RUSH: We’re gonna JIP it. There’s a big argument going on here about putting polygraph results into the record during Amy Klobuchar’s time. Let’s JIP it and see what this is about.
MITCHELL: I’d like to shift gears and discuss the last several months.
RUSH: Oh, good. Here’s the prosecutor.
FORD: No, I did not. I did not know how to do that.
RUSH: She didn’t know what “exculpatory” meant either, by the way. Dr. Ford didn’t know what “exculpatory” meant.
MITCHELL: Okay. Prior to July 6th, had you spoken to any member of Congress — and when I say “Congress,” I mean the Senate or the House of Representatives —
RUSH: She had to have the word defined for her.
MITCHELL: — or any congressional staff members about your allegations.
RUSH: Yeah. Oh, that’s… Wait, folks.
MITCHELL: Why did you contact the Washington Post then on July 6th?
FORD: So I was panicking because I knew the timeline was short for the decision —
FORD: — and people were giving me advice on the beach, people who don’t know about the processes they were giving me advice (chuckles) and many people told me, “You — you need to hire a lawyer,” and I didn’t do that. I didn’t understand why I would need a lawyer. Ummm…
FORD: Somebody said, “Call the New York Times. Call the Washington Post.”
FORD: “Give them an anonymous tip!”
RUSH: They’re trying to tell us this is not political activism and look at what she says she’s being advised to do!
FORD: It seemed like the best option was to try to do the civic route, which is to —
RUSH: Call the New York Times; right?
FORD: — uh, go to my congressperson, who happens to be Anna Eshoo. Uh, so I called her office —
RUSH: And she said, “Call the New York Times!”
FORD: — and I also put in the anonymous tip to the Washington Post.
RUSH: Yes, she took the —
FORD: Neither… Unfortunately, neither got back to me in — before the selection of the nominee.
MITCHELL: You testified that, uh, Congresswoman Eshoo’s office contacted you on July 9th. Is that right?
MITCHELL: Had you talked to — about your allegations with anyone in her office before the date of July 9th?
FORD: I told the receptionist on the phone.
MITCHELL: (whispers) Okay.
RUSH: What is that!
MITCHELL: On July 10th, you texted the Washington Post again, which was really the third time.
MITCHELL: Is that right?
RUSH: Where’s my cigar?
MITCHELL: Second date, third time?
FORD: Let’s see. (shuffling papers)
MAN: One moment.
MITCHELL: And you texted, “Been advised to contact senators or New York Times. Haven’t heard back from Washington Post.”
MITCHELL: Who advised you to contact senators or the New York Times?
FORD: Beach friends coming up with ideas of how I could try to get to people, because people weren’t responding to me very quickly. So very quickly, they responded to that text for what (sic) unknown reason.
RUSH: The Beach.
FORD: Once I sent that encrypted text, they responded they quickly.
MITCHELL: Did you contact the New York Times?
MITCHELL: ‘kay, why not?
FORD: I wasn’t interested in pursuing the media route particularly.
FORD: I felt like one was enough, the Washington Post.
RUSH: You weren’t “interested in the media route,” yet the Washington Post —
FORD: (crosstalk) My preference was to talk with my congressperson.
MITCHELL: (whispering) Okay.
RUSH: Wait a minute.
MITCHELL: So the Washington Post texted back that someone would get in touch, get you in you touch with a reporter. Did you subsequently talk to a reporter with the Washington Post?
FORD: Under the encrypted app and off the record.
MITCHELL: Mmm-hmm. Okay. Who was that reporter?
FORD: Emma Brown.
MITCHELL: Okay. The person who ultimately wrote the story on September 16th?
MITCHELL: Okay. Did you talk to any member of Congress — and again, remember, “Congress” includes the Senate or the House of Representatives — or any congressional staff members about your allegations between July 10th and the July — and July 30th, which was the date of your letter to Senator Feinstein?
FORD: Yes. I met with Congresswoman Eshoo’s staff, and I think that was July 18th on the Wednesday, and then on the Friday, I met with the congresswoman herself.
MITCHELL: When you met with her, did you meet with her alone or did someone come with you?
FORD: I was alone. She had a staff person.
MITCHELL: What did you talk about with Congresswoman Eshoo, uh, and her staff on July 18th and the 20th?
FORD: (deep breath) I described the night of the incident, and we spent time speaking about that, and I asked her how to — what my options were in terms of going forward and —
RUSH: She didn’t want to go forward!
FORD: — how to get that information relayed forward.
RUSH: She didn’t want to go forward.
FORD: I also talked to her about fears about whether this was confidential information. Um, and she discussed the constituent confidentiality principle.
RUSH: “Constituent confidential principle.”
COONS: Thank you, Chairman Grassley. I’d like to ask unanimous consent to submit for the record five articles, including one titled, “Why Sexual Assault…”
RUSH: Okay. Okay. We can JIP out. Chris Coons is gonna take his time. You see what I mean there. What did we learn about this? In that five minutes of questioning by the prosecutor, who was advanced? So I’ll tell you, what people are gonna say is, “Be patient. She’s laying the groundwork. She’s establishing the witness is…” What? Not remembering or is being very contradictory or what have you. You know, the gut reaction here is that this isn’t effective.
RUSH: We’ve got some more questioning here from the Republican prosecutor. So let’s JIP a bit of it and see what’s happening here.
MITCHELL: …how to take a polygraph?
MITCHELL: And I don’t just mean countermeasures, but I mean just any sort of tips or anything like that?
FORD: No. I was (pause) scared of the test itself but was comfortable that I could tell the information and (chuckles) the test would reveal whatever it was going to reveal. I didn’t expect it to be as long as it was gonna be. So it was a little bit stressful.
MITCHELL: Have you ever given tips or advice to somebody who was looking to take a polygraph test?
FORD: Never. (chuckles)
MITCHELL: Okay. Did you pay for the polygraph yourself?
FORD: I don’t — I don’t — I don’t think so.
MITCHELL: Do you know who did pay for the polygraph?
FORD: Not yet, no.
RUSH: Ha. Ha-ha-ha-ha-ha. New York Times, Washington Post, lawyer?
FORD: No. But you can tell how anxious I was by the terrible handwriting.
MITCHELL: Um, did you…? We — we touched on it earlier. Did you know that the committee has requested the — not only the charts from the polygraph test, but also any audio or video recording of the polygraph test?
MITCHELL: Were you audio and video recorded when you were taking that test?
FORD: Okay, so, I remember being hooked up to a machine, like, be — being placed onto my body and, uh, being asked —
FORD: — a lot of questions and —
RUSH: Now, wait a minute.
FORD: — crying a lot. That’s my primary memory of that test. I don’t know. I know he took, uh, laborious detail in explaining what he was going to be doing —
RUSH: Are you kidding me?
FORD: — but I was just focused on, kind of, what I was gonna say and my fear about that. I wasn’t listening to every detail about what — whether it was audio or video recorded.
MITCHELL: Well, you were in a hotel room; right?
MITCHELL: Uh, regular hotel room with a bed and bathroom?
FORD: No, no, no. It was a conference room. So I was sitting at a chair and he was behind me.
MITCHELL: Did you notice any cameras in the room?
FORD: Uh, well, he had a computer set up. So I guess I assumed that he was somehow taping and recording me.
RUSH: You just said you didn’t think so!
MITCHELL: Okay, so you assumed you were being video and audio recorded?
MITCHELL: But you don’t know for sure?
FORD: I don’t know for sure.
MITCHELL: Okay. Thank you.
RUSH: That’s okay, because —
RUSH: Take it down. Take it… She remembers that it was all over her body. (interruption) What, you don’t…? (interruption) That’s exactly how she described Kavanaugh and Judge in the room: all over her body. The pol… (interruption) Well, no, she… (interruption) The polygraph. She just remembers the guy, and she was reduced to tears. She’s crying, and she just remembers it was all over her body. Hey, I’m just noticing speech patterns. A polygraph test. She reacted to a polygraph test in much the same way her description of what happened to her in that room is, is my only point. Let’s take another brief time-out, as we continue here on the EIB Network.
RUSH: The hearing has resumed. I’m gonna JIP it here again. Mazie Hirono is now questioning Dr. Ford. Thanks for the call and let’s put it back up here.
HIRONO: …she will persist in asking these questions all to undermine the memory and basically the credibility of Dr. Ford. But we all know, Dr. Ford’s memory of the assault is very clear. Dr. Ford, the Republican’s prosecutor has asked you all kinds of questions about who you called and when, asking details that would be asked in a cross-examination of a witness in a criminal trial, but this is not a criminal proceeding. This is a confirmation proceeding! I think I know what she —
RUSH: Wrong, Senator. You’re running a criminal trial here!
HIRONO: — very plainly, Dr. Ford. Is there a political motivation for your coming forward with your of the assault by Brett Kavanaugh?
FORD: No, and I’d like to reiterate that, again, I was trying to get the information to you while there was still a list of other — (interruption) thank you — what looked like fully qualified candidates.
RUSH: Gotta make a note about this, folks, to remember to tell you something.
HIRONO: But by coming forward, you have reintroduced the question of character into this nomination and hopefully back to American life, and rightly so. We should be made to face the question of who it is we are putting in positions of power and decision-making in this country. We should look the question square if the face: Does character matter? Do our values, our real values about what is right and what is wrong —
RUSH: Hey! Does her character matter, Senator?
HIRONO: — and when we treat our fellow human beings with dignity and respect? Do they matter anymore?
RUSH: What about hers?
HIRONO: I believe they do, and I believe the reaction we have seen to this coverage right now and your courage all of this country shows us that we’re not alone. You’re not alone.
RUSH: What is this “we”?
HIRONO: Women and men all across America are disgusted and tired of the way basic human dignity has been driven from our public life.
RUSH: HA! HA! HA! Really? That’s a good one.
HIRONO: The president admits on tape to assaulting women. He separates children from their parents. He takes basic health care protections from those who need them most. He nominates and stands behind a man who stands credibly accused of a horrible act. I again want to thank you for coming forward. Mr. Chairman, I ask unanimous consent that six items consisting of various statements, letters, fact sheets, uh, posts are inserted into the record.
GRASSLEY: Uh, is that one request or do you want me to wait for six?
HIRONO: Well, I have six separate items.
HIRONO: Because… I can go over them for you.
GRASSLEY: Okay. No.
HIRONO: I would like to —
GRASSLEY: Let me not interrupt you. Your request is accepted without objection.
HIRONO: Thank you. And I would like to read from a, uh — an item that has already been entered into the record. But this is from a letter from the National Task Force to End Sexual and Domestic Violence. The letter states — and I quote this letter — “Do we start by believing victims of sexual assault and treating them with dignity, or don’t we?
So far, Senate leaders are failing that test. Prejudging the outcome of the hearing. Sympathizing with her perpetrator. Attacking her credibility. … They send a message to every victim of sexual violence that their pain doesn’t matter, that they do not deserve justice [and], that — for them — fair treatment is out of reach. This will only serve to drive victims into the shadows and further [embolden] abusers.” Once again, Dr. Ford, thank you very much. This is a moment for our country.
RUSH: Huh-shhh! It sure as hell is.
GRASSLEY: Senator… Uh, Ms. Mitchell for Senator Crapo.
RUSH: Okay. Let’s see what happens here.
MITCHELL: Um, when we left off, we were still talking about the polygraph —
RUSH: Oh! (chuckling)
KATZ: Let me put an end to this mystery. Her lawyers have paid for her polygraph.
BROMWICH: As is routine.
KATZ: As is routine.
MITCHELL: Dr. Ford, do you expect the price of that polygraph to be passed on to you?
FORD: I’m not sure yet. I haven’t taken a look at all of the costs involved in this. Uh, we’ve relocated now twice, so I haven’t kept track of all that paperwork. But I’m sure I have a lot of work to do to catch up on all of that later.
RUSH: (laughing) For crying out loud. What? (laughing)
MITCHELL: You’ve had a lot going on and you’ve had there for several months.
RUSH: (impression) “I don’t know. I…” (sigh)
MITCHELL: Is it your understanding that someone else is going to assist you with some of these fees including the costs for your polygraph?
FORD: I’m aware that there have been several GoFundMe sites. I haven’t had a chance to figure out how to manage those ’cause I’ve never had one.
MITCHELL: I’m sorry, several what?
FORD: GoFundMe sites that have raised money for my —
RUSH: The prosecutor even know what it is.
FORD: — security detail; so I’m not even quite sure how to collect that money or how to distribute it yet.
RUSH: Your lawyers will figure that out. Probably already have.
MITCHELL: Um, in your testimony this morning, um, you stated that Senator Feinstein sent you a letter on August 31st of this year. Is that right?
FORD: (long pause) August 31st?
RUSH: (impression) “See, I don’t remember. My lawyers are having to consult with… I’m really lost here. I don’t… Let’s see.”
FORD: I got her letter on July 30th, and I don’t have the date.
FORD: I’d have to pull up my email to find out the date of her email to me saying that. It was right before the hearings that she was going to maintain the confidentiality of the letter.
MITCHELL: Say that again. It was ’til right before the hearings that what?
FORD: My memory, but I can look it up for you. If you would like the exact date, I can pull it up on my email.
MITCHELL: Yeah. I just —
MITCHELL: I want to make sure I understood what she — you said.
KATZ: That document’s been turned over to — in response to a request for documents. You have it.
MITCHELL: Thank you, Counsel. Um, I want to make sure I understood what you said. Uh, was it your understanding it was going to be kept confidential up until right before the hearing?
FORD: It was my understanding it was gonna be kept confidential, period.
FORD: I personally did not.
MITCHELL: So my question was did you or anybody on your behalf.
FORD: I don’t… What do you mean? Did someone speak for me?
MITCHELL: Somebody that is working with you or helping you. Did somebody at your behest, on your behalf speak to somebody in Congress or staff?
FORD: I’m not sure.
RUSH: (impression) “I don’t know.”
FORD: I don’t know how those exchanges meant.
RUSH: (impression) “How does that help me get rid of Kavanaugh? What does that have to do with getting rid of Kavanaugh?”
MITCHELL: Is it possible that somebody did?
FORD: I think so. It would be possible.
RUSH: “What does this have to do with getting rid of Kavanaugh?” she’s saying.
KATZ: Excuse me. You asked her not to guess and now you’re asking her what’s possible. So I think if you want to ask her what she knows, you should ask her what she knows.
RUSH: This is just like a deposition! It’s exactly what a deposition looks like, which is not what’s called for here. But we’ll stick with it, folks. We gotta…
FORD: (whispering) I don’t understand.
RUSH: (impression) “I don’t understand. How does this help get rid of the judge?”
GRASSLEY: You should answer the question unless there’s a legal reason for not answering it, uh, on advice of your counsel.
FORD: So, I don’t totally understand the question, but I didn’t speak with anyone during that time frame, other than my counsel.
MITCHELL: Okay. Um, you’ve said repeatedly that you did not, uh, think that that letter that you wrote on July 30th was going to be released to the public. Is that correct?
MITCHELL: And is it true that you did not authorize it to be released at any time?
MITCHELL: Okay. Uh, besides your attorneys, did you provide — you provided that letter to Senator Feinstein, is that correct?
FORD: I provided her a letter on July 30th.
MITCHELL: We’re talking about the July 30th letter.
MITCHELL: Is that a “yes”?
MITCHELL: And you provided the letter to, uh, Representative Eshoo to deliver to Senator Feinstein?
MITCHELL: Besides those two individuals — Representative Eshoo and Senator Feinstein — and your attorneys, did you provide that letter to anyone else?
MITCHELL: Do you know how that letter became public?
MITCHELL: (whispers) Okay. (full voice) After that letter was made public or leaked, did you reach back out to the Washington Post?
RUSH: Ugh. This is painful. She doesn’t have the slightest clue what’s going on here, folks.
FORD: Um, I reached out to the Washington… Well, they were continuously reaching out to me, and I was not responding. Um, but the time that I did respond and agreed to do the sit-down was once the reporters started showing up at my home and at my workplace.
MAN: Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Dr. Ford, um, th-thank you for being here.
RUSH: Okay. Wait. Wait, wait, wait. No, we’re not. We’re gonna bump out right now. Timing worked out perfectly.
RUSH: Spartacus is doing the questioning. He’s not really questioning Dr. Ford, who looks… She’s in a side view right now. It looks like she’s on the verge of tears here. Some people think she’s stalling by acting like she doesn’t understand these questions, stalling as to prevent as many questions being asked as possible. Cory Booker just said — and Chris Coons said it, too — that they’re both getting overwhelmed with phone calls in their Senate offices from people who now realize that they have been raped or they are being sexually abused, and that Dr. Ford is an awakening a new unit of America.
She is inspiring — with her courage — numbers and numbers of people to finally come forward. Spartacus and Chris Coons are saying this is a wonderful, wonderful thing here. Now I have a story. I was waiting for this. “Boys More Likely to Be Victims of Teen Dating Violence than Girls, Study Shows.” You want to talk about phone calls? I can tell you this. I have been told by some ranking Republican staff people for members of the House and Senate that a lot of women are alarmed at all of this because of what it’s doing to their sons, what this is maybe going to cause to happen to their sons, this characterization of boys that’s taking place here.
In other words, this may be backfiring in a sense on some people with women who don’t like what’s being done to their sons in this whole process.
RUSH: Let’s rejoin as the Republican prosecutor is again querying the witness.
MITCHELL: This is not a cognitive interview. Um, did anybody ever advise you — from Senator Feinstein’s office or from Representative Eshoo’s office — to go get a forensic interview?
FORD: (long pause) No.
MITCHELL: Instead, you were advised to get an attorney and take a polygraph. Is that right?
FORD: Many people advised me to get an attorney. Um, once I had an attorney, my attorney and I discussed using the polygraph.
MITCHELL: And instead of submitting to an interview in California, we’re having a hearing here today in five-minute increments. Is that right?
FORD: I — I agree that’s what was agreed upon by the collegial (sic) group here.
MITCHELL: Thank you. I have no further questions.
GRASSLEY: Okay, uh, I have something to submit for the record. We received, uh, three statements under penalty of felony from three witnesses identified by Dr. Ford, Mark Judge, Leland Keyser, and Patrick Smith. All three denied any knowledge of the incident or gathering described by Dr. Ford. Without objection, I’ll enter in the record.
BROMWICH: Mr. Chairman, I have, uh, something for the record as well, a number of letters from the witness’s family, friends, including her husband.
GRASSLEY: Okay. Uh, I’ll get to you just soon as the ranking member.
FEINSTEIN: Mr. Chariman, uh, I have three letters addressed to both you and, um, the ranking member and I’d ask that they be entered into the record.
GRASSLEY: Without objection.
FEINSTEIN: And it’s also my understanding that Mr. Judge is not willing to come forward to answer our questions. Um, as a result, we cannot test his memory or make any assessment of his thoughtfulness or character. Ummm.
RUSH: No, he just denied it under oath, that’s all.
RUSH: Yeah. Right. (grumbling)
GRASSLEY: Senator Blumenthal?
BLUMENTHAL: Mr. Chairman, I ask if you have sworn statements that you’re submitting for the record, that we have those individuals come before us so that we can ask some questions about those statements. I think that the nature of this proceeding would be compromised if we lack an opportunity to ask them questions about sworn statements that will be part of the record. So frankly, uh, Mr. Chairman, I would object to entering them in the record.
WHITEHOUSE: Mr. Chairman?
GRASSLEY: Senator Whitehouse?
WHITEHOUSE: I have a number of letters that I would like to ask submitted, uh, to the record, ummm, that relate to the importance of proper investigation by trained professionals in pulling, uh, these kind of — of, uh, investigations together from the leadership conference on human rights, the National Women’s Law Center, the National Organization for Women, and so forth.
GRASSLEY: Without objection. (crosstalk) Senator Kennedy?
KENNEDY: Mr. Chairman, I have a question for our chairman. The — the statements, uh, that Senator Blumenthal talked about? Those were statements taken by our majority staff, is that right?
GRASSLEY: They’re already in the record.
KENNEDY: Yes, sir, but those statements were taken by majority staff?
KENNEDY: Uh, did majority staff participate?
KENNEDY: Why not?
GRASSLEY: Uh, you’ll have to asked them.
KENNEDY: Well, were they instructed not to participate?
KENNEDY: They chose not to?
GRASSLEY: That’s right.
FEINSTEIN: I-i-if I may, Mr. Chairman, I’m told that minority staff was not notified.
KENNEDY: If I could, I still think I have the floor, Mr. Chairman.
GRASSLEY: Let’s listen to Senator Feinstein.
BROMWICH: Can we be excused?
GRASSLEY: Um… Uh…
FEINSTEIN: I am told by staff —
BROMWICH: Um, uh, the witness is very tired.
BROMWICH: All right.
GRASSLEY: In fact, we’re gonna continue this meeting. We can, uh, uh… So let’s just be nice to her.
(ripple of laughter)
GRASSLEY: Dr. Ford? Dr. Ford, I — I can only speak of one of 21 senators here, but I thank you very much for testimony, and more importantly for your bravery coming out and trying to answer our questions as best you could remember. Thank you very much. We’ll adjourn for 45 minutes — or, not adjourn, take a break for 45 minutes.
RUSH: I guess that’s it. She’s finished. That’s it! That’s it. The Democrats are flooding the zone with letters from this and that claiming that didn’t happen, that should happen, the Republicans stink, the Republicans are mean, the Republicans are racist — and the Democrats want to submit all those letters. The big deal here… Grassley announced it and then the Democrats immediately flooded the zone so everybody forget it. But Grassley’s got sworn affidavits from her three witnesses claiming it didn’t happen!
And their sworn affidavits, as he said, are “under penalty of felony.” Meaning felony perjury! “See you later. Here’s the orange jumpsuit. Say good-bye to anybody that you care about ’cause it’s gonna be a few years before you see ’em.” They have signed these sworn affidavits. The incident didn’t happen! They were not there. And one of them is her best friend or at the time a good friend of hers, Leland Keyser — who, by the way, as an added little bit of information, used to be married to Bob Beckel. (interruption)
Yeah, this Blasey Ford, one of her best friends was married to Bob Beckel for a few years. So Leland Keyser has obviously has run in Democrat activist circles, and she is saying the incident didn’t happen. Dr. Ford places her there! Dr. Ford says she was there. In one of her more lucid moments, she said she doesn’t remember everything, but she does remember enough to put her there. Anyway when Grassley entered those three into the record, that’s when the Democrats lost their cookies and started introducing tiddlywinks and Monopoly money and everything else into the record to try to cover it up.
There’s another lie that Blumenthal and all these Democrats are saying, and that’s that Mark Judge has not testified. He has! The committee staff, the Senate Judiciary Committee staff has interviewed Mark Judge. He has testified. Well, he has submitted to questions. He hasn’t testified but he has been interviewed under oath by the Judiciary Committee staff. Richard Blumenthal, who is such a stranger to the truth anyway, is still out there lying about it! And he’s not the only one.
We had Senator Kamala Harris, who has been flooding Facebook with 3600 ads, anti-Kavanaugh ads. She ended by saying that Blasey has nothing to gain by doing this, which caused Blasey to start tearing up. Never mind that she has a lot to gain. She gonna be a hero to all of her beach buddies out in Santa Cruz. The books? The movie deals? The Democrats… If Kavanaugh… Well, it doesn’t matter. If Kavanaugh’s confirmed or not, this woman is now in Anita Hill’s league, and she will be made a heroine. She will get book deals.
This is absolutely absurd. She’s got everything in the world to gain. She can quit her job. She doesn’t have to pay her lawyers anything. So now we’ll have to find out if anybody thought that the Republican prosecutor succeeded in linking Christine Ford to the Democrat Party and this whole thing as being nothing more than a Democrat Party strategic operation, which, folks, that’s what it is! All of this today is designed to cloud and make murky the issue. Just start with the timing of this.
The fact that Kavanaugh has been nominated to several courts and the woman never popped up once. She pops up and supposedly doesn’t want to be known but is and doesn’t have seem to have a problem with it now. She shows up at the last moment, after it looks like the Democrats have failed in their quest to keep Kavanaugh off the court. There’s no question the Democrat Party’s behind this. That’s what they do! This is why I think there’s going to be some kind of a backlash in November.
By the way, remember all of the times we had polling data on the midterms back in May and June, and I would caution everybody to remember, “The events that are gonna shape the November elections haven’t even happened yet.” Well, this is one of those events. Now that it’s happened, this is gonna shape them. It’s gonna have some impact on the November elections. We don’t know yet what. We don’t know if there’s gonna be a backlash against Democrats. By all rights, there should be.
We don’t know if there’s gonna be a backlash against Republicans for not stopping this, for not having the vote earlier, for falling prey to yet another Democrat stall technique. It’s up for grabs right now as to what the outcome of this will be. By the way, Richard Blumenthal — who lied about valorous service in Vietnam — objected to the affidavits of the three people named by Ford as not being at the incident. They weren’t there. It didn’t happen. As far as they know, it wasn’t there.
Blumenthal objected to those being put in the record without those three being brought forward in chains to be queried and interrogated about it. Grassley pointed out the Democrats refused to be at the committee when those affidavits were made! Grassley reminded him: You had a chance to talk to these people and you didn’t! The Democrats refused to be part of the interview with Judge or any of the other four witnesses. They have been interviewed by this committee. The Democrats chose not to show up and are now lying to everybody about the fact they were left out of the process. They were not!