There’s a fourth accuser that dropped at zero hour? Oh no! Except, like the other allegations of sexual misconduct lobbed at Brett Kavanaugh, there’s no evidence. Heck, there’s no name. Someone sent an anonymous letter to Sen. Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) office, which Politico and many others picked up on last night. There’s no name, return address, or any contact information of any kind, but the elite news media decided to peddle it as something legitimate anyway:
CNN is still running the debunked story as of 10:03 pm EST pic.twitter.com/VwdLUtYTdQ— Raven (@KazeSkyz) September 27, 2018
CNN published a story about the boat accusation at 9:00pm. They tweeted it out at 9:00pm. The story has no mention of the accuser recanting on twitter, which was tweeted at 7:50 pm, over a full hour before publishinghttps://t.co/EbLJIS5Xeq pic.twitter.com/ua98cJW8gn— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 27, 2018
CNN is also saying 5 allegations with their chyron. No clever parenthesis again, that the RI boat accuser has fully recanted. pic.twitter.com/15znwXsvLJ— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 27, 2018
At 11:48 pm CNN finally updated story. Again, they published a full hour after the accuser from RI recanted. There should have never been a need for an update if they included in original story pic.twitter.com/q5xGQtcFS5— Stephen Miller (@redsteeze) September 27, 2018
An anonymous woman wrote to Sen. Cory Gardner’s (R-Colo.) office on Sept. 22 alleging that the Supreme Court nominee shoved another woman “up against the wall very aggressively and sexually” in 1998 after leaving a bar where both had been drinking, the transcript states. Kavanaugh denied any involvement in the events alleged in that complaint, which was first reported by NBC.
“It's ridiculous. Total twilight zone. And no, I've never done anything like that,” Kavanaugh told Judiciary panel staff when asked about the anonymous complaint on Tuesday, the transcript states. That interview was conducted under penalty of felony.
The misconduct claim from 1998 follows three separate allegations of untoward sexual behavior against President Donald Trump’s Supreme Court nominee in recent days. Gardner's office said in a statement that the letter "contained no name or no contact info" and was shared with staff in both parties after it was received.
GOP CO Sen Gardner statement on new allegations against Kavanaugh: On September 24th our Denver office received an anonymous letter in the mail about an alleged incident with Brett Kavanaugh in 1998. The letter contained no names, no address, and no contact info.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 26, 2018
Gardner on latest Kavanaugh allegation: Upon receiving the anonymous letter we immediately notified the Senate Judiciary Committee, which is handling the confirmation of Judge Kavanaugh. The letter was shared with both Republican staff and Democrat staff.— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 26, 2018
Gardner on latest Kavanaugh allegation: Due to privacy regarding mail that comes into our office, we do not share the content of correspondence..this anonymous letter contained no name or no contact info so our office is unable to contact the individual that sent the..letter— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 26, 2018
Anonymous Kavanaugh letter allegation sent to Sen Gardner is unsigned. GOPers on Judiciary Cmte say "We have no reason to assign the letter credibility, and even if we did, we’d have no way to investigate the allegation as it was made anonymously and cannot be corroborated."— Chad Pergram (@ChadPergram) September 27, 2018
And majority of media ran with it anyway. Shame. https://t.co/K2Mydusek7— Katie Pavlich (@KatiePavlich) September 27, 2018
4. As suspected, no one knows who the allegation came from. pic.twitter.com/xq69KjYd2n— Yashar Ali ?? (@yashar) September 26, 2018
It has been shared between Democratic and Republican staffs, but no contact information. How is this even an accusation, then? Thankfully, the Senate Judiciary Committee is moving on since there’s nothing to go on with this letter. CNN and others surely peddled it. Then, two men now say they might have been mistaken for Kavanaugh in one of the accusations (via Fox News):
2 different men volunteering to the Judiciary Committee they think they, not Kavanaugh, were the ones who assaulted Ford. Really. https://t.co/iUIUV0ivV4— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) September 27, 2018
Whoa. Senate Judiciary Committee Republicans say they have spoken to two men who think they, not Kavanaugh, had the 1982 encounter that formed the basis for her sexual abuse claim. (These tables are from a timeline the committee majority published 15 minutes ago.) pic.twitter.com/tjz3CSQUUL— David Martosko (@dmartosko) September 27, 2018
As an extraordinary series of uncorroborated, lurid last-minute allegations threatens to derail his confirmation to the Supreme Court, nominee Brett Kavanaugh and Christine Ford, the California professor accusing him of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago, are set to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee Thursday morning.
The proceedings may be upended by late-breaking developments: On Wednesday evening, Judiciary Committee Republicans revealed that on Monday, they conducted their "first interview with a man who believes he, not Judge Kavanaugh, had the encounter with Dr. Ford in 1982 that is the basis of his complaint." They conducted a second interview the next day.
On Wednesday, Republicans said, they received a "more in-depth written statement from the man interviewed twice previously who believes he, not Judge Kavanuagh, had the encounter in question with Dr. Ford." GOP investigators also spoke on the phone with another man making a similar claim.
Oh, and a Rhode Island man who accused Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting one of his friends said, “He made a mistake." So, that's the fifth accusation that's been nixed (via Daily Caller):
A Rhode Island man who accused Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting his friend apologized on Wednesday and said he “made a mistake.”
The man called Rhode Island Democratic Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse’s office and claimed that Kavanaugh and Mark Judge, a high school friend of Kavanaugh, drunkenly sexually assaulted one of his friends, according to interview transcripts released by the Senate Judiciary Committee.
A committee investigator asked Kavanaugh about the allegation during an interview on Tuesday, which he denied.
The man’s name was redacted in the transcripts released to the public but the investigator quoted verbatim several outlandish anti-Trump tweets from the man’s Twitter account, allowing reporters to identify him on Twitter as “Jeffrey Catalan.”
That’s quite a whirlwind of news hours before this testimony is set to begin. The fireworks begin soon. At the same time, the atmosphere could be dialed down a bit if the anti-Trump media didn’t go bananas over a nothingburger of a letter.