Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) has used his best sleuthing skills to decipher Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh's 1982 high school calendar. Kavanaugh used the calendar as evidence he was not at the party his accuser Christine Blasey Ford testified about - the place where he allegedly assaulted her. He has pointed to his calendars before the Senate Judiciary Committee to prove he was busy every weekend that July. Still, Whitehouse zoomed in on the entry he put in the calendar on July 1, 1982.
“Tobin's house — Workout/Go to Timmy’s for skis w[ith] Judge, Tom, P.J., Bernie, Squi,” Kavanaugh wrote.
Guy deconstructed the senator's "Sherlock" approach, to find there was not much to it. The house Kavanaugh describes does not match Ford's description. She claims the house party was near a certain country club. The house Kavanaugh describes, his friend Tim Gaudette’s house, was in Rockville, Maryland, 11 miles away from the country club.
Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR) agrees Whitehouse is taking the yearbook approach a bit too far.
Cotton accused Democrats of using Ford for their own political gain. He told CBS's John Dickerson over the weekend that Republicans are investigating Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) over the leak of Ford's letter. Feinstein insists she did not leak the letter to the press.
.@SenFeinstein should’ve handled confidentially with @ChuckGrassley & FBI in August. But she hid & leaked to media at last minute, betraying Ms. Ford. After such a sorry show, really no one needs her lectures. https://t.co/ZE62m8VgGq— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) September 30, 2018
Republicans have also called for an investigation into Ford's lawyers, who failed to tell their client that the Judiciary Committee was willing to come to California to speak to her, instead of her having to testify publicly in Washington.
Learning of the Republican-led investigations, Whitehouse accused the opposing party of going "down the dark hole of phony narrative" to deliver "a friendly judge to its big donors by any means necessary."