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    Sadly I predict he will be confirmed.

    He also helped cover up the murder of Vince Foster.

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    The Supreme Court situation is getting worse. We might now have not one, but two known sexual delinquents on the Court, deciding (among other things) women's issues. Apparently, the crime committed by Kavanaugh is not barred by the statute of limitations and that if justice were done, even though 36 years have passed, he would be facing years in jail.

    HOW CAN HE BE SITTING IN JUDGMENT OF OTHERS?


    After watching the Kavanaugh hearing, it is clear (that as I have posted before), he is crooked as they get.

    The shocking thing to me is that (1) CNN is rabidly anti-Trump but tonight they have been rabidly pro-Kavanaugh. The Yale Skull and Bones crowd is strengthening their death grip around all of our throats.

    And that includes the throat of "fair-trader" Donald Trump.

    James Lateer

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    Update: September 26, 2018 1:50 p.m.
    This story has been updated to include a new allegation from Julie Swetnick about additional sexual assaults by Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.
    A QUESTION THAT sounds innocuous — did Brett Kavanaugh and Mark Judge drink and party together at Georgetown Preparatory School? — has become key to figuring out whether an inebriated Kavanaugh sexually assaulted a 15-year-old girl as Judge watched and laughed in 1982. The short answer is that a number of data points connect Judge and Kavanaugh (now a Supreme Court nominee), as not just friends but as partners in binge drinking at raucous house parties attended by girls from other private schools.
    And the data points are increasing in number. Earlier today, attorney Michael Avenatti released a sworn declaration from Julie Swetnick in which Swetnick stated that she had seen Kavanaugh and Judge “drink excessively and engage in highly inappropriate conduct, including being overly aggressive with girls and not taking ‘No’ for an answer. This conduct included the fondling and grabbing of girls without their consent.” The declaration, released on Twitter, alleged that Kavanaugh and Judge spiked punch “with drugs and/or grain alcohol so as to cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘No.'” Swetnick, who said she has worked in the government and holds active clearances with several agencies, accused Kavanaugh and Judge of being present at a house party where she was gang raped. Kavanaugh has released a statementsaying Swetnick’s declaration is “from the Twilight Zone. I don’t know who this is and this never happened.”
    The connections between Kavanaugh and Judge include a reference to Kavanaugh in a memoir Judge wrote, mutual shout-outs on their yearbook pages, a football team they played on together, and mentions by both of blackout levels of drinking at Georgetown Prep, their all-boys Catholic school in Bethesda, Maryland. Other than denying the assault allegation from Christine Blasey Ford, neither Judge nor Kavanaugh has said much about their after-school activities. Judge, tracked down to a beach house in Delaware, merely said to a Washington Post reporter, “How did you find me?” Kavanaugh, in an interview with Fox News, said, “I was focused on academics and athletics, going to church every Sunday at Little Flower, working on my service projects, and friendship with my fellow classmates and friendship with girls from the local all-girls Catholic schools.”
    The relationship between the two men is crucial because while little is known for sure about Kavanaugh’s behavior at Georgetown Prep, quite a bit is known about Judge’s. Not only has Judge written two memoirs about his early years, but people who know his conduct have also begun talking about it. The latest information comes from a former girlfriend who told the New Yorker that Judge confessed to her that while in high school, he and other boys took turns having sex with a drunk woman.
    One of Judge’s books, “Wasted: Tales of a Gen X Drunk,” describes his carousing and troublemaking as communal; he was always with his high school buddies. His evident closeness with Kavanaugh would suggest a likelihood that Kavanaugh indulged in some of the behavior that Judge has admitted to — a pattern of aggressive and drunken conduct, especially toward girls in their social circle, that’s consistent with Ford’s description of an inebriated sexual assault at a house party, as well as a new allegation of sexual assault from one of Kavanaugh’s classmates at Yale.
    Putting aside the assault accusations, while high school and college partying by no means disqualifies one from public or professional life, Kavanaugh’s approach to it appears to have been far more aggressive than was normal at the time, and in complete contrast with the virtuous, studious, church-going image he has presented publicly. That contradiction goes directly to his credibility, which is the central question facing his and any nomination to the Supreme Court of the United States.





    Photographs, which have been posted across several social media platforms, of Mark Judge’s and Brett Kavanaugh's yearbook pages from their time at Georgetown Prep. Some personal information and names have been redacted for privacy.

    The Yearbook

    On their respective senior pages in the 1983 Georgetown Prep yearbook, Kavanaugh and Judge make several references to each other and to conjoined activities. They were on the football team together, and both reference “100 kegs,” which Judge in “Wasted” described as the target for the senior class’s drinking total. Other references are more cryptic. Each asks the other the same question — “Have you boofed yet?” — and each reference surviving “FFFFFFFourth of July” or “FFFFFourth of July” (a different number of Fs in each). And both refer on their pages to not knowing the final result of the same basketball game, in the context of apparently being too inebriated to recall; as Kavanaugh wrote on his page, “Georgetown vs. Louisville — Who Won That Game Anyway?”
    Kavanaugh and Judge also make references to the Rehoboth Beach Police Department. Judge wrote in “Wasted” that at the end of the school year, students from private schools in their neighborhood would convene for a week of partying in beach towns like Ocean City and Rehoboth, and that it was routine for police to confront the students. Beach week, Judge wrote, was a “bacchanalia of drinking and sex, or at least attempts at sex.” During one of the parties, he continued, “Guys began slam dancing, tackling each other, and drowning themselves in beer. … We lit each other’s underwear on fire, had beer fights, and barfed in the sink. A couple of guys took pictures of their penises.” Kavanaugh, on his page, referenced “Beach Week Ralph Club” — an apparent reference to throwing up — and described himself as “Biggest Contributor.”
    While Kavanaugh and his supporters have portrayed the allegations against him as not just false, but out of sync with his personality, Judge painted a general portrait of boys in his circle treating girls as objects. One of the cryptic joint references on their pages — describing themselves as alumni of “Renate”— turns out to underscore how Kavanaugh and Judge degraded girls they knew. The New York Times recently revealed that “Renate” referred to a girl, Renate Schroeder, who attended a nearby Catholic girls school and who told the Times that the references to her (there were at least 14 throughout the yearbook) had insinuated relations with the boys that weren’t true. A lawyer for Kavanaugh said his reference was due to a kiss they shared after an event, but Schroeder responded that they had never kissed.
    “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,” she told the Times. “I pray their daughters are never treated this way.”
    Kavanaugh’s page also includes an altered quote from Benjamin Franklin that appeared to be a play on Judge’s last name, and it seemed to suggest that these two friends had secrets they should not share with others. The altered quote was this: “He that would live in peace and at ease must not speak all he knows, nor JUDGE all he sees.”
    The Book

    There is at least one apparent reference to Kavanaugh in Judge’s book, and it involves excessive drinking.
    Book cover: Hazelden

    The passage takes place in the summer of their sophomore year. Judge had joined his first beach week, in Ocean City, Maryland, where one of his classmates had rented an oceanfront house. The houses on either side were occupied by girls from Catholic schools. During a party one night, while playing a drinking game called quarters, Judge struck up a conversation with a girl named Mary.“So how do you like Prep?” Mary asked.
    “It’s cool.”
    “Do you know Bart O’Kavanaugh?”
    “Yeah. He’s around here somewhere.”
    “I heard he puked in someone’s car the other night.”
    “Yeah. He passed out on his way back from a party.”
    Judge wrote that he used pseudonyms for people in his book to protect their privacy. Bart is a nickname that Judge appeared to use for Brett Kavanaugh on his yearbook page.
    Judge and Aggression

    Judge has been linked to a variety of aggressions against women. In “Wasted,” he described how friends told him he had drunkenly lunged at a bridesmaid during a wedding, and he worried afterward that he might have hurt her. He wrote about being concerned, after blacking out following a drinking binge with a woman at a bar, that he might have murdered her in his inebriated state. He also wrote about his reaction to learning a former girlfriend was getting married — he shouted at her on the phone, “Goddammit you bitch, fuck you and your fucking husband.”
    As the Washington Post reported, Judge delivered a bitterly homophobic wish to an editor who turned down stories he wanted to write about swing dancing. It was 1998, when Judge was freelancing for Washington City Paper, and the editor was Brad McKee. According to the Post, Judge “blew up at him after the rejections. McKee, who is gay, said Judge sent a vituperative email wishing him the same fate as Matthew Shepard, the gay college student who was beaten and left to die in Wyoming in 1998.” The Post quoted McKee as saying, “He shows signs of true hatred.”
    The list of Judge’s aggressions is not short. On his yearbook page, Judge reprinted a line from playwright Noël Coward: “Certain women should be struck regularly, like gongs.” The Washington Post quoted one of his classmates, Maryland state Sen. Richard S. Madaleno Jr., as describing Judge as “an unhappy person who was happy to make other people unhappy. ‘Bully’ may be an overused term, but he regularly belittled people he perceived as being lower on the high school hierarchy.”
    The Second Allegation Against Kavanaugh

    The second allegation against Kavanaugh (the one that came before Swetnick’s) appears to be in line with the kind of offensive behavior that Judge has been connected to. According to the New Yorker, Deborah Ramirez, a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh, has told Senate investigators that during their freshman year in New Haven, Kavanaugh “had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.”
    Kavanaugh’s Yale roommate in the fall of 1983, James Roche, has backed up Ramirez. In a statement posted on Twitter, Roche said that “although Brett was normally reserved, he was a notably heavy drinker, even by the standards of the time, and … he became aggressive and belligerent when he was very drunk. I did not observe the specific incident in question, but I do remember Brett frequently drinking excessively and becoming incoherently drunk.” Roche described Ramirez as “unusually honest and straightforward and I cannot imagine her making this up. Based on my time with Brett, I believe that he and his social circle were capable of the actions that Debbie described.”

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    Last night, Kavanaugh declared his complete innocence in a televised interview on Fox News, saying, “I’ve always treated women with dignity and respect. … I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone in high school or otherwise.” And in a statement to the New Yorker, he said, “I look forward to testifying on Thursday about the truth, and defending my good name — and the reputation for character and integrity I have spent a lifetime building — against these last-minute allegations.”
    Update: September 25, 2018, 5:12 p.m.
    This story has been updated with additional redactions to the images of Brett Kavanaugh’s and Mark Judge’s yearbook pages.





    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
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    Aside from the multiple attempted and actual rape or gang-rape accusations [which I find credible at this point], Kavanaugh PROVED himself UNFIT by temperament, lack of even-handedness, and political partisanship to serve on ANY court - much less the Supreme Court. Should he land there, I fear for any progressive person or group, especially any woman or minority, non-privileged member of society [and he feels entitled to be a part of] when they come before the Court and him. If put on the Court, he must be impeached. The Republicans on the Judiciary Committee were shameful and disgusting except for Flake. I found Kavanaugh acting guilty in his testimony and was playing to one person - Trump...and dangerous alliance never meant to exist between the Executive and the Judiciary. Throw the bum out!
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "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

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    THE TOP REPUBLICAN and Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee were both approached in July by an attorney claiming to have information relevant to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court. The attorney claimed in his letter that multiple employees of the federal judiciary would be willing to speak to investigators, but received no reply to multiple attempts to make contact, he told The Intercept.
    Cyrus Sanai made his first attempt to reach out to Sens. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, and Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., in a letter dated July 24.
    Sanai told the committee leadership that “there are persons who work for, or who have worked for, the federal judiciary who have important stories to tell about disgraced former Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, and his mentee, current United States Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. I know that there are people who wish to speak out but fear retaliation because I have been contacted by more than a half-dozen such persons since Judge Kozinski resigned in disgrace.”
    Sanai is the California attorney who blew the whistle on Kozinski years before a series of articles in the Washington Post in December finally brought about the resignation of the former chief judge of the 9th Circuit Court over sexual harassment revelations. Sanai has long challenged the judiciary and was deemed a “vexatious litigant” by one trial court, an attempted designation that was overturned on appeal.
    Since Kozinski’s resignation, questions have been raised about what Kavanaugh knew or did about such behavior, given the close relationship between the two. Kavanaugh clerked for Kozinski in the 1990s, a post that led directly to his clerkship with Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, who recommended Kavanaugh to President Donald Trump as his replacement. Kozinski and Kavanaugh remained close and both vetted prospective clerks for Kennedy.
    Kozinski’s son recently clerked for Kavanaugh.
    The Sanai letter was overnighted and emailed to Grassley’s office on July 25, and Sanai provided a copy of the receipt. He dropped the letter off by hand to Feinstein’s office in West Los Angeles, he said, after being told over the phone that was the most efficient route to delivery.
    Grassley’s spokesperson provided the following statement after publication:
    Senator Grassley’s office received correspondence, which was also addressed to Sen. Feinstein, from Mr. Sanai in July. As we always do, the office reviewed the content and claims in the letter to determine how best to assess and use the information. The contents of the letter concerned the actions and behavior of former Judge Alex Kozinski and, to a lesser extent, his relationship with Judge Kavanaugh. This topic was discussed significantly at Judge Kavanaugh’s hearing.
    Feinstein did not provided comment by the time of publication.
    During his confirmation hearings, Kavanaugh told the Judiciary Committee that he had no knowledge whatsoever of Kozinski’s behavior and was stunned to learn of the misconduct allegations. “When they became public, the first thought I had: No one should be subjected to sexual harassment in the workplace ever, including in the judiciary, especially in the judiciary,” Kavanaugh said under oath during his confirmation hearing, responding to a question from Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah. “When I heard, it was a gut punch. It was a gut punch for me. It was a gut punch for the judiciary. I was shocked, and disappointed, angry, swirl of emotions.”
    In a follow up question, Sen. Mazie Hirono, D-Hawaii, asked him to search his records and in a written response, he backed off his certainty, saying only, “I do not remember receiving inappropriate emails of a sexual nature from Judge Kozinski.”
    Sanai told The Intercept that at least two federal employees had information to provide the committee about Kavanaugh, including one who spoke directly with Kavanaugh about it. Sanai said that he did not hold Kavanaugh responsible for Kozinski’s behavior, but rather that his claim of ignorance was not credible and could be contradicted by witnesses. Kavanaugh’s credibility has become a central issue in his confirmation, as he has “unequivocally” denied allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford when both were in high school.
    Apart from interviewing witnesses, Sanai also suggested that the Judiciary Committee “subpoena all intra Court emails and messages between Kavanaugh and Kozinski and all emails to and from Kozinski with links to his website.”
    The fact that Kozinski hosted pornography on his website and forced some clerks to view it was one of the exposed behaviors that led to his resignation.
    “The only way these important stories can be told is if Congress moves the spotlight from abstract procedures and statements of intent to the judges who made the judiciary safe for Judge Kozinski to satisfy his deviant needs. If this Committee, or the Judiciary Committee, does so, I have assurances that more people will step forward,” Sanai wrote.
    He also mailed copies of the letter to Sens. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., and Richard Blumenthal, D-Conn., and Reps. Bob Goodlatte, R-Va., Jim Sensenbrenner, R-Wisc., Jerry Nadler, D-N.Y., and Ted Lieu, D-Calif., he said, but can’t be sure that they received them.
    Feinstein and Grassley, he said, were the only two he made sure received the letter. “I spent quite a bit of time trying to get Feinstein to address it,” he said.
    Feinstein was also contacted in July by Ford, a California professor who said that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her while both were in high school.
    “I am writing with information relevant in evaluating the current nominee to the Supreme Court. As a constituent, I expect that you will maintain this as confidential until we have further opportunity to speak. Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during high school in the early 1980’s,” Ford wrote to Feinstein on July 30. “I have received medical treatment regarding the assault. On July 6 I notified my local government representative” — Anna Eshoo — “to ask them how to proceed with sharing this information. It is upsetting to discuss sexual assault and its repercussions, yet I felt guilty and compelled as a citizen about the idea of not saying anything. I am available to speak further should you wish to discuss.”
    The New Yorker’s Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer later reported that after her dealings with Feinstein’s and Eshoo’s offices, Ford stepped back. Feinstein, Farrow reported, “acted out of a sense that Democrats would be better off focussing on legal, rather than personal, issues in their questioning of Kavanaugh.”
    After the interactions with Eshoo’s and Feinstein’s offices, the woman decided not to speak about the matter publicly. She had repeatedly reported the allegation to members of Congress and, watching Kavanaugh move toward what looked like an increasingly assured confirmation, she decided to end her effort to come forward, a source close to the woman said. Feinstein’s office did not respond to requests for comment.
    Feinstein’s decision to handle the matter in her own office, without notifying other members of the Senate Judiciary Committee, stirred concern among her Democratic colleagues. For several days, Feinstein declined requests from other Democrats on the Judiciary Committee to share the woman’s letter and other relevant communications.
    Ford’s attorney Debra Katz has since said that Feinstein handled the situation as well as she could have. “We do think that Feinstein did well by her, and we do think that people took this decision away from her, and that’s wrong,” Katz said. “If the #MeToo era teaches us anything, it’s that a person gets to choose when, where and how, and now this person is going to be injected into a life-altering blood bath.”

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    Kavanaugh’s credibility has also been called into question by his denial that he ever exploited information stolen from Senate Democrats during previous confirmation fights. Emails subsequently revealed that he did.
    Sanai himself, in his letter, offered to testify. Given his history of combative exchanges, it would likely be a fiery affair. The appeals court that overruled the “vexatious litigant” designation added that the litigants in the case lacked “civility and courtesy.”
    “In reversing the trial court’s order, we do not intend to signal our approval of the manner in which this litigation has been conducted. It has gone on far too long,” the court wrote. “It has consumed far too much of the judicial system’s limited resources. Gamesmanship appears too often to take precedence over reasonable efforts to resolve procedural disputes and to address the merits of the remaining controversy. Civility and courtesy are absent.”
    The “vexatious litigant” designation relied, in significant part, on the complaints Sanai had been filing against Kozinski — complaints that were ultimately borne out.
    Correction: September 18, 2018
    This story originally referred to Kavanaugh’s testimony as a response to questioning by Hirono. In fact, his remarks above were made in response to questioning by Hatch. His written response above was directed to Hirono.
    Update: September 18, 2018
    This story has been updated to include a comment received after publication from Sen. Chuck Grassley’s spokesperson.





    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "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

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    Absent from Thursday’s hearing were Deborah Ramirez and Julie Swetnik, two women who recently came forward with their own stories of sexual assault or misconduct allegedly perpetrated by Brett Kavanaugh.
    Ramirez has claimed Kavanaugh thrust his penis in her face during a party in college, when the two were students at Yale. Swetnick, in a sworn affidavit this week, claimed Kavanaugh was present at a party in high school where she was allegedly drugged and gang-raped. She did not directly implicate Kavanaugh in the assault but claimed he was part of a group of boys who would allegedly drug female classmates or spike their drinks before attacking them.
    Mark Judge, a man both Swetnik and Ford have said was in attendance the day of their assaults, was also noticeably absent. Despite suggestions that Judge be subpoenaed to give his own testimony of the alleged assaults the Senate Judiciary Committee has so far declined to do so.
    A confirmation vote for Kavanaugh is scheduled for Friday.
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "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

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    Source: Michael Avenatti

    Julie Swetnick, the woman accusing federal Judge Brett Kavanaugh of facilitating gang rapes while in high school, said in a new interview released Thursday: "I don't think he belongs on the Supreme Court."
    At the same time, Swetnick's attorney, Michael Avenatti, said she is again demanding the chance to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. That committee on Thursday is hearing testimony from Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, 51, who accuses him of sexual assault in the early 1980s.
    "Brett Kavanaugh is going for a seat, where he's going to have that seat on the Supreme Court for the rest of his life, and if he's going to have that seat legitimately, all of these things should be investigated," Swetnick said in the interview with Showtime's "The Circus," a clip of which aired on MSNBC's "Morning Joe" show.

    "Because from what I experienced firsthand, I don't think he belongs on the Supreme Court," the 55-year-old Washington resident said.
    "I just want the facts to come out and I want it to be just, and I want the American people to have those facts and judge themselves."


    The Circus | Showtime | MSNBC

    Swetnick's interview came after Avenatti on Wednesday released a bombshell affidavit from her in which she described attending multiple parties in suburban Maryland in the early 1980s, when Kavanaugh was a student at the all-boys Georgetown Prep high school.
    Swetnick claims that she saw Kavanaugh and his close friend Mark Judge line up with other boys to rape girls after they had become inebriated and disoriented after consuming drinks spiked with grain alcohol or drugs.



    Sexual misconduct allegations hang over Kavanaugh. Two female senators may decide his fate 2:19 PM ET Wed, 26 Sept 2018 | 03:21


    She also alleged that in around 1982: "I became the victim of one of these 'gang' or 'train' rapes where Mark Judge and Brett Kavanaugh were present."
    Kavanaugh, 53, and Judge both deny Swetnick's claim. Kavanaugh has denied attacking anyone, including Ford. Judge has said he has no memory of the incident described by Ford.
    Asked during the interview why it had taken until the day before the hearing with Kavanaugh and Ford for her story to be made public, Swetnick said, "It wasn't that I wanted to come out one day before the hearings."
    "It's just that circumstances brought it out that way," she said. "This is something that occurred a long time ago, and it's not that I just thought about it."
    "It's been on my mind ever since the occurrences," Swetnick said.


    Chris Wattie | Reuters
    U.S. Supreme Court nominee judge Brett Kavanaugh testifies during his Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation hearing on Capitol Hill in Washington, September 5, 2018.

    Asked why specifically she thought Kavanaugh was unsuitable to be a Supreme Court justice, Swetnick said, "I think all of the above," referring to her affidavit's allegations.
    'I mean, that's not the kind of behavior that anybody, at any age, should do," she said. "I mean, I don't think women should be treated that way. I don't think any human being should treat people that way."

    Michael Avenatti
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    My client Julie Swetnick is again demanding the opportunity to testify before the Committee and that an FBI investigation be launched immediately. Here is my detailed email to the Committee moments ago. This must be a search for the truth.
    3:01 PM - Sep 27, 2018



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    Politico reported Wednesday that Swetnick was once the subject of a restraining order filed by an ex-boyfriend in 2001. That restraining order was dismissed within two weeks.
    The man, Richard Vinneccy, told Politico that Swetnick had threatened him after their relationship ended, and after he married another woman.
    "She was threatening my family, threatening my wife and threatening to do harm to my baby at that time," Vinneccy said. "She's not credible at all."
    Avenatti told Politico he had not known of the restraining order, and said questions about it were not relevant.
    "Complete nonsense. No truth to this at all. Her ex-boyfriend fraudulently used her resume to apply for and obtain jobs and was caught by her," Avenatti said. "Why are you all attacking a sexual assault victim? Would that be appropriate in a court of law?"






    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "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

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    The American Bar Association late Thursday called on the Senate Judiciary Committee to delay a confirmation vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until an FBI investigation can be completed into several claims of sexual misconduct.

    “We make this request because of the ABA’s respect for the rule of law and due process under law,” reads the letter, a copy of which was obtained by HuffPost. “The basic principles that underscore the Senate’s constitutional duty of advice and consent on federal judicial nominees require nothing less than a careful examination of the accusations and facts by the FBI.”

    The move is extraordinary in that the ABA gave Kavanaugh a unanimous “well-qualified” rating for the Supreme Court nomination, and the federal judge has boasted that he was “thoroughly vetted” by the lawyers’ group.

    The letter, signed by ABA President Robert Carlson, came just hours after Kavanaugh testified before the judiciary panel in light of recent allegations that he sexually assaulted Christine Blasey Ford at a gathering when they were both teenagers in the 1980s. Blasey, who also spoke on Thursday, claimed that a young Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed, attempted to take off her clothes and put his hand over her mouth to the point that she thought he was “accidentally going to kill” her.

    Kavanaugh has vehemently denied the allegation, telling lawmakers on Thursday that the claim, alongside those of two other women, were “a calculated and orchestrated political hit fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election.”

    TOM WILLIAMS/POOL VIA REUTERSChristine Blasey Ford gave emotional but restrained testimony in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday.
    Republican members of the judiciary commitee said they still planned to move forward with a vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation Friday morning. After the tally, the nomination will move to a procedural vote in the full Senate on Saturday, although it’s unclear if the judge has the 50 votes needed to open debate on his confirmation on the chamber floor.

    The ABA signaled in its letter that the nomination process was being rushed through without an appropriate investigation, effectively siding with Democrats who have called for the Justice Department to look into Blasey’s claims.



    “Each appointment to our nation’s Highest Court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote,” the letter, shown above, says. “Deciding to proceed without conducting additional investigation would not only have a lasting impact on the Senate’s reputation, but it will also negatively affect the great trust necessary for the American people to have in the Supreme Court.”
    If there is no struggle there is no progress. Power concedes nothing without a demand. It never did and it never will.” - Frederick Douglass
    "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

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    "If you couldn't imagine an angry, drunk Kavanaugh before, you can now."


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    WASHINGTON, DC - SEPTEMBER 27: U.S. SUPREME COURT NOMINEE BRETT KAVANAUGH TESTIFIES BEFORE THE SENATE JUDICIARY COMMITTEE AT THE DIRKSEN SENATE OFFICE BUILDING ON CAPITOL HILL SEPTEMBER 27, 2018 IN WASHINGTON, DC. CHRISTINE BLASEY FORD, A PROFESSOR AT PALO ALTO UNIVERSITY AND A RESEARCH PSYCHOLOGIST AT THE STANFORD UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE, HAS ACCUSED KAVANAUGH OF SEXUALLY ASSAULTING HER DURING A PARTY IN 1982 WHEN THEY WERE HIGH SCHOOL STUDENTS IN SUBURBAN MARYLAND. (PHOTO BY ANDREW HARNIK-POOL/GETTY IMAGES)Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s defiant, and at times angry, tone during his opening remarks before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday drew widespread criticism online.
    The nominee — who was testifying over his alleged assault of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford when the two were in high school — began his testimony by abandoning his prepared remarks in order to attack the hearing, which he called a “disgrace,” and accusing Democrats of “grotesque and coordinated character assassination.”
    “This first allegation was held in secret for weeks by a Democratic member of this committee and by staff,” Kavanaugh said, with anger apparent in his voice. “It would be needed only if you couldn’t take me out on the merits. When it was needed, this allegation was unleashed and publicly deployed over Dr. Ford’s wishes.”
    The tone of Kavanaugh’s opening remarks was especially jarring when placed alongside the soft-spoken and measured testimony Ford offered just an hour earlier, and it drew stunned comments online.
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    @JackiSchechner





    If you couldn't imagine an angry, drunk Kavanaugh before, you can now.
    9:13 PM - Sep 27, 2018



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    Brian Hiatt
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    Wow, it's almost as if he has a terrifying, angry dark side
    9:18 PM - Sep 27, 2018



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    Gabriel Sherman
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    Wow, Kavanaugh cloaking himself in rightwing victimhood, sounding like a Fox News commentator
    9:19 PM - Sep 27, 2018



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    Supreme Court justices have traditionally maintained a studied distance from partisan politics, and many observers were especially alarmed when Kavanaugh appeared to lash out at Democrats for what he called “pent-up anger about President [Donald] 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,” Kavanaugh said at one point, his voice rising to a pitch. “The consequences will extend long past my nomination. The consequences will be with us for decades. This grotesque and coordinated character assassination will dissuade confident and good people of all political persuasions from serving our country and as we all know in the political system of the United States in the early 2000s, what goes around comes around.”
    That last line struck many as a veiled thread of political retaliation and caused some to question whether Kavanaugh will be able to maintain his independence if confirmed.
    Laura Rozen@lrozen





    This is not demeanor of someone one sees as a Supreme Court judge. He comes off as partisan hack ex frat boy.
    9:17 PM - Sep 27, 2018



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    Gabriel Sherman
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    If confirmed, how does Kavanaugh make case he’s an independent judge when he’s just gone on a screed about “the left” and “the Clintons” ???
    9:28 PM - Sep 27, 2018



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    Greg Dworkin
    @DemFromCT





    the mask is off
    the partisan operative is there for everyone to see
    9:17 PM - Sep 27, 2018



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    Kirsten Powers
    @KirstenPowers





    "What goes around comes around" sounds like a threat. This is not the kind of thing a potential Supreme Court justice should be saying.
    9:19 PM - Sep 27, 2018



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    Simon Maloy
    @SimonMaloy





    this potential SCOTUS justice sure sounds like he's got some plans to make his detractors pay
    9:23 PM - Sep 27, 2018



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    James Hohmann
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    The danger of being so angry and emotional right now is that Brett Kavanaugh comes across as someone who is unable to be an impartial judge.
    9:28 PM - Sep 27, 2018



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    Will Saletan
    @saletan





    After Kavanaugh’s opening statement, I hope most of us can agree that even if he didn’t assault Ford, he has just shown us that he lacks the temperament to serve on the Supreme Court.
    9:21 PM - Sep 27, 2018







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    Republicans are perpetrating a Kavanaugh coverup. This Democratic senator called them on it.

    One entry in the judge's calendar is particularly incriminating, but Republicans are refusing to investigate.


    AARON RUPAR SEP 28, 2018, 12:22 PM


    Speaking during a Senate Judiciary Committee meeting on Friday, Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) pointed out one specific way in which an FBI investigation could get to the bottom of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Republicans continue to claim — without evidence — that an FBI investigation wouldn’t tell the committee anything the members don’t already know.
    As Republicans rush to confirm Kavanaugh without first properly investigating serious assault or misconduct claims made by Ford and two other women, Whitehouse noted that an entry in Kavanaugh’s calendar, which he himself submitted for public scrutiny, corroborates key details from Ford’s account of being assaulted 36 years ago.
    “Dr. Ford said that Kavanaugh and Judge, and PJ, and at least one other boy were all at a house. Well, we know Kavanaugh was there because it’s his schedule, and here’s Judge and here’s PJ,” Whitehouse began, circling handwritten names on the calendar’s entry for a specific date. “Here are all those three named boys and others at a house together just as she said. She said Kavanaugh and Judge were drunk, and that she had a beer. ‘Skis’ is brewskis. Beer. They were drinking, just as she said.”



    At Kavanaugh hearings, everyone wanted to talk about Mark Judge, but no one wanted to hear from him

    Senate Republicans refuse to compel testimony from the one witness who could clear Brett Kavanaugh's name.


    “Now I will concede that the two girls aren’t mentioned, but spot me this — if you just sexually assaulted one of the two girls, would you add their names to your calendar? I doubt it,” he continued. “This may — may — be powerful corroborating evidence that the assault happened, that it happened that day, and that it happened in that place. But with no FBI investigation, we can’t tell.”
    Aaron Rupar
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    Replying to @atrupar
    .@SenWhitehouse: "I don't believe 'boof' is flatulence, I don't believe a 'devil's triangle' is a drinking game, and I don't believe calling yourself a girl's 'alumnus' is being her friend." pic.twitter.com/R6Xk80dY3Y








    Aaron Rupar
    @atrupar



    Whitehouse points out that an entry in Kavanaugh's diary is eerily consistent with Ford's recollection of the party she was assaulted at.

    (But Republicans refuse to investigate it!)

    "This may be powerful corroborating evidence that the assault happened on that day and place." pic.twitter.com/en2Sxvm2j9
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    At another point during his testimony on Friday, Whitehouse said he doesn’t buy Kavanaugh’s innocent explanations for suspicious terms he used in his calendar and yearbook.
    “I don’t believe ‘boof’ is flatulence, I don’t believe a ‘devil’s triangle’ is a drinking game, and I don’t believe calling yourself a girl’s ‘alumnus’ is being her friend,” he said.
    On Thursday, Kavanaugh repeatedly refused requests from Democratic members of the committee to request an FBI investigation into allegations he claims are false.




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