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9/27/2018

Two Men Interviewed After Claiming It Was Them, Not Brett Kavanaugh, Who Had Encounter With Blasey Ford

Filed under: General — Dana @ 6:58 am



[guest post by Dana]

During his interview with Fox News on Monday, Brett Kavanaugh said:

“I am not questioning and have not questioned that perhaps Dr. Ford at some point in her life was sexually assaulted by someone at some place,” he added. “But what I know is, I’ve never sexually assaulted anyone.”

Last night it was announced that the Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans had interviewed two men who claimed that it was them, not Brett Kavanaugh, who had been involved in the assault alleged by Christine Blasey Ford:

The committee has interviewed two men who came forward about the disputed assault at a summer house party. Both told the committee they, not Kavanaugh, “had the encounter with Dr. Ford in 1982 that is the basis of his complaint,” the release states.

One of the men was interviewed twice by committee staff. He also submitted two written statements, one on Monday and a second, more in-depth statement on Wednesday.

Committee staff spoke to a second man over the phone Wednesday who also said he believed he, not Kavanaugh, had the disputed encounter with Ford. “He explained his recollection of the details of the encounter” to staff, the release states.

Democrats were not happy with the timing of the two men coming forward:

“Republicans are flailing,” the aide said, according to NBC News. “They are desperately trying to muddy the waters. … Twelve hours before the hearing they suggest two anonymous men claimed to have assaulted her. Democrats were never informed of these assertions in interviews, in violation of Senate rules.”

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–Dana

17 Responses to “Two Men Interviewed After Claiming It Was Them, Not Brett Kavanaugh, Who Had Encounter With Blasey Ford”

  1. Throwing this up before the Big Event starts.

    Dana (023079)

  2. What a mess. I want to go home to my own planet. This world is insane.

    Simon Jester (c8876d)

  3. i think one of the anonymous Chrissy-rapers is probably Jeff Flake he’s definitely the right age and he’s been acting really weird since this all started

    happyfeet (28a91b)

  4. Wait. Where are the shouts from the esteemed Democrat Senators that Points of Order and adjournment are required? Grassley can make an opening statement? This is allowed?!

    Ed from SFV (6d42fa)

  5. We’re on ceti alpha 6

    Narciso (5ea76b)

  6. Alert the NIH; this ‘I am Spartacus’ stuff is goin’ around these days.

    DCSCA (797bc0)

  7. I can’t stand her voice. Gravelly like Ted Kennedy’s was. Her inflections at the end of sentences evokes those of a schoolgirl, not a woman of many letters. Neither of these traits has a thing to do with nervousness or “being terrified.”

    Ed from SFV (6d42fa)

  8. Concerning the potential reluctance of the men to publicly ID themselves, I am not sure that there is a MD statute of limitations for sexual assault. Anyone know?

    jim2 (a5dc71)

  9. There seems to be no statute of limitations for felonies in Maryland right now, but which felonies were 17-year olds liable for in 1982? What you want to look at is not the statute of limitations which can be ex post facto but, instead, the substantive offense alleged and the protections afforded to juveniles at the time which cannot be ex post facto.

    nk (dbc370)

  10. I don’t know for sure but several reports have said there is no statute of limitations for some felony crimes in Maryland.

    DRJ (15874d)

  11. nk’s answer is better than mine.

    DRJ (15874d)

  12. There seems to be no statute of limitations for felonies in Maryland right now, but which felonies were 17-year olds liable for in 1982?

    Given what Swetnick has admitted to, having been an adult present at a party where gang rape was supposedly occurring and knowing that it was occurring, wouldn’t this make her an accessory to the crime? Excluding of course the times she was supposedly busy getting raped herself. If so, accessory to a felony is itself a felony, right? If so, they would be able to prosecute her as well. Of course, NAL so defer to those who would/might know.

    Skorcher (5b282a)

  13. Thank you, DRJ. I know a little bit about this, although under Illinois law. The facts alleged would not have been a prima facie case for attempted rape but only simple battery, a class A misdemeanor, for which a 17-year old with Kavanugh’s otherwise clean record might (only “might”) have been adjudged delinquent with a high probability of non-custodial disposition; and the record would have been sealed and automatically expunged when he turned 18.

    Which knowing the foregoing only adds to my anger about what they’re doing to Kavanaugh. “With much wisdom there is much vexation”, and that’s a fact.

    nk (dbc370)


  14. i think one of the anonymous Chrissy-rapers is probably Jeff Flake he’s definitely the right age and he’s been acting really weird since this all started

    I dunno happyfeet, but perhaps his sons were in our fair city this past Monday night at Wrigley Field.

    urbanleftbehind (5eecdb)

  15. I can’t believe the Democrats are complaining about some kind of last-minute ambush, when they, led by Feinstein, are the masters of the last-minute ambush.

    Rochf (877dba)

  16. Was all this before or after Blasey-Ford was pole-dancing at the Boom-Boom Club? There are multiple witnesses including Harvey Weinsteiner and Anthony Weiner-Mayer, who don’t wish to be interviewed.

    Bill M (906260)

  17. 9. nk (dbc370) — 9/27/2018 @ 8:00 am

    What you want to look at is not the statute of limitations which can be ex post facto but, instead, the substantive offense alleged and the protections afforded to juveniles at the time which cannot be ex post facto

    I don’t think any statute of limitations can be ex post facto for anyone. Or else,m for uinstance, they would have passed special legislation for pedophiles, and Bill Cosby and others before him

    I think the statute of limitations can be extended ex post facto for civil lawsuits. That’s not criminal law.

    I have heard a number of people saying, including Kavanaugh, that there is no statute of limitations for sex crimes in Maryland. I have no confidence that anyone checked what the statute of limitation was then , in 1982. I think that’s a Democratic talking point, to make Kavanaugh’s defense harder.

    I think they were extended in many places in recent years, and I wouldn’t count on Kavanaugh’s lawyers to check.

    I have heard no specific claim as to when the statute of limitations was extended. There isn’t, and never was, any statute of limitations for any crime in Canada, (unusual fact) but I don’t think that’s true of any place in the United States. Tradionally, for any crime except murder it was about 10 years. (Japan, by the way has a 15-year statute of limitations for murder, or had maybe ten or more years ago.)

    Sammy Finkelman (02a146)


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