Kavanaugh redux: Grassley wants DOJ to investigate Kavanaugh accuser Julie Swetnick

That’s right: Sen. Chuck Grassley, the chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee, didn’t think it was worth more than a half-assed examination into Kavanaugh’s record (and he’d have rather skipped even that), but he wants DOJ to investigate Julie Swetnick and her lawyer Michael Avenatti, to see if they have committed any crimes.

I say Grassley is attempting to use the machinery of the U.S. government as a means of harassing people he regards as his political enemies.

This is banana-republic shit.

It’s quite possible that Swetnick and Avenatti are full of shit. But the time to find that out was back when it would have made a difference, had it turned out that they weren’t. But the Judiciary Committee, while Kavanaugh’s nomination was before the Senate, chose to ignore Swetnick and the charges she made.

They could have put her under oath and had her testify under penalty of perjury - and would have had every right to throw the book at her if she had perjured herself with a Supreme Court nomination on the line.

But going after her now, after they ensured that her accusations wouldn’t matter even if they were 100% true, is just political revenge, pure and simple. It’s heads we win, tails you lose.

So fuck you, Chuck Grassley, you ancient, dried-up piece of shit.

If the FBI investigates Swetnick and finds that her allegation is credible, are they going to consider impeaching Kavanaugh? No? I didn’t think so.

Fuck that guy.


This could backfire hugely against Grassley (and Kavanaugh) if Swetnick is telling anything even close to the truth. If it went to trial, they could call all the witnesses they like, including many that Kavanaugh (and Grassley) may prefer stayed silent.

I hope it does backfire, bigly. I hope it destroys Kavanaugh and also blows up in Grassley’s face. I hope the FBI finds serious shit on both of them and packs them both off to prison. Fuck them both.

By the way, about all that perjury Kavanaugh already has on his plate…

What are you upset about?

Don’t you want all that evidence to impeach Kavanaugh?

Swetnick is batshit crazy. She has restraining orders against her and has been sued for making false claims of sexual harassment in the past. It was irresponsible for Avenatti to represent her.

The FBI should be investing Cory Booker for sodomizing that Gay guy.


Probably more of a nuisance and a fabulist than a perceived political enemy.

…Because they knew she was full of shit?

Republicans saw a polling boost when everyone was all jazzed up about the Kavanaugh fight. Now that fight is in the past, Democrats are still leading on the generic ballots and Grassley wants to remind his base that Kavanaugh was a thing. It’s like going on and on about Clinton’s emails months after she lost the election. If you don’t have policies people like, you’d better have a boogeyman they fear. Like scary liberal women attacking our sainted judges with their malicious #MeToo nonsense.

I wouldn’t be surprised if this was quietly dropped after the election since it’s likely unwinnable and its main purpose is to re-litigate the Kavanaugh fight in the final days before the election.

Bring it on, says Avenatti.

There are some good reasons to be suspicious of Swetnick’s account. I have no problem with an investigation in the abstract. It is a bit galling that they would launch this investigation but apparently have made no perjury referrals for people we suspect with much higher probability lied to them–including people like Donald Jr. and Kavanaugh himself.

If this gives more attention to Avenatti, that is bad for Democrats. He needs to go away yesterday.

It’s the way I’d bet, but like you say, “more of a nuisance.” No reason to sic the Department of Justice on a nuisance, unless they’re doing it to intimidate other people who might come forward with more legitimate and inconvenient accusations the next time they pick a tainted nominee.

Chief amongst them being so, whats he supposed to have done exactly?
ETA: In reply to Richard Parker.

Do you think it’s at all possible that Swetnick’s current “craziness” is due to previous sexual assaults? It’s not unusual for victims of sexual assault to engage in similar kinds of behavior in future relationships. So if she was gang raped as a teen, it’s possible that she continues to engage in that behavior because of that initial event. So rather than her “craziness” leading to her being into group sex as a teen, it was the gang rape as a teen which lead to her behavior we see today.

Victims of childhood sexual assault often exhibit many destructive behaviors later in life. For example, just because today someone is a mentally disturbed drug addict doesn’t mean that they were always that way. They may have been a totally normal 8 year old up until the point an adult assaulted them. You can’t just discount their story of past abuse because today they seem messed up. The abuse may have been what caused them to be messed up.

I agree with you which makes Avenatti, Feinstein, her lawyers, the Democrats , and the MSM all the more despicable.

I believe Ford and Swetnick are tragic figures that have been exploited. These two women have psychological problems and became fixated on a public figure that they have some sort of tenuous connection to. This is extremely common. I have two family members who are minor celebrities and people desperately want to connect them just because they saw them on television. Avenatti, Feinstein, her lawyers, the Democrats , and the MSM know this first hand as I’m sure they have people wanting connect with them.

…or maybe one or both of them are telling the truth about their experiences.

Did you not hear the man? He’s related to two minor celebrities!

As a Democrat, I have no problems with credible allegations being investigated regardless of the political party of the offender. The lawyer claims to have (at least some) evidence. The whole claim seems a bit outlandish to me in the abstract. Who goes up to what amounts to a stranger in a bathroom and thinks that they’ll be okay with you assaulting them? Especially a homosexual encounter. There are all kinds of ways that could go badly.

ETA: The article doesn’t specify a location, but if in NJ, there is no statute of limitations on sexual assault. He can go to the police at any time to force an investigation.

Ah, “belief”: where evidence and logic aren’t required.

Fuck your “beliefs”.

He is not a man. He is not even the re-animated corpse of a man. LAZombie is clearly a subhuman bridge dweller who is trying to pass as fact an anonymous allegation published on an alt-right site of what is unambiguously felony sexual assault and false imprisonment from only four years ago complete with purported “precise date, location, some corroborating photographic evidence and two possible hearsay witnesses that I had told my story to subsequent to the incident,” and yet has not made a criminal complaint despite the fact that the act is still likely within the the statute of limitations in any state in the nation (certainly the false imprisonment or unlawful restraint aspect, anyway) while labeling the allegations of two of Kavanaugh’s accusers–neither of whose stories has received a thorough investigation thanks to Chuck Grassley and Mitch McConnell pushing Kavanaugh’s confirmation through the Senate as fast as possible while condemning any effort to actually vet his qualifications and temperament–as “two women [who] have psychological problems and [have] became fixated on a public figure that they have some sort of tenuous connection to.”


Swetnick’s Democrat former boyfriend Dennis Ketterer wrote:

"During a conversation about our sexual preferences, things got derailed when Julie told me that she liked to have sex with more than one guy at a time. In fact sometimes with several at one time. She wanted to know if that would be ok in our relationship.

I asked her if this was just a fantasy of hers. She responded that she first tried sex with multiple guys while in high school and still liked it from time-to-time. She brought it up because she wanted to know if I would be interested in that."

So you’re really going with “Democratic operatives hypnotized these women into accusing Kavanaugh”?