Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh was forced to testify yesterday to address Christine Blasey Ford’s accusations that he held her down and attempted to rape her when they were both in high school.
Face red with rage, Kavanaugh categorically denied any wrongdoing and gave a spittle-flecked, tear-soaked performance that would have made a high school drama class dropout blush. Ford also testified, but her testimony was far more credible, a heartwrenching account of what happened to her and how it’s affected her life.
The one glaring omission from the hearing was anything about or from Mark Judge, the other man Ford says was present in the room when Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her.
Since the discussion at this point has essentially boiled down to Kavanaugh’s word against Ford’s, Judge’s testimony would go a long way towards giving a fuller picture of what actually transpired.
Rather than testify though, Judge has fled to a beach town to lie low and avoid the brewing media storm. Earlier today, Republicans voted against a motion to subpoena him in an act of profound partisan cowardice.
Now, Judge has sent another letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee in which he addresses the allegations by Julie Swetnick, the client of Michael Avenatti, who claims that Judge and Kavanaugh were involved with gang rapes when they were younger. Judge’s ex-girlfriend independently revealed that Judge had told her a story about him and his buddies taking turns having sex with a drunk girl.
In it, Judge denies the accusations, claims that he doesn’t know Swetnick, never witnessed Kavanaugh spiking party punch, and added that he will be willing to “cooperate with any law enforcement agency that is assigned to confidentially investigate these allegations.”
Whether or not Judge will follow through on his promise remains to be seen, but it’s high time the FBI sits down with him and gets his side of the story. The future of the nation’s highest court depends upon it.
BREAKING: Kavanaugh friend Mark Judge says he'll cooperate with any law enforcement agency that investigates 'confidentially.'
— The Associated Press (@AP) September 28, 2018
I read this declaration from Judge, which AP reported as a general agreement to cooperate w/ law enforcement, as only referring to investigations of Julie Swetnick’s allegations. pic.twitter.com/SMANkBAFtW
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) September 28, 2018