This past week while we waited for the show trial disguised as a Senate Hearing to commence, Rhode Island Senator Sheldon Whitehouse passed along yet another ridiculous accusation against Judge Brett Kavanaugh.
But of course Sheldon Whitehouse didn’t just refer the shady accusation to the Senate Judiciary Committee. He also referred this accuser to a friendly media contact.
Because it’s all about getting to the truth, right?
Boy, that Sheldon Whitehouse is a real stand-up guy, isn’t he?
Well, naturally, with the press knowing about this accusation, they tracked down the accuser who promptly recanted.
You’d think Sheldon Whitehouse or his staff would have done some basic checking first.
After all, the accuser was quickly discovered to be a flat-out kook.
Journalists, however, were quickly able to find the social media account referenced along with the allegation. The account identified itself as “Jeffrey Catalan” and had been used to make calls for President Donald Trump to be overthrown by a military coup and accusations the president had murdered someone in 1983.
Seems to me Whitehouse or his staff could have discovered that easily had they just taken the time to look.
But why would they look?
If it smears a Trump nominee, nothing’s off the table, right?
Well, Senator Chuck Grassley has referred the phony accuser to the FBI for making false statements to the Committee.
Again from Breitbart:
With Catalan’s retraction, it was clear enough to Grassley that the man had likely lied to Senator Whitehouse. Lying to congressional staff about an official matter they are investigating and deliberately obstructing a congressional investigation are both felonies, even when the intentionally misleading statements are not made under oath.
So what I’m wonder is this.
Will Sheldon Whitehouse also face any consequences for passing off this bogus accusation?
I certainly hope so.
But something tells me he won’t.
After all, Dianne Feinstein employed a Chinese spy for twenty years and she isn’t even facing an investigation.
And then there’s Feinstein’s calculated withholding of Ms. Ford’s initial letter and the mysterious leak of said letter to the media.
So what are the odds that this creep Whitehouse is going to get in any hot water for this despicable smear?
What kind of reputable, honorable member of the “World’s Most Deliberative Body” says to an accuser, “I’ll pass this along to the Committee. But, hey, in the meantime, here’s the name of a reporter I know. Why don’t you contact him as well and tell him your story. That way it will get media attention.”
All of this has been a disgusting circus.
But in some ways it’s been a helpful circus as well.
Now it is blindingly clear that the Senate Democrats are duplicitous, dishonest, disgusting creeps who have absolutely no shame.
It’s bad enough that Whitehouse spent his time asking ridiculous questions about Brett Kavanaugh’s yearbook and high school slang.
But the fact that he passed this kook-ball accuser along to the press with the sole purpose of smearing Judge Kavanaugh in the court of public opinion is sleazy and beneath the dignity of the Senate.
In a just world, every Senate Democrat on the Judiciary Committee should face harsh consequences for their part in this circus.
But sadly Washington DC is not a part of a just world.
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