With Sen. Dianne Feinstein, D-Calif., suggesting Democrats might investigate Brett Kavanaugh if their party takes back the House in November, the credibility of Christine Blasey Ford’s accusation of attempted rape by the new Supreme Court justice 36 years ago remains relevant.
Ford has been unable to corroborate her story, and three people she named as witnesses, along with Kavanaugh, testified under penalty of perjury that they remember no such event. She initially claimed four boys who later became prominent in Washington, D.C., were present at the alleged attack and that it took place when she was in her late teens, when she could have driven herself home from the party. But she now contends she was 14, it was only two boys, and she doesn’t remember how she got home, which house she was in, or exactly when it happened.
Nevertheless, a cloud hangs over Kavanaugh as Democrats vow to make life miserable for him even after being confirmed to the court.
That cloud might be cleared up, however, if the man Ford named as an accomplice in the alleged assault, Mark Judge, files a defamation lawsuit against his accuser.
Judge seems to have a good case, writes Megan Fox for PJ Media, considering that the FBI found the allegations without merit and his life has been turned upside down.
Since Ford came forward in September, Judge, a cancer survivor, has lost his job providing in-home care for an elderly person along with his home and his freelance writing work.
He is raising money on crowdfunding site called Funding Morality and has received $48,549 to date.
The description at the fundraising site says:
In September 2018, Mark Judge was unwillingly thrust into the national spotlight as part of the nomination and approval process for Justice Brett Kavanaugh to the Supreme Court of the United States. At that time, Judge, a writer whose work has appeared in Christianity Today and The Stream, was a cancer survivor and was dealing with significant health issues and medical bills.
Without following constitutional standards of due process and the presumption of innocence, Judge was tried in the court of public opinion and in the secular press. As with others involved, his privacy was violated. An allegation that should have been addressed in private became a public circus, causing suffering for all parties involved.
Along with Ford, Fox suggested, Judge could also go after Michael Avenatti, the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels who brought forward the dubious claims against Kavanaugh of Julie Swetnick.
“In order to get his reputation back, Judge may have no other choice but to sue. The damage done to him by the false allegations has been severe,” Fox writes.
The text of the fundraiser also notes the “mob rule” culture that has enveloped the nation.
Democracy was forsaken in favor of mob rule. As a result of this political insanity and cultural climate, Mark Judge became collateral damage by the process : He lost his apartment, his job, and several writing contracts, leaving him with massive unpaid legal and other bills.
Fox noted that Judge is not willing to speak with any media about his plight.
Mark Judge does not wish to disparage anyone nor talk to the media about an episode that was traumatic and unfair for him and, indeed, everyone involved. Mark Judge simply wants to live a private life, take care of his weakened health, and pay his legal and personal bills. By contributing funds to help Mark Judge pay his legal defense and other obligations, you can evidence your objection to the unfair processes in which he became unwillingly embroiled and thus permit him to rebuild his life.
Last Wednesday, Feinstein, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee, said during a campaign debate that she was open to another investigation of the allegations against Kavanaugh.
Reacting to Feinstein in an interview with Fox News, Sen. Lindsey Graham, R-S.C., said voters should ask Democratic candidates if they agree, the Washington Examiner reported.
“I want every Democrat running for the Senate to answer the question: Do you agree with Dianne Feinstein that we should reopen the Kavanaugh investigation if Democrats take over?” Graham said. “If you’re running for the House as a Democrat, do you agree with the idea that the first thing you should do is impeach Kavanaugh? These answers tell you a lot about the person running.”