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Second and Third Accusers against Kavanaugh come forward!
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Under Cover of Kavanaugh, GOP Gave the Rich Another Huge Handout


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While Americans were transfixed by Senate hearings over Brett Kavanaugh's alleged sexual assaults, House Republicans quietly passed another enormous tax handout for the wealthiest Americans.
Round one of this giveaway cost $2 trillion. Round two is even bigger it would explode the deficit by more than $3 trillion. And once again, it's largely a giveaway to the wealthiest Americans and could mean devastating service cuts for ordinary people.
President Trump claimed the first tax plan would be "rocket fuel" for the economy, but there's no evidence it's done anything to improve the economic wellbeing of working families.
The centerpiece of the first plan was a massive tax cut for corporations. The corporate tax rate was reduced by 40 percent, plus a $400 billion tax break for multinational corporations on their trillions in accumulated offshore profits.
So it's not surprising corporate profits leaped by over 16 percent in the second quarter of this year compared to the same three months last year the best showing in six years. Meanwhile corporate tax payments are on schedule to come in $120 billion lower than in 2017.
But corporations aren't sharing their winnings.
Trump guaranteed working families a $4,000 raise if corporate taxes were cut. Yet average real wages have been stagnant for the past year. Only 4 percent of American workers have gotten any kind of payout related to the corporate tax cuts, and most of those have been one-time bonuses, not permanent raises.
There's no sign tax cuts have spurred hiring. Job growth under President Trump is merely a continuation of six years of job growth under President Obama and Obama created more jobs in his last 19 months than Trump has in his first 19 months.
Cutting business taxes was supposed to cause an explosion of investment. Yet business investment has increased at a slower rate this year than at several periods during the Obama recovery.
Instead of investing in workers or equipment, companies are mostly buying back their own stock, a maneuver that artificially inflates the share price and rewards CEOs and wealthy investors. Corporations have announced $733 billion worth of stock buybacks since the Trump-GOP tax law was enacted 103 times more than the $7 billion workers have gotten in bonuses and raises.
For the money McDonald's spent on stock buybacks, it could've given every one of its 2 million employees that $4,000 raise President Trump promised them. But they didn't.
The economic miracle envisaged by the tax plan's backers hasn't materialized. But the dire consequences predicted by the plan's opponents certainly have. To cover the deficits created by their own tax cuts, Republicans want to cut trillions of dollars from essential public services.
Despite promising never to touch Medicare or Medicaid, President Trump is seeking $1.3 trillion in cuts to those programs and to the Affordable Care Act (ACA). The House GOP wants to cut a total of $5 trillion, including $2 trillion from health care. Trump and House Republicans would also slash funding for students in school and college, among many other service cuts.
Round two of the Trump-GOP tax cuts would only repeat the same destructive pattern: huge handouts to the rich, huge deficits, and huge service cuts for working families. The big difference is that the budget hole created would be much deeper this time, making the resulting cuts to services that much more severe.
No wonder they did it while Americans were distracted.






"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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There was never to be a real investigation. We will have two pervs on the Supreme Court.
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[INDENT=6]THERE IS AN under-appreciated reason that explains why, apart from Christine Blasey Ford's remarkable testimony about her summer of 1982 and what a drunken 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh did to her, almost nothing has been heard about his after-hours conduct from the people who knew Kavanaugh best at Georgetown Preparatory School. The reason for this silence emerges in a little-noticed article written by one of his closest friends from those long-ago days Mark Judge.
Judge's article from 2011 starts by recounting a party where he saw many of his old friends from high school. At the time, their graduation was two decades behind them. A woman with whom he left the party observed how close they still were. "She was amazed at the humor, camaraderie and brotherhood of the Prep family," Judge wrote of his proverbial kin. His companion saw that he loved the lifelong friends that Prep had bequeathed him. Their bonds were so strong that when he was diagnosed with cancer in 2009, the first 10 phone calls and emails he received were from Prep friends and teachers, he said.
"The place is truly a community and a family," Judge continued. "The guys become like brothers."
[Image: football-players-1538537260.jpg?auto=com...010&h=1024]An excerpt from the 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook, showing Brett Kavanaugh at the far left, and Mark Judge next to him, along with seven football teammates.
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Judge is witness No. 1 in the FBI's re-opened investigation into whether Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Ford, who has accused Judge of being in the room while the assault happened, watching and laughing. But as Senators read the hastily-prepared FBI report today, it's probably naïve to expect that Judge or any of the boys-now-men who really knew Kavanaugh in his alcohol-infused years at Georgetown Prep will divulge information that does not portray him in a glowing light. They have spoken quite publicly about how wonderful he is and how close they are, with the kind of unbreakable bond that is similar to soldiers who have gone to war together. "Academically, athletically and socially, we all became literally almost like brothers," said Don Urgo, Jr., in a July interview with the New York Times. "We had a particular esprit de corps, a zest for life, as a group."That's why the classmate interviews with the FBI will likely not tell the senators as much as the ongoing disclosures coming from journalists doing the around-the-clock digging of the sort that the Republican leadership has made clear it does not want the FBI to do. The latest revelation came from the Times, which on Tuesday reprinted a 1983 letter Kavanaugh wrote to his high-school friends about the house they were renting for "beach week," suggesting that whoever arrived first should "warn the neighbors that we're loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us." This directly contradicts the narrative pushed by Kavanaugh and his supporters that he was not a remarkable drinker, that the drunken sexual assault he's been accused of could not possibly have happened that way. Echoing this refrain, in his Senate testimony last week, Kavanaugh angrily claimed under oath that he never drank to excess and didn't pass out or forget things he said or did while inebriated.

[Image: brett-kavanaugh-series-promo-1538502322-...=440&h=220]Read Our Complete CoverageSupreme PrivilegeTHE OFFICIAL STORYLINE always had a contradiction that was consistently chipped away at by the strangest of hammers the 1983 yearbook for Kavanaugh's class, which was published on Wednesday by the Internet Archive. The senior pages for both Kavanaugh and Judge were the first to elicit attention. Their pages had adolescent callouts to each other, such as "Have you boofed yet?" which Kavanaugh in his testimony contended, unpersuasively, referred to flatulence (it seems far more likely to refer to anal sex or ingesting alcohol or drugs anally). They both also referenced 100 kegs, which Judge described, in a 1997 memoir titled "Wasted," as the target for their annual beer consumption. Additionally, they both described themselves as alumni of the "Renate" club which Kavanaugh pretended, in his sworn testimony, was an effort to honor a wonderful female friend of theirs.
Pretty much everyone who has looked at those entries, and at least a dozen other "Renate" references in the yearbook, has concluded it's a claim by the seniors of some sort of sexual conquest. The woman in question, Renate Schroeder, described it as "horrible, hurtful" when made aware of it by the Times. The yearbook connections between Judge and Kavanaugh provided confirmation that the excessive drinking and sexism of Judge's social group, as described in "Wasted," was very much Kavanaugh's world. (Judge's book even has a passage in which a "Bart O'Kavanaugh" is described as vomiting and passing out from too much alcohol.)

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Excerpts from the 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook. Some personal information and names have been redacted for privacy.Images: The Cupola, 1983

Kavanaugh's attempts to portray his high school years as untouched by inappropriate encounters with girls or alcohol, despite what's suggested in the yearbook and in Judge's memoir, depend on confirmation or silence from the people who would be in a position to know for sure. His closest friends at Georgetown Prep were his fellow football players, including Judge, Urgo, Michael Bidwill, and Phillip Merkle. Just like Kavanaugh, their yearbook pages are sprinkled with references to abundant drinking or sexual conquest. Merkle's page describes him as "Chairman of the Board" of the Renate club and a member of "Alcoholics Unanimous," while Bidwill's and Urgo's pages include the salutation "100 Kegs or Bust."
This has been a problem for Kavanaugh. While he insists he didn't drink to excess, his accusers in addition to Ford, the FBI is looking into at least one other accusation of sexual assault that is said to have taken place when Kavanaugh was a freshman at Yale contend he was staggering drunk when he attacked them. This is why his high school social life is so relevant: Was his behavior back then consistent with the sort of drunken and misogynistic assaults that have been ascribed to him?
IN 2015, KAVANAUGH made a joke about his time at Georgetown Prep that got little notice at the time, but has taken on a haunting amount of resonance in the wake of his nomination to the Supreme Court. He was giving a speech at Catholic University's law school, reflecting back on his high school years, and he mentioned that, fortunately, they had a good motto "What happens at Georgetown Prep, stays at Georgetown Prep." The joke was prefaced by Kavanaugh noting that three of his best friends from high school were attending the speech Urgo, Bidwill, and Merkle. Kavanaugh expressed happiness with their unofficial motto. "I think that's been a good thing for all of us," he said. Video of the event does not show the reaction, in their seats, of his friends.
Kavanaugh didn't define the scope of "all of us," but it is apparent based on Judge's memoir and yearbook, acting as a Rosetta Stone, as well as calendars for the summer of 1982 presented by Kavanaugh to the Senate that the football team was the nucleus of his social world and the school's party scene. "At Prep, football was held in divine reverence," Judge noted in his memoir, which also described parties where the boys and girls were so inebriated that "if you could breathe and walk at the same time, you could hook up with someone." Virtually every student who is mentioned on Kavanaugh's calendars for the summer of 1982 was a member of his football team. (The names of some of them, like Tobin and Squi, have even become cultural touchstones mocked on Saturday Night Live.) And many of the senior pages that contain references to what seem to be aggressive partying, even by the standards of their day including 100 kegs; beach week; throwing up; black-out drinking; Renate; and Ridge Klux Klan, which may be a mashup of a nearby all-girls school, Stone Ridge, and the Ku Klux Klan belong to members of the varsity football team. As it turns out, the two boys whom Ford recalls being present at the small house party where Kavanaugh allegedly attacked her were members of the team Judge and Patrick J. Smyth. (Ford has said that whereas Judge was in the locked room, Smyth was downstairs and unaware of the attack.)
The irony, if that's the right word, is that the football players who were Kavanaugh's partners-in-partying have emerged among the most high-profile protectors of his adolescent reputation. On July 9, more than 100 Georgetown Prep alumni, including more than a dozen members of the football team, signed a widely cited letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that described Kavanaugh as "a good man … eminently qualified to serve as an Associate Justice on the U.S. Supreme Court." These are not ordinary character witnesses many are wealthy and prominent, including Bidwill, the president of the Arizona Cardinals whose name is the first on the list of signers. (At Georgetown Prep, Bidwill described himself, on his senior page, as "Kegmobile operator.") Merkle, a senior civil servant in the Justice Department, also signed the letter. Another signatory is Urgo, the president and chief executive of a company that owns and manages dozens of hotels in the U.S. and Canada; his name is on the first page of signatories.
[Image: donald-joseph-urgo-yearbook-1538536655.j...1024&h=642]Excerpts from the 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook. Some personal information and names have been redacted for privacy.
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A figure, Denny O'Neal, who bears many of the same characteristics as Don Urgo, is featured prominently in Judge's book, "Wasted," which is described in its first pages as a book about real experiences with some details and names changed. The figure has nine siblings, the same as Urgo, and lived in a mansion with a pool in Potomac, the same as Urgo. Denny is portrayed as a prominent member of the close-knit group of football players, and whose family mansion was a frequent assembly point for the boys. "They had a pool, a patio as big as some people's houses, and a backyard the size of a football field," Judge wrote. "Their house was so big that ten of us could stay over after a night out. After we got up, Mr. O'Neal would fix a huge bacon and egg breakfast, and we would lounge around exchanging war stories who got lucky, who didn't."
In Judge's account, Denny figured out a way to create fake IDs that were so convincing and so popular that he distributed them to Catholic school students across the Washington area, and he got a job as a bartender in Georgetown by fibbing about his age. But Denny, according to Judge's memoir, "often became violent and antisocial, getting into fights or raging against his uptight parents before passing out." Judge also describes the boys learning that the school would require them to do community service, with him and Denny assigned to a soup kitchen in Washington that echoes Kavanaugh's statements about his own volunteering. "They know we go out and get tanked every weekend," Denny is quoted as saying in the book, "and they want to make getting up on Sundays hell." (Jim McCarthy, a public relations expert Urgo has hired to manage press queries relating to Kavanaugh's nomination, did not respond to The Intercept's request for comment, except to question the objectivity of one of the reporters of this story.)
OF COURSE, IT'S not extraordinary that a group of high school friends remain close later in their lives; it happens all the time, everywhere, in all social classes. But the kind of private school that Kavanaugh attended is known for creating bonds that are particularly strong. The students are drawn from a narrow sector of society in the case of Jesuit-run Georgetown Prep, from generally wealthy families that are also, mostly, Catholic and they are consciously instilled by their school with the belief that they are recipients of particular gifts and privileges that most others do not have. "That we are elite, we cannot deny," the president of Georgetown Prep, the Rev. James Van Dyke, wrote to the school community after the Kavanaugh scandal began. "There is no one here by default."
Shamus Khan, a sociology professor at Columbia University who wrote the book "Privilege: The Making of an Adolescent Elite at St. Paul's School" about one of these socio-political hothouses, noted in a recent opinion piece that "to attend these schools is to be told constantly: You're special, you're a member of the elect, you have been chosen because of your outstanding qualities and accomplishments." The formation of this sensibility is intentional and strong, and it has a sort of cousin in the armed forces, with special operations troops who have a similar message of election drummed into them, and who are nonetheless (or as a result) prone to acting beyond the law.
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An article by Meagan Day in Jacobin put a finger on one of the secrets that the camaraderie of such groups might serve to protect. She noted that Kavanaugh, in his testimony, did not come off as a particularly brilliant individual; he seemed an angry bully who got most choked up when discussing his high school calendars and talking about his friends back then. He gave the impression, she wrote, "of an unremarkable guy who was born on a conveyor belt to power, without much obligation to distinguish himself from his peers." She continued, "The powerful aren't sages, you realize. What they know that the rest don't know is how to appreciate money and influence. And, most importantly, they know each other." Day guillotined their brand of loyalty: "The reason these guys cling so tight is because they're each other's ticket to the top, and each other's insurance policy once they get there. Their fidelity, their solidarity, is how they run the world in the absence of remarkable personal qualities."
Another insight into the difficulty privileged students face when they might break from their adolescent herd, was provided by Leo Marks, who wrote on Facebook about going to a prep school and then to Yale. Marks noted that elite schools honestly try to instill a sense of decency and service, but that they are, "first and foremost, charged with catapulting as many of their graduates as possible into the American power elite." He added, "I think it's fair to say that if you're an alum of such a place, and you're on the expected path, then you're either in some degree of agony about the tension between them, or you've given up." When the conflict between those things is most acute the wish to truly serve the public good contrasting with a desire to remain in the elite group there is nothing in your expensive education that has prepared you for doing the brave and right thing.
"What I wish these places taught you to think about was the beautiful possibility of throwing it all away," Marks wrote. "They show you how to build a reputation, but they don't understand what it's for. It's for a moment like this, for fuck's sake."







By the way - here is Kavenaugh's school yearbook downloaded from the internet: https://ia801500.us.archive.org/11/items...a-1983.pdf
"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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Only nine persons were interviewed by the FBI - at the direction of the President. [i.e. the fix was in and the facts were not sought, nor to know the truth!). Ford nor Kavanaugh were interviewed. Only one of the persons named by Ford was and he was an old buddy of Kavanugh sure to lie and keep the secrets. None of the 20 persons Ramirez said could confirm her allegations were interviewed! The location of the house in question was not sought [piece of cake for the FBI], nor the date - which seems to match the July 1 calendar entry. Avenatti's client Swetnick was not interviewed nor were any of her many witnesses she offered to name. Perhaps even worse hundreds of people TRIED and failed to contact the FBI with what they felt was relevant information - much of it eye-witness. The FBI refused to talk to these people and gave them the run-around. Senators are now given one hour to look at the SINGLE COPY available in a secure room with a guard. No notes or copies are allowed. Just a mini-version of the 911 Commission report or the Warren Report - all with the conclusions decided before the 'investigation' and working from there backwards. What a fucked up political system we have. To call it broken would be too kind, as I don't think it can be repaired - only replaced en toto.

The vote on Kavanaugh will be Saturday morning barring some surprise. Bye bye Roe v. Wade, environmental sanity, gender equality, what little remains of freedoms and rights; it will be Corporations and the rich over all else - and Trump will get a 'get outta jail free card' if he gets ordered to submit to a subpoena or investigated, etc.
"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 George W Bush gang that planned the phony 9-11 and the phony Iraq War have taken over the Supreme Court. It is now clear for all to see that the thing that the "Skull and Bones" Yale elite crowd is resonating on is criminality.

The famous Yale graduates that we know something about are George W. Bush, Bill Clinton and now Kavanaugh. Clinton and Kavanaugh are apparently rapists and George W. Bush is a torture advocate and a War Criminal under international law.

Both Kavanaugh and Gorsuch attended Georgetown Prep as did Federal Reserve Chairman Jerome Powell.

The more income inequality and Deep State control of our government that we are getting, the more it seems like the credentials you need to be in the Deep State in-crowd is willingness to participate in criminality. Reference 3 generations of Bushes.

I would add to this bad situation the names of Comey, McCabe, Brennan, Strzok, Christopher Steele, Lisa Page and that whole gang who are using legal process to try and overturn the will of the voters. They (Comey) also determined the outcome of the 2016 election with the "October surprise" of Comey.

The one thing that the Rosenstein-McCabe behavior has in common with the record of Kavanaugh is the eagerness to flout the law and to despise the "little people" like you and me. To them, the voters are the LITTLE PEOPLE and the more power they get, the worse it will be for us LITTLE PEOPLE!

James Lateer
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Here are all the ways the effort to clear Kavanaugh was a farce

Conservatives say the process has been thorough and meaningful. That couldn't be further from the truth.


RYAN KORONOWSKI OCT 4, 2018, 12:34 PM


SEN. CHUCK GRASSLEY (R-IA) AND SEN. ORRIN HATCH (R-UT) ON THEIR WAY TO REVIEW THE FBI REPORT ABOUT ALLEGED SEXUAL ASSAULTS BY SUPREME COURT NOMINEE JUDGE BRETT KAVANAUGH OCTOBER 04, 2018 IN WASHINGTON, DC. (CREDIT: PHOTO BY CHIP SOMODEVILLA/GETTY IMAGES)The race to quickly install President Trump's Supreme Court pick is picking up speed, despite the fact that the process of considering the sexual assault allegations leveled against him has been a political farce every step of the way.
As senators examine the results of the FBI investigation into some of the accusations against Judge Brett Kavanaugh which the White House confirmed on Thursday only examined what Republican lawmakers wanted it to Sen. Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) has already scheduled a cloture vote to limit debate on Friday, allowing 51 senators to push Kavanaugh to the precipice of a lifetime Supreme Court seat.
Kavanaugh has been a historically unpopular nominee, galvanizing women and activists opposed to his nomination. These type of allegations are not part of a typical partisan opposition to a conservative Supreme Court nominee. Justice Neil Gorsuch, for example, did not face several allegations of sexual assault and questions about his willingness to mislead Congress during his confirmation process.
Nonetheless, the Republican senators on the Senate Judiciary Committee have been rushing to place Kavanaugh onto the Supreme Court without slowing down to hear more testimony or conduct a serious investigation into the allegations of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford, who said Kavanaugh and high school friend Mark Judge attempted to rape her at a party in 1982, or Deborah Ramirez, who said Kavanaugh exposed himself to her when they were at Yale, or Julie Swetnick, who accused Kavanaugh and Judge of participating in a gang rape in high school.
Here's what the White House and Senate Republicans have done to ensure that, regardless of what they conclude after reading the FBI investigation, the effort to take these allegations seriously has been a sham:
Giving a prosecutor just 15 minutes to question Kavanaugh before cutting her off

Senate Republicans on the Judiciary Committee conscripted Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell to question Christine Ford when she testified before the committee last week, in a self-admitted effort to prevent the optics of a dozen men questioning a woman about sexual assault.
For five-minute segments using Republican senators' time, Mitchell exhaustively and methodically questioned Dr. Ford about her allegation that Kavanaugh attempted to rape her in 1982. Though Mitchell did not appear to uncover any deceit, bias, or inaccuracies in Ford's account, Mitchell's summary memoconcluded a prosecutor would not bring a case against Kavanaugh.
When Judge Kavanaugh appeared before the committee the same day, Mitchell was allowed to question Kavanaugh for only 15 minutes, before Republican senators took over and used their time themselves to defend Kavanaugh's reputation, complain about the unfair process he'd been enduring, and mostly attack Democrats. Much of Mitchell's time was spent on introductory remarks and clarifying the definition of sexual behavior. There was no serious effort on the part of the committee's majority to critically investigate Kavanaugh the ostensible purpose of the hearing. As Sen. Flake asked for an FBI investigation the following day in exchange for his vote, Republican senators and Kavanaugh used the questioning he faced in the hearing to argue against the need for an FBI investigation.
Not calling Mark Judge to testify at Kavanaugh's hearing

Mark Judge, the other person Dr. Ford said assaulted her alongside Kavanaugh, was not subpoenaed to testify before Congress so that senators could question him about his potential knowledge of Ford's allegations. Julia Swetnick also accused Judge of being among a group of men that included Kavanaugh who would gang-rape or assault drugged women at house parties but Judge was not asked to answer to these allegations during last week's hearing.
Not giving Deborah Ramirez a chance to tell her story to senators

Not only was Deborah Ramirez excluded from last week's hearing during which Dr. Ford testified, but the woman who accused Kavanaugh of exposing himself to her at a college party did not even get a chance to speak with senate staff. According to her lawyer, Republican senate staffers failed to show up for a call they had scheduled with her before the hearing leaving Democratic staffers to interview her.
Placing a person to oversee the FBI investigation who has been working to get Kavanaugh confirmed

Don McGahn, Trump's White House counsel, has taken the lead in overseeing the FBI investigation into Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh including decisions such as placing limits around the investigation.
At the same time, McGahn reportedly has been working behind the scenes to get Kavanaugh successfully confirmed. According to the Washington Post, McGahn "has been in bunker mode, working nearly nonstop to save the nomination by serving as both lawyer and crisis communications adviser to Trump and Kavanaugh, often being the rare person who will speak bluntly to both men." It's a clear conflict of interest.
Ignoring dozens of witnesses who tried to get in touch as part of the investigation

Mark Judge's ex-girlfriend, who has said he admitted to her that he and others took "turns having sex with a drunk woman" in high school, repeatedly asked to speak to the Senate Judiciary Committee and the FBI but said over the weekendshe had not received any substantive response. According to news reports, dozens of other former classmates who say they could potentially corroborate the allegations against Kavanaugh have not been able to get in touch with the FBI.
Not interviewing Kavanaugh classmates who could have evidence of perjury

A key part of Judge Kavanaugh's denial of Dr. Ford's allegations is that he said he never drank so much that he blacked out, which affects memory retention and which would raise concerns about his ability to declare he never attended a party with, nor sexually assaulted, Ford in high school.
But there are multiple former classmates of Kavanaugh who dispute his characterization of his drinking habits, including some who have spoken publicly. For example, Kavanaugh's freshman roommate at Yale, Jaime Roche, told CNN that he remembered Kavanaugh throwing up from drinking and also that Kavanaugh told him he had blacked out.



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Kavanaugh's Yale roommate, Jamie Roche, on CNN: "I saw him when he was vomiting in bedroom & bathroom...I don't know how you define blacking out, & I would say those things are consistent w/blacking out."

Roche adds that he has specific memories of K telling him he blacked out.
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This could potentially implicate Kavanaugh of perjury due to his Senate testimony. However, the FBI never contacted Roche about Kavanaugh, in any of the six previous background checks nor the most recent investigation centered on Ford's and Ramirez's allegations.
Not allowing Julie Swetnick's allegations to be fully investigated

Despite President Trump's tweet saying that he wants the FBI to interview "anyone they deem appropriate," the White House did not change the limits it placed on the allowable witness list it gave the FBI. This list, according to NBC News, did not include accuser Julie Swetnick, whose allegations against Kavanaugh and Judge are similar to the allegations that Ford describes.
Not interviewing Ford or Kavanaugh as part of the investigation

The main credible witness for the first accusation against Kavanaugh the ostensible reason for the investigation in the first place didn't talk to the FBI. According to Bloomberg, the White House didn't give the FBI clear authority to interview Ford, and therefore it only reviewed her senate testimony. Ford said she even offered to turn over therapy notes from sessions where she had talked about the assault years ago. White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders dismissed the idea of the FBI interviewing Ford as "ludicrous."
Kavanaugh, the man at the center of the investigation and the man whose credibility is at issue, was also not interviewed, according to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).
There is precedent here. When Anita Hill accused Justice Clarence Thomas of sexual harassment in 1991, after his initial senate hearings ended, the FBI investigated immediately, interviewing both Hill and Thomas.
Limiting senators' access to just one copy of the investigation

There is only one copy of the FBI report about this investigation, which only exists in a secure room in the Senate normally used for classified matters, and senators are allowed to review it for one hour at a time Republicans and Democrats alternating access as of 12 p.m. Thursday. There is no evidence the report will be made public.
Immediately declaring the investigation doesn't include corroborating evidence of sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh

Despite the limitations of the FBI investigation, Republicans are wasting no time declaring that it includes everything they need to know in order to move forward. Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA), before senators were ostensibly even able to review the details in the report, issued a public declaration that it contained "nothing in it we didn't already know." He defended Kavanaugh's record and character, and concluded, "We know that he will be an excellent justice because he's been an excellent judge. It's time to vote. I'll be voting to confirm Judge Kavanaugh."




"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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  • [*=center]Kavanaugh's Yale roommate says Kavanaugh committed perjury, but Republicans don't care
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"I saw him coming home from parties unable to speak coherently."


AARON RUPAR OCT 4, 2018, 12:39 PM

CREDIT: SCREENGRABOn Thursday morning, one of Brett Kavanaugh's roommates at Yale, Jamie Roche, went on CNN and said Kavanaugh committed perjury when he told the Senate Judiciary Committee he never drank so much he blacked out.
"I was Brett's college roommate, we shared a room. We had beds 12 feet apart, and I would see him leaving to go to parties having had beers in our suite, I saw him coming home from parties unable to speak coherently," Roche said. "I saw him when he was vomiting in the bedroom and in the bathroom in the suite, and I saw him the next morning when he couldn't get himself out of bed. I am not a doctor, I don't know how you define blacking out,' but like I lot of people I had some beer in college as well and I would say those things are consistent with blacking out."
Roche went on to say he has specific memories of he and Kavanaugh having conversations in which the future judge confessed to drinking to the point where he'd say things like, "Well, I can't really remember if I did this or did that."
Roche added that he also thinks Kavanaugh misled the Senate when he professed ignorance about the meanings of sexual slang terms he used during his high school and college days.
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"I think what was shocking to me was getting up under oath and with a straight face saying these things were true when he knew and when a lot of people knew that that was not the case," Roche said. "And it was a suggestion that if i just say this, nobody will challenge me, nobody will stand up and take the risk of saying what we all knew to be true.'"
Roche's testimony would be evidence that Kavanaugh committed perjury. But not only has he not been contacted by congressional investigators, but he said later in the interview that the FBI didn't contact him as part of the bureau's just-completed investigation of two sexual assault claims against Kavanaugh including one that allegedly happened while Kavanaugh was drunk at a party at Yale.
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Roche says Kavanaugh accuser Debbie Ramirez is "a notably honest person."

"We're being asked to believe the story of I knew to be very honest, versus a person standing up and saying things we know aren't true."

Ramirez was Yale classmates with Roche and Kavanaugh. pic.twitter.com/DApKVjEru2
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Roche -- who has crucial information about Kavanaugh's drinking at Yale, alleged sexual misconduct, and possibly perjury -- says he has not been contacted by the FBI at all. pic.twitter.com/H0H9PWPyYV
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The White House's talking point is that Kavanaugh's possible perjury about his drinking habits doesn't matter, because he's had a commendable career since then. Republicans seem to be on the same page.
Despite the fact that Roche and many other key witnesses have been frozen out of the Senate and FBI investigations, key Senate Republicans indicated on Thursday morning that they're satisfied with the FBI's work, and indicated they're willing to vote for Kavanaugh without Roche and other witnesses who weren't contacted by the FBI having a chance to tell their story under oath or to investigators.
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"We asked the FBI to investigate current credible allegations. That's what they've done. ...

I had planned to vote for him before, but I certainly wanted the FBI, the professionals, to look at it. And they have. I think they've been thorough."
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With Collins and Flake both satisfied with the investigation, it's hard to see them voting against the nomination since that would be an obvious red flag to raise right now. Kavanaugh appears, at the moment, headed to the Supreme Court
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Roche's comments are far from the only evidence that Kavanaugh committed perjury.
As ThinkProgress detailed on Wednesday, a letter Kavanaugh wrote to seven Georgetown Preparatory School classmates who joined him for a weeklong vacation at an Ocean City, Maryland condo in 1983 that was obtained by the New York Times advises his friends that "it would probably be a good idea on Sat. the 18th to warn the neighbors that we're loud, obnoxious drunks with prolific pukers among us. Advise them to go about about 30 miles…"
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That letter corroborates a book written by Kavanaugh's friend Mark Judge about the drinking culture at Georgetown Prep in which he tells a story about a "Bart O'Kavanaugh" who drank so much that he vomited in someone's car during Beach Week.
Kavanaugh, however, testified under oath last month that a reference to vomiting in his yearbook merely referred to his weak stomach, not binge drinking. The letter makes that claim appear dubious at best.
During his testimony, Kavanaugh wouldn't even admit that the "Bart O'Kavanaugh" Mark Judge wrote about was him. That claim is particularly hard to fathom in light of the fact that the letter he wrote to his friends is signed, "Bart."




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James Lateer Wrote:overturn the will of the voters.

By that you mean "the will of white voters," right?

You're not counting the 7 million mostly minority voters who were scrubbed from the voting rolls by restrictive Voter ID laws and GOP purge programs like CrossCheck, right?

Is 46% the majority, James?

Mueller is investigating a career criminal who will die in jail if there is any justice left.

For all those Trump apologists out there appalled by Kavanaugh...reap what you sow.
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Quote:I would add to this bad situation the names of Comey, McCabe, Brennan, Strzok, Christopher Steele, Lisa Page and that whole gang who are using legal process to try and overturn the will of the voters.

Quote:They (Comey) also determined the outcome of the 2016 election with the "October surprise" of Comey.

You do understand that those two statements are completely contradictory - don't you?
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When Mr. Dagosto says the above sentences in my postings are contradictory, I get frustrated because I haven't gotten my message through to even the people on this site, much less to anyone in the media. (I am a regular caller to C-Span Washington Journal and a regular visitor to my Congressman's office and town halls, so I keep trying).

The Deep State both determined the 2016 election through Comey AND are trying to overturn the decision of the voters. All the talking heads on TV simply can't properly analyze things regarding the Deep State.

THEY THINK THE 2016 ELECTION WAS A BINARY CHOICE. YOU HAD TO LIKE EITHER HILARY OR TRUMP. FOR YOU AND ME IT WAS. BUT NOT FOR THE DEEP STATE!

The goal of the Deep State was to put a Yale, Skull and Bones type on the Supreme Court (and in the White House) and definitely not a liberal. So I will say it here for the hundreth time:

THE DEEP STATE DIDN'T WANT EITHER HILARY OR TRUMP! What's so hard to understand about that?

Simply put, they used Trump to defeat Hilary, now they're trying to overturn the election and get a Bush-Cheney type war criminal in the place of Trump and Pence. They want it just like they did with Watergate where they got their Bilderberg buddy Gerald Ford appointed without any election. And the Supreme Court is also a major big deal with them.

By bullying Trump, they have got three people appointed to top jobs from just one Deep State high school. These nominees are not the choices made by Trump.
They are forced upon Trump by McConnell and the Republican "Skull and Bones", Yale-DC clique.

They didn't like Hilary because the Deep State is controlled by big money and Hilary would not, for example, give corporations a tax cut. But they don't like Trump because he has openly mocked the intel community over the Iraq War and WMD. Trump is pretty much IN OPEN WARFARE WITH THE DEEP STATE which they knew would happen.

So if Mueller succeeds, they get rid of both Hilary and Trump. Why can't people see that? In 1973, they backed Nixon to stop McGovern, then they overturned the election of Nixon with the Watergate phony scandal. Then they got their boy, Gerald Ford as President without any input from voters.

The Hilary-Trump-Mueller playbook is identical to Watergate. So please, don't people tell me I'm inconsistent. People like Sean Hannity (a college dropout) just can't grasp the idea that the choice of the Deep State was not limited to either Hilary or Trump. The Deep State has many more options than just two (that you and I had).

I'm not inconsistent. It's the analysis of the talking heads on TV that's just too ignorant and simplistic (like Hannity) and they can't see an obvious reality like this even though it's happening right in front of their face!

James Lateer
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