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Dems on Trump trade deal,Kavanaugh: Darcy cartoon

October 2, 2018

Dems on Trump trade deal,Kavanaugh: Darcy cartoon

CLEVELAND, Ohio -- Monday President Trump announced his replacement for NAFTA, the USMCA-United States Mexico Canada Agreement.  Reporters announced they were more interested in asking Trump about the FBI investigation of Brett Kavanaugh and his high school and college drinking.

Trump introduced the USMCA at a White House Rose Garden press conference with officials who negotiated the new trade agreement standing behind him.  

It was obvious the topic and purpose of the press conference was the new trade deal which is an important development for the nation’s manufacturers and farmers, and a significant achievement for Trump.   So naturally, the first questions asked by U.S. network news reporters were about Brett Kavanaugh.  

Trump justifiably asked the first reporter to ask about Kavanaugh if she had any questions about trade. Trump fairly said he wouldn’t answer any questions about Kavanaugh until after he was done answering questions on trade.

After Trump answered a few trade deal questions, CNN’s 26-year-old White House reporter, Kaitlan Collins, stood up and announced that since he answered some trade questions it was now time to answer her questions about Kavanaugh.  

Trump justifiably shut down Collins obnoxious command, telling her he wasn’t done with answering trade questions.  The press microphone was taken from Collins, who remained standing defiantly while Trump proceeded to answer several more trade questions.

Eventually Trump opened it up to Kavanaugh questions, but started with the first reporter who asked about Kavanaugh, then moved to  NBC reporter Peter Alexander,leaving Collins to last, after which he was asked more trade questions. 

Trump reiterated that he and the White House have put no restrictions on who the FBI interviews.   He stressed he would be following what the Senate wanted.   It was the Senate who requested the FBI reopen its Kavanaugh background check. 

It’s important to note, that the request was driven by Senator Jeff Flake who agreed to his friend Democrat Senator Chris Coons plea for a limited-in-scope investigation lasting no more than a week.   It was Coons who initially set the limited parameters to persuade Flake.

Tea toddler Trump thought Kavanaugh adequately answered questions about drinking.  Trump pointed out that all the questions about Kavanaugh’s drinking came from his high school and college years, not during his professional career on President George W. Bush’s staff and as sitting federal judge.

Democrats hypocrisy and double standards.

Trump said the Senators grilling Kavanaugh were “no angels.”  The President said he had personally seen one of Kavanaugh most vocal critics in some very bad, almost compromising, situations in the past.  When asked to name the person, Trump said he was going to do what everyone else does, “save it for my book.”

Trump did name Senator Blumanthal, blasting the Kavanaugh critic for lying about his Vietnam war service for years.  Sen. Corey-Spartacus-Booker was also blasted by Trump.

Like Trump, Kavanaugh, who has worked in Washington D.C. for decades in the Bush administration and as judge, knows many of his critics are no angels themselves.   I think that knowledge is what was behind Kavanaugh firing back at Senators about their own drinking habits.

The Democratic party that is now castigating Kavanaugh over high school and college drinking, is the party of Ted-Chappaquiddick-Kennedy.  It’s the party of Bill Clinton, who was accused of sexual misconduct, and even rape, by multiple women, not as drunk 17-year-old high school student, but as a sober elected official from his days in Arkansas, through his two-term presidency.

Democrats keep saying the Kavanaugh confirmation process isn’t a trial, it’s a job interview.  They say that in part so they can justify killing Kavanaugh’s confirmation over uncorroborated claims.

Kavanaugh’s confirmation hasn’t been a job interview.  It’s been a high tech character assassination in a donkeykangaroo court.    There is ample evidence Democrats convicted Kavanaugh on the presumption of guilt the day Trump nominated him.

Recently one network played a clip of the hostile comments Democrat Senators like Blumanthal and Hirono were making about Kavanaugh the day he was nominated.  The comments are no different than what they  are saying now.

Here are excerpts from the memo on Christine Blasey Ford’s claim, written by Rachel Mitchell, an actual sex-crimes prosecutor with more than twenty-five years experience.

“In a legal context, here is my bottom line: A “he said, she said” case is incredibly difficult to prove.  But this case is even weaker than that... 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.”

“Dr. Ford’s account of the alleged assault has not been corroborated by anyone she identified as having attended-including her lifelong friend.”

“Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of the alleged assault”

“Dr. Ford has struggled to identify Judge Kavanaugh as the assailant by name.

- No name given in her 2012 therapy notes

- No name given in her 2013 therapy notes

“Dr. Ford’s description of the psychological impact of the event raises questions.”

“It is significant that she used the word “contributed” when she described the psychological impact of the incident to the Washington Post.  Use of the word “contributed” rather than “caused” suggests that other life events may have contributed to her symptoms.”

“Dr. Ford has struggled to recall important recent events  relating to her allegations, and her testimony regarding recent events raises further questions about her memory.”

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

Those attorney’s are Democratic anti-Kavanaugh activists recommended to Dr. Ford by Sen Dianne Feintsein, who sat on Dr. Ford’s allegations for months.

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