Apparently, the Democrats are still incensed at their failure to prevent Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh from being confirmed. Rather than moving on from the fiasco, the establishment media is still trying to keep the controversy on life support.
After their failed attempt to prevent his confirmation, the left has attempted to force his resignation or impeachment. So far, their efforts have been about as successful as Michael Avenatti’s attempts to remain relevant.
NYT Reports “New” Revelations
The New York Times just published a piece detailing new allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. This supposed bombshell of a story claims that the judge engaged in inappropriate behavior while he was a freshman in college. Oddly enough, while the article does address the new allegations, most of the piece centers on Deborah Ramirez, who accused the justice of sexually harassing her at another college party.
But there were clear issues with Ramirez’s story. Liberty Nation’s Mark Angelides points out some areas of concern:
“Ms. Ramirez’s claims have so far failed to bring forward any corroborating witnesses. Her allegations have suffered several credibility issues due to the way she initially brought forth the charges.
The New York Times was in the running to publish her story but apparently hesitated after investigating, stating that they could find no one with first-hand knowledge of the events described, and after hearing that Ramirez herself had been contacting friends and colleagues about the alleged incident.”
Another issue with Ramirez’s account is her claim that she began remembering Kavanaugh’s alleged misconduct after “assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney.” Additionally, several journalists covering the matter appeared to doubt her story.
It isn’t until about ten paragraphs into the article that the authors discuss the most recent allegations. “We also uncovered a previously unreported story about Mr. Kavanaugh in his freshman year that echoes Ms. Ramirez’s allegation,” they wrote. “A classmate, Max Stier, saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student.”
Mr. Stier informed senators and the FBI about this story, but the bureau decided not to investigate. This could mean that federal authorities did not consider the matter credible enough to launch an investigation.
More Deceptive Reporting
This new revelation appears to be rather sensational, a potential nail in the coffin of Kavanaugh’s career. But a closer look reveals that this might just add up to another nothingburger with extra pickles. While the left is making it seem as if the allegations are new, it appears that the story was long ago presented to Senate Democrats who were unable to verify its veracity.
Carrie Severino, the founder of Judicial Crisis Network and the author of “Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court,” posted a tweet explaining that the new accusations may not be what they seem:
This is the blockbuster “new allegation” against Kavanaugh. Except it’s not actually new. It was shopped to Senate Democrats at the time and they apparently found it impossible to nail down, so they ignored it – the same Senators who found the “rape boat” allegations plausible.
The fact that anyone with an IQ above that of a baboon could have discredited this story elicits questions as to the Times’ motives in reporting on them. They were clearly nothing new, and there is nothing to verify the truthfulness of Stier’s statements. Perhaps a clue is in the article itself.
After writing about Stier’s claims, the authors return to discussing Ms. Ramirez’s assertion about Justice Kavanaugh. For all intents and purposes, the focus of the article is the accuser, not Stier. It appears to be just another tactic the left is using to bring about the Justice’s resignation or impeachment. Or, perhaps it is intended to send a message to Kavanaugh: Don’t go all conservative on us or we’ll keep publishing these damaging stories.
It is impossible to read minds. But progressives and their allies in the corporate media are still stewing over their failure to prevent Kavanaugh from reaching the Supreme Court. They could simply take the “L” and move on, but it appears that they are still holding out hope. It is yet another indicator of how badly they thirst for control the highest court in the land. If it comes time for President Trump to appoint a new justice, you can be certain it will get even uglier.
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