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Judge Kavanaugh Doubles Down: ‘This Is a Completely False Allegation’

Posted on | September 17, 2018 | Comments Off on Judge Kavanaugh Doubles Down: ‘This Is a Completely False Allegation’

He again categorically denies the accusation from Professor Ford:

On Monday, after Ford said she would be willing to testify publicly, the White House released an updated statement from Kavanaugh: “This is a completely false allegation. I have never done anything like what the accuser describes—to her or to anyone. Because this never happened, I had no idea who was making this accusation until she identified herself yesterday. I am willing to talk to the Senate Judiciary Committee in any way the Committee deems appropriate to refute this false allegation, from 36 years ago, and defend my integrity.”

So we’re going to DEFCON 1 here — full thermonuclear Senate hearings.

When first I heard of this accusation, it was vaguely and anonymously described as being the subject of a letter Sen. Dianne Feinstein had forwarded to the FBI. It seemed rather silly, a desperate Hail Mary pass by the Democrats. After further revelations, I was willing to stipulate that, even if the accusation was basically true, so what? If 17-year-old Brett Kavanaugh drank more booze than he could handle and did something embarrassing, that struck me as par for the course — a bad thing to do, certainly, but what do we expect from drunk 17-year-olds? Now, however, Kavanaugh has again denied the accusation. He’s not accusing Professor Ford of merely exaggerating, he’s saying he never did “anything like what the accuser describes” — she’s lying, in other words.

OK, I was prepared for a last-ditch defense — i.e., assuming it was basically true, but hyped up with melodrama for political effect — and instead, it appears that Judge Kavanaugh is confident in his innocence, certain he never did such a thing, no matter how drunk he was in 1982.

Brace yourself, folks. This is gonna be a wild ride.



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