worn at the January 2017 Women’s March, angered by the Trump administration’s proposed cuts to research.

Discovery: Little hard evidence about the alleged event is available. Kavanaugh produced a calendar/diary for the summer of 1982, which indicated he was out of town for much of the summer. When he was home, there were only a few occasions to attend a party. But Kavanaugh had good reasons for not attending each of the few parties, e.g. taking a SAT exam the following day.

Ford turned over a problematic lie detector record during which only two questions were asked and neither mentioned Kavanaugh by name.  Beth Wilkinson, Kavanaugh’s attorney, is interested in seeing the therapy sessions notes, which she says are important to corroborate claims made by Ford. “Apparently in those notes, there’s a differing story about how many people were present at the party, there’s no mention of Judge Kavanaugh, and so all that information would be very important to determine whether there’s any corroboration of this allegation,” Wilkinson said on “CBS This Morning” Wednesday.

At every step of the way, Ford and her team have managed delay after delay, sometimes for reasons that rise to the level of malpractice by her attorneys. Apparently Ford was not advised that senate investigators would come to her in California after she objected to flying. In contrast, from day one, Kavanaugh has asked for and agreed to cooperate with any opportunity or investigation to clear his good name against this defamatory allegation.

The FBI presents facts, not conclusions, facts which are up to courts and trials to prove or disprove.

Judiciary Committee Democrat members displayed a holier than thou attitude when questioning Kavanaugh. This is more evidence of creating a “moral panic.” You would think, listening to them, the alleged crime rose to the level of a serial killer’s 30th victim rather than a sole youthful indiscretion. Rather than use questioning time to actually ask Kavanaugh to answer questions, getting the information they so repeatedly say they want from the FBI, they chose to pontificate and cast irrelevant character aspersions about Kavanaugh such as, “Do you drink on weekdays?”

Implications:

(1) If Kavanaugh is not confirmed, his reputation and employment opportunities are stained forever.

(2) If his confirmation is delayed until after the mid-term election and the majority party is flipped, his reputation remains stained and he will not be confirmed.

(3) If he is confirmed, his judicial decisions will always be thought by some to be as flawed as those by Judge Clarence Thomas, whom Anita Hall had accused of sexual harassment.

Whatever the final outcome of this case, whether Ford wins or loses, whether Kavanaugh is confirmed or not, the entire process has been so poisoned that it is America that loses.

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Leading Catholic magazine retracts endorsement of Judge Kavanaugh

A leading Catholic magazine, America: The Jesuit Review, has withdrawn its endorsement of embattled Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh — a devout lifelong Catholic with a flawless legal and judicial record, who had been vetted and investigated by the FBI six times.

On September 27, 2018, after the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Kavanaugh/Blasey Ford hearing, America published a piece titled, “The Editors: It is time for the Kavanaugh nomination to be withdrawn,” stating that whereas the magazine’s editors previously had endorsed Judge Kavanaugh based on his strong textualist viewpoint and solid “legal credentials,” the allegations against him have led the editors to withdraw their endorsement.

The reason is that although the editors “have no special insight into who is telling the truth” and “even if the credibility of the allegation has not been established beyond a reasonable doubt,” nevertheless, in the judgment of the magazine’s editors, “this nomination is no longer in the best interests of the country.”

According to The Conservative Brief, Sam Sawyer, a member of America’s editorial board and the Society of Jesus, told Vox that the decision to rescind Kavanaugh’s endorsement reflected, among other moral and constitutional concerns, a wider interest in ensuring that abuse victims are taken seriously because the Church has a “particular sensitivity to what’s going on in the wider society with the #MeToo movement.”

Put simply, America magazine has caved into the bullying tactics of the Left and, by so doing, is helping to ensure that the Left, having been successful, will continue to deploy underhanded tactics in the future.

Call me cynical, but what surprises me is that America magazine actually had endorsed Judge Kavanaugh to begin with, given Wikipedia‘s description of the magazine:

America is a national weekly magazine published by the Jesuits of the United States and headquartered in midtown Manhattan….

The publication was founded in 1909 in New York City and the Jesuits still maintain and publish the weekly magazine…. With its Jesuit affiliation, America has been described by The Washington Post as “a favourite of Catholic liberal intellectuals“.[1]

Under the leadership of [former editor in chief Thomas] Reese from 1998 to 2005, the magazine has been known for publishing articles and opinion pieces taking positions contrary to official Catholic teaching or discipline on matters such as homosexuality, priestly celibacy, birth control, and the abortion debate….

In 2009, under the leadership of Drew Christiansen, the editorial board gave support to an invitation for U.S. President Barack Obama to receive an honorary degree at the [Catholic] University of Notre Dame, which was controversial after directives from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops discouraged pro-choice politicians and activists from being honored at Catholic universities.

America‘s retraction of its endorsement speaks more about the magazine and the Catholic Church than about Judge Kavanaugh.

There’s a petition for Catholics in support of Judge Kavanaugh. Go here!

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~Eowyn

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