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Prosecutor Who Questioned Ford in Hearings Dismantles Her Testimony in 5-Page Memo

She approached the case in a legal, not political context, and it was in this context that she made her determination of Ford’s claims.

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Although many people could tell based on the plain facts we’ve been given about the accusations Dr. Christine Ford has made against Brett Kavanaugh that there was nothing in her claims that would hold up in a court of law, the prosecutor who questioned Ford in Thursday’s closely-watched hearings has outlined exactly why she would  not bring charges against Kavanaugh.

While the new #MeToo is “I believe Christine Blasey Ford”, those who proudly proclaim this have nothing more to go on than their own personal biases, because her accusations hold no water legally.

Prosecutor Rachel Mitchell outlined Ford’s case against Kavanaugh in a 5-page memo released Sunday, which she called “even weaker” than a “he said, she said” scenario.

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In her memo, she explained:

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This memorandum contains my own independent assessment of Dr. Ford’s allegations,
based upon my independent review of the evidence and my nearly 25 years of experience
as a career prosecutor of sex-related and other crimes in Arizona. This memorandum does
not necessarily reflect the views of the Chairman, any committee member, or any other
senator. No senator reviewed or approved this memorandum before its release, and I was
not pressured in any way to write this memorandum or to write any words in this
memorandum with which I do not fully agree. The words written in this memorandum are
mine, and I fully stand by all of them. While I am a registered Republican, I am not a
political or partisan person

She explained that, while the confirmation hearings were not a court of law, she is a prosecutor, so she approached the case in a legal, not political context, and it was in this context that she made her determination of Ford’s claims:

In the legal context, here is my bottom line: A “he said, she said” case is incredibly difficult
to prove. But this case is even weaker than that. Dr. Ford identified other witnesses to the
event, and those witnesses either refuted her allegations or failed to corroborate them. For
the reasons discussed below, I do not think that a reasonable prosecutor would bring this
case based on the evidence before the Committee. Nor do I believe that this evidence is
sufficient to satisfy the preponderance-of-the-evidence standard

Her memo goes on to break down the numerous points that weaken Ford’s allegations against Kavanaugh, such as:

  • The numerous accounts Ford gave to others of the alleged assault in which she did not name Kavanaugh
  • The many inconsistencies in Ford’s account of the alleged assault
  • Ford’s lack of memory of key details of her account of the alleged assault
  • The conspicuous lack of any additional witnesses that can corroborate Ford’s testimony
  • Ford’s failure to remember not only key details about the assault but details about who she told and when, casting more doubt on her memory
  • The influence of congressional Democrats and Ford’s attorneys on Ford’s account (see timeline below)

 

 

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Cable News Blasted for Conjuring Controversy in Columbus Police Shooting

This is just dirty.

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The sad truth of the matter, when it comes to the mainstream media, is that they are more successful when we are more emotional. It’s a dirty trick of human biology:  The chemicals in our brain that allow us to feel joy, sorrow, humor, and fury are just similar enough to one another that we become addicted to them, one and all.  Feeling something stimulates our self-awareness, and we learn to crave it. So, when you tune into CNN and what they are saying angers you, they’re planting small hooks in your noggin, reeling you in to watch the commercials that pay all of their salaries. If you watch Fox, however, and you find yourself enthusiastically cheering after a host or guest has a mic drop moment, your brain again finds what it’s looking for, and here you are seeing your 14th Progressive commercial of the day. All of the big networks know this and actively participate in this salacious shamanism, and sometimes they cross the line. Liberal outlets HuffPost and AJ+ omitted key details or pushed false narratives in their videos about the fatal police shooting of a Black teenager in Columbus, Ohio on Tuesday. HuffPost failed to note the woman who was shot, Ma’Khia Bryant, pushed another female to the ground and lunged at another with a knife when police arrived at the scene. The misleading HuffPo video was accompanied by the following text, which appeared to paint the police as the villain. “Black girl killed by police,” the text read. “Police in Columbus, OH shot & killed a Black teen around the same time the verdict was read in the Derek Chauvin trial. Body-camera footage showed an officer firing several times at Ma’Khia Bryant before she collapsed to the ground. The video also showed a knife falling next to the…

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Derek Chauvin on Suicide Watch, Away From General Population

Chauvin’s incarceration will certainly not be a pleasant one once he leaves isolation.

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There is little doubt that Derek Chauvin is going to have a bad time in jail.  The former police officer was just convicted on several charges stemming from his involvement in the death of George Floyd, with one those charges being murder in the 3rd degree. Chauvin’s sentence won’t be known for some time, likely about 8 weeks, so there’s no telling just where he’ll wind up serving his time.  But ex-cops don’t fare all that well in certain prisons, and there will almost certainly be an incentive to tangle with the guy while he’s on the inside. For the time being, however, Chauvin is being kept separate from the general population, out of fear for his safety. Derek Chauvin has been pictured in his first mugshot taken at the maximum security prison in Minnesota where he’s on suicide watch after being found guilty on all three counts of murder and manslaughter in the death of George Floyd. The Minnesota Department of Corrections released the new booking photo on Wednesday morning as Chauvin woke up from his first night at MCF-Oak Park Heights. The 45-year-old dressed in an orange jumpsuit appeared tired and puffy-eyed with a frown and his hair in disarray. The mugshot was soon making the rounds online. https://twitter.com/ABC/status/1384867831792209921?s=20 Chauvin is expected to file an appeal in the coming weeks, possibly on the grounds that he could not have possibly received a fair trial with the statements being made in public by politicians such as Maxine Waters of California.

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