Friday, September 28, 2018

American Bar Association: Delay Kavanaugh until FBI investigates assault allegations


Mod: One thing that jumped out for me is how frightened the Republicans are over the prospect of an FBI investigation into the allegations against Kavanaugh. If the guy is innocent as he claims, what does he have to hide? Instead he opted for the Clarence Thomas "tantrum defense." The American Bar Association, who until now had given Kavanaugh a clean bill of health, is now calling for just such an investigation. It seems that they were not very impressed by what they saw from the nominee yesterday. 

American Bar Association: Delay Kavanaugh until FBI investigates assault allegations (CNN link): The American Bar Association is calling on the Senate Judiciary Committee to halt the consideration of President Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh until an FBI investigation is completed into the sexual assault allegations that have roiled his nomination. In a strongly worded letter obtained by CNN Thursday, the organization said it is making the extraordinary request "because of the ABA's respect for the rule of law and due process under law," siding with concerns voiced by Senate Democrats since Christine Blasey Ford's decades-old allegations became public.

"The basic principles that underscore the Senate's constitutional duty of advice and consent on federal judicial nominees require nothing less than a careful examination of the accusations and facts by the FBI," said Robert Carlson, president of the organization, in a Thursday night letter addressed to Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking Democrat Dianne Feinstein.

"Each appointment to our nation's Highest Court (as with all others) is simply too important to rush to a vote," Carlson wrote. "Deciding to proceed without conducting additional investigation would not only have a lasting impact on the Senate's reputation, but it will also negatively affect the great trust necessary for the American people to have in the Supreme Court."

The comments are striking because the organization gave Kavanaugh its highest rating of unanimous, "well-qualified" for the Supreme Court. Kavanaugh himself touted that rating at Thursday's emotionally-charged hearing where he denied Ford's sworn testimony that he attempted to rape her when they were teenagers.

Kavanaugh noted he was "thoroughly vetted" by the ABA.

"For 12 years, everyone who has appeared before me on the D.C. Circuit has praised my judicial temperament," Kavanaugh said Thursday. "That's why I have the unanimous, well qualified rating from the American Bar Association."

In the letter, the ABA president says the Senate must remain "an institution that will reliably follow the law and not politics," saying a "thorough FBI investigation will demonstrate its commitment to a Supreme Court that is above reproach."

Republicans have rejected Democratic calls for an FBI probe and are planning to hold a committee vote Friday before moving the nomination to the floor this weekend.

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75 comments:

  1. The refusal of Trump and his GOP lackies to call for an FBI investigation shows that they know Kavanaugh won't pass muster, and at least some of the allegations are true. Shameful moment in American history.

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  2. The swamp.... remains a swamp...

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  3. There needs to be an investigation into the contract for trash removal services in Washington D.C. because it appears this contract allows filth & perversion to be left in place and not removed - miss labeled as a wholesome political party GOP, RNC and Republican party. Millions of people worlds wide saw for themselves what kind of trash this party and it's members really are, time to take out the trash and drain the swamp.

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  4. America Under Seige

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  5. With Maryland having no statute of limitation on sexual assault, Ford should find the city and date and time this occurred and file her charges, but without that it is just a refutable allegation. Here comes Da Judge!!!! Yeah!

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  6. Sen Jeff Flake says he "has as much doubt as certainty" about Kavanaugh. So what's his solution?

    Vote 'yes' and elevate the desire of a blackout drunk and serial molester to be a SC Justice over the rights of 300 million US citizens to have people with integrity on the SC.

    Good thing Flake is leaving the Senate. People with such muddled thinking and cowardice should't even be on a school board or jury.

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  7. Here comes Da Judge!!!!

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  8. So, the Republicans brought in an expert on sexual assault to run the questioning and then were too afraid to let her ask more than a couple of questions of Kavanaugh. They spent the time praising him and vilifying Democrats instead of getting information from him. How can Kavanaugh be an impartial judge when his anger is so evident and uncontrolled? Can you imagine the comments if Dr. Ford had thrown a tantrum like he did? The judge has the temper and skin tone of an alcoholic. I know they will put him on the court anyway. It is sad.

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  9. Congratulations all you loser conservatives getting a sexual assault monster on Supreme Court.

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  10. One more thing that hums out at me is how the Mod just like Senator Whitehouse (RI) are not able in the very least Google and educate themselves to how the FBI operates when collecting data. Try and educate yourselves instead of embarrassing yourselves.

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    1. First 8:18 should learn how American English grammar and syntax work.

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    2. 8:18 is the blog comedian. He wears a carrot on his nose. 🤡 🥕!

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  11. How does that joke about lawyers go? If you have the American Bar Association and a sinking boat, you should have hired God to defend you.

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    1. Kavanaugh couldn't drop the ABA's name enough yesterday. Funny how quickly things change.

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    2. Next time you have a legal issue or problem, just pray 8:22. Good luck!

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  12. The Jesuits get it.
    https://www.americamagazine.org/politics-society/2018/09/27/editors-it-time-kavanaugh-nomination-be-withdrawn

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  13. A truly shameful day in our history ... Make America Great .... no wonder the world laughs at us.

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  14. Americans are still waiting for the FBI to release the FISA reports that the organization is refusing to turn over, trust needs to be restored from that department, besides the "FBI" has stated over and over again that this matter does not fall into their jurdistion, Senators ask and get answers from issue's in front of them, the FBI only collects info ( lengthy process) and turns that info into the Senate. The Senate asks and gets answers which they are refusing to do, the Democrat Senators are trying stall tactics inorder to move the vote into the next session when the Dems are hoping to stack the Senate with new members.
    Americans should fear that following the Constitution is under attacked by the Left.

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    1. Funny to watch Tea Nuts regurgitate boilerplate they don't actually understand. Brainless parrots.

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    2. Only criminals like Trump distrust the FBI.

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    3. The Russians don't like the FBI, either. But yeah, they're criminals.

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  15. Justice Sotomayor appointed by President Obama without delay from the Ruplican Senate, Bipartisan is dead, struggles to keep up with the other Justices, she does not have Constitional background in law.

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    1. Merrick Garland

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    2. 8:47 Your Russian to English translator really sucks.

      Please post in the original Russian. We’ll use our own translation software.

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  16. Hi there, just wanted to tell you, I enjoyed this blog post.
    It was inspiring. Keep on posting!

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  17. So you agree 8:03am that President Bill Clinton needs to be brought back up on rape charges and that all investigations need to be reopened that were denied to hundreds of women.

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    1. Pick your rapist, Tea Nut.

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    2. Maybe you should investigate. Can’t wait for your report.

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  18. Dr. Ford came across as believable, she believes something happened anyway.
    Anyone that has been sexual assaulted does not forget as many details about the assault that Dr. Ford has, which makes her accounting of her allegations unbelievably, try getting information from her! You think the FBI could maybe waterboard her for the information?
    I have talked with many of my friends and acquaintances that have survived sexual assaults, none of them find her culpable.

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    1. Another Russian troll.

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    2. 9:15. I agree. I was and I remember who, when, where, and how many. I didn’t keep quiet.

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  19. A sick day for America.

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  20. The GOP is looking at a historic defeat this fall.

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    1. No
      They will rig the election again

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    2. 10:24 AM - the word you are looking for is "win." Rig is the word you Dems use when you loose. Will this historic defeat be like the Presidential election where Trump was beaten by... wait, Trump won!

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    3. Only a loser spells the word lose as "loose."

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  21. Looks like Senator Grassley just gave Senator Booker the finger!
    Nah, it was funny tho, just an older guy resting with his head supported by his elbow, arm, wrist and innocently placing his finger in an expressive pose.

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    1. Thankfully it wasn't in his nose.

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  22. Big day for the Grand Old Pussygrabbers.

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  23. Good for the two hour rule. Drop Gavel.

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  24. One week delay for all the SENATORS to get it together.
    Now we will witness how Democracy and how the Washington D.C swamp work.

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  25. The Dems in the Senate will be culpable for a passing yes vote for the Supreme Court Justice once the same information that they have in front if them comes back from the FBI.

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  26. Go ahead put the punk on the Supreme Court and he’ll forever be known as the attempted rapist judge, far more harmful to him compared to withdrawing or not getting the nomination. He’ll always have that dark cloud over his head.

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  27. Ok, so the Senate will hold off a vote for one week so everyone can be interviewed again.
    What has this woman claimed as sexual abuse, the pulling of her shirt, covering of her mouth with a hand, laughter, and horse play.
    Only the other six people she named in her claims say they have zero idea what she is talking about an the woman herself can not explain any details about anything including how she got home from the said party miles from her parents house.

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    1. Dear sheltered weirdo life 1:15- do you remember everything from 30 years ago? If you were traumatized, would you remember every detail ?

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    2. I think certain witnesses will find their minds suddenly clearing once they sit down with the FBI. Save some ketchup for 1:15's upcoming crow dinner.

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  28. Anybody know if there will be a city Parcel Tax on the November ballot? Methinks all this Trumpanista stuff has diverted too much attention away from whatever is going on at City Hall. It's been eerily quiet on the home front.

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    1. Agreed, 1:23.
      The new city manager is quietly bringing the town into better economic shape, by, among other things, facilitating development.

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    2. Gabe is no friend of preservation. His job is to rescue the town from the financial blunders of Bart Doyle and Pete Stockley. Everything is for sale.

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  29. Tea Nuts and Trumpies, a clue for you all. Flake just screwed Trump big time. Too bad you don't deal with reality well, because if you did you'd be sweating bullets.

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  30. Remember those bobble-heads running the United States Senate into the ground are not as sharp as they claim to be in fact they could not get out of a wet paper bag. Someone else is pulling the strings to the puppets mouths and fingers and toes.

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  31. Geraldo Rivera said this country is divided right down the middle "Republicans Democrats Red Blue Right Left".
    It is all about Abortion.
    I say chill and take a Morning After Pill.
    The arguments of abortion are archaic, just like the old politicians and fake politicians that use this tired old argument, stop wasting American Tax Dollars on moot points and step into the future.

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    1. Abortion is the wedge issue long employed by right-wing schemers to control the electorate.

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    2. You lost me after “Geraldo Rivera”

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    3. Jerry Rivera is a male prostitute.

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  32. 12:51pm what are you saying? Judge Kavanaugh and President Bill Clinton should not play Golf together?

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    1. Who’s Bill Clinton?

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    2. When people get old and their brains shrivel and start to die the past becomes hard for them to discern from the present. 2:30 is obviously one of those.

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  33. All Rise, The Dishonorable Judge Rapist in entering the chambers.

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  34. Do you really care 1:23pm, you know all this council does is raise taxes, they have nothing to talk about, just give us more of your money.
    CalPERS is not going away and the Library is old, water pipes are old, we are in a drought, the employees deserve a raise,there, you've been caught up to speed.

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  35. Ahh oh, Dr. Ford's High Schhol Year Book is up on line and it does not paint a pretty picture if her.
    Let the US Senate argue into the future the writtings of all High School Year Books across the country starting with books 40 years ago,maybe Senators will submitt their own, maybe this is what the Senate is good for they've found their calling, they havnt produced much of anything else.

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    1. What’s wrong with her picture?

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    2. 2:48 is lying. Pretty much all he contributes around here are stupid whoppers.

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  36. This 'brett kavanaugh' is a poor choice just like 'trumpy' was a poor choice in 2017 now the other year will turn out a loser of a candidate for the supreme court. The GOP, RNC the Republican party are falling fast.

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  37. This nonesense with "Dr. Ford" is absurd. She has already admitted to being "less than truthful" about her fear of flying. What else is she lying about? This a delaying tactic so the the Dems can try to get to the election and take over the Senate. This woman is a liar, everything she has said is a lie and she keeps changing her story. Not only is she destroying this man's life with her lies, she is also trivializing victims who have actually been assaulted. Every woman that has actually been assaulted can give you details, regardless of how long ago it was. For someone who wants to "stop this predator" Ford was in no hurry to testify.

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  38. Lost amongst all the Tea Twaddle is the bright and shining fact that the American Bar Association got its way today. Trump is a pussy.

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  39. What's up, the whole thing is going fine here and ofcourse every one is sharing information, that's truly good, keep up writing.

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