In an eleventh-hour attempt to derail the confirmation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Sen. Diane Feinstein (D-CA) accused the judge of sexual misconduct on Thursday, claiming that she had received a letter from a woman who went to high school with him detailing a drunken encounter in which Kavanaugh attempted to rape her. Now, Kavanaugh’s accuser’s “dirty secret” has been revealed to the world. Can she be trusted?
In a last-ditch effort to stop President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court pick from being confirmed, Sen. Diane Feinstein released a surprising statement on Thursday accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct back in high school. The accusation, reportedly, is that Kavanaugh and another young man locked a woman in a room by herself during a party in high school. The woman was able to get out and was not harmed.
“I have received information from an individual concerning the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” said Feinstein. “That individual strongly requested confidentiality, declined to come forward or press the matter further, and I have honored that decision. I have, however, referred the matter to federal investigative authorities.”
Judge Kavanaugh issued a statement in response to the misconduct accusation on Friday morning, saying, “I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
It should be noted that Feinstein was given this letter back in July. And since then, Kavanaugh has participated in 65 different meetings with various senators, including Feinstein. However, at none of these private meetings did the California Democrat address the letter impugning Kavanaugh’s character.
The judge also sat through thirty hours of testimony at his Senate confirmation hearing, where Feinstein was present. She had ample opportunity to bring up the letter then, as well, but she did not. Furthermore, Kavanaugh has passed the FBI’s rigorous background check required of all Supreme Court nominees. If there was something nefarious in his past, it would have undoubtedly been uncovered by now.
In a Sunday interview, Palo Alto University professor Christine Blasey Ford revealed that she is Kavanaugh’s high school-era accuser, claiming the judge pinned her down and groped her before she escaped. According to Blasey Ford, Kavanaugh’s friend Mark Judge, a D.C. writer, was present at the time and witnessed the alleged assault.
Speaking publicly for the first time, Ford said that one summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk,” Ford alleges — corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.
While his friend watched, she said, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.
“I thought he might inadvertently kill me,” said Ford, now a 51-year-old research psychologist in northern California. “He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
Ford said she was able to escape when Kavanaugh’s friend and classmate at Georgetown Preparatory School, Mark Judge, jumped on top of them, sending all three tumbling. She said she ran from the room, briefly locked herself in a bathroom and then fled the house. [Source: The Washington Post]
Mark Judge has strongly denied the accusation, saying, “Now that the anonymous person has been identified and has spoken to the press, I repeat my earlier statement that I have no recollection of any of the events described in today’s Post article or attributed to her letter.”
But that’s not all that calls into question Blasey Ford’s credibility. Apparently, she has a penchant for letters opposing conservatives causes. She previously signed a letter condemning President Donald Trump’s policy of strictly enforcing immigration law:
The woman accusing President Trump’s United States Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of a “rape attempt” when the two were in high school previously signed a letter fighting Trump’s “Zero Tolerance” policy at the U.S.-Mexico border.
The American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)—an open borders advocacy organization—letter was written and sent to Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen and Attorney General Jeff Sessions in June.
Christine Blasey Ford, a psychology professor, signed the ACLU letter as “Christine Blasey Ph.D. Psychologist,” signing off on statements that accused Trump of using southern border enforcement to “traumatize children” and claimed the Zero Tolerance policy was “violating fundamental human rights.” [Source: Breitbart]
It would seem that Christine Blasey Ford is suffering from an extreme case of Trump Derangement Syndrome. But would she go so far as to fabricate a story accusing his Supreme Court nominee of rape? Liberals have certainly done crazier things.