Posts by William A. Jacobson  (Page 3)
 

Democrat Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse: Man who falsely accused Kavanaugh of 1985 assault being treated unfairly

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Posted by    Tuesday, October 2, 2018 at 9:00am 10/2/2018 at 9:00am

Sheldon Whitehouse, the Democrat Senator from Rhode Island, has been one of the most aggressive attackers against Brett Kavanaugh.

Whitehouse’s grilling of Kavanaugh over a high school yearbook is being widely mocked, even on Saturday Night Live.

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Julie Swetnick’s rape train claims against Kavanaugh crash and burn in NBC Interview

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Posted by    Monday, October 1, 2018 at 9:20pm 10/1/2018 at 9:20pm
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Julie Swetnick, Michael Avenatti’s client, has the most incredible of all the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh — that he participated in organizing and running rape train parties in which girls were given spiked drinks then gang raped.

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Conclusion: “The activities of congressional Democrats and Dr. Ford’s attorneys likely affected Dr. Ford’s account”

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Posted by    Monday, October 1, 2018 at 8:30am 10/1/2018 at 8:30am

The examination of Christine Blasey Ford by Arizona Sex Crimes Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell failed as a television event, but revealed many important details, casting serious doubt on Ford’s claim that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her in the summer of 1982.

Mitchell has now produced a detailed analysis, and it...

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BDS Bully: U. Michigan Prof discriminates against student wanting to study in Israel

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Posted by    Sunday, September 30, 2018 at 9:00pm 9/30/2018 at 9:00pm
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One of the most important developments in the academic boycott of Israel took place a couple of weeks ago.

A professor at the University of Michigan, John Cheney-Lippold, agreed to write a recommendation letter for a student, Abigail Engber, but later refused when he found out...

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Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse referred Kavanaugh false accuser to reporter at same time notified FBI and Judiciary Committee

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Posted by    Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 9:20pm 9/29/2018 at 9:20pm
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Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse has been one of the most aggressive interrogators of Brett Kavanaugh.

That interrogation focused on Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook entries, earning Whitehouse national mockery over a fart joke entry.

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Trump calls on FBI to find out who leaked Christine Ford’s letter: “Was it Sen. Feinstein?”

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Posted by    Saturday, September 29, 2018 at 6:55pm 9/29/2018 at 6:55pm

Someone leaked Christine Blasey Ford’s letter to Dianne Feinstein to the media, setting off the current firestorm surrounding Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation.

Kavanaugh has denied the accusation of assault set forth in the letter, and vigorously defended himself at the hearings. Each of the people Ford has identified as being present during the...

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Weak Republicans deprived us of a victory, even if Kavanaugh eventually is confirmed

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Posted by    Friday, September 28, 2018 at 9:00pm 9/28/2018 at 9:00pm
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Jeff Flake is getting the blame for the further delay in the Senate confirmation floor vote for Brett Kavanaugh.

After announcing he would vote in favor of Kavanaugh at the Judiciary Committee, without any conditions, Flake was pulled aside in the Senate hearing anteroom and aggressively lobbied by Democrats. It was an...

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Senator Sheldon Whitehouse grilled Brett Kavanaugh about a high school yearbook fart joke. Seriously.

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Posted by    Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 9:00pm 9/27/2018 at 9:00pm
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I can’t believe I didn’t see this live.

I was off the grid for much of the question and answer portion of Brett Kavanaugh’s hearing testimony today.

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Kavanaugh Post-Hearing Assessment: Home run, call the vote

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Posted by    Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 7:12pm 9/27/2018 at 7:12pm

Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony is over. I assessed Christine Ford’s testimony earlier, Mid-Hearing Assessment: Christine Blasey Ford believes an untruth.

I heard Kavanaugh’s opening statement, but missed over half of his question and answer because of another commitment. So I’ve been catching up via Twitter, highlights and reports. I think I have a good...

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Christine Blasey Ford believes an untruth

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Posted by    Thursday, September 27, 2018 at 2:12pm 9/27/2018 at 2:12pm

Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony is completed. Brett Kavanaugh comes later.

Here are some quick takes (in no particular order):

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Kavanaugh Judiciary Committee interview: “this is crazy town”

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Posted by    Wednesday, September 26, 2018 at 10:00pm 9/26/2018 at 10:00pm
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Embedded below is an interview (pdf.), under oath, with Brett Kavanaugh conducted by the Senate Judiciary Committee majority (Republican) staff, regarding the allegations by Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez, and the new allegations by Michael Avenatti’s client Julie Swetnick.

The denials are categorical and unequivocal, as they were as to the Christine Blasey Ford...

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What surprises do Democrats have up their sleeves for Thursday’s Kavanaugh hearing?

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 8:00pm 9/25/2018 at 8:00pm
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As of this writing, it appears that Christine Blasey Ford still plans on testifying at the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, September 27. A committee vote tentatively has been scheduled for 9:30 a.m. on Friday, and a floor vote is likely early next week.

Ford’s attorneys still are objecting to some...

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NY Times removes key language helpful to Kavanaugh from article about Yale accuser Ramirez

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Posted by    Tuesday, September 25, 2018 at 9:47am 9/25/2018 at 9:47am
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On Sunday night, September 23, 2018, The New Yorker published an article about accusations by Deborah Ramirez, a former Yale classmate of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh. The authors were Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer.

The New Yorker article noted, deep into the article, that Ramirez’s accusations were not corroborated by any...

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New Kavanaugh accuser “reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the alleged [Yale] incident with certainty”

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Posted by    Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 8:34pm 9/23/2018 at 8:34pm

There is a reason Democrats and Ford’s team have been stalling both a committee vote and testimony in the Brett Kavanaugh confirmation hearings. They managed to postpone things until Thursday, in an obvious attempt to gain as many extra days as possible. We covered today’s developments in Kavanaugh accuser to testify Thursday...

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All named eyewitnesses dispute Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford’s story

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Posted by    Sunday, September 23, 2018 at 10:00am 9/23/2018 at 10:00am
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Two big developments overnight may be the most significant developments so far in the story told by Christine Blasey Ford about Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh:

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Democrats’ total personal war on Brett Kavanaugh should be a Midterm wake-up call for Republicans

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Posted by    Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 9:18pm 9/22/2018 at 9:18pm
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Soon after Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination for the Supreme Court, Democrat Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer announced total war on Kavanaugh. That war would not just be procedural, it would be personal:

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Kavanaugh Accuser testimony possibly Thursday, as another witness denies her story (Updated)

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Posted by    Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:45pm 9/22/2018 at 2:45pm
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The extended then delayed deadline for Christine Blasey Ford to agree to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee expired at 2:30 p.m. Eastern today.

Ford’s attorney says that Ford will testify, but does not agree to the terms offered so far by the Judiciary Committee:

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