by Matt Vespa, Townhall:
While the news has been dominated by the arrest of a Florida man who is suspected of sending explosive devices to top Democrats and former presidents, we have another episode of Democrat-media complex: Brett Kavanaugh edition. Apparently, NBC News knew the accusations lobbed against Trump’s Supreme Court nominee by Julie Swetnick were total trash in September but sat on it until Swetnick and her lawyer, Michael Avenatti, were referred for criminal prosecution for making false statements to the Senate Judiciary Committee.
Swetnick was one of five accusers to lob baseless and unsubstantiated allegations of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh. These stories were dropped at the last minute, and all of it reeks of a political hit job. It failed. Kavanaugh was confirmed, but not before his reputation was irreparably damaged. Out of the five, two were rejected outright—one accusation was recanted. The three accusations that dominated the news were Christine Blasey Ford, who alleges Kavanaugh tried to rape her at a high school party, Deborah Ramirez, who says the judge exposed himself at a college party, and Swetnick, who says that Kavanaugh was part of a gang rape ring in high school.
All of these stories lack evidence and witnesses. It’s gossip. And Swetnick’s story is total garbage. She was a college-aged old woman who hung out with high school kids, saw these horrible things at their parties and continued to go to them and not tell anyone. It’s just unbelievable—and NBC News found plenty of exculpatory accounts that totally destroyed her shoddy claims against now-Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh (via NBC News) [emphasis mine]:
NBC had information about this discrepancy since Sept. 30, and we're only hearing about it all now. Kate Snow did a good job in her Oct. 1 interview with Swetnick of teasing out the discrepancies. But why is Avenatti's role only now being revealed? https://t.co/ukmy8VZrRC
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) 26 October 2018
Was this an intentional attempt to mislead our reporters? Evidence points that way… https://t.co/MOxE8WiGK4
— Chuck Todd (@chucktodd) 26 October 2018
Chuck – why do you continue to attack accusers? You would think that after what just happened to your colleague, you would stop protecting abusers. You are an example of why women don’t come forward – because men like you attack and shame them. Pls learn about sexual abuse.
— Michael Avenatti (@MichaelAvenatti) 26 October 2018