report by Rachel Mitchell, the district attorney who questioned Christine Blasey Ford on behalf of the GOP during the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on Thursday, Ford has given contrasting accounts of the supposed sexual attack, including how she stepped forward with the story, when the party occurred, who existed, and information of how the attack impacted her, including her alleged worry of flying. Here’s a short take a look at all of the clashing testimonies so far.Conflicting testimonies Mitchell kept in mind in her report to all Republican senators following Thursday’s testaments that in a letter to Sen. Dianne Feinstein(D-CA ), Ford stated that the attack occurred in the “early ’80s. “According to the Sept. 16 Washington Post post that advertised her story, she said it took place when she was 15, in the summer season of 1982.
However according to therapy keeps in mind the Post pointed out from 2013, Ford stated that she was assaulted in the mid-1980s, when she remained in her “late teenagers.” In a July 6 text to the Washington Post, she likewise stated that it occurred in the mid-1980s. Additionally, in August notes prior to her polygraph test, Ford merely composed that the assault occurred in the “early 1980s,” which she deleted and changed with just “’80s” for no clear reason.In her statement, Ford narrowed the time range to the summertime of 1982. She stated she knew that it was that summer since she was driven to the celebration, and she constantly drove herself puts after she got her driver’s license, which she stated took place when she was 16.”While it is typical for victims
to be uncertain about dates, Dr. Ford stopped working to describe how she was unexpectedly able to narrow the timeframe to a particular season and particular year,” Mitchell wrote in her report. In addition, according to Mitchell, it is peculiar that Ford can not remember who drove her house from the party after the attack, which nobody has yet “come forward to identify him or herself as the driver.”
“Considered that this all took location prior to cell phones, arranging a trip house would not have been easy,” Mitchell composed. “Undoubtedly, she stated that she lacked the house after coming downstairs and did not state that she made a telephone call from your home prior to she did, or that she called anyone else afterwards.”
Other parts of Ford’s statement stay irregular, as well. In her letter to Feinstein, Ford said that there were only two boys present– Kavanaugh and his buddy, Mark Judge– in the bedroom where the attack occurred, but that her “and 4 others” were at the party. In the Post story, Ford likewise stated there were only two boys in the space when the attack happened, which four kids were at the party.But in her testimony, Ford said that 4 boys and 2 women, including her buddy Leland Ingham Keyser, existed at the event. And according to the therapist notes, there were 4 boys remained in the bed room when the attack happened.Additionally, Kavanaugh himself was not named in
her therapy notes– which Ford has provided to the Post, but refused to provide to the Senate Judiciary Committee. Her other half recalls that she discussed him for the very first time in connection with the assault in 2012, after his name was publicly discussed as a prospective Supreme Court nominee.Some other information of the supposed occasion are inconsistent, also. Mitchell kept in mind in her
report that Ford composed in her letter to Feinstein that she might hear Judge and Kavanaugh speaking downstairs after the assault, but in her statement, she said that she could not hear anybody speaking downstairs from her viewpoint inside a locked bathroom.Additionally, Jon Nolte of Breitbart raised doubts about why Ford left the party without cautioning her buddy, Leland, that there were 2 rapists in your home. Also uncertain is why Ford’s her friends didn’t follow up with her after the celebration to ask why she vanished.Dubious information There are also dubious details in Ford’s account of how she stepped forward with the story. Ford originally stated she desired to remain confidential, but as Mitchell noted, the tip-line operator at the Washington Post was the very first individual besides her other half and therapist to hear her identify Kavanaugh as the attacker.Senate Republicans gave Ford a chance to affirm independently, in your home in California, an offer that her lawyers turned down. That she chose rather to fly to Washington for a telecasted, public hearing conflicts with what she had actually stated earlier about her desire for privacy– and her fear of flying.In the days after the claims appeared, the hearing was postponed since Ford said that she was prevented by a worry of flying from taking a trip to Washington to testify prior to the Judiciary Committee. In her statement, though, she confessed to flying to around the nation and the Pacific for work and dip into least as soon as each year, sometimes more often.Ford also testified that the assault impacted her academic work in college in the four years after the attack, however stated absolutely nothing about the last 2 years of high school, which would have fallen within 4 years after the attack if it certainly happened in 1982. Ford’s testament here substantiates the timeline that the attack happened in her late teens, in the mid-1980s– however that is not her main story.All around, it appears like there might be more to Ford’s statement than the Democrats and their pals in the mainstream media want people to think. While the disparities don’t exonerate Kavanaugh, they certainly cloud Ford’s story with a fog of doubt that simply can’t be ignored.Matthew Boose Matthew Boose is a staff writer for Conservative Institute. He has a Bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University and has added to The Daily Caller and The Stony Brook Press.