Christine Blasey Ford listens to her attorney Michael Bromwich as she testifies to the Senate Judiciary Committee on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Sept. 27, 2018. (Saul Loeb/Pool Photo via AP)
I touched on this earlier in a previous article, but I think this deserves to be talked about in its own piece.
Leland Keyser was one of the figures closely associated with Supreme Court Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, who Ford labeled as a witness to her accusation that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party long ago. Keyser initially was hesitant to give any real answer, but in the end, could not corroborate Ford’s claim against Kavanaugh.
(READ: New Book Reveals Christine Blasey Ford’s Witness Had No Confidence In Her Story And The Media Has Gone Silent)
However, as the new book “The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation,” shows us, Keyser’s witness account was brought about under less than virtuous means. A single line in the book stands out.
“I was told behind the scenes that certain things could be spread about me if I didn’t comply,” Keyser told the authors.
The book moves on from there with the book’s authors declaring that despite Keyser’s inability to back up Ford’s claim despite being a supposed key witness, their gut feeling is still that Ford is telling the truth.
And that’s it. A single line that reveals a bombshell of a factoid that doesn’t get much discussion after that.
The fact is that Keyser was threatened to cooperate from those supporting Blasey Ford seems to just skate right by everyone, including the media. As of this writing, it’s mostly right-leaning news outlets that are reporting this.
Keyser’s inability to back up Ford’s claims have indeed seemed to damage her life. Her son even started a GoFundMe to help alleviate some of the damage done to her Keyser’s personal life and states that the entire debacle put both a financial and emotional strain on his mother according to the Daily Wire:
According to Alex Beckel, the son of Mrs. Keyser and her ex-husband, former Fox News personality and ardent Democrat Bob Beckel, Keyser was pressured by Blasey Ford allies to lie during the Kavanaugh confirmation hearings about the incident.
“Nearly a year after Trump nominated Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, most have moved on. But for one of the key players in that fight, Leland Keyser, the struggle continues,” a GoFundMe account set up for Mrs. Keyser by her son reads.
“Despite her lifelong friendship with Christine Blasey Ford and her opposition to Brett Kavanaugh’s nomination, Keyser resisted immense personal pressure and courageously came forward with the truth, putting everything in her life at risk,” the GoFundMe post continues. “As a result, she faces great personal hardship. The harsh glare of the public eye has taken a tremendous physical, emotional, and financial toll on her.”
“Leland stood up and did what was right when she had everything to lose and nothing to gain,” the post added.
That Ford’s people threatened her should be mainstream news. It should not only cast Ford’s testimony even further into the garbage heap, but it should put the entire case against Kavanaugh under suspicion. It should make the Ford team look like villains in the public eye.
Here it is. The real bad guys exposed. Here’s how far Democrats are willing to go in order to make sure they maintain power. They’ll destroy the lives of innocents and call it collateral damage, all in their quest to destroy the life of another innocent person. Facts mean nothing and threats are on the table.
It should outrage the world that this happened. This should be a damning black mark on the media that they would focus on an easily debunked story about another false witness over highlighting something as appalling as an innocent being threatened to lie about something that never happened in order to stop a Republican from appointing a Supreme Court Justice.