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Senator Dianne Feinstein’s brutal interrogation of Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh

Supreme Court nominee Judge Brett Kavanaugh cannot prove a negative. There is no address or identified location and Dr. Ford provides no specific date. All four witnesses identified by Ford have denied it happened. But this is being prosecuted in a kangaroo court of public opinion and Senator Dianne Feinstein is running the show.

Feinstein’s use of Ford’s impossible to prove or disprove 36-year old account of this alleged assault is reminiscent of her $50-million dollar slander of those involved in the Enhanced Interrogations Program when she attempted to destroy the careers of hundreds at the CIA. But the CIA had proof from its years of internal investigation to take apart each of the distortions and lies told by her committee staffers. And U.S. Attorneys for both Presidents Bush 43 and Obama had found no evidence of torture under U.S. law.

Nothing stands in Senator Feinstein’s way now. If she were to go full C-SPAN TV interrogator at another Senate Judiciary Committee hearing with Judge Kavanaugh testifying, this is what it would sound like:

Feinstein: Did you sexually grope and attempt to rape the then 15-year old Dr. Christine Blasey Ford?

Kavanaugh: Senator, I never …

DiFi: We have Dr. Ford’s statement and the statements of people who she told about it — it doesn’t matter if it was decades later — as well as Dr. Ford telling a therapist six years ago. America does not want a perverted rapist on the Supreme Court.

BK: Senator, all those who Dr. Ford named as being at a party …

DiFi: All those she named are probably friends of yours trying to protect you. You were likely drunk and would have raped an innocent 15-year old girl had your also drunken friends not interfered. What father or mother of an American daughter wants a perverted rapist on the Supreme Court?

BK: This isn’t justice …

DiFi: This isn’t a court of law; you have no presumption of innocence and we need not prove you guilty beyond reasonable doubt. It has been alleged that, while drunk, you attempted to rape a 15-year old girl.

In addition, there is also an only slightly less credible allegation that you displayed your penis near the face of another young girl.

And there are other allegations which, regardless of their veracity, make you unsuited for the Supreme Court.

BK: Senator …

DiFi: My time has expired. I yield back.

As has been often said, it is the debate that drags us down. Thanks to Senator Feinstein we are nearing the bottom.

CIA saved lives; Senate’s partisan enhanced interrogations report endangers Americans

It was infuriating watching outgoing Chairwoman Dianne Feinstein on the Senate floor Tuesday vividly describe, “the sound of bodies striking canopies at ground level as innocents jumped to the ground below from the World Trade Center,” and within seconds state, “In 1990, the United States Senate ratified the Conventions Against Torture.”

There was no mention by Senator Feinstein that CIA Directors under Presidents Bill Clinton, George W. Bush, and Barack Obama are all on the record stating enhanced interrogations worked.

During all her years on the Senate Intelligence Committee, Senator Feinstein never introduced legislation to ban enhanced interrogation techniques. Her report made no recommendations which is the main oversight function of the Intelligence Committee.

Successive DOJ investigations by the Bush and Obama administrations brought no charges related to the use of OLC-approved EITs. Does any rational person truly believe Attorney General Eric Holder would not have prosecuted CIA officers and contractors had he found evidence of torture?

We are still at war; Americans are getting their heads cut off by terrorists driven by the same ideology that drove 19 hijackers to slaughter 3,000 men, women, and children on 9/11.

As The Washington Free Beacon illustrates, the Islamic State immediately began using Senator Feinstein’s 5 1/2-year, American taxpayers funded handiwork to incite further atrocities and recruit to their bloody and vile jihad:

This tweet from Abu Bakr #Caliph (undoubtedly a reference to IS leader Abu Bakr al Baghdadi) urges outraged Muslims to curb-stomp their offenders: “From now on when someone accuses your Muslim brother of terrrorism, stick the #torture_report on the heel of your shoe and shove it in his mouth.”

The Twitter user Mus’ab al-Iraqi justified torture of Americans: “The #torture_report says that torture was necessary to prevent possible attacks, I hope for reciprocity and we say that torture was necessary to prevent American attacks.”

If you only read the opening letter in rebuttal to the Senate “study” by the current Director of Central Intelligence John Brennan, you will begin to know the CIA’s detention and interrogation program worked. And make no mistake about Mr. Brennan’s politics; he served as President Obama’s chief counterterrorism advisor from day one of this administration before being appointed as the DCI:

“Notwithstanding the above areas of agreement, there are several areas of disagreement as well. In particular, the Agency disagrees with the Study’s unqualified assertions that the overall detention and interrogation program did not produce unique intelligence that led terrorist plots to be disrupted, terrorists to be captured, or lives to be saved. The Study’s claims on this score are inconsistent with the factual record, and we provide detailed comments in TAB C on where and why the Study’s assertions and representations are wrong.”

In part, DCI Brennan added: “I have carefully reviewed and concur with the Agency’s comments…”

The CIA’s TAB C rebuttal ‘Information on the Courier that Led to the UBL Operation‘ and all 20 of it’s detailed debunkings are stark evidence that Senator Feinstein’s “study” is a $40 million dollar pack of deliberate distortions.

9/11 Families for a Safe and Strong America stands with those who did what was necessary to prevent further attacks. We know that the CIA saved lives.

We are saddened by the political partisanship that divides, and fear for our homeland and those that serve it abroad in harm’s way. More bitter days may lie ahead; America can and must rise together as a Nation once again.

Post updated at 11:16 a.m. December 11, 2014. The spelling of Dianne Feinstein’s first name was corrected.