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New York Times Sinks Own Story on Kavanaugh, how low will they go

Daniel Chaitin

 

[After Donald Trump’s so-called ‘collusion’ and impeachment thing lost steam the Democrats and their liberal associates have re-ignited their campaign against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh with fake, uncorroborated allegations. The New York Times went lower and printed a story that had to be ‘corrected’ the very next day. In addition the Times deliberately suppressed the fact that the new accuser was a Bill Clinton lawyer and that Kavanaugh was a lawyer assisting Ken Starr in investigating Clinton. You put two and two together.-Ed.]

More than a day after publishing a bombshell exposé detailing a new sexual misconduct allegation against Supreme Court Justice Brett Kavanaugh, the New York Times added a significant passage, along with an editor's note, that undercuts the claim.

The report published, Sept. 14 evening was adapted from an upcoming book by reporters Robin Pogrebin and Kate Kelly titled The Education of Brett Kavanaugh: An Investigation -  due out Tuesday.

The Times reporters revealed the account of one of Kavanaugh's male classmates at Yale University, Max Stier, who said he witnessed Kavanaugh make inappropriate sexual contact with a female student in the mid-1980s. Stier notified the FBI and senators about the incident. Although the FBI did not investigate the claim, two officials who communicated with Stier corroborated the story to the Times.

In the updated version of the article, the following passage was added: "The female student

An earlier version of this article, which declined to be interviewed and friends say she does not recall the episode. “was adapted from a forthcoming book, did not include one element of the book's account regarding an assertion by a Yale classmate that friends of Brett Kavanaugh pushed his penis into the hand of a female student at a drunken dorm party. The book reports that the female student declined to be interviewed and friends say that she does not recall the incident. That information has been added to the article," read the editor's note at the bottom of the story that was added Sunday evening.

After the report's publication, liberal activist organizations and some 2020 Democratic candidates called for Kavanaugh to be impeached. President Trump defended Kavanaugh in a salvo of tweets and urged him to "start suing."

Stier's account echoes that of Deborah Ramirez, who previously accused Kavanaugh of thrusting his penis into her face at a drunken dormitory party, prompting her to swat it away and accidentally touch it in the process.

As noted in the Federalist, the Times reporters also did not mention that Stier was one of the attorneys representing President Bill Clinton during the Whitewater investigation in the 1990s while Kavanaugh was part of Ken Starr's team leading the inquiry.

Kavanaugh faced other allegations of sexual misconduct, including that of Christine Blasey Ford, who last year testified during Kavanaugh's confirmation hearings that he had attempted to force himself on her at a high school party in the 1980s. Kavanaugh vehemently denied the allegations put forth by Ramirez and Ford, but did not answer questions about Stier's account.

 

9/19/19