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originally posted by: Grambler
a reply to: theantediluvian
We will see
The article does not say they saw the texts, only that the woman claimed that she had been in contact with Brett
Blumenthal and Grassleys office have at least seen the info discussed in the article
Blumenthal doesn’t seem to confident this is a smoking gun and grassleys office said nothing in this in contradictory to Kavanaughs testimony
It sounds to me like another effort to delay the vote by presenting more witnesses, but I guess we will see
The texts between Berchem and Karen Yarasavage, both friends of Kavanaugh, suggest that the nominee was personally talking with former classmates about Ramirez’s story in advance of the New Yorker article that made her allegation public. In one message, Yarasavage said Kavanaugh asked her to go on the record in his defense. Two other messages show communication between Kavanaugh's team and former classmates in advance of the story.
George Hartmann, a spokesman for Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, said that “the texts from Ms. Berchem do not appear relevant or contradictory to Judge Kavanaugh’s testimony."
"This appears to be another last-ditch effort to derail the nomination with baseless innuendo by Democrats who have already decided to vote no," Hartmann said.
originally posted by: theantediluvian
a reply to: carewemust
If I were Trump, I'd cut Kavanaugh now and try to claim the moral high ground. Then I'd hurry up to the next nomination with a goal of getting him/her confirmed before the end of the year.
They do not claim to have actual texts from Kavanagh according to my reading of this
The first thing I'll say is this all needs to be substantiated but it at least looks fairly cut and dry from what's available. Berchem is the source of the texts and she was the recipient. What remains basically is for Karen Yarasavage to confirm that what she said in the texts was true.
Doesn't matter 😌
originally posted by: Sookiechacha
a reply to: Grambler
NBC claims to have them.
WASHINGTON — In the days leading up to a public allegation that Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh exposed himself to a college classmate, the judge and his team were communicating behind the scenes with friends to refute the claim, according to text messages obtained by NBC News.