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NEW. The Washington Post Sandbagged the Story That Might Have Cleared Brett Kavanaugh

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Yesterday, there were two steps forward on the road to the confirmation of Brett Kavanaugh.

The lawyers for Christine Ford, she’s the California woman who has accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of groping her at a party 37 years ago, and the Senate Judiciary Committee agreed that Ford would testify on Thursday.

This represents a walkback for Chuck Grassley and makes one queasey at what else he may give away in order to propitiate the angry, hairy goddesses of #MeToo.

The second item was that another person Ford had named as a witness, Leland Ingham Keyser, provided a statement to the Senate Judiciary Committee. She said that a) she didn’t know Brett Kavanaugh and b) she was never at a party like the one described by Ford.

If you are keeping score, this makes four people–Brett Kavanaugh, Mark Judge, Patrick Smyth, and Leland Keyser–who have denied this incident ever happened under penalty of perjury.

The only person who has not made a statement under oath is…Christine Ford.

Now the Wall Street Journal’s Kimberly Strassel reports that the Washington Post knew of Keyser, they knew of her denial, and they refused to report it.

2) The email wants a comment from him. The subsequent story would reveal Christine Ford’s name, and give details of the supposed “assault.”

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 23, 2018

4) This matters for two big reasons–Ford’s credibility and WaPo’s. The subsequent WaPo story would go on to cite Ford’s name and details, and also list notes from a therapist that Ford told this to in 2012. Read carefully what WaPo reports, the same day it emails Judge:

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 23, 2018

6) Wait, say what? WaPo reports publicly that Ford says it was “four boys,”even after WaPo reporter tells Judge that Ford had told her it was three boys and a girl.

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 23, 2018

8) Other problem: WaPo’s reporting. Reporter has for a week had the names of those Ford listed as present. One is a woman. Yet it writes a story saying FOUR BOYS. Why? Maybe a mistake. But if so, why did WaPo never correct that narrative?

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 23, 2018

10) In its most recent update tonight, WaPo writes: “Before her name became public, Ford told The Post she did not think Keyser would remember the party because nothing remarkable had happened there, as far as Keyser was aware.”

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 23, 2018

11) Wow. “Before her name became public, Ford told…” That is WaPo admitting that it had the name, and had Ford’s response to what would clearly be a Keyser denial, but NEVER PUT IT OUT THERE. Again, why? A lot of people have a lot questions to answer.

— Kimberley Strassel (@KimStrassel) September 23, 2018

There is exactly one reason why the Washington Post would not run this account, it was not damaging to Kavanaugh and it pointed to the rather obvious probability that Ford was a liar, a fabulist, or a few fries short of a Happy Meal.

More to the point, there is a great deal of reason to think that if this party had actually happened that Keyser would have remembered. Keyser and Ford have remained friends since high school.

Here is a party where Ford vanished in the middle of the party, leaving Keyser alone in a house with three drunken teens who, according to Ford, had rape on their minds. One would think that she would at least have remembered that even if Ford had never told her why she suddenly ran off and left her alone and in danger.

Even with Ford’s caveat that Keyser might not remember anything, her statement was critical to our understanding of what happened. And her statement was, in regards to this party, the same as those of Judge and Smyth.

So why were their stories important and Keyser’s not?

Because the #MeToo harpies hate men and actually believe that a man’s denial is proof of his guilt.

The post NEW. The Washington Post Sandbagged the Story That Might Have Cleared Brett Kavanaugh appeared first on RedState.



Source: https://www.redstate.com/streiff/2018/09/23/new.-washington-post-sandbagged-story-might-cleared-brett-kavanaugh
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  • Slimey

    The Washington Compost is much like the Lewd York Times. Both papers are run by radical leftist and looney liberals (aka communist).

  • evagael

    A journalist should report objectively, you are clearly biased and your extraneous comments not only mark you as a writer with an agenda, but also as a nasty character.

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