(National Sentinel)Â Sinister: We’re not big into conspiracy theories but sometimes the intrigue is too much and we find ourselves forced to examine the possibilities of situations that otherwise might seem too far-fetched to consider.
Regarding the allegations of sexual abuse and sexual assault against Judge Brett Kavanaugh,Â POTUS Donald Trump’s second Supreme Court nominee, there have been some whispers online and even by Rush Limbaugh during his Wednesday program that their origin may have roots in the 2012 campaign of GOP nominee Mitt Romney.
Hear us out.
You may recall that Kavanaugh’s first accuser, Christine Blasey Ford, claims that she ‘suppressed’ her memories about his alleged groping of her through her clothes at a party — somewhere, at some time — 35-plus years ago while a friend of his, Mark Judge, looked on and watched the door (Judge has denied this and Kavanaugh has denied even knowing Ford).
That is, she suppressed them untilÂ 2012, when she claims she finally went to see a counselor/therapist about the alleged incident. Notes of the alleged sessions have been provided to theÂ Washington Post but not the Senate Judiciary Committee, though she’s due to appear before the panel tomorrow.
The 2012 date is significant.
On his campaign website, according toÂ USA Today, Romney declared that he would name justices to the high court “in the mold of [the late Justice Antonin] Scalia, Chief Justice John Roberts, and Justices Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito. Romney says his judicial appointees ‘will exhibit a genuine appreciation for the text, structure, and history of our Constitution and interpret the Constitution and the laws as they are written. And his nominees will possess a demonstrated record of adherence to these core principles.'”
All of these justices are considered to be “originalists” — that is, they’re not Left-wing judicial activists like Ginsburg, Kagan, and Sotomayor who view the Constitution as “living” and ‘ever-changing,’ thus subject toÂ modern-day interpretation.
Brett Kavanaugh is a justice in the mold of these originalists. And guess what?Â Romney was said to have been considering him for the Supreme Court if he had won.
CNN reported (originally) on Sept. 30, 2012 (look at the date in the URL, not the article date):
Judge Brett Kavanaugh, U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
Born 1965. Began his job May 2006 in a court that has seen several of its former members make the jump to the Supreme Court. A former top official in the George W. Bush White House. His nomination to a federal appeals court for the D.C. circuit was held up for three years by Democrats. Senators Patrick Leahy and Richard Durbin later accused Kavanaugh of misleading the Judiciary Committee during his confirmation over whether he helped formulate policy on the detention and questioning of accused terrorists held overseas by the U.S. military. He is relatively young and considered one of the brightest conservative legal minds. He co-authored the Starr Report investigation of President Bill Clinton and clerked for Justice Anthony Kennedy and conservative appeals court Judge Alex Kozinski.
Romney was also said to have been considering Paul Clement, a former U.S. Solicitor General “consideredÂ by many as one of the best lawyers of his generation,” andÂ Judge Diane Sykes, 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, Milwaukee.
Obviously, Romney didn’t win and so he never got to name anyone to the Supreme Court.
But the fact that Ford is claiming to have waited until 2012 — and until Kavanaugh’s name was circulating as a potential SCOTUS pick — to seek therapy is suspicious, especially now that her allegations have surfacedÂ without any corroboration or substantiation.
Recall, also, that Romney — while a #NeverTrumper now — was also a very decent Mormon follower whom the Democrats painted as a callous corporate elitist who let employees die of cancer.
If, by the grace of God, POTUS Trump gets to name aÂ third SCOTUS justice, what are the odds we’re going to see a similar smear campaign?
We think the odds are very high. And we also think the Democrats have been plotting for these scenarios for quite some time.
Sure, that’s conspiratorial, but look who we’re dealing with.
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