Christine Blasey Ford has tentatively agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee on Thursday IF the committee leaders agree on certain conditions. 

Here are the accuser’s conditions as we know they now (stay tuned, this delicate flower is likely to change her mind):

  1. Ford doesn’t want Kavanaugh in the room when she testifies. After all, it would be harder for her to convincingly lie when he is watching her.
  2. Only the Senators can question Ford, NOT staff attorneys.  Committee Senators are not attorneys with experience in cross-examining witnesses, thus Ford will feel more comfortable spinning this yarn before TV cameras.
  3. Ford demands that Judge Kavanaugh testify first.

The third demand is the most ludicrous.  Since the judge has already stated that he knows nothing about the event she claims happened, Kavanaugh & the committee will merely be sitting there, staring at each other.  If the judge says anything he will only be speculating.  Obviously, this is a Dem ploy to trap the judge into saying something they can use against him, after they make up more allegations.

“Dr. Ford accepts the committee’s request to provide her first-hand knowledge of Brett Kavanaugh’s sexual misconduct next week,” one of Ford’s attorneys, Debra Katz, wrote to the committee leadership.  [Ford’s other attorney is Lisa Banks, who works for the Clintons.]  “We are hopeful that we can reach agreement on details,” Katz wrote.


The details are the accuser gets to present an opening statement about the alleged 36-year-old event, and Senators get to ask her as many questions as they want until they feel they have EVERY detail.  The accused and the Senate Judiciary Committee are entitled to hear every single detail that Ford can remember.

Judge Kavanaugh is also entitled to make an opening statement, and Senators get to ask him all the questions they have for him, as well.

Telling the truth about a past event is not complex: just tell every detail that you can remember, Christine.  Period.  Why should the Senators be forced to limit their questions?  Ford is not a shy person as proven by her interview with the Washington Post.


This writer believes there are two possible set of facts to account for Christine Blasey Ford’s 11th hour intrusion into the confirmation process:

  • Weeks ago the Dems recruited her as Plan B, C or D if the various ploys they tried at the confirmation hearings did not work. [Check out videos from the three days of hearings, Dems tried everything short of firebombing the Senate office building to stop the confirmation process.]  A long-time Democrat activist, Ford agreed to come forward only if all else failed to stop Kavanaugh from getting on the US Supreme Court.
  • Something did happen to Ford at that party. She had been drinking so her memory is confused about WHICH of the boys at the party did what.  [BTW, has she named the alleged witness yet?]  But, THAT does not explain why NO ONE had previously heard of this event.  Nor does it explain why the FBI, who finds out details that the subject doesn’t even know (just ask Judge Andrew Napolitano), did not get wind of it.


The ultimate in delaying tactics is Ford’s demand that the FBI conduct a SEVENTH investigation of Judge Kavanaugh.  If the mid-term elections arrive and Kavanaugh has not been confirmed, the Dems know their chances of taking the House improve significantly.

Judge Brett Kavanaugh was investigated FOUR times while he worked in the Bush 43 White House.  When he was nominated for a position on the DC Court of Appeals 12 years ago the FBI investigated him again.  After President Trump nominated him to be a justice on the U.S. Supreme Court, the FBI performed a SIXTH investigation JUST WEEKS AGO.

None of these EXTREMELY thorough background investigations discovered any such “attempted rape” allegations.  Moreover, Ford did not step forward to volunteer her story during these SIX opportunities.  The FBI couldn’t even find a pimple on the good judge’s record.


Some Republicans on the panel blasted Katz’s statement as another delaying tactic.

“Worth noting that this is exactly where we were on Monday morning,” Sen. Orrin Hatch, R-Utah said Saturday.  “Without agreement on a date, time, and terms, we are no closer to hearing from Ford then we were when her lawyers said she was willing to testify during their media tour,” Hatch added.

If all the details are worked out, Ford’s decision to appear before the committee sets up a media circus this week, much like the Clarence Thomas/Anita Hill hearing in 1991.  Ford alleges that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her at a house party in the 1980s, when they were both teenagers at Washington-area private schools.  Kavanaugh went to an all-boys high school so Ford was not his classmate.Ford, Kavanaugh, Supreme Court, confirmation, Senate

In an interview in the Washington Post, Ford said an inebriated Kavanaugh tried to pinned her to a bed, groped her, put his hand over her mouth to stifle her screams and tried to remove her clothes.  Kavanaugh has repeatedly and categorically denied the allegations.

Republicans said they have been patient and “extremely accommodating” to Ford’s wishes.

“We want to hear Dr. Ford’s testimony and are prepared to accommodate many of your demands, including further delaying a hearing that is currently scheduled for Monday,” the GOP majority said in a statement Friday.  “We are unwilling to accommodate your unreasonable demands.  Outside counsel may not dictate the terms under which committee business will be conducted.”

From Day No. 1 of this melodrama, Judge Brett Kavanaugh has agreed to testify before the Senate Judiciary Committee for the fourth time, WITHOUT CONDITIONS.

Diane L. Gruber

US Constitution Admirer

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