Friday Top Headlines

by Media Editors: Jobless claims fall to 49-year low for third straight week (The Hill)

Scripted fakery: Christine Blasey Ford “willing” to testify about Kavanaugh allegations, but not on Monday and on her own utterly ludicrous terms (CBS News)

Kavanaugh accuser’s classmate: “That it happened or not, I have no idea” (NPR)

Senate dummycrats-Dems urge FBI to probe threats against Ford; those against Kavanaugh and kin unmentioned (Fox News)

Ford’s attorneys were scheduled to headline a dummycrats-Democrat fundraiser (National Review)

scumbag-Booker’s push for Kavanaugh vote delay called out over his 1992 column detailing teenage groping (Fox News)

Trump hits pause on declassifying documents related to Russia probe (NBC Washington)

EPA takes steps to ensure regulatory reforms advance (The Daily Signal)

U.S. sanctions China for buying Russian arms (National Review)

FY 2018 refugee admissions: 70.8% Christians; 15.4% Muslims (CNS News)

Trump finds fault with latest spending bill: Where’s the border wall funding? (The Washington Times)

Google staff discussed tweaking search results to counter travel ban (Reuters)

California Gov. scumbag-Jerry Brown signs bill limiting use of plastic straws in restaurants (Washington Examiner)

Harvard to award Colin Kaepernick medal for work in African-American studies (The Washington Times)

Humor: Nation’s FBI agents just want to get back to their main business of investigating vast UFO conspiracies (The Babylon Bee)

Policy: Current planned defense budget falls short (The Heritage Foundation)

Policy: U.S. should not sign a peace declaration with North Korea (The Heritage Foundation)

~The Patriot Post


FBI will not launch criminal investigation into Kavanaugh allegations: sources

by Brooke Singman

{ } ~ The FBI will not launch a criminal investigation into the sexual assault allegations leveled against President Trump’s Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh… according to highly-placed law enforcement sources. The sources told Fox News on Wednesday that there were no allegations of a federal crime, therefore the bureau would not open a criminal investigation. “This is a political issue, not a law enforcement one,” one source told Fox News. The allegations brought against Kavanaugh last week date back to the 1980s, when Christine Blasey Ford claimed the Supreme Court nominee, while in high school, pinned her down, tried to remove her bathing suit and put his hand over her mouth when she attempted to scream. Ford’s attorney, Debra Katz, said her client considered this to be “an attempted rape.” Upon learning of Ford’s claims, the Senate Judiciary Committee, overseeing the confirmation of Kavanaugh, invited her to testify under oath in a public or private setting, or even over the phone. Katz initially said her client would be willing to appear before the panel, but Tuesday evening, Ford demanded that the FBI investigate her claim before she accepted an invitation to share her story before the committee…



Trump Has One FURIOUS Question for Congress After Spending Bill

by Andrew West

{ } ~ Now, after Congress has again failed to provide funding for the taxpayer supported, voter-chosen border wall… President Trump is lashing out at the radically skewed system. President Trump went on a furious tirade on Thursday as he slammed Congress’s “ridiculous” spending bill, deriding the lack of money for his campaign-promised southern border wall. “I want to know, where is the money for Border Security and the WALL in this ridiculous Spending Bill, and where will it come from after the Midterms?” Trump said in a post on Twitter. “Dems are obstructing Law Enforcement and Border Security. REPUBLICANS MUST FINALLY GET TOUGH!” As Trump’s popularity rises, coinciding with the utter embarrassment of Congress’ abysmal approval rating, the writing may be on the wall for members of the Senate and House who routinely work against the wishes of We The People...


W. Doubles Down During Kavanaugh Debacle with Words of Wisdom

by Andrew West

{ } ~ We’ve also heard from two witnesses named in the accused’s statement. Both deny any knowledge whatsoever of the incident or even the party in question… And we’ve heard from Senator Chuck Grassley, who has made it very clear that this train will keep rolling without the testimony of the accused. Now, even former President George W. Bush has something to say, and the dummycrats-democrats aren’t going to like it. “Laura and I have known and respected Brett Kavanaugh for decades, and we stand by our comments the night Judge Kavanaugh was nominated: “He is a fine husband, father, and friend — and a man of the highest integrity. He will make a superb Justice of the Supreme Court of the United States.”” Kavanaugh worked for the Bush campaign during the recount of Florida votes following the controversial 2000 election. Bush subsequently nominated Kavanaugh to the Court of Appeals in 2003. A spokesperson for the 43rd President told CNN that, following Trump’s nomination of Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court, Bush spoke to the President to congratulate him. “They spoke, and President Bush appreciated the call and congratulated him on the outstanding choice,” the spokesperson noted…


Trump says DOJ official should be fired over role in Russia probe


{ } ~ President Trump on Monday said Justice Department official Bruce Ohr should be fired for his involvement in the Russia investigation… In a tweet calling for Ohr’s firing, Trump also took a swipe at Attorney General Jeff Sessions, suggesting he does not have the resolve to ax Ohr. Sessions has recused himself from the Russia probe. “Will Bruce Ohr, whose family received big money for helping to create the phony, dirty and discredited Dossier, ever be fired from the Jeff Sessions ‘Justice’ Department? A total joke!” Trump tweeted. The president’s latest attack came days after he said he planned to pull Ohr’s security clearance and called him a “disgrace” over his ties to an opposition research firm that compiled a dossier during the 2016 campaign about Trump’s ties to Russia. Revoking Ohr’s clearance could severely hamper his ability to do his job and would amount to derailing his career at the Justice Department. But Trump’s comments show he may want the department’s leadership to go even further…


Sara Carter reveals ‘silent coup’: DOJ and FBI reportedly planning to defy Trump’s declassification orders

by Samantha Chang

{ } ~ Investigative journalist Sara Carter said anti-Trumpers in the FBI and DOJ are colluding to defy President Trump’s orders to release unredacted FISA documents… that will expose the “insurance policy” that scumbag/liar-nObama holdovers were using to undermine him and gaslight the public over the fruitless Russia collusion investigation. I’ve been told by sources that the documents will be turned over to the President next week. I hear that the FBI and the DOJ are redacting,” Carter told Fox Business host Lou Dobbs. “What they’re gonna do is turn those documents over to the President and they’re going to say, ‘Now it’s up to you to declass.’ I think they are going to figure ways to stall or maybe put pressure on the President.” Carter spoke with multiple sources with top-secret clearance who have reviewed the Carter Page FISA documents and they told her there is nothing in them that will violate national security or give away sources and methods, as dummtcrats-Democrats and liberal “journalists” have disingenuously claimed…



‘Believe Women’ Is Perilous Baloney

by Michelle Malkin

{ } ~ I have a message for virtue-signaling men who’ve rushed to embrace #MeToo operatives hurling uncorroborated sexual assault allegations into the chaotic court of public opinion.

Stuff it.

Your blanket “Believe Women” bloviations are moral and intellectual abominations that insult every human being of sound mind and soul.

A certain class of never Trump-harumphers are leading the charge on behalf of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s memory-addled partisan accuser Christine Blasey Ford — who cannot recall the year she was allegedly traumatized, where it happened, who threw the party that paralyzed her for nearly four decades, how many were in attendance during her claimed assault, how she got there or how she left.

No matter! Bush campaign hack-turned-ABC News analyst Matthew Dowd doesn’t need any data to analyze. “Enough with the ‘he said, she said'” storyline,” he declared this week. “If this is he said, she said, then let’s believe the she in these scenarios. She has nothing to gain, and everything to lose. For 250 years we have believed the he in these scenarios. Enough is enough.”

liarClinton/hanoi-Kerry flack Peter Daou echoed the unthinking sentiment: “To everyone on the right who says I’m being selective, I BELIEVE WOMEN whether the accused is a Republican or dummycrats-Democrat. And yes, that includes all the names you’re throwing at me. My default in these situations is to BELIEVE WOMEN.”

Ivy League poobah Simon Hedlin asserted: “Accusers go public not because of any supposed benefits but despite the immense costs.” He argued: “When somebody is credibly accused of sexual misconduct, the default should be to believe the accuser.”

That is a dumb and dangerous default. The costly toll of “believing women,” instead of believing evidence, can be seen in the hundreds and hundreds of cases recorded by the University of Michigan Law School’s National Registry of Exonerations involving innocent men falsely accused of rape and rape/murders.

One of those men whose plight I’ve reported on for CRTV and my syndicated column, former Fort Worth police officer Brian Franklin, spent 21 years in prison of a life sentence after he was convicted of sexually assaulting a 13-year-old girl in 1995 who had committed perjury on the stand. Franklin vigilantly maintained his innocence, studied law in the prison library and won a reversal of his conviction in 2016. The jury took less than two hours to acquit him. But his name is still not clear. He recently submitted a 200-page application for a pardon for innocence and cannot do what he wants to do — return to law enforcement — unless the members of the Texas board of pardons and paroles along with Texas constitutional conservatives who pay lip service to truth, justice and due process do the right thing.

In Philadelphia, Anthony Wright also served more than two decades behind bars like Franklin. He was convicted in 1993 for a brutal rape and murder of an elderly woman. It was a female prosecutor, Bridget Kirn, who “failed to alert the Court or the jury to what she personally knew was the falsity of police detectives’ testimony, or otherwise honor her ethical duty to correct it,” according to Wright’s lawyers with the Innocence Project. They have filed a lawsuit directly aimed at the prosecutor this week to hold her accountable for her criminal falsehoods.

And just this week, Oregonian Joshua Horner, serving a 50-year sentence for sexual abuse of a young girl, was exonerated after a dog that the accuser had claimed he shot dead was found alive. There had been no DNA, no corroborating witnesses and no other forensic evidence — just the word of girl whose contradictions and memory problems were explained away as “post-traumatic stress” while an innocent man nearly drowned.

The idea that all women and girls must be telling the truth at all times about sexual assault allegations because they “have nothing to gain” is perilously detached from reality. Retired NYPD special victim squad detective John Savino, forensic scientist and criminal profiler of the Forensic Criminology Institute Brent Turvey, and forensic psychologist Aurelio Coronado Mares detail the myriad “prosocial” and “antisocial” lies people tell in their textbook, “False Allegations: Investigative and Forensic Issues in Fraudulent Reports of Crime.”

“Prosocial deceptions” involve specific motives beneficial to both the deceiver and the deceived, including the incentives to “preserve the dignity of others,” to gain “financial benefit” for another; to protect a relationship; “ego-boosting or image protection of others;” and “protecting others from harm or consequence.

“Antisocial” lies involve selfish motives to “further a personal agenda at some cost to others,” including “self-deception and rationalization to protect or boost self-esteem;” “enhance status or perception in the eyes of others;” “garner sympathy;” “avoid social stigma;” “conceal inadequacy, error, and culpability;” “avoid consequence;” and for “personal and/or material gain.”

Let me repeat the themes of my work in this area for the past two years to counter the “Believe Women” baloney:

The role of the press should be verification, not validation.

Rape is a devastating crime. So is lying about it.

It’s not victim blaming to get to the bottom of the truth. It’s liar-shaming.

Don’t believe a gender. Believe evidence.


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