“I’ve ordered the FBI to conduct a supplemental investigation to update Judge Kavanaugh’s file," Trump said in a statement. "As the Senate has requested, this update must be limited in scope and completed in less than one week.”
This one week delay sent conservatives heads', mine included, collectively crashing to our desks, but after seeing the FBI immediately start contacting the first two accusers, as well as the collective whining by liberals and Democrat politicians, I have begun to see the method behind the madness.
SPINELESS RINOS GIVEN POLITICAL COVER
Senator Jeff Flake, the spineless Republican on the Judiciary committee, who delayed the committee vote then requested the FBI be given a week to supplement their FBI report on Judge Kavanaugh, before voting with the committee Republicans to move the nomination forward to the full Senate, is a blight on the party, and one that thankfully will not be running for reelection.
With that said, his request could have been ignored, but it did manage to offer other spineless RINOs (Republican In Name Only), such as Susan Collins and Lisa Murkowski, political cover to vote for Judge Kavanaugh after the FBI is finished, something that was not guaranteed before President Trump's calculated decision to order the limited FBI action.
After President Trump agreed and ordered the FBI to supplement its report on Judge Kavauagh, both Collins and Murkowski issued statements, with Collins saying "I support this sensible agreement," and Murkowski asserting that "allowing the FBI up to one week to supplement its background investigation is appropriate."
With the GOP only holding a slim 51-49 majority in the Senate, there isn't much wiggle room for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to lose any Republican votes. If there were to be a 50-50 vote, then VP Pence would be the tie-breaker.
PULLING THE RUG OUT FROM UNDER THE DEMOCRATS
Since the first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, crawled out from under her rock, Democrats and liberals across the internet consistently screeched that the FBI should "investigate."
Since the four people that Ford claimed was present when she was allegedly assaulted (she claims she was held down, groped and Kavanaugh put his hand over her mouth) all denied knowledge or memory of the "party" or gathering she described, and all are willing to tell the FBI the same thing, and since Ford could not remember exactly where or when this alleged incident happened, the FBI really doesn't have much to "investigate."
Ms. Leland Keysey, Ford's longtime friend has issued another statement, under penalty of perjury, to the Senate Judiciary Committee, stating she would cooperate with the FBI investigation, but that she still has no recollection of the incident in question.
It is hard to investigate an event no one remembers and to which there are no key details offered to investigators.
As to the second accuser, Deborah Ramirez, who is part of the scope of the FBI investigation, her claim was that at a college party, while she was drunk and on the floor, Judge Kavanaugh exposed himself to her, an event that no one else could corroborate ever having happened, nor could anyone say Kavanaugh was even present, again we have a situation where the FBI is left taking her statement, but unable to "investigate" any details. According to the NYT, Ms. Ramirez had also told friends she could not be sure it was Kavanaugh who exposed himself, and only "remembered" it was him after six days of having her memory "prodded" by Democratic operatives and her lawyers.
By limiting the investigation to current and credible allegations, with all witnesses saying they will cooperate fully, President Trump has taken the "investigate" hammer out of the democrats hands, literally pulling the rug out from under them, which is why they are now screaming bloody murder about the "scope" of the investigation being limited, because now they can get no traction, nor another FBI investigation, if more liberal activists crawl out of the woodwork.
It is being reported that the third allegation is not being investigated by the FBI, the one by Julie Swetnick, who claims she attended more than ten parties, where Judge Kavanaugh and Mark Judge were present, claiming that girls were drugged and gang raped at those parties, and that in 1982, she became one of the victims, then went on to attend more parties throughout 1983.
As I have previously detailed, Swetnick is two years older than Kavanaugh, and between 1982 and 1983, she would have then been of legal age, attending parties with minors, who she claims were drinking and doing drugs. Multiple news outlets, such as the Wall Street Journal and NYT, spoke with "dozens of former classmates and colleagues, but couldn't reach anyone with knowledge of her allegations. No friends have come forward to publicly support her claims," as reported by the WSJ.
Swetnick worked at Portland-based Webtrends for a few months in 2000, according to a civil suit the Portland company filed against her late that year. The company said she was hired as a professional services engineer to work off-site. It's not clear whether she ever worked in Webtrends' Portland office.
In the suit, Webtrends alleged Swetnick claimed to have graduated from Johns Hopkins University but the company said it subsequently learned the school had no record of her attendance. Webtrends said she also "falsely described her work experience" at a prior employer.
The suit also alleges Swetnick "engaged in unwelcome, sexually offensive conduct" while at Webtrends and "made false and retaliatory allegations that other co-workers had engaged in inappropriate conduct toward her."
The suit alleges Swetnick "engaged in unwelcome sexual innuendo and inappropriate conduct" directed at two male employees during a business lunch, with Webtrends customers present. Swetnick claimed two other employees had sexually harassed her, according to the suit.
Webtrends' suit said it determined Swetnick had engaged in misconduct but could not find evidence to support her allegations against her colleagues. Later, the company alleged, Swetnick took medical leave and simultaneously claimed unemployment benefits in the District of Columbia.
According to the Associated Press, Swetnick has been involved in at least six legal cases over the past 25 years, in Maryland, Oregon and Florida.
Frankly, in my opinion, Swetnick is the least credible of any of the allegations to date and her attorney should consider himself lucky the FBI isn't probing into her claims, since she was an adult at the time that she claims she witnessed female minors being raped, and she did nothing to help them, nor did she report it to the police, but admits she continued to attend the alleged parties.
By giving Democrats exactly what they wanted, but with the Senate limiting the scope to current credible allegations, President Trump has put Democrats into a very bad position. If they complain, they continue to expose the blatant political nature of their demands, yet they have boxed themselves into a corner because they simply must "resist" everything and anything Trump-related, and Judge Kavanaugh is Trump's second Supreme Court nominee, so they will continue to make unreasonable demands, alienating moderate Democrat voters and Independents to appease their radical liberal faction of the party.
Over on social media, I am noting more and more people completely disgusted with the circus the Democrats have turned this confirmation process into.
I am seeing this type of sentiment all across social media, indicating that Democrats have overplayed their hand to the point where they are quite literally driving moderates and Independents away.
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