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  1. BREAKING: GOP Judiciary Spokesman Resigns As Past Sexual Harassment Firing Revealed
    BREAKING: GOP Judiciary Spokesman Resigns As Past Sexual Harassment Firing Revealed

    Breaking news this morning from NBC:

    WASHINGTON — A press adviser helping lead the Senate Judiciary Committee’s response to a sexual assault allegation against Supreme Court nominee Brett Kavanaugh has stepped down amid evidence he was fired from a previous political job in part because of a sexual harassment allegation against him.

    Garrett Ventry, 29, who served as a communications aide to the committee chaired by Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, had been helping coordinate the majority party's messaging in the wake of Christine Blasey Ford’s claim that Kavanaugh sexually assaulted her 36 years ago at a high school party. In a response to NBC News, Ventry denied any past "allegations of misconduct."

    After NBC News raised questions about Ventry's employment history and the sexual assault allegation against him, Judiciary Committee Spokesman Taylor Foy replied in a statement: "While (Ventry) strongly denies allegations of wrongdoing, he decided to resign to avoid causing any distraction from the work of the committee."

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    So it sounds like Ventry joined CRC in late July as a "Senior Acct Executive" https://t.co/9bflQn3LvO

  2. Look At The Familiar Names Behind Ed Whalen's 'Evil Twin' Conspiracy Theory
    Look At The Familiar Names Behind Ed Whalen's 'Evil Twin' Conspiracy Theory

    So the outline of the conspiracy to deflect sexual assault allegations against Kavanaugh is taking shape, and the silhouette of the White House is prominent:

    This strongly suggests that the White House has been colluding with Ed Whalen on the Kavanaugh coverup since before the story even became public. https://t.co/i5iyrm6c1i

    — Derek Cressman (@DerekCressman) September 21, 2018

    "Ford alerted an associate via email that Whelan had looked at her LinkedIn page...Ford sent the email about 90 minutes after The Post shared her name with a White House spokesman and hours before her identity was revealed [publicly]"

    So he knew before or WH told him

    — Jordan Olsen (@jordan_olsen26) September 21, 2018

  3. Hoagie Chain 'Taylor Gourmet' Goes Bust After Owner Meets With Trump
    Hoagie Chain 'Taylor Gourmet' Goes Bust After Owner Meets With Trump

    Imagine the hubris it takes to open 17 sandwich shops in the DC area and then have your picture and video of you shown nationally meeting with Donald Trump. The District of Columbia gave over 90% of its vote to Hillary Clinton, and then voted with their pocketbooks by avoiding Taylor Gourmet to the point where they announced they're out of business, as of tomorrow.

    Donald Trump, the kiss of death, strikes again.

    Source: Washingtonian

    Taylor Gourmet will close all 17 of its DC-area stores after Sunday, September 23. Friday is the last day for the hoagie chain’s two Chicago stores. The closures come as Connecticut-based private equity firm KarpReilly, which infused Taylor Gourmet with a reported $5.6 million investment in 2015, pulled out of the company. Owner Casey Patten declined to comment, but a spokesperson confirmed the news. Representatives for KarpReilly were not immediately available for comment.

    Multiple sources familiar with the company tell Washingtonian that a Chapter 7 bankruptcy filing is imminent. Nothing has been filed yet, and a spokesperson declined to comment on a potential bankruptcy.

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  4. Mike's Blog Round Up

    Hackwhackers: Details are emerging on the character of Kavanaugh and Mark Judge.

    Shower Cap: A review of the week in Trumpian madness. Also, don't miss his comprehensive election guide.

    Love, Joy, Feminism: What the excuse-making for Kavanaugh says about "purity culture".

    The Rectification of Names: A look at the triviality of Dinesh D'Souza.

    Bonus link: A bit of projection here, I think.

    Blog round-up by Infidel753. To recommend a post, send link to mbru [at] crooksandliars [dot] com -- I do check it!

  5. Was Bill Shine Involved In Planting NYT’s Rosenstein Wiretap Report?
    Was Bill Shine Involved In Planting NYT’s Rosenstein Wiretap Report?

    Fasten your seatbelts: The New York Times just gave Donald Trump the get-out-of-jail-free card he’s been longing for via an anonymously sourced report that Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein once proposed to wiretap Trump in order to invoke the 25th Amendment.

    With a headline titled, “Rod Rosenstein Suggested Secretly Recording Trump and Discussed 25th Amendment,” the Times article begins:

    The deputy attorney general, Rod J. Rosenstein, suggested last year that he secretly record President Trump in the White House to expose the chaos consuming the administration, and he discussed recruiting cabinet members to invoke the 25th Amendment to remove Mr. Trump from office for being unfit.

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