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  • Kavanaugh accuser wants to talk to Senate; terms up in air

    09/23/2018 2:27:35 AM PDT · by 2ndDivisionVet · 21 replies
    The Bluefield Daily Telegraph ^ | September 23, 2018 | The Associated Press
    The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a decades-old sexual assault has accepted a Senate committee's request to tell her side next week but Christine Blasey Ford wants to resume negotiations over the exact terms of her appearance, her lawyers said Saturday. It was not immediately clear whether the Republican-run Senate Judiciary Committee would agree to more talks with Ford's team. Also unclear was when she might come to Capitol Hill and she was offering to speak in a public session or a private one. The committee wanted her to appear Wednesday, but she prefers her earlier request...
  • Senate Judiciary Committee contacts Ford’s friend about party; She has no recollection of incident

    09/22/2018 7:51:51 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 88 replies
    KTVQ ^ | 09/22/2018
    As the Senate Judiciary Committee staff negotiates with attorneys for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a past sexual assault, over a potential hearing on Thursday, Republican staffers are working to interview those who may have information about the alleged incident. CNN has learned that the committee has reached out to a longtime friend of Ford named Leland Ingham Keyser. On Saturday night, her lawyer, Howard Walsh, released a statement to CNN and the Senate Judiciary Committee.. “Simply put,” Walsh said, “Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no...
  • Cruz Opponent Beto O’Rourke: “I Did Not Try To Leave The Scene Of The Accident”

    09/22/2018 7:55:57 PM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 34 replies
    Hotair ^ | 09/22/2018 | Karen Townsend
    I watched the first scheduled debate between Senator Ted Cruz and his challenger, Rep. Beto O’Rourke Friday night. Held on the SMU campus in Dallas, the two moderators were Julie Fine of NBC-5 and Gromer Jeffers of the Dallas Morning News. Both NBC-5 and the Dallas Morning News were sponsors.I’ll get right to the most interesting point I heard. When Beto O’Rourke was asked if he did, in fact, flee the scene of the accident that occurred during his drunk driving accident, he said, no, he did not try to leave the scene of the accident. That answer, though,...
  • Report: Grassley Accepts Kavanaugh Accuser’s Demand to Testify Thursday

    09/22/2018 6:44:27 PM PDT · by conservative98 · 155 replies
    Breitbart ^ | September 22, 2018 | Joshua Caplan
    Attorneys for Ford and aides to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley are said to have reached a tentative agreement for the professor to testify Thursday during a “brief” phone call on Saturday and plan to speak again Sunday to flesh out additional details of her testimony. Members of Sen. Dianne Feinstein’s (D-CA) staff were also a part of Saturday’s negotiations. “Negotiations could still falter over those details, which include who will question the woman, Christine Blasey Ford. But in tentatively agreeing to a Thursday hearing, Republicans made a significant concession that suggested they were working to ensure that the session...
  • Senate panel reaches tentative deal for Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday

    09/22/2018 5:40:34 PM PDT · by yesthatjallen · 169 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/22/18 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee has reportedly reached a tentative agreement for Christine Blasey Ford, the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault, to testify next week. The deal, struck hours after Ford's lawyer responded to an early afternoon deadline saying that she would testify before the panel, would have her testify on Thursday, according to multiple reports. The person briefed on talks between the Judiciary Committee and Ford's lawyers told the AP that talks would continue into Sunday. Tweet: Nicholas Fanos: NEW: Per multiple sources familiar, lawyers for Blasey Ford, Grassley and Feinstein have tentatively agreed to...
  • After Watching Debate New Nickname for "Beto" Sham O'Rourke

    09/22/2018 3:55:45 AM PDT · by Saveourcountry · 50 replies
    After watching Ted Cruz wipe the floor with "Beto" O'Rouke during the debate, it was striking to me about how huge a fraud this guy "Beto" really is. First, he has the fake nickname to make him sound Latino. After watching him last night it was apparent that he has studied Barack Obama's speech patterns and was doing an imitation of him. He tried to say that he wanted to work with Republicans and the President after all of his extreme left votes in the house are right there for us all to see. He is a sham all the...
  • Grassley grants extension to Ford

    09/21/2018 8:57:35 PM PDT · by Be Careful · 118 replies
    ChuckGrassley ChuckGrassley @ChuckGrassley Judge Kavanaugh I just granted another extension to Dr Ford to decide if she wants to proceed w the statement she made last week to testify to the senate She shld decide so we can move on I want to hear her. I hope u understand. It’s not my normal approach to b indecisive
  • Judiciary Committee Continues Effort to Accommodate Testimony from Dr. Ford Next Week

    09/21/2018 5:48:15 PM PDT · by Beautiful_Gracious_Skies · 51 replies
    Judiciary senate.gov ^ | September 21, 2018 | Judiciary Committee
    WASHINGTON – The Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today offered to move next week’s hearing to receive testimony from Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh to Wednesday, in order to accommodate one of several requests made by Ford’s legal team. The Committee also offered to accommodate certain other terms while respecting fairness, due process and the senators’ ability to fulfill their constitutional duties. Chairman Grassley issued the following statement: “Despite the fact that the July 30th letter remains hidden, my committee has been investigating the allegations and has heard from multiple witnesses since Sunday. Ms. Katz has discussed Dr....
  • Senate Republicans, offering Wednesday hearing, give Kavanaugh accuser a few more hours to respon

    09/21/2018 4:49:04 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 52 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 21,2018 | Alex Pappas
    Fox News was told that the Republican senators want an answer “by the end of the day.” In a statement released Friday evening, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley extended the deadline for a response to 10 p.m. If there's no response, or a rejection of the offer, Grassley said in a statement, the committe may set a vote on Kavanaugh's nomination for Monday. “I’m extending the deadline for response yet again to 10 o’clock this evening," Grassley said. "I’m providing a notice of a vote to occur Monday in the event that Dr. Ford’s attorneys don’t respond or Dr....
  • Grassley panel scraps Kavanaugh hearing, warns committee will vote without deal

    09/21/2018 3:57:21 PM PDT · by SpeedyInTexas · 164 replies
    The Hill ^ | 09/21/2018 | Jordain Carney
    The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing a high-stakes hearing set for early next week on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The committee announced on Friday that the Monday hearing — where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had been invited to speak — was being called off. Instead, Grassley said in a statement Friday that he is giving Ford’s lawyers until 10 p.m. on Friday to respond to the GOP request for her to testify on Wednesday. If they do not, or if Ford declines to testify, Grassley said the Judiciary Committee will...
  • Explain the Chinese spy, Sen. Feinstein

    09/21/2018 3:18:04 PM PDT · by george76 · 15 replies
    Washington Post ^ | August 9 , 2018 | Marc A. Thiessen
    Imagine if it emerged that the Republican chairman of the House or Senate intelligence committee had a Russian spy working on their staff. Think it would cause a political firestorm? .. Feinstein (D-Calif.) had a Chinese spy on her staff who worked for her for about 20 years, was listed as an “office director” on payroll records and served as her driver when she was in San Francisco, all while reporting to China’s Ministry of State Security through China’s San Francisco Consulate. The reaction of the mainstream media? Barely a peep. ... asked several former senior intelligence and law enforcement...
  • Christine Blasey Ford’s Big Tease

    09/21/2018 8:04:01 AM PDT · by Sean_Anthony · 13 replies
    Canada Free Press ^ | 09/21/18 | Judi McLeod
    The will-she-or-won’t-she brouhaha of Ford showing up will hang over the hearings like Damocles Sword. When Democrats have complete media attention, THE. SHOW.MUST.GO.ON! Nobody should hold their breath over the weekend waiting on Professor Christine Blasey Ford’s Big Tease about showing up for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s hearings next week, because much more than their faces could turn blue. “Will she or won’t she?” has become the front page headline of the day.
  • Blasey Ford’s Sister in Law: ‘She’s Preparing Mentally to Embrace Her Truth

    09/21/2018 9:12:32 AM PDT · by TigerClaws · 107 replies
    EXCERPT: BRUCE (voice-over): "Despite the President questioning the timing of these allegations, Blasey Ford’s sister-in-law says coming forward at all is not easy." PETERS: "Part of what I understand is that she felt sort of emotionally derailed for a couple of years. I’m sure she’s preparing mentally to embrace her truth and kind of get past the things that have made her feel like she has to hide it and be silent."
  • accuser Christine Blasey Ford's team lays out terms it wants for potential Senate interview,

    09/20/2018 6:39:51 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 216 replies
    Fox News ^ | September 20 ,2018
    Christine Blasey Ford's legal team has asked the Senate Judiciary Committee to agree to certain terms before she sits down for a potential interview over her accusation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her, two sources told Fox News on Thursday night. Among the terms: Only members of the committee -- no lawyers -- can question her; Kavanaugh cannot be in the room at the time; and Kavanaugh must be questioned first.
  • GOP thinking about delaying hearing....Tucker Carlson

    09/20/2018 5:16:49 PM PDT · by Hojczyk · 126 replies
    September 20,2018 | Hojczyk
    GOP thinking about delaying hearing
  • Durbin:FBI Must Complete An Investigation Into Serious & Credible Sexual Assault Allegation

    09/20/2018 3:18:33 PM PDT · by mdittmar · 80 replies
    U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL) ^ | 9/18/2018 | U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL)
    Durbin also joined fellow Judiciary Committee Democrats in a letter to FBI Director & White House Counsel urging them to complete an FBI investigation before a public hearing WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Democratic Whip Dick Durbin (D-IL), a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, today called on the Trump White House to request that the FBI’s career professionals conduct an independent investigation into the serious and credible sexual assault allegation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh, President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee.  In a speech on the Senate floor, Durbin argued that the FBI needs to interview witnesses, review all of the evidence,...
  • 1991 WILLIAM SAFIRE Essay; The Plot To Savage Thomas

    09/20/2018 1:21:20 PM PDT · by detective · 9 replies
    New York Times ^ | October 14, 1991 | WILLIAM SAFIRE
    The full story of the conspiracy to blackmail Clarence Thomas into withdrawing will not be told until after the Senate votes on his confirmation Tuesday. But the outlines of the plot to use Anita Hill to bring him down are clear. Ricki Seidman, aide to that defender of womanhood, Senator Ted Kennedy, and James Brudney, aide to Senator Howard Metzenbaum, were tipped off by the legion of liberal activists digging for dirt that Professor Hill harbored a secret grudge against Judge Thomas. They called her and persuaded her to file the accusation that the reassembled Bork Brigade thought would surely...
  • No holds barred in Democrats’ attacks

    09/20/2018 10:09:30 AM PDT · by Oldeconomybuyer · 16 replies
    Boston Herald ^ | September 20, 2018 | by Adriana Cohen
    Democrats want you to believe that what is happening on Capitol Hill in the Kavanaugh nomination is an earnest investigation of an allegation of sexual assault. Make no mistake, it’s a political hit job. With the circus we’re witnessing in Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination hearings, Democrats have politicized sexual harassment and violence against women by holding Republican men accountable for allegations of sexual misconduct - without evidence - while ignoring allegations of sexual harassment and violence against women by high-ranking Democratic men within their own caucus. Democrats will stop at nothing to derail the Trump administration in their...
  • Where Is Our Émile Zola?

    09/20/2018 6:11:21 AM PDT · by NOBO2012 · 2 replies
    MOTUS A.D. ^ | 9-20-18 | MOTUS
    First we had - and still have, thanks to Mueller’s Special Prosecution Task Force - the fake Russia! Russia! Russia! collusion allegation that the anti-Trump camp has been running with daily for nearly 2 years in order to take a President they don’t like down. Now we have the (attempted) Rape! Rape! Rape! allegation that the anti-Kavanaugh camp ginned up in the 13th hour in order to take a Supreme Court Justice appointee they don’t like down.Is anyone else reminded of the Dreyfus Affair, in which an innocent man was convicted of treason primarily because the French didn’t much like...
  • Gillibrand: Kavanaugh’s Accuser Shouldn’t Testify at ‘Sham Hearing’

    09/20/2018 2:40:12 AM PDT · by kevcol · 55 replies
    Washington Free Beacon ^ | September 19, 2018 | Jeffrey Cimmino
    Gillibrand said the Committee is mistreating Ford, telling CNN, "Well, you know, I stand with her [Ford] and she is being bullied by this committee. It’s outrageous that this committee has not moved forward despite the rest of the world. They’re stuck in decades ago."