Promoted from the diaries by streiff. Promotion does not imply endorsement.
Actually, I never believed Christine Blasey Ford; I’ve just been too afraid to say it. Now that several friends from her past are coming forward to debunk her allegations, however, I feel it’s safe for my cowardly self to hop on the bandwagon. And, I would even bet that there are a number of Democrats who don’t believe her either. But so desperate are they to prevent conservative Brett Kavanaugh from replacing swing vote Anthony Kennedy on the Supreme Court, that they will go to alarming and corrupt lengths to do so.
Could it be that this fragile, childlike, 51 year old woman was acting? She is certainly a political animal. Is it possible that, once CBF told her liberal friends she knew Kavanaugh from her high school days, the idea that she accuse him “anonymously” of sexual assault was conceived? Might she have been persuaded to write a letter to her congresswoman or to submit a “tip” to the Washington Post just to put the allegation out there, never dreaming that it would all culminate in a senate hearing aired on national television? It is certainly within the realm of possibility.
1. Another witness, in the form of a college friend, has come forward to throw a little cold water on the poor little wounded victim image that CBD worked so hard to portray during her testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee. It didn’t appear to her University of North Carolina classmate that CBF’s alleged 1982(ish) sexual assault affected her social life at all. Through a series of tweets, then-fellow student and current conservative writer DC McAllister, shares her thoughts on CBD’s present odyssey.
2. CBF named former Holton-Arms classmate and “lifelong friend” Leland Ingham Keyser as the other young woman who was present at the party where she was sexually assaulted. Keyser then denied, in a sworn statement through her attorney, any recollection of this party. When questioned about Keyser’s denial, CBF said her friend probably didn’t recall being there because of her “poor health.”
Keyser has since spoken out publicly to say that although she suffers from a physical malady, which has required 14 surgeries to date, this has not affected her memory. A close family member of Keyser’s spoke to Laura Collins of the Daily Mail and made the following points:
- She doubled down on the statements Keyser has already given to the Senate Committee in which she has denied all knowledge of the supposed party, the alleged assault or of Kavanaugh.
- The former pro golfer confirmed she couldn’t corroborate Ford’s story when she was interviewed by the FBI last Saturday.
- Her physical problems have had no effect on her memory.
- Contrary to CBF’s claims, the women are not close, they have been out of touch for years.
3. Sworn letter from CBF’s ex-boyfriend of six years to the Senate Judiciary Committee claims:
- She never mentioned her fear of flying. They had flown many times together including on a small prop plane.
- Nor did she ever mention her fear of small spaces. She even lived in a 500 square foot apartment with a single exit at one time during their relationship.
- As a psychologist, she had some knowledge of how polygraph tests worked and he witnessed CBF coaching her close friend, who was applying to the FBI, on how to prepare for it. She was questioned by prosecutor Rachel Mitchell about this during her hearing and said she had no knowledge of polygraph tests, nor had she ever given anyone “tips” on how to take a test.
- He ended the relationship because CBF had been unfaithful.
- After they broke up, he removed her from a credit card they had shared, but she charged $600 worth of merchandise. He asked her about the charges and she denied them until he said he was going to contact the Fraud Prevention Department.
4. There is not one shred of corroborative evidence. None of the four witnesses she named as having been at the party have any memory whatsoever of it. I won’t repeat the long list of questions she can’t answer about the alleged assault.
But, please think back to your own high school years. I have some recollection of every party I went to in high school (and it was a long time ago!). Especially if my memory is jogged by a friend. Do you remember such and such a party? Oh, come on, you do. Remember when so and so did that? Somewhere in the recesses of my aging brain, the memory exists.
And, if CBF had experienced a sexual assault and run past a group of four others down the stairs and out the door, someone would have noticed. Even if they had not, surely after a while, someone would say, where’s Christine?
Her memory is faulty. She says she heard Kavanaugh and Judge talking and laughing as they bounced off the walls on the way down the staircase, but when questioned further, she said she hadn’t actually heard them, but she assumed they had been talking.
5. The analysis of the body language expert that has gone viral over the last week indicates that CBF was “acting” during her testimony. The analyst says the only genuine emotion she displayed was “fear” and who wouldn’t be afraid to perjure themselves in front of the Senate Judiciary Committee on national television? Another interesting point made by the analyst was that CBF had no mucus or no tears.
For anyone who missed the story, here is the video:
6. Falso in uno, falso in omnibus: She has been caught in so many lies so far, how can we believe her about anything really? Her lawyers told us that she could not get to Washington in time for the original Monday hearing that Grassley had scheduled, explaining that due to her fear of flying and being in tight spaces without an immediate exit, a result of the sexual assault, she would be driving from California. One by one, witnesses are coming forward to refute these claims.
7. Investigative journalist Paul Sperry points out another inconsistency. “Ford told The Washington Post she was upset when Trump won in 2016, because Kavanaugh was mentioned as a Supreme Court pick. But Kavanaugh wasn’t added to Trump’s list of possibles until November 2017, a full year later.”
8. CBF’s lawyers have refused to turn over many key documents that Republicans have requested, the most recent being her therapy notes. If any of them provided corroborating information, they would have been presented as “Exhibit A” by the Ford team. We can assume the documents are either damaging to Ford’s credibility (likely) or neutral (possible).
Now, they are saying they will turn them over when the FBI interviews her, which is just another delay tactic. Enough manipulation. Grassley has been extraordinarily accommodating to their requests, which has delayed the confirmation vote, followed by another week-long delay due to Jeff Flake’s gullibility. It’s time for a vote.
9. Following last Thursday’s hearing, many (both liberals and conservatives) were remarking about how compelling and courageous she was. They said that her emotional testimony proves she was telling the truth.
I maintain that CBF never, ever believed the situation would go this far. If she is lying, as I believe she is, it certainly would take a tremendous amount of courage to repeat the lie, under oath, before members of the US Senate. Yes, most of us would probably be pretty frightened by that prospect. That might explain why the only genuine emotion the body language expert could detect was fear.
10. Most of all, this type of crime is so inconsistent with the life that Brett Kavanaugh has lived that it is impossible to believe. Kavanaugh has shown no hint of disrespect toward women at any time in his life. He has undergone seven FBI background checks, including an extremely rigorous one prior to his position in the Bush White House, and no wrongdoing has been revealed.
Democrats have demonstrated that they will go to any lengths to keep Brett Kavanaugh from taking a seat on the Supreme Court because they believe he will try to overturn Roe v. Wade. They maintain that they didn’t try to keep Justice Neil Gorsuch from confirmation last year. The key difference is that Gorsuch replaced a conservative justice, Antonin Scalia, but Kavanaugh is slated to replace a swing justice, Anthony Kennedy, on the court. Thus, Kavanaugh’s votes will have a strong impact on future Supreme Court decisions. His will be the deciding vote in many cases.
I can’t imagine what Democrats will be capable of if Trump is given the opportunity to replace Ruth Bader Ginsburg, a liberal, with a conservative. They’re probably already starting to dig up dirt on Amy Coney Barrett.