The Jury Talks Back


Open Thread: Slow News Day

Filed under: Uncategorized — Patterico @ 7:15 am

Nothing much happening today. What’s on your mind?

Oh: if you’re going to be following the whole “did our Supreme Court nominee facilitate chain rape and commit sexual assault?” hearing, here are a couple of tidbits.

Not to pull an Ed Whelan on you, but maybe it was these guys who attacked Ford?

The Senate Judiciary Committee has interviewed two men this week who say that they, not Supreme Court justice nominee Brett Kavanaugh, were involved in the sexual assault that Dr. Christine Blasey Ford alleged happened in the summer of 1982.

Then again, maybe not:

The news was included in a timeline released Wednesday evening by the committee, and it is unclear how seriously the committee is taking the claims. Republican South Carolina Sen. Lindsey Graham called one of the men “crazy as a loon” when asked about the claims Thursday morning on “Fox & Friends.”

I hear that Sen. Mazie Hirono said on CNN that she is Very Upset that “shadow people” are claiming credit. Because if there’s one thing that shouldn’t affect this process, it’s anonymous accusations from shadow people who might be lunatics. OH BY THE WAY DID YOU HEAR ABOUT THE NEW ACCUSATION AGAINST BRETT KAVANAUGH?!?!?!?

Oh, and as for the creepy porn lawyer’s client? There’s this:

Julie Swetnick, the woman who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh and a friend of attending house parties where women — including herself — were sexually assaulted, had a restraining order filed against her years later in Miami by her former boyfriend.

A Miami-Dade County court docket shows a petition for injunction against Swetnick was filed March 1, 2001, by her former boyfriend, Richard Vinneccy, who told POLITICO Wednesday the two had dated for four years before they broke up.

Thirteen days later, the case was dismissed, not long after an affidavit of non-ability to advance fees was filed.

According to Vinneccy, Swetnick threatened him after they broke up and even after he got married to his current wife and had a child.

“Right after I broke up with her, she was threatening my family, threatening my wife and threatening to do harm to my baby at that time,” Vinneccy said in a telephone interview with POLITICO. “I know a lot about her.”

“She’s not credible at all,” he said. “Not at all.”

Vinneccy is a victim. Believe victims!

Enjoy today’s shenanigans! And always remember: we have to delay and investigate some more! It’s the Democrat way.


  1. I’m sorry, but I’m a little confused by Mr. Vinneccy’s quote. Admittedly, I don’t have the full context, but as quoted he says:

    “Right after I broke up with her, she was threatening my family, threatening my wife…”

    Was he married when he was dating her or was this just a sloppy quote (by him or the person taking the quote)?

    Of course, none of this strikes me as relevant to the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh, but it is more than a little ironic for him to call her not credible (which I believe) if he was dating her while married to someone else. Until otherwise, I’ll assume it’s just a sloppy quote and he meant she threatened him later…

    Comment by Ryan — 9/27/2018 @ 9:49 am

  2. If Kavanaugh had been guilty as sin, we might at some point have heard accusations of stereotyping gentry Irish-Americans.

    JFK seems fairly plausible as having been a serial rapist. If so, the FBI probably was at least complicit in coverups. Does this create enough doubt to think that the rape gang scenario is even possible? Not unless there were a whole lot of mysterious deaths of FBI agents with daughters at those schools at those times.

    I’m thinking rabid partisanship and a politicized judicial system. The obvious cure for which is more rabid partisanship and politicization of the judicial system. Well, actually, I have no clue whatsoever about what should be done on any sort of higher level. My only influence is my personal behavior.

    Comment by BobtheRegisterredFool — 9/27/2018 @ 1:32 pm

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