Halieusmedia has covered the Kavanaugh hearings this week. The produced video content can be found below the separator.
Dr. Ford’s testimony
Several things regarding Dr Christine Blasey Ford’s testimony jumped out at the participants in the @ScottAnthony chatroom:
- Demeanor: 53 year old Dr Ford vacillated between helpless little girl and authoritative professional; the transitions can clearly be seen in the footage.
- Dr Ford’s somewhat disheveled appearance during the first part of the questioning. While she was professionally dressed in business attire, her hair was not confined and fell over her face constantly.
- Her surprising lack of knowledge on a few key details including; how to contact a Senator, what exculpatory evidence is and her indecisiveness regarding her need for an attorney.
- Repeatedly citing her “beach friends” as advisers on the above matters.
- The denials of those cited as involved in Dr. Ford’s alleged assault at the time (she 15, Judge Kavanaugh 17) and her best friend has been quoted as saying the events did not happen.
Ms. Mitchell’s Role
The Republicans in the hearings both during Dr Ford’s testimony and Judge Kavanaugh’s, deferred their interrogatory time to Maricopa County, Arizona Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell. Ms. Mitchell is an expert on sexual assault cases. Ms. Mitchell was retained for this portion of the confirmation hearings in accommodation to Minority party objections regarding male members of the Senate Judiciary committee questioning Dr Ford. The Minority’s concern was that having a male question her might “hurt her.” Judge Kavanaugh had no objection to being questioned by Ms. Mitchell.
Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony
The comments in the @ScottAnthony chatroom were more favorable to Judge Kavanaugh and the participants were impressed by his passionate defense of his own reputation and that of his family. Specifically his wife and two young daughters. The participants agreed on some key points;
- Judge Kavanaugh categorically and emphatically denied ever having been at the “party” or assaulting Dr. Ford.
- Judge Kavanaugh provided “exculpatory evidence” in the form of calendar notes in his own hand from high school and college years, including notes detailing he was not anywhere near the location of the alleged party.
- Admitted to liking beer and to having a “weak stomach” regardless of the food or beverage.
- Corroborating witness statements from high school, college and professionals he has been associated with including members of his female staff.
- Judge Kavanaugh cited he has undergone six FBI investigations with regard to his professional conduct in the context of his tenure as a Federal Judge.
Two other women have come forward in the week of September 23-29, 2018 alleging assault as well. The Senate Judiciary committee has declined by vote, to hear their testimony. However, there is a court injunction case filed by Minority party members, to force the delay of a confirmation vote until the FBI has completed yet another investigation. The seventh.
The participants in the @ScottAnthony channel chatroom agreed Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony was believable and his professional life unimpeachable after six FBI interrogatories and the submission of answers to some 1,200 questions from the Senate Judiciary Committee.
- His personal life contains none of the behavior or traits Dr. Ford alleges which include sexual assault.
- He does not display the trait of an habitual liar. One would have to display this trait in order to deny these serious allegations by multiple women over the span of a lifetime to date.
- If innocent of Dr. Ford’s allegations; his passionate defense, righteous indignation and anger at his family being exposed to threats, including death threats, is justified and understandable.
One of the most telling bits of testimony was his youngest daughter suggesting they should pray for Dr. Ford. From a ten year old, this in jn14’s opinion, displays more maturity and empathy for another’s distress than many of the members of the Judiciary Committee despite Chairman Grassley’s attempts to be gracious and even handed.
We in the chatroom, a jury of peers of sorts, believe Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony. We look forward to his service on the Supreme Court of the United States should he be elected to serve.
We also believe Dr. Ford does suffer from some traumatic event in her past. We found it difficult to accredit her testimony as being solid and without manipulation. We hope her future is a better one, than her past. Whatever the truth is regarding her past, we need no further details.
Dr. Ford is a clinical psychology professor at Palo Alto University in California, Ford has also taught and worked at Stanford University since 1988. Ford as a professor of both teaching and research, means she is experienced in public speaking and public appearances.
- B.A., Psychology, U. of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 1988.
- M.A., Clinical Psychology, Pepperdine University, 1991.
- Ph.D., Educational Psychology & Research Design, U. of Southern California, 1996.
- attended Georgetown University
- Served on the Ken Starr special investigative team
- Served D.C. circuit court
- Serves as Federal circuit Judge
Background and Sources:
- @ScottAnthony on YT: https://www.youtube.com/user/FlashNewsNet
- Supreme Court nominee has argued presidents should not be distracted by investigations and lawsuits – Washington Post
- Who is Dr Christine Blasey Ford? – Fox News