The Game Continues…. Grassley to Ford’s Attorneys: Turn Over the Evidence

by  R. Cort Kirkwood

Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) has demanded that Christine Blasey Ford’s attorneys turn over all “material evidence relevant to [her] allegations” against U.S. Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh.

The demand went to Ford’s leftist attorneys in light of the latest declaration, from a former boyfriend, that undermines Ford’s testimony to the committee on Thursday. The boyfriend says he saw Ford coach a friend to help with a polygraph exam.

But that friend denies the boyfriend’s claim.

“Highly Relevant” Notes Not Seen
In a letter obtained by Fox News but not posted at the committee’s website, Grassley flatly stated that “your continued withholding of material evidence despite multiple requests is unacceptable as the Senate exercises its constitutional responsibility of advice and consent for a judicial nomination. I urge you to comply promptly with my requests.”

Grassley asked again for the notes from Ford’s therapy sessions where she discussed the supposed, and uncorroborated, attack by Kavanaugh.

Wrote Grassley:

The Washington Post reported that some notes were provided to The Post, and Dr. Ford’s testimony indicated that these notes were highly relevant to her allegations. These notes have been repeatedly cited as corroboration even while written 30 years after the alleged event and in apparent contradiction with testimony and other public statements regarding several key details of the allegations, including when the alleged attack occurred, how many individuals were present in the bedroom in which the attack was alleged to have occurred, and how many individuals attended the party.

The attorneys’ claims that the records are “private” and “highly sensitive information” the Committee doesn’t need to determine Ford’s credibility, Grassley wrote, “is not justified” because the withheld material is “a key component supporting allegations made by your client, including the presentation made to The Washington Post.”

Grassley also asked for all the audio, video, charts, and other data from Ford’s polygraph exam. “Dr. Ford cited the results of this polygraph examination to support her allegations,” Grassley wrote. “It’s unfair to rely on the results of a polygraph examination while withholding the materials necessary to assess the accuracy of the results.”

That’s where Ford’s old flame comes in. He told the committee that he saw Ford coach her best friend, Monica McCLean, on how to take a polygraph. Noting that Ford denied, under oath, giving anyone such advice, Grassley wrote that her denial “raises specific concerns about the reliability of her polygraph examination results.”

Grassley also demanded “any and all written, audiovisual, or electronic materials relating to the allegations raised by Dr. Ford against Judge Kavanaugh that Dr. Ford or her representative previously provided to any reporter or anyone else at a media organization.”

Grassley explained the seriousness of Ford’s allegations and why he demanded the evidence Ford’s attorneys are, apparently, hiding:

That the Senate is not a court of law does not change the reality that Dr. Ford’s allegations have put Judge Kavanaugh on trial before the nation. A sitting federal judge and Supreme Court nominee has been accused of committing a violent crime. Dr. Ford, to her credit, offered her testimony to the Judiciary Committee, notwithstanding attempts at obstruction by her attorneys and Senate Democratic leadership. The testimony hinges on evidence to which Dr. Ford has repeatedly referred — some of which has already been provided to a nationally circulated newspaper — but which you have refused to provide to the Senate.

Ford Friend: She Never Coached Me
Meanwhile, the good friend of Ford’s denied that the research psychologist coached her on taking a polygraph, Fox News reported.

“I have NEVER had Christine Blasey Ford, or anybody else, prepare me, or provide any other type of assistance whatsoever in connection with any polygraph exam I have taken at anytime,” Monica McClean said.

Ford’s former flame also said she never discussed a sexual assault, Brett Kavanaugh or never showed or mentioned claustrophobia or fear of flying.

This, too, directly contradicts Ford’s sworn testimony, as does a major report from Real Clear Investigations, which proved that Ford’s testimony about why she added a front door to her home can’t be true.

One of Ford’s attorneys, Michael Bromwich, who sat next to Ford during her tearful testimony, tweeted a furious answer to the latest questions about this client’s veracity: “A vicious, vile and soulless attack on Dr. Christine Blasey Ford. Is it any wonder that she was terrified to come forward, and that other sexual assault survivors are as well?”

Reprinted with permission from The New American

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