And the Stalinist Dems, in a hearing that could have been written by Kafka himself, tried to club the best of men to death with this vicious, vile lie.
Swetnick Walks Back Allegations Against Kavanaugh in NBC Interview
By Andrew Egger, Weekly Standard:She claims to have seen Kavanaugh “around the punch.”
Last week, Brett Kavanaugh’s third accuser, Julie Swetnick, swore under penalty of perjury that Kavanaugh and his friend Mark Judge had repeatedly conspired to drug and rape girls at high school parties in the early 1980s. But in an interview with NBC aired Monday, Swetnick walked back her accusations of both the drugging and the raping, saying only that she had seen Kavanaugh near punch containers she believed to be spiked.
Swetnick’s original accusations, released last Wednesday in a sworn declaration through her attorney Michael Avenatti, contained the most breathless allegations of misconduct against Kavanaugh yet. She said that Kavanaugh had made efforts to “spike the punch at house parties I attended with drugs and grain alcohol so as to cause girls to lose their inhibitions and their ability to say ‘no’” and “cause girls to become inebriated and disoriented so they could then be ‘gang raped’ in a side room or bedroom by a ‘train’ of numerous boys.’”
On Monday, asked by NBC’s Kate Snow whether she had ever seen Kavanaugh spike a girl’s punch, Swetnick demurred: “Well I saw—I saw him giving red solo cups to quite a few girls during that time frame, and there was grain punch at those parties. … I saw him around the punch—I won’t say bowls, the punch containers. I don’t know what he did, but I saw him by them.”
Last week, Swetnick claimed she would frequently see “trains” of boys “lined up outside rooms” at parties “waiting for their ‘turn’ with a girl inside the room.’” That claim, too, contracted under the scrutiny of a face-to-face interview, with Swetnick now merely claiming he saw boys huddled by doors—but she certainly suspects they were rape trains!
“It’s just too coincidental,” she said.
Swetnick did reassert other aspects of her sworn deposition, including that Kavanaugh was a “very aggressive, very sloppy drunk” who got aggressively handsy with girls at parties. And she also repeated that she had been raped at one of these parties—but said she did not know whether Kavanaugh had been involved. That didn’t stop her from implicating him by suggestion, however.
“I cannot specifically say that he was one of the ones who assaulted me, but before this happened to me at that party, I saw Brett Kavanaugh there, I saw Mark Judge there, and they were hanging about the area where I started to feel disoriented,” Swetnick told Snow.
Kavanaugh’s Senate confirmation proceedings are briefly on hold after Republicans finally acquiesced late last week to Democratic cries for an FBI investigation into the claims of sexual assault. Avenatti has stated that the FBI has not attempted to schedule an interview with his client. According to the New York Times, the FBI is interviewing Judge about Swetnick’s claims.
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