ㅤ"The Senate Judiciary Committee is postponing a high-stakes hearing set for early next week on the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.
ㅤThe committee announced on Friday that the Monday hearing — where both Kavanaugh and his accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, had been invited to speak — was being called off.
ㅤInstead, Grassley said in a statement Friday that he is giving Ford’s lawyers until 10 p.m. on Friday to respond to the GOP request for her to testify on Wednesday. If they do not, or if Ford declines to testify, Grassley said the Judiciary Committee will vote Monday on Kavanaugh’s nomination."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted on 9/21/18. See "senate judiciary committee, grassley, kavanaugh."
ㅤ”Christine Blasey Ford’s lawyer said Thursday she does want to testify to the Senate next week about her allegations against Supreme Court nominee Brett M. Kavanaugh, as long as she is given assurances about her safety and the fairness of the proceedings.
ㅤBut she said Monday won’t work for Ms. Blasey Ford due to security concerns, rejecting the day Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley has set for the showdown. Instead, she is eyeing Thursday.”
ㅤô¿ô …Security concerns at arguably the most secure facility in the most secure city in the world. Ford’s credibility is sinking as her motive becomes clearer. Take a hike, bitch.
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times. Posted on 9/20/18. See “kavanaugh.”
ㅤ"Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) is pressing forward with a hearing scheduled for Monday after a woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault called for the FBI to investigate her claims before she testifies.
ㅤGrassley on Tuesday evening said there was ‘no reason’ to delay the hearing. Republicans have invited both Kavanaugh and Christine Blasey Ford, his accuser, to testify publicly.
ㅤ’Dr. Ford’s testimony would reflect her personal knowledge and memory of events. Nothing the FBI or any other investigator does would have any bearing on what Dr. Ford tells the committee, so there is no reason for any further delay,’ Grassley said."
ㅤFull story at The Hill. Posted on 9/18/18. See "kavanaugh, conservative, politics."
Monday night Senator Graham took to the Sean Hannity show to discuss:What is happening to Judge Brett Kavanaugh; an 11th hour accusation of sexual molestation dating back 35 years — is “part of a pattern,” Sen. Lindsey Graham told Fox News’s Sean Hannity Monday night.“I think it’s part of a pattern. They can’t beat him on the law so they are trying to destroy his life. If a conservative had edited a tape of a liberal nominee to the court where you take their words and turn them upside down.” Graham was referring to the notion that judge Kavanaugh used the word or term ‘abortion-inducing drugs,’ when it was the plaintiff, the Priests for Life.
ㅤ"Kendra Arnold, executive director of The Foundation for Accountability and Civic Trust (FACT), stated of the online crowdfunding campaign targeting Collins that has reputedly raised over $1.2 million, ‘I think this is one of those things where it’s very obvious that outside influence is being used in an attempt to corrupt a member of Congress. We expect them to act on merit and it’s pretty clear no matter where you lean politically that this is absolutely an act of bribery and corruption.’"
ㅤFull story at Ben Shapiro’s Daily Wire, image from dailywire(.com). Posted on 9/13/18. See "susan collins, kavanaugh."
ㅤ"Mr. McConnell sang Judge Kavanaugh’s praises during an interview with conservative radio host Hugh Hewitt, and said he expects him to be confirmed before September ends.
ㅤ’I think any doubts anybody might have had have been dispelled by his virtuoso performance before the Judiciary Committee,’ he said. ‘I mean, it’s stunning. He’s just a stellar nomination in every respect.’"
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times, image from nyt(.com). Posted on 9/7/18. See "kavanaugh."
ㅤ”‘I think there will be about 50 core votes for him,’ the Iowa Republican told Fox Business’ ‘Mornings With Maria.’
ㅤ’If we get at least 50 votes, we are going to get four or five Democrat votes. If we don’t have 50 votes from Republicans, then he won’t get on the Supreme Court, because [Senate Majority Leader Chuck] Schumer is not going to let any one of the Democrats vote for him to be the 50th vote.'”
ㅤFull story at Newsmax, image from vox-cdn(.com). Posted on 9/7/18. See “kavanaugh.”
ㅤ"Resigned to the knowledge that Judge Kavanaugh has the votes for confirmation and is eminently qualified, Senate Democrats have chosen to ‘pound the desk,’ rather than ‘pound the facts’ or ‘pound the law,’ as Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz suggested."
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times, image from willenslaw(.com). Posted on 9/5/18. See "kavanaugh."
ㅤ"Republican and Democratic senators on Sunday drove home their parting messages for the Supreme Court nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh, making clear the stakes when Kavanaugh sits before the Senate Judiciary Committee this week…"
ㅤFull story at The Hill – 9/2/18. See "kavanaugh, hearing, conservative, politics."
ㅤ"Dean is among more than a dozen witnesses selected by Democrats on the Judiciary Committee. The former White House counsel ‘will speak about the abuse of executive power’ during his appearance, according to Sen. Dianne Feinstein (Calif.), the top Democrat on the panel."
ㅤFull story at The Hill – 8/30/18. See "kavanaugh."
ㅤ"The Maine Republican met with the President’s nominee Tuesday for roughly two hours, saying the meeting was ‘excellent.’
ㅤAfter the meeting, she told reporters she asked him about Roe v. Wade, the 1973 landmark case legalizing abortion.
ㅤ’He said that he agreed with what Justice Roberts said at his nomination hearing, in which he said it was settled law. We had a very good, thorough discussion,’ Ms. Collins said.’"
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times – 8/21/18. See "susan collins, kavanaugh, conservative, politics."
ㅤ"GOP Sen. Susan Collins (Maine) will meet with Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh on Tuesday, her office has announced."
ㅤFull story at The Hill – 8/21/18. See "susan collins, kavanaugh."
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times – 8/16/18. See "kavanaugh."
ㅤ"The nearly 90,000 pages of documents released Sunday range from bookkeeping and scheduling matters to legal advice on whether White House employees should be using official or political stationery for thank-you notes."
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times, image from wordpress(.com) – 8/12/18. See "kavanaugh."
ㅤFull story at The Washington Times, image from washingtontimes(.com) – 8/10/18. See "kavanaugh, mcconnell."
ㅤ"The National Archives, in a letter to Senate Minority Leader Charles Schumer (D-N.Y.), said it will only respond to a request for documents under the Presidential Records Act (PRA) if they come from a committee chairman, who are all Republicans.
ㅤThe National Archives and Records ‘remains unable to respond to PRA special access requests from ranking minority members,’ wrote Archivist David Ferriero, who was appointed by former President Obama."