“MITCH MCCONNELL JUST FILED FOR CLOTURE”
by Sharon Rondeau
On Thursday morning, members of the U.S. Senate will review copies of the report, Hannity said, in order to evaluate Kavanaugh’s fitness for the post in light of sexual-assault and misconduct accusations which arose as he was about to undergo a confirmation vote in the Senate Judiciary Committee.
On Monday, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell pledged that despite the delay in Kavanaugh’s confirmation vote in the Judiciary Committee and the brief FBI investigation ordered by President Trump last Friday, a full chamber vote will take place “this week.”
At 9:44 p.m. EDT, investigative journalist Sara A. Carter reported that her sources have told her that “they have found nothing” supporting the claims of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford and Deborah Ramirez.
Reportedly, the outrageous and shifting claims of Julie Swetnick, a client of Trump opponent Atty. Michael Avenatti, were not explored beyond asking Mark Judge, who Swetnick identified along with Kavanaugh as having participated in drugging and abusing young women in the early 1980s, if he had any knowledge of such activity.
On Tuesday night, the Judiciary Committee released a sworn statement provided by a former boyfriend of Ford’s stating that he witnessed her helping a close friend prepare to take a polygraph exam for a federal-government job. Prior to her sworn testimony to the committee last Thursday, Ford was asked if she ever assisted anyone to prepare to take a polygraph test, to which she responded, “Never.”
The former boyfriend also said, contrary to Ford’s testimony, that while together, they flew frequently by airplane and Ford demonstrated no phobia about it nor about small, enclosed spaces. Ford claimed that she harbored a lifelong fear of the latter after the alleged assault by Kavanaugh and Judge in 1982 at an unidentified location in the suburban Washington, DC area.
Carter, former U.S. Attorney Joseph DiGenova, Newt Gingrich, and Florida Attorney General Pam Bondi predicted, after Hannity asked, that Kavanaugh would at long last be confirmed by the Senate.
DiGenova observed that in his opinion, Ford is a “very troubled woman.”
At 9:52 p.m., Hannity announced that McConnell was on the Senate floor speaking about the FBI report. If McConnell files for “cloture” on debate over Kavanaugh’s nomination, a four-day period must ensue before a vote can be taken, Hannity and his guests confirmed.
At 9:55, Hannity said, “Mitch McConnell just filed for cloture.”