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Clinton State Department Provided “Clearly False” Statements During Investigations

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth blasted career State Department officials with accusations of lying and signing “clearly false” affidavits to thwart investigations. Yes, these were plural investigations — indicating perhaps a pattern of corruption — related to former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi. Lamberth also said he was “shocked” and “dumbfounded” to learn that the FBI granted immunity to Clinton’s former chief of staff Cheryl Mills.

Here’s more from Fox News…

In a combative exchange at a hearing Friday in Washington, D.C., a federal judge unabashedly accused career State Department officials of lying and signing “clearly false” affidavits to derail a series of lawsuits seeking information about former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s private email server and her handling of the 2012 terrorist attack on the U.S. Consulate in Benghazi, Libya.

U.S. District Court Judge Royce Lamberth also said he was “shocked” and “dumbfounded” when he learned that FBI had granted immunity to former Clinton chief of staff Cheryl Mills during its investigation into the use of Clinton’s server, according to a court transcript of his remarks.

“I had myself found that Cheryl Mills had committed perjury and lied under oath in a published opinion I had issued in a Judicial Watch case where I found her unworthy of belief, and I was quite shocked to find out she had been given immunity in — by the Justice Department in the Hillary Clinton email case,” Lamberth said during the hearing.

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Feinstein Faces Voter Fury over Kavanaugh

In Califorinia’s “jungle primary” race that is all Democratic, Senator Dianne Feinstein is facing voter backlash and criticism from the left over her “too little, too late” failure to stop the confirmation of newly minted Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh. Her detractors argue that she delayed release of the sexual assault allegations too long. Feinstein still leads in the polls despite her struggles with the core of her base defecting to socialist state senator Kevin de Leon. It’s an odd situation in which Republicans are actually defending Feinstein for being the lesser of two evils. “The last thing they want is de Leon in Washington. It’s a strategic vote to limit socialism.”

Here’s more from Fox News…

For many Republicans nationally, Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., became public enemy No. 1 for her leading role in the Democrats’ failed bid to keep Justice Brett Kavanaugh off the Supreme Court. Supporters at a recent President Trump rally even made her the new target of the familiar “lock her up” chant.

Meanwhile, her progressive challenger in California’s all-Democrat Senate race, state Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, faults her for doing too little to stop the confirmation.

The chorus of criticism from both sides shows how the aftermath of the Kavanaugh fight is weighing uniquely on the senior Democrat’s political race back home. While most Democrats who opposed Kavanaugh were cheered by the base, Feinstein ended up with a lose-lose scenario – condemned by the right for airing the sexual-assault allegations and by the left for not doing so sooner.

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Kavanaugh Confirmed but Left’s War Continues Unabated

Charges of illegitimacy and calls for impeachment and recusal are just some of the new battles being faced by now-confirmed Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh in the wake of the debunked sexual assault allegations. Even high-level political players, such as former U.S. Attorney General Eric “Fast n Furious” Holder are getting involved. Holder tweeted concern about Kavanaugh’s “legitimacy” since former President Barack Obama did not get his nominee Merrick Garland confirmed. President Trump has called the ongoing hostility and dogged efforts by the left “an insult to the American public.” It’s not just an insult to the republic however. It’s an insult to decency and the intelligence of the American people. Naked partisanship and scorched-earth politics are the very reason why the best people in the country rarely want to serve in public office. That’s a crying shame.

Here’s more from Fox News…

The narrow confirmation of now-Justice Brett Kavanaugh over the weekend marked a major political victory for President Trump – and the beginning of a new battle for Democrats, who are now shifting their message to threaten possible impeachment against the newest high court justice and question the legitimacy of the Supreme Court itself.

After a grueling confirmation fight that included graphic sexual misconduct allegations which the nominee denied, Kavanaugh was confirmed Saturday on 50-48 vote. His ceremonial swearing-in will be held Monday evening.

But as he joins the court, replacing retired Justice Anthony Kennedy, prominent Democrats signal the fight over his seat and the court itself will extend well beyond next month’s midterms.

“Now, they want to impeach him. … It’s an insult to the American public,” Trump said Monday, still fuming over the confirmation process and predicting Republican candidates would only benefit from the controversy in the midterms.

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The Left’s Sad New Subjective Standard of Evidence

In a showcase of galling disdain for the rule of law that would make Bill “Slick Willy” Clinton proud, the anti-Kavanaugh left is trying to overthrow the Constitution and rule of law in favor of a system where allegations count as fact and no proof positive is required. The means to an end justification is grossly evident in the treatment of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh whose innocence Senator Cory “Spartacus” Booker (D-NJ) has said doesn’t matter, just as Christine Ford’s “justice” didn’t matter. Ford’s accusations were held in the pocket of Senator Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) until politically expedient, an insult to actual victims of sexual assault regardless of whether or not Blasey Ford is among them.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

One week ago, I said that I believed Christine Blasey Ford believes what she’s saying. Her testimony wasn’t proof of her claims — and she was unable to say where or when it happened, or name any witnesses to back her up, or provide any substantiation whatsoever — but I thought she sounded like she sincerely believed it happened. After the events of this past week, I’m not even sure of that much. Her story hasn’t held up under scrutiny, and the inconsistencies are too glaring to ignore. That is, if you care about the truth. Which leaves out the Democratic Party.

Hey, remember when they all waved away the solid evidence of a prominent Democrat’s shoddy treatment of women? It was a long, long time ago, but I’ve been thinking about it in the new light of recent developments.

I wasn’t really paying attention to politics during the Clinton years, but you couldn’t escape the Lewinsky fiasco. It was everywhere. It may not have been the first time a U.S. president ever cheated on his wife under their own roof, but it was the first time it was proven beyond a shadow of a doubt.

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Americans Disgusted with Democrats

According to the latest surveys, even Americans who dislike President Donald Trump are liking him – and the GOP – in the wake of the Democrats’ gross treatment of SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh, and that’s even if they don’t like Kavanaugh. The optics in fact are so bad for the left that one Democratic strategist wrote that the Kavanaugh confirmation obstruction is “a disaster” for Democrats. Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who withheld Christine Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh for TWO MONTHS, is receiving the bulk of voter wrath in the polls. Sixty-nine percent of voters polled called the process a “national disgrace.” That portends very bad things for the Democrats’ effort to retake Congress next month.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Last night Allahpundit covered some of the most recent polls which show a bit of a GOP resurgence in some key races heading into the midterms. But what’s causing this disruption in the blue wave? It didn’t take a crystal ball to guess that the Democrats’ treatment of Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh could be a factor. Now, however, we have some new polling which attaches solid numbers to that idea.

The Daily Caller as the rundown of a new survey (from Harvard of all places) showing that many Americans still may not be wild about President Trump, and they might not even like Brett Kavanaugh, but they’re simply disgusted by the obstruction on display in the confirmation process. And there is simply no way to spin this in a positive light for the Democrats. As one Dem strategist put it, this is nothing short of “a disaster.”

A majority of voters support the confirmation of Judge Brett Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court if the FBI finds no corroborating evidence to back up claims of sexual assault made against the nominee, according to a Monday poll.

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Ford’s Ex-Boyfriend Writes Bombshell Letter

Christine Blasey Ford’s ex-boyfriend sent Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) a letter this week undermining her claims during sworn testimony about never receiving or giving guidance on a polygraph. According to the letter, Ford, a trained psychologist, helped her best friend prepare for an FBI polygraph test to be administered by the government. This same ex-boyfriend, who dated Ford for six years, says he was never told of sexual assault or of any fears of flying or claustrophobia. If Ford knows how to beat a polygraph, what else is she capable of? Inquiring minds want to know.

Here’s more from Hot Air…

Boom … or bust? Fox reporter John Roberts obtained a sworn statement from someone claiming to be a former boyfriend of Christine Blasey Ford, offering some intriguing tidbits from their relationship but also contradicting a specific point of her testimony last Thursday. The letter claims that Ford did provide some assistance to her roommate and friend to prepare for a government-administered polygraph test. That would contradict Ford’s sworn testimony in the Senate hearing, in which she not only testified that she’d received no guidance on polygraphs but that she herself had “never” given any to others.

In case it’s tough to read in this format, here’s the most pertinent claim from the ex-boyfriend:

During some of the time we were dating, Dr. Ford lived with Monica L. McLean, who I understood to be her life-long best friend.

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Graham: McCain’s Anger “Would Have Made Me Look Like a Choir Boy”

Sen. Lindsey Graham (R-SC) stole the show at the Kavanaugh hearing last week after he made an impassioned defense of the disgusting “guilty until proven innocent” attacks and treatment of President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee. “Boy, y’all want power. God, I hope you never get it. I hope the American people can see through this sham,” Graham yelled. He has since said that his anger has nothing on the wrath the late Sen. John McCain would have unleashed on the left. “I was hot as a fire, and then I met John, and John said . . . ‘Use it. You got capital. Use it,'” Graham said, and use it he did. Graham’s rant will go down in the annals of epic SCOTUS fights.

Here’s more from Fox News…

Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., hit the headlines Thursday for his outburst at Democrats questioning Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh — but he now says that his former colleague John McCain’s temper would have eclipsed his anger.

Graham blasted Senate Democrats during a hearing about sexual assault allegations made against Kavanaugh, who has repeatedly denied them. Kavanaugh was testifying after Christine Blasey Ford, who says Kavanaugh assaulted her at a high school party in 1982, also testified to the Senate Judiciary Committee.

A furious Graham lambasted Democrats for what he cast as their attempts to destroy Kavanaugh for political purposes.

“Boy y’all want power, God I hope you never get it, I hope the American people can see through this sham,” he yelled.

LINDSEY GRAHAM’S KAVANAUGH MOMENT EARNS CONSERVATIVE PRAISE

“To my Republican colleagues,” Graham said. “If you vote no, you are legitimizing the most despicable thing I’ve ever seen in my time in politics.”

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Defeated Dems Walk Out of Kavanaugh Meeting

Democrats have resorted to juvenile protest tactics to try and remain relevant in the headlines after losing, unofficially for now, the fight to thwart the Kavanaugh confirmation. “Democratic Senators Kamala Harris of California, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut, and Patrick Leahy of Vermont walked out of the meeting in protest,” ABC News reported Friday. “Staff for Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey left the room, signaling he might walk out too.” A funny move for “Spartacus” to refuse to look defeat square in the eyes and with spine. Meanwhile, President Trump’s order of a ‘supplemental’ FBI investigation isn’t enough to assuage the party that sat on unsubstantiated sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh only to drag them out the week prior to committee confirmation votes.

Here’s more from The Daily Wire…

A handful of Democratic senators walked out in protest of the Senate Judiciary Committee meeting Friday on the confirmation vote for Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh after it became clear that Republicans have the votes to recommend Kavanaugh to the Senate.

“Democratic senators Kamala Harris of California, Mazie Hirono of Hawaii, Sheldon Whitehouse of Rhode Island, Richard Blumenthal of Connecticut and Patrick Leahy of Vermont walked out of the meeting in protest,” ABC News reports. “Staff for Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey left the room, signaling he might walk out too.”

The protest followed the announcement by Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, one of the key “swing votes,” that he plans to vote to confirm Kavanaugh, which, as NBC News reports, “guaranteed that the committee would vote to send the nomination to the full Senate.”

After committee chair Chuck Grassley’s announcement that the committee will vote at 1:30 p.m. Friday, NBC notes that Booker and Harris “sat there in silence” when they were called to vote.

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Ginsburg “Cheered On” by Allegations Against Kavanaugh

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg chimed in on the Kavanaugh controversy during a speech at a Georgetown University Law Center Event on Wednesday, revealing she’s “really cheered on by this,” a reference to the sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh. “#MeToo was also an example of women coming together in numbers, so it was one complaint, and then one after another the complaints mounted, so women nowadays are not silent about bad behavior,” gushed Ginsburg. What’s interesting was the lack of “cheer” for the complaints of serial rape against Bill Clinton both before, during, and after his tenure in the White House.

Here’s more from PJ Media…

Ahead of Thursday’s hearing on sexual misconduct allegations made against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh, Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg applauded “women coming together in numbers” with #MeToo reports.

“I am really turned on by this #MeToo because these #MeToo complaints are – every woman of my vintage has not just one story but many stories, but we thought there’s nothing you could do about it, boys will be boys, so let’s find a way to get out of it. #MeToo was also an example of women coming together in numbers, so it was one complaint and then one after another the complaints mounted, so women nowadays are not silent about bad behavior,” Ginsburg said during a Georgetown University Law Center event with first-year students on Wednesday, the evening before the hearing with Kavanaugh and one of his accusers, Christine Blasey Ford, was set to take place.

“But what Justice O’Connor said, she said women have to get out there and do things that make an impressive show.

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Rosenstein and Mueller Investigation May Sink Together

As we reported, Dept Attorney General Rod Rosenstein “verbally resigned” from the DOJ, which formally ends his oversight of Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation. According to White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders, however, Rod “Wear of Wire” Rosenstein isn’t out of Washington yet and appears to be wrapping up loose ends at least through Thursday when he and the President are scheduled to meet. “At the request of Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein, he and President Trump had an extended conversation to discuss the recent news stories,” Sanders explained. This also means a major shake-up for Mueller, making the collusion case even more tenuous.

Here’s more from Breitbart…

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein’s tenure at the Justice Department (DOJ) may be coming to a close and with it his oversight of Special Counsel Robert Mueller’s Russia investigation after a series of reports Monday.
News of Rosenstein’s potentially imminent departure broke in an Axios report Monday morning that he had “verbally resigned” in a conversation with White House Chief of Staff John Kelly. This conversation took place days after a report emerged Friday alleging that Rosenstein had discussed taping his or others conversations with President Donald Trump last spring, shortly after Rosenstein took office, with an eye to helping remove the president. Rosenstein has steadfastly denied that report in public, with other sources at the Justice Department claiming the comment was really made, but was a joke or sarcastic.

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