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Thu Sep 27, 2018, 02:49 PM

Maybe dumb question here but

Was Kavanaugh allowed to watch Fords testimony? ( I'm thinking NO WAY)

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Reply Maybe dumb question here but (Original post)
bluestarone Sep 2018 OP
GemDigger Sep 2018 #1
leftieNanner Sep 2018 #2
lapfog_1 Sep 2018 #3
onenote Sep 2018 #12
The Velveteen Ocelot Sep 2018 #4
bluestarone Sep 2018 #6
questionseverything Sep 2018 #5
lame54 Sep 2018 #7
leftieNanner Sep 2018 #8
bigbrother05 Sep 2018 #9
leftieNanner Sep 2018 #10
onenote Sep 2018 #11

Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 02:50 PM

1. Yes, in the office of Mike Pence.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 02:50 PM

2. Not in person, apparently

I asked the same question. He was watching on CSPAN from Mike Pence's office.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 02:50 PM

3. Of course he was... surrounded by his legal staff

why do you think Ghastley insisted Ford goes first!

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #3)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 03:14 PM

12. again, as a matter of fundamental due process

those making accusations go first. One can't be expected to defend themselves otherwise.

I'm glad that they elected to follow some of the basic rules of due process since it undercuts claims that the hearing was unfair to Kavanaugh in some way.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 02:51 PM

4. I'm sure he was. This isn't a trial (though the GOPers were trying to make it one,

with Dr. Ford being the person on trial) so there's no requirement to sequester witnesses.

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Response to The Velveteen Ocelot (Reply #4)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 02:52 PM

6. WOW just WOW!!!!

Sounds like a very fucked up mess!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 02:51 PM

5. i am pretty sure he was watching

and probably being coached as it was going on

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 02:55 PM

7. I hope so...

I really really hope so

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 02:56 PM

8. But remember

The Dems get to ask him questions too! He can't hide behind Grassley et al.

Go to it Senators!

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Response to leftieNanner (Reply #8)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 03:06 PM

9. He'll try to filibuster to limit the number of questions

By going round & round to waste the time. One question followed by 5 minutes of explaining his virginity meant he could assault her.

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Response to bigbrother05 (Reply #9)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 03:09 PM

10. Good Point

Now I remember the BS filibuster answers he gave during his first hearing.

Let's hope the Dems cut him off and press him for a real answer.

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Response to bluestarone (Original post)

Thu Sep 27, 2018, 03:12 PM

11. Yes. And to be honest, it would have been unfair not to allow him to do so

In a criminal trial, those standing trial have a constitutional right to confront witnesses against them, even in cases involving sexual assault (although some states make an exception for children).

This isn't a criminal trial so they made the exception about his being present in the hearing room. But there was no way that he wasn't going to be allowed to hear Dr. Ford's testimony.

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