“Impeachment derangement” by the Democrats is being exposed in all its glory again, as the push for impeachment shifts for the moment from the president and the spotlight shines on Supreme Court Associate Justice Brett Kavanaugh. The endless witch hunt continues, with the New York Times joining in the farce.
A call for his impeachment was announced by Democratic Party members Kamala Harris, Elizabeth Warren, Bernie Sanders, Beto O’Rourke, and Julian Castro on Sunday, Sept. 15. The call arose after a new, unsubstantiated and disputed claim of sexual misconduct was written up in a N.Y. Times article, which highlighted the accusation of sexual misconduct against Kavanaugh by Deborah Ramirez. The president suggested in a tweet on Sunday that Kavanaugh should begin legal proceedings and sue for defamation.
The Times piece by Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly is adapted from their not-yet-released book, and alleges a Yale classmate of Kavanaugh, Clinton-connected nonprofit CEO Max Stier, “Saw Mr. Kavanaugh with his pants down at a different drunken dorm party, where friends pushed his penis into the hand of a female student,” reports Fox News. The Times article referred to Stier as a “respected thought leader,” and failed to mention he was a former Clinton defense attorney, nor was there any mention of Stier’s legal battles with Kavanaugh during the Whitewater investigation, reported Fox News.
The article also stated Stier “notified senators and the FBI about this account, but the FBI did not investigate and Mr. Stier has declined to discuss it publicly.” The glaring omission in the article was that the authors Pogrebin and Kelly admitted in their book that the victim in question did not know about the alleged incident. “The book notes, quietly, that the woman Stier named as having been supposedly victimized by Kavanaugh and friends denies any memory of the alleged event,” observed The Federalist’s Mollie Hemingway in a tweet, “Seems, I don’t know, significant.”
The book reads: “[Tracy] Harmon, whose surname is now Harmon Joyce, has also refused to discuss the incident, though several of her friends said she does not recall it.” John McCormack, Washington correspondent for the National Review wrote on Twitter. “Omitting these facts from the @nytimes story is one of the worst cases of journalistic malpractice that I can recall.”
Carrie Severino, an attorney with the conservative Judicial Crisis Network, tweeted out the relevant page from the book, which is expected to be released soon.
Still, Democrats are forging ahead in an to attempt to remove Kavanaugh. President Trump’s advice on Twitter to Kavanaugh to sue for defamation sounds like good advice. It might be the only way to put an end to the witch hunt, and perhaps the Democrats could instead focus on their policies for the upcoming election.
Update: Late on Sunday the New York Times revised their story on Kavanaugh, only hours after the Democratic candidates had used the article as a reason to instigate impeachment proceedings against him.
The Times revision says: “Editors’ Note: An earlier version of this article, which was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book’s account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article.”