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Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh visits Capitol Hill

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Pocahontas fundraises off of Kavanaugh allegations.

The Boston Herald's Tom Shattuck has the story:

Out went the fundraising email blast: “This is outrageous. Brett Kavanaugh was already disqualified to serve on the Supreme Court. But now we’re learning new information about a sexual assault allegation.”

Just as a matter of clarity, Warren had disqualified the nominee even before she knew who it was. At a protest in front of the court when President Trump named Kavanaugh, there were signs reading “Stop Hardiman,” “Stop Kethledge,” and “Stop Kavanaugh” on site, just in case.

Back to Warren’s email: “If we all get in this fight right now, from Boston and across the country – then we’ve got a fighting chance at stopping the Republicans and Kavanaugh in their tracks.”

The email links to an online petition but the predominant feature is the big red “Donate Now” button below the missive.

To callously use another person’s alleged victimization as fodder for a fundraising campaign is grotesque exploitation and only serves to diminish the seriousness of the claim — which Democrats have already shamelessly exploited as a delaying tactic by withholding it for weeks, until just days before the scheduled vote on Kavanaugh.

Good point. Oh, and Chuck Grassley shot down the FBI investigation canard, which was just one more excuse to delay the Kavanaugh confirmation.

A couple of points to make about the DOJ's response to James O'Keefe's latest sting.

The DOJ spox says she's deeply concerned about the allegations, etc. etc.

But they've known about rogue employee Allison Hrabar since at least June when she led the mob that hounded DHS Sec Kirstjen Nielsen out of a D.C. restaurant. A DOJ official said at the time that she couldn't comment on personnel issues.

A couple of months later, the Washington Times reported that Hrabar was getting off scot-free.

The socialist Justice Department employee who harassed the Homeland Security secretary at a Washington restaurant won’t be disciplined for her political tweets, a government watchdog has concluded.

Allison Hrabar’s Twitter posts complaining about deportation and detention policy aren’t political activity, the Office of Special Counsel ruled, and so they don’t break the federal Hatch Act.

Maybe they should have kept a closer eye on her since she was engaging in political activity -- apparently even using DOJ resources to target political enemies! -- while on the clock.

She and her fellow resisters at the DOJ should all be canned if they're using their positions to undermine the Trump administration. This shouldn't be that difficult.

It's a miracle!

O'Keefe gets results!