FBI Kavanaugh investigation debate: Darcy cartoon
FBI Kavanaugh investigation debate: Darcy cartoon
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Democrat Senator Chris Coons pitch to Senator Jeff Flake last Friday was a mutual agreement to call for an FBI investigation that was limited in scope and duration, to last no longer than this week.
Remember Democrat Coons’ pitch for a limited investigation in scope and time whenever you hear Democrat Senators and their partners in the media complain that the completed FBI investigation of the accusations against Brett Kavanaugh was limited in scope and time. Also remember that Democrat Senator Dianne Feinstein and Rep. Anna Eshoo sat on the allegation against Kavanaugh for months before it became public.
Senator Susan Collins called the FBI investigation “thorough.” Democrat Senator Bob Mendez called it “Bulls**t.” Mendez said, “the reality is, that is not a full and thorough investigation.”
The fact that Mendez and like-minded critics are ignoring is that the FBI investigation was never intended to be a full investigation. It was never sold as a full investigation.
The FBI conducted what is called a “supplemental investigation” of the last of its six basic background checks of Brett Kavanaugh. The FBI fulfilled the mandate it was given by Democrat Senator Coons and Republican Senators Jeff Flake, Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski for a limited investigation.
More Democrat double standards and hypocrisy.
Democrats who have long chastised President Trump for disrespecting the FBI, are now calling the FBI’s work on the Kavanaugh probe a “sham,” a “whitewash,” “Bulls**t.”
The FBI interviewed the four primary people Dr. Christine Blasey Ford named as witnesses to her alleged assault by Brett Kavanaugh when she was 15 and he was 17-years-oid. They also interviewed second accuser Deborah Ramirez.
Mark Judge interviewed by FBI.
Chief among the four primary named witnesses the FBI interviewed was Mark Judge. Remember the uproar by Kavanaugh critics over Judge not being subpoenaed to testify? Judge, who could not be compelled to talk to the FBI in the supplemental investigation volunteered to be interviewed. After interviewing Judge, the FBI still could not corroborate Dr. Ford’s claims. Suddenly, you no longer hear Democrats talking about Judge. The new complaint by Democrats, their media partners, and Dr. Ford’s Democratic Party activists lawyers, is that the FBI didn’t interview Dr. Ford and Kavanaugh.
The FBI didn’t need to interview Ford and Kavanaugh because both testified all day before the Senate Judiciary Committee and millions of TV viewers. Ford was asked questions by 25-year sex-crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, who wrote a thorough memo on her take on the hearing and lack of evidence that is worth reading. Mitchell was brought in by the Committee after media commentators and Democrats complained Ford would be questioned by a bunch of old white guys.
Information about people Ford had allegedly told about the assault, like her marriage therapist, was already known to the Committee and the FBI, and is in the public record.
The Judiciary Committee and the U.S. Senate have now heard from all the primary subjects involved in the Kavanaugh case --Kavanaugh, Ford, Ramirez, four primary witnesses and at least six other unnamed individuals.
Kavanaugh has been a Federal Judge since 2006 with no issues of temperament and drinking.
If the FBI didn’t pursue questions about Kavanaugh’s high school and college drinking habits, or temperament, that is justified. Kavanaugh was a member of President George W. Bush’s White House staff for six years. He has been a sitting Federal Appeals Court Judge since 2006. At no time during his tenure in The White House and on the Federal bench has drinking and temperament been an issue with Kavanaugh. An important fact never acknowledged by Democrats or commentators on CNN and MSNBC.
Senator Chuck Grassley has sufficiently accommodated the demands of Democrats and Dr. Fords lawyers for her to be heard. Even offering to fly to California to meet with Dr. Ford, which her lawyers apparently never told her about. That hasn’t stopped them from continuously moving the goal post, whose arms they had already crossed into a blocking X.
After already agreeing to several delays, Grassley and Flake agreed to another delay for an FBI investigation that Democrats and Republicans mutually agreed would be limited in scope in duration. That investigation has found no new corroboration for the accusations against Kavanaugh.
Predictably, the Kavanaugh lynch mob, of Democrat office holders and blatantly biased media members, are outraged that the FBI report is tearing their character hanging rope, that has already strung up the principle of “presumed innocence” and “preponderance of evidence,” while irresponsibly inflaming an already too divided nation.
The preliminary Senate vote on Kavanaugh’s confirmation will take place this morning. I expect he will be confirmed with Flake, Collins and Manchin voting yes.
If Kavanaugh loses the first vote, I expect Trump will withdraw his name and quickly nominate a woman even more conservative and anti-Roe v. Wade than Kavanaugh, like Notre Dame professor and Judge, Amy Coney Barrett. Whoever Trump nominates will be confirmed in a lame duck session. But while Democrats may win the house, their character assassination of Kavanaugh will kill their chances of winning the Senate.