Harris: ‘Reasonable Doubt’ Does Not Apply to Kavanaugh
California Democrat Sen. Kamala Harris said in a Daily Beast interview that a 36-year-old sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh does not need to be proven beyond a reasonable doubt for him to be denied a seat on the Court.
The former California Attorney General said, “In this situation, let’s be clear about this, this is about whether or not this guy should get a promotion. That’s the inquiry. And we do not have the burden of proving this beyond a reasonable doubt.”
The article named Harris and Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) as the two set to take charge of the questioning for the Democrats because they are women and have a background of prosecuting sex crimes.
NBC Eager for Biden Presidential Run
In an interview Friday with Joe Biden and wife Jill on NBC’s Today show, co-host Craig Melvin repeatedly pushed the idea of the former Vice President running for President in 2020.
“You sound like a man who wants to run,” Melvin told Biden. “You sound like a guy who really wants to.” Later he added, “You said in 2016 that you regretted not doing it. If you don’t run this time, will you regret it?”
Melvin even pressed Jill: “Dr. Biden, let’s just say hypothetically, come January, this fellow sitting next to you, he comes to you… anyone who’s heard him recently know that he still has this fire in his belly….he says, ‘Sweetie, I think I want to be President of the United States again,’ you say what?”
Gillibrand: Allowing Kavanaugh Accuser to Testify is ‘Silencing’ Her
Democrat Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand tweeted Thursday that the accuser behind the sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh is being silenced by being required to testify before a Senate committee. She suggested that anything short of delaying Kavanaugh’s confirmation indefinitely while an FBI investigation is conducted into the 36-year-old incident is unfair to the accuser.
“Denying Dr. Ford an FBI investigation is silencing her,” Gillibrand tweeted. “Forcing her into a sham hearing is silencing her. And pushing through Brett Kavanaugh’s confirmation is silencing her.”
Haley: NYT ‘Knew the Facts’ on $50K Curtains Report, Published Anyway
U.S. Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley told Fox News Thursday that the New York Times knew the truth about the purchase of curtains in Haley’s official New York City residence and misled its readers anyway.
A Times headline strongly suggested that Haley was living a lavish lifestyle at taxpayer expense by noting that “her” curtains cost more than $50,000. Buried in the article was the crucial reveal that the curtains were purchased under the Obama administration for Haley’s predecessor, and that they will be used ultimately by her successor.
“I hadn’t even taken the job when these curtains were being picked up,” Haley said.
Lebanese Military Covering For Hezbollah
Hezbollah and Lebanon’s official military – the Lebanese Armed Forces (LAF) – are increasingly cooperating with one another, Israeli military sources say, and this relationship is helping the Iranian-backed terrorist organization run southern Lebanon.
“We actually see them working together,” an IDF official told reporters earlier this month. “We see them go the same villages together.”
This relationship helps Hezbollah get around UN Security Council Resolution 1701, which forbids it from moving armed units into south Lebanon. The Resolution does, however, permit the LAF to be in the area, enabling the Lebanese military to act as a cover for Hezbollah’s activities.
HuffPost Poll: More Men Than Women Believe Kavanaugh’s Accuser
The Huffington Post released new poll results showing that the American public doesn’t generally believe Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh’s accuser is credible. Interestingly, the poll showed that more men than women believe her.
The HuffPost/YouGov poll found that the sexual misconduct allegation against Kavanaugh has had “virtually no effect on public support for his nomination.” Despite wall-to-wall media coverage over multiple days, Fewer than a quarter of the respondents said they’re following his confirmation hearings very closely.
The responses showed that 28% of males and 25% of females believe the allegations are credible.