RUSH: All right. It is obvious to me, but I guess not a whole lot of people can say it. But this is a setup. It’s a thorough, entire setup. It’s gotta be a setup, and the Senate ought to deal with it as though it’s a setup. If she doesn’t show up, then go ahead with the vote — and now the accuser is saying she can’t show up, she won’t show up until the FBI investigates. Ladies and gentlemen, the whole business of the FBI investigating something that’s 36 years old is dubious at best.
But beyond that, accusers don’t get to set the date of investigations. Accusers don’t get to set the terms of the investigation — unless they happen to be Hillary Clinton. I mean, Hillary Clinton was able to tell Comey when she would and wouldn’t sit for an interview from which she was gonna exonerated anyway in her whole email situation. But, I mean, this is… It’s abundantly obvious what’s going on here. Let me ask you a question. Let me put it to you this way.
What would happen, let’s say — I don’t know — in the last 10 years up to last week if any woman had walked into any FBI office in the country and said the following: “Hi. I’m here to report that I was abused 35 years ago. I was — I was — I was at a party. Uh, I was 15, a little bit to drink, and a 17-year-old guy pushed me down on top of a table and laid on top of me. And then — and then and then I think — I think — a friend came in and did something and anyway they left and I was left locked in the room. And I want to you to investigate.”
Do you think if somebody shows up at an FBI office with that story, if they show up in person with that story, that the FBI is gonna give it any time whatsoever? The agents are gonna look at each other with kind of wary eyes and they’re gonna crack silent jokes to one another. I’m not kidding. You take this out of the realm of a letter to a crazed, partisan United States senator, Dianne Feinstein, and just move this into the victim walking into an FBI office, “It was 35 years, 34 years. I’m not sure where. But I know that when I was 15, I was at a party, and some guy jumped on top of me.”
So let’s say the FBI agent decides to actually take this further and in a very respectful way says, “Well, Miss, were you raped or injured?”
“Uh, no, not really.”
“Did you report this or tell anyone at the time, 36, 35 years ago?”
“What year was this, again, that this happened?”
“Uhhh, I’m not — I’m not sure. I think it was 1982.”
“Where did this happen?”
“I don’t know! I don’t know. I was so traumatized; I don’t remember any of it. I just remember some guy jumping on me and I was drunk and — and I don’t know. But I want you to investigate it.”
“Okay. Ma’am, were there any witnesses?”
“Just the one friend of his that pushed him off, and then they left before he could do anything.”
What would the FBI do with this, if that scenario happened in one of their field offices? I will tell you what they would do: Zip, zero, nada. And the reason for bringing it up this way is to try to shine some kind of a different light on this and try to put this kind of allegation in some kind of context. The president is handling this in a quite fascinating way. He’s saying, “I hope she shows up. I want to hear what she has to say. I really hope she shows up. I’m very interested in what she has to say. We all are. And if she shows up and if she’s credible, why, then we’re gonna have to do something about that.”
Meaning he might have to turn Kavanaugh loose! So Trump’s out there allowing for the possibility that the woman is telling the truth and has a credible story that would be believable. And that if it is, then he might have no choice but than to jettison Kavanaugh and look for somebody else. Now, what do you think Trump’s doing there, Dawn? (interruption) You look disappointed. You’re not…? (interruption) What do you think Trump’s doing? Well, see, this woman is saying she’s not showing up until the FBI investigates.
There’s nothing for any investigative agency to investigate! This is never gonna be anything more than “he said, she said.” That’s all it’s ever gonna be. The FBI can’t investigate. She doesn’t even remember where was it was. She doesn’t even remember to tell ’em where to go! She doesn’t even remember for sure what year it was! She doesn’t even remember how many people might have been in the room. How in the world is anybody gonna investigate this?
RUSH: There is a development here in the Kavanaugh-Blasey story, and that’s, as you know… What are we gonna call her, the accuser? Is that what? The accuser first started out saying horrible thing that happened, couldn’t remember where, not sure the year, not sure the house and so forth, can’t corroborate anything. Kavanaugh can produce 200 people testifying to his character. Three or four people that were named that don’t even remember the event happening.
This woman can’t produce any witnesses.
Kavanaugh’s got a bunch.
So the Senate said, “Okay. Well, you know what? We’ll delay our vote from thus to Monday. We’ll even delay it beyond that. We’ll schedule a hearing on Monday where the accuser can come in and Kavanaugh can come in and their lawyers can query each other in the Senate. The Senator on the committee will get into the act.” The accuser said (stammering), “Ah, ah, ah, ah, I’m not… I — I — I — I’m not coming.” She didn’t respond to the invitation to show up.
The people said, “Well, if she doesn’t show up after having been invited, then let’s go ahead and schedule the vote and do it tomorrow.” This prompted the accuser to say (paraphrased), “Whoa, whoa, whoa, whoa! No, I don’t think I’m coming until the FBI investigators. No.” I don’t care who you are, no accuser gets to determine the scope and the parameters of an investigation. The accuser doesn’t get to determine when and who investigates. In no circumstance in the country does that happen.
The accuser doesn’t get to set the details of this. But that’s what she’s doing, she and her lawyer. So now the FBI’s gotta be brought into this. They don’t want to investigate. There’s nothing to investigate! He doesn’t remember where, when, why. She doesn’t remember what year. She doesn’t remember who was there. There’s nothing for people 36 years after the fact to investigate, beyond what is already happening.
It’s always gonna come down to, he said, she said. Then the president got into a deal and said (summarized), “We really hope she shows up. We really I really want to hear what she has to say. I want to find out if she is credible. I really hope she accepts the invitation to the Senate and shows up on Monday — and if she’s incredible, why, then we’re gonna have to perhaps jettison Judge Kavanaugh; pick somebody else.”
Her lawyers say, “Nope. We’re not showing up Monday. We’re not showing up ever until the FBI investigates this.” It’s so obviously is a setup. So here is the latest development. Are you ready for this? Dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut dadelut. Senator Grassley… This is according to CNN. CNN has an anonymous source claiming that Senator Grassley is now willing to go to California to interview the accuser.
Now, does that mean the entire Senate Judiciary Committee would join Senator Grassley on the Senate charter flight to interview her where she is most comfortable? Would she accept this or would she continue to say, “I’m not doing anything until the FBI investigates”? Because it is so obvious that this is a setup. She doesn’t want to answer questions and I don’t think ever will. That isn’t the point of this.
The point of this is to delay this nomination because they really think they’re gonna win the Senate. There are polls out there that say the Senate is now in play. I think that’s one of the reasons Feinstein released this, one of the reasons she held this. Nobody knew. I will guarantee you. Well, I can’t guarantee you, but my (sigh) intelligence guided by experience, I don’t think very many people believe this babe, and I don’t even think that’s the point.
Now, don’t tell a lot of people I’m saying this ’cause it’ll get me in big trouble. But I don’t think too many people really believe her. That’s not the point. The option she provides is delay, delay, delay, delay. All her lawyer has to keep saying is, “I’m not I’m not bringing my client forward until the FBI investigates.” If the FBI investigates, she’ll say, “I think the CIA should take a look at it now!” Whatever other thing they can come up with to delay, they will.
She’s not gonna show up and answer questions, and I think that’s what the president knows. When the president says, “I really hope she accepts the invitation. I really hope she shows up. I really want to hear what she has to say — and if she’s credible, ‘Bye-bye, Brett.'” Well, you know Trump doesn’t want to jettison Kavanaugh — and don’t say this too loudly, but it’s obvious some people on our side are trying to goad the babe into showing up.
But I don’t want to say that to too many people. I could give it away. We want to continue to play the psychological game here. But I don’t think anybody believes her. I don’t think Feinstein… Feinstein even let the cat out of the bag that she can’t confirm that all of this is truthful. And then she had do damage control and walk that back. Did you hear about that? Oh. Grab audio sound bite No. 7. This is from yesterday on Capitol Hill. She really blew it on this and immediately had to start walking this back and doing damage control.
FEINSTEIN: This is a woman — and I really believe — who’s been profoundly impacted by this. Now, I can’t say everything everything’s truthful; I don’t know.
RUSH: Oh! Oh! “I can’t say everything’s truthful.” Man, you have not seen an 80-year-old woman do a 180 faster than Dianne Feinstein did yesterday except maybe Ruth “Buzzi” Ginsburg and her famous workout now that CNN televised. Man, oh, man, did that send ripples of panic through the left when Dianne Feinstein said, “I can’t say everything’s truthful.” They don’t believe her, I don’t think. If they did, they’d have brought this up.
This would have been long-ago used. But in the #MeToo movement you simply can’t say, “You know What? I don’t believe you lady. I just don’t.” Nobody in politics can say that. We on the radio can say it all day long. But they can’t, obviously. So now, now Grassley has offered to go out to California. Do you think Chuck Grassley really wants to go to California, really wants to interview this babe to find out what she says? They’re giving her every opportunity.
They’re going so far out of their way to be cooperative. Can you think of any other Senate witness where the committee chairman has offered to go to them in circumstances and settings that are amenable to whoever is being queried, interrogated, or interviewed? Ha! If this is true, she’ll find a way to turn this down. “I’ve left my home, and I can’t I can’t accept this invitation. I’m getting death threats. I’m feeling very scared! I’m feeling very frightened.
“I’m feeling very, very unsafe, and so, Senator Grassley, thank you, but I can’t even tell you where I am, in order to do the interview.” And the media will say, “Then it must have been true. You know what, the shrinks say, Rush. The shrinks say that the less you can remember about an event, the more likely it is to have happened because you’re traumatized.” Well, if that’s the case, Kavanaugh doesn’t remember any of it.
He must be really traumatized ’cause he doesn’t remember a shred of this. She remembers enough to bollix up the United States Senate Judiciary Committee confirmation process. So Grassley’s offered to go interview her. I don’t know if it’s just Grassley and his staff or if he’s gonna take the whole committee. Is Maxine Waters gonna be invited to go along? I have no idea. It’s just CNN with the story. But this woman does not want to answer questions. I think they’re making it clear they’re bending over backgrounds to let her know they want to hear her story.
“We’ll even come to you. We will bring the nation’s capital to you, Dr. Ford,” and I know what she’s gonna say. (stammering) “I can’t — I can’t — That — that… My — my — my — my — my — my location would be compromised. I’ve had to leave. I’ve had to leave my home, I’ve had to leave my family, I’ve had to leave my heart because I am under death threat. And, Senator Grassley, I don’t trust or anybody in the committee not to leak where I am to these deranged Trump voters that support you.”
RUSH: Well, it seems like it’s kind of official now. There will not be an FBI investigation of the allegations made by Christine Blasey Ford. President Trump has said, “No, no FBI,” and the GOP, of course, said, “No FBI,” and if Trump says no FBI there isn’t any, unless FBI wants to embarrass Trump. Who knows! The FBI probably isn’t gonna look at it, which is then throwing the ball back in the accuser’s court along with her lawyers because they’re saying, “We’re not gonna go forward without an FBI investigation.”
I don’t think… As I said, I don’t think the accuser wants to testify. I can believe that the accuser is nonplussed by all this. Actually, you know, I’m not even sure I believe that. I think we’re dealing with a hardened left-wing activist here, and I think they’re all loaded for bear. I think they’re prepared to do whatever. But this is obviously a stall technique. So now what will they do, if the request for an FBI investigation is being denied, then the accuser says, “Well, then I’m — I’m — I’m not gonna come forward”?
The latest is that Grassley… Supposedly, now, Grassley has offered to go out to California to interview her, which she can easily reject by saying, “No. Senator Grassley? He’s just trying to find out where I am! I’ve had to leave my home. I don’t feel safe. I’m under death threats and other threats and I’ve had to go into hiding with my family and it’s a horrible thing. And I’m not gonna tell people where I am just to go through this.”
At some point, at some point here Senator Grassley, the president, the Republicans are gonna have to decide to reschedule that vote — and I wish it were still happening tomorrow. We know the Democrats are gonna oppose, and we know they’re gonna oppose in unison. We’re talking about the Judiciary Committee vote here, not the full vote of the Senate. That’s what was scheduled to happen tomorrow.
And if this woman refuses to testify, you can’t let this woman or any other accuser who refuses to come forward and answer questions about her allegation — you can’t allow anybody like that — to shut down the, quote, unquote, government, right? We can’t have government shutdowns, and this is shutting down the United States Senate Judiciary Committee. Which is exactly the objective and the idea. So we will continue to discuss this as the program unfolds.
There’s no question here that this is a hit job. It’s a political hit job. If it looks, walks, and quacks like a duck, it’s a duck. And this is a political hit job. And if I was lying, and if I was engaged in character assassination, I wouldn’t be in a hurry to testify about it before the entire world because I would realize I don’t have to do that in order to destroy somebody. All I’ve gotta do is make the allegation and a whole political party will back me up.
All I have to do is make an allegation about the guy and a whole political party — an entire political party and most of the United States media — will back me up and I don’t ever need to testify. I just have to keep making demands that that entire political party support and the media will support. Demands I know will never be met, like the FBI investigating this. And I will succeed in destroying the character and reputation… Well, she’s not gonna destroy the character, but she’s going to destroy the reputation and the career.
She’s trying to do that, as is the entire Democrat Party. So now the ball is eventually gonna be back in the Senate’s hands. And they’re gonna have to decide if they are going to retain any shred of dignity and proceed with their own process rather than have it hijacked here by somebody who won’t even answer questions about it. I don’t care who you are, the accuser never sets terms of an interview or an investigation. The accuser doesn’t get to tell investigators who investigates.
The accuser doesn’t get to say when the investigation or any aspect of it happens. The accuser doesn’t get to do or have control over any of these things like this accuser is demanding, and it’s because everybody’s afraid of the #MeToo movement. Everybody’s afraid of the women’s vote. Another named witness at the alleged Kavanaugh party denies being there. “Patrick J. Smyth, one of the men who was allegedly at the party where Kavanaugh sexually assaulted Dr. Christine Blasey Ford in the 1980s doesn’t even remember the party and therefore denies the allegations of misconduct against Kavanaugh.
“Smythe and another man, Mark Judge — who was actually named by Dr. Ford — have both denied being at the party and have declined to come forward to the Judiciary Committee.” She has no witnesses. She just has a bunch of left-wing activitists demanding that everybody must believe her. “Former Classmate of Kavanaugh’s Denies Being at the Party and Sexual Assault Allegation.” This is just another story on Patrick Smyth, who denies being there.
Lindsey Graham, Senator Lindsey Grahamnesty, in a statement to the Washington Post, likened the way Democrats have handled this allegation to a drive-by shooting. “Senator Graham said, ‘This is a drive-by shooting. All I can say is we’re bringing this to a close. They’ve had tons of time to do this. This has been a drive-by shooting when it comes to Kavanaugh. I’ll to listen the lady, but we’re gonna bring this to a close.'”
“Drive-by” has a ring to it, doesn’t it?
Drive-By Democrat Party.
RUSH: Well, here’s another bit of thrown water thrown on the accuser. The FBI will not be investigating her claim, and now Montgomery County police say that unless a complaint is filed, they will not pursue an investigation into Christine Blasey Ford’s allegation that Brett Kavanaugh physically and sexually assaulted her at a party in Montgomery County in the early 1980s. Both were in high school. Montgomery County, at a local constabulary. They won’t investigate unless a complaint is filed.
Well, that stands to reason, and there hasn’t been a complaint filed. And what do you think the odds are that she will file a complaint? You think her lawyers will run down to courthouse and file a complaint or call the cops and file a complaint? I don’t know if you can do it after 30 years. Statute of limitations, statue of limitations, those of you in Rio Linda. I don’t know. But she didn’t file a complaint. She didn’t even remember to tell anybody about this until six years ago.