November 4, 2018
Trump was handed a second Supreme Court vacancy this year, to which he nominated Yale Law school alum, Brett Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh was subsequently bombarded with a torrent of accusations ranging from the uncorroborated to the unthinkable.
The floodgates opened with Christine Blasey Ford. Despite delivering a genuine, moving testimony of being sexually assaulted at a party nearly four decades ago, Ford was unable to recall where or when her alleged incident occurred. Moreover, Ford presented four witnesses, all of whom were unable to corroborate her account, denying having any memory of the party she described.
Next, Deborah Ramirez surfaced with new allegations. Ramirez alleged that 35 years ago, while intoxicated at a Yale party, Kavanaugh exposed himself to her. However, Ronan Farrow and Jane Mayer admitted, in their own story, that despite contacting dozens of former classmates, they were unable to find a single witness or anyone who could corroborate Ramirez’s story. On the contrary, a cadre of classmates told Ramirez they weren’t certain her described assailant was Kavanaugh at all.
The media spotlight then turned to Julie Swetnick. Swetnick alleged (in a sworn statement) that, as a college student, she routinely attended high school parties where underage girls were being serially gang-raped by Kavanaugh. After failing to corroborate any of her grave accusations, and contradicting herself in an NBC interview — where she changed her story to say she merely saw Kavanaugh present at the party but wasn’t raped — Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley referred Swetnick and her lawyer Michael Avenatti to the Justice Department for criminal investigation over false claims to Congress.
Another accuser, “Jane Doe”, who accused Kavanaugh of raping her, was discovered to be a left-wing activist, Judy Munro-Leighton. After being outed, she admitted to fabricating the accusations in efforts to derail Kavanaugh.
Kavanaugh’s nomination to the Supreme Court was also met with a degree of trepidation from conservatives. His past position on Sissel v. Department of Health and Human Services — where he conflated Obamacare penalties with taxes — made many on the right uneasy, fearing he would preside as another Kennedy rather than a Scalia.
Regardless of all this, Trump supported Kavanaugh through the entire charade, adamantly refusing to withdraw his nomination at the behest of far-left activists and the media. On October 6th, Kavanaugh took the oath office, shortly after he was successfully voted in by the Senate.