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As if there wasn’t enough turmoil in this country this summer, Democrats are calling for another investigation of Justice Brett Kavanaugh. On a personal level, I’m disgusted by the very thought that the Democrats are even considering such an action. Then I learned that Senator Sheldon Whitehouse was leading the pack of attack; his involvement speaks volumes to the corruption of the Democrat party.
Jonathan Turley wrote an excellent article on this debacle:
The furious allegations of a cover-up began this week with a letter from Assistant FBI Director Jill Tyson to Sens. Whitehouse and Chris Coons (D-Del.). The letter was a delayed response to an earlier inquiry on the investigation of tips given to the FBI during Kavanaugh’s heated confirmation process. To call the letter ‘delayed’ is an understatement by a measure of years. Whitehouse and others are correct in objecting to the fact that these senators asked two years earlier about these tips and any investigation. There is no excuse for failing to respond to members of Congress on such questions, particularly given their oversight responsibilities of the FBI and the Department of Justice (DOJ).
I understand that Whitehouse and Coons are very annoyed about Tyson’s lack of responsiveness. But one explanation is available if anyone had bothered to check it out. Turley explains that the investigation of Kavanaugh was completed on July 18, 2018. Then in September 2018, Senator Dianne Feinstein submitted information she had received weeks earlier about Kavanaugh’s involvement in a sexual assault. (Feinstein waited until a week after his confirmation hearing was completed.) But many people don’t realize that a procedure had been established years earlier for additional information that was submitted:
The DOJ conducts background investigations pursuant to a March 2010 memorandum of understanding (MOU) between the DOJ and the White House. Under the Obama MOU, the FBI promptly notifies the ‘requesting entity’ if it learns of new information before a candidate assumes a nominated position that would raise questions about the ‘candidate’s suitability or trustworthiness.’ Clearly, the FBI can investigate any substantial evidence of a crime. However, the background investigation itself is not a criminal investigation.
Please note that neither the original investigation nor the follow-up one was a criminal investigation. The FBI also made the mistake of opening a “tip line” and received 4,500 tips, an impossible number to investigate. None of the tips pointed to anything criminal occurring anyway. (Ford didn’t file a criminal complaint.) And since the FBI was directed to keep its investigation brief, they interviewed 10 people over six days. As we all know, Kavanaugh’s nomination was confirmed.
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To pursue an investigation at this point would be a malicious act and destructive to the country. First, Kavanaugh’s hearings, more like a hateful, partisan show trial, were painful enough for the country to view; no jurist should ever again have to go through that kind of interrogation again. Second, there is still no evidence, in spite of conspiracy groups and the media follow-on investigations, of criminality. Third, the Democrats would see an effort to remove Kavanaugh as a way to further damage his reputation, the reputation of the Federalist Society, of Trump, and of Republicans. Fourth, if they were able to remove Kavanaugh, they would see this victory as a prelude to expanding SCOTUS and to seating Leftist judges to further the agenda of the Left.
Meanwhile, everyone—Congress, the Supreme Court, the Department of Justice, and the FBI—would be under the spotlight so that our country could watch the show. And the world would view us with increased disdain.
Once again, I am disgusted by the venality and vengeful behavior of Democrats, as they try to destroy reputations and lives to fulfill their cause. They will not only be tarnishing the members of the Supreme Court, but trying to destroy the lives of Kavanaugh and his family. Even if you are unhappy with some of Justice Kavanaugh’s most recent rulings, that is no reason to give your blessing to this detestable action.
It is unconscionable.Published in