Tag Archives: Hot Air

Sentinel: “Government investigators” probing teen-years assault allegation involving Kavanaugh; Police: Not us

Who needs the FBI? According to The Sentinel’s Brian Karem, “investgators in Montgomery County” have opened an investigation into an allegation of sexual assault involving Brett Kavanaugh. Or at least that’s what the story originally reported: Investigators in Montgomery County confirmed Monday they’re aware of a potential second sexual assault complaint in the county against Read More…

Kavanaugh: Hell no, I won’t go, not after “such grotesque and obvious character assassination”

Have all of the eleventh-hour allegations emerging over the past week caused Brett Kavanaugh to reconsider his appointment to the Supreme Court? The appellate judge answered that question for himself in a letter to the Senate Judiciary Committee earlier today. “I will not be intimidated into withdrawing from this process,” Kavanaugh declared, not even with Read More…

Yes, let’s see the emails that led to Deborah Ramirez’s accusation against Kavanaugh

Here’s how the New Yorker described Deborah Ramirez’s journey towards speaking up: She was at first hesitant to speak publicly, partly because her memories contained gaps because she had been drinking at the time of the alleged incident. In her initial conversations with The New Yorker, she was reluctant to characterize Kavanaugh’s role in the Read More…

Jane Mayer: Our ‘corroborating witness’ wasn’t there but remembers hearing about it

There were two authors on the New Yorker story last night describing a new sexual misconduct allegation against Brett Kavanaugh by former Yale student Deborah Ramirez. Ronan Farrow’s co-author Jane Mayer appeared on CBS This Morning and was asked about the “corroborating witness” for their story. But as Mayer made clear, their corroborating witness wasn’t Read More…

Breaking: Rosenstein reportedly submits resignation — ahead of being fired; Update: Departure discussed “all weekend”? Update: “Felt very compromised”? Update: CNN reports Kelly “surprised”; Update: “Not pressured by Trump”

Do we agree that today is officially lit? If true, this scoop by Axios’ Jonathan Swan will measure a 9.5 on the Kavanaugh scale. Buckle up your seatbelts — it’s gonna be a bumpy ride to the midterms: Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein has verbally resigned to Chief of Staff John Kelly in anticipation of being Read More…

This Kavanaugh furor: How to execute an attempted political homicide

As soon as Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s once-anonymous accuser started stalling for time over testifying, you knew another sexual assault allegation was in the works. Sure enough, a New Yorker story dropped Sunday night, when news competition would be minimal. It’s possible we’ll have yet another tardy “revelation” before Thursday’s scheduled appearances before the Senate Judiciary Read More…

The bogeyman of the right and left

The calls started almost immediately. “When will the opposition wake up?” “We need to stop this from happening!” “Innocent blood is being shed!” “We need to make our country safer!” It’s the typical reaction by Democrats after every high-profile shooting. It’s also the typical reaction by Republicans after a high-profile crime involving an illegal immigrant. Read More…

Dem Sen. Mazie Hirono: Kavanaugh’s probably guilty of attempted rape because he’s a judicial conservative

“This is the kind of answer,” writes Tom Nichols, “that makes people think voting Republican is more a matter of self-defense than ideology.” She’s been saying incendiary things all week, though, which is amazing when you consider that Hirono’s one of the five or six Democrats in America who (probably) isn’t running for president. She’s Read More…

NFL week 3 open thread

Jazz: The good news is that I won’t have to embarrass myself by picking the Jets this week. The bad news is that they gave the Browns their first victory since Obama was in office on Thursday night. The mediocre news is that I managed to barely do better than .500 last week, going 4-3 Read More…