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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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POLL: Huge One Year Swing of Independent Voters Saying Government ‘Doing too Much’

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What a difference a year can make. Particularly a year filled with government infringements and overreaching. In a Gallup poll released Thursday, findings show Americans have drastically shifted perspective on how much they want the government involved in their lives.

Gallup News tweeted the results along with the headline “Americans again favor a reduced government role in solving problems facing the country after supporting a more active government role last year.”

52% percent of those polled say the government is doing too much on issues that should be dealt with by businesses and individuals. Only 43% say the government needs to do more to address citizens’ problems.

The numbers have almost flopped from only one year ago when 54% said the government should be doing more, and 41% disagreed. The annual Gallup Governance survey was conducted September 1-17.

The Gallup Poll release stated “the shift toward favoring a more active government role in 2020 was seen among Democrats and independents but not Republicans — likely a response to the coronavirus pandemic and in particular to then-President Donald Trump’s approach to handling it.”

“Trump generally opposed government efforts designed to slow the spread of the virus, such as face mask requirements and business and school closures.” The poll found independent voters shifted their opinions greatly.

“The percentage of independents who said the government’s doing too many things jumped from 38% in 2020 to 57% this year. Republicans edged up from 74% to 80% and Democrats crept up from 13% to 18%.”

Gallup also highlighted the fact that 2020 was only the second time in the poll’s 29 years of asking about the role of government that at least half of Americans supported an active role for government. The first time occurred in 2001 in the aftermath of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

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Former Obama Ethics Chief Slams Psaki Over Dismissing Questions On Hunter Biden

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Walter Shaub, the former head of the federal government’s ethics office under President Barack Obama, slammed White House press secretary Jen Psaki on Wednesday in response to her dismissal of questions about whether the identity of buyers for Hunter Biden’s art would stay anonymous.

“At least five prints of Hunter Biden’s artwork have already been sold for $75,000 each and a team of lawyers is vetting potential patrons who plan to attend his upcoming gallery show in New York City — which has now been delayed until the spring,” The New York Post reported last week. “It’s unclear who purchased the reproductions — which cost a fraction of the top price of $500,000 for an original piece by President Biden’s scandal-scarred son — or if any more were sold after the LA show opened.”

During Tuesday’s press briefing, Psaki told a reporter asking about the anonymity of the buyers of Hunter Biden’s art, “I know this is your favorite topic, but it, again — it still is the purview of the gallerist. We still do not know and will not know who purchases any paintings. And the President remains proud of his son.”

 

“These are legitimate questions,” Shaub said in response to Psaki’s comments. “It’s disappointing to hear [Psaki] send a message that the WH thinks the public has no right to ask about ethics. After the last 4 years, these questions have never been more important. I know this isn’t a popular opinion, but this stuff matters.”

“There is no ethics program in the world that can be built around the head of state’s staff working with a dealer to keep the public in the dark about the identities of individuals who pay vast sums to the leader’s family member for subjectively priced items of no intrinsic value,” Shaub tweeted Wednesday. “If this were Trump, Xi [Jinping] or [Vladimir] Putin, you’d have no doubt whatsoever that this creates a vehicle for funneling cash to the first family in exchange for access or favors. Nor would you doubt that the appearance of monetizing the presidency was outrageous.”

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