Ronan Farrow: Senate Democrats 'Actively Came Looking' for New Kavanaugh Accusation
The shocking allegations made by Deborah Ramirez against Brett Kavanaugh fell apart in record time, but that hasn't stopped Democrats from seizing on these new allegations to... you guessed it, call for a delay. Recent revelations suggest this was the Democrats' plan all along — that this whole bogus story was concocted by Senate Democrats as Christine Blasey Ford's story fell apart last week.
Check out what Ronan Farrow said on Good Morning America earlier today:
STEPHANOPOULOS: Why did [Deborah Ramirez] come forward?
FARROW: She came forward because Senate Democrats came looking for this claim. She did not flag this. This came to the attention of people on the Hill independently, and it has cornered her into an awkward position. She said, point-blank, I don’t want to ruin anyone’s life, but she feels this is a serious claim. She considers her own memories credible and she felt it was important to tell her own story before others did for her.
Got that? Democrats sought her out. Democrats were obviously free to investigate, but according to Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley, Democrats withheld this info from Republicans on the Senate Judiciary Committee.
The spokesperson in a statement slammed Democrats for "withholding information" regarding the allegations.
"Yet again, Senate Democrats actively withheld information from the rest of the Committee only to drop information at politically opportune moments," the statement said, doubling down on his remarks that Democrats withheld the first allegation against Kavanaugh from Christine Blasey Ford, who went public last week.
The spokesperson said the Democrats appear to be "more interested in a political takedown" than "pursuing allegations through a bipartisan and professional" investigation.
"Of course, we will attempt to evaluate these new claims," the statement added.
So, Democrats secretly sought out this new accuser.
The Times had interviewed several dozen people over the past week in an attempt to corroborate her story, and could find no one with firsthand knowledge. Ms. Ramirez herself contacted former Yale classmates asking if they recalled the incident and told some of them that she could not be certain Mr. Kavanaugh was the one who exposed himself.
Not only did the New York Times fail to corroborate the story, but Ramirez was, at the time the story was being investigated and witnesses were being sought out, not certain Kavanaugh was the guilty party. What suddenly changed her mind? Let's go back to the New Yorker story:
After six days of carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney, Ramirez said that she felt confident enough of her recollections to say that she remembers Kavanaugh had exposed himself at a drunken dormitory party, thrust his penis in her face, and caused her to touch it without her consent as she pushed him away.
So, let's connect the dots. Senate Democrats, clearly realizing that Christine Blasey Ford's claims weren't credible, sought to find a second accuser. They found Deborah Ramirez, who wasn't sure that the incident she "remembers" actually involved Kavanaugh. After six days of "carefully assessing her memories and consulting with her attorney," she says, "Yes, it was Kavanaugh." Are you buying this?
As I previously reported, Deborah Ramirez's allegations were already weaker than Christine Blasey Ford's. These new details make it increasingly obvious that this entire thing was a set-up by Senate Democrats who knew Ford's claim wasn't holding up, especially after all of Ford's witnesses denied her claim.
Matt Margolis is the author of the book, The Scandalous Presidency of Barack Obamaand the bestselling book The Worst President in History: The Legacy of Barack Obama. You can follow Matt on Twitter @MattMargolis