AND WHERE IS THE MAINSTREAM MEDIA?
by Sharon Rondeau
The ex-boyfriend’s letter is in itself contradictory, however, as he wrote that he found Ford “truthful” and yet alleged that she charged unauthorized expenses to a credit card after their breakup and denied it. In response, he reportedly “threatened to involve fraud prevention,” after which Ford reportedly admitted she used the card.
As of press time, the letter was released more than an hour ago, and the only outlets reporting on it are Fox, The Washington Examiner, and this one.
The letter appears to have been submitted to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Statements from three people Ford claimed were at the house party where the assault occurred were required to swear “under penalty of felony” to the truthfulness of their statements.
Other parts of Ford’s testimony appear to be contradicted by property records and the use of the “second door” Ford said she insisted upon when she and her husband renovated one of their homes in 2012. According to documents located by Paul Sperry of RealClearInvestigations, the renovations were completed much earlier.
Last week, committee Democrats, along with Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, insisted on an FBI investigation into the allegations made by Ford, Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick against Kavanaugh. Chairman Charles Grassley agreed and asked President Trump to make the request of the FBI, which occurred on Friday evening.
The FBI is reportedly completing its probe, which Trump wanted done within a week, and may present its findings to the White House on Wednesday.
In response to this newest revelation, Grassley wrote to Ford’s attorneys Tuesday night to request materials they hold, including the data pertaining to Ford’s polygraph done in August, not yet turned over to the committee.
Update, 10:52 p.m. EDT: The Federalist has also published a report on the ex-boyfriend’s letter.