This entire matter is now getting to be transparent in a way that is making even the MSNBC viewers see through it. Through her lawyer, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her when the two were in their high school years (she can’t remember the date, time, place or how she got home, but she does remember they were at a party with alcohol) has now said there is no way she can be ready to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Monday, a time set aside by Chairman Chuck Grassley just to accommodate her request to be heard.
Oh, yeah, and the “victim” advocates want a full investigation by the FBI, which DOES NOT have jurisdiction over a non-felony juvenile charge in the state of Maryland before an appearance will be entertained. Never mind that Kavanaugh has been investigated by the FBI six times and this never surfaced before he was headed to the Supreme Court.
Lisa Banks, one of Ford’s lawyers, told CNN’s Anderson Cooper that though Ford is “prepared to cooperate with the committee and any law enforcement investigation… in whatever form that takes,” she is “not prepared to talk with them at a hearing on Monday” and “can’t focus on having a hearing” after receiving “death threats” and “harassment” in recent days.
Ford’s lawyers reportedly sent a letter to Senate Judiciary Committee Chuck Grassley (R-IA) on Tuesday evening indicating that Ford wants to testify after an FBI investigation is conducted. In the letter, Ford’s lawyers wrote that “a full investigation by law enforcement officials will ensure that the crucial facts and witnesses in this matter are assessed in a non-partisan manner, and that the Committee is fully informed before conducting any hearing or making any decisions.”
“We would welcome the opportunity to talk with you and Ranking Member Feinstein to discuss reasonable steps as to how Dr. Ford can cooperate while also taking care of her own health and security,” the letter continued.
The letter goes on to tell of hate mail and death threats, all of which seem not to have been anticipated.
Buttercup, cry rape on a man well respected in his field without any evidence and the witnesses you claim were there denying the incident occurred on sworn and signed affidavits and you better be ready for this sort of treatment.
“Asking her to come forward in four or five days and sit before the Judiciary Committee on national tv is not a fair process,” Banks continued. “Any talk of a hearing on Monday is premature because she just came forward with these allegations 48 hours ago.”
And yet this woman sat on the story for something like thirty-six years.
Sure. Stalling for time. Don’t think the American people are so stupid we don’t see it.