On Sunday, Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser broke her silence citing that she wanted to be the one to tell her story after she heard people “repeating inaccuracies about her,” received visits from reporters and “felt her privacy being chipped away.” Today’s media leaks almost guarantee that anonymity is dead.
Christine Blasey Ford, a professor at Palo Alto University in northern California, revealed that she is the person who wrote a confidential letter to her Democratic congresswoman, when she believed that Kavanaugh was going to be nominated by President Donald Trump for U.S. Supreme Court justice.
In her letter, Ford claimed that Kavanaugh attempted to sexually assault her when they were both in high school.
According to reports, Ford was 15 years old at the time the alleged incident occurred. She attended an all girls school that was located approximately seven miles away from the all boys school that Kavanaugh was attending.
Kavanaugh was reportedly 17 years old when the alleged incident occurred.
Pausing for a moment, let’s not lose sight of the fact that we have an allegation of an incident that occurred 35 years ago when Ford was a MINOR and Kavanaugh was also a MINOR.
Consider whether the act Ford asserts happened would have been labeled a “crime” 35 years ago because it involved minors.
Ford publicly stated what she recalls:
“One summer in the early 1980s, Kavanaugh and a friend — both “stumbling drunk corralled her into a bedroom during a gathering of teenagers at a house in Montgomery County.
While his friend watched, Kavanaugh pinned her to a bed on her back and groped her over her clothes, grinding his body against hers and clumsily attempting to pull off her one-piece bathing suit and the clothing she wore over it. When she tried to scream, she said, he put his hand over her mouth.
I thought he might inadvertently kill me. He was trying to attack me and remove my clothing.”
According to reports, notes from Ford’s therapists confirms that she claims she was attacked by students “from an elitist boys’ school” who went on to become “highly respected and high-ranking members of society in Washington.”
Ford also claims her therapist’s notes incorrectly stated that there were four boys at the party instead of only two that Ford alleges was in the room.
Ford goes on to allege that Kavanaugh’s friend, Mark Judge, who she says was the other boy in the room, eventually jumped on top of herself and Kavanaugh, sending all three of them tumbling.
She claims she then ran to the bathroom and stayed there until she heard Kavanaugh and Judge leave.
Some aspects of Ford’s allegations are confusing.
Why doesn’t she claim that she thought Kavanaugh was going to “rape” her. Why does she omit the word “rape” and use other words to describe the incident?
Also, according to the Washington Post, notes from a therapy session the next year (when Ford would have been 16 years old) indicates Ford described a “rape attempt” in her late teens.
Would 15 or 16 years of age be considered a person’s late teens or was there another incident Ford was speaking about?
If Judge, as she claims, jumped on top of her and Kavanaugh, why would she not also accuse him of attacking her?
What was Ford’s reason for not telling anyone about the incident?
Ford alleges she told no one about the incident until 2012, when she was in couple’s counseling. She also indicates she feared getting in trouble with her parents for being in a place where teens were drinking.
Also, Ford could have come forward with her claims when Kavanaugh was seeking appointment to the Appellate court judge. Why didn’t she?
Or is Ford, a Democrat, concerned only with a conservative being appointed to the Supreme Court?
Kavanaugh’s friend, Judge does not corroborate Ford’s statement.
Interestingly, Judge who Ford claims was in the room the night Kavanaugh attacked her, issued a statement before Ford released her name as the author of the anonymous letter.
Judge initially said in response to the original anonymous allegation:
“It’s just absolutely nuts. I never saw Brett act that way.”
Judge told the New York Times that Kavanaugh was a “brilliant student” who loved sports and was not “into anything crazy or illegal.”
Judge did not comment further after Ford came forward on Sunday.
Does the polygraph prove Ford is telling the truth?
Ford claims that her attorney advised her to take a polygraph test in August.
Reports indicate that a polygraph administered by a “former FBI agent” “concluded that Ford was being truthful when she said a statement summarizing her allegations was accurate.”
Not knowing the credentials of the former FBI agent and what was actually summarized during the polygraph, renders the outcome “unreliable” at best at this point.
There are several other elements that fail to substantiate key elements of Ford’s summation.
Reportedly, “Ford said she does not remember some key details of the incident. She said she believes it occurred in the summer of 1982, when she was 15, around the end of her sophomore year at the all-girls Holton-Arms School in Bethesda. Kavanaugh would have been 17 at the end of his junior year at Georgetown Prep.”
Ford also doesn’t remember who owned the house, remembers that no adults were present and recalls that SHE and others drank beer the night in question.
Ford further remembers that: “Each person had one beer but that Kavanaugh and Judge had started drinking earlier and were heavily intoxicated.”
Is there someone who can corroborate her statement? Was she inebriated and wrong about what happened?
Does it seem unlikely that a person would remember how many beers everyone at the party drank 35 years ago?
She also claims: “My biggest fear was, do I look like someone just attacked me?” She also said she recalled thinking: “I’m not ever telling anyone this. This is nothing, it didn’t happen, and he didn’t rape me.”
Are her stated “fears” a “normal” reaction to what she claims happened?
Ford’s story seems to come down to a “he said, she said.”
Kavanaugh initially “categorically and unequivocally denied” the anonymous allegation stating, “I did not do this back in high school or at any time.”
It has been reported through a White House spokesman that Kavanaugh declined to comment further on Ford’s allegation and did not respond to questions about whether he knew her during high school.
Additionally, Judge supports Kavanaugh’s denial when he says he “never saw Brett act that way.” Judge is not being accused of any wrongdoing that night by Ford so then he has nothing to gain by lying.
Republicans should press on and call for a vote as scheduled.
Ford’s allegations aren’t nearly as caustic as those claimed by Anita Hill during the Justice Clarence Thomas confirmation and he was confirmed to the Supreme Court as planned.
Applying Liberal Logic
Using the Left’s logic, since Ford admitted that she broke the law at age 15 (under the legal age of 21) when she knowingly drank alcohol, should we now question her ability to be a professor some 35 years later because she used poor judgment and committed a “crime”?
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