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Sen. Booker: Doesn’t Matter If Kavanaugh is Innocent

Of course that’s not the point! Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ) made clear his beliefs in a Tuesday press conference that SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed as the next Justice based on guilt or innocence but rather on his display of anger over being accused of sexual assault. Quoth Booker: such “temperament” and “language” disqualify Kavanaugh from serving as part of the “sacred institution.” “[T]he people who are on the Supreme Court should preserve the integrity of the court and be beyond the reproach of these difficult partisan times.” Which begs we ask Booker, whose own temperament and language have been questionable over the course of his entire tenure in the senate, whether truth matters at all. But of course it’s only relevant when it serves his political interest.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Democratic Senator Cory Booker admitted in a press conference on Tuesday that his belief that Brett Kavanaugh should not be confirmed to the Supreme Court has nothing to do with whether he is “innocent or guilty.” The very fact that his name has been sullied by uncorroborated allegations and that he displayed anger at being accused without evidence and pushed back against the politically-motivated handling of the allegations by Democrat senators, Booker argued, “ultimately” disqualifies Kavanaugh from a lifetime appointment to the “sacred institution.”

With the FBI investigation close to wrapping up and most expecting that it will confirm what has already been publicly revealed in sworn statements to the Senate — that the named witnesses by Ford all either deny any knowledge of the alleged incident or directly refute it — the New Jersey senator said that, in the end, it doesn’t matter if Kavanaugh is innocent or guilty, just that his “credibility has been challenged” enough by supposed “intimates” of Kavanaugh from high school — despite the dozens of Kavanaugh’s female friends from that period who have publicly vouched for his good character.

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McConnell: Senate “Voting This Week” on Kavanaugh

Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) blasted from the Senate floor this week, “The Democrat[s] on the Committee both said recently that an FBI investigation can be completed in less than a week. But I’d bet almost anything that — after it runs its course in the next few days — we will then be treated to a lecture that anything short of a totally unbounded fishing expedition of indefinite duration is too limited, or too arbitrary, or somehow insufficient. We all know that’s coming.” McConnell then went on to promise: “We’ll be voting this week.” It’s about time, but, ironically, the longer Democrats drag out the vote, the stronger the GOP’s poll numbers become with just over a month until the election. The grander irony may be that it’s in the Democrats’ best interest to get the vote over with and move on, but something tells us they’ll miss the obvious.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

WASHINGTON — With the FBI beginning its probe into sexual assault allegations Friday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said today that the upper chamber will cast a vote on Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh this week.

McConnell referred to a memo from Arizona prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who told Judiciary Committee members after being brought in to question Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday’s hearing that “I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the committee.”

He added that he’s not “optimistic” Democrats “will stay consistent and accept the conclusions of the supplemental background investigation the FBI is now conducting.”

“The Democratic Leader and the ranking Democrat on the Committee both said recently that an FBI investigation can be completed in less than a week,” he said on the Senate floor.

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Mitchell Memo Destroys Ford’s Allegations

Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell released a powerful five-page memo on Sunday reflecting on Kavanaugh accuser Christine Ford’s testimony last week before the Senate Judiciary Committee. In it, Mitchell – who questioned Ford – detailed nine significant problems with Ford’s testimony, arguing that her case is “even weaker” than a “he said, she said.” “A ‘he said, she said’ case is incredibly difficult to prove,” Mitchell wrote, “but this case is even weaker than that. Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them . . . Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.” Democrats, hell-bent on destroying Kavanaugh, will get the FBI investigation they want . . . and it’s only going to further solidify his confirmation for the SCOTUS.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Rachel Mitchell, the prosecutor who questioned Christine Blasey Ford last week during a hearing in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee, wrote a five-page memo that was released on Sunday that outlines why she would not bring criminal charges against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

Mitchell’s memo notes nine significant problems with Ford’s testimony and underscores that her case is “even weaker” than a “he said, she said” case.

“A ‘he said, she said’ case is incredibly difficult to prove,” Mitchell states. “But this case is even weaker than that. Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them. For the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.”

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W. Steps Back into the Political Fray for Kavanaugh

Former President George W. Bush has been personally calling key swing vote senators urging support for Brett Kavanaugh whose confirmation has been tactically delayed by Democrats. The Washington Post reports that the former president remains in the Kavanaugh camp following Thursday’s Senate Judiciary Committee hearing, saying “He is a fine husband, father, and friend – and a man of the highest integrity. He will make a superb Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.” What Democrats did not bargain for in their organized campaign of character assassination is that it would unite Republicans of all stripes behind Trump and his nominee. NeverTrump is dead; now it’s merely NeverDemocrat going into November.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Former President George W. Bush has stepped to the plate in support of his guy, Brett Kavanaugh, whom he nominated to serve on the D.C. Circuit court during his term.

According to The Washington Post, the former president has been calling key swing vote senators to whip up support for Kavanaugh, who has been accused by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford of sexually assaulting her at a pool party over 35 years ago. Kavanaugh has denied the allegations and said under oath Thursday that his treatment has been a “national disgrace.”

The Washington Post did not say if the former president had made the calls following Kavanaugh’s powerful testimony on Thursday, though Politico reports that sources close to Bush say he still supports his nomination.

Republican Sens. Susan Collins of Maine, Jeff Flake of Arizona, and Lisa Murkowski of Alaska have all received calls from Bush, who inarguably has more pull with them than President Trump.

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Kavanaugh Stands His Ground

Under fire from the rabid left wing mob on Capitol Hill, SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh won this latest round by standing his ground despite shrieks for guilt until proven innocent. Not even the enduringly disappointing failure of Sen. Jeff Flake (R-AZ) to do anything right in his fading tenure of what is soon to be has-been senator status was enough to dissuade Kavanaugh that he is on the side of the rule of law and justice. His unwavering belief in himself and in the Constitution only served as testimony to why he has earned this nomination and confirmation. Not even Sen. Cory Booker’s juvenile “walkout” can distract from that.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Supporters of Brett Kavanuagh may have less in common with Kavanaugh’s foes than Senator John C. Calhoun had in common with abolitionist Senator Charles Sumner. Sure, they differed over slavery, but their experiences of family, faith and culture, and their views of America had more in common than the cultural, religious and political chasm that now divides us.

That’s why Kavanaugh’s second appearance before the Senate Judiciary Committee not only shattered the coordinated onslaught of his opponents, but brought sharp focus elsewhere.

Kavanaugh won because he fought back. Kavanaugh won because he was unwilling to suffer from the ritual defamation of the Left. He broke free from the traditional advice administration handlers give nominees — to be deferential and measured to the senators — and went after the Democrats and his opponents for what they are.

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Graham Blasts Feinstein for “Most Unethical Sham”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) threw down the gauntlet during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday during which he raked Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) repeatedly over the coals for her manipulation of the sexual assault allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh. Graham called the gross and overt delay tactics “the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics.” He charged Feinstein with attempting to “destroy” Kavanaugh with no care either for, Christine Ford. “If you wanted an FBI investigation, then you could have come to us. What you wanted to do was destroy this guy’s life, hold this seat open, and hope you win in 2020. You’ve said that,” Graham continued, “not me.” When a Senator like Lindsey Graham gets fiery and unites the right, you know something serious is going on.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) charged in a fiery speech during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday that the sexual assault allegations, led by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh amount to “the most unethical sham since I’ve been in politics.”
Sen. Graham noted that 23 minutes after President Trump nominated Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court, Sen. Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said he will oppose Kavanaugh’s nomination “with everything I have” because the “stakes are simply too high.”

The South Carolina Senator knocked ranking member Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) for knowledge of the sexual allegation against Kavanaugh during his meeting with her and the fact that she had already recommended lawyer Debra Katz to Christine Blasey Ford, the woman that now accuses Kavanaugh of assaulting her. Graham blasted Feinstein, saying that she could have come to the Senate Republicans about this accusation well before the Senate Judiciary nomination hearings and, instead, contended that Feinstein wants to “destroy” Kavanaugh’s nomination.

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Gillibrand: Kavanaugh “Guilty Until Proven Innocent”

Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-NY) reached a new low in political stupidity when she suggested that SCOTUS nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh does not deserve “the presumption of innocence until proven guilty” because “due process” does not apply in the court of public opinion. “To those who I hear say, over and over, this isn’t fair to Judge Kavanaugh, he’s entitled to due process. What about the presumption of innocence until proven guilty? . . . Those are the standards in criminal justice. We are not having a trial. This is not a court.” On that point, she’s right: they aren’t seeking to convict or jail him. Rather they’re merely debating his fitness for the very court charged with guaranteeing due process. Can you say “irony”?

Here’s more from PJ Media…

On Wednesday, Sen. Kristen Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) suggested that Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh does not deserve “the presumption of innocence until proven guilty” because the Senate confirmation is not a criminal trial. Convicting someone in the court of public opinion, ruining his reputation and his career, cannot be restrained by “due process.”

“To those who I hear say, over and over, this isn’t fair to Judge Kavanaugh, he’s entitled to due process. What about the presumption of innocence until proven guilty? Dr. Blasey Ford has to prove her case beyond reasonable doubt,” Gillibrand said, paraphrasing the arguments of people who think Kavanaugh deserves a fair shake. She then attempted to shoot down these arguments.

“Those are the standards for a trial,” the senator declared. “Those are the standards in criminal justice. We are not having a trial. This is not a court.”

“He’s not entitled to those because we’re not actually seeking to convict him or put him in jail,” Gillibrand argued. “We are seeking the truth. We are seeking facts. We are seeking just what happened.”

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Kavanaugh Accuser Has Four Corroborators, Except . . .

A report published by USA Today claims that Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team has four persons corroborating her claims of sexual assault c. 1982. While there are “sworn and signed declarations from four people” now in the hands of the Senate Judiciary Committee, all of them are dated years after her 2012 therapy sessions, where Kavanaugh’s name was never mentioned, during which she reportedly divulged the alleged incident more than 35 years ago. What’s more is that three of the statements are from her close friends; the fourth is from her husband. So this is not exactly unbiased testimony from bystanders who were actually witnesses to the alleged assault. Worse for the Dems is that these biased attacks are quickly uniting Republicans behind President Trump ahead of the November elections.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Christine Blasey Ford’s legal team claims to have four people who can corroborate Ford’s claims that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a party in 1982.

The claim is misleading.

USA Today published the report just before midnight on Tuesday which quickly spread on Twitter, with many on the political left automatically making the assumption that this was the end for Kavanaugh.

Ford’s lawyers sent “sworn and signed declarations from four people” to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which they claim corroborate Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.

All four people who can “corroborate” her claims were told in the years after her 2012 therapy sessions — where she never used Kavanaugh’s name — about the alleged incident from over 35 years ago.

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Deputy AG Rosenstein “Verbally Resigns”

In breaking news Monday, Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has “verbally resigned” from the Department of Justice. That resignation has also been reportedly accepted by Chief of Staff John Kelly. The Daily Wire says that its sources claim Rosenstein was “expecting to be fired” after the New York Times released a bombshell report that he had suggested recording conversations with President Donald Trump as well as “recruiting Cabinet members” to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president. Rosenstein disputed the account, arguing that it was “a joke.” Of course, we’ve never heard that excuse from any four-year-old before.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has “verbally resigned” his position in the Department of Justice, effective Monday, according to reports from Axios and others.

Chief of Staff John Kelly has reportedly accepted Rosenstein’s resignation.

Sources close to Rosenstein told the national security publication that Rosenstein was “expecting to be fired” following a New York Times report from last week detailing conversations Rosenstein allegedly had with other administration officials in which he suggested recording conversations with President Donald Trump and proposed “recruiting Cabinet members” to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove the president from office.

Rosenstein disputed The New York Times’s story, blaming anonymous sources looking to assail his character for the “inaccurate and factually incorrect” allegations.

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SC Congressman Makes Stupid SCOTUS Joke, Left Goes Nuts

What happens when a Republican congressman tells a joke about sexual assault and the Supreme Court in the wake of the Kavanaugh ‘scandal’? It doesn’t go over well with the crowd. Alas, that’s what Rep. Ralph Norman (R-SC) did during a meeting with the Kiwanis Club when he shared a joke about Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg being groped by Abraham Lincoln: “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.” After the left went bonkers, Norman responded that folks need to “learn to lighten up.”

Here’s more from PJ Media…

A South Carolina congressman made a joke about the Kavanaugh sexual assault allegations — roping in another Supreme Court justice — during a campaign debate today, with the host Kiwanis Club trying to distance itself from the remarks.

Freshman Rep. Ralph Norman (R-S.C.), who won a June 2017 special election to fill the seat of Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney, faces his opponent from that race, Democratic attorney Archie Parnell, again this November.

According to the Post and Courier, Norman and Parnell were at a Kiwanis Club debate today when Norman told the crowd, “Did y’all hear this latest late-breaking news from the Kavanaugh hearings? Ruth Bader Ginsburg came out that she was groped by Abraham Lincoln.”

“My opponent apparently thinks sexual assault is a joke. It is not. But I guess that’s the best we can expect from someone who pulled a loaded gun on his own constituents,” tweeted Parnell.

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