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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Senate Judiciary Committee Member: Dr. Tawana Ford “keeps moving the goalposts”

By Nicholas Stix

Recall that during the 1987-1988 Tawana Brawley Hoax, Brawley and her hoax-helpers made ever wilder charges (e.g., IRA involvement) that she expected law enforcement, political leaders, and the media to accept on faith, seeking to destroy the lives of various white men and their families, and committing wire fraud to enrich herself, all while refusing to cooperate with the authorities.

A GOP senator argued Wednesday that the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of attempted sexual assault is "moving the goal posts" as Republicans try to speak with her.

"We've done everything we can to try to accommodate Dr. [Christine Blasey] Ford, either her or her lawyers keep moving the goal posts, which is a little frustrating," Sen. John Kennedy (R-La.) told Fox News.

The comments from Kennedy, a member of the Senate Judiciary Committee, echo remarks from other GOP senators and come as Republicans on the panel seek to speak with the Palo Alto University professor about her allegations against Kavanaugh….

Lawyers for Ford on Tuesday night pulled back on any plans for her to testify before the Judiciary Committee early next week, saying the FBI should investigate her claims first. The lawyers also noted that she has received threats and was forced to leave her house in California.

Republicans called the move an attempt to delay past the November midterm elections. The GOP was initially expected to advance Kavanaugh's nomination this Thursday, before Ford's allegations emerged.

The Justice Department has said that the allegations are not in the FBI's jurisdiction, noting that it investigates potential federal crimes or evidence someone may pose a national security risk….

Ford has said she does not remember when or where the alleged assault occurred, beyond that it was at a party in a Maryland suburb of Washington, D.C., in the early 1980s.

Republicans have pushed for Ford to testify at the hearing Monday. Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) also said he is willing to send staff to speak with Ford in California if that would make her more comfortable.

Kennedy told Fox on Wednesday that he still thought Ford might show up Monday.

"I'm not convinced, I know I'm in the minority, that Dr. Ford won't appear Monday," Kennedy said. "She's changed her mind a couple of times in this process, I'm not being critical, she just has."

Sens. Lindsey Graham (R-S.C.) and Bob Corker (R-Tenn.) have said that the committee must move on as quickly as possible.

Corker, who urged the committee to pause the confirmation process to hear from Ford, said Tuesday night, "If we don't hear from both sides on Monday, let's vote."

"You gotta put this in context. The confirmation process is over," Kennedy said. "I'm not being critical, I'm being factual when I say this is an 11th-hour allegation, but we met and said we need to do the right thing here."
At The Hill.

2 comments:

Anonymous said...

All NSU readers should know,that what's happening now in Washington is a rarity.A white man(Judge Kavanaugh,in this case) accused of some nebulous crime,has not resigned--under extreme pressure from the liberal media and politicians.
Over the last year,we have read
many stories,with accusations of racism,sexism and supposed sexual advances against famous and not so famous white men.
From Bill O'Reilly to Papa John's CEO,to actors,broadcasters,comics and regular citizens,just doing their job.Most resigned after the liberal,social media train(Twitter)was unleashed on the unprepared white person.
With CNN,MSNBC and "Negro Nightly News"leading the charge against Kavanaugh,slowly at first,but now at airplane decibel level,the SCOTUS nominee is being put in the same spot as the other examples mentioned.With nothing proven,these horrific excuses for networks are DEMANDING Kavanaugh resign as "damaged goods."
Damaged?By accusations?Only on "Fantasy Island TV"--known as MSM--could a fact deprived charge possibly be believed as damaging.
"This was attempted rape,"drooled one older woman "expert" on CNN.
"He must resign,"screamed a mob on MSNBC.
It's laughable that the left thinks the same playbook that worked on others would work on Kavanaugh.

Two others,in the same spot,also didn't fold:Donald Trump and Tom Brokaw,who ALSO had a woman from
way back(1968)claim unwanted kissing,which he denied (how would he even remember that?)
Ms.Ford is being used by the Dems,willingly I assume.Whether they have guaranteed her immunity,if she perjures herself,is a good question.
However,I would suggest one thing:It's probably a good idea that she avoid living in a Trump neighborhood for a while,lol.
--GR Anonymous--I'm a white American man

Anonymous said...

Give her a chance. Give her a chance. Etc.

If she does not show up Monday vote and confirm the nominee and that is that. The whole thing is going to backfire [may have already] on Diane and Kamala and their co-conspirators.