Kavanaugh smear

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The Kavanaugh smear of 2018 was the failed and unsubstantiated slander against Judge (now Justice) Brett Kavanaugh made by liberals and anti-originalists upset at the prospect of losing the U.S. Supreme Court for the first time since 1934. In particular, Democrats were hysterical at the possibility of a pro-life majority on the Supreme Court.[1] The smears and left-wing tactics to defeat Kavanaugh could have a very negative long-term impact on U.S. politics,[2][3] and even 40% of Democrat voters have disapproved of their party's tactics.[4] On the other hand, the smear attempts helped unite the Republican Party.[5]

The strategy was first mapped out in July 2018 by Ricki Seidman, who orchestrated the 1991 Clarence Thomas smear and who advised at least one of Kavanaugh's accusers:
"Over the coming days and weeks there will be a strategy that will emerge, and I think it’s possible that that strategy might ultimately defeat the nominee."[6]
Like the attack on Justice Thomas, outrageous last-minute personal smears were intended to force extended, controversial, divisive, and unresolved hearings leading up to the 2018 Midterm elections. All of the people making the allegations hired partisan Democrat donors and operatives to help their efforts.[7] The mainstream media joined in the effort to defeat Kavanaugh.[8][9][10][11]

The subsequent allegations were predictable, considering the intense opposition to the nomination by liberals and anti-Trumpers, though these allegations helped show observers it was a smear attempt.[12] Rather than being interested in the facts, liberals tried to destroy the nomination of an originalist jurist even if it meant destroying the lives of the judge and his family.[13] Democrats had other methods of destroying the nomination if the subsequent unsubstantiated allegations failed to gain traction.[14] Justice Kavanaugh refused to allow Democrats to succeed in intimidating him into withdrawing his nomination.[15][16] Every witness named by both Blasey Ford and Ramirez denied any event actually occurred.[17] After the smear attempts failed, some leftists, such as a writer for Stephen Colbert's show, admitted that their goal was to "[ruin] Brett Kavanaugh's life."[18][19][20]

Explanation of process

From left to right: Debra Katz, Monica McLean, Christine Blasey Ford and Michael Bromwich. David Laufman (lower left) is Monica McLean's attorney. Laufman, along with Peter Strzok, interviewed Hillary Clinton on July 2, 2016. Bromwich also represents Andrew McCabe.
Courtesy theconservativetreehouse.com

Typically in the nomination process, citizen input is invited by contacting your local congressional Representative's office to voice support or opposition. If the citizen' input appears to carry some weight, a University Professor or member of a civic organization, for example, the citizen may be referred to the Senator's office who ultimately votes on confirmation. If the Senator deems the information useful to the Committee vetting process, the Senator may ask for a letter in writing identifying who and what the qualifications are of the person making the statement, and a message to the Committee. These letters then are usually placed into the record en masse under unanimous consent agreements, although some people with personal, relevant knowledge may be called to testify. This citizen involvement typically ranges from enthusiastic support to benign objection.

If the Senator from the home state of the letter writer does not serve on the Committee, the Senator passes along the letter to the Committee. This is a routine process for all positions requiring Senate confirmation. Not all citizen involvement is screened or suppressed on a partisan basis by the Senators. Bi-partisan cooperation is, in fact, more common than most people are willing to admit; a Senator from a solid Blue state, for example, may be willing to trade their vote across the aisle for federal judges in Red states to gain support for a nominee more favorable to them in their home Blue state.

Occasionally Senators may take interest in a letter, and ask for a sworn statement; a controversial letter may escalate up to a request to testify or subpoena. It is not uncommon at all for partisans to impugn a nominee's character, especially if a personal relationship existed. It was at this step in the Anita Hill and Blasey Ford cases that Democrat staffers illegally leaked unvetted information, putting pressure on the letter writer to make sworn statements and give public testimony. A person of some stature, a college professor for example (as Anita Hill and Blasey Ford are), then may feel compelled to give questionable or suspect testimony to mitigate damage to their reputation, having little or no idea at the start of the process they may be thrust into the limelight against their will.

Time and again throughout the Kavanaugh smear, partisans made unsworn allegations to mainstream media outlets eager to sensationalize headlines, and either refused to give sworn statements, retracted previous statements, or gave false statements to Committee investigators.

Blasey Ford/Feinstein allegation

The letter sent to Sen. Feinstein by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford.

The first allegation is a claim that Kavanaugh tried to assault Christine Blasey Ford, who would later go on to become a far-left[21] university professor in California. Ford never told anyone about her allegation until soon after The New Yorker published in March 2012 that Kavanaugh was most likely the next nominee if a Republican were to win the upcoming presidential election[22] – other media sources discussed him around the same time.[23] Within a few months, Ford for the first time allegedly told her therapist an attempted assault occurred at a drinking party when she was in high school. The therapist did not include the names of the boys in notes from the sessions. The notes are said to allege there were four boys present. However, an anonymous letter to the Washington Post in 2018 said there were only 2 boys present in a room. The following day Blasey Ford identified herself as the accuser when news reporters showed up at her home and work after Feinstein's office violated her request for confidence and leaked her personal information.

Ford likely prepared to make her accusations public despite claiming otherwise.[24] After Kavanaugh's confirmation, she received nearly $1 million and several book offers.[25]

Several factors[26] point to Ford's allegations against Kavanaugh being false:

  • Despite knowing of the allegations against Judge Kavanaugh for several weeks and having the opportunity to get to the truth during the regular hearings, Senate Democrats stayed silent about them until the last possible moment.[27] Afterward, they refused to hold a fair hearing, opting instead to abandon due process and consider Kavanaugh guilty with no evidence[28] – some of them cited his pro-Constitution judicial philosophy as for why he was supposedly guilty.[29] Many liberals even suggested Kavanaugh and the GOP, in general, were guilty because of being "white men."[30][31] Democrats ignored[32] the numerous threats made against Kavanaugh and his family,[33][34] and some Democrats mocked the threats made against swing-vote Senators.[35] They even considered impeaching Kavanaugh in the event of him being confirmed.[36] Predictably, some mainstream media outlets did not devote any airtime to the large amount of evidence supporting Kavanaugh.[37] Some Democrats fundraised off the allegations.[38][39]
  • Dozens of women who knew Kavanaugh well as early as his time in high schools have attested to him being very respectful toward women.[40] Every alleged witness that Ford named affirmed that the event did not happen or that they had no knowledge of it, including Ford's left-wing friends,[41] and when Ford claimed to have found four "witnesses" to corroborate her allegation, they really only were people that Ford had told of the allegation decades later.[42] Meanwhile, despite Democrats obsessing over the allegations, they defended people useful to their cause such as Bill Clinton,[43] Harvey Weinstein, Cory Booker,[44] and Keith Ellison,[45] as well as taking money from woman-abusers[46] (see also: Left-wing war on women). Real victims of rape, such as Juanita Broaddrick, disputed Ford's account.[47]
  • Despite claiming to want to testify, Ford balked when Senate Republicans actually tried to find a time for her to come, and then she demanded outrageous and unprecedented conditions in order to attend.[48] This was in order to delay any votes on Kavanaugh's confirmation as far into the future as possible.[49] Ford's lawyers also refused to cooperate with the Senate judiciary committee, missed deadlines to respond, and kept asking for more time.[50][51] This was despite the fact that Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley was extremely generous in trying to accommodate Ford.[52]
  • Ford hired prominent Democrat operative Ricki Seidman – who worked for Bill Clinton, Joe Biden, and Barack Obama – to advise her after the allegation was made public.[53] Earlier, Seidman publicly stated that she and other Democrats were plotting to destroy Kavanaugh's nomination once it was announced in July 2018.[54] Additionally, two of Ford's attorneys agreed after the allegations became public to headline a fundraiser for Democrat Senator Tammy Baldwin, though they canceled it once their plans became known to the public.[55] One of the main attorneys – Debra Katz, a Democrat donor who defended Bill Clinton and Al Franken[56] – representing Ford publicly made statements opposing President Trump earlier in his term.[57] Ford's attorneys were recommended to her by Dianne Feinstein,[58] and they did a poor job representing her.[59]
  • Ford and Senate Democrats demanded that the FBI investigate her allegations – however, the allegation did not involve a federal crime,[60] was too vague and far into the past for an FBI investigation to be of any value, and Congress traditionally investigates such matters. Sen. Joe Biden explained the usefulness of FBI investigations.[61]
  • Ford and her lawyers refused to reveal who paid for the polygraph test – a notoriously unreliable method of determining whether one is telling the truth – she allegedly took and how it was conducted – essential questions to determine how seriously to take its findings.[62] When she finally released it on September 26, 2018, investigators found several inconsistencies in it – not to mention that polygraph tests do not prove anything.[63][64][65] However, she continued to refuse to hand over her therapist notes to the Judiciary Committee.[66]
  • Ford's yearbooks show that she and her friends willingly supported the promiscuous, drunken, and racist culture at her school.[67]
  • Ford admitted to not knowing many details of the alleged incident, even including how many people were involved.[68] Even after she went public about the allegations, important details of the alleged incident changed.[69]
  • Ford claimed another female school classmate was at the party, Leland Ingram Keyser, but not in the room where the event allegedly took place. Keyser made no less than three declarations to the Committee that she had no recollection whatsoever of such a party, or anything Blasey Ford alleged to have occurred.
  • Ford claimed to be afraid of flying because of the alleged incident[70] – giving her an excuse to delay the hearings as she drove from California from Washington, D.C., but she has family on the east coast, and he did graduate work in Hawaii, revealing an inconsistency in her account.[71] When the details of the polygraph test were released it was found it was administered in Maryland, meaning it was likely Ford flew there and back.[63][64] At her Senate hearing, she admitted she did a lot of flying despite her previous claim.[72]
  • Kavanaugh took detailed calendar notes, and his calendar for the summer of 1982 do not describe any party as the one Ford described.[73]
  • The Kavanaugh allegations were first reported on by The Washington Post, a left-wing newspaper which published similar accusations against conservative such as Donald Trump in 2016 and Roy Moore in 2017.
Committee Counsel Rachel Mitchell, who examined Dr. Ford, concluded:
A “he said, she said” case is incredibly difficult to prove. But this case is even weaker than that. Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them.... I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard.[74][75]

Feinstein confidentiality and rules violations.

A Feinstein staffer was reported to have leaked the Kavanaugh smear. It wasn't the first scandal involving Feinstein and staffers in the twilight of her career. Feinstein did not recuse herself or report a conflict of interest while the Committee was investigating who employed FusionGPS as an ex-Feinstein staffer took over paying FusionGPS to promote the Trump-Russia smear. Most amazing of all, even the California Democratic Party is fed up with Feinstein's corruption and refused to endorse her for re-election.

Dianne Feinstein, who facilitated publication of the letter and violated a confidentiality agreement with Ford by leaking to the mainstream media, told The Hill, "I don't know if everything is truthful."[76]

Feinstein met for a private interview with Judge Kavanaugh on August 20, knew of Blasey Ford's allegations for three weeks, did not ask Kavanaugh about the allegations, did not inform the committee or ask the FBI to investigate, violated committee rules and process by leaking confidential information,[77][78] and had already recommended an attorney who, as in the Michael Cohen/Stormy Daniels and Perkins Coie/FusionGPS cases, paid for Blasey Ford's polygraph test to mask the identity of the client.[79] While the fake news media ran with stories for a week that Blasey Ford "passed" a polygraph exam, in fact, it was revealed during the hearings the polygraph examiner never asked her about Judge Kavanaugh.[80]

Feinstein's underhanded ploy betrayed Blasey Ford's confidence, forcing her to testify in public against her will,[81] and was largely viewed as payback for Republicans refusing to hold hearings on the Merrick Garland nomination.

Sen. Lindsey Graham called for an investigation into Feinstein's misconduct.[82] According to a reporter from The Federalist, "Feinstein staffer Heather Sawyer leaked Ford’s letter to the media in violation of Senate Rule 29(5)."[83] The rule states, "Any Senator, officer, or employee of the Senate who shall disclose the secret or confidential business or proceedings of the Senate:
If the offending party is a Senator they are to be punished with "expulsion from the body" and "if an officer or employee, to dismissal from the service of the Senate, and to punishment for contempt."

The extraordinary rule violation by Democrats to force extended hearings was not the first violation in the Kavanaugh hearings – Sen. Cory Booker, likewise admitted to violating the rule early in the hearings.[84] In fact, it was a violation of this same rule that forced the extended Anita Hill hearings in 1991, in which former Vice President Joe Biden then and now was accused of racism, despite being nominated by his party to fill the second highest office in the land.[85]

Blasey Ford, like Anita Hill, was a victim of vicious partisan Democrats seeking to stop a Supreme Court nomination. Both signed letters to be inserted into the record by unanimous consent agreements along with dozens of others in opposition, neither really prepared to attest under oath to the garbage they were asked to write by Democrats.

Liberal hypocrisy

Main article: Liberal hypocrisy
Sen. Richard Blumenthal (left) with Abdelhakim Belhadj and John McCain. Blumenthal, who asked Kavanaugh if he understood what "False in one thing, false in everything" meant, lied for 15 years about being a Vietnam War veteran; Belhadj was in command of the forces that burnt down the U.S. embassy, Sept. 11, 2012.

Liberal hypocrisy was on display throughout the extended session, but nowhere did it provide more comic relief than in the questioning of Kavanaugh by Sen. Richard Blumenthal. Blumenthal asked if the judge was familiar with the jury instruction, "falsus in uno, falsus in omnibus"—"false on one thing, false on all."[86] Blumenthal had for 15 years claimed to have served in Vietnam, during the Vietnam war, to promote himself and his political career until he was forced in 2010 to admit to the lie. The Stolen Valor Act of 2013 now provides penalties for military impostors.

Blumenthal went on to demean a constituent – naming her by name before a nationally televised audience – as a promiscuous tramp in high school in an effort to attack Kavanaugh.

Democrat Cory Booker confessed to molesting a 15-year-old girl while she was drunk, sits in the U.S. Senate to this day.

Sen. Cory Booker, who is mentioned as a prospective 2020 Democrat presidential candidate, has written of his groping a 15-year-old girl who was drunk.[87] As of the hearing, the slobbering pervert has served in the Senate for five years.

The Judiciary Committee has been investigating Russian collusion during this entire session of Congress. In 2018 it was reported that Sen. Dianne Feinstein colluded with the Chinese Communist intelligence service, wittingly or unwittingly, for 20 years. While the Committee spent most of 2017 trying to discover who employed FusionGPS, another Feinstein ex-staffer, Dan Jones, paid FusionGPS throughout Trump's first year in office to promote the fake Trump-Russia collusion narrative.[88] Feinstein never informed the Committee of a conflict of interest it was investigating her own ex-staffer, or recused herself.

Lawyer conduct

During testimony, the Committee learned Blasey Ford's attorneys had withheld from her the fact that Committee staff investigators were willing to travel to California to obtain sworn testimony and maintain confidential information.[89] By not informing their client, the attorneys forced a public hearing of her allegations against her wishes.

Her lawyers also claimed to have the results of a polygraph examination in the form of audio, video and charts attesting to the veracity of her allegations which they refused to share with the Committee. Chairman Grassley demanded material evidence relevant to allegations of sexual assault the attorneys claimed to have had against Judge Kavanaugh.[90][91]

The Judiciary Committee issued a statement suggesting that Blasey Ford's legal team may have violated the American Bar Association’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct by apparently withholding key information from their client.[92] Blasey Ford's attorneys may face sanctions by the DC Bar Association.[93]

On October 30, 2018 Judicial Watch filed a complaint to the Board of Professional Responsibility of the District of Columbia Court of Appeals of Debra S. Katz, Lisa J. Banks, and Michael R. Bromwich for violating the rules of professional responsibility in their representation of Dr. Blasey Ford before the Senate Judiciary Committee during the Kavanaugh nomination hearings.[94]

Monica McLean

Dr. Ford testified under oath she had never discussed preparation for a polygraph exam with anyone other than the lawyers Sen. Feinstein recommended. An eyewitness said he saw Blasey Ford prepare Monica McLean, who worked with Andy McCabe and Preet Bharara in the SDNY, prepare for a polygraph. Dr. Ford collaborated on two research reports on the use of self-induced hypnosis and creation of artificial memories which the CIA has used to defeat polygraph exams.

Blasey Ford swore under oath that she had never discussed preparation for a polygraph exam with anyone, ever, other than the exam she took on August 7, 2018, at the behest of her lawyers. A former boyfriend of Blasey Ford, in a sworn statement to the Committee, attested to the fact he had personally witnessed Blasey Ford coaching her lifelong friend, Monica McLean, on how to take a lie detector test when McLean joined the FBI.[95]

McLean, who is retired now, lives in Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Blasey Ford in her public testimony said her July 30, 2018 letter to Dianne Feinstein was written from Rehoboth Beach, Delaware. Blasey Ford spent at least four days, between July 26 and July 30 in Rehoboth Beach. Blasey Ford swore no one helped her write the letter and it was "Beach friends" who advised her to contact the New York Times or Senators.

McLean served as a lawyer in the FBI for 24 years, from 1992 til 2016. From 2000 til 2003 McLean served in the FBI field office for the Southern District of New York (SDNY), along with Andrew McCabe. Blasey Ford and Andrew McCabe, who is facing criminal investigation, share the same attorney, Michael Bromwich. Monica McLean was in attendance to hear Blasey Ford's public testimony. McLean was represented by former DOJ-National Security Division lawyer David Laufman.[96]

When the FBI investigation began, it was Monica McLean that tried to get Blasey Ford's friend, Leland Keyser, who allegedly was at the drinking party in the 1980s, to help Blasey Ford's credibility. Keyser told FBI investigators about McLean's alleged witness tampering. FBI agents had a smoking gun: McLean had texted Keyser asking her to change her story.[97][98][99]

Doxxing

Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee. An aide now faces 50 years in prison for doxxing and threats against Republican Senators.

During the hearings, the home addresses and personal phone numbers of Republican Senators were published online from IP addresses originating within the U.S. House of Representatives.[100] An aide to Rep. Sheila Jackson Lee was arrested and charged with threats in interstate communication, unauthorized access of a government computer, identity theft, witness tampering, second degree burglary, and unlawful entry for illegally posting the personal information of several Republican senators (including Lindsey Graham, Mike Lee and Orrin Hatch) on Wikipedia via a House computer;[101] he had also sent an e-mail to a witness who confronted him on his illegal activities, threatening to post the health information of the senators' children, as well as the senators' social security numbers, if the witness said anything.[102] The staffer faces up to 50 years in prison if he is convicted on the charges.[103] [104][105][106]

New Yorker allegation

The mainstream media brought up a second allegation because "Senate Democrats began looking."[107] It was first reported in the New Yorker during the period in which the Senate Judiciary Committee delayed their vote – Judge Kavanaugh also completely denied it. The allegation was brought by a classmate of Kavanaugh at Yale who majored in sociology and psychology and who then worked in the often-liberal field of domestic violence. "After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney,"[108] she claims that at a party in which she herself was drinking, Kavanaugh exposed himself to her.[109] The allegation had several problems, though that did not matter to Democrats, bent on destroying Kavanaugh and originalism in general.[110] The New Yorker wrote:
"The magazine contacted several dozen classmates of Ramirez and Kavanaugh regarding the incident...The New Yorker has not confirmed with other eyewitnesses that Kavanaugh was present at the party."
The accuser did give the New Yorker six names to support her claim. Six witnesses Deborah Ramirez stated could substantiate her accusation. And when the New Yorker interviewed them, all six said it never happened, 100% of the evidence discovered by the New Yorker refuted the claim, yet the New Yorker still published the article. Not only were the allegations unsubstantiated, but Ramirez's classmates denied the story.[111][112] The New York Times did its own investigation and could not corroborate the story.[113][114] Critics criticized the New Yorker for its poor, low-quality reporting on this allegation,[115][116][117] and they noted that the article actually refuted the allegations.[118] A later New Yorker story again showed no corroboration.[119]

Ramirez reportedly refused to cooperate with the Senate Judiciary Committee.[120]

Later, NBC News again made false and uncorroborated claims, reporting that Kavanaugh had potentially known about the allegation before it was revealed because he had possibly contacted others to ask them to refute the claim, but it later – and silently – corrected the original article to show that he had actually found out about the allegation early because Ramirez had contacted others.[121]

Seventh FBI investigation

Judge Kavanaugh has undergone six FBI background checks during his career in public service.

Sen. Jeff Flake, on behalf of Senate Democrats and as a condition to vote in the affirmative in Committee and on the final confirmation, requested FBI interviews with relevant parties. President Trump ordered an FBI investigation, limited in scope to be completed in one week. Almost immediately, corrupt elements in the FBI, again, began illegal leaking to the Washington Post, as in the Carter Page FISA abuse scandal, to manipulate public opinion and elections.[122]

After a thorough investigation lasting longer than the investigation into 647,000 emails found on Anthony Weiner's laptop, the FBI Form FD-302 was placed safely in the hands of the Judiciary Committee (former Judiciary Committee Director of Security James Wolfe was arrested in June 2018 and is currently facing criminal charges for leaking the Carter Page FISA application to BuzzFeed creating rumors of President Trump being "an agent of a foreign power" in early 2017). The FBI did exactly what Democrats originally demanded, though the latter moved the goalposts.[123] Sens. Jeff Flake and Susan Collins praised the thoroughness of the investigation.[124]

The story began falling apart when Blasey Ford's ex-boyfriend attested to witnessing Blasey Ford coach her lifelong friend, Monica McLean, on how to take a polygraph exam - something Blasey Ford denied under oath. It wasn't helped when Blasey Ford's alleged witness, Leland Keyser, swore to FBI investigators she was pressured by McLean to change her story about the supposed events 36 years earlier to aid Blasey Ford's credibility.

The report exonerated Kavanaugh and added nothing new to what was already in the public domain.[125] Democrats immediately began attacking the nation's premier law enforcement agency.[126]

Other smears

Another allegation reported by NBC News on the eve of the hearing was debunked.[127][128] In this accusation, Republican Sen. Cory Gardner of Colorado followed the rules of the Senate and process. Unlike Feinstein, Gardner shared the written allegation with the Committee. Evidence suggests Democrats or staffers then illegally leaked the unsubstantiated allegation to NBC News. Sen. Lindsey Graham noted NBC News was a co-conspirator in the destruction of Kavanaugh;[129] others suggested NBC News owes Kavanaugh a retraction and apology.[130] The person who the letter claimed Kavanaugh assaulted refuted the claim before being asked to give a sworn statement to the Committee.[131] The illegal leak will be investigated.

In the Rhode Island case, a frivolous allegation was reported by an alleged witness who made a sworn statement to the Committee, which he later retracted. The accuser was referred for criminal investigation for making false sworn statements to the Senate Committee on the Judiciary.[132]

Avenatti brouhaha

Creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti built a career exploiting women to promote himself; after filing a bogus lawsuit on behalf of Stormy Daniels, Daniels was ordered to pay President's Trump's legal bills.
See also: Michael Avenatti

All week long, before the extra hearing, left-wing Democrat operative and potential 2020 candidate Michael Avenatti publicly announced that he was in contact with an anonymous accuser who claimed Kavanaugh participated in drug-induced gang rapes. Avenatti promised to bring forward the accuser before the Thursday hearing. The story was repeated by ABC News, CBS News, USA Today and other mainstream outlets.

When the Committee investigated the allegations, Avenatti made materially false and misleading claims to the Committee Counsel. The third accuser, Julie Swetnick, a former client of Debra Katz, made a sworn statement to the Committee on September 23.

Swetnick made graphic allegations about high school parties that Brett Kavanaugh supposedly attended, but without any specific accusation based on personal knowledge of any wrongdoing against Kavanaugh himself. One enormous flaw in this third allegation: 60 classmates of Kavanaugh have signed a letter saying they have never met this woman who claims she was at all these parties.[133] Many other inconsistencies and credibility issues arose.[134][135][136] For example, she was revealed to have been in later college years while Kavanaugh was in his early high school years.[137] The New York Times tried but failed to corroborate the allegation.[64] It was soon discovered that the accuser had a troubled past,[138][139] and she had sued one of her employers for "sexual harassment" using Ford's lawyer's firm.[140][141] She was sued in 2000 for making false sexual misconduct allegations.[142][143]

As with the previous allegations, dozens of women rallied to Judge Kavanaugh's defense, with sixty of them signing a letter affirming he had a good character in high school.[144]

Observers noted that "Michael Avenatti managed to make it all about him."[145] Avenatti refused to cooperate with Committee requests for information and FBI ultimately did not contact him.

Later, in an NBC interview, Swetnick contradicted the main points of her accusation, stating this time that she did not actually see Kavanaugh "spike punch" despite originally saying she had a "firm recollection" that he did.[146][147] Avenatti and Swetnick's smear was seen as helping, rather than hurting, Kavanaugh because of how ridiculous a claim it made.[148]

In late October 2018, it was revealed that at least since September 30, NBC News had information that would have exonerated Kavanaugh and discredit Avenatti and Swetnick, but it chose not to report that information.[149]

On October 25, 2018, Chairman Grassley referred Avenatti and Swetnick to the Department of Justice for potential conspiracy, false statements, and obstruction of Congress.[150] Three weeks later, Avenatti was arrested for felony domestic violence on a woman.[151]

Yearbook smear

The New York Times did an article of Judge Kavanaugh's high school yearbook, but they did not mention that it was supplied from an outspoken and severely anti-Trump politician from Maryland, and it hid other important facts in the story.[152][153] Avenatti, using his 4chan troll sources, claimed to be able to "decipher" comments in the yearbook.[154] The media's claims about Kavanaugh's yearbook have been refuted.[155]

Drinking smear

Ruth Bader Ginsburg passed out during Barack Obama's State of the Union Address. Ginsburg admitted later she drank to excess.

After Democrats realized the Ford smear was not going anywhere, they tried to falsely paint Judge Kavanaugh as a "heavy drinker".[156][157] Several of Kavanaugh's college friends have denied these smears.[158]

In trying to prove that Kavanaugh was a "violent drunk", The New York Times wrote a weak story about a police report that Kavanaugh threw ice at someone in a bar in the mid-1980s. Not only did the report show no charges were filed, that someone else threw a glass at the same person, and that Kavanaugh willingly presented himself for questioning, but the NYT article was written by someone who had explicitly announced her public opposition to Kavanaugh.[159][160]

Temperament smear

Democrats falsely accused Judge Kavanaugh of multiple horrendous things, including being an attempted "rapist", a "gang rapist", a "pervert", and an "uncontrollable alcoholic" – all of them implying he, as a human being, was a "moral wreck".[161] They also described him as "evil," and MSM journalists attacked his own family.

Someone faced with such accusations, bigotry, and hatred, would be angry at these defamation attempts, and Kavanaugh did just that. However, when he did so, Democrats then attacked his "temperament"[162] and pretended he acted this way when not faced with career-ending smears. They pretended Kavanaugh should not have displayed righteous anger at the smears directed at him personally, though if he had done that, they would have accused him of being guilty because he was not aggressive. The Washington Post made that its main stated reason for opposing Kavanaugh, though it ignored his temperament in his capacity as a twelve-year circuit court judge.[163] At the same time, his behavior at the hearing likely saved his nomination.[164]

Jane Doe/Kamala Harris allegation

Sen. Kamala Harris' staff submitted a false rape accusation from a left-wing activist who admitted to the FBI it was only a ploy and that she had never met Judge Kavanaugh.

Staff members for Sen. Kamala Harris submitted an undated handwritten letter to committee investigators that her California office had received signed under the alias “Jane Doe from Oceanside, California.” Three days before Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote, Judy Munro-Leighton wrote an email to the committee claiming, “I am Jane Doe from Oceanside CA — Kavanaugh raped me.”

Under questioning, Munro-Leighton admitted she was a left-wing activist who never met Kavanaugh. After Kavanaugh's confirmation, the Senate Judiciary Committee referred her to the DOJ and FBI for criminal prosecution because she lied to Congress.[165]

Leftist response

Linda Sarsour removed from the hearing room. Sarsour is a notorious anti-Semite and spokesperson for leftist causes.[166]

From the moment Sen. Grassley gavelled the regular hearings to order, Democrats on the Committee sought to delay the hearings.[167] 70 protesters were arrested the very first day for disrupting the hearings, notably Soros mercenary Linda Sarsour who rarely misses a Soros-funded event.[168]

Even though Democrats were extremely nasty and ruthless when promoting the smear, they came to the conclusion that they were not "ruthless" enough when they lost.[169]

Chronicle Herald political cartoon smear

Canadian liberal newspaper The Chronicle Herald, based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, weighed in with its take and opinion on the Kavanaugh confirmation with a slanderous and grossly inaccurate political cartoon in its September 29, 2018 edition that depicted a man attempting to rape Lady Justice, with the Republican Party logo appearing on the man's shirt cuffs.[170][171] The highly inflammatory, provocative and controversial cartoon was intended as an attack against Kavanaugh, the Republicans and men as a whole and was unsurprisingly retweeted by supportive liberal celebrities and other liberal media outlets, but ended up drawing a heavy amount of criticism against it on the newspaper's Twitter account, with commenters taking both the paper and the cartoon's artist, Bruce MacKinnon, to task for MacKinnon's slanderous accusation while he and the paper ignored that the Democrat Party itself, particularly Bill Clinton, has its own sordid history of assaults, sexual and otherwise, against women. One commenter who took issue with the cartoon responded by posting a modified version of the cartoon with the Democrat Party logo on the man's shirt cuffs instead,[172] correctly pointing out that party's history of its mistreatment of women.

Attacks on Kavanaugh children

Far-Left liberal cartoonist Chris Britt viciously attacked Judge Kavanaugh's 10-year-old daughter and her faith in a mocking cartoon which subsequently drew criticism against him on Twitter and Facebook but also drew vicious, nasty and bigoted attacks against critics of the cartoon from deranged leftists posting in support of Britt.[173]

Death and castration of Republicans

Main article: Left-wing violence in the Trump era
Georgetown Prof. Carol Christine Fair tweeted during the hearings that Republican Senators on the Judiciary Committee,
"All of them deserve miserable deaths while feminists laugh as they take their last gasps. Bonus: we castrate their corpses and feed them to swine? Yes."[174]

Soros Rent-A-Mob

Far leftists who now are the mainstream of the Democrat Party attempted to pry open the 13 ton bronze doors of the Supreme Court with their fingertips while chanting "Shut it down!" on a weekend when the building is usually closed.[175]

George Soros is said to have budgeted and spent $5 million in the anti-Kavanaugh movement.[176][177] His Open Society Foundations funded several groups protesting Kavanaugh.[178] All week long protestors were bused in. When the FBI completed its report, protestors took over the Hart Senate Office Building and 302 protestors were arrested.[179] 101 were arrested the second day.

Some controversy erupted when President Trump suggested the Soros mob were paid protesters.[180] A Vice Media editor stated that some protestors were paid and tried to create "viral moments" good for TV.[181] Ana Marie Archila of the Soros-funded Center For Popular Democracy slipped passed the Capital Police and cornered Sen. Jeff Flake in an elevator to deliver a televised rant for CNN. Flake fell for the ruse and asked for a week-long delay in the confirmation vote while the FBI conducted an investigation into Blasey Ford and Kavanaugh's sworn statements. Journalist Mike Cernovich documented Archila's compensation package as $178,000 - more money than Senator Flake or a member of Congress makes - as a mob protest organizer for George Soros - according to the organization's IRS Form 990 tax return publicly available at Guidestar.org.[182]

Leftist failure

See also: Donald Trump achievements: The courts

Despite the efforts of liberals and Democrats, the smears against Kavanaugh failed, with moderate Republican Senators such as Susan Collins seeing through them. Kavanaugh was confirmed on October 6, 2018, by a vote of 50–48. Naturally, the Left and the media completely lost interest in the allegations after his confirmation.[183]

Despite leftists framing Kavanaugh and Republicans as "anti-woman," many women strongly supported Kavanaugh.[184] Democrats and liberals reverted back to witchcraft and occult practices, allegedly placing a hex on Kavanaugh in a public ceremony. Additionally, The Washington Post placed a story of Kavanaugh's coaching of youth basketball in the "Public Safety" section of its website.[185]

The cynical exploitation of real sex abuse victims by Democrats for political purposes became obvious when Sen. Heidi Heitkamp, who voted against confirmation, in turn, published the names of real abuse victims without their consent, thus victimizing them all over again, alleging they supported her re-election. Sens. Heitkamp, Joe Donnelly, Bill Nelson and Claire McCaskill who voted against Kavanaugh were all swept from office weeks later in the 2018 Midterm elections.[186] Sen. Joe Manchin, the lone Democrat who voted for Kavanaugh, was re-elected.[186]

On November 2, 2018, the Senate Judiciary Committee released a 414-page report finding that no evidence existed for the allegations against Kavanaugh.[187] The Committee report contains a statement from a man who claims that he had a consensual encounter with a girl he believes to have been Christine Blasey Ford. He said that she initiated a kiss in the bedroom of a house which was about a 15 to 20 minute walk from the Van Ness Metro, that Dr. Ford was wearing a swimsuit under her clothing, and that the kissing ended when a friend jumped on them as a joke. He said that he did not force himself on her.

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