A Senate panel committee has investigated the claims of Michael Avenatti client Julie Swetnick against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and discovered her statements have no merit due to lack of evidence. Since the Kavanaugh hearings, Avenatti has been bombarded with lawsuits and penalties. Swetnick’s claims have been referred to Senator Chuck Grassley’s office for consideration of perjury charges.
Judge Brett Kavanaugh has been confirmed to the Supreme Court of the United States on pure partisan lines 50 – 48 with two abstaining from the vote. He swings the court to a conservative ideology for years to come. Protests continued outside of Congress and the Supreme Court throughout the day.
For those suffering from PTSD due to the Trump election results in 2016, this one has to be triggering some serious flashbacks…
The FBI supplemental report for the Senate Judiciary Committee in regards to the Judge Brett Kavanaugh nomination came back today and as expected, uncovered no new information. The bureau found no corroborating evidence against Kavanaugh and essentially, we are right back to where we were when Jeff Flake flaked out a week ago.
Republicans immediately announced they were pushing forward with the vote on Kavanaugh over the weekend. Democrats immediately stated that the report was too limited and short in scope, ignoring the calls of the people. Those people could be heard outside the Senate and through the halls of Congress today as thousands protested against the Kavanaugh hearings in support of sexual assault victims.
Yup, gonna be an interesting weekend…
After the traumatic and demoralizing Kavanaugh hearings last week, we saw an interesting tactic used by the Democratic Senators on the panel. They actually went back and used Brett Kavanaugh’s high school yearbook against him. Establishing an alleged pattern of behavior, they questioned the nominee on various terms found in his Georgetown Preparatory School yearbook.
We at These Terrible Times decided to see if we could find anything of interest regarding various Democratic Senators and their yearbooks. Here’s what we found:
We found Dianne Feinstein, then known as Dianne Goldman sitting in the same exact position as we found her sitting during the Kavanaugh hearings. Talk about a fun lady. Apparently, some things never change.
Kirsten Gillibrand, Democratic Senator from New York and apprentice to former NY Senator Hillary Clinton as well as NY Governor Andrew Cuomo is pictured here from her all female boarding school in 1984. She is wearing the exact outfit you’d expect any privileged young woman born with a silver spoon in her mouth would be wearing. It’s The Facts Of Life.
Democratic Senator Amy Klobuchar wrote some strange codes in her 1978 high school yearbook. She talks about Whoppers, Janitor Angels, F.C.T.F. and groovechicks. F.C.T.F.? If Kavanaugh’s FFFFFFFourth Of July is a code for “Find them, French them, Feel them, Finger them, F*ck them, Forget them”, then we figure that some of those words are part of F.C.T.F. Can we get Alan Turing in here?
Why it’s Senator Cory Booker pretending to be Cowboy Troy! In the very least, it’s about as far from the Spartacus look as you can get in this photo. Nothing very incriminating here either, but Booker already told his alma mater’s news journal The Stanford Daily in 1990 that he hated gays growing up. He also admitted to groping a drunk female friend at a New Years Eve party in 1984. So he’s got enough on his plate.
Ahhh Dick Durbin, such a handsome, clean cut young man with impeccable high school credentials. You’d never know he was slaughtering animals in his off time. The bloodletting probably went a long way towards cutting down opponents in Congress.
Kamala “The Headhunter” Harris! She’s got some interesting code in her high school yearbook as well. We think she may be a part of the Illuminati. Harris was born in California, but went to high school in Montreal, Canada. Her mother was a Tamil Indian and her father was Jamaican. Not to start that Obama stuff again, but we may want to see a birth certificate.
Here’s Senator Tim Kaine, the former Vice Presidential running mate of Hillary Clinton, making fun of Asians back in high school.
Wow, Bernie Sanders! Even then, he looked like he was plotting to take your money and give it to someone else.
Uh oh Senator Sheldon Whitehouse! The Democratic Senator from Rhode Island seems to have the most damaging high school photos of all! Isn’t he the one that scrutinized Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbook the most? Seems Mr. Whitehouse was involved in plenty of toga parties and binge drinking himself. Looks like he and his friends are looking for a little boofing or devil’s triangle themselves. What say you Senator hypocrite?
Politics. Gotta love ’em…
In the wake of the highly dramatic and emotional testimony of both Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Judge Brett Kavanaugh before the Senate Judiciary Committee this past week, it has come to public attention that GoFundMe pages have been set up for both individuals.
Ford and Kavanaugh have seen hundreds of thousands of dollars pour into accounts which are supposedly to support their administrative and court expenses.
Are we serious?
Ford is a professor at Palo Alto University. Kavanaugh is a judge for the second highest court in the land. Each is being supported by political parties with limitless funding. Are Americans such suckers as to provide them with more money? It just adds to this national embarrassment.
Feeling charitable? Take the money and help those in Indonesia who just experienced a horrendous earthquake and tsunami. As of today, over 800 have been confirmed dead and that count is expected to rise exponentially. There is plenty of suffering among the destruction.
Of course, there are plenty of other charities which are supporting Indonesia as well. Just make sure your choose a properly vetted organization. And if the Indonesia cause doesn’t “do it for you”, there’s still plenty of help needed in the Carolina and Virginia areas from Hurricane Florence.
If you got the moolah, let’s be smart with it!
The long running Saturday Night Live premiered last night with its 44th season and there was plenty of material available for the ensemble’s sketches to kick things off. Of course, there was plenty of focus on the Brett Kavanaugh Supreme Court hearings. The cold open featured a recreation of Brett Kavanaugh’s testimony before the Senate Judiciary Committee with special guest star Matt Damon portraying an exaggerated Kavanaugh to humorous effect. Various SNL cast members played the various Senators with SNL alumnus Rachel Dratch making an appearance as Senator Amy Globuchar. Aidy Bryant has a humorous bit playing sex crimes prosecutor Rachel Mitchell, and Kate McKinnon nearly stole the bit with her portrayal of Senator Lindsey Graham.
Actor Adam Driver was the host of the season premiere and the musical guest was rapper Kanye West. While his musical sets were underwhelming, West stirred controversy by refusing to take off his “Make America Great Again” hat and going off on a rant about supporting President Trump and calling for dialogue. His rambling diatribe led to audience boos, several cast members walking off the set including Adam Driver and the rest staring in shock; shaking their heads in disbelief.
If this is how the first episode of the season kicks off, it should be a kinetic, tantalizing program this year for the often lambasted show.
Democrats are calling for an open ended, no time frame investigation from the FBI in regard to Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court nomination. The calls come a mere day or two after they were granted a one week delay so that the FBI could follow up with accusers in the case. One of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys tweeted that the week delay should be extended and open ended yesterday. Today, Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-Min)stated the investigation should not be limited in scope.
It will be interesting to see how many more voices chime in this week calling for an extension to the delay or if new accusations against Kavanaugh are produced.
One other news of note from the Kavanaugh hearings. Mark Judge, the Kavanaugh friend and alleged witness to his sexual misconduct, expressed his willingness to cooperate with any investigation as long as his privacy remain confidential. He sent a sworn letter to the Judiciary Committee this morning refuting the testimony of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. In addition, he told the AP news service that he is willing to be interviewed under oath by authorities as long as it does not involve public testimony.