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September 28, 2018

If The FBI Is Investigating These Allegations, They Absolutely Must Investigate Ford's Credibility

Questions that must be asked of Ford, and her lawyers, and Democrats -- under oath.

1. Democratic staffers, particularly those of Diane Feinstein, must be asked under oath and under penalty of felony if they leaked Ford's name and/or her letter to friendlies in the media.

2. Ford must be asked, under oath, which therapist notes she gave to the Washington Post. She was asked this yesterday, but suffered one of her notorious memory lapses and said she didn't know and would have to ask her lawyers. Which she then proceeded to not ask them.

3. Obviously, any time she claims she doesn't know and that only her lawyers would know, her lawyers must be asked under oath.

Her lawyers, by the way, cannot invoke lawyer-client privilege regarding notes they gave to a third party. Information given to a third party is not a confidential lawyer-client communication and not shielded by privilege.

There is no such thing as "Lawyer-Feinstein privilege," and Ford's political operators with legal licenses should not be permitted to invent one.

4. Her therapist's notes must be taken up by the FBI. Literally nobody in America believes that Ford and her husband were at a marriage counselor about a disagreement about adding a second door to the house.

What were they really in therapy for? People have been known to lie in therapy if it's needed to keep themselves out of trouble from their spouse.

5. Why did she lie when she claimed she could not fly? Did her lawyers tell her to say that? The parties can invoke privilege here, but their invocation of privilege -- refusing to answer questions in an investigation they demanded -- should be noted and publicized.

6. Did her lawyers inform her that Republicans had offered to fly to California or did they hide that from her? Or did they just tell her to lie about it?

7. All correspondence between her lawyers and Diane Feinstein and other Democrats must be submitted to the FBI. We suspect coordination, and if there's going to be an investigation, we want it all investigated.

8. Her personal polygraphologist must explain how he conducted the test, how long he took to prep her, etc.

And who paid him. And whether or not a certain result was expected.

9. And a big one -- how many other people has Ford accused of sexual harassment or assault? Perhaps this is her first and only time. If so, that adds to her credibility.

But if she has a history of making claims -- that detracts from it.

As with the "Adding up the number of accusers" metric some idiots have adopted-- it's true, generally, the more independent accusers lodge charges at someone, the more likely they are to be guilty.

That's true -- outside a political contest, where accusers are not independent but may in fact be inter-dependent, united in a common political cause and sharing a common motivation to lie.

But just as in non-political circumstances multiple accusers claiming one man assaulted them tends to suggest they're making genuine allegations, one person making accusations against multiple alleged assailants tends to suggest that person is probably not a real victim, but a serial accuser.

If five women accuse a man: That man is probably guilty, absent strong evidence to the contrary.

If one woman accuses five different men for five different incidents: that woman is probably delusional or a fabulist, absent strong evidence to the contrary.

Note that the Democrats never claimed "And this is the first time Ford has ever made this type of accusation!"

Were that the case, I would imagine they would have shot that arrow from their quiver.

But the did not shoot that arrow from their quiver.

So I assume, tentatively, that that arrow is not in their quiver.

I would like to know if she made other allegations, who she reported them to, and what the final disposition was in any investigations into any prior allegations.

Question 10 to Round It Out: Commenters are saying: She should be made to recover/reveal her deleted/nuked social media accounts.

There was a reason her Political Operatives With Legal Licenses bleach bitted them. It's time to see what she's been saying for the past decade.

The Democrats demanded a full investigation -- it's time to have one.

Shock: Ford's Political Operators With Legal Licenses Demand that Investigation Have No Time Limit, So It Could, Get This, Run Past the Mid-Terms.

Who could have seen this Plot Twist coming?

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