Debra Katz, the lawyer for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser, Christine Ford, sent a letter Tuesday night that one could study as an exercise in not saying much of anything. It did, however, reveal quite a bit about Ms. Ford:
“As the Judiciary Committee has recognized and done before, an FBI investigation of the incident should be the first step in addressing her allegations. 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.”
That’s the money paragraph. It’s Katz’s way of saying a delay in Committee proceedings is the most important thing right now. It does seem curious that Ms. Ford’s goals now align precisely with Senate Democrats. On Monday, Ms. Katz told the world:
“My client will do whatever is necessary to make sure that the Senate Judiciary Committee has the full story and the full set of allegations to allow them to make a fully informed decision.”
That was before Republicans called her bluff. In response to the charges against Kavanaugh, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley (R-IA) scheduled another round of hearings for Monday, September 24th. Invited to testify are Ms. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, and Mr. Mark Judge – the man Ms. Ford claims was with Kavanaugh when he assaulted her. Because of Ms. Ford’s statements and those of her attorney’s, the world assumed Ford would certainly testify. Then later in the day, stories started to filter out; the committee had trouble reaching Ms. Katz, Ford’s legal team had not agreed she would testify, etc.
That build-up culminated in Katz’s letter to Grassley. What other clues does it offer about Ford? Well, let’s consider the letter’s release. Was it sent to Grassley and published on kmblegal.com? Was it sent to a PR Newswire service? No – Katz gave an exclusive to CNN and Anderson Cooper. Cooper opened his show Tuesday night with:
“We begin tonight with breaking news you’ll only see it here. Christine Blasey Ford, the woman, accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her, wants the FBI to investigate her allegations before talking to the Senate Judiciary Committee about it. We know this because 360 has exclusively obtained a letter her attorneys have just moments ago sent to Chuck Grassley.”
That may seem like a small detail, but I submit it is, in fact, a smoking gun. What is says is that Ms. Ford and Ms. Katz, instead of playing things straight, are trying to game the system. They don’t teach you which personality at which network to give exclusives to in law school. That’s because such games are part of zealously representing your client’s political interests, not legal ones.
Meanwhile, Mark Judge has declined, through his own lawyer, the invitation to testify at a new hearing. That seems like the best course of action for him, given that he has been named as a participant in a sexual assault in a jurisdiction with no statute of limitations on the crime. All it would take is one Democrat prosecutor there to bring charges for the fun and admiration it would bring them, and Mr. Judge might have to spend most his net worth defending himself.
When Democrat Senators are willing to accuse witnesses of lying without evidence and trying so hard to malign them that even the Washington Post calls them liars, what hope is there for a man like Judge? While the Senators are responsible for their own disgusting displays of political theater instead of oversight, Chuck Grassley bears a good bit of the blame too. He has been an unmitigated disaster as a committee chairman. He lets senators run roughshod over any sense of order and decorum, and all but ceded control of previous hearings to an unruly mob organized by radical Islamic leftist Linda Sarsour and paid for by George Soros, among others.
Judiciary Committee Chairman Grassley
That may sound like a conspiracy theory, but the groups involved admit it, proudly proclaiming their participation. The payments are structured, not as pay-for-protest fees, but an advance on “post and forfeit” payments. Those payments function the same as fines, and once paid, the arrestee walks free. One woman claimed to have disrupted and been arrested at Kavanaugh’s hearing three separate times.
A person would have to get a big benefit to subject themselves to such an ordeal as Monday’s scheduled hearing. Why would Mark Judge? It seems he can only lose. At least now his face isn’t well known, and he can go to the supermarket without loonies screaming at him. Why would Christine Ford? She has already delayed the nomination, and the left reveres her, believes her, celebrates her. Kavanaugh has enough motivation as his joining the Supreme Court depends on it. So, it’s a fair bet that he will be there on Monday, and a sure bet that we will let you know what happens – with him and anyone else Chairman Grassley allows to have the floor.