After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away. Ramirez is now calling for the F.B.I. to investigate Kavanaugh’s role in the incident. “I would think an F.B.I. investigation would be warranted,” she said. – Ronan Farrow and Jane Meyer [The New Yorker]
REPUBLICANS knew about the second woman which is why Senators Grassley and McConnell worked to push the Brett Kavanaugh nomination through without hearing from Dr. Blasey.
They are now digging in and pointing blame at — wait for it — Democrats because they didn’t do their job and properly vet their nominee.
A story which Michael Avenatti foreshadowed on Twitter Sunday because Ms. Ramirez is his client.
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After seeing Judge’s denial, Elizabeth Rasor, who met Judge at Catholic University and was in a relationship with him for about three years, said that she felt morally obligated to challenge his account that “ ‘no horseplay’ took place at Georgetown Prep with women.” Rasor stressed that “under normal circumstances, I wouldn’t reveal information that was told in confidence,” but, she said, “I can’t stand by and watch him lie.” In an interview with The New Yorker, she said, “Mark told me a very different story.” Rasor recalled that Judge had told her ashamedly of an incident that involved him and other boys taking turns having sex with a drunk woman. Rasor said that Judge seemed to regard it as fully consensual. She said that Judge did not name others involved in the incident, and she has no knowledge that Kavanaugh participated. But Rasor was disturbed by the story and noted that it undercut Judge’s protestations about the sexual innocence of Georgetown Prep. (Barbara Van Gelder, an attorney for Judge, said that he “categorically denies” the account related by Rasor. Van Gelder said that Judge had no further comment.)
If you were wondering why Senate Rs were so frantic last week about their Kavanaugh timetable, well, here's some critical context from @RonanFarrow and @JaneMayerNYer https://t.co/DrkT6UDEu5 pic.twitter.com/jabztOwZDf
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Merrick. Garland. https://t.co/8gH9QIBtcR
— Joe Scarborough (@JoeNBC) September 24, 2018
Are there Yale dorm room floor plans on Zillow? Asking for Ed Whelan.
— Jon Favreau (@jonfavs) September 24, 2018
A great insight into #DrBlaseyFord 's professional success and private trauma. Very compelling read.
Kavanaugh accuser Christine Blasey Ford moved 3,000 miles to reinvent her life. It wasn’t far enough. https://t.co/Mt6vN5u8kR
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