I don't think Ford is lying, I think she honestly believes what she is saying.edwardmurphy wrote: ↑Fri Sep 28, 2018 2:53 pmThey could all be lying, just like Trump's 14 accusers could all be lying, but that seems unlikely to me. Ford's testimony was convincing enough that Republican Senators Flake, Murkowski, and Collins, as well as the American Bar Association and a great many others have called for an FBI investigation to be conducted before moving forward.
I don't think Kavanaugh is lying, I think he honestly believes what he is saying.
Someone is 'misremembering', and so far there is no corroboration for Ford's recollection of what happened. None of the people that Ford claims were present can remember the incident in question, even her friend.
Comparing Kavanaugh with Trump is yet another smear IMHO (especially when Trump does it).
Trump is a known liar. Trump has bragged on a hot mic about assaulting women. And Trump is a fundamentally immoral person. So I have no doubt that many of the accusations of sexual harassment and assault against Trump are true.
None of that is true for Kavanaugh. Kavanaugh is not perfect, but his behavior towards women since high school is the polar opposite of Trump's. And the behavior described by Kavanaugh's accusers is inconsistent with the behavior consistently described by those who have actually known Kavanaugh since high school.
In retrospect, I think an FBI investigation will probably provide the best opportunity for Kavanaugh to clear his name (at least for those who are actually interested in the truth). There is already enough data out there to demonstrate that Ford's uncorroborated testimony regarding Kavanaugh is inaccurate. But hopefully it will have more impact if that analysis comes from the FBI.
I think that is part of the reason Flake pushed for the investigation.
First, it will remove one talking point from the anti-Kavanaugh smear campaign.
Second it will somewhat (but not totally) diminish the tarnish that Kavanaugh's character has received as a result of the Democratic smear campaign when the FBI validates what we already know... there is absolutely no contemporary corroboration for the claims that Ford has made against Kavanaugh.
According to USA Today
"Rachel Mitchell, the Arizona prosecutor who questioned Christine Blasey Ford at Thursday's Senate Judiciary Committee, privately told GOP senators she would not prosecute Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh based on the evidence she heard, according to the Washington Post."
I am confident that the FBI will come to a similar conclusion after its investigation.