NBC News had possession of information that would have definitely helped Brett Kavanaugh during his confirmation hearing when he was facing uncorroborated allegations of sexual misconduct.
The information had to do with Julie Swetnick’s allegations against Kavanaugh. Instead of reporting the news, you know, like they are supposed to, they held on to the report until now.
You know, it sure is weird that NBC sat on this while the Kavanaugh hearings were actually underway and while Dianne Feinstein was citing Swetnick’s obvious lies as a reason to delay on Kavanaugh. https://t.co/q7EOYe7eEV pic.twitter.com/KLjVEX5lnv
— Sonny Bunch (@SonnyBunch) October 26, 2018
Swetnick made a claim that Kavanaugh was part of a gang rape in high school. This accusation fell apart during an interview with NBC.
Attorney Michael Avenatti claimed that a second accuser saw Kavanaugh “spike” the punch and he also became “overly aggressive and verbally abusive” to girls.
This woman later texted a clear denial to NBC.
The woman reportedly wrote: “It is incorrect that I saw Brett spike the punch. I didn’t see anyone spike the punch…I was very clear with Michael Avenatti from day one.”
She was then asked whether or not she witnessed Kavanaugh being abusive to women. Her response: “I would not ever allow anyone to be abusive in my presence. Male or female.”
From @tvkatesnow and @annaschecter As Chuck Grassley accuses Julie Swetnick of misleading Congress, new questions are being raised about Michael Avenatti's claims regarding Brett Kavanaugh. https://t.co/pU2WWcK94x
— NBC Investigations (@NBCInvestigates) October 25, 2018
Is anyone surprised that creepy porn lawyer Michael Avenatti tried to mislead the media?
Per the report:
“Shortly after tweeting out the woman’s allegations on Oct. 2, Avenatti confirmed to NBC News that it was the same woman interviewed by phone on Sept. 30. But when questioned on Oct. 3 about the discrepancies between what she said in the phone interview and the serious allegations in the sworn declaration, Avenatti said he was ‘disgusted’ with NBC News. At one point, in an apparent effort to thwart the reporting process, he added in the phone call, ‘How about this, on background, it’s not the same woman. What are you going to do with that?’”
Avenatti was then pressed on the woman’s denials. He defended the declaration and continued to claim it was true.
That evidence was known to NBC more than three weeks ago, right when Kavanaugh was about to receive a vote on the Senate floor, yet we’re just hearing about it now. Is there an executive over there with a “withhold evidence” button hidden under the desk? https://t.co/BYfRbLgBYs
— Sean Davis (@seanmdav) October 26, 2018
The woman doubled down on her claim that Kavanaugh was not abusive with girls and did not spike any drinks.
“I will definitely talk to you again and no longer Avenatti. I do not like that he twisted my words,” she said.
Why did NBC not report this news until the confirmation process had completely concluded? Was it because it could have helped Kavanaugh?
It sure seems like it.