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Former U.S. Senator from Utah, writer of songs and laws. Lover of bacon, all you can eat buffets, and Costco hotdogs. Account inactive as of 1/3/2019. 🇺🇸
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Oct 3, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Valuable read from @profmjcleveland on the challenges Senators face as they evaluate Dr. Ford’s changing story.

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usatoday.com/story/opinion/… The first challenge comes with Dr. Ford’s recollection of when the incident happened.

Her initial account to WaPo suggested it had happened in her “late teens.” But Kavanaugh was at Yale then. Her testimony then changed to 1982, contradicting text messages and therapist notes.
Oct 2, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
Recent polls suggest that some find Judge Kavanaugh to not be trustworthy. If you take a look at the media coverage from *just one night* you might see part of the reason why.

Hint: it has very little to do with Brett Kavanaugh’s trustworthiness.

In one night..

(Thread) The NY Times allowed an anti-Kavanaugh activist who spoke out against him in July ( ) to write a harrowing news article about Judge Kavanaugh being questioned after a bar fight 30 years ago in which someone was struck with ice.

Oct 1, 2018 4 tweets 2 min read
The AP reports Julie Swetnick “has an extensive history of involvement in legal disputes, including a lawsuit in which an ex-employer accused her of falsifying her college and work history on her job application.”

Quite a read below—>

apnews.com/bccc4dd598df4e… Another suit also alleges Ms. Swetnick ‘made false and retaliatory allegations that other co-workers had engaged in inappropriate conduct toward her.’  

oregonlive.com/silicon-forest…
Oct 1, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
While many on the left have been eager to ignore Rachel Mitchell’s conclusions, the facts she found and outlined in her report are indisputable, and highlight the challenge of an accusation with no corroborating evidence or witnesses.

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washingtonpost.com/politics/in-me… Dr. Ford has not offered a consistent account of when the alleged assault happened. The range of years she has offered has varied widely over the last few months.
Sep 29, 2018 4 tweets 3 min read
Sen Feinstein did not leak the letter/ the existence of the letter to the intercept— staff for other Democrats on the committee did. These excerpts make that clear

They cared more about stopping Kavanaugh than protecting Dr. Ford’s request for privacy

theintercept.com/2018/09/12/bre… Senator Feinstein suggested that Dr Ford’s friends must have leaked it the letter.

But Dr. Ford testified that she did not authorize the release of her letter or provide it to anyone outside of Congresswoman Eshoo, Sen Feinstein, and her attorneys.

townhall.com/tipsheet/laure…
Sep 26, 2018 6 tweets 3 min read
Who Republicans are? Reminder: It was Senate Democrats who:

☑️ Disregarded accusations for *6 weeks* only to weaponize them at a politically opportune moment
☑️ Ignored Dr. Ford's request for privacy by leaking her name and letter to media

#THREAD

We know the chain of custody for Dr. Ford's letter

The first report that a letter existed surfaced because staffers for Judiciary Committee Democrats complained to media that Senator Feinstein was hiding a letter relevant to the Kavanaugh confirmation.

theintercept.com/2018/09/12/bre…
Sep 24, 2018 7 tweets 3 min read
NEW: Senator Hatch on the State of Play for Judge Kavanaugh's Confirmation-->

hatch.senate.gov/public/index.c… Last nights story.. continues Senate Democrats’ pattern of playing hide the ball, after they spent six weeks sitting on a letter regarding alleged conduct while Judge Kavanaugh was in high school before leaking it to the press.

hatch.senate.gov/public/index.c…
Sep 22, 2018 10 tweets 3 min read
Two nights ago Dr Ford’s legal team sent a long list of demands to Chairman Grassley’s team as conditions under which Dr. Ford is willing to testify.

A few points on that discussion as we wait to hear whether Dr Ford will be willing to testify (thread)

judiciary.senate.gov/press/rep/rele… (Prefaced with the fact that Dr. Ford told her story to the Washington Post on Sunday, and her lawyers went a media blitz on Monday declaring repeatedly that she was ready she willing to testify and “do whatever it takes.”)

Sep 19, 2018 8 tweets 4 min read
Some are hung up on the issue of wanting an FBI investigation before proceeding to Monday's hearing for Judge Kavanaugh.

But here are some helpful facts.

(thread) The bottom line, first and foremost: there is a process to vet, investigate, and evaluate claims like these in an apolitical way, outside of the public eye

Democrats circumvented that process, risking damage to Dr. Ford, Judge Kavanaugh, and public trust

washingtonexaminer.com/opinion/op-eds…
Jul 24, 2018 12 tweets 5 min read
Hi.. @Google?

We might need to talk. Here is Senator Hatch reading a newspaper earlier.
Dec 20, 2017 6 tweets 4 min read
How very interesting. What a wonderful Christmas gift for these hardworking employees. #TaxReform