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Conservatives should be cautious about letter from Christine Blasey Ford's ex-boyfriend
“Right now, there is nothing to corroborate key details of the letter, and we know very little about its author, whose name has not been disclosed. We do not have a statement from the friend he claims Ford coached before the polygraph test. We have not seen any sort of further evidence of what the author claims was a six-year relationship – photos of their trip to Hawaii, for instance.”
KavanaughHearings  ChristineBlaseyFord 
october 2018 by cbearden
Is Ford's Credibility Undermined by Her Refusal to Produce Her Therapy Records? - Volokh Conspiracy : Reason.com
“In any event, ‘recovered memory’ is a distraction, because while not impossible the much greater danger is that the therapist used a treatment modality, such as hypnosis, that affected Ford's perception of the memory, or engaged in suggestive questioning that doesn't arise to the level of ‘recovered memory,’ but skewed the memory. Details of memories from 30 plus years ago are already problematic from a reliability standpoint,* but memories that have been subject to hypnosis and related techniques are especially unreliable. Hypnosis can enhance memory, but it can also both lead the subject to add details to a memory, and to be much more confident that all the details of his memory are accurate.”
ChristineBlaseyFord  KavanaughHearings 
october 2018 by cbearden
Swetnick Walks Back Allegations Against Kavanaugh in NBC Interview
“Last week, Brett Kavanaugh’s third accuser, Julie Swetnick, swore under penalty of perjury that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge had repeatedly conspired to drug and rape girls at high school parties in the early 1980s. But in an interview with NBC aired Monday, Swetnick walked back her accusations of both the drugging and the raping, saying only that she had seen Kavanaugh near punch containers she believed to be spiked.”
KavanaughHearings  BrettKavanaugh  JulieSwetnick 
october 2018 by cbearden
Rubio Statement on Nomination of Judge Kavanaugh to the U.S. Supreme Court - Press Releases - U.S. Senator for Florida, Marco Rubio
“This entire ordeal is indicative of something that goes beyond the nomination before us. It has revealed how our culture has become increasingly sick and demented, unmoored from the values upon which this great nation was founded and which have allowed our society to flourish.

“Compassion is now viewed as a weakness. Restraint is now viewed as cowardice. Humility is now viewed as shameful. And being deliberate is now viewed as spineless.

“Instead, ruthlessness is viewed as strength. Impulsiveness is viewed as courage. Arrogance is viewed as evidence of greatness. And being reactionary is viewed as decisiveness.

“The virtues at the core of our Judeo-Christian heritage have become character flaws. And the character flaws the ancient prophets warned against, and Christ challenged us to overcome, have become virtues.”
MarcoRubio  KavanaughHearings 
september 2018 by cbearden

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