Christine Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh accuser, demands FBI investigation before testifying, forced to hide her family due to death threats.

By | 2018-09-19T07:54:42+00:00 September 19th, 2018|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , , |23 Comments

And people wonder why women are so hesitant to come out publicly against their attackers.

Courtesy of NYT:

The woman who has accused President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault all but ruled out appearing at an extraordinary Senate hearing scheduled for next week to hear her allegations, insisting on Tuesday that the F.B.I. investigate first.

Speaking through lawyers, Christine Blasey Ford said she would cooperate with the Senate Judiciary Committee and left open the possibility of testifying later about her allegations against Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh. But echoing Senate Democrats, she said an investigation should be “the first step” before she is put “on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident.”

The reason for Ford’s hesitancy to appear in a hearing at this time was explained in a letter sent to the committee:

In the letter to the Judiciary Committee, Dr. Blasey’s lawyers said that she has been the target of “vicious harassment and even death threats” since her name was made public on Sunday in an interview published in The Washington Post. Her email has been hacked, she has been impersonated online and she and her family have been forced to relocate out of their home, according to the lawyers, Ms. Banks and her partner, Debra S. Katz.

“While Dr. Ford’s life was being turned upside down, you and your staff scheduled a public hearing for her to testify at the same table as Judge Kavanaugh in front of two dozen U.S. Senators on national television to relive this traumatic and harrowing incident,” the lawyers wrote to Mr. Grassley. The hearing “would include interrogation by senators who appear to have made up their minds that she is ‘mistaken’ and ‘mixed up.’”

The FBI getting involved is completely up to the discretion of the White House who at this time has not indicated any interest in involving them in the process.

There is also a supposed witness to the attack, Mark Judge, who has indicated that he absolutely does not want to testify. 

Courtesy of The Daily Beast:

Mark Judge, the man who is said to have witnessed Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s alleged assault of Christine Blasey Ford more than 30 years ago, said on Tuesday that he would not speak publicly about the allegations.

“I have no memory of this alleged incident. Brett Kavanaugh and I were friends in high school but I do not recall the party described in Dr. Ford’s letter,” Judge told the Senate Judiciary Committee in a statement sent by his lawyer. “… I have no more information to offer the committee and I do not wish to speak publicly regarding the incidents described in Dr. Ford’s letter.”

Currently, the hearing is still planned for Monday, but if only Kavanaugh shows up it does not seem reasonable that the hearing can proceed.

However, there is now a new player who might be interested in doing a little testifying.

Yeah, that does not exactly help Kavanaugh’s case. 

I have to say that I have serious doubts about Lisa Murkowski and Susan Collin’s reelection prospects if they vote to confirm Kavanaugh with this issue still unresolved. 

So I would be very surprised at this point if Trump got the votes he needed to move forward any time soon. 

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23 Comments

  1. Gidget September 19, 2018 at 8:27 am

    https://www.pbs.org/video/sally-field-azjjq4/

    Clip: 09/18/2018 | 2m 55s

    As the #MeToo movement reaches the highest court in America, Oscar-winning actress Sally Field shares her own history of abuse.

  2. Anonymous September 19, 2018 at 1:15 pm

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/gops-susan-collins-whines-ugly-voicemails-constituents-continues-back-kavanaugh-nomination/

    ““This has been a very ugly process and I think that’s very unfortunate for everyone involved,””

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/democratic-strategist-clashes-with-conservative-guest-on-cnn-over-fairness-for-brett-kavanaugh/

    “The Republicans waited almost a year and didn’t even give Merrick Garland a hearing,”

  3. anonymous September 19, 2018 at 1:21 pm

    https://www.politicususa.com/2018/09/19/more-bad-news-for-kavanaugh-the-fbi-says-people-who-are-lying-dont-ask-to-be-investigated.html

    “Dr. Ford has nothing to gain from lying, but Brett Kavanaugh and the Republican Party have everything to lose if the truth is revealed.”

  4. anonymous September 19, 2018 at 1:37 pm

    https://www.theatlantic.com/ideas/archive/2018/09/me-too/570520/

    “by Ford’s account, Kavanaugh’s acts did cause lasting damage, and he has done nothing at all to try to make that right. And that is why the mistake of a 17-year-old kid still matters. “

  5. Here cums the Judge September 19, 2018 at 2:34 pm

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/opinion-mark-judge-kavanaugh_us_5ba13b34e4b04d32ebfd5ecd

    https://acculturated.com/feminism-and-body-language-a-double-standard/

    “A few years ago when I was working on a book I came across some writing on human sexuality by Father Paul Quay, a brilliant Jesuit priest. In his book The Christian Meaning of Human Sexuality, Father Quay made a simple observation that struck me as deeply profound. He observed that during the sexual act the woman “opens herself up to the man,” and the man “penetrates the woman with his essence.” The act itself is one of mutual submission. The woman offers her beauty, tenderness and love to the man, and the man puts his physical strength, courage and love into the service of the woman. In other words, the bodies themselves have powerful symbolism. In fact, the body language during sex has a theological meaning that’s even more powerful than a vibe given off at Starbucks.”

    • Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 6:50 pm

      Oh now *there’s* a steriling recommendation.

  6. dr September 19, 2018 at 3:09 pm

    FB>”Many worry about how Dr Ford’s allegations are being treated, see parallels with Anita Hill and wonder has anything changed. I think the country at large has changed a lot, but not the mindset of certain powerful men in Congress. Will that imbalance be reconciled in November?

    For the sake of the country, the Kavanaugh nomination needs to be done right.
    What’s at stake is the lifetime appointment of a fairly young man to the nation’s highest court. President Trump and Republicans are trying to ram it through in a desperately, hurried rush. The urgency is the upcoming midterm elections, which overlays a deep irony to the situation considering how Republican senators handled the Merrick Garland nomination.
    It is true that Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation is about something that allegedly happened more than 30 years ago. But it is a serious allegation, and her claim and his flat denial mean someone is not telling the truth. If it’s Kavanaugh, the substance of the allegations and his statements of denial matter greatly about his fitness for one of the most powerful positions in the nation.
    If Kavanaugh is telling the truth he deserves to have his name cleared. Common sense dictates that this matter should be handled carefully, deliberately, fairly. If that takes time, which it surely will, then so be it.
    Too much of the future of our country as a nation of law, and of constantly striving toward the goal of “equal justice under law”, is riding on this to have it be just another politically-partisan rush job.” <Dan the Man Rather

  7. anon September 19, 2018 at 3:34 pm

    Anita Faye Hill
    “Four female witnesses reportedly waited in the wings to support Hill’s credibility, but they were not called, due to what the Los Angeles Times described as a private, compromise deal between Republicans and the Senate Judiciary Committee Chair, Democrat Joe Biden.” 1991

    “On December 16, 2017, the Commission on Sexual Harassment and Advancing Equality in the Workplace was formed, selecting Hill to lead its charge against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry. The new initiative was spearheaded by co-chair of the Nike Foundation Maria Eitel, venture capitalist Freada Kapor Klein, Lucasfilm President Kathleen Kennedy and talent attorney Nina Shaw”

    • Anonymous September 22, 2018 at 6:54 pm

      But watch Flake still vote to confirm him. He’s two faced, like the rest who talk a good game then fall in line and vote for Party over Country every time. I’d like to think he would finally find the balls to vote his conscience since he’s not re-running but I think he’ll still cave to McConnell.

  8. Anonymous September 19, 2018 at 7:20 pm

    basically boils down to the same thugs who brought Hillary down. face it folks, the rich white man will fight for his man because he needs this nominee to free him when the time comes.

    • anonymous September 19, 2018 at 7:45 pm

      https://www.nbcnews.com/think/opinion/i-knew-brett-kavanaugh-during-his-years-republican-operative-don-ncna907391

      “Aesop’s Fables” adage: “A man is known by the company he keeps.”

      And that’s why I want to tell any senator who cares about our democracy: Vote no.
      “Brett had what one could only be called an unhealthy obsession with the Clintons — especially Hillary.”

      Call it Kavanaugh’s cabal: There was his colleague on the Starr investigation, Alex Azar, now the Secretary of Health and Human Services. Mark Paoletta is now chief counsel to Vice President Mike Pence; House anti-Clinton gumshoe Barbara Comstock is now a Republican member of Congress. Future Fox News personalities Laura Ingraham and Tucker Carlson were there with Ann Coulter, now a best-selling author, and internet provocateur Matt Drudge.

      Another compatriot was George Conway (now Kellyanne’s husband), who led a secretive group of right-wing lawyers — we called them “the elves” — who worked behind the scenes directing the litigation team of Paula Jones, who had sued Clinton for sexual harassment. I knew then that information was flowing quietly from the Jones team via Conway to Starr’s office — and also that Conway’s go-to man was none other than Brett Kavanaugh.

      Kavanaugh was not a dispassionate finder of fact but rather an engineer of a political smear campaign. And after decades of that, he expects people to believe he’s changed his stripes.”

  9. JB$ September 20, 2018 at 6:30 am

    Sexual assault and attempted rape are crimes. And if the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh are true, there is no statute of limitations in Maryland and he could still face charges.
    “After a few attempts to get away, I was able to take this opportune moment to get up and run across to a hallway bathroom. I locked the bathroom door behind me.”

    Graham continued to defend Kavanaugh, saying: “He just flat out says that’s not true. Regardless if it was true, these are two teenagers and she said no and he respected that so I don’t know what the I$$UE IS.”
    ~IT~’s attempted rAPE!

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/not-relevant-franklin-graham-says-alleged-kavanaugh-assault-just-something-teenager/

  10. Anon September 20, 2018 at 6:33 am

    https://www.rawstory.com/2018/09/sen-mccaskill-says-will-vote-us-supreme-court-nominee-brett-kavanaugh/

    Democratic U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill, facing a tough re-election battle in Missouri, said on Wednesday she will vote against confirming President Donald Trump’s nominee to the U.S. Supreme Court, Brett Kavanaugh.

    In a statement posted on Twitter, McCaskill said her decision is not based on recent allegations that Kavanaugh, currently a federal judge, assaulted a girl in high school, which Kavanaugh denies. Instead, she said, she will vote against him because of “his positions on several key issues, most importantly the avalanche of dark, anonymous money that is crushing our democracy.”he will vote AGAINST him because of “his positions on several key issues, most importantly the avalanche of dark, anonymous money that is crushing our democracy.

  11. Blofeld September 20, 2018 at 6:53 am

    https://www.thedailybeast.com/gop-fakes-sincerity-for-kavanaughs-accuser-then-goes-in-for-kill?ref=home

    ” If she does testify and does it well, she can turn this around one more time.

    And if she can’t, well, that’s a hell of a weight to put on someone who was a private person minding her own business until five days ago. I believe her. I bet most people believe her. I bet Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski end up believing her. But I bet they won’t have the courage to admit it.

    Just remember: If Kavanaugh does make it, there’s one good way to get revenge. Vote. November 6.”

  12. anon September 20, 2018 at 7:23 am

    “This is Mr. Merrick Garland. Remember him,” Souza wrote. “You held his Supreme Court nomination open for 293 days without a single hearing. During those 293 days, no one came forward with a shred of evidence about anything that would disqualify him. You just didn’t schedule a hearing or vote for purely political reasons.”

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/obama-photographer-brett-kavanaugh_us_5ba36246e4b0181540da49a0

  13. dan rather September 20, 2018 at 8:00 am

    ” Chris, we’re not just in a different planet now, we’re in a different cosmos. At the time of the Anita Hill and Clarence Thomas thing, there were two women in the United States Senate. Today, there are 23, maybe 24. The #MeToo movement didn’t exist at the time. So while some comparisons can be made, don’t make too many comparisons because a different time, different situation. “Do we prioritize power, or do we prioritize justice,” “declaring it a “watershed moment” for the country akin to the civil rights movement or women’s suffrage. “Now, that’s not pre-judging anything in this Kavanaugh case,” “It is sort of emphasizing why we need the hearings, why the hearings need to be open hearings.” “[S]he may be a very accomplished college professor, but she is walking into a room in which she’s going to be roughed up. She’s going to be — attempts will be made to humiliate her,” “

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