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What else could he have done at the age of 17 that the FBI would be interested in now?

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Yes. No need to read article.

#1 | Posted by HeliumRat at 2018-09-14 06:42 AM | Reply

Another rapist in a high office of government?

I would have thought having a rapist as president of the US would be enough for the pro-rapist crowd.

#2 | Posted by kudzu at 2018-09-14 07:03 AM | Reply

So, if he raped a girl and she got pregnant would he still oppose her right to have an abortion? Someone needs to ask him so we can better understand the level of hypocrisy this political hack is.

#3 | Posted by danni at 2018-09-14 12:10 PM | Reply

Leftwing McCarthyism. There are no charges of rape, as the original headline stated.

#4 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 12:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Leftwing McCarthyism. There are no charges of rape, as the original headline stated.

#4 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-09-14 12:13 PM | FLAG:

If someone accuses him of sexual misconduct, isn't that worth bringing to light?

#5 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-14 12:18 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

So, if he raped a girl and she got pregnant would he still oppose her right to have an abortion? #3 | POSTED BY DANNI

Of course he'd oppose her right and then force her to have an abortion anyway. As long as the woman has no choice, a scumbag like kavanaugh is delighted.

#6 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-09-14 12:23 PM | Reply

--If someone accuses him of sexual misconduct, isn't that worth bringing to light?

Did someone publicly accuse him of that or is Feinstein just smearing him with cowardly accusations?

#7 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 12:23 PM | Reply

You could tell watching the hearing that he gives off a ----- vibe the way he treats those basketball girls.

#8 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-09-14 12:24 PM | Reply

Did someone publicly accuse him of that or is Feinstein just smearing him with cowardly accusations?
#7 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

She's not a republican; kavanaugh smears himself no problem.

#9 | Posted by IndianaJones at 2018-09-14 12:25 PM | Reply

Just what could somebody have done decades ago at age 17 that would still interest the FBI?

Rape and murder are the only things I can think of if you can think of others please post them.

#10 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-14 12:29 PM | Reply

Did someone publicly accuse him of that or is Feinstein just smearing him with cowardly accusations?

#7 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-09-14 12:23 PM | FLAG:

Someone gave her information which she, in turn, gave to the FBI.

#11 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-14 12:29 PM | Reply

--Rape and murder are the only things I can think of if you can think of others please post them.

Last-minute leftwing smear job.

#12 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 12:37 PM | Reply

Last-minute leftwing smear job.

#12 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-09-14 12:37 PM | FLAG:

Nulli hates waiting for the facts.

#13 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-14 12:38 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Someone gave her information which she, in turn, gave to the FBI.

She did the responsible thing. She referred it to the FBI for investigation. Anything less would be negligent.

#14 | Posted by YAV at 2018-09-14 12:43 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Fox News has confirmed that the letter involved an allegation about Kavanaugh while a student at Georgetown Preparatory School in Bethesda, Maryland in the 1980s. A woman, who was also in high school at the time, accused Kavanaugh in the letter of holding her down and trying to force himself on her during a party, before she got away. The details were first reported Friday by the New Yorker."

www.msn.com

A Sexual-Misconduct Allegation Against the Supreme Court Nominee Brett Kavanaugh Stirs Tension Among Democrats in Congress

https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/a-sexual-misconduct-allegation-against-the-supreme-court- nominee-brett-kavanaugh-stirs-tension-among-democrats-in-congress

#15 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 12:48 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Fixing link:

www.newyorker.com

#16 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 12:48 PM | Reply

--She did the responsible thing. She referred it to the FBI for investigation. Anything less would be negligent.

According to "sources" she received a letter in July and waited for the hearings to finish. Why did she do that? The dems weren't shy about using Anita Hill against Thomas.

#17 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 12:54 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

I don't know, Null. You're quoting "sources" as if they can't be taken seriously, then citing "sources" to base your question impugning Feinstein. I've stated only that that is factual.

It's true Thomas never should have been put on the Supreme Court, though.

#18 | Posted by YAV at 2018-09-14 01:00 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

"Last-minute leftwing smear job."

It wouldn't be late in the nominating process if the GOP wasn't trying to ram this nomination through.

#19 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 01:13 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 3

--f the GOP wasn't trying to ram this nomination through.

That's been debunked repeatedly. This is no procedurally different than past nominees.

#20 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 01:18 PM | Reply | Funny: 1 | Newsworthy 1

Reports are coming in that he is accused of either rape or attempted rape.

#21 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-14 01:27 PM | Reply

Yeah. "Reports."

#22 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 01:31 PM | Reply

Tor, see the NYer article I linked to above:

The woman, who has asked not to be identified, first approached Democratic lawmakers in July, shortly after Trump nominated Kavanaugh. The allegation dates back to the early nineteen-eighties, when Kavanaugh was a high-school student at Georgetown Preparatory School, in Bethesda, Maryland, and the woman attended a nearby high school. In the letter, the woman alleged that, during an encounter at a party, Kavanaugh held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her. She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to conceal the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand. She was able to free herself. Although the alleged incident took place decades ago and the three individuals involved were minors, the woman said that the memory had been a source of ongoing distress for her, and that she had sought psychological treatment as a result.

In a statement, Kavanaugh said, "I categorically and unequivocally deny this allegation. I did not do this back in high school or at any time."

Kavanaugh's classmate said of the woman's allegation, "I have no recollection of that."

www.newyorker.com

#23 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 01:31 PM | Reply

"Reports."
#22 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN

Sounds as though the accusation was made, so the reports must be accurate. Question is whether he actually committed rape or attempted.

#24 | Posted by rstybeach11 at 2018-09-14 01:32 PM | Reply

Maybe it's nothing, but I am struck by Kavanaugh's categorical and unequivocal denial versus his also implicated classmate's lack of memory denial. Seems like something you would remember happening or not happening.

#25 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 01:34 PM | Reply

--first approached Democratic lawmakers in July,

Like I said. Holding it back until after the hearings so the "witness" can't be questioned in public. This is a hit job.

#26 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 01:37 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

That's been debunked repeatedly. This is no procedurally different than past nominees.

#20 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-09-14 01:18 PM | FLAG:

Except for all the documents being withheld and the perverse refusal of rightists to investigate these latest accusations.

#27 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-14 01:41 PM | Reply

I listened to caller on the radio state "Kavanaugh is an honest and caring man". When confronted with the many times he has blatantly lied to Congress he doubled down and called it "deep state anti-Trump people".

You can't beat a moron.

#28 | Posted by 726 at 2018-09-14 01:41 PM | Reply

"Holding it back until after the hearings so the "witness" can't be questioned in public."

Who says it was held back at all?

#29 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-14 01:43 PM | Reply

I don't know if this witness is telling the truth or not, but the only hit job that is going to happen is the one on this woman once her name gets leaked. Count on it.

#30 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 01:47 PM | Reply

They just happened to have this handy:

Phil Mattingly @Phil_Mattingly

Shortly after the NYer story posted, Senate Judiciary Committee Rs circulate a letter from 65 women who knew Kavanaugh in High School, vouching for his character:

twitter.com

#31 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 01:55 PM | Reply

Nulli - get a grip man. You can't have it both ways. Sources are sources. It appears this is legit.

As for why would Feinstein hold this off until the this point? Are you brain dead or what? It is Politics. Now that we are to the point where his confirmation is impending and you have a woman who doesn't want to come forward in the first place - you play the card. Now it is on the Republicans if they are going to vote for a man accused of attempted rape and just think how close November is.

Trump was warned Kavanaugh had some skeletons and wouldn't be the easy candidate. Looks like he has money issues, temper issues and is at least an attempted rapist. Great nominee hey? Law and order kind of guy? Not corruptible at all? LOTS of question marks here.

#32 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-09-14 02:25 PM | Reply

--You can't have it both ways. Sources are sources.
.
My source was right. The Dems had this since July but didn't bring it up in the hearings. Why? Were they afraid their witch tribunal witness wouldn't hold up under questioning?

#33 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 02:33 PM | Reply

"The Dems had this since July but didn't bring it up in the hearings. Why? Were they afraid their witch tribunal witness wouldn't hold up under questioning?"

Idle speculation.

Meanwhile, your reaction to this is proof positive how little you care about sexual assault allegations.

#34 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-14 02:35 PM | Reply | Funny: 1

--if they are going to vote for a man accused of attempted rape

Are you now, or have ever been, a member of the Communist Party?

#35 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 02:35 PM | Reply

Are you now, or have ever been, a member of the Communist Party?

#35 | POSTED BY NULLIFIDIAN AT 2018-09-14 02:35 PM | FLAG:

Too funny coming from our resident Red baiter.

#36 | Posted by DirkStruan at 2018-09-14 02:38 PM | Reply

--They just happened to have this handy:

Sounds sinister doesn't it? lol

"Signatories of the letter are coming forward to say they only learned about it last night. Indeed, the idea that it's hard to immediately gather supporting signatures from peers -- in the age of Facebook and Twitter -- is flat-out bizarre. Right now I have at least 293 friends from high school who are also Facebook friends. I can reach them in seconds, and they can amplify the message on their own pages in minutes. Reflecting back on the four-day nightmare also known as the "French for POTUS trial balloon," I was simply stunned at the sheer number of people from my past who came forward to offer help and support. And I wasn't even a tenth as prominent as Kavanaugh."

www.nationalreview.com

#37 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 03:36 PM | Reply

Since Kavanagh went to an all boys prep school, some are wondering where they came up with 65 high school female friends, who knew him well enough to testify to his good character.

#38 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 03:45 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

Hey, a real lawyer noticed the same thing I did:

southpaw @nycsouthpaw

I keep coming back to the classmate's answer and how much less categorical and more equivocal it is than Kavanaugh's.

#39 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 03:47 PM | Reply

Kavanaugh contradicts White House account of credit card debt, raising more questions

www.yahoo.com

#40 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-14 03:49 PM | Reply

--Since Kavanagh went to an all boys prep school, some are wondering where they came up with 65 high school female friends, who knew him well enough to testify to his good character.

Sinister isn't it? And what about coaching young girls? The dude is definitely a perv.

#41 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 03:49 PM | Reply

And how come he hires female law clerks? Very, very suspicious.

#42 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-14 03:51 PM | Reply

unverified sources-

A source who said they were briefed on the contents of the letter said it described an incident involving Kavanaugh and a woman that took place when both were 17 years old and at a party. According to the source, Kavanaugh and a male friend had locked her in a room against her will, making her feel threatened, but she was able to get out of the room. The Guardian has not verified the apparent claims in the letter. It is not yet clear who wrote it.

#43 | Posted by homerj at 2018-09-14 04:09 PM | Reply

The Federal Bureau of Investigation has declined to investigate Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh over allegations sent to them by Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA).

Matt Zapotosky of The Washington Post quoted an FBI official as saying: "Upon receipt of the information on the night of September 12, we included it as part of Judge Kavanaugh's background file, as per the standard process." He also reported that the agency was not opening a criminal investigation into what Kavanaugh may or may not have done as a high school student.

#44 | Posted by homerj at 2018-09-14 04:10 PM | Reply

Is Kavanaugh the first supreme court nominee to be accused of a sexual crime?

#45 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-14 05:06 PM | Reply

Are you now, or have ever been, a member of the Communist Party?

#35 | Posted by nullifidian

Nope but I was a member of the Republican party then I woke up oh say a couple decades ago.

#46 | Posted by GalaxiePete at 2018-09-14 05:58 PM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I want to know if he ever quit beating his wife. Just a simple yes or no.

#47 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-09-14 07:40 PM | Reply

Leftwing McCarthyism.
#4 | Posted by nullifidian

I would expect a "political scientist" such as yourself to understand what McCarthyism actually is.

Wait, it's nulli. I don't expect you to demonstrate knowledge of a damned thing.

#48 | Posted by jpw at 2018-09-15 02:11 AM | Reply

Kavanaugh held her down, and that he attempted to force himself on her. She claimed in the letter that Kavanaugh and a classmate of his, both of whom had been drinking, turned up music that was playing in the room to conceal the sound of her protests, and that Kavanaugh covered her mouth with his hand.

No wonder the------------------- is sweet on Kavanaugh.

#49 | Posted by reinheitsgebot at 2018-09-15 08:07 AM | Reply

How is this unlike McCarthyism?

#50 | Posted by visitor_ at 2018-09-15 08:21 AM | Reply

One anonymous source with a claim going back decades is not enough to stop Kavanaugh from being confirmed, and honestly it shouldn't be. It would take multiple on the record sources with stories to tell to be a viable challenge, and even then since this is the GOP we are talking about, it's doubtful their stories would make a difference.

#51 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-15 11:24 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 2

Goofy Diane Feinstein really screwed up that hatchet job.

twitter.com

She redacted the accuser's name! lol. How can the FBI investigate that?

#52 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-15 11:36 AM | Reply

She redacted it because the woman didn't want her name released. If she had left on the name and the FBI turned the letter over to the WH, you know the name would have been leaked by now, against the woman's wishes. I understand why the woman doesn't want her identity known, but I don't know how anonymous accusers can have their stories taken seriously.

#53 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-15 11:42 AM | Reply

--but I don't know how anonymous accusers can have their stories taken seriously.

It didn't keep the desperate dems from trying this dirty trick. They had this since July and tried a last minute Hail Mary after the hearings. What a farce.

#54 | Posted by nullifidian at 2018-09-15 11:49 AM | Reply | Newsworthy 1

I think if the Dems had wanted to use this as a dirty trick, they would have done so earlier. Feinstein likely knew there wasn't enough there, there, but also felt the need to do something with the information, lest she be charged later with ignoring it. Handing the info over to the FBI, who aren't going to investigate it and who turned it over to the WH, was probably the best thing to do.

#55 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-15 11:54 AM | Reply

"Feinstein likely knew there wasn't enough there, there,"

By that I don't mean that Feinstein thought the woman's story was false. I mean that unless the woman was willing to go on the record, her account, while troubling, was just that: a faceless accusation.

#56 | Posted by Gal_Tuesday at 2018-09-15 12:19 PM | Reply

Even Bill Maher is calling BS on this one.

#57 | Posted by sentinel at 2018-09-16 11:15 AM | Reply

Get ready to soil yourself sentinel the accuser has come forward.

#58 | Posted by Tor at 2018-09-16 05:09 PM | Reply

#54 Nulli

The "dirty trick" is that this was suppressed until the last minute so that Trump wouldn't have a chance to put up an alternate candidate before the House likely changes hands in November. It's revenge for Merrick Garland.

Otherwise, this accuser seems pretty legit, as far as having passed a polygraph test and having coorberating notes from 2012 therapy sessions.

#59 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-09-16 07:20 PM | Reply

- having coorberating notes from 2012 therapy sessions.

Who in hell has notes from therapy lying around? Anyone?

Zed...did you keep your notes?

#60 | Posted by SheepleSchism at 2018-09-16 07:22 PM | Reply

#60 This was on KRDO. Is there wiggle-room? Sure. But it is an important piece of the puzzle.

From KRDO:

"The Post reports that while her husband recalls Ford mentioning Kavanaugh's name in therapy, notes from her therapist that were reviewed by the newspaper do not mention his name. The therapist's notes say that four boys were involved, but Ford said that was an error on the therapist's part. She told The Post there were four boys at the party but only two in the room."

#61 | Posted by Karabekian at 2018-09-16 07:29 PM | Reply

Palo Alto University "Professor".

LOL

#62 | Posted by Rightocenter at 2018-09-16 07:54 PM | Reply

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