This afternoon, Christine Blasey Ford’s attorney responded to Senate Judiciary Committee chairman Charles Grassley’s request for therapists notes and polygraph data with a blunt no. She said she would only turn them over to the FBI “when she is interviewed.”
Ford’s lawyers tell Grassley that they will provide her therapy notes, polygraph data to the FBI once she is interviewed (that hasn’t happened as of now) pic.twitter.com/t1N6jhDPwE
— Seung Min Kim (@seungminkim) October 3, 2018
This is a serious problem, and it undercuts any effort to prove her claims against Brett Kavanaugh. The American legal system is characterized by mandated transparency. In criminal cases, the prosecution is required to release exculpatory information. In other words, it can be required to undercut its own case. In civil litigation, parties are generally required to turn over not just all relevant, non-privileged documents to the other side, they’re required to also turn over all documents that could lead to the discovery of relevant information. That’s one reason why the decision to litigate should never be taken lightly. File a lawsuit, and you’re opening the book on your life.
Of course, Christine Blasey Ford didn’t file a suit against Kavanaugh, but her decision to withhold (at least for now) runs headlong against these traditions of justice and fairness. In our system, you can’t use documents like therapy notes or polygraph records as a sword and a shield. It’s fundamentally unjust to release only those portions of a record that support your case (the sword) while hiding behind the sensitivity of the remaining records to justify withholding the rest (the shield).
This policy is vitally important for the fact-finding process. Ford’s failure is all the more troubling given that she’s not even promising to turn them over to the FBI unconditionally. And keep in mind that if she turns over the records, there is nothing stopping her from including a written explanation of their contents, including an explanation of perceived inconsistencies or damaging excerpts.
I wonder why Little Miss Squeaky Clean doesn’t want the evidence that will prove her previous testimony made available to the Senate committee? Any ideas?
The link has a chart showing how Mrs Ford scooted the date of the “incident,” all over the map so she could target Brett Kavanaugh with it.
For six years her story about when it happened was ‘mid ’80’s.’”
@Nan G: Liberals lie so much, that HAS to be some way to organize and track them.
The MSM was not reporting on all the lies, IMO Trump was briefed on the FBI report then at the rally mocked her, knowing they couldn’t resist bashing him for mocking the “victim”, they are terribly easy to manipulate.
@kitt: No, based on my discussions on numerous Facebook posts, the left is woefully ignorant of the facts. However, they don’t really care about facts. Like the Democrats demanding delay after delay, no amount of evidence or facts is going to change their ideology-driven objection to Trump choosing a justice.
Up until the 2016 election Dems, like Reps always respected the tradition of our peaceful transfer of power.
But between 2009 and 2016 Obama “fundamentally transformed America.”
All of the uproar during these last 2 years of proof, Dems will never accept any loss of power peacefully, if at all.
@Deplorable me: Do these reports even exist?????
@tommyboy: Not based on the available physical evidence.
@Deplorable Bill: Pattern shows they will say he is lying, therefore any real evidence must be rejected. Same ol game that the brainwashed allow them to play.
No license on record that is a fact. Fords description changed on university website Fact
The record of building permit 2008 not 2012 Fact documented on record.
Her yearbooks scrubbed Fact
We watched on national TV her change her story Fact
Her BFF just said shes a liar and her health problems do not affect her memory Fact
Safeways first license to do business 4 years after she said Judge worked there Fact and on record.
The vote is going to happen we will get them all on record if they ignore facts.
Look who is a tiny bit late to the party
@kitt: Actually, I am now convinced liberals no longer have any pretense of honesty or considering the difference between facts and lies, right or wrong. All they know is the pursuit of ideology and the ends justifies the means. They can be no credible argument that this carnival had any intent of ever uncovering a single fact. That being said, they’ve all be perfectly comfortable with destroying Kavanaugh and his family and whatever harm may have come or might come to him, his wife or his children as a result of their demagoguery.
Embarrass Trump with a rejection. That’s the goal. Whoever gets destroyed along the way… meh.