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Brett Kavanaugh: The Political whirlwind that got us to where we are.

Full Brett Kavanaugh Timeline Since Nomination Full Brett Kavanaugh Timeline Since Allegations

How did we get here?

Last updated Sep 30th 2018

Right now the nation finds itself waiting a week before the Senate will vote on the nomination of Judge Brett Kavanaugh for the Supreme Court. In the meantime, an FBI investigation has started into several allegations against Judge Kavanaugh from his High School and College Days.

What started as a contentious hearing filled with very little reaching across the aisle descended into a sham hearing where each side was blaming and dodging in support or against Judge Kavanaugh.

Perspective

This nomination is considered an important political battle for both sides (Democratic and Republican) as we get closer to the Mid-Term elections in November.

The Democrats are fighting against Kavanaugh’s nomination because of his stance on a woman’s right to choose, regarding abortion, and his stance on the power of the executive. Democrats view Kavanaugh’s nomination as a clear sign that President Trump is preparing to talking to Robert Mueller in the Russian Probe.

The Republicans are fighting to get Judge Brett Kavanaugh pushed through the nomination process before the November election so they can have a 5-4 advantage on the Supreme Court. Republicans often fight against Roe v. Wade, the ruling that protects abortion rights, and see Judge Kavanaugh as a conservative judge that will help overturn that ruling.

So That’s where we are, but how did we get to this point?

Last updated Oct 06 2018

Well, (50-48) Kavanaugh was confirmed into the Supreme Court this week after a contiguous nomination process. There isn’t evidence to prove that he was responsible for the Sexual Assault against Prof. Ford and some say that the FBI did not speak with enough witnesses to really call their investigation “Thorough.”

Though there is not proof that Kavanaugh assaulted Ford, there seems to be evidence that he lied under oath and questions about his temperament and partisan behaviour during his testimony. Though the votes have been cast, and the investigation marked as complete it is hard to imagine that the media will stop investigating these allegations and Brett Kavanaugh in general. Moreover, the Midterms are a month away and the nation will have a chance to cast their votes, in part based on this confirmation hearing.

Full Kavanaugh Timeline (new to old)

see timeline below

 

The Brett Kavanaugh Nomination Timeline

last updated October 06, 2018

 

June 27 : Anthony Kennedy retiring from Supreme Court

July 07 : Brett Kavanaugh makes it on the Short List

July 09 : Trump taps federal appeals court Judge Brett Kavanaugh for Supreme Court

July 30 : Prof. Ford sends letter accusing Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault.

Aug 22 : Democrats call for halt of Kavanaugh nomination in light of Cohen, Manafort news

Sep 01 : Trump Administration Withholds 100K Pages Of Brett Kavanaugh’s Records

Sep 04 : Kavanaugh nomination hearings begin

Sep 12 : Letter with accusation is added to Kavanaugh background file

Sep 14 : Letter about Sexual Assault Allegations released against Brett Kavanaugh

Sep 16 : Name of Alleged Victim of Sexual Assault Released

Sep 19 : Prof. Ford ask for FBI Investigation before testimony

Sep 22 : Yarasavage texted Berchem that she had shared the photo with “Brett’s team.”

Sep 24 : 2nd Woman, Deborah Ramirez, accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

Sep 26 : 3rd Woman, Julie Swetnick, accuses Brett Kavanaugh of sexual assault

Sep 27 : Prof. Ford and Kavanaugh testify about alleged sexual assault. 

Sep 28 : Senator Flake, the swing vote, votes to pass nomination to full Senate but ask for FBI investigation.

Sep 29 : FBI investigation into allegations against Brett Kavanaugh begins.

Sep 30 : Deborah Ramirez provides names of potential witnesses to FBI

Oct 01: Text messages suggest Kavanaugh wanted to refute accuser’s claim before it became public

Oct 02 : Chad Ludington provides statement contradicting Kavanaugh’s statement about drinking during college.

Oct 04 : Senate Gets F.B.I. Inquiry on Kavanaugh

Oct 06 : Kavanaugh confirmed to the Supreme Court (50-48)

Full Brett Kavanaugh Timeline Since Nomination

Full Brett Kavanaugh Timeline Since Allegations

 

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