September 14, 2018

"A secretive letter shared with senators and federal investigators by the senior Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee charges that a teenage Brett M. Kavanaugh..."

"... and a male friend trapped a teenage girl in a bedroom during a party and tried to assault her, according to three people familiar with the contents of the letter. The letter says that Mr. Kavanaugh, then a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in suburban Washington and now President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee, had been drinking at a social gathering when he and the male friend took the teenage girl into a bedroom. The door was locked, and she was thrown onto the bed. Mr. Kavanaugh then got on top of the teenager and put a hand over her mouth, as the music was turned up, according to the account. But the young woman was able to extricate herself and leave the room before anything else occurred, the letter says.... She has declined to be publicly identified, and she asked Senator Dianne Feinstein of California, the top Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, not to publicize the letter."

The NYT reports in "Letter Claims Attempted Assault by a Teenage Brett Kavanaugh." Kavanaugh says "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation... I did not do this back in high school or at any time." And the male friend says "I never saw anything like what was described." Feinstein had been holding onto the letter since last July, which makes it feel like a last-ditch delay effort.

185 comments:

Rob McLean said...

Well, I'm convinced. Toss this guy in prison and impeach Trump. Then throw Trump in prison. Or you're a filthy racist!

rcocean said...

What was Diane Fienstein doing in HS?

I have a feeling she was going out with Boys at night and NOT telling her mother.

And maybe stealing other girls boyfriends.

At least that's what Sally Joe tells me - of course, she's 80 years old.

Pianoman said...

We should absolutely judge all political figures by what they did when they were teenagers.

Oh wait, this only applies to Trump appointees. Never mind, that should read:

"We should absolutely judge anyone associated with Trump by what they did when they were teenagers."

rcocean said...

We need to reconvene the Judiciary committee.

So, we can hear Leahy, Feinstein and Grassly talk about what those "Crazy Kids" did back in the 1980's.

They didn't act like that, back in 1956.




rcocean said...

Did you know Diane Finestein was a War Hero?

Oh wait, that was another 80 y/o Senator.

Never mind.

Matthew Sablan said...

Call the woman forward. Feinstein has forced this. We deserve to judge her against him openly and fairly. Feinstein betrayed the woman's trust and for that she should be censured. But, Kavanaugh deserves to face his accuser.

Bay Area Guy said...

These leftwing sleezebags will stop at nothing to thwart Kavanaugh -- that's how they roll.

Matthew Sablan said...

This needs to be checked hard or we're going to Roy Moore everyone on the right from here on out.

David Begley said...

Kavanaugh was a two-way starter on the football team and a starter on the basketball team. He allegedly attempts to rape a girl and she gets away?

A guy headed to Yale will risk his entire life on this? He knew he wanted to be s lawyer and this would destroy his career.

This woman’s classmates know who she is. By Sunday, her name will be known. She’s in Palo Alto now. I predict that she is a hard-core Leftist, pro-choice and unmarried. No husband would let his wife do this.

The Dems are so morally and intellectually bankrupt that they have to recycle the failed Anita Hill ploy.

I ask the Althouse community to think of an equivalent of “high tech lynching.”

This shows how desperate and insane the Dems are.

Spiros Pappas said...

Is this some sort of practical joke?

TWW said...

I don't like his answer. Something happened but not like she said.

Matthew Sablan said...

I don't like that he gave an answer. He should not have. Like with Guttenberg he thinks the left will treat him like a human and not an obstacle.

David Begley said...

TWW

They were consensually making out and she didn’t like it when his hand went up her sweater. That’s it.

Hari said...

It was a party. Where was the music system, in the living room or the bedroom? The door was locked, but the women who was (dragged?) into the bedroom overpowered bot boys, left the room and told no one for thirty years.

buwaya said...

The conspiracy theory has it that Trump is waiting for Kavanaugh to go through before unredacting all the FISA docs, etc. The longer the Dems can delay the less time for political fallout from that to affect the election.

tim in vermont said...

I don't like his answer. Something happened but not like she said.

There used to be a kids’ game at parties, “Five Minutes in Paradise” or something like that. It’s in the movie Thirteen Going On Thirty where a couple is put in a closet and the doors closed for five minutes and whatever happens is between them. I didn’t realize it was a Federal crime.

Barry Dauphin said...

It seems like holding onto this information for so long would be at least a breach of Senate ethics, if there is such thing anymore. If it’s so important and believable, why wasn’t it given to the FBI right away? They would have had the time to investigate this, and if there was something there she could’ve used it during the confirmation hearing. Did her driver give it to her?

Big Mike said...

Reposted from a comment on a different thread:
The woman claims that she's been in psychotherapy for years as a result of what Kavanaugh and another boy did to her in high school.

Somehow I find the phrase "been in psychotherapy for years" to be plausible, much more plausible than the notion that Kavanaugh actually did something to her.

David Begley said...

Kavanaugh was the starting cornerback. If he wanted to tackle a girl, she would not escape.

This thing is an absurd lie.

Big Mike said...

My bottom line: women lie. They cannot help themselves.

Paddy O said...
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David Begley said...

Don’t forget the WaPo smeared Kavanaugh because he coaches grade school girls basketball. I coached grade school girls basketball. I also coached the boys. I like basketball. I love my kids. Is that suspicious to WaPo?

These people are totally sick and perverted.

Matthew Sablan said...

I see no reason to give this any air time until three things are proven. This woman exists. She knew him in high school. They went to a party together.

AustinRoth said...

The Left have no political morals - scortched earth techniques only. Reed is proud about his lie about Romney’s taxes. Hillary gladly slimed any rape victim Bill left behind. They lied about Justice Thomas. They are attempting a coup against Trump. The list is endless.

Чикелит said...

He has a right to face his accuser. Anything less is Soviet-style intimidation.

Elliott A said...

What is scary is that these individuals of no moral compass are given a pass by their supporters and reelect them.

The Bergall said...

Somebody is confused. This was a scene from Animal House..............

David in Cal said...

The fact that this woman is under a psychiatrist's care does not add to her credibility. There have been a lot of recovered memory cases, where the recovered memory of sexual harassment has proved not to have happened.

tim in vermont said...

he woman claims that she’s been in psychotherapy for years as a result of what Kavanaugh and another boy did to her in high school.

If a little incident as described put her in “therapy for years” there is a lot more going on with her mental health than the incident.

Pianoman said...

The conspiracy theory has it that Trump is waiting for Kavanaugh to go through before unredacting all the FISA docs, etc. The longer the Dems can delay the less time for political fallout from that to affect the election.

I like it. +10

Чикелит said...

This shows very poor judgement on the part of Feinstein. Let’s help retire her this fall.

Francisco D said...

"I don't like his answer. Something happened but not like she said."

There is no point in surmising what happened. There is no contemporaneous evidence of an attempted assault from 36 years ago and the writer has asked to remain anonymous.

Kavanaugh does not need to defend himself, but I would probably answer the apparent charge as well. The guy has taken a lot of crap and this was the final straw.

A heavily medicated Anita Hill was used to subvert the Thomas nomination. Failing that, she gave cover for liberal racists to derogate the man. This stunt gives Leftists cover for denying Kavanaugh's legitimacy.

Leftists are truly despicable people.

Paddy O said...

Kavanaugh also cheated at "the floor is lava" when a child

Francisco D said...

"There have been a lot of recovered memory cases, where the recovered memory of sexual harassment has proved not to have happened."

We can thank Prof. Elizabeth Loftus, a now retired cognitive psychologist for her tireless work in that area.

Matthew Sablan said...

Feinstein didn't give the FBI the woman's name. But journalists know. If Feinstein won't take this seriously why should I?

Чикелит said...

“My bottom line: women lie. They cannot help themselves.”

There’s no need to accuse her of lying, but her anonymity is a downright perversion of due process. Same thing goes for the vaunted Bob Woodward and his endless supply of unknown witnesses. They must all come forward or be dismissed.

Michael K said...

Feinstein deleted the woman's name before turning the letter over to the FBI.

Anita Hill was mad a Thomas because he married a white woman after she followed him around for years.

This woman sounds like even more nuts.

traditionalguy said...

Another invitation to a high tech lynching on a televised Senate Judiciary Commitee Hearing. Hopefully Justice Kavanaugh over his career will never forgive or forget which Evil Cabal tried to destroy him with fake criminal charges.

Michael K said...

the vaunted Bob Woodward and his endless supply of unknown witnesses.

He says he will release the interview tapes. We'll see.

Tank said...

I heard he likes two scoops of ice cream too.

William said...

This is totally scurrilous. Kavanaugh will deny it, and no action can or will be taken as a result of these allegations. There will, however, be the lingering suspicion that there might be something to them. She didn't destroy him, but she damaged his reputation. She has hurt her own reputation, but she won't be in public life for another thirty years.........I wonder if there are any famous people in politics, news business, or the entertainment industry who behaved badly in high school. Senator Feinstein has opened a can of worms, a dish be served cold to all the scumbags who publicize and give currency to this story. Maybe someone from high school who holds a grudge against them will now be inspired to come forward,

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

She has declined to be publicly identified,

This is untrue. As others said, Feinstein hid her name from the FBI. The woman has declined to be privately identified would be more accurate.

Matthew Sablan said...

How has she hurt herself when she'll never be named publicly?

Matthew Sablan said...

Did he sign her yearbook?

bagoh20 said...

It's not accidental that the alleged victim is referred to as a "teenage girl" and a "teenager, while the boys are called "male"s which makes them automatically toxic.

You are shown a a grown man (Kavanaugh) and told that he assaulted a teenage girl. That optic is prejudicial, or pre-judicial if you like.

Bill, Republic of Texas said...

Believe all women.

Now Asia Argento says the minor she slept with attacked her.

Of course she first denied any sex at all. Then she paid him hush money of almost $400,000. Now she remembers she was sexually attacked.

Believe all women.

Michael K said...

Matthew Sablan said...
Did he sign her yearbook?


This lawyer has no doubt gone to the school of Gloria Allred forgery.

FullMoon said...

Of course it is stupid. The point is to inform any future nominations what they are in for.
If Republicans would act as crazy, maybe dems would think twice about these bs accusations. They won't,so they won't.

cronus titan said...

"Feinstein had been holding onto the letter since last July, which makes it feel like a last-ditch delay effort."

-- Professor Emeritus of the Obvious.

Big Mike said...

@Chickelit, why not?

rcocean said...

IRC, Kavenaugh raped her as part of a HS Initiation. There was Glass everywhere, and a darkened room, and beer bottles involved.

Oh wait, that was another Fake Rape.

Never mind.

Once written, twice... said...

This is really stupid dumb bullshit on he part of Feinstein. It is almost like they want to lose.

Чикелит said...

Blogger Big Mike said...”@Chickelit, why not?”

It may well be that she is lying, but that shouldn’t be a presumption. A proper airing of the accusation must include her identity for the sake of the accused. If it is determined that she is lying, she should be subjected to public ridicule for a start.

tcrosse said...

Trump should say, "If you make me withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination, Ted Cruz is next".
That should concentrate their minds.

gspencer said...

Rumor has it that Kavanaugh, when helping his wife with the laundry, put some dark clothing in with the whites. Also, he once took the hind legs of a friend's dog and forced the dog to walk forward as if it were a wheelbarrow.

Do we want to have this kind of a man on the highest court>

rcocean said...

Kavanaugh will deny it, of course.

But we all know the Patriarchy ruled during the Reagan Administration. H/S RAPE was encouraged back in the 80s. Just like it always is, when you elect the Republicans.

And we all know that the mere charge of rape (or a locked room where something didn't really happen) is SO SERIOUS, that it MUST BE INVESTIGATED.

Thanks God, this woman had courage to anonymously attack Kavanaugh and prevent his SCOTUS judgeship. After all, we're A-OK with HS rapists Sittting on the Court of Appeals - but a SCOTUS? That's when a girl who's been raped must speak out (anonymously).

BUMBLE BEE said...

Lower than whale shit and they like it that way.

Michael K said...


Blogger tcrosse said...
Trump should say, "If you make me withdraw Kavanaugh's nomination, Ted Cruz is next".
That should concentrate their minds.


I think Ted Cruz is next when RBG crumps.

mccullough said...

Both Kavanaugh and his high school friend deny the anonymous accusation. Ronan Farrow talked to Kavanaugh’s friend but wouldn’t tell him the name of the accuser or the date or place if the incident. Didn’t matter. Dude denied it.

I like vigorous denials. Vigorous denials of anonymous accusations are even better.

Harvey Weinstein, like Bill Clinton, had a lot of accusers.

Kavanaugh has one who doesn’t have the guts to come forward. She’s probably crazier than Mia Farrow.



tim in vermont said...

Every time you recall an event, your memory of it changes. It’s like you pick it up to look at it, and you smudge it, or bend it, or whatever with your fingers, it is very delicate, and when you put it back into your memory, it is a different thing. That’s why contemporaneous witnesses, like the five witnesses Juanita Broaddrick had, are so important.

BUMBLE BEE said...

tcrosse... +1000. After Kavanaugh for RBG?. He should nominate Cruz anyway. Whip it good.

tim in vermont said...

When is Ronan Farrow going to interview Juanita Broaddrick, BTW?

Never is my guess.

Mr. Majestyk said...

If this happened as described, this woman should have come forward when Kavanaugh was nominated for his current position on the Court of Appeals. Or is it okay to have an attempted rapist on that court but not on the Supreme Court?

David Begley said...

The GOP needs to go on offense here. DiFi needs to be denounced to the skies. If Ben Sasse had some balls, he’d do it.

Big Mike said...

If it is determined that she is lying, she should be subjected to public ridicule for a start.

How about burning at the stake instead?

@Chickelit, I think you are trying to invoke an age that was dead and buried, enthusiastically, by the Democrats a couple decades ago already.

MayBee said...

I really feel sorry for Merrick Garland, who didn't get his name dragged through the mud before being denied a seat on SCOTUS.

Michael K said...

DiFi needs to be denounced to the skies.

That is why she is doing it. Her opponent in the election is worse.

Remember, Republicans have been eliminated from California elections.

Matthew Sablan said...

"I really feel sorry for Merrick Garland, who didn't get his name dragged through the mud before being denied a seat on SCOTUS."

-- Garland was in no danger of being Borked; he got Bidened instead.

The Cracker Emcee Rampant said...

“Of course it is stupid. The point is to inform any future nominations what they are in for.
If Republicans would act as crazy, maybe dems would think twice about these bs accusations. They won't,so they won't.”

They haven’t, but they will. After the last two years all bets are off. That’s the gobsmacking thing about Establishment Democrats and the Golden Shower Left. The Schumers and Feinsteins of the world think they can wallow in the lunatic’s shit and none of it will stick to them. They couldn’t be more wrong because, face it, no one plays this game more relentlessly than White men once you’ve irrevocably pissed them off.

rcocean said...

Once the Republicans agreed to Open borders and massive legal immigration, they wittingly - or maybe unwittingly - made DiFi Senator for Life.

Guess all those "naturally conservative" Mexicans - didn't vote that way.

Who would've thunk it?

DanTheMan said...

"The senator took these allegations seriously and believed they should be public," the statement read. "However, the woman in question made it clear she did not want this information to be public. It is critical in matters of sexual misconduct to protect the identity of the victim when they wish to remain anonymous, and the senator did so in this case."

She said "identity of the victim". Not accuser, not alleged victim, but victim.

So K is already guilty. Because he was accused. Just like on a college campus.

cyrus83 said...

No accusations that come out during confirmation hearings or within 90 days of an election should be believed by anyone absent documented and indisputable proof. Anything that is a he said/she said should be dismissed as political opportunism.

On the other hand, if you do believe this, I've got a great investment opportunity for you on a Kings County Connector project involving light rail.

Francisco D said...

"This is really stupid dumb bullshit on he part of Feinstein. It is almost like they want to lose."

Yes. I wonder how many liberals will see the light after this blatantly slimy maneuver.

There apparently is no honor among Democrats. It is time for well meaning liberals to renounce the party.

rcocean said...

I can remember when DiFi marched to the Senate judiciary committee with all the other Chick Senators and demanded that Anita Hill be heard.

A woman, with a vagina, had been badly treated. And women Senators, also with vaginas, were not going to be silenced! Their voices, vagina voices, would be heard. No matter what the Senate Penis voices said.

So Anita Hill was heard. All across the land. A strong, proud, Vagina Voice.

Now, Kavenough - Mr. Penis, needs to hear a strong vagina voice that he upset.

DanTheMan said...

>>Of course it is stupid. The point is to inform any future nominations what they are in for.

The point is to inform any future REPUBLICAN nominations what they are in for.

Dems need not worry. You can rape a woman and the press will cover for you.

Does anyone really wonder why the Clintons NEVER sue any of his accusers that they all say are lying?

Michael K said...

It is time for well meaning liberals to renounce the party.

I'm sure you know of extinction phenomena. One happened in 2010.

Moderate Democrats became extinct.

David Begley said...

Boxer on MSNBC now. Things need to be slowed down. Suggests other women might be victims. No evidence. Wild speculation and a smear.

Anita Hill has issued a statement. This needs to be investigated!

Boxer also said she never would have won her seat but for Anita Hill.

My question: Has the Confrontstion Clause been repealed?

I’m telling you that the girls at this woman’s high school,will destroy her.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Kavanaugh has conceded this woman is known to him and also which boy she is talking about. This is not over yet.

Trump may want to go all the way, K may not.

Bob Loblaw said...

I figure this has about a 1% chance of being true. 2% seems a little high.

rhhardin said...

Bedroom doors don't lock anybody in, they lock others out. Anybody on the inside can unlock it. Functionally it's not locked.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Do senators see FBI report on nominees?
Could have been known already to Trump at least.

David Begley said...

The Committee vote is still scheduled. I predict that Senators Spartacus and Gillibrand pull a truly crazy stunt when the Committee meets.

Bob Loblaw said...

The Committee vote is still scheduled. I predict that Senators Spartacus and Gillibrand pull a truly crazy stunt when the Committee meets.

Good. It never hurts to put the other side's crazies on display.

buwaya said...

The immediate goal is a delay.
There is a reason for that.
What this reason is remains to be determined.
Whatever it is is not specifically the fate of Kavanaugh.
There is more to this all than what we are seeing, as in some other strategic maneuver where a delay here is of great value.
As for the Senators, etc., they are puppets given their parts to play in a production being run by others.

Matthew Sablan said...

"Kavanaugh has conceded this woman is known to him and also which boy she is talking about."

-- Link me.

Matthew Sablan said...

Kavanaugh didn't need to concede who she was referencing. Feinstein gave the letter to Ronan Farrow, and presumably other journalists, so they could harass him.

mccullough said...

The vote is going through. You need photos, videos, or multiple accusers. Photos are what did Asia Argento in.



Big Mike said...

There apparently is no honor among Democrats.

Hasn’t been for years. They had a choice between honor and voting to acquit Clinton of felony perjury in 1999. We know how they chose. Nineteen years later you just got the news?

rcocean said...

"Kavanaugh has conceded this woman is known to him and also which boy she is talking about. This is not over yet."

Well, if she was in his HS class, it'd be hard to deny "this woman was known to Him".

But i agree. i think ANY crazy chick from 2018 to 1980 should be able to accuse ANY SCOTUS nominee - anonymously - of anything WITHOUT any proof.

And we, should investigate it. Because, Vagina Power.

David Begley said...

Georgetown Prep is all boys. There are all girls Catholic high schools in the area. Same deal in Omaha.

rcocean said...

I'm surprised that Corey Booker was elected Senator.

The man has no eyelids. He has "Crazy eyes".

But, maybe, everyone in NJ, looks like that. So its OK.

Freeman Hunt said...

Anonymous accusations from high school are not of interest.

mccullough said...

Maybe the accuser was a boy in high school. Makes it more interesting. Fire up the transgenders just like with the Private Manning pardon.

Michael K said...


The immediate goal is a delay.
There is a reason for that.


Probably the FISA files. They are desperate to stop them being exposed until after the election when they might have a majority.

tim maguire said...

Blogger Matthew Sablan said...I see no reason to give this any air time until three things are proven. This woman exists. She knew him in high school. They went to a party together.

Exactly. At this point, there is nothing but speculation. Everything about Feinstein's behavior screams political hit job, but Feinstein isn't the one making the accusation. We can and should do nothing until this person steps forward and gives at least the minimal evidence listed by Matthew.

bagoh20 said...

If you could vote for Bill Clinton, JFK, or Ted Kennedy, you can sure as hell vote for Kavanaugh.

Narayanan Subramanian said...

If all this is USA based conspiracy why the hurdle of sources and methods?

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Ted Cruz nomination won't fly ... His father in Kennedy assassination plot ... Trump said so

n.n said...

Another Democratic baby trial. The difference between this story and the public lynching of Moore, is that the vote will not reflect a public prejudice instilled by the press. Are the senators equally influenced by journolistic reporting? Will this serve as an excuse to uphold selective-child (i.e. cruel and unusual punishment, summary judgment and capital abortion) and keep Planned Parenthood's abortion chambers and clinics (i.e. recycled-child) operational?

Unknown said...

The republicans backed away when it was Herman Cain; they backed away when it was Roy Moore; watch them back away now. Republicans are well know for their spineless selves in the cheap suits. They fold/roll up quite easily. The Dems have trained them well.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Smells like a giant desperate leftwing fascist lie to me.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

desperate scrapping the bottom of the barrel. Tonight on Maddow.

FIDO said...

Weaponizing 'rape' accusations as the chief tool for character assassination is going, in the end, drive a whole lot of males to the point of 'believe NO woman' unless she has DNA, a full rape kit, identifies herself, signs an affidavit and takes a polygraph.

And if this turns out to be another liar...the only people who will believe women are Democrats. But then again, if they believe in socialism, Hillary and Bernie Sanders, they will believe in anything.

NYC JournoList said...

This is so much worse than what Ted Kennedy did. Just ask Mary Jo’s ghost.

n.n said...

This is the same modus operandi that they used in an attempted lynching of Thomas. For some reason, the left and establishment think that Americans can be manipulated through invention and allegation of sexual misconduct, and Journolists will drill the political myth (a la WaPo, CNN) or a close association (a la NYT) over hours, days, weeks, and even months.

Andrew said...

I'd love for Kavanaugh to file a defamation suit against Feinstein, and force the accuser to identify herself. I think the public would be on his side.

n.n said...

The immediate goal is a delay.
There is a reason for that.

Probably the FISA files.


Ah, yes. Obama spied, Clinton colluded, DNC denied, and Journolists staged a progressive (i.e. monotonic or they are still doing it) cover-up. Americans have not forgotten their betrayal to domestic and foreign special interests in Water Closet.

gg6 said...

The female in question whispered an offer in Kavanaugh's ear in the locker room. He looked her over carefully and replied, "Nah, I've got tickets to a baseball game. SeeYa!"
She's never forgiven him.

hawkeyedjb said...

What's the deal with the FISA files? If they can be revealed, why not reveal them yesterday? Sorry, I don't get what Kavanaugh has to do with them.

maskirovka77 said...

Let's suppose the accuser comes forward at some point. How in the world could someone "prove" what is alleged 35 years after the fact?

Alex said...

People do not make up sexual assaults. If this woman said it happened, I believe her. #ListenAndBelieve #MeToo #Feminism #ImpeachTrumpyMcHitler

DanTheMan said...

>>People do not make up sexual assaults

So, if someone were to come forward and say Diane Feinstein sexually assaulted them in high school 60 years ago, will the FBI investigate?

Asking for a friend....



robother said...

As long as Kavanaugh gets confirmed, this is good. I am convinced that the high tech lynching Democrats put Thomas through, sealed him as a conservative justice. Once you have seen the depths of hatred, hypocrisy and dishonesty these people descend to any temptation to gain respect in their eyes is gone.

Birkel said...

robother:
I agree 100%. Trump might have been a moderate Republican with some Democrat coaxing. Instead they forced him to appeal to his base.

My worries about his conservatism have been allayed by the Democrats.

Bay Area Guy said...

In high school, I once snapped a girl's bra strap - The horror! The horror!

Sebastian said...

The Dems bet that the Althouses of the world will still vote for them, at least when it matters.

What will they have to do for the Althouses, in the persuadable middle, to decide they are detestable, incorrigible scum?

Does Althouse have a red line?

buwaya said...

There may be a risk of a legal appeal by the FBI if they are ordered to reveal the redacted information. They may be able to obtain a cooperative judge to block it, as we have seen in so many cases of Trumps executive orders. This would go to the SC quickly, but a 4/4 SC is a high risk.

Trump has to work with an executive branch bureaucracy that is, outside the military, fundamentally opposed to his policies.

Gahrie said...

which makes it feel like a last-ditch delay effort.


Fuck what it feels like...it's yet another disgusting attempt by the Democrats to smear and destroy a Republican appointee using last minute lies. The only thing missing is the pubic hair on the Coke can.

Gahrie said...

What will they have to do for the Althouses, in the persuadable middle, to decide they are detestable, incorrigible scum?

Change their party identification to Republican...that's exactly what happened to Trump.

Gahrie said...

This shows very poor judgement on the part of Feinstein. Let’s help retire her this fall.

The Democrat she's running against is even worse.....so bad that the California Democratic Party endorsed him instead of Feinstein during the primaries. There is no Republican in the race.

Lewis Wetzel said...

So who leaked this?

Bob said...

How stupid is this?

I don't care if it happened, whatever "it" is. There's no accusation of actual rape here, because the girl "freed herself". This was high school, for Pete's sake.

I don't even care if Kavanaugh lies about what happened (not that we'll ever know). When you have a lynch mob after you, niceties about the truth are a fool's errand.

Same with Clarence Thomas.

A lot of Democrats will need psychotherapy if the Republicans hold the House this fall. Correction: They've needed psychotherapy since before the Republicans won Congress in 2010.

richard mcenroe said...

This mysterious girl who "freed herself" from three males and a locked room should call the WB. She can get work on Supergirl.

Amadeus 48 said...

This is the equivalent of a poison pen letter.

1. This was allegedly in high school 35 years ago. There were lots of highly-charged, meaningless interactions between boys and girls at seventeen in my high school. None of them were criminal. Many are embarrassing in retrospect. They were part of growing up.
2. What does a letter charging bad behavior long ago with a stipulation that the informant will not answer questions and will does not want her name made public sound like? What did she think would happen?
3. How about the way Feinstein handled this? She had it in the summer and dropped it after the hearings. She didn't give the informant's name to the FBI. Did she appear to find this letter credible?
4. Are there any other similar allegations against Kavanaugh? He has been in public life for many years and repeatedly investigated. There is overwhelming evidence of Kavanaugh's good character.
5. This story does not have the ring of truth.
6. For further insight, see David Mamet's play "Oleanna".

This letter is really about Merrick Garland.

Arashi said...

OK, show of hands. How many interior doors in your house have locks? In mine, the bathrooms - but they lock form the inside and can easily be unlocked with a simple tool from the outside.

This entire matter is total bullshit. It is another Borking/Anita Hill event for the Dems because they cannot stop Kavanaugh's confirmation without some completely off the deep end stunt.

They should be ashamed of themselves - but since they have no shame, nor the capability of introspection they will just amp up their insanity. When President Trump names Ruth Bader Ginsburgs replacement, all democrats should be banned from tall structures like buildings and bridges so the innocent are not crushed by falling bodies.

Amadeus 48 said...

Next up: an anonymous letter saying that Kavanaugh is cheating on his wife...with Stormy Daniels.

Bob Loblaw said...

A woman who may or may not exist wants to make accusations from the shadows without having to face the man who may or may not have done something 35 years ago. For this we're supposed to derail a SCOTUS nomination at the eleventh hour.

Hahahahaha. No.

Amadeus 48 said...

And soon: an anonymous letter saying that Kavanaugh told a woman that he met in the checkout line at Trader Joe's that he hates coaching his daughters' basketball teams, and he used to get drunk on the communion wine behind the priest's back.

Arashi said...

I mean, can the rest of us just make shit up and accuse whoever of stuff that 'happened' 30 or more years ago and get believed by the msm? Can we do this and get paid (Stormy Daniels comes to mind - pun intended)? Why didn't they mention this as a career path when I was in high school? It would have made the last 40 years a lot easier and more profitable.

Amadeus 48 said...

Next: Avenetti appears on MSNBC saying that Kavanaugh hired Michael Cohen to arrange a nondisclosure agreement with Stormy Daniels and that is the source Kavanaugh's credit card debt. Mueller has Cohen's financial records, and Avenetti's sources inside the Mueller investigation tell him that Kavanaugh is next on Mueller's list.

Also, an anonymous letter is produced by Queeg/Lahey stating that Kavanaugh is not a Nationals fan; he secretly supports the Phillies. Queeg says that Kavanaugh has perjured himself again in front of the Committee. Booker and Harris are irate.

William said...

I don't think you can conclusively confirm or refute this woman's allegations. One thing that is definitely known is that Kavanaugh has led an exemplary and honorable life since the alleged incident. In the interests of fairness, we should make this woman's name public. Perhaps she, also, has led an exemplary and honorable life or maybe not. We should know something about this woman...... The accusation is unfair on so many different levels: the timing, the anonymity of the accuser, the accusations themselves.......I'd like to think that this will rebound to the detriment of Feinstein, but I doubt it. This will now become part of the legend of Kavanaugh.

Mr. Majestyk said...

Mark my words: When Amy Coney Barrett is nominated to replace RBG, the Dem senators will announce at the last minute that they have been approached by some anonymous dude alleging that Barrett let him feel her up in middle school.

Amadeus 48 said...

And finally: an anonymous letter is received stating that the writer overheard Kavanaugh boasting at a Nationals game that although Kavanaugh's high school didn't have a wrestling team, he (Kavanaugh) was the star of the unofficial co-ed grappling team.

Craig said...

"Feinstein had been holding onto the letter since last July, which makes it feel like a last-ditch delay effort."

Cruel neutrality... ha!

What we see here, instead, is a completely generic conservative position.

Craig said...


Blogger Bob said...
How stupid is this?

I don't care if it happened, whatever "it" is. There's no accusation of actual rape here, because the girl "freed herself". This was high school, for Pete's sake.

I don't even care if Kavanaugh lies about what happened (not that we'll ever know). When you have a lynch mob after you, niceties about the truth are a fool's errand.

Same with Clarence Thomas.

A lot of Democrats will need psychotherapy if the Republicans hold the House this fall. Correction: They've needed psychotherapy since before the Republicans won Congress in 2010.

9/14/18, 11:01 PM

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I think I'm one of the very few non-alt-right sorts around here, but Bob is basically right. It's not clear that the accusation here, even if true, is all that big a deal (even if he was a jerk once, twice, or deeply, in high school, that was a long time ago), and without details, of course he should just deny.

Amadeus 48 said...

Craig--Althouse has said recently that she detests politics. Do you think that Feinstein's behavior here reflected political posturing or a relentless pursuit of the truth? Why did Feinstein drop this letter, which she had in July, after the hearings were over?

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Amadeus 48 said...


Craig--by the way, how do you define "alt-right sort"? Do you mean generally supportive of Trump?

Ray said...

Feinstein seems to have gone into hyper partisan mode, or may be its usually hidden more?

1. Ex assistant bankrolling fusion
2. Parkland parent photo smear
3. Last minute me too smear

My thought right now is vote for her opponent...

Bruce Hayden said...

"There may be a risk of a legal appeal by the FBI if they are ordered to reveal the redacted information. They may be able to obtain a cooperative judge to block it, as we have seen in so many cases of Trumps executive orders. This would go to the SC quickly, but a 4/4 SC is a high risk.

Trump has to work with an executive branch bureaucracy that is, outside the military, fundamentally opposed to his policies."

I don't think so. Or, at least it won't work very long. If Trump orders unredaction, then suing to prevent it by the bureaucracy would be rank subordination. They have no Constitutional power except by and through the elected President. They also don't have the power to classify or declassify, except through the President. i should also note that the FBI doesn't have its own prosecutors, or litigation attorneys - it has to do use those working for the DoJ, which means that a US Attorney, AG, DAG, AAG, etc, nominated by the a president and confirmed by the Senate (with the highly suspect inclusion of Mueller - suspect because he is acting as a principal officer, but wasn't nominated or confirmed, as required by the Constitution), must approve and supervise the lawsuit. The basic legal problem is that no one has standing here, because they cannot sue in the name of the government, because Trump is the government, or at least the Executive branch. So, who would be the named plaintiff(s)? As individuals, they wouldn't have standing (to sue the primary declassifier for declassifying documents), since any power that they might have to declassify would be as a result of their employment, and, thus be derivative of Trump's Article II, Section 1, Paragraph 1, Clause 1 Executive power.

You are correct that there is a chance at a 4-4 split, if this happens before Kavenaugh is confirmed - but that just means that no Republican Senator would dare vote against the confirmation, and the vote would be expedited even more. Or, both houses of Congress are recess for a weekend, and Kavenaugh given a recess appointment. Besides, they are unlikely to get all 4 Dem votes, likely losing both Justices Breyer and Kagen.

Mac McConnell said...

Ronan Farrow should interview Dianne Feinstein's twenty year "office director" Chinese spy concerning this anonymous letter. He might have an insight.

Mr Wibble said...

As long as Kavanaugh gets confirmed, this is good. I am convinced that the high tech lynching Democrats put Thomas through, sealed him as a conservative justice. Once you have seen the depths of hatred, hypocrisy and dishonesty these people descend to any temptation to gain respect in their eyes is gone.

I can't wait for the eventual challenge to Sullivan to reach the Supreme Court, with Justice Kavanaugh on the bench...

rcocean said...

I thought the whole point, when you're in HS, was to go as far as you could until the girls stopped you.

Of course, you'd "Lock the door" - why would you want someone walking in?

And of course, when the girl didn't want to go "all the way" you'd stop. And let her do what she wanted.

Because when you get right down to it, its ALWAYS what the girl wanted.

rcocean said...

I'm not too sure how Kavenaugh as a 17 y/o boy was supposed to know that the girl was afraid and upset she was "unsafe". As opposed to, a girl who just changed her mind.

But, it just bears repeating. The Crazy Chicks are never worth it.

Never.

rcocean said...

As you get older, you can identify the crazy chicks. But it takes a while.

There's a learning curve.

rcocean said...

Of course, some peeps like Crazy chicks. Like Woody Allen. He must have known Mia was crazier than a mental patient without her meds, but he just liked her.

Until he fell in love with her daughter.

Which is 10 kinds of weird. So, maybe Woody just liked crazy chicks because he was crazy. After all, to loonies, other loonies are normal.

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Phil D said...

In general, the Left degenerates have outlawed common decency and 'bourgeois values' but when it suits them they act as if they are more puritanical than the Puritans.

In particular, accusing someone for something which is supposed to have happened +30 years ago without telling who the 'victim' is and without any proof that anything happened at all, let alone that a crime was committed, seems to me to undermine every rule of justice.
And asking the FBI 'to investigate', even if were true, is
a) outside their purview
b) outside statute of limitations
c) involves minors on both sides
d) and to recap, is BS as accusation
It is simply vile.
I can understand why a moral zero like Feinstein did it. "How can anyone under 'investigation' be confirmed?" Good that the FBI put a stop to that at least by deciding at once to refuse to hold a scam investigation.

I don't think they will get Kavenaugh's scalp. But how many people will want to submit themselves to this circus?
The only thing to do is for the Republicans, and the decent Democrats (if any are left) to see that there are consequences, to systematically ostracize the perpetrators and to stop being tolerant of the Left and its 'values', to stop being gutless waste in other words.

Bob Loblaw said...

I wonder if anybody's seen Christopher Steele lately. Sounds like something he'd write.

Etienne said...

The left wants abortion on demand, same sex marriage, legal sodomy, free condoms, and recreational drugs.

Thank God they draw the line at false imprisonment.

The Crack Emcee said...

Wait - a constituent asked her representative not to share an accusatory letter, but, the representative did it anyway, and the story is about what's in the letter - and not the betrayal of a constituent by her representative?

Wow. That's journalism.

BUMBLE BEE said...

Craig... here's a tip to help you through life. More sapiens, less homo. You're welcome.

Trumpit said...

This cuntry can't afford another rapist on the highest court - and I don't mean missionary position, I mean hardcore anal penetration like in the movies. That hurts just thinking about it. Four rapists is quite enough. Convicted felons cannot vote, so they clearly cannot be allowed to nominate judges for anything. In my view, Trump is all those things and tackles all those issues coming from behind.

Unknown said...

What about this: Feinstein had the letter two months or so ago, knew then as she knows now it is a nothing burger that will not affect the confirmation of Kavanaugh, but she's up for re-election and at odds with the CA Democratic party, so she pulls this stunt to curry favor with her base and party?

-sw

Narayanan Subramanian said...

@Californios in commentariat ...

did DiFi need a scalp to win senate election?

Is this scalp reusable?
Part of the armory?
Warchest of Democrat?

Narayanan Subramanian said...

Professora ...
Can letter be called secretive after sharing?

Asking for grammar Nazi

Tom said...

It think the Senate investigation of why one of her 20-year staffer was a Chinese spy ought to commence forthwith!

Equipment Maintenance said...

This is gonna be so much fun now that the long-ago high school activities of Dems are fair game for getting them out of office.

tim in vermont said...

his is gonna be so much fun now that the long-ago high school activities of Dems are fair game for getting them out of office.

Why? They will just be. ignored. Look at Bob Mendendez, D-NJ. Imagine, if you will, that there was that kind of dirt, from using trafficked children for sex to bribery.

tim in vermont said...

Bob Menendez gets to vote on Kavenaugh.

tim in vermont said...

Thank God they draw the line at false imprisonment

Unless we are talking about blocking ambulances and surrounding cars during rush hour, of course. Imagine if the charge was blocking an ambulance during a protest...

Bruce Hayden said...

"But, it just bears repeating. The Crazy Chicks are never worth it."

It depends on who you are. Guy my partner knew pretty well ended up with a woman who compulsively wash red her hands so much that they bled. She asked him why he dropped the mother of a good friend of hers for this woman, and the answer was for the sex. Best. Sex. Ever. Or he just volunteered this, which was even weirder (the story changes a little every time she tells it).

Rob McLean said...

Wait - a constituent asked her representative not to share an accusatory letter, but, the representative did it anyway, and the story is about what's in the letter - and not the betrayal of a constituent by her representative?

The letter itself concerns sex, or at least the hint of it. Eyeballs! Meanwhile, nobody cares about a senator betraying a constituent -- Feinstein is just doing what politicians do.

That's Journalism 101.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Trumpit is a solid democrat. Why? We know because solid democrats hate the idea of due process.

Just toss out an allegation, and it's true! Especially if that allegation is tossed out by the corruptocrats. who are all liars and thieves.

Dickin'Bimbos@Home said...

Diane Feinstein(D) and Claire McCatkill(D) have gotten vastly wealthy through their life-long stints and senators.

Diane let a mole (Chinese spy) into her inner circle, for 20 years, and nothing for consequences... If an R had let a mole into his/her inner circle, it would be death by firing squad media.

CJ said...

Democrats can’t sink any lower. Literally incapable of acting in good faith.

The Democrats are a party in its death throes.

RigelDog said...

Blogger Matthew Sablan said...I see no reason to give this any air time until three things are proven. This woman exists. She knew him in high school. They went to a party together.}}}

Agreed, but I am guessing that the above is true. My son went to a sex-segregated Catholic private school in the Philadelphia area, and there was an automatic linking of the all-girls Catholic schools with the all-boys Catholic schools. School dances, school activities, school plays, and private parties too. In fact, there would usually be one particular girl's school that would be most commonly associated with one particular boy's school. Kavanaugh may well have been in the same vicinity of this particular woman on any number of occasions---along with hundreds of other girls from the same school. Doesn't mean he sexually assaulted her.

Matthew Sablan said...

True. It just means we have enough to actually weigh the accusation.

Michael K said...

In fact, there would usually be one particular girl's school that would be most commonly associated with one particular boy's school.

That was also true of my high school but that was back in the inhibited 50s.

Michael K said...


Blogger Trumpit said...
This cuntry can't afford another rapist on the highest court


There goes trumpit being sexist again.

There are men in this country too, you know, Not just cunts.

Char Char Binks said...

Good. I hope he got some.

Чикелит said...

“The Democrat she's running against is even worse.....so bad that the California Democratic Party endorsed him instead of Feinstein during the primaries. There is no Republican in the race.”

Yes, he is worse. I think I’ll help vote him in, confident that he will continue committing crimes and be impeached as a US Senator. He has immunity now in the CA Senate.

That will learn her. It will help clear the decks.

Чикелит said...

We’re going to have to destroy a little California in order to save it.

Andrew Shimmin said...

I would want long, long odds to consider betting against any boy's (and double again, at least, if he was drunk) having gotten fresh with a girl at a party. If the accusation accurately represents what happened (I'd want long, long odds to. . .), Master Kavanaugh owed the young woman a note of apology. Which, if he'd sent one, would now be proof of his monstrous character, instead of the opposite.

I'm not sure we've thought through the incentive structures of this great new society we're building.

Arashi said...

Lots of gray and Victory Gin.

Leland said...

Just remember, Dems think Peter Strozk deserves a Purple Heart for being questioned about his loyalty while texting his mistress, who is a subbordinant co worker. But Kavanaugh is totally unfit based on an anonymous allegation of an event that doesn't just lack convincing evidence but isn't a crime.

grackle said...

... he and a male friend trapped a teenage girl in a bedroom during a party …

Could it be? I wonder … no, the more I think about it … I’m certain .. it’s just too obvious … the dirty sob grabbed her pussy!

And she wasn’t even a celebrity groupie like Trump was talking about who would likely suck a dick quicker than NYT reporter wanting a Senate Intelligence Committee aide to leak anti-Trump bullshit – but a girl in HS who was probably a virgin (no thanks to Kavanaugh or Trump) and was ruined for life. Sad. The fact that the victim is Mitch McConnell’s daughter explains a lot of things.

Unknown said...

Those wishing to rise to the Supreme Court should castrate themselves.

Only Eunuchs can be trusted to protect Liberal Values.

Matthew Sablan said...

"I think I’ll help vote him in, confident that he will continue committing crimes and be impeached as a US Senator."

-- Do you really think a Democrat in the Senate will have to face consequences?

Unknown said...

When I think of Diane Feinstein sitting on that letter all summer in the DC heat, imagine what it smelt like. Yeast?

Чикелит said...

"-- Do you really think a Democrat in the Senate will have to face consequences?"

Sooner or later, yes. Plus de Leon's crimes are the sort which piss off normal Ameicans. Unlike Hillary's crimes which are actually lauded, applauded and fiercely defended.

BTW, the letter writer's name is out there now. So gear up round 2 of the Kavanagh destruction.

Чикелит said...

There was another witness at the "he said she said" encounter. He needs to come forward now and corroborate. Then we can try this thing in adult juvenile court.

Arashi said...

Well the 'victim' has now gone on the record with a newspaper in CA. She says she remembered the events while in couples therapy in 2012. She says the vents devastated her for four or five years at the time.

Color me skeptical. The events occurred in high school 35 years ago. She can't even be certain of the exact details of where, when, etc. - but she definitely remembers being groped - with her clothes on. I think if the events really happened, she would have told someone then - not in 2012.

I think this is all a very well done hit job on the Kavanaugh confirmation process. It will probably work, unfortunately.

Чикелит said...

“Sooner or later, yes. Plus de Leon's crimes are the sort which piss off normal Americans.”

Crimes like aiding and abetting identity theft to benefit illegals.

Joe said...

In any other circumstance, this would be libel. I believe Feinstein knows this and thus waited for the hearing and carefully didn't publish it herself.