Good Day World!
Trump's hand-picked puppet (via the Federalist Society) for the Supreme Court has something else to worry about derailing his confirmation now.
Professor Ford's accusation of assault and attempted rape against Kavanaugh, could be the first step in what will be a process of revelations that will eventually disqualify him from being confirmed.
Back in July a group of federal court employees came forward with information about Kavanaugh's nomination. They were worried they'd face retaliation so they approached attorney Cyrus Sanai with their concerns about the nominees suitability to be a supreme court judge.
Sanai sent a letter (in July) to Senators Chuck Grassley and Diana Feinstein, the ranking members of the Senate Judiciary Committee.
In it, Sanai wrote, "There are persons who work for, or who have worked for, the federal judiciary who have important stories to tell about disgraced former Chief Judge Alex Kozinski, and his mentee, Brett Kavanaugh."
If you recall, Kozinski resigned his seat on the 9th Circuit Court after 15 women came forward with stories of his inappropriate behavior including showing them pornography without consent and touching them inappropriately.
It's becoming apparent why the Republicans were in such a hurry to confirm Kavanaugh. Grassley knew that there was possibly incriminating reports, like the one he got from Sanai in July.
The need for speed was apparent. Grassley knew he couldn't hid the reports for much longer. The truth about Kavanaugh might leak out unless he was quickly confirmed and the case closed.
Grassley didn't count on Professor Ford's story coming out before the vote, which was scheduled for this Thursday. Now that the media has broken the news about the letter Sanai sent, expect repercussions.
We know Grassley has been sitting on it, and that Feinstein obvisiously was blocked with backdoor procedures to suppress the accusations.
Just to put all of this in context, Kavanaugh denied under oath that he had any knowledge of his disgraced former mentor's sexually predatory actions.
Thus far, Grassley has gotten away with burying Sanai's letter. Now that the confirmation process has been slowed down those federal law clerks concerns should be brought forward.
It's just a matter of getting them out of Grassley's dead-letter file.
In any event, it's no secret now. Kavanaugh's biggest worry may not be Professor Ford, but getting caught committing perjury under oath. Unless, of course,Grassley covers his ass...again.
One final thought: The Kavanaugh Vote Has Officially Been Canceled
Next step: A hearing will be set up. When, and how, it will proceed are still being argued.
Time for me to walk on down the road...