CNN made the journalistic decision to read on the air the letter from the woman accusing Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh of sexually assaulting her more than three decades ago.
CNN’s Ana Cabrera read in entirety the letter Christine Blasey Ford sent to Sen. Dianne Feinstein making the allegations against Kavanaugh, with some redacted information.
Ford went public with her identity in an interview with The Washington Post that was published Sunday, recounting what she claimed was a “stumbling drunk” Kavanaugh accosting her at a party in Maryland in the early 1980s. She detailed the event in a letter she reportedly sent to Feinstein, the ranking Democrat on the Judiciary Committee, in July.
“I am writing with information relevant in evaluating the current nominee to the Supreme Court. As a constituent, I expect that you will maintain this as confidential until we have further opportunity to speak. Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted me during high school in the early 1980’s. He conducted these acts with the assistance of Redacted,” Cabrera began as she read the letter on CNN Sunday.
The letter, as she continued reading, went on:
“Both were one to two years older than me and students at a local private school. The assault occurred in a suburban Maryland area home at a gathering that included me and four others. Kavanaugh physically pushed me into a bedroom as I was headed for a bathroom up a short stair well from the living room. They locked the door and played loud music precluding any successful attempt to yell for help.
Kavanaugh was on top of me while laughing with REDACTED, who periodically jumped onto Kavanaugh. They both laughed as Kavanaugh tried to disrobe me in their highly inebriated state. With Kavanaugh’s hand over my mouth I feared he may inadvertently kill me.”
CNN noted that the network had not actually been given the original letter.
“CNN was not provided a copy of the letter sent to Feinstein, but a source who had the letter read the contents of a redacted version to CNN,” the network explained.
Kavanaugh has “categorically and unequivocally” denied Ford’s allegations and his Georgetown Preparatory School classmate Mark Judge, who was also named in the letter, backed up the denial.
“I never saw Brett act that way,” he told The Weekly Standard.
Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Judiciary Committee, slammed Feinstein and “Democrats’ tactics and motives” in a statement on Sunday. The Committee is still set to vote on Kavanaugh’s nomination Thursday amid the accusations and revelations.
Liberals seem allergic to the idea of due process unless it benefits one of their own and sliming Kavanaugh is a new low. In allowing accusations to fly and perpetuating the talking points in order to slander President Donald Trump’s nominee, CNN just resorted to theatrics in reading Ford’s entire letter on the air.
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