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Collins Reveals Left’s Aggressive Bribery Tactics

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) is blasting liberal groups over their desperate attempts to bribe and influence her vote for now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh and for continuing to attack her after the vote. During an interview with Scott Pelley on Sixty Minutes, Sen. Collins said the country is in a “very sad place.” Collins, who faces reelection in 2020, was even the victim of quid pro quo warnings. A leftist website was set up to take pledges from donors to the tune of $2 million. The organization behind the site threatened Collins that if she voted for Kavanaugh the donors’ credit cards would be processed and the funds given to her opponent. If she voted against Kavanaugh, however, the site promised not to process the donations. “This is a classic quid pro quo as defined in our bribery laws,” Collins explained. In other words, it’s blatantly illegal, but that never stopped the radical left from pursuing its political endgame. Ironically, though, the Kavanaugh fight may have the reverse effect in that it has galvanized Republicans ahead of the elections next month.

Here’s more from BPR…

Sen. Susan Collins believes the nation has come to a “very sad place” as opponents of Justice Brett Kavanaugh attempt to “buy votes and buy positions.”

The Maine Republican has been feeling the aftermath of her affirmative vote for the Supreme Court nominee which secured his confirmation, which she discussed with Scott Pelley on “60 Minutes” Sunday.

The anti-Kavanaugh groups targeted the senator ahead of the vote and continued the attacks after she voted ‘yes,’ taking up the offensive as well in her home state.

“A website went up over these last couple of weeks collecting funds for whoever your opponent may be in 2020,” Pelley said.

“And the deal was that if you voted for Kavanaugh, then the credit card pledges would be processed. If you voted against Kavanaugh they wouldn’t process the credit card numbers,” he continued. “And something over $2 million was raised.”

 

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Ginsburg Forgets 14th Amendment

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, 85, was literally handed a pocket copy of the U.S. Constitution during a speech at the national Woman’s Party in late August after she forgot the contents of the 14th Amendment and her own copy of the Constitution that she proclaims to carry with her. The brain freeze happened after she was asked about the Equal Rights Amendment in the context of the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument. One would think no notes would be required to answer what should be a softball question. Perhaps it’s time to reconsider lifetime appointments.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg forgot the contents of the 14th Amendment while speaking to the National Woman’s Party in late August and needed an audience member to give her a copy of the Constitution so she could remember what it said.

The incident happened on August 26, 2018, when Ginsburg was asked to talk about the Equal Rights Amendment while addressing the audience at the Belmont-Paul Women’s Equality National Monument.

“So you’ve written a few articles over the years about the need for the ERA … and you’ve of course noted that the ERA would give the Supreme Court a more secure handle in its support for equality,” said Jill C. Morrison, Executive Director of the Women’s Law and Public Policy Fellowship at Georgetown Law.

“But as you mentioned, as both a litigator and in your time on the court, you’ve actually built precedent in that area,” Morrison continued. “So could you explain why you believe that the ERA is still as needed today as it ever was?”

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Democrat Staffer Charged with Felonies for Doxxing GOP Senators

Jackson Cosko, 27, is charged with several felonies after “publishing restricted personal information, threats in interstate communication, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, witness tampering, second-degree burglary, and unlawful entry” as part of a malicious attack on GOP senators. After being caught, Cosko emailed a threat to the staffer who reported the incident, saying: “If you tell anyone, I will leak it all. Emails signal conversations gmails. Senators children’s health information and socials.” According to Capitol Police Captain Jason Bell, Cosko worked for Senators Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Maggie Hassan (D-NH), and former Senator Barbara Bozer (D-CA). He is now facing 20 years in prison if convicted. This is the modus operandi of the left.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Jackson Cosko, a 27-year-old grad student and cybersecurity expert who worked for several Democratic lawmakers, was charged with several felonies in connection with a doxxing incident involving GOP senators.

Cosko allegedly posted the personal information of several Republicans on their Wikipedia page.

He was charged with publishing restricted personal information, threats in interstate communication, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, witness tampering, second-degree burglary, and unlawful entry.

Fox News: According to a sworn statement by Capitol Police Captain Jason Bell, a witness Tuesday saw Cosko at a computer in a senator’s office, where he used to work, a day after two other unnamed senators’ information had been put on Wikipedia.

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Ford Witness Pressured to Change Her Story

On the eve of embattled SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, the Wall Street Journal is reporting that sexual assault accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s allies have spent the past two weeks ratcheting up pressure on Leland Keyser, a key witness, to change her story. According to the WSJ report:
“Leland Keyser, who Dr. Ford has said was present at the gathering where she was allegedly assaulted in the 1980s, told investigators that Monica McLean, a retired FBI agent and a friend of Dr. Ford’s, had urged her to ‘clarify’ her statement. McLean is also the ‘friend’ in question about being coached through a polygraph, possible for this FBI gig, by none other than Christine Blasey Ford.”

Here’s more from Hot Air…

As attorneys for Christine Ford Blasey demanded an FBI investigation over the last two weeks, the Wall Street Journal reports that her allies were pressuring one witness to change her story. Ford named Leland Keyser as one of four potential witnesses to the Washington Post, but once her name became public, Keyser issued a statement through her attorneys that she cannot recall ever being at a party with Brett Kavanaugh.

Almost immediately, a Ford friend began pressing her to modify her first statement — and that friend just happened to be a former FBI agent:

No, the alleged attack on Ford didn’t happen at the July 1, 1982 party, says … Ford team member
A friend of Christine Blasey Ford told FBI investigators that she felt pressured by Dr. Ford’s allies to revisit her initial statement that she knew nothing about an alleged sexual assault by a teenage Brett Kavanaugh, which she later updated to say that she believed but couldn’t corroborate Dr. Ford’s account, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Feinstein: FBI Report “Product of an Incomplete Investigation”

In perfect irony, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), who held onto the Ford allegations against SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, is now attempting once again to railroad the confirmation vote, claiming that the FBI report is the “product of an incomplete investigation.” She further suggested that the investigation was “limited perhaps by the White House.” Worse, Feinstein admitted to not having read the whole report, yet that didn’t stop her from alleging the report itself was incomplete. Such head-dizzying incompetence and subterfuge is precisely what Senator Mitch McConnell (R-KY) was referring to early this week in his prediction of further Democrat obfuscation. In other words, the usual.

Here’s more from Washington Examiner…

Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., said Thursday that the FBI report on sexual assault allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is the “product of an incomplete investigation that was limited perhaps by the White House.”

After reviewing the report 9 a.m. Thursday in the Senate SCIF (Sensitive Compartmented Information Facility), Feinstein told reporters that she could only talk “about what’s not in it.”

“The most notable part of this report is what’s not in it. The FBI did not interview Brett Kavnauagh, nor did the FBI interview Dr. Blasey Ford,” said Feinstein, ranking member on the Senate Judiciary Committee. “Deborah Ramirez’s lawyer said he was unaware of any corroborating witnesses who were interviewed.”

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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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