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Posted by: thepinetree on 09/28/2018 02:14 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 09/28/2018 02:14 PM
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Myth vs. Fact: Michael Avenatti’s Statements on the Senate Judiciary Committee’s Investigation into his Clients Allegations

Washington, DC....The following was released from the Senate Judiciary Committee..."Myth: Michael Avenatti alerted the Senate Judiciary Committee of his client’s allegations on Sunday evening, but the Committee’s investigators did not get back to him until Wednesday. Fact: Chairman Grassley’s Chief Counsel for Nominations proactively reached out to Michael Avenatti within ten minutes after he tweeted out his vague and anonymous allegations against Judge Kavanaugh on Sunday night. Committee investigators specifically requested that Mr. Avenatti “advise us of [the] information immediately so that Senate investigators may promptly begin an inquiry.”




Instead of responding to our request, an hour and a half later, Mr. Avenatti sent a list of questions he demanded be posed to Judge Kavanaugh “without delay.” The investigators responded within 20 minutes, reiterating requests for information. Instead of providing evidence, Mr. Avenatti again changed the subject, inquiring about testimony of a witness for a separate investigation for separate allegations.

For the third time Sunday night, Committee investigators specifically requested evidence of the allegations, so that they could meaningfully begin an investigation. On Monday morning, Mr. Avenatti sent a list of demands of the Committee before he would be willing to share any information at all. Instead of responding to his demands of the Senate Judiciary Committee, including informing him alone of still-confidential portions of our investigation, the Committee instead continued its investigation.

The committee staff have made six separate attempts to gather further information from Mr. Avenatti, and has repeatedly invited him and his client to a staff interview.

Myth: The Senate Judiciary Committee has not investigated the claims raised by Mr. Avenatti on behalf of his clients.

Fact: Chairman Grassley’s Committee investigators immediately moved to set up a follow-up interview with Judge Kavanaugh regarding the claims in our possession regarding Mr. Avenatti’s client. Despite Mr. Avenatti’s refusal to cooperate or provide any information so that more specific questions could be asked, Committee investigators interviewed Judge Kavanaugh on Tuesday. Committee investigators even specifically asked the questions posed by Mr. Avenatti. Judge Kavanaugh unequivocally denied all claims alleged by Mr. Avenatti. Committee investigators asked him again about the allegations in an interview on the night of September 26. Judge Kavanaugh forcefully and unequivocally denied all allegations.

Mr. Avenatti appears to be offended that the Senate Judiciary Committee has not given him complete access to our internal investigation, but to do so would be inappropriate. The Constitution entrusts the United States Senate, not Mr. Avenatti, with the advice-and-consent duties.

Myth: Michael Avenatti argues that an FBI investigation was necessary.

Fact: As then-Chairman Biden stated: “The next person who refers to an FBI report as being worth anything obviously doesn’t understand anything. FBI explicitly does not, in this or any other case, reach a conclusion.” The Senate Judiciary Committee’s investigators are more than capable of investigating the claims presented by Mr. Avenatti. Even if the FBI were to engage in a new background check to take into account these allegations, the FBI would simply report their interviews with the relevant witnesses. This is no more than the Senate Judiciary Committee has done and continues to do.

Mr. Avenatti conditioned his willingness to cooperate with Senate investigators on the existence of an FBI investigation. The Senate Judiciary Committee does not need permission from an Executive Branch agency to perform the Senate’s constitutional duties. We have and will continue to conduct our independent investigation of these allegations.

Myth: The Senate Judiciary Committee is hiding witnesses.

Fact: Mr. Avenatti repeatedly demanded Mark Judge be subpoenaed to testify regarding his client’s claim prior to the committee even being provided any evidence regarding these claims. Mr. Judge has stated that he “never saw Brett act in the manner Dr. Ford describes.”

The repeated, systematic, drug-fueled, assault allegations set out by Mr. Avenatti’s client do not comport with Mr. Judge’s statement to the committee—made under penalty of felony. Demanding a subpoena of Mr. Judge prior to presenting any evidence to the Committee reflects a partisan stunt uninterested in finding the truth efficiently and effectively."



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Re: chump
Posted on: 2018-09-28 14:32:09   By: Anonymous
 
This guy should be the poster boy for all of you Democrats .
LIAR !!


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    Profanity
    Posted on: 2018-09-28 15:35:44   By: Anonymous
     
    Avenatti will crush Trump.

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      Profanity
      Posted on: 2018-09-28 19:50:35   By: Anonymous
       
      Avenatti is a lying piece of scum attorney that disgraces the BAR, He's dragging twenty dollar bills through trailer parks looking for willing victims, (read accomplices).
      Avenatti has just about as much credibility as a porn pawn.

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    Re: chump
    Posted on: 2018-09-28 16:52:40   By: Anonymous
     
    Most of these commentors would benefit from watching more of, Days of our life or better yet, As the world turns... More educational for sure!!!

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      Re: chump
      Posted on: 2018-09-28 16:57:38   By: Anonymous
       
      Yea, thepine has very little efucational value.

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Myth: thepinetree.net provides Local News & Beyond
Posted on: 2018-09-28 15:24:35   By: Anonymous
 
FACT: the pine tree. Net puts out propaganda for the Trump regime.

FACT: thepinetree.net is fake news

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    Re: Myth: thepinetree.net provides Local News & Beyond
    Posted on: 2018-09-28 15:28:46   By: Anonymous
     
    This local rag called the pine tree is a joke for local news, they just put out rag articles to try to support Trump's idiocy. It's so obvious that this website is trying to make Trump look good all the time, but it just ain't working Pine Trump. Nut

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Myth: people read the pine tree to find out what's going on
Posted on: 2018-09-28 15:27:11   By: Anonymous
 
Fact: people read the pine tree. Net to see how stupid Calaveras County is.

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Profanity
Posted on: 2018-09-28 15:29:54   By: Anonymous
 
Avenatti is going to knock Trump out!

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Profanity
Posted on: 2018-09-28 15:33:17   By: Anonymous
 
Profanity

[Reply ]

    Profanity
    Posted on: 2018-09-28 15:40:25   By: Anonymous
     
    Avenatti rocks . Like a tick on a dog

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      Profanity
      Posted on: 2018-09-28 16:21:39   By: Anonymous
       
      Like a perpetual needle in the elbow. Won't kill you but it will annoy the he// out of you.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-09-28 16:19:45   By: Anonymous
 
Well, the last listed "myth" is not a myth IMO. The Committee certainly failed to subpoena Mike Judge, who is a critical fact witness. That Judge provided a letter signed by Judge's attorney, but not by Judge himself, is certainly no substitute to letting the Democrats ask him questions under oath.

Ask yourself why. The Democrats have been on tv endlessly complaining about not having Judge subpoenaed. The Republicans just look unfair for not doing that. It would have added a few hours to the hearing and removed one of the Democrats best talking points. The only reason Republicans wouldn't take that deal is that they are afraid what Judge will say once under oath.

For one thing Judge will certainly be able to confirm that Kavanaugh was often drunk to the point he blacked out. And he will either have to perjure himself or give the true meanings of those many "odd" yearbook entries. Judge could be Kavanaugh's kryptonite.

As for Avanatti: He certainly is more truthful than Trump. If Republicans start holding Trump accountable for his lies, I'll start worrying about Avanatti's lies, if any.

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Trump
Posted on: 2018-09-28 17:47:56   By: Anonymous
 
Trump
Top
Felon
Flock
Of
Felons

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    Re: Trump
    Posted on: 2018-09-29 08:05:16   By: Anonymous
     
    Kavanaugh is shaking in his robe right now as he considers all the lies he just told under oath.
    *the girl they referenced in the yearbook was NOT someone they “respected”
    *the ralphing was not due to a “sensitive stomach from Mexican food”
    *Devil’s triangle he called a “drinking game” rather than a sexual reference
    And on and on....
    You just can’t DO that under oath!
    He also ranted about “retaliation”, the Clintons, the lost election for Dems...which was shocking and shows political bias while being considered for a judge seat.
    He also refused to say he wanted the “truth” discovered with an FBI investigation, even though he is a JUDGE whose JOB it is to seek the truth!!!
    The FBI will dig further than any other investigators have yet.
    This will continue to be riveting news...

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      Re: Trump
      Posted on: 2018-09-29 08:36:11   By: Anonymous
       
      Another agregious lie was when Kavanaugh claims he was 18 and legal age to drink as a senior in high school. Nope.
      Turns out with a little research, the drinking age where he was living in Maryland was changed to 21 seven months before his 18th birthday. Those who were 18 already when the law changed where grandfathered in. Brett, however, was not.
      Liar liar pants on fire!


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        Re: Trump
        Posted on: 2018-09-29 10:08:13   By: Anonymous
         
        Yep.

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      Re: Trump
      Posted on: 2018-09-29 10:12:19   By: Anonymous
       
      And lying under oath about a trivial matter that was unrelated to his job performance was exactly the issue for which the Republicans in the House impeached Clinton.

      Kavanaugh is currently a federal judge. Time to impeach him.

      Or maybe House Republicans are hypocrites. Could that be possible? Maybe some of thepinetree Republicans can let us know if they think there should be the same standard for Kavanaugh and Bill Clinton.

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