Did you know that the US Senate reported 11 days ago on the allegations against Brett Kavanaugh?
Remember Kavanaugh? He was the Supreme Court nominee hauled over the coals without due process. He denied all allegations. Didn’t matter.
Did you know what the senate investigation into the allegations against him found?
La de dee da dah … Need more time …?
No rush … we can wait …
Thought so …
You didn’t have to live under a rock not to know – you just had to listen to the mainstream media. Which ignored the story.
That’d be the same media that broadcast every rubbish allegation against Kavanaugh including the congaline at rape parties fiction fromJulie Swetnick; the same media that didn’t have the decency to report the findings. That would have wrecked their narrative, you see.
First, what the senate found, and then why this is a story 11 days later.
The Kavanaugh senate investigation
Committee investigators spoke with 45 individuals and took 25 written statements relating to the various allegations made in the course of the SCOTUS confirmation process. The Judiciary Committee report is more than 400 pages long.
Of the allegation generally the report said …
After an extensive investigation that included the thorough review of all potentially credible evidence submitted and interviews of more than 40 individuals with information relating to the allegations, including classmates and friends of all those involved, Committee investigators found no witness who could provide any verifiable evidence to support any of the allegations brought against Justice Kavanaugh. In other words, following the separate and extensive investigations by both the Committee and the FBI, there was no evidence to substantiate any of the claims of sexual assault made against Justice Kavanaugh [page 3].
Of the allegations by Christine Blasey Ford (the most credible allegations), the report said …
Committee investigators found no verifiable evidence that supported Dr. Ford’sallegations against Justice Kavanaugh. The witnesses that Dr. Ford identified as individuals who could corroborate her allegations failed to do so, and in fact, contradicted her [page 14].
Of the most senational allegations from Julie Swetnick, the report said …
The Committee found no verifiable evidence to support Swetnick’s allegations. Indeed, the evidence appears to support the position that Julie Swetnick and Mr. Avenatti criminally conspired to make materially false statements to the Committee and obstruct the Committee’sinvestigation. Accordingly, the Committee referred both to the Department of Justice and FBI for investigation and potential violations of 18 U.S.C. § 371, § 1001, and § 1505 on October 25, 2018. In addition, on October 26, 2018, the Committee made a second criminal referral against Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department and FBI for investigation of potential violations of 18 U.S.C. §§ 1001 (knowingly providing materially false statements) and1505 (obstruction of a congressional investigation), based upon the NBC story that evidenced that Mr. Avenatti may have fabricated allegations by a second declarant. [Emphasis added].
For the record, Avenatti was arrested yesterday for assaulting a woman. He denies the charges. Believe all women!
You can bet Avenatti will suddenly take a huge interest in the same due process which was denied Kavanaugh.
In neither the committee’s investigation nor in the supplemental background investigation conducted by the FBI was there ANY evidence to substantiate or corroborate any of the allegations.
Why this matters
This matters because it has permanently damaged Brett Kavanaugh despite there still being no credible evidence that he committed the offences that have destoyed his reputation.
Further evidence of his reputation being destroyed appeared this morning in the SMH.
You see, the Oxford University press, publishers of the Oxford English Dictionary, have released thier word of the year, the “word that catches the annual mood”.
This year, their word is toxic:
The word beat other shortlisted possibilities, including gas-lighting (“manipulating someone by psychological means into accepting a false depiction of reality or doubting their own sanity”) and orbiting (“the action of abruptly withdrawing from direct communication with someone while still monitoring, and sometimes responding to, their activity on social media”) [Fairfax, via Associated Press].
This is the image Fairfax used to illustrate the story. This is pathetic.
Actually, it’s worse. It’s toxic.
The story in the SMH, as taken from Associated Press, did not mention Kavanaugh. The only reference was in the caption, yet this was their illustration of toxic.
You know what’s really toxic? Not Kavanaugh
The nomination of Brett Kavanaugh was not toxic.
Toxic was the circus which the media promoted without evidence.
Toxic was the destruction of his reputation without evidence.
Toxic was rubbish reporting and the use of images like that which make debate toxic.