POLITICS 09/18/2018 11:45 am ET Updated 6 minutes ago They want to keep it to just Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford. By Arthur Delaney, Elise Foley, and Igor Bobic WASHINGTON ― Senate Republicans agreed this week to hear from a woman who alleges that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her when they were both teens, but they’re resisting calls from Democrats to bring in additional witnesses. Testimony from just Kavanaugh and his accuser, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, won’t be enough, Democrats said Tuesday. “That’s simply inadequate, unfair, wrong, and a desire not to get at the whole truth and nothing but the truth,” Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) said on the Senate floor. Even the plan to hear from just Kavanaugh and Ford seems to be in flux. Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) said Tuesday that Ford hadn’t confirmed she would attend the Monday hearing. … [Read more...] about Republicans Resist Additional Witnesses At Next Brett Kavanaugh Hearing
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POLITICS 09/18/2018 04:50 pm ET Judge was a classmate of Kavanaugh's at Georgetown Prep when Christine Blasey Ford says the incident occurred. By Carla Herreria Mark Judge, the man who Christine Blasey Ford has said was in the room while Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh assaulted her when they were in high school, has declined to speak before the Senate Judiciary Committee. Democrats had called for him to do so. But in a statement to committee chairman Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-Calif.), Judge claimed he had no memory of the incident and declined to speak publicly about the allegation. “I did not ask to be involved in this matter nor did anyone ask me to be involved,” Judge said in a letter signed by his lawyer on Tuesday. “The only reason I am involved is because Dr. Christine Blasey Ford remembers me as the other person in the room during the alleged assault.” “In fact, I have no memory … [Read more...] about Mark Judge, Key Witness To Alleged Brett Kavanaugh Assault, Refuses To Testify
POLITICS 09/18/2018 05:23 pm ET Updated 42 minutes ago This didn't age well. By Sebastian Murdock Brett Kavanaugh, the president’s Supreme Court pick being accused of sexual assault when he was in high school, bragged about keeping tight-lipped about what he got up to while at his school. MSNBC just aired this footage from a speech by Judge Kavanaugh at the Columbus School of Law from 2015pic.twitter.com/pIOztUx7Zs— Jon Levine (@LevineJonathan) September 18, 2018 “We had a good saying that we’ve held firm to to this day, as the dean was reminding me before the talk,” Kavanaugh said during a 2015 speech at the Catholic University of America’s Columbus School of Law in Washington, D.C. “Which is what happens at Georgetown Prep stays at Georgetown Prep. That’s been a good thing for all of us.” It was while he was attending that high school, said Christine Blasey Ford — now a professor at Palo Alto … [Read more...] about Brett Kavanaugh In 2015: ‘What Happens At Georgetown Prep Stays At Georgetown Prep’
OPINION 09/19/2018 06:47 pm ET Richard North PattersonColumnist Why does Christine Blasey Ford want the FBI to investigate her charges against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh prior to testifying before the Senate Judiciary Committee? Because Blasey knows that she’s telling the truth, and knows what happened to Anita Hill. Just as she and Kavanaugh both know that Clarence Thomas sits on the Supreme Court because, in all probability, he lied ― and was duly rewarded by the forces of patriarchy and partisan politics. Only one of them has an incentive to lie. That person is not Blasey (who goes by Christine Blasey professionally). Like Anita Hill, who was called “a little bit nutty and a little bit slutty” after she accused Thomas of sexual harassment, she faces an onslaught of opprobrium which will redefine her life. White male Republicans on the judiciary committee will pick apart every gap in memory to cast her as a mendacious … [Read more...] about Christine Blasey Ford Has No Reason To Lie. Brett Kavanaugh Has Many.
POLITICS 09/20/2018 05:27 pm ET "It’s just a bunch of kids just going off the rails." By Ashley Feinberg For the duration of his time on campus, a former student recalls, the guiding principle among Georgetown Preparatory School students was straightforward: Don’t be a narc. “Don’t tell, don’t tell,” said the former student, who overlapped at the school in North Bethesda, Maryland, with current Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, class of ’83. It was a code of preppy omerta to which Kavanaugh himself has alluded. “But then,” the former student continued, “you’re getting all these 14-, 15-, 16-year-olds, 17-year-old kids doing whatever the fuck they wanted to do, with no repercussions. Drugs everywhere. Partying everywhere. Drinking — just whatever we wanted to do. It was unbelievable, off the rails. And that’s just how it was.” Sexual misconduct, the former student says, was routine, … [Read more...] about Former Student: Brett Kavanaugh’s Prep School Party Scene Was A ‘Free-For-All’