Brett Kavanaugh: Trump's Supreme Court nominee is straight out of central casting. Kavanaugh's 12 years on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, combined with his Yale pedigree, Supreme Court clerkship under retiring Associate Justice Anthony Kennedy and top posts under President George W. Bush, give him a résumé the court's current justices can't match. But his status as front-runner for the prestigious high court seat came with a fair amount of baggage that nearly cost him the nod. Ref. USAToday.
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Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sought to prove his independence in the early moments of his confirmation hearing Wednesday. Twice, he brought up United States v. Nixon, when the court unanimously ruled that President Richard Nixon had to turn over tapes that implicated him in the Watergate coverup and indicated he would not back down to the president or Congress in the future. Meanwhile, protesters continually disrupted the hearing. Ref. USAToday.
Woman who accused Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault speaks out in The Washington Post. In a graphic account published Sunday in the The Washington Post, the woman, identified as Christine Blasey Ford, described an episode in the 1980s when she says the Supreme Court nominee pinned her to a bed and groped her over her clothing. "I thought he might inadvertently kill me," Ford told the Post. "He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing." Ford said she revealed her story in a confidential letter to a senior Democratic lawmaker and that it became public without her name or consent. Kavanaugh has previously denied the allegations, and he declined to comment further on the new revelations, the Post reported. Ref. CNN.
The Charges Against Judge Kavanaugh Should Be Ignored. It is almost impossible to overstate the damage done to America’s moral compass by taking the charges leveled against Judge Brett Kavanaugh seriously. It undermines foundational moral principles of any decent society. Those who claim the charges against Judge Kavanaugh by Christine Blasey… Source 8k.
President Trump abandons restraint, calls out Kavanaugh's accuser by name. President Donald Trump challenged the woman accusing his Supreme Court nominee of sexual assault by name Friday, saying that if the alleged attack was that "Bad" then she would have filed charges. Source 5u.
While I do wonder why some women wait so long to 'report' crimes committed against them this does not mean there was no crime. I also think Trump should say anything about the issue until its had its fair hearing.
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Second woman accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault in New Yorker report. Deborah Ramirez says Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself in college and thrust "His penis" in her face. He denied the allegation. Source 5r.