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Senate Leadership, WH Reach Deal on FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh Accusations

Senate Leadership, WH Reach Deal on FBI Investigation Into Kavanaugh Accusations

“This will address the concerns raised by Senator Flake and others while also being fair to the Kavanaugh family.” – Sen. Hatch

In a last minute change, Sen. Jeff Flake agreed to vote Kavnaugh’s confirmation out of committee with the stipulation that the Senate agree to an FBI investigation into the recent Kavanaugh accusations. Flake specified that the investigation should be limited in scope and last no longer than a week.

Senate Leadership and the White House have reached an agreement and granted the Flake’s request a mini-FBI investigation.

From the Judiciary Committee:

And the White House in on board:

From Sen. Hatch:

Your friendly reminder that nothing you do will ever be good enough for the left:

You knew it was coming:

A couple things to consider here:

Senate Republicans don’t seem the list bit rattle by the delay. No one is raising hell and everyone, even the White House, is just…calm. And they’re all on message here.

Giving Democrats what they’ve been dying for, an FBI investigation that proves nothing except how bogus these claims are, satisfies Democrat demands and puts the vote a week closer to the midterm elections. It might also make it a little easier for red-state Democrats to vote to confirm Kavanaugh.

However, a week is an awfully long time in the news cycle and gives Democrats more breathing room than I’m comfortable with.

There’s also the Rosenstein hubbub, which Trump pushed to next week. If something major happens there, that sucks the oxygen out of the news cycle, which is what I suspect will happen here.


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I knew it.

The cowardly little shits are caving to the Democrats. AGAIN.

The playbook is so ludicrously obvious that I seriously cannot believe they’re this stupid.




Flake has no intention of voting for him, EVER. Tell him to shut up and go away.

I am so sick of these fucking COWARDS. Hold the vote and FORCE the RINOs Collins and Murkowski to publicly vote and justify it.

They’ll cave and vote for him. They know goddamn well if they vote against him they’re finished. So stop pussy footing around and DO IT.

    Barry in reply to Olinser. | September 28, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    “They’ll cave and vote for him. They know goddamn well if they vote against him they’re finished.”

    Doubt it. They were elected by squish middle of the roaders. By definition they are not the brightest bulbs in the land.

    Alaska and Maine have something in common besides cold winters.

Does anyone know when the crazy train reaches the next station?

I wanna get off!

force the vote… the left will use this, as they always have, to destroy a good man, his name & family.
flake is just trying to play McCain.. watch for the last minute thumbs down…

Yep. Flake inherited McCain’s Blue Falcon shiv. How many new paid liars will they dredge up in the coming week? It’s transparently obvious the sham going on, and the R’s get rolled again. Just like they always do.

I wouldn’t trust the discredited FBI to investigate a parking violation. To hell with that corrupt bunch of swamp parasites..

The Dems have a week to sort through *every* single person they can find who went to his school or a surrounding school. Objective: Find more people to lie for them and make a dozen or more “Yeah, I remember that guy” claims.

Like a sewer, they intend on flooding us with crap.

    Bucky Barkingham in reply to georgfelis. | September 29, 2018 at 7:49 am

    IMHO the immediate goal is to delay any confirmation vote until after the mid-term elections to give cover to vulnerable Leftist Senators in red states. Of course the ultimate goal remains to deny Trump any SCOTUS nominee.

Well get ready for another week of tears and smears.

And another… and another…

until the Republicans find some backbone.

I’m sorry – what credible allegations have been made so far?

there are four 30+ year hearsays with zero hard evidence and no collaborating evidence backing each one

I swear – the Republicans are spineless idiots

I do hope the Republicans were smart enough to have monitors watching these FBI investigators to make sure they act within the limits of this scope because I wouldn’t trust a single one of them a.t.m.

I wouldn’t find it hard to believe they would go whole hog into Mark Judge’s past, find some misdemeanor crime 10 years ago to charge him on (like breaking some curfew), and then force him “testify” and contradict Kavanaugh

I suppose it’s too much to ask for the FBI to find out who leaked the letter to the press.

Heck, can the reporter be jailed for not revealing the source, even after the investigation is concluded?

There’s a letter from the Montgomery County chief of police and state’s attorney dated today which says the law on the books in ’82 classified assault and attempted rape as misdemeanors subject to a 1 year statute of limitations.

Since Kavanaugh was a minor (17) during the summer of ’82, wouldn’t he have been tried as a minor wherein if convicted could have asked the court to seal his record or expunged when he turned adult?

It just seems to me given MD law, Kavanaugh’s status as a minor, and the practice of sealing/expunging juvenile records, we’d never have known about any of this EVEN if he’d been charged and convicted.

That’s like a double or triple nothing burger! Or maybe a nothing burger with shake and fries.

    Barry in reply to MrE. | September 28, 2018 at 8:46 pm

    “…we’d never have known about any of this EVEN if he’d been charged and convicted.”

    Uh, no. We know about it when it didn’t happen. You can guarantee we would know about it if it did, and K would never have been nominated.

And no background check on the Nutty Professor?

Aww, ain’t this sweet. Prof. Blasey-Ford, through here attorney Debra Katz, that they welcome the investigation but that “no artificial limits as to time or scope should be imposed on this investigation.”

Kind of gives the game away, doesn’t it?

But here’s the deal; since Blasey-Ford doesn’t remember where the alleged party took place, or whose house it was, there’s no crime scene to process. After thirty six years there is no forensic or physical evidence to process. So the entire “thorough investigation” won’t take a week as it can consist of only taking statements from the accuser, the accused, and the four witnesses that Blasey-Ford was able to name. So the FBI can send a couple of agents to each individual’s location and interview them, then write up the 302s. The whole thing can be wrapped up by Monday. Assuming that Ford and her legal team of Banks and Katz cooperate, and something tells me they won’t.

But the FBI can simply close the investigation anyway saying that their non-cooperation is irrelevant since they’ve found no corroborating evidence to support Blasey-Ford’s allegations.

There are two other possible leads, but the deal is that the FBI will only investigate credible allegations. Ramirez has already recanted, an anonymous letter with no return address from Colorado, and Swetnick’s gang rape and drugs party story simply aren’t credible.

    Don’t forget Safeway. Gotta interview Safeway to see when Judge worked there ’cause that will let her identify the year it happened.

O.K., the Republicans have caved once again and should be held accountable except that to fail to vote for them in the Mid-Terms would result in placing the Nation in the hands of Terrorists.

Does any rational person believe that more Left-Wing female delusionists won’t voice more false claims that this highly respected Judge tried to molest them, or waggled his weenie, or ran a gang-rape crew, or forced them to have intercourse with an Elephant before the Friday deadline? If so, tell me what you want to bet and the odds you’re giving.

However, the only persons whose credibility has not been vigorously examined are:
1. Christine Ford
2. Her attorneys – especially Katz and McCabe’s mouthpiece
3. Congresswoman Eshoo
4. The staff of Congresswoman Eschoo
5. Senator Feinstein
6. The staff of Senator Eshoo
7. The reporter for the Intercept

Since the FBI has already done 6 background investigations on Judge Kavanaugh, in the short time scheduled it is imperative that they start with Christine Ford, the accuser:

a. What date did the alleged molestation take place;
b. What was the specific location of the alleged molestation;
c. How many alcoholic beverages did you have that evening; did you make it a habit to consume alcohol as a minor;
d. How did you get to the party; how did you get home?
e. Why did you delete all of your Social Media shortly before you testified?
f. Name the “Beach Friends” who advised you to go public with these vague allegations?
g. You stated that you went to counseling because of a disagreement with your husband over your desire to add a second front door to one of your homes because of Judge Kavanaugh’s alleged assault.

(1) Explain how a dispute with your husband over a second front door is related to Judge Kavanaugh.
(2) Explain how the permit was pulled in 2008, not 2012 for an ‘extensive’ renovation of one of your homes.

h. Did any person,persons,group,or groups promise or state that they would do anything for you or provide you of anything of value if you (1) raised your allegation against Judge Kavanaugh and/or (2) testified against Judge Kavanaugh

(i) Have your attorneys or anyone else counseled or discussed with you whether or under what conditions you should participate in our investigation?

(j) Have you ever discussed with any other person, complained, or filed a complaint about any other individual related to discrimination or anything related to a sexual matter?

Thank you Dr. Ford – we will move on to other parties identified as a result of this interview which is being conducted under oath.

    fishstick in reply to Vladtheimp. | September 28, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    you would think Dr. Ford would be the very first person intensely interviewed but we all know she and her teams of lawyers will demand the Feds that the four (or five) declared persons she claimed were at said alleged party should first be interviewed

    and we know the Feds will likely comply

    I really do hope the Republicans put some of their own people to monitor these investigation teams

    otherwise there will be nothing but a detailed background check on each person already named by Dr. Ford trying to find a crime they might be guilty of

    save Dr. Ford and the accusers of course because their own history is beyond reproach

    I predict a week will pass with no headwind made in any substantive evidence that can collaborate any of the four accusations made against Kavanaugh

    then atleast 2 more allegations surface, Democrats and the media will trash the “Repub led” FBI team of stonewalling the investigation and demand atleast another week

    then another

    and another

    until Mark Judge is accused of a crime 10-15 years ago and now is “cooperating” with the FBI

    what I think the Democrats are hoping is that the FBI goes after Mark Judge because he’s the one with the checkered past who they already pinned to be the only one who could give “conflicting” testimony against Kavanaugh

    even if it is entirely fibbed and came way of a plea deal

I would bet money and give odds that the fbi “investigation” will take significantly longer than a week. IMO, it is less than 50-50 that the vote will take place before November 6.

Dr Ford has already rejected the limited time frame…according to a statement by her lawyer. Ford is a player in this scheme as much as anyone.

    c0cac0la in reply to Whitewall. | September 28, 2018 at 10:02 pm

    She’s not a player, she’s just being used as a mouthpiece for the Democrats. She’ll go along with whatever her lawyers and the Democrats come up with to delay/derail the nomination. Honestly I don’t think she’s even consulted on these decisions, merely informed of them.

      JusticeDelivered in reply to c0cac0la. | September 29, 2018 at 6:11 pm

      It is long past time that Ms Ford and her lawyers be told that no one cares about what they consider acceptable. Can we now move on to retribution from Ford and her facilitators?

    V.Lombardi in reply to Whitewall. | September 29, 2018 at 6:59 am

    It’s over. RINOs want to be seen as fighting a good fight but losing due to foul play. They deserve to lose. I despise them. This is a sign of increasing betrayals of Trump over the next 2 years. After the election Trump could be fully neutralized.

      Pettifogger in reply to V.Lombardi. | September 29, 2018 at 2:59 pm

      Neutralization of Trump is the goal of all Democrats and a goodly number of Republicans.

      Political frustration grew too high once before in this country. I don’t believe frustration will play out this time as it did before, but I do fear violence, which will lead to the government’s jackboot stomping down.

Trump was played because he was told that without Flake, Collins and Murkowski would probably vote no too. There is so much riding on this election that I expect the FBI to “Discover” evidence that will require quite a bit more time to finish. Wray and Rosenstein both are hoping for a big Demorat victory to get their asses out of the ditch as well as dooming Kavanaugh’s confirmation. I do not trust either of them to do the right thing. I think that no matter what McConnell must have the vote as soon as the FBI report has been handed to the committee and examined. Trump simply cannot allow this kabuki theater to go on as president. If it means that Kavanaugh is not confirmed then that is a failure on the GOP. At that point, Trump must pick the youngest, most ardently conservative candidate he can find and nominate them.

One week. Does anyone believe this? Perhaps Trump should re-hire James Comey, and get to the bottom of this….

    I tend to believe it … only in the sense of what has been said all along – and that is the FBI investigates FEDERAL crimes. What Kavanaugh is alleged to have done is a misdemeanor subject to local law. So the President’s request is limited by time and scope BECAUSE it is outside the normal scope of FBI jurisdiction (?).

    It runs for a week as a special task per the president’s direction and ends with a report in Kavanaugh’s file next Friday. I’m sure there will be all manner of political games in the next week, but hoping at the end of the week, the ‘contract’ runs out and absent another presidential authorization to conduct a (normally) “out of scope” investigation, they have no authorization / basis to continue.

    Or so I hope. If they were to take a carte blanch approach to a scope-limited one-week authorization, I would expect some heads to roll. Again, so I would hope.