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July 08, 2019

Trump Administration Held Back on Dirty on Kavanaugh Accusers Out of Decorum, Per Mollie Hemingway's New Book

Well, Mollie Hemingway and Carrie Severino of the Judicial Crisis Network.

The book, Justice on Trial: The Kavanaugh Confirmation and the Future of the Supreme Court, is released tomorrow -- I guess 12:01 am for the Kindle? It's already a #1 bestseller on many Amazon lists, including the Kindle nonfiction list.

At the height of the furor over Christine Blasey Fordís accusations against Brett Kavanaugh, the media were filled with speculation that the Supreme Court nominee might withdraw from the nomination battle.

But President Trump, and his top aides, wanted to fight back in the press and on the Hill, especially after Kavanaugh showed White House counsel Don McGahn his decades-old calendars showing he hadnít attended a party where Ford alleged the assault had taken place.
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The book describes a central conundrum for the judge and his advocates, which is that the team "understood that any criticism of Ford would be treated as a smear" and depicted as "victim shaming."

Although some of those who knew Ford shared details about her behavior in high school and college that were "dramatically at odds with her presentation in the media," the book says, the Kavanaugh team decided to focus on his record and the damage to his reputation. The book touches on some of those alleged details involving Ford.


The authors had a lot of access to the players in this drama and I understand there's a ton of original reporting here. Not just opinion and think-piecing, but reporting.

And one of these days I really need to dig into the ouvre of A.H. Lloyd. Someone on the site keeps telling me it's pretty good!


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