Second Kavanaugh Accuser’s Attorney: GOP Senators Keep Changing Rules or Adding Conditions on Us

The attorney for Deborah Ramirez, who is the second woman to publicly accuse SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual misconduct, accused the Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee of not cooperating with his client. In response to Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley saying, “If Ms. Ramirez submits evidence and testimony to the Senate Judiciary Committee, which committee investigators have requested, we can decide how to proceed,” Ramirez’s attorney John Clune appeared on CNN with Anderson Cooper to suggest that GOP lawmakers are not pursuing this allegation. “I don’t know where the senator is getting that information from,” Clune told Cooper tonight. “We’ve had a number of e-mail communications with the committee so far, but the difficulty is he every time we try to set up a phone call the majority party either changes the rules of the phone call or they want additional information as a condition of even having a Continue reading "Second Kavanaugh Accuser’s Attorney: GOP Senators Keep Changing Rules or Adding Conditions on Us"

Lawyer For Second Kavanaugh Accuser Defends Her Credibility: Probably ‘Most Careful’ Client I’ve Ever Repped

John Clune, the lawyer representing Brett Kavanaugh accuser Debbie Ramirez, appeared on CNN Tuesday night and defended his client’s credibility against questions from Anderson Cooper. Ramirez, in a New Yorker report, accused President Donald Trump‘s Supreme Court nominee of exposing himself to her and thrusting his genitals in her face at a party at Yale University in the 1980s. Kavanaugh vehemently denied the allegations and his supporters have pointed to problems with Ramirez’s story, including her concession that her memory of the incident is not exactly clear. Cooper first asked Clune about reports that it took Ramirez six days, after speaking to the New Yorker, before she felt confidant naming Kavanaugh as the man who assaulted her. Clune said Ramirez is “very, very careful and very deliberate that she’s not putting information out there. She realizes the gravity of the situation in which she’s coming forward. Continue reading "Lawyer For Second Kavanaugh Accuser Defends Her Credibility: Probably ‘Most Careful’ Client I’ve Ever Repped"

Gillibrand Rails Against Fox News on MSNBC: ‘Trying to Confuse Voters’ About Kavanaugh

Senator Kirsten Gillibrand criticized Fox News tonight for the interview Martha MacCallum did with Brett Kavanaugh. Gillibrand reiterated to Chris Hayes comments she made to Anderson Cooper last night: “A Fox News interview is not an FBI investigation.” She continued to say “they didn’t even ask all the relevant questions,” arguing there’s plenty of corroborating evidence to refute Kavanaugh “downplay[ing] his drinking.” And as Gillibrand continued, she invoked Fox News again:
“This is not a court of law. We are not proving beyond a reasonable doubt. No one’s going to jail. This is about––do you deserve the promotion? Do you deserve this job opportunity to be a Supreme Court justice? To have a lifetime appointment, to make fundamental decisions about women’s rights for perhaps decades to come, do you have the privilege to serve? Not whether you’re going to be convicted in law. So every time you hear Continue reading "Gillibrand Rails Against Fox News on MSNBC: ‘Trying to Confuse Voters’ About Kavanaugh"

Avenatti Vows His Kavanaugh Accuser Isn’t a 4Chan Hoax

 Michael Avenatti vowed that his latest high profile client, who he alleges is a victim of sexual misconduct at the hands of Brett Kavanaugh, is not part of a 4chan hoax aimed at trolling him. Claims that the website 4chan, which is a known breeding place for toxic online subcultures like the alt-right, was involved started popping up on Twitter this morning after an anonymous poster on 4chan shared a post explaining how he supposedly duped Avenatti. However, Avenatti says these claims are totally false. “I made the determination she was 100 percent credible well before Sunday night,” Avenatti said to Politico. “We’ve received over 3,000 inquiries in the last six months from people with all kinds of crazy stories and fabrications. I’ve heard it all. I’ve seen it all. Like we don’t vet clients. Give me a break.” “This is just crazy that somebody can just tweet something out Continue reading "Avenatti Vows His Kavanaugh Accuser Isn’t a 4Chan Hoax"

Rod Rosenstein Might End Up Staying On Until After the Midterms

On Monday it seemed like Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was on his way out. And he may very well still be, but perhaps not immediately. The Washington Post reports tonight that there is a serious possibility Rosenstein remains on until after the midterm elections:
While it remained possible that Rosenstein could still resign or be fired imminently, people inside and outside the department said it seemed increasingly more likely that Rosenstein would stay in the job until after November’s election and then depart, probably with the attorney general. Two White House officials said Wednesday that Trump is unlikely to fire Rosenstein until after the election.
The Post confirmed earlier reporting that the DOJ had a statement ready announcing Rosenstein’s departure, and apparently the Deputy AG was so concerned about President Donald Trump that at one point he “told the White House he was willing to quit if President Trump Continue reading "Rod Rosenstein Might End Up Staying On Until After the Midterms"