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Sen. Grassley Demands DOJ And FBI Investigate Kavanaugh’s Accusers

The Iowa Senator is demanding an investigation into “materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements” made to Committee investigators

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This week, Sen. Chuck Grassley (R-IA) sent a letter to U.S. Attorney General Merrick Garland and FBI Director Christopher Ray, demanding that they follow through with a 2019 letter about the “materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements” made to Committee investigators about then-Supreme Court Justice Nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

“The Justice Department and FBI have failed to respond to our letter and have failed to apprise the Committee whether, and to what extent, any steps have been taken to investigate and hold accountable those individuals who criminally interfered with the Committee’s investigation,” Grassley began.

“These failures are entirely unacceptable,” he continued. “As my colleagues and I stressed in our previous letter, the Committee’s four criminal referrals, dated September 29, 2018, October 25, 2018, October 26, 2018, and November 2, 2018, were not made lightly. Those referrals highlighted serious cases in which individuals made materially false, fictitious, and fraudulent statements to Committee investigators.”

He added, “The FBI background checks – two of them – didn’t uncover any such evidence, either.  Both of those investigations followed the normal process for FBI background checks of judicial nominees.   As then-Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee Joe Biden remarked in 1991, in a background investigation the FBI ‘do[es] not reach conclusions” and “do[es] not make recommendations.’  It is the Senate’s responsibility to weigh the information that it collects from the background investigations and from its own investigative work and make a fully informed decision.  That’s what happened here.”

“In the end, the Senate weighed evidence assembled by the FBI and by veteran congressional investigators and fulfilled its Constitutional responsibility by confirming Judge Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court,” Grassley wrote. “It is, however, the responsibility of the Justice Department and FBI to hold those who mislead and obstruct Congress accountable for their criminal behavior.”

The letter comes after Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-RI) also sent a letter to Garland, asking him to open up a new investigation into Kavanaugh because the previous investigation was “fake.”

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  1. Blue Boomerang

    March 25, 2021 at 9:57 am

    The character assassination of Brett Kavanaugh was orchestrated by the Democrats just like the character assassination of Clarence Thomas was likewise orchestrated 30 years ago. Joe Biden then, Dianne Feinstein now. Both cases dredged up bogus, false claims of sexual impropriety and paraded women who perjured themselves. It’s time to go after both the perjured women as well as the senators who concocted the ‘smear job’. There’s a limit as to how much Americans should have to endure ‘dirty tricks’.

  2. Bruce

    March 25, 2021 at 11:27 am

    Does anyone trust Garland to do anything legit?

  3. Mary

    March 25, 2021 at 6:45 pm

    I’m sure nothing will happen. I would like to see the mis-leaders and have them arrested and prosecuted. I’ll never forget that day of such vicious lies against Kavanaugh and his family.

    • gypsykaye

      March 26, 2021 at 6:08 pm

      Christine Blasey Ford couldn’t remember how she got to the party, how she got home, what year it happened, where the house was, who the other two men were, who was there, her own witnesses said never happened, she is a known alcoholic. Justice Kavanaugh has daily records of what he did throughout the few years CBF said it may have happened. She should be charged with pergery.

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‘Every Word Of This Is False’: Ted Cruz Factchecks Ilhan Omar’s Attack On Coach Kennedy Prayer Case

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On Monday night, Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) factchecked Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-MN) after she made multiple false claims about the Supreme Court ruling in Kennedy v. Bremerton School District, in which the Court ruled 6-3 that a public high school football coach in Washington state had his First Amendment rights violated when he was punished by his school district for praying on the field after games where students could see.

As previously reported, “In 2008, high school football coach Joseph Kennedy began a tradition of praying at midfield after each game. Over time, his players and even members of the opposing team began to join him. In September 2015, a school administrator addressed the matter with Kennedy after an opposing team complained and the coach briefly stopped his prayers.”

“On October 14, 2015, Kennedy told the school district that he was planning on resuming his prayer tradition at the next game. The school district told the coach that his prayers violated the district’s policy, but Kennedy continued to pray at the next two games. The school district subsequently placed him on administrative leave, banned him from participating in the football program, and refused to renew his contract for the following season. Kennedy took the issue to federal district court, arguing that the school district had violated his First Amendment rights,” the report added.

In response to the Supreme Court ruling in favor of Kennedy, Omar tweeted, “The Supreme Court just ruled that public school teachers can pressure students to join in prayer at public school events but can also retaliate against those that don’t join in. Religious freedom is dead in America.”

“Every word of this is false,” Cruz responded.

Omar’s claim that the Supreme Court’s decision allowed to teachers to “pressure students to join prayer” is false. The Court’s ruling just protected Coach Kennedy’s religious freedom to pray publicly.

Omar was also incorrect in claiming that there would be retaliation against students who did not join Kennedy in prayer – the coach’s tradition of praying after games began with him praying alone at midfield after football games. Kennedy’s school district even noted that Kennedy had “not actively encouraged, or required, participation.”

Additionally, in contrast to Omar’s claim that “religious freedom is dead in America,” the Supreme Court ruling actually strengthened protections of religious freedom.

Writing for the majority opinion, Justice Neil Gorsuch explained, “Respect for religious expressions is indispensable to life in a free and diverse Republic—whether those expressions take place in a sanctuary or on a field, and whether they manifest through the spoken word or a bowed head.”

“Here, a government entity sought to punish an individual for engaging in a brief, quiet, personal religious observance doubly protected by the Free Exercise and Free Speech Clauses of the First Amendment,” Gorsuch added. “And the only meaningful justification the government offered for its reprisal rested on a mistaken view that it had a duty to ferret out and suppress religious observances even as it allows comparable secular speech. The Constitution neither mandates nor tolerates that kind of discrimination. Mr. Kennedy is entitled to summary judgment on his First Amendment claims.”

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