Sunday, September 23, 2018

Dianne Feinstein: "I am writing to request an immediate postponement of any further proceedings related to the nomination of Brett Kavanaugh. I also ask that the newest allegations of sexual misconduct be referred to the FBI for investigation."

BREAKING: White House says new allegation against Judge Kavanaugh is "the latest in a coordinated smear campaign by the Democrats designed to tear down a good man" and it "stands firmly behind Judge Kavanaugh.”

Left: An email Avenatti says he sent to the Senate, which refers to a woman being “used for sex by multiple men.” Right: Mark Judge’s ex in the NYer, describing his recollection of an “incident that involved him and other boys taking turns having sex with a drunk woman.”

I go case by case. @ronanfarrow fresh from sliming @SenFeinstein and exposing Prof Ford against her will comes with a threadbare story that detracts from Dr. Ford’s serious accusation. Accuser, even by her own account, could not remember because drunk. IMO this hurts Dr. Ford.

My e-mail of moments ago with Mike Davis, Chief Counsel for Nominations for U.S. Senate Committee on the Judiciary. We demand that this process be thorough, open and fair, which is what the American public deserves. It must not be rushed and evidence/witnesses must not be hidden.

I represent a woman with credible information regarding Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge. We will be demanding the opportunity to present testimony to the committee and will likewise be demanding that Judge and others be subpoenaed to testify. The nomination must be withdrawn.

With another credible, corroborated allegation of sexual misconduct against Brett Kavanaugh, it’s time for him to do the right thing. Withdraw your nomination, Judge Kavanaugh.

This Ronan Farrow & Jane Meyer story is about a very disturbing allegation of sexual misconduct by Brett Kavanaugh towards Deborah Ramirez. You know what else is disturbing? Republicans renewed calls to accelerate the vote when they were told about this allegation last week

Rep. Steve King: "No man will ever qualify for the Supreme Court" if being accused of sexual assault is "new standard"

Nike has added almost $6,000,000,000 to their market value since their Colin Kaepernick ad, according to CBS.

“I’m not going to ruin Judge Kavanaugh’s life over this.” Just another example of the GOP putting a man’s career over a woman’s life. And they wondered why she was nervous about testifying. Help elect representatives that care about women!

Hey look – guess who voted NO on the Violence Against Women Act in 2013!

Faculty at Brett Kavanaugh's Alma Mater Are Demanding Screeching Halt to His ConfirmationLooking into whether two profs told female law clerks THEY NEEDED TO LOOK LIKE MODELS FOR HIM!!! He is totally a sexist pig!

CNN’s Jake Tapper: “Doesn’t Kavanaugh have the same presumption of innocence as anyone else in America?” Sen. Mazie Hirono: “I put his denial in the context of everything that I know about him in terms of how he approaches his cases”

The defendants below, who could be very dangerous, were released because they could afford bail. Then law enforcement freaked out and they were put back in custody. Another example of why money bail is an irrational system. Danger to society should not be based on cash on hand.

Washington Post confirms Sarah Slanders™️ Deputy @RajShah45 shared Christine Ford’s name with Republican operatives before it became public. He essentially lit the GOP Bat Signal, alerting henchmen like @EdWhelanEPPC to hop to it.

12-year-old Nathalia was reunited with her family this past week. Now we must keep the pressure on to reunite ALL children who are still separated from their parents or loved ones.

In 2005, Judge Kavanaugh had a net worth of $91K, with $10K in the bank and $25K in credit card debt: In Feb. 2006, property records show he took out a $980K mortgage to finance the purchase of a $1,225,000 home — indicating a down payment of $245,000.

No prison for grandson of ex-Republican Virginia governor in rape case

Putin now has leverage over Israel, and no reason to give it up

Dem strategist: "Genuine concern" Russia will escalate interference efforts in 2018

Sent to us by friends in Maine: a full-page ad in a local paper by Maine’s Lincoln County Indivisible, calling on @SenatorCollins to be more like former Maine Senator Margaret Chase Smith—a true moderate Republican who stood up for what she believed in—and vote NO on Kavanaugh.

Russia's Pro-Gun Influence Accounts Copied The NRA — And Sometimes, Vice Versa

Wait: I thought Brett Kavanaugh was a "neutral" judge who was an "umpire" who called "balls and strikes." @VP essentially admits -- boasts -- that Kavanaugh has a conservative, political, ideological agenda.

I’m a former US Attorney. If a judge/juror made a public statement that their mind was made up before all testimony is in, the trial would be prejudiced & I’d move for mistrial & have the judge removed. Mr. Leader, is this the message we want to send to victims of sexual assault?

Suddenly, Vulnerable House Republicans No Longer Bash Obamacare on Their Websites

"Boys will be boys"?

With Trump upending diplomatic ties around the world, European leaders are warming up to Putin

Hacks, Security Gaps And Oligarchs: The Business Of Voting Comes Under Scrutiny

Contractors: Trump tariffs making it more expensive to rebuild after hurricane

Lindsey Graham wants to know who paid for Christine Blasey Ford’s $300.00 polygraph Test. What I want to know is who paid Kavanaugh’s $200,000 credit card debt, $92,000 country club fees an $1.2 million mortgage when he gets paid $220.00 as a federal Judge?

Michael Bromwich, the former DOJ Inspector General, has formerly joined Christine Blasey Ford's legal team. He also currently represents Former FBI Deputy Director Andrew McCabe.

No amount of Kushner deals with CNN, Sinclair, the Times or other corporate news outlets will undue the damage this week did to the @GOP brand. Vicious combination of @EdWhelanEPPC fraud, @POTUS tweet, @ChuckGrassley’s bullying & @JeffFlake’s failure to act

Amid Kavanaugh allegations, some evangelical leaders focus more on the courts

After mopping the floor with Ted Cruz at the #TXSenateDebate this how @BetoORourke celebrated: By air drumming to "Baba o'riley" by The Who at a Whataburger drive-thru.

I'm a Republican, but Kavanaugh Must Withdraw His Nomination

New: KT McFarland, the former deputy nat sec adviser, has revised her statement to investigators about a key event in the Russia probe after her initial claim was contradicted by the guilty plea of Michael Flynn

President Trump's tariffs could mean a 2,000,000 drop in car sales and cost 715,000 American jobs, auto industry group warns

Christine Blasey Ford ACCEPTS request to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee. The exact terms and timing are uncertain as Ford’s attorney asks to continue negotiations today with committee staff.

Breaking —> @GarrettVentry, a comms adviser to Senate Judiciary Committee on SCOTUS nomination, abruptly resigned after NBC began looking into an allegation of sexual harassment. Statement from committee spokesman

The sudden firing of Alex Azar and his replacement by Brett Kavanaugh in the troubled Alex Kozinski chambers now needs to be plumbed for any light it sheds on whether Kavanaugh looked the other way as Kozinski sexually harassed his female clerks

In practice runs, #Kavanaugh grew frustrated when it came to questions that dug into his private life, particularly his drinking habits & his sexual proclivities. He refused to answer some questions altogether, saying they were “too personal.”