During The US Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on the 27th of September 2018 where the Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh delivered his teary testimony laden with righteous anger over having to defend himself from the sexual assault claims alleged against him by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford at this same hearing during their high school years, he frequently referred to his 1982 calendar to corroborate his version of events. His argument was that most of the parties as described by Dr. Ford occurred over weekends and that he could prove that he had been attending other events.
Au contraire, but there is another date which was not fully discussed, and the date is the 1st of July, 1982, Thursday, a weekday which was right before the US major holiday weekend of the 4th of July (US Independence Day) which is a real possibility.
On the date of July 1st, Judge Kavanaugh has penned in two entries. The 2nd entry indicates that there’s a gathering at Timmy’s house where 2 of the people that Dr. Ford mentioned where present without ever having seen the calendar, P.J. Smyth and Mark Judge. The 1st entry refers to what appears to be a scheduled work out.
What would be useful, would be some pictures of Timmy’s house to check if the layout matches Dr. Ford’s recollection of the home. Is it a two story? Is the upstairs bathroom located right across from a bedroom.
P.J. Smyth and Mark Judge have not corroborated Dr. Ford’s claims.
As per a 9/27/18 Business Insider report, “Ford recalled that her friend, Leland Keyser (maiden name Ingham), was downstairs at the party during the alleged incident, but that she did not discuss it with Keyser after it happened.”
Keyser, a long-time friend of Ford’s, denied having attended such a party like the one Ford described after being contacted by staff for the Senate Judiciary Committee.
“Simply put, Ms. Keyser does not know Mr. Kavanaugh and she has no recollection of ever being at a party or gathering where he was present, with, or without, Dr. Ford,” her attorney Howard Walsh wrote in a statement sent to the committee.”
(The above note is important because Judge Kavanaugh kept referring to Ms. Keyser as not corroborating Dr. Ford’s assertions. But Judge Kavanaugh had later stated for the record that the the attorney’s letter was not accurate in that while she does not recall the party, she does believe Dr. Ford’s claims. )
“Leland has significant health challenges, and let me know that she needed her lawyer to take care of this for her, and she texted me right afterward with an apology and good wishes,” Ford said during the hearing.”
“She added: “Leland would not remember this unremarkable party. It was not one of their more notorious parties, because nothing remarkable happened to them that evening.”
“Kavanaugh said during the hearing that he knew of Keyser, and that that they crossed paths in high school.”
See: Kavanaugh hearing: Transcript – The Washington Post
See: Full transcript: Christine Blasey Ford’s opening statement to … – Politico
See: Brett Kavanaugh’s Opening Statement: Full Transcript – The NY Times
Here’s the rest of the story…
On September 27, 2018, Philip Bump of the Washington Post penned the following report, ‘Kavanaugh is pressed on the key July 1 entry in his calendar. But only to a point.’
“During Thursday’s dramatic questioning of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, he was quizzed repeatedly about the calendars he provided to bolster his case that he didn’t assault Christine Blasey Ford while a high school student in 1982.”
“Ford alleges that she attended a party at someone’s home that summer, where, she alleges, Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge pushed her into a bedroom and locked the door and where Kavanaugh then began to try to remove her clothes. Among the others at the party, Ford alleged, was another friend of Kavanaugh’s named P.J. Smyth. Kavanaugh denies the allegation and told Fox News’ Marth MacCallum that while he might have met Ford, he didn’t know her. Judge said in a statement that he doesn’t remember any such party. Smyth made a similar statement.”
“It was Kavanaugh’s hope that providing those calendars would show that he attended no such gathering. He insisted, in his testimony Thursday, that any party of the sort must have been on a weekend (since he and his friends had jobs) and that the calendars showed that essentially all of the weekends were booked with other activities. (His friend Mark Judge, in a memoir about his past drinking problem, wrote that this wasn’t a concern of his: He’d regularly show up at work hung over or drunk.)”
“Rachel Mitchell, hired by the Republican majority of the Senate Judiciary Committee to navigate the questioning of Kavanaugh and Ford, pointed to one particular calendar entry that got some attention after the calendars came out. It read:”
“Tobin’s House — Workout / Go to Timmy’s for Skis w/ Judge, Tom, PJ, Bernie, Squi…”
The reference to “skis” is apparently to “brewskis,” or beers. The entry was July 1, a Thursday. Mitchell asked him about it.
MITCHELL: The entry says, and I quote, go to ‘Timmy’s for skis with Judge, Tom, P.J. Bernie and … Squi?’
KAVANAUGH: Squi. It’s a nickname.
MITCHELL: To what does this refer, and to whom?
KAVANAUGH: [after explaining the “Tobin’s House” part] It looks like we went over to Timmy’s. You want to know their last names, too? I’m happy to do it.
MITCHELL: If you could just identify: Is ‘Judge’ Mark Judge?
KAVANAUGH: It is. It’s Tim Gaudette, Mark Judge, Tom Kaine, P.J. Smyth, Bernie McCarthy, Chris (Squi/ Squee?) Garrett.
Notice two things here. First, that “Squi” (Squee?) was in attendance at the party — someone who, we learned thanks to Mitchell’s questioning of Ford, was going out with Ford over the course of that summer. Second, notice those two other attendees, one of whom Mitchell highlighted: Mark Judge and P.J. Smyth.
Mitchell’s questioning continued.
MITCHELL: Did you in your calendar routinely document social gatherings like house parties or gatherings of friends in your calendar?
KAVANAUGH: Yes, it certainly appears that way, that’s what I was doing in the summer of 1982. You can see that reflected on several of the– several of the entries.
MITCHELL: If a gathering like Dr. Ford has described had occurred, would you have documented that?
KAVANAUGH: Yes, because I documented everything, those kinds of events, even small get-togethers. August 7 is another good example where I documented a small get-together that summer. So yes.
“During her testimony, Ford made clear that the event at which she says she was assaulted was a casual get-together before the others (who were older than her and had a later curfew) went to other, bigger parties. Kavanaugh says that the gathering at Timmy’s on July 1 was essentially that.”
“We noted Thursday, too, that the time frame of this July 1 party fits with Ford’s testimony. She says that six to eight weeks after the alleged assault, she saw Judge working at a store in the area. Judge’s (1997) book ( Wasted: Tales of a GenX Drunk which) indicates that he was working at that store for several weeks in early to mid-August.”
This is a central point to Ford’s allegation. Kavanaugh denies knowing her, denies being at a party with her. Here is an event in July where he was with several long-standing friends, two of whom were named by Ford and one of whom she’d been going out with.
But Mitchell’s next question completely fumbles the point.
MITCHELL: Have you reviewed every entry that is in these calendars of May, June, July and August of 1982.
KAVANAUGH: I have.
MITCHELL: Is there anything that could even remotely fit what we’re talking about in terms of Dr. Ford’s allegations?
“That was it.”
“There were all sorts of ways that Mitchell could’ve pressed the issue. How, for example, might Ford have been able to identify by name 2 of Kavanaugh’s close friends if she didn’t know him or had barely met him? Why isn’t it possible that this July 1 get-together was precisely the sort of event at which Ford alleges she was assaulted? That more than remotely fits the allegation? But she didn’t ask.”
Of Course, she didn’t ask. she was not there to prove anything this was just another elaborate Republican show.
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Dear Ravehawks Magazine,
Dr. Ford may have well have been a potted plant. All the GOP members said she was believable but that they didn’t really give a hoot about her.
As you said, her appearance was just for show.
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Gronda, we must not forget the most used defense by the accused in sexual misconduct is the vehement denial. What I also found interesting is the Senators supporting Kavanaugh were equal to the accused in their vehement denial. To me, the louder the denials means the worse the argument.
We must have the FBI get to the bottom of this. Dr. Ford was very believable. We need to take the time to get this right. Keith
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I do not give the GOP in the US Senate Judiciary Committee much credit as they were basically ignoring what was said by Dr. Ford.
But a miracle has happened in that both the republican Senators Flake and Murkowski are refusing to vote for the final confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh until a more intensive background check is done as to the history of Brett Kavanaugh.
Gronda, as I mentioned to Jill, Graham can be as indignant as he wants, but this should have been ordered when a credible accuser came forward. This is that important and was done when Clarence Thomas was nominated. Keith
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Dear Mz. Gronda,
As I predicted the show hearing is done and Dr. Ford has been lynched and the accused will not be able to go into office to save King Donnie from due process… Pretty typical in this nation today…
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The fight is not over yet. Look at that video where two sexual assault victims confront Senator Jeff Flake at the elevators. They were telling him that the way he was leaning in voting meant that they and their stories don’t count; you should come forward even if you’re not believed….
Her story is not uncorroborated by anyone yet everyone believes her? This mans denial is corroborated by his calendar, life and character and the people who have surrounded him for the last 40 years yet no one wants to believe him? This screams of willful ignorance to reach a desired conclusion. It is total insanity. This is what is ripping this country apart. The lack of integrity is stifling.
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There are no clean hands in this US Senate Judiciary confirmation hearing business on both sides of the aisle.
Of course, the democrats are politically motivated to derail this confirmation process, just as the GOP senators were politically motivated to stop Merrick Garland from being confirmed. But that does not add up to them orchestrating these women, coming forward with their allegations.
There has been a divide in the country where peoples go to their tribal corners and to where they shut out the voices of folks with differing opinions.
The reason that many women are believing Dr. Ford is because many women have been the victims of sexual abuse by men who look great to everyone else around them. The molester could even be a priest. They already know that the world around them will judge them and there’s a very good chance that peoples will look at them (like you do and say, “but he is such a good man, how could he be guilty of such evil behaviors.”)
That’s how folks like Bill Cosby got away with mistreating women for so many years.
This is why the FBI being called in to do an extended background check on Judge Kavanaugh is crucial. It is very unlikely that the past 6 checks did go back to research his high school/ college years. Typically these checks go back 10 years. The allegations of abuse would have happened from about 1982- 1992.
Let’s all step back, to let the FBI agents do their jobs.
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