The depths to which Supreme Court nominations have now fallen

Amanda Prestigiacomo reports:

Speaking out about the unsubstantiated accusations of sexual misconduct launched against him, Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh told Fox News’ Martha MacCallum that he did not engage in sexual relations throughout his high school years and many years thereafter.

This flies in the face of the wild allegations of sexual misconduct, which all apparently happened when Mr. Kavanaugh was in high school and college. …

“We’re talking about allegations of sexual misconduct. I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone. I did not have sexual intercourse or anything close to sexual intercourse in high school or for many years thereafter. And the girls from the schools I went to and I were friends,” says Kavanaugh, sitting alongside his wife.

“So you’re saying through all these years that you were in question you were a virgin?” asks MacCallum.

The judge responds, “That’s correct.”

“Never had sexual intercourse with anyone in high school?” the Fox News host follows up.

“That’s correct,” Kavanaugh responds.

“And through what years in college, since we’re probing through your personal life here?” she asks.

“Many years, many years after,” he responds. “I’ll leave it at that, many years after.”

Kavanaugh and his accuser(s) reportedly will be testifying Thursday. I wonder if their testimony will get an R rating.

Regardless of that, someone should remind them that lying is a sin and perjury is a crime.

Well, maybe they won’t testify Thursday. Mediaite reports:

Dr. Christine Blasey Ford‘s legal team has sent a letter (which can be seen below via NBC’s Frank Thorp) to the Senate Judiciary Committee amid continuous negotiations ahead of Thursday’s scheduled hearing.

In the letter addressed to Sen. Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA), Ford’s legal team cited Sen. Majority Leader’s Mitch McConnell’s (R-KY) speech on the Senate floor on Monday afternoon as “flatly inconsistent” to Grassley’s promise of a “fair and credible process.”

“In our view, the hiring of an unnamed ‘experienced sex crimes prosecutor’ as Mr. Davis described in his email, is contrary to the Majority’s repeated emphasis on the need for the Senate and this Committee’s members to fulfill their constitutional obligations,” attorney Michael Bromwich wrote. “It is also inconsistent with your stated wish to avoid a ‘circus,’ as well as Dr. Blasey Ford’s repeated requests through counsel that senators conduct the questioning. This is not a criminal trial for which the involvement of an experienced sex crimes prosecutor would be appropriate.”

Ford’s team requested the identity of the sex crimes prosecutors the Committee would invite to the hearing along with their resume.

The letter also blasts the the White House’s refusal to order an FBI investigation into Ford’s allegation.

“The hearing plan that Mr. Davis described does not appear designed to provide Dr. Blasey Ford with fair and respectful treatment,” Bromwich said.

 

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