The public testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett M. Kavanaugh, the man she alleges assaulted her at a party in high school, have a few inconsistencies. In other words, there’s a few things that are fishy that are going on.
1) When did the party happen?
Blasey: “One evening that summer, after a day of diving at the club, I attended a small gathering at a house in the Bethesda area.”
Kavanaugh: “The event described by Dr. Ford, presumably happened on a weekend because I believed everyone worked and had jobs in the summers.”
The Judge pointed frequently to his personal calendar from the summer of 1982 as evidence that he was not at the party at all. He claims it shows that he was out of town every weekend and didn’t go to any parties during the week.
Yet, the calendars show at least two weekend parties and another one during the week. On one specific Thursday, he notes that he has a plan to go to “Timmy’s for skis,” which means drinking beers.
2) Did Mr. Kavanaugh and Dr. Blasey know each other?
Blasey: “During my freshman and sophomore school years, when I was 14 and 15 years old, my group of friends intersected with Brett and his friends.”
Kavanaugh: “She and I did not travel in the same social circles. It is possible that we met at some point at some events, although I do not recall that.”
The Judge said he did not know Dr. Blasey, but Dr. Blasey said she used to go out with one of his good friends and attended four or five parties where Judge Kavanaugh was also present.
3) Did the party even happen?
Blasey: “There were four boys I remember specifically being there: Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, a boy named P.J. and one other boy whose name I cannot recall. I also remember my friend Leland attending.”
Kavanaugh: “All four witnesses who are alleged to be at the event said it didn’t happen.”
It’s not just him. Three other people who were supposedly present at the party according to Dr. Blasey, have mentioned that they have no recollection of it.
First, Mr. Judge, who was a close friend of Kavanaugh, wrote in his letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee that he had no memory of the events:
Mark Judge: “In fact, I have no memory of this alleged incident. Brett and I were friends in high school but I do not recall the party described in Ford’s letter. More to the point, I never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes.”
Second, Ms. Leland Keyser, a friend of the doctor, in her letter to the committee:
Ms. Keyser: “[Ms. Keyser] has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford.”
Lastly, Patrick J. Smyth, another friend of Mr. Kavanaugh, through his lawyer:
Mr. Smyth: “I am issuing this statement today to make it clear to all involved that I have no knowledge of the party in question; nor do I have any knowledge of the allegations of improper conduct.”
While Dr. Blasley was ready to combat these by saying that there should be no reason for them to remember this specific party as it was a normal and had nothing else interesting going on except for this, it does raise a few heads; how can no one remember this?
If truth was the only goal, there would be no time limit, and the investigation wouldn’t have been started as the Judiciary Committee endorses the nominee. Instead, it seems that the Republican goal is to be able to say that they did something about it and the Democrats will hold out the hope that something will happen to expel this nominee from the list.
Although the process seems to be skewed even to begin, and designed to thwart the facts, the FBI is up for this. It’s not as hard as Republicans hope it will be.
The difference between the hearings and the FBI is this: they will push their way to the truth in a much more aggressive and professional way. This is what they are trained for. Since they aren’t looking to find a bias (as the Republics and Democrats are), they will succeed in figuring out what really happened.
This has turned into a political battle. It seems that there’s no way to escape that. It seems unorthodox, especially with a Supreme Court nominee in the mix. Yet that’s just the norm in the Trump White House.
As James B. Comey, the former director of the White House says:
“Despite all the lies and all the attacks, there really are people who just want to figure out what’s true. The FBI is full of them.”
The Truth will Prevail.
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