Mollie Hemingway: Do Seven People Really Back Up Ramirez's Claim?

Posted: Sep 17, 2019 10:00 AM
Mollie Hemingway: Do Seven People Really Back Up Ramirez's Claim?

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In their "bombshell" book about Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, authors Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly cite seven witnesses who they say can corroborate the claims of Deborah Ramirez. Ramirez, a former Yale classmate of Kavanaugh's, claims that he exposed himself to her at a college party in the 1980s. Kavanaugh had already faced down sexual assault allegations from a woman named Christine Blasey Ford during his confirmation hearing last fall. He vehemently denied her accusations and was eventually - narrowly - confirmed. 

Democrats are calling for Kavanaugh's impeachment after this latest allegation in The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation, despite Pogrebin and Kelly's anonymous sourcing and the questionable "witnesses" they introduce to us. The Washington Examiner's Byron York sought out exactly what these sources supposedly saw or heard, and found much to be desired. One of the key witnesses was Ramirez's mother, who admits that her daughter did not tell her the whole story, but she knows that "something happened at Yale." Kenneth Appold, Kavanaugh's former Yale suitemate, didn't see the incident, but heard about it a few days later.

"Appold said an eyewitness told him the story and that he believes it is true because what he heard matches Ramirez's account even though Appold has never spoken to her," York notes.

The accounts of the other five supposed witnesses are just as suspicious.

Mollie Hemingway, who co-authored the well researched Justice on Trial with Judicial Crisis Network's Carrie Severino, shared York's summary of these key "witnesses." 

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The Education of Brett Kavanaugh does not do the Associate Justice many favors, nor does it do much educating, but Pogrebin and Kelly insist part of their goal in publishing it was to put themselves in Kavanaugh's shoes. They noted in a "TODAY" interview that he has turned his life around and has lived an exemplary life as an adult.

The book officially comes out today.