Last Thursday, Christine Blasey Ford recounted many details at the Senate Judiciary Hearing regarding the night Brett Kavanaugh allegedly assaulted her when they were in high school in 1982, Kavanaugh responded with anger, tears, deflection, dissembling, and blame. With conspiracy theories being tossed around that there was some sort of plotted revenge on behalf of the Clintons for losing the Presidency. This kind of scene is usually found on prime time on NBC.
At The Atlantic Festival in Washington D.C. on Tuesday, former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton laughed off the accusation before offering up sobering thoughts about Kavanaugh’s possible ascension to the Supreme Court, according to CNN.
“It was just part of the whole of his defensive and unconvincing presentation,” Clinton replied after laughing when The Atlantic’s editor-in-chief Jeffrey Goldberg asked about Kavanaugh’s blame-throwing at the Clintons.
“They give us a lot of credit. Thirty-six years ago we started this against him,” Clinton joked.
“Back at Yale,” Goldberg suggested.
“Even before. In high school, apparently,” Clinton replied.
Kavanaugh’s open remarks were certainly quite heated and a bit far-fetched. Although in the political realm we constantly find ourselves in, it would seem nothing is impossible. He is quoted as saying “A calculated and orchestrated political hit, fueled with apparent pent-up anger about President Trump and the 2016 election, fear that has been unfairly stoked about my judicial record, revenge on behalf of the Clintons and millions of dollars in money from outside left-wing opposition groups.”
While that may seem a bit far-fetched and straight out of a Hollywood screenplay, to be as fair as possible, here’s a bit interesting history for you. Considering Kavanaugh has worked with special counsel Ken Starr in the 90s on the Whitewater investigation, which as you may or may not know, led to a lengthy investigation into Billy boys relationship with then-White House intern Monica Lewinsky. Who was in charge of all that you might ask? That’s right, Mr. Bret Kavanaugh himself. If you haven’t put it all together just yet, let me make it short. Bill Clinton’s impeachment trial. Massive revenge plot? Maybe.
Four women have now accused Kavanaugh of abuse, including Ford, his Yale classmate Deborah Ramirez, and Julie Swetnick. One anonymous complaint sent to Republican Colorado Senator Cory Gardner alleges that Kavanaugh physically assaulted a woman in Washington D.C. in 1998.
“You have to ask yourself, why would anybody put themselves through this if they did not believe that they had important information to convey to the Senate?” Clinton said, according to Newsweek. “She basically said that she thought it was her civic duty. I found her willingness to say ‘I don’t remember that, but I remember this’ to be very convincing. And I felt a great swell of pride that she would be willing to put herself out there under these circumstances.”
“I want the FBI to conduct as thorough an investigation as they possibly can within whatever restraints are imposed upon them,” Clinton said of the current investigation into assault allegations.
“For anyone who believes there’s such a thing as a judicial temperament and that we want judges, particularly those on our highest court to approach issues, approach plaintiffs and defendants with a sense of fairness, then there’s a lot to be concerned about,” Clinton said.