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Posted by: thepinetree on 10/02/2018 11:11 PM Updated by: thepinetree on 10/02/2018 11:11 PM
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Ford ‘Wasn’t Clear’ Committee Offered California Interview in lieu of Public Washington Hearing

Washington, DC...Ford wanted to avoid “media circus” of public hearing, but was unaware of accommodations offered by the Committee to address her concerns During the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford indicated that she had not been made aware of multiple offers made by Chairman Chuck Grassley to send staff to California to interview her, a format that she said she would have preferred. Those offers were made in public statements and in statements directly to Dr. Ford’s attorneys in the days leading up to her public testimony. Here’s a summary of those offers:




On three occasions, Grassley and Judiciary Committee staff told Dr. Ford’s lawyers that committee investigators were willing to come to her.
· On September 19, Chairman Grassley sent a letter to Dr. Ford’s attorney Debra Katz informing her that committee staff “would still welcome the opportunity to speak with Dr. Ford at a time and place convenient to her.”
· On September 21, committee staff sent an email to Ms. Katz saying that “[t]he Chairman has offered the ability for Dr. Ford to testify in an open session, a closed session, a public staff interview, and a private staff interview. The Chairman is even willing to fly female staff investigators to meet Dr. Ford and you in California, or anywhere else, to obtain Dr. Ford’s testimony.”
· On September 22, committee staff again wrote an email to Dr. Ford’s lawyers, reminding them that “committee investigators are available to meet with Dr. Ford, anywhere and anytime, if she would prefer to provide her testimony outside of a hearing setting.”

In a September 21 tweet, Grassley invited Dr. Ford to share her story, saying, “[c]ome to us or we to [you].”

However, despite those offers, at the September 27 hearing, Dr. Ford told the committee that she was not aware of the committee’s willingness to meet her anywhere to take her testimony.
· Dr. Ford said, “I was hoping that they would come to me, but then I realized that was an unrealistic request.”
· When Dr. Ford was asked if her attorneys had told her about the committee’s offer to meet her in California, her lawyers objected to her answering the question. She answered anyway, saying “I just appreciate that you did offer that. I wasn’t clear on what the offer was. If you were going to come out to see me, I would have happily hosted you and had you—had been happy to speak with you out there. I just did not—it wasn’t clear to me that that was the case.”

Clearly, Dr. Ford’s attorneys did not tell her that we could protect her privacy and speak to her in California. The ABA’s Model Rules of Professional Conduct require a lawyer to consult with his or her client about the means to be used to accomplish the client’s objectives—including informing the client of settlement offers. It is deeply unfortunate that Dr. Ford’s Democratic-activist lawyers appear to have used Dr. Ford in order to advance their own political agenda. A lot of pain and hardship could have been avoided had Dr. Ford’s attorneys informed her of the committee’s offer to meet her in California to receive her testimony.

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Profanity
Posted on: 2018-10-03 02:05:53   By: Anonymous
 
Pork Trump and his gang of criminals

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    Profanity
    Posted on: 2018-10-03 05:44:24   By: Anonymous
     
    We don't need a justice that flips out like Kavanaugh does. Or is leaning one way or another. Have another beer judge and calm down.

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      Profanity
      Posted on: 2018-10-03 09:17:33   By: Anonymous
       
      Perhaps a mentally insolvent fool like you could examine Kav's 12 years on the bench to make an accurate assessment of his judicial temperament as opposed when he reacts to numerous split tails menopausing all over him with vicious lies and accusarions?

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        Profanity
        Posted on: 2018-10-03 16:27:42   By: Anonymous
         
        It's a sad day when a man makes a correct astute judgment of a situation and it's called flipping out.
        Snowflakes don't like positive people making firm positive statements, it rattles their safe place..

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          Re: Profanity
          Posted on: 2018-10-04 10:25:52   By: Anonymous
           
          Thursday, October 04, 2018

          The Rasmussen Reports daily Presidential Tracking Poll for Thursday shows that 50% of Likely U.S. Voters approve of President Trump’s job performance.

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            AVG OF ALL POLLS: 53% DISAPPROVAL / 43% APPROVAL / 10 POINT SPREAD!
            Posted on: 2018-10-05 07:49:30   By: Anonymous
             


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              Re: AVG OF ALL POLLS: 53% DISAPPROVAL / 43% APPROVAL / 10 POINT SPREAD!
              Posted on: 2018-10-05 07:53:10   By: Anonymous
               


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                Re: AVG OF ALL POLLS: 53% DISAPPROVAL / 43% APPROVAL / 10 POINT SPREAD!
                Posted on: 2018-10-05 07:54:10   By: Anonymous
                 


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-03 06:26:59   By: Anonymous
 
Sounds like this Dr Ford wanted to meet in a hotel room for another round of threesomes. I think we all know now she's full of *bleep*, or sperm.
Disgusting democrats.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-03 07:22:48   By: Anonymous
     
    Nothing is more disgusting than an ignorant Trumptard

    And why is John pushing so much Republican sentiment readers way?

    This is becoming Fox News

    Pine Tree losing its credibility

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-03 09:12:34   By: Anonymous
       
      I don't think the 'Pine Tree' is losing it's credibility, John, the Pinetree, seems to be reporting the facts. Go to Yahoo, (they're like CNN and hate the President) and they're reporting the same thing if you click on US Politics. Sounds like you do not what to hear ''Facts'' and this is coming to you from a life-long democrat.
      I do think after 6 FBI investigations on Brett Kavanaugh that this is getting rather pathetic that someone like Julie comes forward after her, herself, has been caught with lies, been turned down for threesomes, and then played the revenge game against the two people she worked with. Dr Ford said she had witnesses, yet not one knew anything about what she stated.
      Imagine being in his shoes, someone makes a claim against you and you had to go through hundreds of hours of interrogation AFTER being interviewed by the FBI 6 different times.
      I just hope if these charges that these women have levied against him are false, that they be charged with filing a false claim.We've all heard women (sorry ladies, but it does happen) using the ''I was raped'', a man goes to prison, then years later found out it wasn't him. They are talking about a person's life, dragging that person through the mud along with his family.
      I just hope the truth comes out, that would be a nice change in American Politics for a change.
      I've made a resolution, not to vote for any politician who slings mud at another candidate. Come to think of it, I might not be voting for too many this year, but there's still propositions on the ballot.
      Sad how things have progressed, isn't it?

      Regards,

      A Five Decade Democrat

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-03 10:06:29   By: Anonymous
         
        Well actually the FACTS of his 6 background checks were based solely on information provided by Kavanaugh himself
        As it turns out there were people he forgot to mention those 6 times, and no one came forward at the time, because I assume he was such a good boy
        Now the story has changed and so has his, not fit for Supreme Court
        FACT!!!!!!!!


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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-03 09:13:54   By: Anonymous
       
      Where's your web site? Love John

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-03 12:24:24   By: Anonymous
         
        Awesome argument... that the best you've got?

        What are you, seven years old?



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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-03 09:18:52   By: Anonymous
       
      The Pine Tree has a thousand times the credibility of Dr Fraud and her enabler, Sen ChiFi.

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        Re:
        Posted on: 2018-10-03 12:22:31   By: Anonymous
         
        The word credibility should never be mentioned in the same zip code as John Hamilton.

        Everything about this sham of a site is the very definition of 'fake news/'



        [Reply ]

          Re:
          Posted on: 2018-10-03 13:02:10   By: Anonymous
           
          If you don't like the site then get off of it and stop wasting everyone else's time with your complaints.

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It's almost like her lawyers have a seperate agenda
Posted on: 2018-10-03 07:41:46   By: Anonymous
 
Seems like the lawyers are using her to achieve their own ends.



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    Re: It's almost like her lawyers have a seperate agenda
    Posted on: 2018-10-03 08:34:09   By: Anonymous
     
    Democrats and Ford = Scumbag Liars

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      Re: It's almost like her lawyers have a seperate agenda
      Posted on: 2018-10-03 09:15:07   By: Anonymous
       
      I'll vote on that.

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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-03 08:54:17   By: Anonymous
 
She wasn't clear? Damn, she sounds pretty damn stupid if that wasn't clear enough for her to understand.
I bet if Julie asked her to join in a 3 or 4 some, she'd be pretty damn clear on that.
Gals like Julie are the reason we have such a problem with hepatitis A today.
Does anyone have her number?


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No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-03 09:16:59   By: Anonymous
 
It would take guts to do her

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-03 09:19:32   By: Anonymous
     
    Now I know the true meaning of putting a bag over her head.

    [Reply ]

      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-03 10:04:55   By: Anonymous
       
      She's a bag whore or crack whore! Look at how desheveled she looked at the hearing as if they just "scraped" her out of the gutter and cleaned her up a little bit LOL!

      [Reply ]

No Subject
Posted on: 2018-10-03 09:37:14   By: Anonymous
 
I doubt a private meeting in CA would have preserved Ford's privacy. It is clear that the Republicans on the Committee are so filled with hate that it is certain they would have leaked her name and address. So Ford would be in the same situation she is now.

Testifying publicly was surely painful for Ford but I think the public was well served. She came off as highly credible and honest. She told what she remembered and admitted what she didn't remember. The public saw that and even Republicans admitted she was credible. At least they admitted that until they could see Kavanaugh had gone completely off the rails and needed to be saved by distracting grandstanding by Republican senators. Lindsey Graham provided enough material for a full season of SNL skits.

Putting Kavanaugh on the SCOTUS is the most irresponsible thing Republicans have done since starting the IRAQ war. Fewer people will die but the damage will last longer. Shameful

Also shameful are the comments disrespectful of Dr. Ford on this thread. She is far more honorable and brave than you anonymous haters.

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-03 10:07:47   By: Anonymous
     
    Republicans EVERYWHERE are so filled with hate, as a matter of fact
    Just read above

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    Re:
    Posted on: 2018-10-03 10:08:25   By: Anonymous
     
    THE BOTTOM LINE IS HER LAWYERS ARE ACTIVISTS.
    THEY SHOULD HAVE TOLD DR. FRAUD!
    IT IS CLEAR THEY WANTED A DAY IN THE SPOTLIGHT AT DR. FRAUDS EXPENSE,

    JUST LIKE THE 2 DIKES THAT CORNERED SENATOR FLAKE IN THE ELEVATOR.
    THEY WERE ON GEORGE SOROUS PAY ROLE.
    THIS IS ALL STAGED.
    TOO BAD IT IS PERFECTLY OK WITH ALL YOU DEMOCRATS.
    WHAT EVER HAPPENED TO FIGHTING FAIR?
    CONFIRM CAVANAUGH.
    BE NREADY FOR THE RED WAVE IN NOVEMBER
    YOU PRICK$

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      Re:PoPo
      Posted on: 2018-10-03 11:40:16   By: Anonymous
       
      She was in the same preschool class as me and she grabbed my popo , I'm going to tell Kamala !

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        Re: Re:PoPo
        Posted on: 2018-10-04 00:39:13   By: Anonymous
         
        that's a Bozo no-no!

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      Re:
      Posted on: 2018-10-03 12:17:29   By: Anonymous
       
      Triggered much?

      Congrats, Trumptard! You win the award for the most ridiculous mouthfarted brain-drivel penned upon on this silly little sham website, all year!

      Please scour the bottom of the main dumpster at the Avery Transfer Station for your distinguished award plaque.



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        Re: hey snowflake
        Posted on: 2018-10-03 19:07:59   By: Anonymous
         
        Red wave coming in a month then Your current President will be re-elected in 2020. There is no place to hide from THE truth. There is no such thing as YOUR truth. You are much smaller in numbers than your dimocrap handlers are telling you. And you know it!

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Trump is the joke
Posted on: 2018-10-03 19:00:15   By: Anonymous
 
Trump is the joke now mocking is good
Flush the Trump
VOTE

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    Re: TRUMP Is The GREAT ONE
    Posted on: 2018-10-03 19:38:10   By: Anonymous
     
    The Big Red Wave is HERE!
    VOTE Republican now and later, Trump and Pence 2020.

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      Re: TRUMP Is The GREAT ONE
      Posted on: 2018-10-04 02:59:21   By: Anonymous
       
      2020, 2024,2028 then it's the Conservative Real Women Wave!you can take your sOCIALISM back to Venezuela and Cuba mindless lemmings.

      [Reply ]

        Re: TRUMP Is The GREAT ONE
        Posted on: 2018-10-04 12:26:54   By: Anonymous
         
        Se Bueno !!

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          Re: TRUMP Is The GREAT ONE
          Posted on: 2018-10-04 15:02:03   By: Anonymous
           
          His behavior this week is a new low point, even by trump standards. History is not going to be kind to this imbecile.

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            Re: TRUMP Is The GREAT ONE
            Posted on: 2018-10-04 15:05:27   By: Anonymous
             
            Trump’s administration, SANDERS, CONWAY Brainless. And there actually female, I THINK!!

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              Re: TRUMP Is The GREAT ONE
              Posted on: 2018-10-04 16:31:49   By: Anonymous
               
              Rachel Maddow is a man
              Michelle Obama has a dick

              [Reply ]

                Re: TRUMP Is The GREAT ONE
                Posted on: 2018-10-05 10:39:28   By: Anonymous
                 


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                  Profanity
                  Posted on: 2018-10-05 20:21:20   By: Anonymous
                   
                  Profanity

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                    No Subject
                    Posted on: 2018-10-05 20:22:39   By: Anonymous
                     


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