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Second and Third Accusers against Kavanaugh come forward!
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I urge our readers to write to the two female "potential swing" Republican voters: Sen Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. I wrote to both of them. Every bit helps.
(At least I would like to think so).

I am a survivor of attempted sexual assault as a teen. I like Dr Ford have no clue when, or how I got to or from where the assault occurred. It is not the birth of a child or a wedding where the date becomes dominant. It is the actual assault that vividly remains, no matter how many years pass.

A very small number of people now control this vote.

Dawn
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As I posted on 9-17-18 and I will repeat: "Kavanaugh is crooked as a dog's hind leg." I'm sticking with that statement.

The thing to me that is must shocking is that when you are talking about the Deep State, you go "through the looking glass" where bad becomes good and good becomes bad.

JFK refused the false flag Operation Northwoods attacks. JFK was murdered by those who proposed them.

GW Bush gladly approved the 9-11 WTC and anthrax attacks. He arranged the phony WMD in Iraq story. He has not been killed like JFK. Instead, many consider him to be a great President and a hero. When he was nearly bankrupt, Harvard University gave him $10 million dollars gratis.

The Deep State is apparently pure evil. Look at all these people who think Kavanaugh is "entitled" to this SCOTUS job. Horrible character. But he already has the name Kavanaugh on his chair at the Supreme Court, doesn't he?

I think Trump is pretty self-satisfied about this. Trump keeps emphasizing that he has never drank a drop of alcohol in his life. And the Deep State favorite son, Kavanaugh, has a lifetime of apparent alcoholism on his record. Yet the Deep State keeps trying to paint Trump as a misogynistic degenerate. But their favorite guy Kavanaugh has the obviously horrible character that he wears as a badge and a medal of honor.

This all makes me take another look at the biblical concept of original sin. "The sins of the father are visited on the heads of the sons, lo even unto the fourth generation." We are all suffering under the Deep State, Bush family curse. In this case, the sins of the four generations of Bushes are VISITED ON OUR HEADS!!!!

It's too bizarre to me. CNN has been the leader in the Anti-Trump bandwagon. Yet they are stongly pro-Kavanaugh. That says it all IMO.

James Lateer
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Kavanaugh's no longer teaching at Harvard. But students, alumni say that's not enough.

"I don't think anyone here is satisfied, as in we reached an end goal. Because we haven't."


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JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH RETURNS FROM A BREAK IN HIS SUPREME COURT CONFIRMATION HEARING BEFORE THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE IN THE DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING ON CAPITOL HILL SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 IN WASHINGTON, DC. (CREDIT: ERIN SCHAFF/AFP/GETTY IMAGES)After numerous protests and public outcry by Harvard Law School students over the past couple of weeks, university administrators stated in a mass email Monday that Brett Kavanaugh would not be returning in January 2019 to teach his "Supreme Court Since 2005" course at the university. But, for many students, that's not enough.
"I don't think anyone here is satisfied, as in we reached an end goal. Because we haven't," said Harvard Law School student Jake Meiseles, who co-wrote an op-edin The Harvard Law Record last month, in which he and three other students called for an investigation into the allegations that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted multiplewomen.
"The end result is to not have someone with credible allegations that have not been investigated be in a position of influencing people's lives," he added.
According to The Harvard Crimson, Associate Dean and Dean for Academic and Faculty Affairs Catherine Claypoole told students in the email Monday evening that "Judge Kavanaugh indicated that he can no longer commit to teaching his course … so the course will not be offered."
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The email suggests that Kavanaugh withdrew from his position, not that Harvard fired him. An open alumni letter calling on Harvard to rescind Kavanaugh's lecturer appointment has garnered more than 860 signatures as of Tuesday morning.
"As of writing, it appears that Kavanaugh will no longer be teaching at HLS, likely from the pressure exerted by alumni and students," wrote Jessica Lynn Corsi, a Harvard alumni who organized the letter, in The Harvard Law Record Tuesday. "And yet, we haven't seen an official statement from the Law School confirming this. We are continuing to ask HLS to show moral courage and officially rescind his appointment."
Harvard Law School did not immediately return ThinkProgress' request for comment.
The email announcement that Kavanaugh would no longer teach at the university came several weeks after Meiseles and three other students drafted the op-ed, arguing that "Unless a full and fair investigation is conducted, Harvard Law School cannot allow Kavanaugh to continue teaching its students and the Senate cannot confirm him to the Supreme Court."
"We heard absolutely nothing" after the op-ed was published, said Meiseles, adding that, in addition to the op-ed, hundreds of students wrote emails to Harvard Law School Dean John Manning and took part in protests across campus.
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This silence was "striking," he said, especially considering the fact that Manning had initially publicly congratulated Kavanaugh when the nomination was first announced over the summer.
"I think that just asking for there to be an investigation, for there to be proper process is exactly what, as a law school, we should be advocating for," Meiseles said, adding that the dean of Yale Law School had done as much when she issued a statement last month stressing the "importance of fair process."
Kavanaugh's withdrawal from the course is "a victory because students no longer have to, especially women, no longer have to self-select out of that class," Meiseles said. "But, I mean, it's disappointing in the sense of… we weren't calling for anyone to pre-judge him, what we want to know is the truth. And it seems like Judge Kavanaugh doesn't want the truth to be out there."
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Sejal Singh, a Harvard law student who co-wrote the op-ed, agreed, telling ThinkProgress in an email that, while she's glad Kavanaugh will no longer be teaching, "I do think it's important for the school to take a strong stand for a full, fair investigation into the very serious allegations of sexual misconduct against him. For example, sixty Yale Law faculty members submitted an open letter calling for a fair, nonpartisan, deliberative investigation into these allegations. Many Harvard students are disappointed that a similar letter has not been issued by our own faculty…"
Meiseles said he and other student activists plan to continue pressuring university administrators to advocate for a fair process, especially given the White House'sand the Senate's initial reluctance to call for an FBI investigation and their efforts to impede the process by limiting the investigation's scope.
"Many of us organizers are people who came to law school to try to make this country and this world a more just place," Meiseles said. "You look in the courts in this country everyday and people are sent to prison for similar conduct based on someone alleging something that they did and people are thrown into prison in this country, black and brown people … with an utter lack of process."
"Judge Kavanaugh has been a part of eroding that process," he added, referring to the judge's proclivity to an overly punitive criminal justice system. "Of course, this isn't a criminal matter, but to insist on this highest level of innocence for him and to insist that he not face any sort of process, when at the same time he's been okay with people going to prison for years and years and years … I think it just goes to the level of injustice that is in this country right now."


"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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Dawn Meredith Wrote:I urge our readers to write to the two female "potential swing" Republican voters: Sen Susan Collins of Maine and Sen. Lisa Murkowski of Alaska. I wrote to both of them. Every bit helps.
(At least I would like to think so).

I am a survivor of attempted sexual assault as a teen. I like Dr Ford have no clue when, or how I got to or from where the assault occurred. It is not the birth of a child or a wedding where the date becomes dominant. It is the actual assault that vividly remains, no matter how many years pass.

A very small number of people now control this vote.

Dawn


A good idea...but quickly.....the word is that the bogus/controlled by White House/limited-hogtied investigation [sic' by the FBI will be finished at the end of the day and the vote on Kavanaugh will happen Friday.....only if Flake, Collins and Murkowski say 'no way!'.....let the investigation be a real one! can this charade and travesty of justice be derailed.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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THE UNBEARABLE DISHONESTY OF BRETT KAVANAUGH

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[INDENT=6]MANY OF US who watched Thursday's Senate hearing spent much of the time cataloguing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's lies. After hours of testimony, during which Christine Blasey Ford answered questions about her alleged sexual assault, the financing behind her lie detector test, and whether she was really afraid of flying, viewers were treated to more hours of testimony from Kavanaugh, a federal judge who struggled to give a single straight answer.
Kavanaugh strained credulity when he argued before the Senate Judiciary Committee that the "Devil's Triangle" a phrase that appeared on his high school yearbook page referred to a drinking game, a definition which, before Thursday, you'd have a hard time finding anywhere. (It actually refers to a sex act involving two men and a woman). He also unabashedly claimed that the term "boof" is a reference to "flatulence," rather than other butt stuff, and that "ralph," which means to vomit implicitly from the overconsumption of alcohol was a reference to Kavanaugh's weak stomach.
Kavanaugh claimed references to "Renate Alumnius" in his yearbook were allusions to his friendship with classmate Renate Schroeder Dolphin, and not, as many understood, a sexist smear about her promiscuity. (Dolphin told the New York Times days before the hearing: "I can't begin to comprehend what goes through the minds of 17-year-old boys who write such things, but the insinuation is horrible, hurtful and simply untrue.") Kavanaugh even claimed to not really know Ford at all, despite her testimony that she "went out with" one of his close friends someone whose name appeared in his now notorious calendar 13 times.

[Image: brett-kavanaugh-series-promo-1538502322-...=440&h=220]Read Our Complete CoverageSupreme PrivilegeKavanaugh's choice to lie about things that are easily disproved speaks to a kind of hubris, or entitlement, that befits someone of his pedigree. He insinuated that he was of drinking age during the summer of 1982 because, back then, in Maryland, 18-year-olds could legally imbibe. With artful wording, he testified that drinking was "legal for seniors," even though it was decidedly illegal for him a rising senior who wouldn't turn 18 until the following year. At other moments, he claimed ignorance about the consequence of plainly relevant evidence railing against the suggestion that his high school yearbook, a totem to debauchery and sexual frustration, could be relevant to the issue of whether he committed blacked-out sexual assault in high school. "Have at it, if you want to go through my yearbook," he told Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse, D-R.I., with disdain. As though the inquiry itself was made in bad faith.
In fact, Kavanaugh dissembled about whether he ever drank to excess at all an incredible claim given the contents of his yearbook; his friend Mark Judge's damning memoir, which is titled "Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk;" and the sheer number of times Kavanaugh mentioned "beer" during Thursday's hearing. Although he admitted in his opening statement that "sometimes I had too many beers," when pressed on how much was too much, he was evasive again: "I don't know. You know, we whatever the chart says, a blood-alcohol chart."

Kavanaugh's choice to lie about things that are easily disproved speaks to a kind of hubris that's fitting to someone of his pedigree.
Perhaps most gallingly, when Sen. Amy Klobuchar, D-Minn., asked Kavanaugh whether he had ever blacked out just after she empathetically offered that her own father had struggled with alcoholism he turned on her and shot back: "I don't know, have you?" (Kavanaugh later apologized to Klobuchar.)






"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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#46
While poles can be deceptive - and I don't know the details of who ran this poll or how it was run....it was very depressing news to me. It showed that only 46% of white women in the USA believed or thought Dr. Ford was telling the truth; and only 36% of white men felt she was telling the truth. Minority men and women overwhelmingly felt she was telling the truth..... I think this says more about 'entitlement' than sexism - and a lack of compassion of those entitled even when the compassion is to be shown to one of their fellow entitletees - baked into the ethos/mythos is still the old rules of patriarchy, privilege and power - even those without privilege and power seem to tacitly accept. Very sad if that is a true reflection of the national mood at this point. I was born in the USA and as a child felt privileged to have been. Now, I live outside the country and feel estranged from the country of my birth...more so with every passing day. Despite that, I care for my country and fight to make things right there. While I sense concern over the trend of many things, I don't see what should be outrage and alarm - a sense of immediate danger and emergency. Kavanaugh is but one of literally thousands of those things that make up the immediate danger and emergency that must be dealt with or the USA will not survive. Those who think this is just a 'passing phase' have failed to learn the lessons of history and are about to repeat them.....
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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This all comes as the FBI continues its investigation into multiple allegations of sexual misconduct against Judge Kavanaugh. The Washington Post is reporting FBIagents spoke on Tuesday with a former Georgetown Prep classmate of Kavanaugh's named Tim Gaudette. He hosted the party on July 1st, 1982, which investigators have been zeroing in on. According to his own calendar, Kavanaugh drank along with two other classmates who were identified by Blasey Ford as present at the gathering when she was allegedly sexually assaulted.
Meanwhile, The New York Times has obtained a 1983 letter written by Kavanaugh to friends who were renting a beach house together. In the letter, Kavanaugh wrote that whoever arrived first at the condo should, quote, "warn the neighbors that we're loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us," unquote.
We turn now to look at how a group of mental health experts are urging the examination of the Supreme Court nominee and stating he has, quote, "demonstrated a pattern that's consistent with someone struggling with an alcohol problem." In a letter, the mental health experts write of Kavanaugh's emotional and often explosively angry testimony last week, quote, "Judge Kavanaugh exhibited behavior that, if engaged in during his possible tenure as a Supreme Court Justice, would yield a dangerous combination of instability and power. At the hearing, Judge Kavanaugh manipulated and evaded direct and substantive responses, denigrated those who challenged him, and accused many of conspiring against him. All that behavior reflects an underlying belief that he is above norms and laws," unquote.
Well, for more, we're joined by the lead author of this letter, Dr. Bandy X. Lee. She's a forensic psychiatrist on the faculty of Yale School of Medicine, an internationally recognized expert on violence, the editor of the best-selling book The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump: 27 Psychiatrists and Mental Health Experts Assess a President.
We'll get to the president in a minute, but you have issued this new letter around Judge Kavanaugh. Dr. Lee, explain what you observed, whether you have the right to observe from afar, not having analyzed him yourself personally, and what you're calling for.
DR. BANDY LEE: First of all, I would clarify that we're not diagnosing Judge Kavanaugh. And we don't purport to be able to make any assessment other than we can, other than calling for an evaluation, as we are doing, due to the troubling signs that we see.
The letter itself was actually written by a group of us in the National Coalition of Concerned Mental Health Experts. It's the same group that also called for an evaluation of the president.
Some of the troubling signs that we saw were poor regulation of emotion, evasion of questions, exaggerated entitlementwhich actually makes someone more likely to be capable of violating others' rights. Other troubling signs that we've seen were paranoia, conspiracy theories and an inability to have empathy for others. Those were some of the signs that we feel, as mental health professionalsit is our duty to call out signs that are abnormal and signs that indicate possibly a troubling condition on the part of Mr. Kavanaugh.
AMY GOODMAN: And who is hesorry, who are "we found"? How many people have signed onto this letter?
DR. BANDY LEE: So far, about 150 have signed on. Our group is actually quite large, several thousand in number, but it's often hard to get everyone mobilized within just a couple days. So, we issued the letter and sent it out to the FBI, to senators and to the media.
AMY GOODMAN: I want to turn to Judge Brett Kavanaugh giving part of his opening statement last Thursday. Obviously, this was right after Dr. Blasey Ford, obviously enraged.
JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH: This whole 2-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. This is a circus.
AMY GOODMAN: I'd like to go back to Judge Kavanaugh's hearing last Thursday, when Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar questioned him about his drinking. She had just revealed her father was an alcoholic and still goes to AA at the age of 90.
SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR: Was there ever a time when you drank so much that you couldn't remember what happened or part of what happened the night before?
JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH: No, Ino. I remember what happened. And I think you've probably had beer, Senator. And so
SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR: So you're saying there's never been a case where you drank so much that you didn't remember what happened the night before or part of what happened?
JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH: It'syou're asking about, yeah, blackout. I don't know. Have you?
SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR: Could you answer the question, Judge? I justso, youthat's not happened. Is that your answer?
JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH: Yeah, and I'm curious if you have.
SEN. AMY KLOBUCHAR: I have no drinking problem, Judge.
JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH: Yeah. Nor do I.
AMY GOODMAN: Your thoughts, Dr. Bandy Lee, on that interaction of Judge Kavanaugh with Senator Klobuchar?
DR. BANDY LEE: Well, denial, deflection and annoyance at criticism about one's drinking are actually symptoms of alcohol use disorder. It comes with psychological signs, as well as the physiological dependence. And even just looking at him, there are signs such as rosacea or reddening of the central areas of his face. This does not mean that we can diagnose alcohol use disorder, but they certainly point to the possibility. Also, drinking that has begun at an early age and heavy drinking in one's youth makes one vulnerable to alcoholism later in life. So, it would be important to assess whether he suffers from it and whether it would affect his functioning.
AMY GOODMAN: And who are you meeting with? You just came from Washington recently?
DR. BANDY LEE: Recently, yes. I was invited to speak about the 25th Amendment immediately after some concerns that were raised after the U.N. press conference, as well asthere was the letter in The New York Times by an anonymous White House official and Bob Woodward's new book. So, for various reasons, I was called by the Aspen Institute to speak about the 25th Amendment.
AMY GOODMAN: And we're going to get to the 25th Amendment in a moment. You are part of this movement called Duty to Warn. And if you can explainor you started itif you can explain what that is and how you feel that's relevant in Judge Kavanaugh's case?
DR. BANDY LEE: Yes. It's quite parallel to the concerns that we've had about the president. In fact, when the president was about to issueor, nominate the Supreme Court nominee, we issued a letter to Senate and House members, expressing our concerns about the signs that the president was showing of, you know, a lack of a capacity to make important decisions. And so we actually thought that it was injudicious to allow him to nominate a Supreme Court nominee, as well as to make important trips such as the Helsinki meeting. And nothing really came of that. That was actually a different group, a group of prominent psychiatrists and myself. But in terms of the Duty to Warn, I know there's a group out there that took the name and call themselves Duty to Warn, but it came out of my conference, which I organized a year and a half ago.
AMY GOODMAN: At Yale University.
DR. BANDY LEE: Yes, that's right, about the ethical question of, basically, the professional responsibility of the importance of restricting what we say, which has revolved around the Goldwater rule, with respect to a public figure, and our societal responsibility to educate, to promote public health and to warn when necessary. And we came to the conclusion that there are instances where we do have a duty to warn. In fact, in psychiatry, we have a duty to warn and a duty to protect, when it comes to patients. And the same should also apply with respect to society, because the ethical guidelines make clear that we have a duty to patients and a separate duty to society.
If I may, I'll explain a little bit about the Goldwater rule, which many have heard of. It has been adulterated, in a sense, to mean prohibition only. But the original Goldwater rule actually falls under the principle that we contribute to the improvement of the community and the betterment of public health. And so, it's actually a mandate to act. And
AMY GOODMAN: Explain who Goldwater was.
DR. BANDY LEE: The Goldwater rule came about because the psychiatric profession was embarrassed during the 1964 Barry Goldwater campaign for presidency. Factmagazine put out a survey to about 12,000 psychiatrists, and about less than 10 percent came back saying that Mr. Goldwater was unfit to be president, and gave all kinds of diagnoses. And because of that, the magazine was sued, and they went out of business. But the American Psychiatric Association, because of the embarrassment to the profession, decided to institute it as an ethical rule not to diagnose a public figure without a personal examination and without authorizationwhich I actually agree with. It just follows along the general principles of good practice.
But the Goldwater rule, as it is stated, says that when you're asked about a public figure, educate the public, just don't diagnose. That is what it says. And under the principle that it fallsthat it falls under, it's actually a mandate to act, not just a prohibition. But two months since this presidency, two months after inauguration, the American Psychiatric Association actually changed the meaning of the Goldwater rule, not to just prohibit diagnosis, but to prohibit any comment whatsoever about a public figure under any circumstance, even when the nation is thought to be in danger.
AMY GOODMAN: Which is something you're not willing to abide by. Now, you haveis that right?
DR. BANDY LEE: Right.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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While Senate Republicans attack the credibility of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who first accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, a Republican congressman took to Fox News to justify a hasty and incomplete FBI investigation into Ford's allegations. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) argued that Ford had already said enough during her Senate testimony last week and therefore did not need to be interviewed by investigators.
On Tuesday, it was reported that FBI agents would not seek to interview Ford because the White House deemed her Senate testimony sufficient, despite Ford's lawyers repeatedly requesting an interview. The administration's position was backed up further on Wednesday by Issa.
"Clearly Dr. Ford not only said everything she wanted to say in an exhaustive interview in front of the American people, but when she was asked if she had anything to add she said, no,'" Issa told Fox's Neil Cavuto. "If she said… she had nothing else to add, what was the FBI supposed to ask?"

However, Ford's lawyers have been eager for the FBI to interview her. In a letter sent on Tuesday, the attorneys outlined how they had made Ford available for questioning and had also identified witnesses and evidence which could assist agents in their investigation. "Despite these efforts, we have received no response from anyone involved in this investigation," the letter read. "[There has also been] no response to our offer for Dr. Ford to be interviewed."
In separate letter sent on Wednesday, attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks reiterated that "Dr. Ford is prepared to provide those documents to the FBI when she is interviewed. We have not yet heard from the FBI about scheduling an interview with her."
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The FBI's lack of interaction with Ford isn't the only criticism of the investigation. Attorneys representing Deborah Ramirez, Kavanaugh's second accuser, said they provided the names of 20 people who would corroborate her story to the FBI, but the agency has not reached out to any of them.
Similarly, on Tuesday the New York Times also unearthed letters contradicting Kavanaugh's testimony of how much he drank in high school, but former classmates have not been interviewed. One former classmate, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the investigation was just "an alibi" so that Republicans could vote for Kavanaugh.
On Tuesday night in Mississippi, meanwhile, President Donald Trump reminded America of what his base really thinks of Dr. Ford by mocking her to uproarious laughter. Trump, who has had over a dozen women accuse him of sexual assault, then told the audience that the real victims here were men since they could be falsely accused.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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Word has it that the FBI under orders has interviewed six [6] persons - despite not investigating the 20 witnesses Ramirez offered and the many of accuser Julie Swetnick, nor the aprox. hundred or more who have called FBI offices with direct knowledge. The fix is in and was always in. It all hangs now on the few Republicans who MIGHT vote no of this political sharade. Shame on the USA - even worse than the shameful 'normal. Neither Ford nor Cavanaugh were interviewed and their assertions and evidence tested. A travesty and a sham.....but what more could be expected. It is all spectacle and circus now....no substance - not even a fig leaf of one. Oh, and the report will be to the Senate by early on Thursday - almost 48 hours before the already too short and arbitrary deadline.
"Let me issue and control a nation's money and I care not who writes the laws. - Mayer Rothschild
"Civil disobedience is not our problem. Our problem is civil obedience! People are obedient in the face of poverty, starvation, stupidity, war, and cruelty. Our problem is that grand thieves are running the country. That's our problem!" - Howard Zinn
"If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and never will" - Frederick Douglass
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Republican congressman says FBI doesn't need to interview Dr. Ford about Kavanaugh allegations

"What was the FBI supposed to ask?"


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THE FBI IS REPORTEDLY WRAPPING UP ITS INVESTIGATION INTO SEXUAL MISCONDUCT ALLEGATIONS AGAINST KAVANAUGH BUT HASN'T INTERVIEWED HIS FIRST ACCUSER. (CREDIT: DREW ANGERER/GETTY IMAGES)While Senate Republicans attack the credibility of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who first accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, a Republican congressman took to Fox News to justify a hasty and incomplete FBI investigation into Ford's allegations. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-CA) argued that Ford had already said enough during her Senate testimony last week and therefore did not need to be interviewed by investigators.
On Tuesday, it was reported that FBI agents would not seek to interview Ford because the White House deemed her Senate testimony sufficient, despite Ford's lawyers repeatedly requesting an interview. The administration's position was backed up further on Wednesday by Issa.
"Clearly Dr. Ford not only said everything she wanted to say in an exhaustive interview in front of the American people, but when she was asked if she had anything to add she said, no,'" Issa told Fox's Neil Cavuto. "If she said… she had nothing else to add, what was the FBI supposed to ask?"
However, Ford's lawyers have been eager for the FBI to interview her. In a letter sent on Tuesday, the attorneys outlined how they had made Ford available for questioning and had also identified witnesses and evidence which could assist agents in their investigation. "Despite these efforts, we have received no response from anyone involved in this investigation," the letter read. "[There has also been] no response to our offer for Dr. Ford to be interviewed."
In separate letter sent on Wednesday, attorneys Debra Katz and Lisa Banks reiterated that "Dr. Ford is prepared to provide those documents to the FBI when she is interviewed. We have not yet heard from the FBI about scheduling an interview with her."
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The FBI's lack of interaction with Ford isn't the only criticism of the investigation. Attorneys representing Deborah Ramirez, Kavanaugh's second accuser, said they provided the names of 20 people who would corroborate her story to the FBI, but the agency has not reached out to any of them.
Similarly, on Tuesday the New York Times also unearthed letters contradicting Kavanaugh's testimony of how much he drank in high school, but former classmates have not been interviewed. One former classmate, who wished to remain anonymous, said that the investigation was just "an alibi" so that Republicans could vote for Kavanaugh.
On Tuesday night in Mississippi, meanwhile, President Donald Trump reminded America of what his base really thinks of Dr. Ford by mocking her to uproarious laughter. Trump, who has had over a dozen women accuse him of sexual assault, then told the audience that the real victims here were men since they could be falsely accused.


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