(National Sentinel)Â Slip-Up: As much of America watched, the first woman to accuse Judge Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault appeared before the Senate Judiciary Committee to respond, under oath, to her allegations.
After opening with a statement, Dr. Christine Blasey Ford made it clear to the panel’s Democrats that she remembers Kavanaugh and his classmate, Mark Judge, plain as day, though both have refuted they were involved in holding her down and groping her at a party 35-plus years ago in suburban Maryland.
But she appears to be less clear about how she got to the party and how she left — and with whom.
Rachel Mitchell, a special prosecutor who worksÂ as the chief of the Special Victims Division in Phoenix, was hired and brought into the hearing by the Republicans so she could question Ford and so male GOP committee members could not be characterized by Democrats and their allied media as “bullying” the witness.
AsÂ The Western Journal noted:
During the hearing, Mitchell began to ask a series of questions regarding the night of the alleged assault.
She started off by bringing out a large map with the area in which the assault allegedly happened and asked about the distances between her house and the house where the alleged assault happened. Ford described it as being about a 20-minute drive from her parentâ€™s house.
Mitchell then turned the questioning to ask about how she got to and from the gathering at the house that night.
â€œWould it be fair to say that somebody drove you somewhere either to the party or home from the party?â€ she asked.
Ford simply said, â€œCorrect.â€
This acknowledgment of being driven to the party directly contradicts what was reported in the Washington Post article that broke the story.
According to the Post,Â Ford didnâ€™t recall how the gathering came together that night. In fact, the article states that Ford had said that she didnâ€™t remember some of those â€œkey detailsâ€ about the event.
One of the key details was how she got to and from the gathering.
“She said she often spent time in the summer at the Columbia Country Club pool in Chevy Chase, where in those pre-cellphone days, teenagers learned about gatherings via word of mouth,” the paper reported.
â€œShe also doesnâ€™t recall who owned the house or how she got there,â€ according to The Post.
Now, suddenly, she does?
Ford stated clearly that she was driven to and from the party because she was just 15 years old and the legal driving age was 16.
â€œHas anyone come forward to say to you, â€˜Hey, remember? I was the one who drove you home?’â€ Mitchell asked.
“No,” Ford responded.
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