Although Attorney General Jeff Sessions’ resignation was expected for some time, nobody thought it would come the day after the midterm elections.
Also expected, though slightly shocking, was that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein was passed over for the top job.
The acting AG is Sessions’ chief of staff, Matthew Whitaker.
It is now being reported that a woman being considered for AG is a former colleague of Justice Brett Kavanaugh.
From Fox News:
President Trump is considering a retired federal appeals court judge who also served on the California Supreme Court as the next U.S. attorney general following the Wednesday resignation of Jeff Sessions, according to reports.
Janice Rogers Brown, who is African-American and well-liked in conservative circles, served alongside Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh and spoke to the White House about the job in recent weeks, the Sacramento Bee reported.
Democrats will have a field day if Trump chooses Brown.
They’ll find a way to make it a big issue.
Others being considered for AG?
-Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (who just lost his bid for governor).
-Retiring Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi.
-Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar.
-Former Attorney General William P. Barr.
-Trump personal attorney (and former NYC Mayor) Rudy Giuliani.
When women make up stories of sexual assault in order to destroy the lives of men with whom they disagree, all they’re doing is hurting the arguments for women who have actually been abused.
Take this woman, for example. She accused then-SCOTUS nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.
She now admits she made up the whole story because she didn’t want Kavanaugh to become a Supreme Court justice.
BREAKING: This is quite a read. Woman who claimed Justice Kavanaugh raped her now admits they’ve never even met. She’s been referred to DOJ/FBI for investigation and could soon be in serious legal trouble. https://t.co/QhFXt9yhRn
— Shannon Bream (@ShannonBream) November 2, 2018
Here’s the letter released by Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-IA):
On September 25, 2018, staffers for Senator Harris, a Committee member, referred an undated handwritten letter to Committee investigators that her California office had received signed under the alias “Jane Doe” from Oceanside, California.
The letter contained highly graphic sexual-assault accusations against Judge Kavanaugh. The anonymous accuser alleged that Justice Kavanaugh and a friend had raped her “several times each” in the backseat of a car. In addition to being from an anonymous accuser, the letter listed no return address, failed to provide any timeframe, and failed to provide any location — beyond an automobile — in which these alleged incidents took place.
Committee investigators began investigating Ms. Munro-Leighton’s allegations. Given her relatively unique name, Committee investigators were able to use open-source research to locate Ms. Munro-Leighton and determine that she: (1) is a left-wing activist; (2) is decades older than Judge Kavanaugh; and (3) lives in neither the Washington DC area nor California, but in Kentucky.
Under questioning by Committee investigators, Ms. Munro-Leighton admitted, contrary to her prior claims, that she had not been sexually assaulted by Judge Kavanaugh and was not the author of the original “Jane Doe” letter. When directly asked by Committee investigators if she was, as she had claimed, the “Jane Doe” from Oceanside California who had sent the letter to Senator Harris, she admitted: “No, no, no. I did that as a way to grab attention. I am not Jane Doe . . . but I did read Jane Doe’s letter. I read the transcript of the call to your Committee. . . . I saw it online. It was news.”
She further confessed to Committee investigators that (1) she “just wanted to get attention”; (2) “it was a tactic”; and (3) “that was just a ploy.” She told Committee investigators that she had called Congress multiple times during the Kavanaugh hearing process – including prior to the time Dr. Ford’s allegations surfaced – to oppose his nomination. Regarding the false sexual-assault allegation she made via her email to the Committee, she said: “I was angry, and I sent it out.”
When asked by Committee investigators whether she had ever met Judge Kavanaugh, she said: “Oh Lord, no.”
In short, during the Committee’s time-sensitive investigation of allegations against Judge Kavanaugh, Ms. Munro-Leighton submitted a fabricated allegation, which diverted Committee resources. When questioned by Committee investigators she admitted it was false, a “ploy,” and a “tactic.” She was opposed to Judge Kavanaugh’s confirmation.
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