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Jailtime for Kavanaugh witness?

Leland Keyser doesn’t believe her.  That’s what she indicated in her testimony to the FBI.  Keyser is the closest thing Christine Ford has to a credible witness.  Keyser is Ford’s longtime friend and party pal.  Just like Kavanaugh and Judge used to apparently party and gang rape rooms full of women with no witnesses (according to now discredited Julie Swetnick), Leland Keyser and Christine Ford used to go to high school parties and drink just one beer together.

When Ford remembered that she had been assaulted, and then in 2018 remembered that it was Kavanaugh who did it, she named three other people at that party.  She named Kavanaugh’s friends Mark Judge and PJ Smyth, and she named her own lifelong friend Leland Keyser.  Keyser, along with the others, said she had absolutely no knowledge of any party that Ford and Kavanaugh had been together at.  Keyser has now repeated her denial to the FBI.

As we know from the Russian collusion witch hunt, lying to the FBI will get you at least two weeks in jail.

So who do you believe?  Do you believe her? Or her?  It’s no longer Kavanaugh versus Ford.  It’s Keyser versus Ford.  And Leland Keyser has every motive to lie to the FBI in favor of Ford’s testimony.  She didn’t.

In other Kavanaugh news, we have discovered now that he once threw ice at someone in a bar when he was a college student.  So basically this is all moot anyway.  You can’t throw ice at someone when you’re a college student and expect to sit on the Supreme Court.  I mean, that’s just detrimental to his character.  Anyone who is capable of throwing ice at someone in a bar is certainly capable of anything.  He’s simply a loose cannon.  You never know when Kavanaugh might just lose it, take an ice cube from his cup, and chuck it at Ruth Bader Ginsburg in the middle of a trial.  Actually, it’s worth confirming him just to see that.  Although, in her frail health that could kill her.

But I digress.

Apparently, an ex-boyfriend of Christine Ford’s has sent a letter to Congress stating that he witnessed her coaching students on how to beat a polygraph test.  That’s not huge news, considering her polygraph test consisted of two yes or no questions about whether her statements was false or made up.  She wasn’t asked any specific questions about the details of her allegations.

Julie Swetnick’s interview with NBC was a disaster.  Her allegations of Brett Kavanaugh gang raping her have dwindled down to her being assaulted by unknown people, her seeing unknown people waiting outside of rooms to gang rape women (something no one else remembers), and seeing Kavanaugh standing by the punch bowl and handing cups of punch to girls.  Still no witnesses to corroborate her claims.

As expected, Debra Martinez has given the FBI the names of 20 witnesses to contact, interview and add to the investigation.  And of course, it won’t be considered a “thorough” investigation unless they contact all 20.  My question is if she was playing a drinking game with Kavanaugh and one other in a room by themselves, what were these 20 witnesses supposed to have witnessed?

Let’s stop pretending this is something it isn’t.  Democrats are delaying and praying that they will flip two Republicans.  But they have their own members to worry about too.  Chris Coons, who negotiated the one week FBI investigation with flakey Flake did not sign a Democrat letter to Grassley demanding an additional 24 irrelevant and time consuming interviews for the FBI to include.  Democrat Joe Manchin of West Virginia has not committed to a vote either way.  He is facing a tough re-election bid in a conservative state.  Democrats may be starting to see how much their overreach is damaging their image.  In Florida the polls have tightened to a tie between Nelson and Scott.  Nelson, taking his orders from Schumer, didn’t even bother to interview Kavanaugh and declared a no vote before Trump even made the selection.

Democrats deserve to be punished at the polls in November.  They have literally ruined lives and set an incredibly dangerous precedent in these confirmation hearings.  Kavanaugh should be confirmed, if nothing else than to declare that this sort of circus is not how America works.  Feinstein should be censured for creating this circus, and Corey Booker should resign simply to save Democrats from the “obvious hypocrite” reputation they have earned.  When the founding fathers wrote the words “advise and consent”, I doubt they had this sort of circus in mind.

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Forget Russia, Let’s Talk About Germany

After Comey’s testimony, the Russia Trump collusion story has been downgraded to Birther level controversy.  Comey vindicated Trump, saying in fact that Trump was never even under investigation.  Comey has also said that Russia did not alter a single vote in the US election.  On the administration side, it seems as though the biggest issue is General Mike Flynn’s work with Russia and failure to disclose the payments he received. Yes Trump asked Comey to go easy on Flynn, but Trump also fired Flynn.

What did Russia do then?  Russia did not collude with the administration.  Russia did not change the votes.  They did not hack the electronic voting machines. Apparently it’s possible that Russia released Podesta’s emails, but the incriminating statements there came directly from Podesta and other DNC staffers.  At this point, it appears that Russia’s biggest sin was printing negative press and sometimes fake news about Hillary Clinton.

Russia did not print negative news about Hillary Clinton in order to elect Trump.  Unlike the Clinton’s campaign work to influence the GOP primary and make sure Trump won, Russia simply didn’t like Hillary Clinton.

Russia’s actions have been called an act of war.  Even some on the GOP side have called Russia’s actions an attempt to destroy our constitutional process and democracy.  Is this a valid accusation?  Does foreign media printing negative stories equate to election hacking?  Should we be sanctioning Russia because they printed negative stories about Hillary Clinton?

Let’s talk about Germany.  Harvard recently performed a study on various news outlets to see whether Trump was getting fair coverage.  The result is that Trump is getting more negative coverage than any of his predecessors.  Remember, negative press from foreign sources equals an act of war and destruction of our constitutional process.  So we should probably be concerned about Germany’s ARD news network’s 98% negative reporting rate on Trump.

Britain is another hacking nation that has declared war on the US through their media outlets.  Financial Times was negative about Trump 84% of the time, BBC 74% of the time.  When it comes to using media to influence US opinion, both Britain and Germany are just as guilty as Russia.

There’s one other problem worth mentioning.  The assault on the US and our constitutional processes is not being led by Russia or Germany.  It’s being led by the US. If unbalanced coverage and fake news equals everything the left and John McCain say it does, then we should be more concerned about CNN and NBC reporting negatively about Trump 93% of the time.  CBS was 91%, New York Times 87%, Washington Post 83%. Comey’s testimony discredited all of these US news outlets, forcing them to print retractions of fake news they had recently reported.

If the whole Russia thing boils down to their state media operations, I hope we can find a way to laugh at ourselves and move on with our lives. And to think, Obama kicked the Russian ambassadors out of our country over this.