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Seth Abramson's summary this morning -- copied here in full

For those who have trouble with tweets. This is important.

Seth Abramson
‏Verified account @SethAbramson
33m33 minutes ago

The damage Republicans have done to Americans' understanding of legal terms, criminal investigation, and the types of evidence deemed reliable in sex-crime cases is incalculable. Forget Kavanaugh—millions of sexual assault victims will suffer because of what Republicans did here.
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Seth Abramson
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31m31 minutes ago

2/ Susan Collins stood up and said that "corroboration" in sex-crime cases requires either eyewitnesses or a confession. She said that the suspects in a sex crime are "witnesses" who must confirm their accuser's account.

Stop and think about what that means for women in America.
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Seth Abramson
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29m29 minutes ago

3/ Collins stood up and said that certain sexual assault allegations—see Ramirez—can be ignored, presumably because they're not attempted rapes, they're "only" sexual assaults. And then she lied about the content of a sworn and corroborated affidavit (Swetnick) for partisan gain.
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Seth Abramson
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28m28 minutes ago

4/ Collins and her peers said that not only do uncharged sexual assaults from one's youth not matter—people can change—but that that same forgiveness should be extended to those who never take responsibility for their crimes and lie repeatedly under oath as an adult to hide them.
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Seth Abramson
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26m26 minutes ago

5/ The Republican Party is endangering women's lives by revamping the nation's understanding of evidence collection and even moral culpability in sexual assault and rape cases. They've mis-educated a nation on violence against women to score a cheap political win. That is *evil*.
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Seth Abramson
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6/ Swetnick's sworn affidavit—corroborated by another accuser's sworn affidavit—says Kavanaugh and Judge groped women and spiked drinks at parties where women were taken advantage of. Collins discussed that affidavit like it was *insane*—not the *known* "rape culture" in America.
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Seth Abramson
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21m21 minutes ago

7/ Collins lied about Swetnick and Accuser #4's sworn affidavits. She said that the women had accused Kavanaugh and Judge of doing what *Judge later confessed to doing* to his girlfriend—having sex with an incapacitated woman. But *neither* Swetnick *nor* Accuser #4 alleged that.
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Seth Abramson
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19m19 minutes ago

8/ There's no convention of discourse that prevents us from calling Republicans "rape enablers" in this instance—as that's literally what they did. They called sexual assault suspects mere "witnesses"; lied about sworn affidavits; lied about evidence; and demanded no contrition.
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Seth Abramson
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18m18 minutes ago

9/ Moreover, they advanced specious—and misogynistic—defenses to sexual assault, saying that sex crimes in one's youth shouldn't matter when one is an adult *even if one never takes responsibility for one's actions and one lies repeatedly under oath before Congress to hide them*.
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Seth Abramson
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16m16 minutes ago

10/ The facts here gave Republicans *every possible chance* to do the honorable thing: ask Trump to nominate another conservative—perhaps one like Gorsuch, who just *months earlier* sailed through to confirmation despite GOP claims now that the Democrats would "never" allow that.
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Seth Abramson
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14m14 minutes ago

11/ Republicans could've withheld their votes on Kavanaugh because he never acknowledged culpability for his past acts; because he perjured himself; because he demonstrated a lack of temperament; because he bared partisan ambitions and threatened Democrats. But no, *all* ignored.
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Seth Abramson
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12m12 minutes ago

12/ One reason I'm so angry is I'm in many respects a *moderate Democrat*. I *want* to believe in compromise, a strong two-party system, both sides' basic good faith. But GOP malfeasance has made it impossible to see the GOP right now as anything other than an instrument of evil.
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Seth Abramson
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9m9 minutes ago

13/ I don't know what happened. I don't think Collins is "evil," or Flake is "evil," or that most GOP senators are—but I think they allowed themselves to become agency-less instruments of men that history *will* deem evil (as we do Benedict Arnold), including Trump and McConnell.
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Seth Abramson
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6m6 minutes ago

14/ Why do we pretend history doesn't deem certain men to have perpetrated so much evil that we see them—in totality—as villains? Consider George Wallace, or Nathan Bedford Forrest, or Charles Lindbergh. Can it be doubted that Trump and McConnell are causing as much or more harm?
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Seth Abramson
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5m5 minutes ago

15/ There was a path of bipartisanship here: to have allowed Merrick Garland on the court because Obama nominated him *months* before any "Biden Rule" (not a rule, by the way) would've come into effect. Then Gorsuch could've gotten Kennedy's seat. It *didn't have to go this way*.
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Seth Abramson
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4m4 minutes ago

16/ Republican leaders declared war on our traditions and institutions—and in so doing placed themselves on the wrong side of history's "heroes-and-villains" line. This *isn't* about GOP presidents not getting conservative Justices—they *do*. This is about honoring US traditions.
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Seth Abramson
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1m1 minute ago

17/ Democrats would've—of course—allowed votes on conservative Justices nominated by a Republican president had not McConnell stolen a Supreme Court seat and then allowed Trump to nominate a man who committed crimes—*crimes*—on national television in trying to hide his past ones.
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Historian Meacham says that Collins did not describe Kavanaugh, but rather John Paul Stevens.

Meacham says she ignored the reality of Kavanaugh as he displayed himself to be.

So did Don McGahn write the defense of Kavanaugh for Collins?

Sounds like it.

Seth Abramson to the DEFEATISTS

Do you KNOW that there's news that a GOP senator will NOT be in Washington Saturday because of his daughter's wedding in Montana?

Here's what Seth says to us tonight:

Seth Abramson
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3h3 hours ago

It's not over—call your representatives and senators ASAP. Don't give up the fight until the moment the GOP puts a multiply accused (by sworn testimony) serial sexual assailant, perjurer, and self-admitted political operative on the U.S. Supreme Court for life. And not even then.
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For those who can't read Abramson's summary on twitter tonight:

Seth Abramson
‏Verified account @SethAbramson
56m56 minutes ago


Perjury ("Renate Alumnius": CONFIRMED
Perjury ("Devil's Triangle": CONFIRMED
Perjury ("boofing": CONFIRMED
Perjury ("Bart": CONFIRMED
Perjury (no blackouts): CONFIRMED
Perjury (no groping): CONFIRMED

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Seth Abramson
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19m19 minutes ago


Uncharged/investigated Kavanaugh Perjuries (minimum): SIXTEEN
Uninterviewed corroborating witnesses of accusers (minimum): THIRTY-NINE
Undecided Senators (minimum): THREE

PLEASE RT this thread. This is a miscarriage of justice that America needs to confront.
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Seth Abramson
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19m19 minutes ago


Perjury (didn't know of Ramirez allegations before September): CONFIRMED

* All three undecided Senators, as well as President Trump, have said that even one perjury would preclude Brett Kavanaugh's nomination to the Supreme Court.
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Seth Abramson
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31m31 minutes ago


Perjury (no partying with Holton-Arms girls): CONFIRMED
Perjury (didn't live near Columbia CC): CONFIRMED
Perjury (throwing up due to spicy food): CONFIRMED

* All undecided Senators/Trump have said one perjury precludes nomination.
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Seth Abramson
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37m37 minutes ago


Perjury ("no connections [at Yale]": CONFIRMED
Perjury ("4 witnesses refute [Ford]": CONFIRMED
Perjury (underage drinking): CONFIRMED
Perjury (weekday drinking): CONFIRMED
Perjury ("[no] gathering like the one describe[d]": CONFIRMED
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Seth Abramson
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46m46 minutes ago


[Check back on Saturday.]
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Seth Abramson
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48m48 minutes ago


Senator Jeff Flake (R-AZ): UNDECIDED
Senator Susan Collins (R-ME): UNDECIDED
Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-AK): UNDECIDED
Senator Jon Kyl (R-AZ): UNRECUSED*

*Kyl was Kavanaugh's "sherpa" + a paid lobbyist for the pro-Kavanaugh Judicial Crisis Network.
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Seth Abramson
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53m53 minutes ago


Ford (18 corroborating witnesses): IGNORED
Ramirez (20 corroborating witnesses): IGNORED
Swetnick (1 sworn corroborating witness): IGNORED
Accuser 4: IGNORED
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Seth Abramson
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56m56 minutes ago


Accuser #4: CORROBORATED***

* By 10 prior disclosures.
** By 2 named witnesses who have offered testimony.
*** By sworn affidavit from a corroborating witness.
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Michael Luo
‏Verified account @michaelluo
2h2 hours ago

Former Georgetown Prep classmate submitted statement to the F.B.I. that challenged, among other aspects, Kavanaugh's testimony on "Renate Alumnius." https://www.newyorker.com/news/news-desk/will-the-fbi-ignore-testimonies-from-kavanaughs-former-classmates
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CNN breaking: Mueller has radio interviews between Stone and Wikileaks "back channel"


Special counsel's office has radio interviews between Roger Stone and alleged WikiLeaks 'back channel' Credico.

Audio of radio interviews between longtime Trump ally Roger Stone and the radio host he claimed was his back channel to WikiLeaks recently came into possession of special counsel Robert Mueller's office, two sources with knowledge of the matter tell CNN.
The interviews between Stone and comedian Randy Credico took place between August 2016 and April 2017 on Credico's radio show, which aired on local New York station WBAI. Stone has claimed that Credico served as his intermediary to WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange during the 2016 presidential election. Credico has denied the claim.
The special counsel's office is currently investigating Stone's possible involvement in Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 election and questions about the nature of his supposed back channel to WikiLeaks.
CNN's KFile has obtained audio of the interviews, in which Stone and Credico repeatedly discuss WikiLeaks. In the interviews, you hear Credico ask Stone about the back channel and also cast doubt that the back channel exists.

Just now -- Trump tweet re: Kav


Wow, such enthusiasm and energy for Judge Brett Kavanaugh. Look at the Energy, look at the Polls. Something very big is happening. He is a fine man and great intellect. The country is with him all the way!
7:23 PM - 3 Oct 2018

Who is paying for these new CONFIRM KAVANAUGH ads and why is MSNBC running them?

The assertions are not truthful, according to the evidence we have seen and heard.

Who is paying for this?

Has Trump's sister, the judge, ever been investigated?

Did the father pass her over when it came to crooked financial distributions?

Is she somehow a normal, decent upstanding person?

I don't see how that could be, considering the stench that has followed Donald all his life.

Investigating her might be a way to go after Donnie. If he cares about her and what happens to her.

Rolling Stone 10/1 Kavanaugh Interview On Fox Is Now Testimony Under Oath


In the Judiciary Committee transcript, the Fox News interview is placed retroactively under oath. A staffer, whose name is redacted, asks Kavanaugh: “Everything that you said on that interview, do you — do you affirm that today? Do you adopt that as your testimony today?” Kavanaugh replies, “Yes.” The SCOTUS nominee also responds in the affirmative when the questioner asks if Kavanaugh understands that entering his answers to Fox News as testimony means that he is “subject to felony prosecution if you’re lying.”

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