Kavanaugh Accuser: No FBI, No Testify

After tossing a grenade into the nomination process, Christine Blasey Ford gets cold feet—and with good reason.

There’s an old saying in the miltary: No plan survives contact with the enemy. Christine Blasey Ford’s handlers might have done well to remember that, as they seem to have been caught flat footed by the speed with which Senator Chuck Grassley has responded to their demands that their client be heard before the Senate holds a vote to confirm Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court.

To recap, Ford has accused Kavanaugh of attempted sexual assault 35 years ago, when both of them were in high school. Dianne Feinstein, a leading Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, has known about the allegation for months, but sat on it until after confirmation hearings had concluded, most likely as way to delay the confirmation vote which had been scheduled for this Thursday. The only problem is that Grassley has upped the ante, saying that he’d be happy to hold a hearing and give Ford an opportunity to tell her story to the Senate. In public or private. Under oath. Oh, and guess what? We can do it next Monday.

The woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault says the FBI should investigate the incident before senators hold a hearing on the allegations.

In a letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley of Iowa. . .Christine Blasey Ford's attorneys argue that "a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions."

Ford's attorney Lisa Banks told Cooper that Ford will talk with the committee but added, "She is not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday."

I’m just spitballing here, but I’m guessing whatever Democrat PR shop set this whole thing up didn’t anticipate that Republicans would be so accommodating about Ford’s request to be heard. In fact, it wouldn’t surprise me if they thought that the accusation alone, even with no evidence to back it up, would be enough to peel off a few Republican votes and either derail Kavanagh’s nomination or force him to withdraw.

Following that logic, we can also surmise that Ford’s handlers assured her that she would never, ever have to actually testify before the Judiciary Committee—which would entail a considerable amount of risk, given that Ford herself has admitted that her memory of the alleged assault is fuzzy at best, with her not even able to recall the time and place it supposedly happened. Even giving her story the benefit of the doubt, under those circumstances how easy would it be for her to fall into a perjury trap and face serious legal consequences?

No, it’s far more likely that Ford was given every assurance that this business would be tried entirely in the court of public opinion, with a sympathetic media entirely on her side and innuendo taking the place of fact. Now that Grassley has called their bluff, however, Ford is caught in a precarious spot: Do I stick my neck out and testify, or do I come up with some excuse for why I won’t?

Clearly, her handlers have chosen the latter.

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KavMierda
KavMierda

It seems a little strange that a friend of Kavanaugh's had Ford's name before it was ever released to the White House or the public, isn't it? Especially since the White House claims to have not leaked any information or coordinated with Whelan.

Only one person would know that name. Her attacker, Brett Kavanaugh.

KavMierda
KavMierda

How could Whelan know Ford's name before anyone else knew unless Kavanaugh told him because he remembered the incident. Meaning, he did what Ford claims.

Maybe the FBI should look into that.

Twirlygirl
Twirlygirl

Megyn Kelly said this morning that Ford doesn't run, nor does she get to set the rules of, the Senate. She's interfering with their process. She either fits into it or not, but if not , full steam ahead.

Lindahasfaith
Lindahasfaith

The next step is Brett Kavanaugh needs to file a Defamation of Character Lawsuit against Dr. Christine Bl Ford, if she refuses to testify or do anything. This is personal, it is personal reputation on the line, and he and only he can defend his career, his work up to this point and his personal integrity.

AmericaFirst
AmericaFirst

She needs to see this through. If the nominee was a drunk in high school as the picture is looking through his own words and those of his classmates he should NOT be on the supreme court.

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